Finished Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics at Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila and is happily married to Tandag City Mayor Roxanne C. Pimentel.

He started his political career as Barangay Captain and at the same time ABC President in 1997, and served as Vice Mayor of Tandag from 1998-2004.

He was elected as Mayor of Tandag from 2007-2013, and served as City Administrator of Tandag from 2013-2016. From 2016 to 2019,he was re-elected as Mayor of Tandag City. Since 2016, the City Government of Tandag has been a consistent awardee of Seal of Good Local Governance.

He was then proclaimed as the duly elected Governor of the Province of Surigao del Sur after he won the governorship in the recent May 2019 elections.