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Sotero Baluyut, also Sotero Baluyot, (January 3, 1889 - January 6, 1975) was a Filipino politician and engineer.
|Secretary of Public Works and Communications|
January 6, 1951 – 1952
|Preceded by||Prospero Sanidad|
|Succeeded by||Pablo Lorenzo|
|Secretary of Labor|
April 1939 – 1940
|Preceded by||Hermenegildo Villanueva|
|Succeeded by||Leon Guinto|
|Governor of Pampanga|
|Preceded by||Olimpio Guanzon|
|Succeeded by||Eligio Lagman|
|Preceded by||Pablo Ángeles y David|
|Succeeded by||Lazaro Yambao|
|Senator of the Philippines from the 3rd Senatorial District|
1931 – November 15, 1935
Benigno Aquino, Sr. (1931–1934)
Hermogenes Concepcion (1934–1935)
Sotero Julao Baluyot
January 3, 1889
San Fernando, Pampanga, Captaincy General of the Philippines
|Died||January 6, 1975 (aged 86)|
|Political party||Nacionalista Party|
|Alma mater||University Summer Schools of Illinois|
University of Iowa
Sotero Julao Baluyut was born on January 3, 1889, in San Fernando, Pampanga. His parents were Leoncio Baluyut and Casimira Julao. In 1904, Baluyut was given the opportunity to study at the expense of the government in the United States. After he studied in Santa Ana Central and High School in California and the University Summer School of Illinois, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Iowa. In 1911, Baluyut returned to the Philippines, where he went to work for the Office of Public Works as an assistant engineer in the provinces of Pampanga and Cavite. Afterwards, from 1912 to 1919, he was district engineer for the provinces of Isabela, Antique, Ilocos Norte, Bulacan and Pangasinan. He also worked on the San Jose-Santa Fe Road. In 1920, he became an engineer for the Pampanga Sugar Development Corporation.
In 1925, Baluyut was elected governor of the province of Pampanga. He was re-elected three years later. During his term of six years as governor, he was responsible for the construction of many schools, hospitals, roads and bridges. One of the larger projects that was realized in his term was a long paved road straight through the province. After his second term, Baluyut was elected in 1931 and re-elected in 1934 as a member of Senate from 3rd Senatorial District. In the Senate, among other things, he enacted the law which led to the establishment of National Electric Power and Development Corporation. At the end of 1937, Baluyut was elected governor of the province of Pampanga for a third term. He was appointed as Secretary of Labor from 1938 to 1940 while serving as governor. He became Secretary of Public Works and Communications from 1951 to 1952.
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