Felix William Fuentebella

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Buquid and the second or paternal family name is Fuentebella.
The Honourable
Felix William B. Fuentebella
Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
from Camarines Sur's 4th district
In office
June 30, 2013  present
Preceded by Arnulfo P. Fuentebella
Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
from Camarines Sur's 3rd district
In office
June 30, 2001  June 30, 2004
Preceded by Arnulfo P. Fuentebella
Succeeded by Arnulfo P. Fuentebella
Personal details
Born Felix William Buquid Fuentebella
(1975-02-05) February 5, 1975
Quezon City
Nationality Filipino
Political party

Nationalist People's Coalition

United Nationalist Alliance
Spouse(s) Geraldine "Giselle" Molina Fuentebella
Children Geri Molina Fuentebella
Residence Abo, Tigaon, Camarines Sur (provincial)
Quezon City (Metro Manila)
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
University of the Philippines
San Sebastian College Recoletos Institute of Law
Profession Lawyer
Website www.wimpy.com.ph

Felix William Buquid Fuentebella (commonly known as "Wimpy") is the Representative of the Fourth (formerly Third) Legislative District of the Province of Camarines Sur, popularly known as the "Partido District".

Early Life and Education

Felix William "Wimpy" Fuentebella was born in February 5, 1975 in Quezon City to former Speaker of the House and Congressman Arnulfo P. Fuentebella and Sagñay Municipal Mayor Evelyn Buquid.

He belongs to the century-old dominating political family in the Philippines. Wimpy is a fourth-generation politician from the family's patriarch Mariano Fuentebella who became the Governor of Ambos Camarines (combined Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur) during the American period.

He studied in elementary and high school in the Ateneo de Manila University from 1989-1993. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines in 1993-1997. He started his Bachelor of Laws in the Ateneo Law School in the year 1998-2001 and was cut shortly after he was elected as the Representative of the Partido District. After his 3-year term,he continued studying at San Sebastian College Recoletos Institute of Law from the year 2004-2006 and passed the Bar Exams in 2009. He was admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the Partido Bar Association, and the Rinconada Bar Association.

He is happily married to Geraldine "Giselle" Molina with his daughter Geri.

Political and Professional Career

Before he was elected as the Congressman of the Third District (now Fourth District) of Camarines Sur, he worked to the office of his father Arnulfo Fuentebella as a Political Affairs Officer from 1997 until 2000. After his father has reached his three consecutive term limit as congressman, he was chosen to replace his father to the Congress in 2001 at the age of 26, therefore being the youngest legislator of the 12th Congress of the Philippines and serving as its Assistant Majority Floor Leader. He was noted for leading an investigation of the possible misuse of the Judicial Development Fund and filing an impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr.

During his term as congressman, he co-authored the Anti-Money Laundering Act(RA 9160) and pursued amendments to the Procurement Reform Act(RA 9184).

After his father returned to Congress, Wimpy served as the Chief Of Staff and Head of Legislative Staff from 2007-2010. During this time, he was also the co-chairman of the Partido Development Administration (PDA) Board. He was chosen as the Housing Commissioner of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) by President Benigno Aquino, III in 2010 and later appointed as the Deputy Secretary General of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) in 2011 by Vice-President Jejomar Binay. He resigned to the post in 2012 to run for Congress and succeed his father as the representative of Partido.

He won by a close fight to actor-turned politician Aga Muhlach in the Philippine House of Representatives elections, 2013.

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