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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Carmencita Ongsiako-Reyes Biography

Governor Carmencita Ongsiako-Reyes
Carmencita Ongsiako-Reyes was born on November 9, 1931 at San Juan, Metro Manila. She graduated elementary and high school in College of the Holy Spirit Manila. She pursued and completed her Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree in the University of Sto. Tomas. She took Doctoral Program in Social Work at the Philippine Women's University.

Reyes is a Certified Public Account (CPA), a Filipino politician and jurist. She served as an Assemblywoman from 1985 to 1986, Congresswoman of the Lone District of Marinduque from 1978 to 1998 and 2007 to 2010, as well as governor from 1998 to 2007 and 2010 to present.

She is married to the former commissioner on immigration, the late Edmundo M. Reyes with him she has 5 children namely Ma. Violeta O. Reyes (February 7, 1953), Ma. Bernadette O. Reyes (February 8, 1954), Maria del Carmen O. Reyes (August 10, 1955), Regina Victoria O. Reyes (July 3, 1960) and Edmundo O. Reyes, Jr. (May 23, 1962).

Batasang Pambansa Assemblywoman

Reyes won a seat in the Batasang Pambansa in 1984 under the ruling Kilusang Bagong Lipunan Party of President Ferdinand Marcos. She aligned herself with then-Marinduque Governor Aristeo Lecaroz, also of the KBL Party. Reyes was a close ally of the Marcos regime. Her husband, Edmundo M. Reyes, was appointed by President Marcos as the Commissioner on Immigration. Reyes served as an Assemblywoman until the 1986 EDSA Revolution drove Marcos out of power.