TRIVIA 0040: WHO IS CARLOS JERICHO L. PETILLA?


PERSONAL AND FAMILY INFORMATION:


  • BORN ON 29 APRIL 1963 IN PALO, LEYTE.

 

  • HE COMES FROM THE LORETO-CARI-PETILLA CLAN, A WELL-ENTRENCHED POLITICAL FAMILY IN THE PROVINCE.

 

  • HE IS THE SON OF FORMER LEYTE GOV LEOPOLDO E. PETILLA AND PRESENT PALO MAYOR REMEDIOS MATIN LORETO-PETILLA, ALSO A FORMER GOVERNOR AND CONGRESSMAN OF THE 1ST DISTRICT OF LEYTE.

 

  •  HE IS MARRIED TO FRANCES ANN REGIS BASILIO OF CEBU AND THEY HAVE FIVE CHILDREN: CARLOS ANTHONY, NICOLA MARIE, JOSE LORENZO, FRANCES MIKAYLA AND DANIKA PILAR.


EDUCATION

 

  • HE SPENT HIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YEARS AT THE LEYTE NORMAL LABORATORY SCHOOL AND STUDIED HIGH SCHOOL AT THE LEYTE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT HIGH SCHOOL AND LATER AT THE ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY.

 

 


BUSINESS INTERESTS:

 

 

  • HIS BUSINESS INTERESTS INCLUDED THE INTERNATIONAL DATA CONVERSION SOLUTION INC. BASED IN MANDALUYONG CITY AND ACCUDATA, INC. BASED IN TACLOBAN CITY WHERE HE IS BOTH PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO). HE IS LIKEWISE THE PART OWNER AND CONSULTANT OF DIRECT DATA CAPTURE WITH BUSINESS OFFICES IN UNITED KINGDOM AND NEW YORK AND DATAHOLD IN LONDON, UK.

 

 POLITICS

 

  • WON AS GOVERNOR OF LEYTE IN 2004. HE IS FINISHING NOW HIS 3 TERMS AS GOVERNOR.

 

  • HIS FIRST 100 DAYS OF OFFICE SAW THE DRAFTING OF THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE LEYTE PROVINCE INVESTMENT CODE OF 2004. THE CODE AIMS TO ENCOURAGE INVESTORS TO LOCATE IN LEYTE WITH THE SALIENT FEATURE OF GETTING A 100% REAL PROPERTY TAX HOLIDAY FOR 5 YEARS.

 

  • HE  ALSO SUPPORTED THE PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC ZONE AUTHORITY IN APPROVING THE APPLICATION OF THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE TO CONVERT THE 6.9 HECTARES LOT AT BARANGAY PAWING, PALO, LEYTE, WHERE THE DEVELOPED AND READY FOR OPERATION LEYTE ACADEMIC CENTER IS LOCATED, INTO THE LEYTE INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY PARK.

 

  • PARTY AFFILIATIONS: 2004-2006: NPC; 2007-2009:  LAKAS-CMD; 2009 TO PRESENT: LAKAS-KAMPI.