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1960-63 Governor Guadalupe Carreon Adaza, Zamboanga del Norte
arlier listed as governor of Misamis from 1937. This information does not appear to be correct.

1962-63 Governor Corazon Manzano-Espino, Nueva Vizcaya
Appointed to the post, and is a member of the Gaddang tribe and Commissioner for Region II.

1963-64 Vice-Governor Belen Farbos-Calderon, Nueva Vizcaya
1964-66 Acting Governor

1963-66 Vice-Governor Consuelo Calo, Agusan del Norte
1966-86 Governor

1964-1980 and 1987 Governor Teresa J. Dupaya, Cagayan

1964-? Governor Adela Serra-Ty, Surigao del Sur
Mother of 7, she was married to a Chinese businessman. Her decandants have held the position of governor of the province for decades. One was Felicidad Ty-Pimentel.

1971-? Governor Princess Tarhata Alonto-Lucman, Province of Lanao del Sur
A member of one of the royal families of Maranao, she fought the Martial Rule of the deposed President Marcos. Her daughter, N
ormala Lucman, later became Vice-Governor of the Province. From 2001 she has been Autonomous Regional Government in Muslim Mindanao.

1971-83 Governor Elizabeth Marcos-Keon, Ilocos Norte
Sister of President Ferdinand Marcos.

1976-88 Governor Imelda Ramauldez Marcos, Manilla
First Lady of the Republic and had a number of ministerial posts

1976-80 Governor Juanita Lumanlan Nepomuceno, Pampanga

Member of the House of Representatives in 1962-1969 and 1984-1986.

1980-85 Governor Natalia F. Dumlao, Nueva Vizcaya
Circa 1995-98 Vice-Governor

1986-87 Vice-Governor Ruth Cacpal Raña Padilla, Nueva Vizcaya
1987-88 and 2013- Governor
Through a number of years Chief political affairs officer in the Office of husband, Representative Carlos M. Padilla

1986-98 Governor Dr. Rosario P. Diaz, North Cotabato
Appointed governor in 1986 and elected 1988, 1992 and 1995.

1986-1987 Governor Josefina S. Sibala, Davao Oriental
1988-91 Vice-Governor
1991-1992 Governor
Elected as a result of the EDSA revolution. In 1991 the governor died and she took over for the remainder of the period.

1992-98 Governor Margarita (Tingting) de los Reyes  Cojuangco, Tarlac
Sister in law of the late former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino

1992- Governor Rozalinda Y. Lopez, Davao Oriental

1992-2001 and 2004-13 Governor Josephine Y. Ramirez-Sato, Occidental Mindoro (Philippines)
Her vice-governor was Anita A. Villaroza circa 1995-98.

1992-2001 Governor Priscilla Lopong Chiongbian, Sarangai

1992-98 Governor Emily R. Lopez, Guimaras

1992-1998 Vice-Governor Josefina (Josie) Mendoza. Dela Cruz, Bulacan
1998-2010 Governor

1992-2001 Vice-Governor Teresita S. Lazaro, Laguna
2001-10 Governor
First acting governor and then elected as such.

1995-98 Governor Josie C. Co, Quirino

1995-2004 and 2013- Governor Maria Angelica Rosedell M. Amante, Agusan del Norte
Daughter of the former Executive Secretary Edelmiro Amante. Her mother, Rosario, was Mayor of Cabadbaran.(b. 1970-)

1995-04 Governor Remedios (Matin) Loreto-Petilla, Leyte
Trinidad G. Apostol, Leyte was Vice-Governor 1998-2001

Circa 1995-2007 Governor Rosette Yñiguez Lerias, Southern Leyte

Circa 1995-2001 and 2004-10 Vice-Governor Eva Tomol, Southern Leyte

Circa 1995-98 Vice-Governor Anita A. Villaroza, Occidental Mindoro

Circa 1995-98 Vice-Governor Amparo M. Aspiras, La Union

Circa 1995-98 Vice-Governor Elena V. Alcantara, Batanes

1995-2010 Vice-Governor Virginia M. Getes, Agusan del Sur

Circa 1995-98 Vice-Governor Natalia F. Dumlao, Nueva Vizcaya

Circa 1995-98 Vice-Governor Roila P. Jamison, Sultan Kudarat

Circa 1995-98 Vice-Governor Regina Z. Barbers, Surigao del Norte
Candidate for Governor in 1998.

1998-2007 and 2010- Governor Carmencita O. Reyes, Marinduque
Undersecretary of Social Secretary and Development 1981-82 and later Member of the House of Representaives.(b. 1931-) [TJEK]

1998-2001 Governor Madeleine M. Ong, Northern Samar

1998-2007 Governor Imelda Quibranza Diamporo, Lano del Norte
Daughter of the late former governor of the state, Arsenio Quibranza. Her husband, Abdullah D,  is former governor of the state

1998-2001 Governor Maria Zita C. Valera, Abra

1998-2001 Governor Valentina G. Plaza, Agusan del Sur

1998-2001 Governor Ruthie de Lara Guingona, Misamis Oriental

1998-2001 Vice-Governor Imelda Arcilla Papin Carrion, Camarines Sur

1998-2001 Vice-Governor Pricilla S. Sonza, Negros Occidental

1998-2001 Vice-Governor Emiliana P. Villacarillo, Eastern Samar

1998-2001 Vice-Governor Trinidad G. Apostol, Leyte

1998-2004 Vice-Governor Paula A. Delwasen, Apayao

1998-2004 Vice-Governor Luisa L. Cuaresma, Nueva Vizcaya
2004- Governor

1998-2001 Vice-Governor Cheryl P. Deloso, Zambales

1998-2001 Vice-Governor Bonnie C. Abdulaziz Balamo, Basilan

2000-04 Vice-Governor Edna David, Pampanga

2001-04 Vice-Governor Jean O Rodriguez, Aklan

2001-07 Governor Maria Elena Palma Gil, Davao Oriental
Lost her bid for reelection to her cousin, Corazon Nunez-Malanyaon

2001-10 Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes, Cotabato

2001-10 Governor Salvacion (Sally) Perez-Zaldivar, Antique
Former Undersecretary of the Presidency for Liaison with the Senate

2001-04 Governor Clothilde Salazar, Eastern Samar

2001-10 Governor Milagros T. Tan, Western Samar
Her successor is her daughter Sharee Ann T. Tan.

2001- Governor Aurora E. Cerilles, Zamboanga del Sur
Reelected 2004.

2001-04 Governor Ramoncita P. Ong, Aurora

2001-04 and 2013- Governor Rebecca A. Yñares, Rizal

2001- Vice-Governor Anabelle C. Tangson, Aurora

2001-04 Vice-Governor Jovita C. Rodriguez, Rizal

2001-04 Vice-Governor Edna Cuyopan Tabanada, Benquet

2001- Vice-Governor Dominga Bella G. Takinan, Ifugao

2001-2007 Vice-Governor Dominga Bella G. Takinan, Ifugao

2001-04 Vice-Governor Thelma Z. Almario, Davao Oriental
Ran for the office of governor in 2004.

2004-10 Governor Maria Gracia Cielo Padaca, Isabela
Known as Edna Pacada, she defeated the incumbent governor and thereby toppled the Dy-dynasty which had held power in the province for more than 30 years. She is a former tv-personality (b. 1964-).

2004-13 Governor Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, Aurora

2004-12 Governor Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia, Cebu

2004- Vice-Governor Nur Anna Sahidullah, Sulu

2004-10 Vice-Governor Bridget Chiongbian-Huang, Sarangani

2004-13 Vice-Governor Irma U. Ali, Lanao del Norte

2004-07 Vice-Governor  Mimietta Bagulaya, Leyte
2013- Governor

2007-10 Governor Geraldine Ecleo Villaroman, Dinagat Island
2010-13 Vice-Governor

2007-10 Governor Floydelia Diasen, Kalinga

2007- Governor Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos, Batangas
Actor and Mayor of Lipa City. (b. 1953-)

2007-10 Governor Sally Ante Lee, Sorsogon
Wife of former Governor Raul R. Lee and mayoress of Sorsogon City since 2000.

2007- Governor Corazon T. Nunez-Malanyaon, Davao Oriental
A former Member of Congress, she won over her cousin, Governor Maria Elena T. Palma Gil. (b. 1949-)

2007-10 Governor Maria Valentina Plaza Cornelio, Agusan del Sur
Daughter of former Governor Valentina G. Plaza.

2007-10 Governor Elisa Olga Kho, Masbate
Wife of former Governor Antonio “Tony” Kho.

2007- Governor Jum Jainuddin-Akbar, Basilan
Her husband,
Wahab Akbar, had been Governor 1998-2007 and was elected to the House of Represenatives. His other wife, Cherry was elected Mayor of Isabela Citay and another wife, Nur-In, run as candidate for Mayor of Lamitan City.

2007-10 Vice-Governor Ma. Estela Felipa Aceron, Oriental Mindoro

2007- Vice-Governor Gabrielle V. Calizo, Aklan

2007-10 Vice-Governor Marlyn Primicias-Agabas, Pangasinan

2007-10 Vice-Governor  Pasencia S. Bacani, Quirino

2007-10 Vice-Governor  Anne Marie C. Gordon, Zambales

2007-10 Vice-Governor  Alice Fetalvero, Romblon

2007-10 Vice-Governor  Lucila C. Curso, Biliran

2007- Vice-Governor  Ruby Sahali Tan, Tawi-Tawi

2007-10 Vice-governor Nora D. Dinamling, Ifugao

2007- Vice Governor Marinela Gabrielle Venus “Billie” Calizo-Quimpo, Aklan

2009-10 Acting Governor Bai Nariman Ina Abdullah Ambolodto, Maguindanao (Philippines)
Former former Vice Mayor of Northern Kabuntalan, Provincial Assembly Member from 2007 and Vice Governor and was appointed Acting Governor by the Governor of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao after her predessor was implicated inmplicated in the Ampatuan town massacre

2010- Governor Lilia Pineda, Pampanga

2010- Governor Imee Marcos, Ilocos Norte
Her candidate for Vice Governor, Yvonne B. Ranada, was not elected.

2010- Governor Sharee Ann T. Tan, Western Samar
Her precedessor was her mother.

2010- Governor Herminia D. Ramiro, Misamis Occidental

2010- Governor Emmylou 'Lala' J. Taliño-Mendoza, Cotabato (Northern Cotabato)

2010- Governor Glenda B. Ecleo, Dinagat Islands
Her precedessor was her daughter. She is also her Vice-governor.

2010- Governor Lilia Pineda, Pampanga

2010- Governor Rizalina S. Lanete, Masbate
The two other candidates were incumbent Governor Elisa Olga Kho and Judith
A. Espinosa.

2010- Governor Sol Forcadilla Matugas, Surigao del Norte

2010- Vice Governor May G. Calaunan, Quirino

2010- Vice Governor Pearl Angelie Erguiza-Pacada, Tarlac

2010- Vice Governor Clara E. Reyes, Palawan

2010- Vice Governor Rosie A. Dimamay, Antique

2010- Vice Governor Concepcion O. Lim, Bohol

2010-13 Vice Governor Rosie A. Dimamay, Antique

2011- Vice Governor Agnes Almendras-Magpale, Cebu
2012-13 Acting Governor

2013- Governor Araceli Bernardino Wong, Catanduanes

2013- Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao, Sarangani

2013- Vice Governor Rosario Bersamin

2013- Vice Governor Aurora Virginia Almonte, Misamis Occidental

2013- Vice Governor Maria Cristina Navarro Atay, Lanao del Norte

2013- Vice Governor Aileen Condevillamar Almendras, Davao del Sur

2013- Vice Governor Rhodora "Dodod" Cadiao, Antiqua

Last update 01.01.13