Perlito “Lito” Benosa Gonzaga is the current vice-mayor of the Municipality of Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. Eldest of 9, Vice Mayor Litowas born on November 23, 1956 inTaguitic, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte to TeodoroAndig Gonzaga, Sr. and Nelda Oro Benosa.
He finished his elementary education at Margos Elementary School and attended his secondary education at Sta. Teresita Academy in Aurora town in Zamboanga del Sur. He is married to AnaniaMacra Gonzaga with whom he has two daughters, Leian M. Gonzaga-Vergara and Jollibie M. Gonzaga who are both successful professionals.
Vice-mayor Lito has been a successful businessman engaged in aqua-marine products trading before joining politics. His political career started in 1989 when he was elected as a Barangay Chairman of his home barangay, Taguiticuntil 1991. In 1992, he ran and was elected as one of the Sangguniang Bayan Members of the municipality, completing a full three-term thereof until 2001. It was then in 2002-2004 wherein he served again Barangay Taguitic, as a Barangay Chairman. And in 2004, he again gained his seat as a Sangguniang Bayan Member of the municipality and his term ended in the year 2007.
In 2010, he was elected as the Municipal Vice Mayor of the Municipality of Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte and is serving the public up to the present time.