Former Cebu 3rd District Rep. Pablo John Garcia is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Law (Ll.B., 1993) and the Ateneo de Manila University (A.B. Philosophy, 1989). In U.P., he was Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Collegian, the official student publication of the entire system. After placing 4th in the 1993 bar examinations, he practiced law as a junior associate of the Ponce Enrile Cayetano Reyes and Manalastas Law Offices in Makati City, before moving to Cebu to become Managing Partner of the Garcia Garcia Ong Vaño Law Offices in Cebu City. He was also a lecturer in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Election Law at the University of San Carlos College of Law.
On his 40th birthday on May 19, 2007, he was proclaimed duly elected representative of the 3rd congressional district of the Province of Cebu, a position to which he was reelected in 2010. In Congress, he was Chairman of the Committee on Public Order and Safety and Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Justice. During his two terms, Pablo John was known for fighting for much-needed infrastructure in the third district, and for being instrumental in the completion of the concreting of the decades-old problem roads: the Mantalongon to Aloguinsan Road and the Asturias to Tuburan Road. His advocacy for education also led to the graduation of hundreds of college scholars and improved public elementary and high school facilities. He also had a district-wide medical assistance program for indigent patients.
In 2013, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor of the Province of Cebu. He is now One Cebu party’s official candidate for representative of the newly created 7th congressional district, composed of the municipalities of Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara, Moalboal Badian, Alegria, Malabuyoc and Ginatilan.
He is the youngest child of former Governor and 2nd district representative Pablo “Pabling” Garcia and retired RTC judge Esperanza Fiel Garcia. He is married to Karen Flores-Garcia and has four children: Sofia, 16; Gabriela, 11; Pablo Andres, 6 and Juan Francisco, 1.