The 5th SP Topnotch Legislator


A mighty woman achiever whose political limelight rose as a Mayor in 2004 to 2013, making the Municipality of Dinagat Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Champion and a “Hall of Fame Awardee”, a Provincial Administrator in the Province of Dinagat Islands from 2015 to 2018 and a Board Member of the province since 2019 to date, Gwendolyn B. Ecleo-Pols, MDMG soars high as the 5th SP Topnotch Legislator, a fighter for a cause as people’s human rights advocate and a financial guru.


Gwen is a Doctor of Dental Medicine by profession from Centro Escolar University (CEU), Manila, a graduate of four-year course on Community Health Management in Ateneo de Manila University, and she gained her Master’s Degree on Development Management and Governance in the University of the Philippines.


Her grandeur political breakthrough was the introduction of the Declaration of the Province of Dinagat Islands’ Local Hero which was conceptualized in the Municipality of Dinagat via SB Resolution No. 055-A “Endorsing Ruben Edera Ecleo, Sr. as the Local Hero of the Province of Dinagat Islands” which was approved via Provincial Ordinance No. 03 Series of 2013 “Declaring Ruben Edera Ecleo, Sr. as the Local Hero of the Province of Dinagat Islands”.


Then Mayor Gwendolyn B. Ecleo was stout being one of the pillars of the creation of the Province of Dinagat Islands who fought for “YES” in the House of Senate for the Plebiscite of Republic Act No. 9355 Creating the Province of Dinagat Islands.


Mayor Gwen became the President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) – Dinagat Chapter in 2006 to 2013 where she rises the cudgel of authority to spearhead the development of Dinagat Islands through a Joint Resolution for Nodal Road from Dinagat to Loreto, and the introduction of various MINSSAD/KALAHI Projects.


On 29 February 2008, she was entrusted to be the National Presidential Spokesperson by then Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. She was a 4Ps Facilitator, a Top Performer Mayor of Mindanao for infrastructure, and catalyzes social change for Senior Citizens benefits, scholarship grants, and One Town One Product champion.


The Municipality of Dinagat, endowed by her relentless, untiring and unselfish services to the people, garnered an unequivocal honor and prestige being a Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Champion for the years 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively. She was spangled as “Hall of Fame Awardee”.


Board Member Gwendolyn B. Ecleo-Pols surpasses among her contemporaries in the 5th Sangguniang Panlalawigan to beat as Topnotch Legislator on their first 100 days of incumbency. She authored 321 resolutions and 79 ordinances as of June 16, 2020.


GWEN, people fond to call her name, defines… G – for Good Governance Champion, W – for Women Economic Empowerment Champion, E – for Education and Environment Champion, and N – for Nanay nan Dinagat, first lady mayor nan Dinagat Municipality, an “Ilaw at Tubig” nan Dinagat.