He served as Congressman, representing the 4th District of Quezon City in May 2012. From June 2001 to June 2010, Belmonte was Mayor of Quezon City, during which time he was selected as the Most Outstanding Mayor of the Philippines by the Local Government Leadership Awards. He is currently the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He served as Governor of Cebu from 1995 to 2004, and as Vice Governor of Cebu from 1969 to 1971. From 1987 to 1995, Garcia represented the Third District of Cebu. He was again elected to Congress in 2007, this time representing the Second District of Cebu. He was reelected in the 2010 elections. He is currently a Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
He started serving as the Representative of the Fourth District of Nueva Ecija in 2004, and reelected in the 2007 and 2010 elections. He is a member of the powerful Commission on Appointments. He received the Most Outstanding Congressman Award for three consecutive years from 2006 to 2009, the Legislative Excellence in Governance 2009 Award and the Ulirang Ama Award 2012.
He is the son of Elpidio Mangubat Barzaga Sr. and Magdalena Gelle Frani. From 1998 to 2007, he served as the Municipal Mayor of Dasmari?as, Cavite prior to his election as Member of the House of Representatives in the 2007 elections. He was reelected in the 2010 elections and currently serves as Chairman of the Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reform. He was awarded as one of the Most Outstanding Congressman of 2008 by the Congress Magazine.
He served as Municipal Mayor of San Vicente, Palawan from 1988 to 1998 and Provincial Board Member from 1998 to 2004.He was elected as Member of the House of Representatives in the 2004 elections, representing the First District of Palawan. He was reelected in the 2007 and 2010 elections. He is currently a member of powerful Commission on Appointments.
He served as Member of the House of Representatives, representing the Lone District of Southern Leyte from 1987 to 1998. In 2002, he was appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications. He was again elected to Congress in 2004 and reelected in the 2007 and 2010 elections. He is currently the Chairman of the Committee on Transportation.
He served as Mayor of Balanga City, Bataan from 1998 to 2004. He was elected as Member of the House of Representatives in the 2004 elections, representing the Second District of Bataan. He was reelected in the 2007 and 2010 elections. He is currently the Chairman of the Trade and Industry Committee. He authored Republic Act 9728 converting the Bataan Economic Zone into Free Port Area of Bataan.
He is a veteran political party worker and organizer. After completing his graduate studies in Political Science at the University of the Philippines and a twenty-year stint at the National Economic Development Authority and Department of Foreign Affairs, he served as Deputy Secretary General of three major political parties in the country, Partidong Masang Pilipino (PMP), Kabalikatng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI) and Lakas-Kampi CMD (LKC).