Our Mayor


  • Iloilo City Mayor



  • Representative, Lone District of Iloilo City



Minority Floor Leader, Commission on Appointments;

Member, Committee on Justice;

Member, Committee on Trade and Industry; and,

Co-Conveyor, Visayan Block.


Member, House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal;

Member, Committee on Justice;

Co-Conveyor, Visayan Bloc;

Co-Conveyor, Visayan Bloc Vice-Chairman, Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries;

Vice-Chairman, Good Government and Public Accountability

Member, Committee on Accounts;

Member, Committee on Ethics and Privileges;

Member, Committee on Justice

Member, Committee on Local Government; Member,

Committee on Public Works and Highways; Member,

Committee on Trade and Industry, and, Member,

Committee on Ways and Means.


Chairman, Good Government and Public Accountability,

Vice-Chairman, Committee on Trade and Industry. Vice-Chairman, Committee on Local Government,

Member, Committee on Appropriations;

Member, Committee on Ecology. Member, Committee on Energy

Member, Committee on Information and Communication Technology, and,

Member, Committee on Ways and Means.


Mayor Treñas was born on December 4, 1956 and was raised by his loving parents, Constitutional Commissioner Efrain B. Treñas and Soledad P. Treñas. His grandfather, Potenciano P. Treñas, was a former Senator of the Republic. He is happily married to Rosalie S. Treñas who is actively involved in numerous public service projects in Iloilo City. They are blessed with five children: Raisa Maria Lourdes, Jose Carlo Tomas, Jose Maria Miguel, Geronimo Efrain Salvador, and Jose Juan Paolo.


Mayor Treñas earned his Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science Degree in 1978 at the Ateneo de Manila University. Afterwards, he pursued a Bachelor of Laws degree in the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 1982 and graduated with Honors.

He placed 11th in the 1982 Bar Examinations with a general weighted average of 88.325%.


  • City Mayor, Iloilo City (2019-pesent):
  • Representative, 17th Congress (2016-2019);
  • Representative, 16th Congress (2013-2016);
  • Representative, 15th Congress (2010-2013);
  • Three-term Mayor of the City of Iloilo (2001-2010);
  • Chairman, League of Cities of the Philippines (July 2007-2010);
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), June 2009 present;
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Institute for Solidarity in Asia, March 2007-June 2010;
  • Executive Committee Member, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), Toronto, Canada, September 2007-2010;
  • President, League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), July 2004 – July 2007;
  • Vice President for Visayas, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), July – 2004 June 2007;
  • Deputy Secretary General for Visayas, League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), July 2001-June 2004;
  • Chairman, Infrastructure Committee, Regional Development Council, September 2001 – June 2004; September 2007-June 2010;
  • Chairman, Economic Development Committee, Regional Development Council, September 2001-June 2004;
  • The only person elected to the position of Mayor of Iloilo City who won by landslide in all precincts in the city (2004 and 2007 elections);
  • Elected No. 1 City Councilor, May 1995-June 1998; City Mayor, Iloilo City, March 1992-June 1992;
  • Elected No. 2 City Councilor, Iloilo City, February 1988-1992;
  • Chairman, BANDILA 6, 1986-1987; and,
  • Appointed City Councilor, Iloilo City, 1986-1988.


  • Col., Philippine Army (Res.);
  • Executive Secretary, Museo Iloilo, 1998-2001;
  • Vice President, Iloilo Business Club, 1994-1997;
  • Corporate Secretary, Iloilo Investors Foundation, Inc., 1992-1995;
  • President, United Way of Iloilo, 1994-1998;
  • President, Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo, 1993-1994;
  • Director, Iloilo Jaycees, 1986;
  • Director, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Iloilo Chapter, 1985-1987;
  • Director, Auxiliary Missionaries of the Assumption, Barrio Obrero, 1984-1986;
  • Volunteer Fireman, Iloilo Citizens Action Group (ICAG); and,
  • President, St. Clements Alumni Association.


  • Editor-in-Chief, Ateneo Law Journal, 1982;
  • President, Council of Class Presidents, Ateneo Law School, 1982;
  • Executive Secretary, Fraternal Order of Utopia, Ateneo Law School, 1980-1981;
  • President, Balikatang Atenista, Ateneo Law School, 1978-1979;
  • President, Ateneo de Manila University Student Council, 1978;
  • Junior Representative, Ateneo de Manila University Student Council, 1977;
  • Vice Chairman, Consultative Council to the City Government,
  • President, St. Clements Student Council, 1973.


  • Delegate, Salon de la Plongee Sous-Marine 2017- Paris International Drive Show, Paris, France, January 3 to 10, 2017:
  • Delegate, representing the Liberal Party on the 50th Anniversary of the GOLKAR Party of Indonesia;
  • Delegate, Philippine Congressional Delegation with the Officials of the Philippine Embassies, France and Italy, June 9 to 25, 2016;
  • Delegate, Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats 5th ALDE-CALD Meeting, Brussels, Belgium, June 4-18, 2012;
  • Microsoft Executive Briefing for the Philippine Congressional Delegation, USA, June 18-20, 2012;
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) -Temasek Foundation Center for Trade and Negotiations (TFCTN) workshop, Singapore, May 15-17, 2012; Representative, ICLEI Conference in Germany, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 12-13, 2009
  • Participant, Solid Waste Management Tour for Decision Makers, Heide, Hille, Germany, Sept. 23-29, 2009;
  • Representative, CITYNET Yokohama Congress 2009, Yokohama, Japan, Sept. 7-11, 2009;
  • Delegate, Gawad Kalinga Global Summit 2009, Boston, Massachusetts, June 12, 2009) Participant, The First Urbis Workshop, Essaquira, Morocco, June 18-22, 2008;
  • Keynote Speaker, focusing on Social Campaign Iloilo City Experiences in Implementing Social Marketing Information Education Campaign (SMIEC), Jakarta, Indonesia;
  • Member, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Executive Committee Meeting, Jeju, Korea, October 27-29, 2007;
  • Member, Study Tour for Local Government Representatives on German Approaches in Decentralization in the field of Economic Development, Policy, Fiscal and Environmental Matters, Germany, June 21-29, 2007;
  • 2nd Policy Forum on Urban Management in Southeast Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, December 1, 2006;
  • Invited to address the 14th session of the UN’s Committee on Sustainable Development, United Nations Headquarters, New York, May 1-12, 2006;
  • Embedded Speaker-World Urban Forum with theme of “Our Future Sustainable Cities -Turning Ideas into Actions”, Vancouver, Canada, June 19-23, 2006;
  • Resource Speaker, Workshop on Sustainable Approaches to Local Government Capacity, Bali, June 19-21, 2005;
  • Resource Speaker, High Level Seminar on Decentralization in East Asia and the Philippines, EDSA Shangri-la, June 14, 2005;
  • Resource Speaker. Third International Conference on Decentralization, EDSA Shangri la, October 7-9, 2003;
  • Attendee-Honoree, Mapes Mayor’s Asia Pacific Environmental Summit, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 22-25, 2003;
  • Guest Speaker, Iloilo Association of Guam, USA, May 24, 2003;
  • Member, Study Tour of City Mayors sponsored by the LCP to Shanghai, China, March 18-21, 2003;
  • Delegate, Local Government Sessions UN World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27-30, 2002;
  • Attendee, Inaugural Seminar of Urban Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 2-6, 2002.
  • Participant, Waste Conference (Solid Waste Exposition), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, October 15-18, 2001;
  • Official Representative of the League of Cities of the Philippines, Country Launch for Good Urban Governance and Poverty Alleviation, New Delhi, India, September 4-6, 2001; and,
  • Member, Study Tour for Local Government Officials sponsored by Sweden Social Democratic Party to Stockholm, Sweden, March 18-26, 1997.


  • Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award Regional Winner, on the 2021 Search for Outstanding Government Workers by the Civil Service Commission.
  • Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership as National President for the League of Cities of the Philippines from 2009-2010, LCP’s 30th Founding Anniversary, 27 July 2018;
  • Honoree during the Recognition and Honor to Distinguished Masons in the Government during the Tribute to the Past Grand Masters and Honoring Distinguished Masons in the Government, June 12, 2018;
  • Certificate of Appreciation from National Bureau of Investigation in recognition for his support for the passage of R.A. No. 10867, otherwise known as the NBI Reorganization and Modernization Act, National Bureau of Investigation, 29 June 2016;
  • Recognition for his invaluable contribution and services in furtherance of the Reserve Force Development and Objectives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines given by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Reservist and the Retirees Affairs, Armed Forces of the Philippines, June 29, 2016;
  • Plaque of Appreciation from Speaker Belmonte for his valuable contributions to the achievements of the 15th & 16th Congress, June 8, 2016; Recognition for his dedication in Public Service given by the Fraternal Order of Utopia, 10 2013 October 19, 2013;
  • Plaque of Appreciation from Speaker Belmonte for his valuable contributions to the achievements of the 15th Congress, June 5, 2013;
  • Champion for the Landmark Reproductive Health Law given by the Human Development
  • Legislator of the 15th Congress, February 5, 2013;
  • Plaque of Appreciation for his generous and invaluable contribution to the Philippine Heart Center, February 14, 2012; Recognition for living up to Utopia’s tradition of Service, Sacrifice, and Excellence for having elected as Representative given by the Fraternal Order of Utopia, August 20, 2010;
  • Recognition for having served as Member of the National Executive Board of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines for the term CYS 2008 to 2010, July 23, 2010; Certificate of Appreciation for his leadership as Convenor for Iloilo and Guimaras, Regional Development Council (Western Visayas), May 19, 2015;
  • Certificate of Appreciation for his leadership as Convenor for Iloilo and Guimaras, Regional Development Council (Western Visayas), May 14, 2014; Iloilo City is the only organization (public/private) from the Phil. to be inducted in the 2009 Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy in Business Excellence during the 2009 Palladium Asia Pacific Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 5, 2009;
  • Iloilo City garnered an Institutionalized Status through a very strong Public-Private Partnership in Public Governance by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) during the Public Governance Forum in Manila, Sept. 24, 2009;
  • The MIGEDC-LGU Alliance, City of Iloilo as Finalist, Provincial/City Government Units Category. (Given by Regional Development Council (RDC) Region VI during the 3rd RDC VI Best Public Sector Projects Awards, Bacolod City), May 14, 2009;
  • lloilo City ranked 3rd in the Next Wave Cities Scorecard. Top Ten Next Wave City 2008 Award. (Given by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology. The Business Processing Association of the Phil., and the Dept. of Trade and Industry, Quezon City), Dec. 3, 2008;
  • Dinagyang Festival was elevated to the Hall of Fame standing as Best Tourism Event in the Phil. for 2006-2008 (Given by the Association of Tourism Officers in the Phil.). Oct 2008;
  • City Government of Iloilo garnered a rating of Very Good in exhibiting the value of customer care and meeting the expectations of the transacting public for prompt, courteous, responsive, facilitative and pleasant service during the conduct of the Public Service Delivery Audit (PASADA), given by the CSC, September 22, 2008;
  • First Place in tax collection and tax remittances, given by the BIR on its 104th Anniversary, August 1, 2008;
  • Recognition for the valuable contribution and selfless support to the national anti-drug campaign, given by the PDEA during the 6th Anniversary Celebration of PDEA, July 30, 2008;
  • Hall of Fame Champion Award for Iloilo City for being a consistent winner for the past three consecutive years as the “Cleanest and Greenest Highly Urbanized City in Region VI for 2005-07”, given by the DILG, December 20, 2007;
  • Named “Ambassador of Peace” by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) at the UPF
  • International Leadership Conference during the 2007 Global Peace Festival, December 14, 2007;
  • Best Practice Award on Government – Private Sector NGO Cooperation, given by the Asian Development Bank, December 11-12, 2006;
  • Most Artistic and Corporate Booth, given by the Regional Tourism Award – Western Visayas Tourism Assembly, November 18, 2007;
  • 1st Runner up in the 2006 Presidential Awards for most child-friendly city under the highly urbanized city category – regional level, given by the regional sub-committee for the welfare of children, October 27, 2006;
  • Regional Tourism Excellence Award, given by the Department of Tourism, October 25, 2006;
  • Best Tourism Event in the Philippines and Best Tourism Practices Award, given by the Association of Tourism Office in the Philippines (City Category) for the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival, October 6, 2006;
  • Outstanding City Mayor, given by the Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers, October 3, 2006;
  • Top 7 Awardee for Iloilo Terminal Market in the National Search for Huwarang Palengke 2006, given by the Department of Agriculture, September 27, 2006;
  • Second in the National Disaster Coordinating Council category and First in the Regional Disaster Coordinating category, August 1, 2006;
  • Received an award for Most Competitive City from the Regional Development Council. March 10, 2006;
  • One of the Most Outstanding Mid-Size Cities in the Philippines, recognized by the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center, February 13, 2006;
  • Recognition for the Implementation of the ECDP Project in their Locale, given by the Early Childhood Development Program, January 24, 2006;
  • Distinguished Service Award, given by the Iloilo Baptist Church, January 8, 2006;
  • Clean and Green Award for Iloilo City as Regional Champion, given by the DILG under the Highly Urbanized City category, December 21, 2005;
  • Bayanihan Bronze Award for being one of the top 25 creative towns, given by the Lady’s Choice Masterpiece during the Bayanihang Pasko 2005 at UP Theatre, Diliman, Quezon City;
  • 12 Outstanding Ilonggos (TOIL), awarded by the International Association of Lions Clun at the Grand Hotel, Iloilo City;
  • Highest Performer on Withholding Tax Compliance, given by the BIR, March 14, 2015;
  • Award of Excellence for being the National Finalist in the 2003 and 2004 Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran, December 2004;
  • Received the Presidential Award by the Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo, June 26, 2004;
  • Most Outstanding City Assessment of Iloilo, given by the Bureau of Local Government Finance, March 21, 2004;
  • Distinguished Service Award, given by the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, February 12, 2004;
  • City of Iloilo’s recognition for having successfully completed the city development strategy program, given by the Cities Alliance, World Bank, Government Habitat and the LCP, December 10, 2003;
  • Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran, given by the Kaunlaran ng mga Pamahalaang Lokal sa Kalinisan at Kapaligirang Luntian, December 2003;
  • Special Award – First highly city with approved comprehensive land use plan, given by the DILG, October 30, 2003;
  • Mapes recognition for achievement and commitments made in 2002, given at the Mayor’s Asia Pacific Environmental Summit at Honolulu, Hawaii, September 22-24, 2003;
  • Outstanding Mayor of the Philippines Award, given by the8 Police Tribune Foundation, April 26, 2003;
  • Received an award for Most Outstanding City in Local Budget Administration for CY 2001 Regional Level, given by the DBM, April 23, 2002;
  • City of Iloilo’s for actively participating in the workshops and panel discussion at the Good Urban Governance Workshop, February 18-19, 2002, and,
  • Food Conversation and Environmental Grants 2001 Awardee, given by the Ford Motor Company, Iloilo Cultural Heritage Council, October 30, 2001.
  • Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award Regional Winner, on the 2021 Search for Outstanding Government Workers by the Civil Service Commission.

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