The Pride of EB Mag

Enrique B. Magalona
Author of 8 Hour Labor Law

Enrique B. Magalona was born in Saravia, Negros Occidental (now Enrique B. Magalona, Negros Occidental) on November 5, 1891 to Vicente Magalona y Ledesma and Augusta Barrera y Majarocan.

He was elected Municipal President of Saravia in 1922 and re-elected to the same post in 1925. In 1926, he was elected President of the Municipal Presidents Convention at Bacolod, Negros Occidental. Senator Magalona was elected representative to the ninth and tenth Philippine Legislature from 1931 to 1934, and then, later elected assemblyman from the first district of Negros Occidental in 1935 and re-elected in 1938. He was elected Senator for two terms from 1946 to 1949 and from 1949 to 1955. Senator Magalona was chairman of the Committees on Accounts and Civil Service; Rules; Public Health; Labor and Immigration and National Exterprises. As lawmaker he authored, among others Republic Act. 342 (Moratorium Act); R.A. 611 (cumulative computation of vacation and sick leaves) and R.A. No. 709 (instruction of Spanish in colleges and universities).


Haydee Yorac
(A Woman with Ball: A Feisty Lady)

Haydee Bofill Yorac (March 4, 1941 — September 13, 2005) was a Filipino public servant, law professor and politician.

Yorac was born on March 4, 1941 in the municipality of Saravia (now E. B. Magalona), Negros Occidental. She earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines in 1962. She placed 8th in the 1962 Philippine Bar Examinations with an 86.95% rating. She was a member of Purple Feather( Law Honor Society while a student of law. She also earned a Master of Laws major in Public International Law, minor in Anthropology from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 1981.

She has also served as Commissioner of the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and Chairman of the Presidential Commissioner on Good Government (PCGG).


Joseph Stephen S. Paduano
Party List, Abang Lingkod, House of Representative

Joseph Stephen S. Paduano was born in Municipality of E.B. Magalona on January 22, 1965. He is the representative of Abang-Lingkod Partylist which organized in sector of Rural Poor particularly organize in DALO and MARA.

In 2013, Abang-Lingkod won with highest votes in Negros Island, in 2016 they got 466,000 votes 24th out of 59 seats for Partylist.


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