The Governor's Profile
EMMYLOU “LALA” J. TALIÑO-MENDOZA
Province of North Cotabato
39 years old. Born on February 25, 1972 at Makilala, Cotabato to (and eldest child of) the spouses Mayor Rogelio T. Taliño and Former Mayor Noemi J. Taliño of Carmen, Cotabato.
Married to Rep. Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza of the TUCP Party List and mother to Ma. Alana Samantha and Emilio Ramon.
Prior to her election to Congress, she was elected Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Chairperson of Barangay Poblacion, Carmen, Cotabato at the age of 20 years old. She eventually became the SK Provincial Federation President of Cotabato Province for the period 1993-1996 and, as such, became an ex-oficio member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Cotabato.
In 1998, she became a Senior Member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan First District) of the Province of Cotabato. She authored the Gender Code of Cotabato Province.
She became a member of the House of Representatives representing the 1st Legislative District of the Province of Cotabato.
First elected to the said position in 2001 and was the youngest district representative of the Province of Cotabato to the House of Representatives. She was re-elected to the same position in the May 2004 and May 2007 elections.
Currently, she is a member of the Lakas-KAMPI CMD Party.
In the past 14th Congress, she is a member of the Commission on Appointments, Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Legislative Franchises and also a member of the following House Committees: Dangerous Drugs, Inter-Parliamentary Relations & Diplomacy, Labor & Employment, National Defense & Security, Mindanao Affairs, Ways & Means, Women & Gender Equality.
She is an alumna to the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on “American Foreign Policy: Trends of the New Administration” on September 14 – October 2, 2009 by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
She earned her undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Ateneo de Davao University. She took up Bachelor of Laws thereafter.
Having grown up in Kidapawan City, she studied at the Notre Dame of Kidapawan for Girls from 1978 up to 1989 for her elementary and secondary education.
The candidacy and campaign of Governor Lala Taliño-Mendoza in the recent election was anchored on “HELP BUILD COTABATO” from its present degenerate state. Download hi-resolution photo.
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