Dr. Rey Galua was born in 1974 in Kitcharao, South of the Philippines. He was the fifth child of Mr Hilario Galua and Mrs Geonita Galua. Galua attended his elementary in San Roque Elementary School, at Kitcharao Agusan del Norte.
He attended High School at Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy. Kitcharao Agusan del Norte graduated with honors and gold medalist, excellent in mathematics. Galua began his study in Architecture College of Engineering and Architecture in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines and graduated in 1997.
In 1998, Dr. Rey Galua took and passed the board examination in Architecture given by the Professional Regulation Commission. He registered his own Architectural Consulting firm, whose trade name was RD Galua Associates, and changed to GALUA PLUS Architectural Design Studio.
In 2004, Dr. Rey Galua attended his master’s studies in Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City Philippines, Master in Sustainable Development Studies major in Rural and Urban Planning, and graduated in 2007. He continues his studies to a Doctoral degree in Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City, Doctor in Sustainable Development Studies primary in Rural and Urban Planning, and graduated in 2011.
Galua started his practice of his profession. He established his rdGalua Associates Architectural firm, later in 2020 it was change to GALUA PLUS Architectural Design Studio with an office at 168 Mandumol st., Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro city. While on practice, he joins the faculty of Engineering and Architecture in Mindanao University of Science and Technology, School of Architecture at Cagayan de Oro city.
Galua gain a reputation when he design several government and private offices; like DENR LMS office in Cagayan de Oro city, BIR office in Butuan city, Municipal Hall building Claveria, Misamis Oriental, and PAG ASA Weather Station office at alubijid misamis oriental. He also designed the Madonna & Child Hospital in Cagayan de Oro city, and the Buenavista Community Hospital Buenavista Agusan del Norte.