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• A Christian and a public servant;
• Registered and practicing CIVIL and GEODETIC ENGINEER;
• A former Student and Youth Leader;
• Born July 16, 1961, at Poblacion, Umingan, Pangasinan to Profetico A. Tumbocon of Makato, Aklan, a retired member of the Philippine Army (PA), and Socorro C. Palada of Umingan, Pangasinan, a retired public elementary school master teacher;
• Married to Camila Gallardo Manipon of Brgy. Caurdanetaan, Umingan, Pangasinan; blessed with five (5) children: Edgar Rafael, married to Jelly Sanchez Indon, who is the proud mother of Edelle Camry, is a graduate of Saint Louis University, and now a registered nurse; Elaine, student of SLU; Raisa, a student of CLSU Science High School; Excelon, a pupil studying at Bett Bien Montessori;and Rona Marie, who is now an angel;
• A brother to Edwin, also a Civil Engineer residing in Kalibo, Aklan with wife Exmela and son Ian Mark; and Elva, Assistant Municipal Treasurer of LGU-Umingan, residing at Poblacion with husband Raffy and daughter Elyssa.

• Finished elementary education at Umingan Central Elem. School (UCES), Umingan, Pangasinan (1973), consistent Honor Pupil;
• Completed secondary education at Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS), Umingan, Pangasinan (1977), consistent Honor Student and Religion Awardee;
• Worked his way thru college and took Civil Engineering course at Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF) now University of Cordilleras Baguio City (1984)
- Dean’s Lister, College of Engineering
- Study Grantee under P.D. 937 SNPL
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Passed the following examinations:
- Sub-Professional Civil Service Examination
- Professional Civil Service Examination
- Junior Geodetic Engineering Board Examinations
- Civil Engineering Board Examinations
• Granted automatic registration and license as Geodetic Engineer under R.A. 9200.

• Student Rep – BCF Student Council (1981-83)
• BCF Rep – Various student congresses, seminars and youth fora (1980-84)
• President – Association of Civil Engineering Students (ACES), BCF (1982-83)
• Member – Kabataang Barangay
• Regional Board Member – Philippine Association of Youth Leaders, Inc. (1981-83)
• Founding Member – Samahan ng Pinunong Kabataan ng Pilipinas (1983)

• Active practitioner in both fields of engineering
• A licensed builder of horizontal and vertical structures
• An advocate in bringing reforms in the civil engineering and geodetic engineering professions
• As president of AJGEP, fought against the abolition of Jr. Geodetic Engineering profession as provided for in R.A. 8560. Instead, he led the association members that work for and push thru an Amendment Bill on R.A. 8560 in the House of Representatives, Senate and in Malacañang upgrading all incumbent and PRC-registered Junior Geodetic Engineers, numbering over 5,700, to Professional Geodetic Engineers without the need of studying further the BS curriculum and taking the GE examinations. The law is now signed by Her Excellency Gloria M. Arroyo as R.A. 9200.

• Tax and Land Use Mapper, Bureau of Lands (1984-85)
• Elected Municipal Councilor of Umingan for two (2) consecutive terms, 1992-95 and 1995-98, under the Lakas-NUCD political party
• Chairman of the Public Works and Housing and Land Use Committees in the Sangguniang Bayan that formulated long term policies and master plans on road networks, land utilization and agricultural infra support system
• Elected Vice Mayor of Umingan in 1998 under the Lakas-NUCD political party and served as Presiding Officer of the Sangguniang Bayan of Umingan, complementing a genuine work with local officials for the unparalleled growth and progress of the town
• Ran unopposed as Vice Mayor in 2001 elections, jointly adopted by the Lakas-NUCD and Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) political parties
• Ran unopposed for the second time as Vice Mayor of the Umingan town in the 2004 elections, again adopted by NPC and the Lakas-CMD parties
• Elected Mayor (under NPC-Biskeg) of Umingan for 2007-2010

• Life Member – Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Inc. (PICE)
• Member – Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (GEP)
• Member – Society of Filipino Geodetic Engineers, Inc. (SFGE)
• Jr. GE Rep – Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. Regional Board,Region I (GEP-1), 1992, 1995, 1998
• Member – Phil. Councilors League (PCL), 1992-1998
• Member – National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL), 1995- 1998
• Member – Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP), 1998 -2007
• President – Assn. of Junior Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (AJGEP), Aug. 2001 to December 2003
• Chairman – National Board of AJGEP, January 2004 to present

• Leadership Award – by the Umingan Federation of Kabataang Barangay Umingan,Pangasinan, (Dec. 1985)
• Model Family Award – by the Annual Population Awards, Province of Pangasinan (Nov. 2000)
• Outstanding Alumnus – Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF), now University of Cordilleras (UC), Baguio City (May 2003)


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