HON. RODOLFO G. VALENCIA
Chairman, Filipiniana Calapan Resort Hotel

Nobody knows Mindoro better than a Mindoreno himself.

Capitalizing on his home province's natural gifts and growing commercial and industrial appeal, Congressman Rodolfo G. Valencia (RGV) of Oriental Mindoro aggressively steers the tourism and business potentials of Filipiniana Calapan Resort Hotel. As chairman of this 4-star de-luxe hotel, RGV taps into the reserves of nature, health and wellness among others, to meet customer demands amid today's fast-paced, technology-driven lifestyle.

A realtor before entering the political arena, RGV started selling real estate at age 16. From this launching pad, his career took off in spectacular fashion, culminating in a TOYM award for the field of human settlements in 1983.

Then politics beckoned. He gained a seat in Congress in 1987, became Governor for nine years, went on a brief hiatus from politics, then returned to the House of Congress to once again serve his beloved island province.

 
  • Congressman, 1st District, Oriental Mindoro
    2004-2007
  • Governor, Oriental Mindoro (three terms)
    1992-2001
  • Congressman (1st District, Oriental Mindoro)
    1988-1992
  • Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines
    Awardee in the field of Human Settlements

    1983
  • Chairman, Task Force in Housing Federation of Regional
    Development Council (FRDC)

    2000
  • Chairman, Southern Tagalog Tourism Council (STTC)
    1998-2001
  • Chairman, Region IV League of Governors
    1995
  • Chairman, Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (MIMAROPA)
    1997-2001
 

His political accomplishments are likewise exceptional: He has successfully initiated projects to uplift the lives of his fellow Mindorenos, notably in the aspects of peace and order, transportation, tourism, agriculture, energy and of course housing. His accomplishments gained for him countless awards and recognition, including his being named as Most Outstanding Governor by former Presidents Fidel V. Ramos and Joseph E. Estrada for his good governance.

Now, RGV ably straddles the fields of politics and real estate as he sets his sights on viable aspects of development such as tourism to further boost
Oriental Mindoro's economy and elevate the quality of life of Filipinos. As he utilizes these tools, he likewise contributes to the country's tourism program, leisure and property market with notable projects like the Filipiniana Calapan Resort Complex.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Chairman / Director

  • RGV Development Corporation
  • RGV Real Estate Center, Inc.
  • Filipiniana Resorts Development Corporation
  • Filipiniana Tagaytay Properties, Inc.
  • Citystate Realty Development Corporation
  • Mindoro Kabuhayan Foundation, Inc.
  • Pamahay Development Corporation
  • Naujan Resource Development Corporation
  • Jabel Realty Development Corporation
  • Sphere Oriental Development Corporation
  • Oriental Mindoro Investment Summit (Orminvest)
  • Mindoro Prime Properties Corporation
  • Beach and Lakeshore Properties Corporation

Affiliations

  • Philippine Council for Planning and Housing (PCPH)
  • Philippine Association of Realtors Board (PAREB)
  • Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PPCI)
  • Chamber of Real Estate Builders Associations (CREBA)
  • Asia-Pacific Real Estate Federacion
  • Philippine Real Estate Exchange
  • Manila Board of Realtors (MBR)
  • Federacion Internationale Des Professiones Immobillires (FIABCI), Philippine Chapter
  • Forbes Park Association
  • Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club
  • Splendido Golf Country Club
  • Everest Golf and Country Club

Civic Organizations

  • Rotary Club of Manila
  • Philippine Lion's Club
  • Former President and Officer
  • Philippine Council for Planning and Housing (PCPH)
  • Philippine Association or Realtors Boards (PAREB), for two terms
  • Asia-Pacific Real Estate Federacion
  • Philippine Real Estate Exchange
  • Manila Board of Realtors (MBR), for two terms
  • Federacion Internationale Des Professiones Immobillires (FIABCI), Philippine Chapter
  • ASEAN Association for Planning and Housing (AAPH)
  • Subdivision Owners Association of the Phil (SOAP)

INDUSTRY AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

National

  • Manila Realtors Board Hall of Fame Awardee
  • Nation's Great Achievers Awardee
  • Outstanding Achievement Awardee, CREBA
  • Outstanding Achievement Awardee, PAREB
  • Outstanding Achievement Awardee, Phil-Eagles, Inc.
  • Anvil Awardee as the author of the RGV Pabahay Program - The Most Outstanding Project of the Year in the Field of Housing
  • Bedan of the Century Awardee

International

  • 1989 Representative/Lecturer to the Netherlands, Rotterdam Institute for Housing Studies
  • Head, Philippine delegation: Presentor of the Philippine Papers on Planning and Housing held in:
    • Bangkok, Thailand 1985
    • Brunei, Darussalam 1984
    • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1983
    • Jakarta, Indonesia 1982
  • 1977 Head, Philippine delegation to the National Conference of the FIABCI, Madrid, Spain
  • 1976-1980 FIABCI Vice-President for Asia, the first Asian to occupy the position
  • 1976 Director and Head, Philippine delegation to the International Congress of the National Association of Realtors, USA

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

  • Graduate, High School, San Beda College
  • Baccalaureate Degree, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Management), University of the East
  • Group Study which led to the Graduate Study Program in Real Estate Management under the MBA Program of the Ateneo de Manila University

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

National and Political

  • 2001 - Award of Recognition for three consecutive terms as Governor of Oriental Mindoro by the League of Provinces of the Philippines
  • 2001 - Outstanding Governor Award by Former President Joseph E. Estrada
  • 1999 - Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Press Club
  • 1998 - Outstanding Governor Award by the Philippine Information Agency
  • 1997 - Award of Excellence in Human Resource Management by the Civil Service Commission
  • 1995 - Outstanding Governor Award by Former President Fidel V. Ramos
  • 1994 - "One of the Top 10 Governors" by Achievers' Magazine
  • 1993 - Outstanding Governor Awardee by Achievers' Magazine
  • 1988-1992 - Consistent Outstanding Congressman
  • 1990 - Top 20 Congressmen Awardee of the Phil.
  • 1990 - Author, Republic Act No. 6846. An act creating the ABOT-KAYA PABAHAY FUND, otherwise known as the Social Housing Support Fund Act.
  • 1989 - Top 20 Outstanding Lawmakers
  • 1988 - Top 10 Lawmakers, Unified Movement of Filipino Correspondents
  • 1987 - Outstanding Citizen of Oriental Mindoro in the Field of Business
  • 1985 - Anvil Awardee as the author of the RGV Pabahay Program - "The Most Outstanding Project of the Year in the Field of Housing"
  • 1984 - Most Outstanding Manila-based Business Executive given by the Oriental Mindoro Mayors' League
  • 1983 - Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines in the Field of Human Settlements
  • 1978 - Distinguished Son of Naujan given by the Sangguniang Bayan of Naujan

International

  • 2001 - Study Mission for Agriculture and Tourism at Guanzhou and Guandong in China
  • 2000 - Eco-Tourism Mission to Vietnam and Thailand with Former President Joseph E. Estrada
    • Visit MindoreƱos in Paris, France, Belgium and Italy
    • Balik Bayan Program in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, USA with former DOT Secretary Gemma Cruz-Araneta
  • 1999 - Study Mission for Environment and Tree Farming in New Zealand and Australia
    • Study Mission for Rice Culture in Shanghai, China
    • Head of Exploration Mission for the enhancement of Agriculture and Tourism Development of MIMAROPA in Bangkok, Thailand
    • Speaker, Oriental Mindoro Association of Southern California (OMASC)
    • Outstanding Achievement Award by the Oriental Mindoro Association of Southern California (OMASC)
  • 1991 - Representative, Delegation to the People's Republic of China, Beijing and Shanghai

ADVANCE STUDIES

  • Human Settlement Course, Netherlands
  • Advance Food Production Course (agriculture), China
  • Agro-Forestry, New Zealand
  • Planning, Housing and Building, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1989
  • Settlements and Urban Development, ASEAN Association for Planning and Housing, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1983
  • Townhouse and Condominium Development, Federacion Internationale Des Professiones Immobillires (FIABCI), Madrid, Spain, 1979
  • Housing and Community Development, National Association of Realtors (NAR) USA, 1968
  • Real Estate Brokerage, Philippine Association of Realtors Boards
  • Land and Housing Community Development, Philippine Association of Realtors Boards
  • Advance Food Production Course (Agriculture), China