lawyer by profession, Governor Amor D. Deloso begun his political
career in 1972 when he was elected as municipal mayor of Botolan,
Zambales. He served the constituents of Botolan until 1986,
which paved the way to his election as the local chief executive
of the Province of Zambales.
During his three terms at
the helm of the provincial government, from 1986 to 1998,
Gov. Deloso took an active role, not only in the socio-economic
development of Zambales, but also in Central Luzon. From 1993
to 1998, he was elected as chairman of the Regional Development
Council, then in 1995 assumed as chairman of both the Central
Luzon Development Program and the Central Luzon Investment
Council. In 1997, he also assumed the chairmanship of the
Cooperative Development Council of Region III at the same
time, vice-chairman of the Task Force Casecnan Dam. From 1993
to 1997, he headed various trade missions to Taiwan, Japan,
Singapore and Belgium to promote the Philippines and Central
Luzon, in particular, as an investment destination.
Among the accolades and recognitions
bestowed upon him include the Presidential Awards for the
Cleanest and Greenest Local Government Units and Cleanest
Inland Body of Water in 1996, and the Most Outstanding Governor
of the Philippines Award sponsored by the most prestigious
and reliable steering committee of the Department of Interior
Government, the Progressive Alliance of Citizens for Democracy
After a brief hiatus from
politics, Gov. Deloso returned to the political arena of Zambales
via the gubernatorial race in the May 14, 2007 elections where
he posted a decisive victory.
After completing his Associate
in Arts at the University of the Philippines in Diliman in
1956, he proceeded to take up Bachelor of Laws in the same
school where he graduated in 1960.
Fresh out of law school, Gov.
Deloso worked as associate attorney for the Agrava & Agrava
Law Office until 1963, then served as municipal secretary
of Iba, Zambales from 1963 to 1967. From 1967 to 1970, he
was the branch auditor of PNB Olongapo Branch.
in San Isidro, Botolan Zambales on September 3, 1938, Gov.
Deloso is married to Sally L. Poynter. Their union has produced
nine children, Zarmi Cheryl, Ad Hebert, Yodel, Arys, Omar,
Renoir, Izelle, and Vijay Vianney.