Edward Hagedorn was born on October 12, 1946 in Paranaque, Rizal. His parents were Mr. Alexander Hagedorn and the former Miss Gliceria Solon. He is married to Ma. Elena Marcelo, and blessed with two children Eva Christie and Elroy John.
He studied in San Sebastian College-Recoletos and University of the East in Manila. He was elected mayor of Puerto Princesa City in 1992. And at the same time served as Representative of League of Cities of the Philippines, Region IV; Member of National Executive Board of Boy Scout of the Philippines; and Assemblyman of Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development. With the overwhelming support of the people of Puerto Princesa, he transformed the city as a major eco-tourism destination and model in environment protection. It became a Hall of Fame Awardee for being the cleanest and greenest component city in the Philippines. And has been generously given national and international awards and recognition for various innovative programs and projects a proof of seriousness of purpose and magnitude of success. Edward Hagedorn finished his three consecutive terms as mayor of Puerto Princesa on June 30, 2001. But on November 12, 2002, upon the landmark decision of the Supreme Court qualifying him to serve a fresh term, he sit as mayor again after winning in a special election called by majority of Barangay Officials on September 24, 2002. Observers classed it, the most remarkable Edward Hagedorn victory so far.
But Edward humbly posted streamers saying, “such sweet victory was only made possible through your support and prayers. A million thanks!.”
Right now, the City Government of Puerto Princesa is busy executing economic development programs And the man leading its direction is Mayor Edward Solon Hagedorn…..