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Teofisto Guingona Sr.

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Preceded by  Vicente Locsin
Nationality  Filipino
Alma mater  Escuela de Derecho
Grandchild  TG Guingona
Succeeded by  Leopoldo Rovira
Spouse(s)  Josefa Tayko
Children  Teofisto Guingona Jr.
Full Name  Teofisto Guingona y Jamora
Born  September 20, 1883 Guimaras, Iloilo, Captaincy General of the Philippines (1883-09-20)
Relations  Teofisto "TG" Guingona III (grandson)
Died  11 April 1963, Manila, Philippines
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Teofisto Jamora Guingona Sr. (born Teofisto Guingona y Jamora; September 20, 1883 – April 11, 1963) was father of former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr..


Early life

He was born in Guimaras, Iloilo, on September 20, 1883. He is the son of Don Vicente Guingona and Doña Francisca Jamora. Guingona joined the insurgent army when the revolution against Spain broke out. He became the first Municipal Treasurer of Nabalas from 1899 to 1901. He then became Municipal President from 1901 to 1902.

Educational Life

In 1907, Guingona graduated from the Escuela de Derecho with the degree of Bachelor of Laws.

Political life

He was elected Representative from the second district of Negros Oriental in 1909 and was re-elected to the same post in 1912. Guingona served as Governor of Agusan from 1913 to 1917; the province is now divided as Agusan del Norte and del Sur. He then served as acting Governor of Dept. of Mindanao and Sulu from 1918 to 1920. He was also the first Director of the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes from 1920 to 1921. In 1921, Teofisto Guingona Sr. was appointed Senator for the 12th Senatorial District comprising Mindanao and Sulu. In 1924–1930, he was the chief of the legal department of Levy Hermanos, Inc. In 1930–1931, Teofisto Guingona Sr. served as the Judge of the Court of First Instance. He served again as Director of the Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes until its abolition in 1935.

Personal life

He was married to Josefa Tayko and had 8 children. Efraim, Inday, Eduardo, Manuel, Luis, Teofisto Jr., and twins Benjamin and Jose.


He died on April 11, 1963, due to stroke.


Teofisto Guingona Sr. Wikipedia