Honorable Rudy M. Matanane
Rudy Manibusan Matanane was first elected as Mayor on November 7, 2013. When he first set foot in the office and realized that he is the "MAYOR", he was overwhelmed with emotions and very honored that the people gave him that trust that is greatly needed to lead the beautiful village of Yigo. Mayor Matanane is committed to bring Yigo to the next level.
His first agenda, one of many plans for Yigo, was to work with the Chamorro Land Trust (CLT) to obtained property to construct a Community Park. To this day, he is hopeful that the CLT will finalize documents and ground breaking will take place.
He acquired the GHURA 506 park from DPR and renovated the basketball court. He also obtained a grant for a skate park and basketball park in Agafa Gumas. He continues to work with the proper agencies to fulfill his wish list for the residents.
Among his work and accomplishments, he requested assistance from DPW to clear the ponding basin at Marianas Terrace of over-grown vegetation; established the Yigo Night Market and the first Yigo Citrus Festival. He also had all the fire hydrants cleared and painted for more visibility; organized the send-off dinner for the National Guard’s deployment and a wave off at the entrance of the gym and as well as their home coming. He continues to work diligently with the proper authorities to better serve the community. He fulfilled his promise to the residents of Gil Baza with the connection of the waterline.
He is very passionate about the students and faculties at Simon Sanchez High School. He continues to push forward in hopes that our Attorney General will have a change of heart for the sake of the students’ safety and for the environment they have to face every day when they go to school. With hard work and lots of prayers, he is hopeful a new school will become a reality in the near future.
He has been serving the community from Yigo to Umatac, long before he became Mayor. If you know Rudy well enough, you know he is determined and will get the job done. He does this out of the norm, but you bet your bottom dollar he will deliver.
He retired from Andersen Air force Base (AAFB) in 2007, after 33 years of service. He also worked for Payless Supermarkets as the Compliance Officer and then worked under Governor Calvo-Tenorio administration for two years.
He was born and raised in Tamuning and moved to Yigo where he has been residing for the last 44 years. He is the son of the late +Vicente (Ben Kones) Quintanilla and Ana Adriano Manibusan Matanane. His siblings are: Terry M. and Wayne Rivers and Anita M. and Larry Brown.
He is married to Rosita (Rosie) Ogo Quitugua. His children are: Rudy & Laura (Xander, Isabella), Karl & Prisilla (Christian, Kali Lauren, Rayvan), Wayne (Calla), Shane (Aziel, Talia), Joetta & Jerome (Haane, Matua), Joshua & Kim (EJ, Gabe, Isiah, Noel, IsaBella), and Mathew & Pascale (Xavier).
Traditional Village Name: Yigu • Population: 20,539
• Village Flower: Plumeria or Frangipani