2. Gabriel Bordado
• Gabriel Hidalgo Bordado Jr., also known as Gabby Bordado
Jr. (born February 15, 1955), is a Philippine politician and writer.
• Rep. Gabby Bordado Jr. was born in Calabanga, Camarines Sur.
He studied at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños and
Diliman and took non-degree short courses at the National
University of Singapore.
• Rep. Bordado Jr. is married to Georgina (née Junsay) Bordado, the
first female president of the Central Bicol State University of
Agriculture (CBSUA). They have three children.
• Rep. Gabby Bordado Jr. has a prolific career in the public sector.
He was first appointed as the Acting City Administrator of Naga City
in 1993 before serving the city as a councilor from 1995 to 2004
and 2013-2016 (when he pulled out from the congressional race to
give way to former Vice President Atty. Maria Leonor "Leni" Gerona
5. • He then became the Vice Mayor of Naga City for three consecutive
terms (2004-2013). And in 2016, Rep. Bordado Jr. was elected as
the representative of the 3rd district of Camarines Sur, composed
of the City of Naga and the municipalities of Bombon, Calabanga,
Camaligan, Canaman, Magarao, Ocampo, and the capital town of
Pili. He is currently on his third and last term as a district
6. • In his tenure as the representative of the third district of Camarines Sur, Rep.
Bordado Jr. authored and co-authored numerous bills of national and local
importance. He was among the principal authors of the Pantawid Pamilyang
Pilipino (4Ps) Act. Other notable bills include RA 10931, The Universal Access to
Quality Tertiary Education Act; RA 10968, Philippine Qualifications Framework
Act; RA 11035, National School Feeding Program for Public Kindergarten and
Elementary Pupils; RA Philippine Food Technology Act; RA 6452,
Comprehensive Mental Act; RA 5792, Protected Areas System Act; RA 5670,
Free Irrigation Act; and RA 11054, Bangsamoro Organic Law. Among these bills,
he considers Republic Act No. 11478 which seeks to modernize the Bicol Medical
Center in Naga City by increasing the bed capacity from 500 to one thousand
(1,000) beds as well as upgrading its service facilities and professional health
care services as his legacy.
7. • During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Bordado Jr. continued responding
and addressing his constituents' concerns through different programs,
such as additional Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating
Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) allocations, that aimed to
alleviate unemployment in the district, as well as more livelihood
programs through the establishment of community-organized
cooperatives. He also pioneered the Bayanihan E-ataman in his district,
which is the local counterpart of former Vice President Leni Robredo’s
Bayanihan E-konsulta program that assisted COVID-19 patients and their
8. • Rep. Bordado Jr., who has been twice elected as an assistant
minority leader (18th and 19th Congress), continues to be a notable
public servant. In 2020, he received the Distinguished Alumnus
Award for Good Governance and Public Service from the UP
College of Public Affairs and Development Alumni Association.
9. • Before he became a congressman, Rep. Bordado Jr. occasionally
wrote articles and poems for national newspapers and magazines.
A number of his poems had been anthologized in two books
published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. And
in 2014, he published his first book under the Ateneo De Naga
Press, an anthology entitled “Tilling Fields”.