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About Jose Ong Jr.

Jose Ong Jr. is a Filipino politician from the province of Northern Samar. He was the former Governor the province from 2013 to 2019. He was a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 1987 to 1992 and 2019 to 2022.

Ong is one of the principal authors of House Bill No. 5477, which later became Republic Act No. 11463, commonly referred to as the "Malasakit Centers Act". This law establishes "Malasakit Centers" with the intent to enhance accessibility and efficiency in acquiring medical and financial assistance for healthcare services, ultimately benefiting individuals in need.

During his term as governor from 2013-2019, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducted the Poverty Situation Incidence in Eastern Visayas (Full report 2018) and reports that Northern Samar recorded the biggest decline in its poverty incidence among families from 51.5% to 27.4%. Based on the same report, PSA concludes that "Significant improvements in poverty incidence among families between 2015 and 2018 were noted in Northern Samar."

In 2022, the Samar Pacific Coastal Road Project partially opened from four (4) years of construction starting in 2018[8] when Jun Ong inaugurated it as Northen Samar's governor. The Samar Pacific Coastal Road Project is an 11.6 km 2-lane road project with three (3) bridges.


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Jose Ong Jr.'s Timeline

June 19, 1948
Laoang, Northern Samar, Eastern Visayas, Philippines