Atty. Glenn A. Chong, CPA
former Biliran Representative
A Short Biography of Glenn Chong
Born on July 12, 1974 in Cebu City to Charles Chong and Adelfa Ang. He is the eldest of three children.
Glenn Chong is a consistent honor student, graduating valedictorian in both elementary and high school. He finished his accountancy degree at the Cebu Institute of Technology. He went on to study law at the University of San Carlos, graduating at the top of his class (cum laude).
During his college and law school days, he garnered numerous significant awards in extemporaneous public speaking, public debates, on-the-spot essay writing, and accountancy contests, among others.
He also won an award for young leaders’ training sponsored by the Ateneo School of Government and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in the Philippines.
On January 22, 2007, he decided to challenge the patriarch of the ruling Espina family for the position of Representative of Biliran. He defeated a seasoned political giant in the elections in 2007
During his term in office, he instituted two signature projects in education and health for his constituents. A fleet of 14 air-conditioned tourist coaches formed the backbone of a school bus system that ferried approximately 7,000 high school students daily from the upland and coastal barangays to school and back without paying a single peso.
A strategic health initiative was also put in place with a mobile clinic staffed with 32 doctors, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, and auxiliary support staff. This medical/dental missions operated 4 times weekly on a year-round basis.
He supported approximately 2,000 college scholars in various universities; connected all high schools in Biliran to the internet in partnership with Gilas Foundation; established a library hub; concreted more national roads than any public servant in any one term; and, implemented 528 barangay projects in 3 years, among many other public service projects in education, infrastructure and health.
He also authored three laws creating three specialized high schools:
- Republic Act No. 9872 creating the Biliran Science High School
- Republic Act No. 10004 creating the Western Biliran High School for the Arts and Culture
- Republic Act No. 10005 creating the ICT High School of Eastern Biliran
He also authored Republic Act No. 9718 converting the Naval Institute of Technology into Naval State University. Where his predecessor failed in 12 years, he accomplished this in just 2 years and 5 months. The student population doubled to over 10,000 with students from Bicol, Samar and Leyte provinces enrolling in the new university and bringing in at least P100 million pesos annually into the local economy in Biliran.
He also authored Republic Act No. 10018 converting the Maripipi Island Circumferential Road into a National Road in order to widen the road network within the island and bring economic development.
“For his unequivocal commitment to serve the Filipino people and his very exceptional accomplishments in education which are beneficial to the people in fostering sustainable development and progress,” Glenn Chong was conferred a Doctor of Humanities degree, honoris causa, on March 23, 2010 at the Naval State University.
In the 2010 elections, he lost his re-election bid by a mere 361 votes. Certified evidence obtained from the PCOS machines of Smartmatic showed 4,114 ballots were already read and counted by 145 PCOS machines even before election day. The elections in Biliran stretched for 29 hours with the last ballot cast at 12:00 noon of the following day. Glenn Chong was leading the elections during the night only to be overtaken the next day with voting still going on in several precincts.
From then on, he decided to devote his time and energies to stop Smartmatic from cheating our elections. His efforts culminated in his Senate testimony on July 31, 2018 in which he revealed that based on clear uncontroverted evidence, 459 precincts across the country were already transmitting results one day before the elections. The Comelec and Smartmatic were speechless when the evidence was shown at the Senate hearing. There were caught flatfooted. The same evidence was submitted by Glenn Chong to the Supreme Court sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal when VP Leni Robredo filed a motion to have him investigated in a bid to include him in the gag order.
In his desire to stop election fraud once and for all, he decided to file his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for Senator in the 2019 elections in a bid to bring the fight right into enemy territory. This rattled the syndicate controlling the automated election system. Exactly two weeks to the day he filed his COC, his most loyal bodyguard, Richard “Red” Santillan, whom he treated and considered as his brother, best friend, confidant and partner in the fight against election fraud was abducted, brutally tortured with 63 wounds on his body, including 18 gunshot wounds, and killed by rogue police officers in Cainta, Rizal.
Richard “Red” Santillan made the ultimate sacrifice with his life to shield Glenn Chong from the syndicate that has been cheating our elections since 2010. Smartmatic is no longer content with cheating. It now murders innocent people to keep their control over our elections, our country and our future as a people.
Only Glenn Chong stands in the way of Smartmatic’s total control of our country. Let us unite and stand behind the last person standing for all of us! He cannot do this by himself alone. But together, we can!