Antonio Raquiza

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Antonio Valentin raquiza (February 29, 1908 – December 24, 1999) was a Filipino politician and lawyer. He is a native from Piddig, Ilocos Norte.[1]

Antonio Raquiza
Governor of Ilocos Norte
In office
December 30, 1955 – December 30, 1957
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's 1st District
In office
December 30, 1957 – August 24, 1966
Preceded byVacant
Succeeded byRoque R. Ablan Jr.
In office
December 30, 1949 – December 30, 1955
Preceded byDamaso T. Samonte
Succeeded byVacant
Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications
In office
August 24, 1966 – 1968
PresidentFerdinand Marcos
Preceded byJorge Abad
Succeeded byRene Espina
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Region I
In office
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Ilocos Norte
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Serving with Imee Marcos
Personal details
Antonio Valentin Raquiza

February 29, 1908
Piddig, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands
DiedDecember 24, 1999(1999-12-24) (aged 91)
Resting placeLibingan ng mga Bayani
Political partyKilusang Bagong Lipunan (1978–1986)
Other political
Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Pacita Torres Katigbak
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines College of Law
ProfessionPolitician, lawyer

Political careerEdit

Raquiza served as Representative of the 1st District of Ilocos Norte in the Philippine House of Representatives from 1949 to 1955, 1957 to 1966 and as a Mambabatas Pambansa from Region I from 1978 to 1984 and from Ilocos Norte from 1984 to 1986. He became Governor of Ilocos Norte from 1955 to 1957. He was appointed by former President Ferdinand Marcos as Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications from 1966 to 1968. He was one of the delegates in 1971 Constitutional Convention.

Personal lifeEdit

He was born on February 29, 1908, to Canuto Raquiza and Benilda Valentin. He died on December 24, 1999. He was interred at Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig, Metro Manila.[2]


  1. ^ "Secretary Antonio 'Tony' Raquiza: outstanding lawyer and legislator – The Manila Times Online". June 3, 2016. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Governor Antonio Raquiza – LEGENDHARRY". Retrieved October 8, 2018.