Way Kurat

Manuel Zamora
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Manuel Zamora in March 2015
Vice Governor of Compostela Valley
In office
June 30, 2013 – June 30, 2019
Preceded byRamil L. Gentugaya
Succeeded byMaria Carmen Zamora
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Compostela Valley's 1st District
Assumed office
June 30, 2019
Preceded byMaria Carmen Zamora
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Preceded byRogelio Sarmiento
Succeeded byMaria Carmen Zamora
Personal details
Born (1950-11-16) November 16, 1950 (age 69)
Political partyLAKAS-CMD Party (1998-2012)
Liberal Party (2012-2016)
PDP-Laban (2016-present)

Manuel E. "Way Kurat" Zamora (born November 16, 1950) is a Filipino politician. A former member of Lakas-CMD, he has been elected to three terms as a Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing the 1st District of Compostela Valley. First elected in 2001, he was re-elected in 2004 and 2007, and again in 2019.

Zamora is an agriculturist and farmer by profession. He has attracted media attention for his colorful personality and for habits such as regularly commuting from home to work in Congress on a bicycle.[1] His life story was once featured on the ABS-CBN dramatic series Maalaala Mo Kaya.[2]

Zamora makes his appearance in 1 vs 100 Philippine game show as 1 of the 100 mob members, defeating the "One" Sen. Kiko Pangilinan.


  1. ^ Jerry Orbos, S.V.D. (2004-06-25). "Self-denial and sacrifice". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-03-21.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "A Congressman's Life". ABS-CBN Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-03-21.


Preceded by
Rogelio Sarmiento
Representative, 1st District of Compostela Valley
Succeeded by
Maria Carmen Zamora