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Congressman Ruffy Biazon is a member of the 17th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines having been elected as Representative of the Lone District of Muntinlupa City in the 2016 National and Local Elections. Winning by a landslide victory of more than 60,000 votes over his opponent, his election is a testimony of his constituents overwhelming trust and confidence in his leadership and service.

Presently, he is the Senior Vice Chairman of the Committee on National Defense and Security, Vice Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Veterans Affairs.

Congressman Biazon is a member of the Congressional Oversight Committee on Visiting Forces Agreement and the Congressional Oversight Committee on Armed Forces Modernization.

Congressman Ruffy Biazon also served as Commissioner of Customs from September 16, 2011 to December 6, 2013. He also previously served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives in the 12th, 13th and 14th Congress from 2001 to 2010. He represented the Lone Congressional District of Muntinlupa City. In 1991-92, he also served as a Board Member of the Videogram Regulatory Board.

His three terms as legislator from 2001-2010 was marked by very significant achievements. He was principal author of 8 Republic Acts which include the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act, Tax Exemption for Minimum Wage Earners Act, the Tobacco Regulations Act and the Philippine Coast Guard Act and co-author of 36 others.

For his exemplary performance as a member of the House of Representatives, Congressman Biazon was cited by the Philippine Daily Inquirer as one of the "most prolific legislators”. The Philippine Graphic Magazine also included him as one of the Top 100 Young Leaders of the country and the Philippines Free Press Magazine as an Outstanding Congressman.

In the Bureau of Customs, he pursued reforms to not only to address the perennial problem of smuggling and corruption within the Bureau but also led the advocacy to make Philippine Customs compliant to international standards on Customs administration and aggressively pushed for the passage of the Customs and Tariff Modernization Act. He initiated programs to transform the BOC through a three-pronged program --- Modernization of Tools and Equipment, Modernization of Policies and Development of Human Resources.

Ruffy attended the University of Santo Tomas where he took up B.S. Medical Technology and for his primary and secondary education, he went to Malate Catholic School. Married with four children, he is a certified Rescue Scuba Diver with certification in the use of Nitrox , an avid photographer both on land and underwater, a scale model and airsoft wargame enthusiast and skilled at Disc Jockeying. He is also a techie, maintaining his own website, social networking sites and blogs. Writing is a passion of his, which provides an outlet for his emotions and thoughts.

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