NIELEX "LEX" TUPAS
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Amiable. Committed. Sincere. Hardworking. Smart. Charming. Diplomatic. Action Oriented. Strives for Excellence. Determined. Grateful. Fair. Honest. Trustworthy. Educator. Public Servant. Entrepreneur. Family Man. Guided by the Lord. Proud to be Ilonggo. In the Service of the Filipino Youth and the Philippines. These are some of the words that describe our Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.

He was an Elected and Appointed Student Council Officer and also an Academic Achiever as Honor Student since kinder to college. He is a three-term elected Iloilo City Councilor who became the youngest Iloilo City Councilor at age 27 in 2007. He won as number 1 City Councilor twice in 2010 and 2013 who garnered the biggest votes in the history of Iloilo City Council Politics of more or less 125,000 votes. He has authored meaningful and landmark legislative measures in Iloilo City such as the Tourism Code; the Children's Welfare Code; the Iloilo City CCTV Camera Ordinance; the Courtesy Priority Express Lane for Seniors, Pregnant Women and Persons with Disabilities Ordinance; the Iloilo City Local Youth Development Council Ordinance, the Regulation of the Use of Non-Biodegradable Plastic Shopping Bags Ordinance, among other local laws he has authored. He is a Dangal ng Bayan Awardee for City Legislative Excellence and received the highest satisfaction performance approval rating among all members of the Iloilo City Council. He believes in continuous learning as he obtained his Masters in Public Management major in Local Government Administration from UP OU Diliman Campus at age 27 after he got his AB Economics Degree from Ateneo De Manila University. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Public Management with concentration in Public Management from the Central Philippine University where he is one of the youngest to obtain such at age 29. He took post graduate studies or seminars at the International Leadership Academy in Gummersbach, Germany; Asian Institute of Management; and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at the Harvard University in Boston, among others. Aside from being a Presidential Appointee now, he is presently an Associate Professor of the Graduate School and part of the International Faculty of the Central Philippine University.  His best role in life is being a devoted husband to his beautiful wife, Dra. Candice and a loving father to their children, Alexa and LexTom.

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