Senior Board Member Enrique V. Dela Cruz, Jr., presently, the Majority Floor Leader of the 9th Sangguniang Panlalawigan, was born on June 15, 1975 in Baliwag, Bulacan. He is married to Katherine “Kitchie” Angelo, a doctor by profession.
Atty. Buco, as he is fondly called,was a cum laude graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Legal Management at the University of Santo Tomas in 1996 and a magna cum laude graduate of Bachelor of Laws in the same institution in 2000. In 2001, he finished his Masters in Public Management at the Ateneo de Manila University, and in 2002, he became a Fullbright scholar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of the Harvard University, USA earning another post graduate degree, Masters in Public Policy. In 2005, he finished another degree, Masters of Law (with Distinction) from the University of London as a British Council scholar.
At present, he is a Senior Associate at the Ponce Enrile, Reyes and Manalastas (PECABAR) Law Office in Makati City and a Bar reviewer and law professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, FEU-DLSU Institute of Law and at the Bulacan State University College of Law. A two-time “Gintong Kabataan Awardee” in 1997 and 2002, he was also awarded as one of the “Ten Outstanding Councilors of the Philippines” by the National Jaycees in 2006. Currently, he is the National Secretary General of the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) of the Philippines.
Board Member Buco chairs the Committee on Education, Committee on Health and Committee on Rules. He is also a member of the Provincial Disaster Management Council, Provincial Health Board, Provincial School Board, Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council and the Bulacan Polytechnic College School Board. He is also the SP representative to the Provincial Nutrition Committee, Provincial Technical Committee, Provincial Scholarship Committee and Baliwag District Hospital Board.