Edgar Chatto

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Edgar Chatto
Edgardo M. Chatto (cropped).jpg
Governor of Bohol
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Preceded by Erico Aumentado
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bohol's First District
In office
30 June 2001 – 30 June 2010
Preceded by Ernesto Herrera
Succeeded by Rene Relampagos
Vice Governor of Bohol
In office
30 June 1995 – 30 June 2001
Mayor of Balilihan
In office
Board Member of Bohol
In office
Personal details
Born Edgardo Migriño Chatto
(1960-02-21) February 21, 1960 (age 58)
Malate, Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Lakas–CMD
Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Maria Pureza Veloso Chatto
Website http://www.edgarchatto.com

Edgardo Migriño Chatto (born February 21, 1960), also known as Edgar Chatto, is a Filipino politician. A lawyer by profession, he is currently the Governor of the Province of Bohol, having been elected in the 2010 elections. Prior to this, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines as representative of the first legislative district of Bohol which he served for three terms since 2001.[1]

Biography and career[edit]

Edgardo Migriño Chatto, nicknamed Edgar or Eddie, was born on February 21, 1960 in Malate, Manila, Philippines. He is the son of the late Eladio Chatto and former Mayor of Balilihan, Bohol Mrs. Victoria Migriño Chatto.[2] A consistent honor student, he finished both his elementary and secondary education at the Divine Word College of Tagbilaran (now Holy Name University), in 1973 and 1979 respectively. He finished Bachelor in Economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics in Diliman, Quezon City in April 1981. He attended the Ateneo de Manila University for his Bachelor in Laws (1984–1988) and graduated at the Holy Name University in 1988. He finished his Masters in Government Management at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Graduate School of Business and Management as a DILG-LGA scholar in April 1998. In 1991, he finished the Local Administration and Development Course at the University of the Philippines. He also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Massachusetts, U.S. in 1999.[1]

Hon. Chatto was faculty member of the Divine Word College of Tagbilaran from 1981 to 1982.[3]

Governor Chatto is married to Maria Pureza Chatto (nee Veloso) with whom he has one daughter, Esther Patrisha Veloso Chatto.[2]

Political career[edit]

He started his political career as Board Member of the Province of Bohol representing the youth sector when he served as president of the Kabataang Barangay from 1980 to 1986. In 1988, he was elected as municipal mayor of the municipality of Balilihan, Bohol and served until 1995. He became Vice Governor of the province of Bohol and served as vice governor from 1995 - 2001. From 2001 up to 2010, he was a member of the House of Representatives as representative of the first district of Bohol. In the May 10, 2010 elections, he won as the 25th Governor of the Province of Bohol, Philippines.[4]

Committee Membership[edit]

As Congressman, Chatto was the Chairman of the House Committee on Tourism and Senior Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. As member of the House of Representatives, Congressman Chatto also had memberships in the following house committees: Accounts; Basic Education and Culture; Ethics; Foreign Affairs; Games and Amusement; Higher and Technical Education; Labor and Employment; Legislative Franchises; Local Government; Public Works and Highways; Revision of Laws; Ways and Means; and Justice.[4]


  • National Centennial Lingkod Bayan Awardee for Outstanding Work Performance(2000) -Civil Service Commission
  • National Dangal Ng Bayan Award (2011) - Civil Service Commission
  • Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon Award for Highly Distinguished Leadership in Promoting Humanitarian Objectives (1997) -Philippine National Red Cross
  • One of the Ten Outstanding Boholanos Around the World (TOBAW 1998) - Confederation of Boholanos in the USA and Canada (CONBUSAC) and the First Consolidated Bank(FCB)
  • Most Outstanding Vice Governor of the Philippines (1997) - League of Vice Governors of the Philippines
  • Most Outstanding Mayor of the Philippines (1991)
  • National Presidential Leadership Award for Outstanding Youth Leaders (1985) - Parangal sa Pamumuno
  • Most Outstanding Alumnus for Government Service (1996) - Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP)
  • Lesage Award, Most Outstanding Alumnus for Government Service (1997) - Holy Name University (formerly Divine Word College of Tagbilaran)
  • Most Outstanding Youth Leader of Bohol - Philippine National Red Cross
  • Leadership Awards from different institutions:
    • Holy Name University
    • Gerry Roxas Foundation
    • Science Foundation of the Philippines
    • Kabataang Barangay
    • Local Admin. & Dev’t Program Alumni Association of the Philippines
    • National And Regional Recognitions by:
    • National Gold HAMIS Award (Health and Management Information System)
    • Galing Pook Award
    • Clean and Green Contest


  1. ^ a b Personal Information www.i-site.ph Retrieved 11 November 2006.
  2. ^ a b Curriculum vitae Congressman Edgardo M. Chatto www.congress.gov.ph Retrieved 11 November 2006.
  3. ^ Makati Business Club Congress Watch www.mbc.com.ph Retrieved 11 November 2006.
  4. ^ a b Political Information www.i-site.ph Retrieved 11 November 2006.

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