Lucy Torres Gomez
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Lucy Torres Gomez (born December 11, 1974) more commonly known as Lucy Torres is a Filipina actress and politician and the current representative of the 4th District of Leyte. She is a member of the PDP–Laban and is the wife of actor Richard Gomez.
Lucy Torres Gómez
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Leyte's 4th District|
|Assumed office |
June 30, 2013
June 30, 2010 – March 19, 2013
|Preceded by||Eufrocino Codilla, Sr.|
Lucy Marie Martinez Torres
December 11, 1974
Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines
|Political party||Liberal Party of the Philippines (2010–2016) |
Richard Gomez (m. 1998)
|Children||Juliana Marie Beatriz T. Gomez|
|Residence||Makati, Metro Manila|
Early life and media careerEdit
Torres was born on December 11, 1974, in Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines, to Manuel "Manoling" Torres, Jr. and Julie Martínez. Her family owned several hectares of land in the province.
The two were cast in the ABS-CBN television series Richard Loves Lucy along with Gloria Romero and Jolina Magdangal. She has also hosted All About You, Shall We Dance?, and The Sweet Life. Torres is also an endorser for the clothing brand Bench and one of the celebrity designers for Kashieca, another clothing brand.
Torres was elected representative of the 4th District of Leyte in 2010. She substituted for her husband, Richard Gomez, who was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) because of his failure to sufficiently establish residency in Ormoc City.
In June 2012, she sponsored an amendment to the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009. The proposed amendment revises the provisions rendering a time for breastfeeding babies during work hours.
On March 19, 2013, the Supreme Court ousted her, ruling that she "did not validly substitute" her husband. However, her ouster did not affect her re-election bid and she regained her seat in the elections that May.
In the May 9, 2016 national elections Torres won her re-election bid, defeating Violeta Codilla of the Aksyon Demokratiko party. She and her husband, Richard Gomez left Liberal Party and joined PDP-Laban.
|2011||Ang Panday 2||Inang Engkantada||GMA Films|
|2014||Celebrity Dance Battle||Host||TV5|
|2013||Showbiz Police: Intriga Under Arrest||Host||TV5|
|2007||Mga Mata ni Anghelita||Birheng Maria (Virgin Mary)||GMA Network|
|2007-2011||The Sweet Life||Host||Q (now GMA News TV)|
|2005-2010||Shall We Dance?||Host||ABC/TV5|
|2004-2005||Forever in My Heart||Herself||GMA Network|
|2004-2007||Bahay Mo Ba ‘To?||Lucinda||GMA Network|
|2003-2004||All About You||Host||GMA Network|
|1998-2001||Richard Loves Lucy||Lucy||ABS-CBN|
- Pagsolingan, Karen A. (April 29, 2010). "ELECTION WATCH: Lucy Torres-Gomez becomes substitute candidate for husband Richard Gomez". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
- "Leave breastfeeding law alone, lawmakers told". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
- Pedrasa, Ira (19 March 2013). "SC ousts Lucy Torres as Leyte rep". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- "Lucy Torres-Gomez reelected Leyte representative". Rappler. May 12, 2016.
- Pingol, Anna (May 2, 2008). "Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez celebrate 10th wedding anniversary". Philippine Entertainment Portal. GMA New Media. Retrieved June 18, 2015.