Oscar S. Moreno was born in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on
February 28, 1951 to Dr. Emeterio A. Moreno and Milagros Roa
After graduating salutatorian at the Balingasag Central School,
he spent his high school years at the Xavier University (formerly
Ateneo de Cagayan). After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts from
the University of Manila, he enrolled at San Beda College
where he earned his Bachelor or Laws degree with a Silver
Medal For Academic Excellence in 1975. In the same year, he
took and passed the Bar Examinations.
A year after passing the Bar, Gov. Moreno joined the government
service as trial attorney of the Philippine National Railways.
In 1977, he moved to the private sector and worked as a legal
officer in a number of local and international banks and investment
firms, including Far East Bank and Trust Company, Ayala Investment
and Development Corp., Ayala International Finance, Bank of
the Philippine Islands, Citibank N.A. and Ayala Corporation,
In 1998, he joined the political arena and emerged victorious
in the congressional race in the 1st District of Misamis Oriental.
Despite being a neophyte in the House of Representatives,
he bagged the assistant minority floor leadership and the
chairmanship of the powerful Committee on Ways and Means.
He also gained national stature as one of the prosecutors
in the impeachment trial of former Pres. Joseph Estrada. In
the 2004 electoral race, he was again given the mandate to
represent his district in Congress, and this time, he was
given the chairmanship of the Committee on Economic Affairs.
After representing his constituents in the 1st district in
Congress for the last six years, then Rep. Moreno sought the
gubernatorial post in the elections of 2004 and emerged victorious.
During the May 14, 2007 polls the constituents of Misamis
Oriental reaffirmed their trust and confidence in him as their
provincial chief executive, thus, giving him his second term
In the League of Provinces of the Philippines, he takes on
the responsibilities of auditor.
Gov. Moreno is married to Arlene Parado Pasion, who hails
from Laoag City and Dingras, Ilocos Norte. Their union has
bore them three children, Sean Oliver, Imee Rose and Oscar.