Richard Garin

Oscar “Richard” S. Garin, Jr. is the current Mayor of Miag-ao, Iloilo. He is a two-term Member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines representing the First Congressional District of Iloilo composed of seven (7) towns: Oton, Tigbauan, Tubungan, Igbaras, Miagao, San Joaquin and Guimbal, his hometown. He served for six (6) consecutive years, from June, 2013 to June, 2019.


Member of the Philippine House of Representatives 17th Congress of the Philippines from 2016 to 2019


Member of the Philippine House of Representatives 16th Congress of the Philippines from 2013 – 2016

Vice Governor

Elected Vice Governor of the Province of Iloilo in 2010 elections with a margin of about 180,000 votes.

Board Member

He returned to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan as Senior Board Member and Floor Leader in 2007.

Municipal Mayor

In 1998 he became the Municipal Mayor of Guimbal, Iloilo which he served until 2007.

Board Member

At 24 years old, he was elected in 1992 as Provincial Board Member and re elected to the same position in 1995

“Responsableng Gobyerno”, a catchword among his constituents, is in fact a declaration of his solemn desire to see government work for the people.


Community Project

Tree planting activity with the elected government officials of Tigbauan, Iloilo.

Even as a private citizen, former Congressman Richard Garin is still unrelenting in his advocacy for citizen participation not only in policy making and governance but most importantly, citizen participation in nation building, true to his advocacy that “Every private individual has his own public responsibility.”

From a Respectable Clan

Former Congressman Oscar “Richard” S. Garin, Jr. comes from a clan of public servants, who are willing to go the extra mile to help their people.

Always in Service

Former Congressman Richard Garin attending the Blessing and Inauguration of Academic Buildings of Andres Bonifacio Elementary School.

Engineer Richard S. Garin - PICE Iloilo President

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Words To Live By

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. – Pele
“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.” -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by traveling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.” -Samuel Smiles

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