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Arthur Defensor Sr.

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Arthur Doligosa Defensor, Sr.
Governor of Iloilo
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2019
Vice GovernorOscar "Richard" S. Garin, Jr. (2010-2013)
Raul "Boboy" C. Tupas (2013-2016)
Christine S. Garin (2016-2019)
Preceded byNiel Tupas Sr.
Succeeded byArthur Defensor Jr.
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001
Vice GovernorRobert Maroma (1992-1995)
Demetrio Sonza (1995-2001)
Preceded bySimplicio Griño
Succeeded byNiel Tupas Sr.
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Iloilo's 3rd District
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Preceded byManuel Parcon
Succeeded byArthur Defensor Jr.
Personal details
Arthur Doligosa Defensor

(1941-12-25) December 25, 1941 (age 82)
Dumangas, Iloilo, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Political partyPDP–Laban
Spouse(s)Cosette Rivera Defensor
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines - Diliman

Arthur Doligosa Defensor Sr. (born December 25, 1941) is a Filipino politician and a statesman who served as the Governor of Iloilo from 1992 until 2001, and again from 2010 until 2019. He also served as Representative of the 3rd District of Iloilo from 2001 to 2010.[1]


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