In the House of Representatives, Vargas was appointed as Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and membership to important committees such as Basic Education and Culture; Ecology; Government Enterprises and Privatization; Housing and Urban Development; Information and Communications Technology; Legislative Franchises; Metro Manila Development; National Defense and Security Natural Resources; Science and Technology; Transportation and Youth and Sports Development.
Being the first Representative of the 5th district of Quezon City, Rep. Alfred Vargas, the man of action and vision, aims to make Novaliches a place where you can dream big for your family and actually have a shot at making it come true, no matter what your status in life is. He envisions a Novaliches that sets the perfect environment to raise children and promises them of a bright and safe future.
On top of is various accomplishments through his legislative mandate, Representative Alfred Vargas has been able to implement numerous infrastructure projects in the form of 33 classroom buildings, 24 multi-purpose buildings, 11 Barangay Hall/Offices, 39 covered courts, 1 Public Market, 2 foot bridges and the donation of 2 Ambulances in the given district. Among these projects also is the massive rehabilitation of the Tullahan River to improve disaster resilience in his district.
Beyond everything that he has been able to deliver, his district also offers various social services and other projects with his district flagship program being the “Isang Linggong Programa” which assigns a day of the week to focus on projects that serve his constituency like Scholarships (Monday), Medical Assistance (Tuesday), Job Referral (Wednesday), Housing (Thursday) and to cap off the entire week program, his district office is open for him to be able to personally meet his constituents for People’s Day which is on Fridays.
Representative Alfred Vargas’ blessings do not start and end with the hats he wears in public. Rep. Alfred also enjoys a truly happy home life with his beautiful, loving and supportive wife, Yasmine, their two lovely daughters; Alexandra, Aryana, and a recent addition to their family, a beautiful baby boy; Alfredo Cristano.
The hands-on parents raise their children together, instilling values of love, fear of God and the importance of family by the example they show them. His busy schedule is never a deterrent to Alfred’s finding and dedicating time for them – even in simple things like eating dinner or lunch at home as much as he can or attending to simple activities for his kids. At home, the actor and the congressman is simply husband and Dad.
Despite his busy life as a public servant, his acting career is still in the upswing – capturing the hearts of the public in his leading man role opposite Carmina Villaroel and Jean Garcia in the top-rating soap opera “Kambal Karibal” on GMA network.
The handsome actor is a household name once again with the moniker “Allan” and “Bebe Ko,” Jean Garcia’s term of endearment to his character in the GMA show. Alfred said, “everywhere I go now, they call me Allan or ‘Bebe ko.’ Nakakatuwa. It shows that they do watch the soap,” he said acknowledging the fact that not everyone gets the gift of loyal fans. “My heart is happy. I am truly grateful to all my fans,” he said.
Alfred made an astonishing comeback on television via the remake of “Encantadia” in the role of Amarro (father of Aquil) two years ago. His presence was so well-received that another project became inevitable. “Kambal Karibal” was that project and the show continues to enjoy top ratings in the network in its time slot.
Alfred is pleasantly surprised at how his audience has patiently followed him and his career even after he took a hiatus from show business in 2010 to pursue politics. “I am just so grateful and lucky to have very loyal fans since my Encantadia 1 days. They have been with me throughout my journey as a young actor, a councillor, a congressman, and now as a part-time actor and producer. I love my fans so much. They are like family to me already,” he expressed.
When Alfred left the showbiz scene to try politics, that arena certainly made a winner out of him, too. He was elected Quezon City councilor in 2010 and went on to easily become the first representative of the newly-created fifth district of Quezon City in 2013. He won over his opponent with a staggering difference of 45,000 votes and was unopposed during the subsequent elections in 2016.
He credits that to the hard work he puts into doing his job, and the genuine service that was the backbone of his programs for his constituents. To this day, Alfred remains to be at the top of his game, loved by his people. Come election time in 2019, it will not be a surprise should the young, vibrant, and hardworking congressman wins handily to reclaim that congressional seat.
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As a man with a genuine heart for public service, Rep Alfred Vargas has generously dedicated his life and time to giving back to his community beyond his duties as a Congressman to his district. In 2017 he served as the president of JCI Quezon City Capitol; a youth civic organization with the goal of creating positive change and sustainable solutions in the respective communities that they serve. As a president to his chapter, he led the chapter to significant improvements like increase in membership, sponsors, and projects that lead him to be awarded as “Most Outstanding President (Category 1)” in the Metro Area Titan Awards.
It was also during his term as president of the organization that they were able to construct and inaugurate the “JCI Quezon City Capitol Learning Center” which is now utilized by young leaders of the organization to be able to learn and train to be better young active citizens in the community. Despite his vast accomplishments in public service, Rep Vargas has been humbled as a leader and learner in his service in JCI where he lives to heart one of the tenets in the organization being “that service to humanity is the best work of life.”
Special Award for Excellence in Public Service
Aliw Awards Foundation Inc.
Huwarang Artista sa Larangan ng Serbisyo Publiko
Famas Awards in 2012
Gintong Palad Award for Public Service
Most outstanding City Councilor
Manuel L. Quezon Bantayog Award
Most outstanding Chapter President (Category 1)
Titan Award fro JCI Metro Area in 2017
Most outstanding Public Servant Award
PC Good Heart Foundation International
Leadership Achievement in Public Service Award
Elite Business and Leadership Award in 2018
Alfred has now become a master of time management balancing family, public service, acting, business, and studies (he is currently taking up masters in public administration in UP Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance). When asked how he does it, he replied “I just make sure to set my priorities straight and I sacrifice a lot of free time. This includes social life, vacations and some personal time. I am also quite lucky now to have a very dedicated and efficient staff in the office and thousands of loyal supporters in my district who help me become the best version of myself. My wife and kids are my main inspiration. And I thank God for all of these.”
With everything that he is juggling in his life, Rep Alfred has been seen as a man of great character and convictions as he has been able to fulfill all the important roles in his life and do it with flair and genuine appreciation. When asked how he has been able to do this, he has always given full credit to God and the guidance that he has provided him to be able to serve his will and purpose for him. With that he has been centered and continuously passionate in everything he chooses to endeavor in his life.
The office of Rep Alfred Vargas is actively pursuing various social services that can cater and benefit the constituents of his district. You may click below to view more details about these services.
Golden Globe – Details to Come
- Leadership Achievement in Public Service Award” awarded by Elite Business and Leadership Awards
Eastwood Walk of Fame Award, 2012
Huwarang Artista sa Larangan ng Serbisyo Publiko, Famas Awards, 2012
35th Gawad Urian Awards – Nominee Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) for Teoriya (nominated)
Film: Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah: Ze Moveeh
Film: I Wanna Be Happy
Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas
I Luv NY
Ang Pagbabago (Host)
Sandwichlandia (Fantasy Commercial Series)
Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama series (Encantadia) – 2nd Golden Screen Entertainment TV Awards of Enpress
Graduated AB Management Economics Ateneo de Manila University
ABS-CBN Star Magic (formerly Star Circle) batch 10
Soap Opera: “Pangako Sa’yo” as Dyno Zuryete
Graduated Ateneo Grade School
Alfred Vargas was born