Nograles hails from Davao City, Philippines, and has served as Congressman in the First District since 2010. He is currently the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations for the 17th Congress. He is member of both the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) and the South East Asian Parliamentarians Against Corruption (SEAPAC). He is also a member of the Philippine Constitution Association. Nograles obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering, and Juris Doctor in 2003 from Ateneo de Manila University.