Prospero Nograles

Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 2008 to 2010

Prospero Castillo Nograles (October 30, 1947 – May 4, 2019) was a Filipino politician. He was the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 2008 to 2010. He was the first ever elected Speaker from Mindanao in a hundred years in Philippine legislative history.[1]

Prospero C. Nograles
22nd Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
In office
February 5, 2008 – June 30, 2010
PresidentGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded byJose de Venecia, Jr.
Succeeded byFeliciano Belmonte, Jr.
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Davao City's 1st District
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Preceded byRodrigo Duterte
Succeeded byKarlo Nograles
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 1998
Preceded byJesus Dureza
Succeeded byRodrigo Duterte
In office
June 16, 1989 – June 30, 1992
Preceded byJesus Dureza
Succeeded byJesus Dureza
Personal details
Prospero Castillo Nograles

(1947-10-30)October 30, 1947
Davao City, Commonwealth of the Philippines
DiedMay 4, 2019(2019-05-04) (aged 71)
Davao City, Philippines
Political partyLakas-Kampi-CMD (until 2010)
National Unity Party (2011-present)
Spouse(s)Rhodora Bendigo
ChildrenKarlo Alexei
ResidenceDavao City, Philippines

Nograles had been elected to five terms as a member of the House of Representatives, representing the 1st District of Davao City from 1989 to 1992, 1995 to 1998 and again from 2001 to 2010.

Nograles died on May 4, 2019 in Davao City at the age of 71.[2] He died of respiratory failure caused by pneumonia.[3]


  1. Ager, Maila (2008-02-05). "Nograles is new House Speaker". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2013-07-28. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  2. "Former House Speaker Prospero Nograles dies at 71". Inquirer.
  3. "Ex-Speaker Prospero Nograles passes away". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved May 5, 2019.