About the Mayor
Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez
A whiff of fresh air, a rare breed of public servant that embodies the rise of new politics in the City of Parañaque.
He is a champion athlete, a successful businessman, a dedicated civic leader and an accomplished politician with an unblemished track record of honest and dedicated public service.
A son of former Parañaque Mayor Dr. Pablo Olivarez and the late Dr. Rosario De Leon-Olivarez, the current local chief executive was born in Paranaque City on August 14, 1963. He is married to the former Janet Angeles and they are blessed with three children.
He received his elementary education at the Don Bosco Technical School in Makati and his secondeary education from La Salle Greenhills before earning his Bachelor’s Degree in commerce, majoring in management, from De La Salle University. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from Olivarez College.
A former player for the national tennis team, Mayor Olivarez was a former NCAA Junior and Senior Tennis Champion, and is presently the President of the Philippine Tennis Association.
His business experience includes stints as President of the Olivarez Realty Corporation and EJO Multifood, Inc., as well as a director of the Olivarez Sports Center and member of the Board of Trustees of Olivarez College.
Prior to his landslide victory in the 2013 mayoral race in Parañaque, Mayor Edwin was the Representative of the city’s 1st District in the House of Representatives and, much earlier in his political career, served as senior board member and eventually vice governor of the province of Laguna.
His well-rounded personal background coupled with his deep faith in God, makes Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez the ideal person to lead the city that is facing serious challenges on various fronts – and he is certainly not one to betray the hopes and aspirations of those who entrused him the great responsibility of leading Parañaque City to a brighter and more caring future.