OUR VICE GOVERNOR
ATTY. JOHN EDWARD G. GANDO
A true Guimarasnon by blood and a lawyer by profession, Atty. John Edward Ganancial Gando started his career in public service as a Statistician and Legal Officer of the Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office VI. He later became the Executive Assistant III, Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel, respectively, during the terms of former Governor and Congressman of the Province of Guimaras, Dr. JC Rahman Nava.
He graduated from West Visayas State University in 1999 with the degree Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as Cum Laude. Having been a student leader and debater of the university, he was a recipient of the President’s Trophy for Leadership and was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Students in the Philippines.
He took his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Iloilo and graduated Cum Laude. The exemplary academic performance and dedication he exhibited earned him the Don Vicente Arenas and Dean’s Award being the Most Outstanding Student in Law, which later led to his successful battle in Bar Exams in 2004.
He was the former President of Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Guimaras Chapter and previously connected with Ilarde Penetrante Tungala and Associates Law Office.
With his willingness to serve his fellow Guimarasnons, he ran for a public post as Board Member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Guimaras and won in 2013. He was the Chairman of the Committees on Appropriations, Conduct and Ethics Good Government and Accountability, Infrastructure, Peace and Order and Public Safety, Games and Amusement & Rules and Privileges, Ordinances and Legal Matters.
During his term, he became the Secretary General of the Provincial Board Member’s League of the Philippines, Region VI and Legal Counsel for Visayas, Provincial Board Member’s League of the Philippines, National Executive Council.
At present, he is the Vice Governor of the 8th Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Guimaras.