Aurelio “Oyie” M. Umali is the youngest elected
governor to serve the Province of Nueva Ecija.
He was elected to the 12th Congress as Representative of the
3rd Congressional district of the Province of Nueva Ecija
in May 2001. During the May 2004 elections, he was re-elected
for a second term by an overwhelming majority.
In Congress, he distinguished himself as one of the 30 outstanding
new congressional representatives of the 12th Congress on
the basis of quality and quantity of proposed bills; participation
and attendance in plenary sessions and committee deliberations;
advocacies on issues that impact on the daily lives of the
Filipino people; and services rendered to his congressional
He was one of the few congressional representatives chosen
to comprise the Philippine Delegation headed by House Speaker
Jose C. de Venecia Jr. to the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Organization
(AIPO) in Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi in Vietnam and Jakarta,
In the 13th Congress, during his second term, then Rep. Oyie,
was a member of the powerful Commission on Appointments, vice-chairman
of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, senior
vice-chairman of the Committee on Telecommunications. He was
also a member of the following committees: Games and Amusement,
Dangerous Drugs, Franchise, Justice, Tourism, Local Government,
Banks and Intermediaries, Ways and Means, Bases Conversion
and Higher Education.
He was also the chairman of the Central Luzon Congressional
Caucus and Party Whip Representative of Lakas-CMD in Region
III. He is currently the Chairman of Lakas-CMD in Nueva Ecija.
Prior to his entry in politics in 2001, Gov. Oyie served as
deputy commissioner of the National Telecommunications Commission.
Prior to that, he was procurement and sub-contract director
of Lucent Technologies. He was also senior partner of the
Westwood Law Office, trust attorney of the Asset Privatization
Trust, professor at the San Beda College, company lawyer of
Eastern Shipping Lines, associate attorney at the Castro Law
Office and legislative liaison officer at the Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs of the Department of
Education Culture and Sports.
Gov. Umali obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree at San Beda
College in Manila in 1990 after completing his Bachelor of
Arts in Political Science at the University of Sto. Tomas.
He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration
from De La Salle University.
He is married to Congresswoman Czarina Domingo Umali, fondly
called Cong. Cherry, with whom he has four kids Gabrielle
Lois, Patricia Marie, Allesandra Maxine and Anya Mikaela.