BENJAMIN DE CASTRO ABALOS JR.
Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government
Board Member, CAAP Board
Educational Attainments
  • Elementary and secondary education at Don Bosco Technical College, 1979.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science at De La Salle University in 1982.
  • Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo de Manila University, completed in 1987.
  • Representative to the Student Council during his first and fourth years.
  • Admitted to the bar in 1987.
Work Experience
  • City Councilor of Mandaluyong (1995-1998)
  • Mayor of Mandaluyong (1998-2004)
  • Congressman, Lone District of Mandaluyong (2004-2007)
  • Mayor of Mandaluyong (2007-2016)
  • Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (2021-2022)
  • Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government