Was born on March 26, 1956 at Barangay Madaum, Tagum City, Davao del Norte. He finished his elementary School and secondary education at the Ateneo de Davao University. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City. He is married to the former Ms. Alma I. Lim and blessed with three children.

Family 1969
Mayor Rey T. Uy at the bottom right together with his family.


His political career started in 1998 when he served as Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member of Davao Province (1988-1995). On June 1992 he was likewise appointed as Vice-Governor of Davao Province. He was first elected as City Mayor of the City of Tagum on July 1, 1998 and in 2004 up to 2013.
During his 1st term as City Mayor of Tagum, he garnered First Place
in the Search for Most Outstanding Local Government Unit (LGU) in Local Budget Administration (Component City Category) 2001 and received the Award of Excellence-Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran National Finalist for the Cleanest and Greenest Local Government Unit (LGU) of the Philippines (1998-2000).

Gawad Pag-asa Award given by National Civil Service Commission to Mayor Rey T. Uy.

Aside from the numerous awards that the City of Tagum has received during his incumbency, Mayor Rey is a recipient of 108 other awards and plaques in the plaques in the field of public service. In 2007 he became the first elected Public Official in the country to receive the prestigious Gawad Pag-asa Award in Public Service conferred by the National Civil Service Commission.

The essence of public service is always the centerpiece of Mayor Uy’s administration. He continues to do new things in local governance as a visionary leader who always aspire excellence. He has proven his sincerity and integrity in various aspects of local governance and serves as an inspiration to everyone. Indeed, his laudable achievements make him an icon of extraordinary leadership.