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Regina Ongsiako Reyes

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Spouse  Hermilando Mandanas
Name  Regina Reyes

Religion  Roman Catholic
Nationality  Filipino
Political party  Liberal Party
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Born  July 3, 1964 (age 51) Manila, Philippines (1964-07-03)
Alma mater  Ateneo de Manila University
Education  Ateneo de Manila University

Preceded by  Lord Allan Jay Velasco

16th congress 1st regular session roll call 22 july 2013 with congwoman regina ongsiako reyes

Regina Ongsiako Reyes-Mandanas is a Filipino former member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the legislative district of Marinduque. She is the youngest daughter of former Philippine Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Edmundo Reyes, Sr. and Marinduque Governor Carmencita O. Reyes.


Early life and career

Regina Ongsiako Reyes was twice accelerated in her primary and secondary school. A consistent Dean's Lister, she finished her Foreign Service degree at Georgetown University. She then studied at the Ateneo Law School where she graduated honor roll. After passing the Philippine Bar Examinations, she joined government service and worked as a Solicitor at the Office of Solicitor General and been the youngest solicitor in history. She also took Advanced studies in Comparative Law.

She decided to pursue her profession further by becoming a member of State Bar of California and been a member of Federal Communications Bar Association.


She is a devoted member of the Special Projects Group of Gawad Kalinga and is engaged in supporting rehabilitation centers for abused and neglected children, disaster management and relief operations, and volunteer recruitment. Reyes also joined Answering the Cry of the Poor Foundation (USA) Inc., better known as ANCOP U.S.A., and helped empower poor Filipino families by providing them shelter and livelihood programs, and promoting a culture of health consciousness.

Political career

She was Provincial Administrator of Marinduque for almost two years. During her term, she has been very active in Program implementation of the Provincial Government of Marinduque particularly programs by the Provincial Social Welfare Development Office (PSWDO) on gender, women, children and senior citizens and the Provincial Nutrition Office (PNO)on Barangay Nutrition Scholars and supplemental feedings for malnourished children. She is also active in fighting against irresponsible mining and provides jobs to the affected community.

In May, 2013, Reyes gained almost 4,000 votes more than her opponent, and was proclaimed by the Marinduque COMELEC Provincial board of Canvassers and subsequently took her oath of office before President Benigno S. Aquino in Malacanang and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte as duly elected Representative of the Lone District of Marinduque.

As a Member of the 16th Congress, she is a Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on National Defense and Security. She is also a member of several committees which include Appropriations, Justice, Health, Natural Resources, Veterans Affair and Welfare, Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, Youth and Sports Development, Higher and Technical Education, Overseas Workers Affairs, Public Order and Safety, Women and Gender Equality.


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