Councillor Rodrigo Mina Mamaed was born on January 28, 1957 to Herminigildo T. Mamaed and Lourdes D. Mina. He wanted to become a mechanical engineer but had to discontinue his studies due to financial difficulty. He managed to overcome his humble beginnings by dint of hard work, industry and perseverance as a former and entrepreneur. In 2007, upon the prodding of his constituents, he ran as Punong Barangay of Palestina and won. His genuine concern for others and strong leadership gained him a second term, and in 2013, he was elected President of the Liga ng mga Barangay of San Jose City. As such, he has served as ex-officio Member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, where he chairs the Committee on Barangay Affairs. He is married to the former Roda M. Iglesia with whom he has three children: Himlord Paul, Jeffrey, and Raquel.