Stella Quimbo

Stella Luz Alabastro Quimbo (née Alabastro; born November 23, 1969) is a Filipino economist, academic, and politician. She won in the general elections of 2019 in the Philippines and represents the second district of Marikina in the House of Representatives.

Stella Quimbo
Stella Luz Quimbo
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Marikina's Second District
Assumed office
June 30, 2019
Preceded byMiro Quimbo
Personal details
Stella Luz Fagela Alabastro

(1969-11-23) November 23, 1969 (age 52)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyLiberal Party
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines
Brown University
OccupationProfessor, Economist, Politician

Personal lifeEdit

Stella A. Quimbo is daughter to former Science and Technology secretary of the Philippines under the Arroyo administration, Dr. Estrella Alabastro.[1] She is wife to lawyer and former politician Miro Quimbo with whom she has had four children.


Quimbo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics summa cum laude (1991), Master of Arts in Economics (1993), and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (2000) from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She was a professor and a former department chairperson of the University of the Philippines School of Economics. From 2011 to 2013, Quimbo was appointed to the rank of full professor into the Prince Clause Professorial Chair at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in Netherlands. She was the first Southeast Asian to hold the position.[2] Her research portfolio focuses on the field of health economics, industrial organization, microeconomics, education, poverty, and public policy.[3]

Public serviceEdit

Quimbo is a founding appointed commissioner of the Philippine Competition Commission, who served the agency from 2016 until 2019.[4] She was elected to the House of Representatives, representing the second district of Marikina. She succeeded her husband Miro Quimbo who was then Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.[5]

Quimbo was a member of a technical working group tasked to study the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN, the largest broadcaster in the Philippines. She was the lone dissenter against the decision of the other two members Pablo John Garcia (Cebu, District 3) and Xavier Jesus Romualdo (Camiguin) to disapprove the application of ABS-CBN for another franchise.[6]

Quimbo is currently facing a disqualification case pending before the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET).[7]


  1. ^ Lina, Joey (December 2020). "The need to spend and to spend in a timely manner". Manila Bulletin. Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  2. ^ UP School of Economics. "Professor Quimbo appointed to prestigious Dutch chair". University of the Philippines. University of the Philippines. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  3. ^ Philippine Competition Commission. "Commissioner Stella Luz A. Quimbo". Philippine Competition Commission. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  4. ^ Cepeda, Mara (12 July 2019). "Losing bet wants Marikina congresswoman Stella Quimbo disqualified". Rappler. Rappler. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  5. ^ ABS-CBN News (14 May 2019). "#HalalanResults, Marikina's Stella Quimbo on her way to replacing husband at House". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  6. ^ SunStar Manila (10 July 2020). "House panel rejects ABS-CBN franchise application". SunStar. SunStar. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Marikina congresswoman faces quo warranto petition". 12 July 2019.