VICE-MAYOR RAINERO G. ASENTISTA was born and raised in land Brgy. Kang-actol, Dumanjug, Cebu the eldest among 7 children of Mr. Epifanio Asentista Sr. and Andrea Gimpayan. He obtained a college degree in Customs Administration from the University of Cebu. And passed the PRC Board Examination for Customs Broker Licensure.
Prior to joining politics, Vice-Mayor Asentista worked briefly as a Credit Investigator before venturing into a very successful merchandising business. He joined politics in 1992 and first won as town councilor and again in 2001-2006 as no.one councilor. He try running as a VICE-MAYOR in May 2016 and won with a huge margin.
The Vice-Mayor was a consistent honor student in his younger years. He attributes what he is now to humble and hard working parents who instilled in him the good values and discipline needed to succeed.
Rene, as he is called by close friends, is married to the former Brgy. Councilor Evangeline Ignacio, businesswoman in her own right. They have 3 children, Ruselo Riva (RR), Renz Valiant (RV) and Vanz Rainer (VR), all of whom are still single.