Roilo Golez was the National Security Adviser of the Philippines from 2001 to 2004. He served as a congressman in the House of Representatives, where he was elected for six terms (from 1992 to 2001, and again from 2004 to 2013). During his time in congress, he has served as the Chairman of the House Committee on National Defense, and the House Committee on Public Order and Security. In his last term, he served as the Head of the House Contingent to the Commission on Appointments. He was formerly the Postmaster General from 1981 to 1986, and the Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority from 1978 to 1981.
Golez is a regular lecturer on the South China Sea at the National Defense College of the Philippines, and one of three conveners of the West Philippine Sea Coalition. He is the Founder and current Chairman and Lead Convener of the Movement and Alliance to Resist China’s Aggression, and has participated in various roundtable discussions on the South China Sea security situation in the Philippines, Japan and Vietnam. He is regularly interviewed by TV, Radio and print media and various fora on the South China Sea situation.
Golez graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis with a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Mathematics and Operations Analysis), and as Valedictorian of his class from the University of the Philippines with a Master of Business Administration.