Rafael Butch Francisco is a Former Director, Chief Operating Officer and President of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), a government owned and controlled corporation and the Philippines second largest contributor of revenue after Tax Authority. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Human Resources Development from Ateneo de Manila University and a Baccalaureate in liberal arts from De La Salle University. He has also completed the Executive Development Program of University of Nevada, Reno in casino gaming management.
He was born on May 23, 1956. His father Pablo C. Francisco, was born and raised in Pasay City, where he grew up in his early years. His mother, Guadalupe B. Areopagita, is also from Pasay City. Butch went to St. Mary’s Academy in Pasay City for prep school in 1962.
Known as Butch by his family and friends, he is a past governor of Rotary International, the world’s first and largest service organization. He has authored a book on Rotary entitled (A)Musings in the Life of a Rotarian.