Felix Fuentebella

Not to be confused with Felix William Fuentebella.
The Honourable
Felix A. Fuentebella
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Camarines Sur's Second District
In office
Preceded by Edmundo B. Cea
In office
In office
In office
In office
Succeeded by Raul S. Roco
26th Governor of Camarines Sur
In office
Preceded by Felix Alfelor
Succeeded by Luis R. Villafuerte
Personal details
Born Felix Abad Fuentebella
(1915-09-05)September 5, 1915
Partido, Camarines Sur
Died (2000-05-29) May 29, 2000
Nationality Filipino
Political party Nacionalista Party
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
Spouse(s) Rita Palma
Children Arnulfo P. Fuentebella
Angelina Fuentebella
Carmen Fuentebella
Felix Fuentebella, Jr.
Residence Abo, Tigaon, Camarines Sur
Alma mater University of the Philippines
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Felix A. Fuentebella was the Representative of the Second District of Camarines Sur[1][2] in the Philippines from 1954 to 1972[3] and the Provincial Governor of Camarines Sur[4] from 1976 until 1986. He is the son of former Ambos Camarines Governor Mariano Fuentebella and the half brother of Jose Fuentebella and Manuel Fuentebella.

Early life and education

Felix Fuentebella was born in September 5, 1915 in Camarines Sur to former Gobernadorcillo and Governor of Ambos Camarines Mariano Fuentebella and Marta Abad.

He was educated in his home province and entered college in the University of the Philippines in 1937 and 1939 and graduated as a Civil Engineer and Mining Engineer. He worked as a civil engineer in the Bureau of Public Works in Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur, and then became a laboratory technician on construction and testing materials before he ran for Congress.

Political and professional career

Felix ran as a Congressman of the Second District of Camarines Sur in 1953 after his nephew and Representative Edmundo B. Cea ran in the Senate where he won. He went undefeated in his reelection bids in Congress until 1972 when Martial Law was imposed by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

To serve the people despite the shut down of Congress after the declaration of Martial Law, he ran for Provincial Governor of Camarines Sur in 1976 and won serving the province for 10 years until EDSA I People Power Revolution took over on 1986 ousting President Ferdinand Marcos.

After the EDSA I People Power Revolution and being known as a Marcos supporter, Felix never ran for any elective position in the province.


Felix died on May 29, 2000.

Accomplishments as legislator and governor

Fuentebella's accomplishments included:


  1. "Philippine Government Elective Officials: Semi-pictorial Directory". Urera. 1966. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  2. "The Philippine Officials Review". M & M Publications. 1967. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  3. "The Philippine Officials Review". アジア経済研究所. 2002. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  4. "Self-reliance & compassion: contemporary speeches and writings on national growth and Philippine defense". Philippine Educational Promotion. 1979. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
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