Governor David C. Suarez


Honorable David Catarina Suarez was born on January 25, 1977 in Unisan Quezon to Congressman Danilo Suarez and Congresswoman Aleta Suarez. Jay-Jay, as he is fondly called, is the youngest child in a brood of five.


His primary and secondary education was reared at a Private School for Boys in Southridge, Alabang. He continued his educational pursuit and studied Liberal Arts at University of Asia and the Pacific (UA and P) with specialization in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. It was in UA and P that Jay-Jay discovered his leadership potential and later developed it.


While his contemporaries with a Manila College degree would trek the usual road towards furthering their professional career with multinational corporations, Jay-Jay took the road less travelled and opted to be a public servant. He became a Board Member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Quezon when he was voted as President of the Provincial Councilor’s League. In 2004, he became Quezon Province’s youngest elected Vice Governor. Currently, he is serving the constituents of Quezon who gave a mandate to him as the Provincial Governor.


Governor David “JayJay” Suarez’ main thrust of governance is focused on 3 major programs; health, agriculture and environment, and education. Governor Suarez is working very hard to provide Quezonians a better health service program starting off with the transformation of the Quezon Medical Center and eventually, having a well nourished populace who are able to live their lives to the fullest. Governor Suarez is also hands-on on the programs and projects which concerns agriculture and the environment. He foresees Quezon as the food basket of the region and having a self-sufficient agricultural industry without having to compromise the environment. He is also doing steps to make sure that Quezon becomes the source of globally competitive individuals in the country.


In addition, the Honorable Governor has served as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources from 2008 – 2010. He has also received awards such as DILG National Leadership Award, Outstanding Young Legislator Award, Outstanding PCL President and several others. He has attended short courses on Local Legislations and Governance at the University of the Philippines, Public Administration and Politics at the International Academy for Leadership in Gummers Bach, Germany.


Under his relentless passion to serve the Quezonian, the Provincial Government has earned numerous awards in different fields:


  • SEAL OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
  • DILG recognition for transparency, accountability, participation and performance of responsible Local Government Units

  • "BAKAS BAYANING LIKAS AWARD"
  • Awarded by National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council

  • DEPED ADOPT A SCHOOL AWARD
  • Department of Education recognition for Outstanding Education Program

  • OUTSTANDING PROVINCIAL MINING REGULATORY BOARD
  • Awarded by DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), EMB (Environmental Management Bureau) and MGB (Mines and Geosciences Bureau)

  • OUTSTANDING PROVINCIAL LIBRARY – First Place
  • Recognition from the National Library of the Philippines and NCCA (National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and PLA (Philippine Librarians’ Association Inc.)

  • GALING POOK AWARD (For 2012, validated and received 2013)
  • Award for Best Practices and Outstanding Performances of Local Government Units

  • MOST OUTSTANDING GOVERNOR IN THE PHILIPPINES, in the area of Social Welfare and Development.
  • Award given by the Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc.

  • 2 GALING POOK AWARDS (For 2013 validated and received 2014)
  • Award for Best Practices and Outstanding Performances of Local Government Units (Quezon’s 2 in 1 and Lingap sa Kalusugan sa Barangay)

  • KALASAG AWARD
  • Award given by National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

  • GREEN BANNER AWARD
  • Award given by the National Nutrition Council, Department of Health for Outstanding Comprehensive Nutrition Program

  • SALAMAT PO AWARD; PANATA AWARD; BEST PROVINCE AWARD
  • Awarded by DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) Regional Office IV-A for Outstanding Protective Programs and Social Services


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


TERTIARY : University of Asia and the Pacific - Pasig, Philippines
COURSE : Liberal Arts Major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics


SECONDARY : Southridge School for Boys - Alabang, Muntinlupa City


PRIMARY : Southridge School for Boys - Alabang, Muntinlupa City



STUDIES, TRAININGS AND SEMINARS


Forum on Federalism : Hosted and sponsored by German Government, Berlin, Germany


International Leadership Visitors Program : Hosted and sponsored by American Government, Washington DC, USA


Short course on Local Legislation : University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines


Short course on Local Governance and Public Management : University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines


Public Administration and Politics : International Academy for Leadership, Gummers Bach, Germany



SERVICE RECORDS

  • Provincial Governor
  • Office of the Governor, Quezon Province
    (July 1, 2010 – to present)

  • Provincial Vice-Governor
  • Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Quezon Province
    (2004 -2007)

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    (2008 - 2010)

  • Ex-Officio, Board Member, PCL President
  • Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Quezon Province
    (2001-2004)

  • Sangguniang Bayan Member
  • Unisan, Quezon
    (2001-2004)


PREVIOUS ACHIEVEMENTS

  • DILG NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
  • Malacañang Palace

  • OUTSTANDING YOUNG LEGISLATOR AWARD
  • National Movement of Young Legislator


Governor David Suarez is married to Congresswoman Anna Villaraza-Suarez, the ALONA Party-list Rep, and they are blessed with three lovely children: Athalia Marie, Amalia Marie and David Sebastian.



GOVERNOR DAVID C. SUAREZ