July 3, 1964 – May 5, 2022
Atty. Regina Ongsiako Reyes-Mandanas joined her Creator on May 5, 2022 after a brief illness. She was 57.
Her wake will be held from May 6 to May 11 at the Heritage Park (C-5). Inurnment will follow after the 9:00 am Mass on Wednesday, May 11.
Atty. Reyes-Mandanas served as President and CEO of Montemaria Asia Pilgrims, Inc. She also served as President and CEO of Abacore Capital Holdings, Inc.
Her other advocacies included being a member of the Special Projects Group of Gawad Kalinga and Answering the Cry of the Poor Foundation (USA) Inc. (or ANCOP U.S.A.) where she engaged in supporting rehabilitation centers for abused and neglected children and helped empower poor Filipino families by providing them shelter and livelihood programs, among other things.
Atty. Reyes-Mandanas was also a former Congressmember for the lone district of Marinduque, Philippines. As a member of the 16th Congress, she was vice-chairwoman of the House Committee on National Defense and Security, and member of several committees, including Appropriations, Justice, Health, Natural Resources, Veterans Affairs and Welfare, Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, Youth and Sports Development, Higher and Technical Education, Overseas Workers Affairs, Public Order and Safety, and Women and Gender Equality. Prior to this, she was Marinduque’s provincial administrator.
Atty. Reyes-Mandanas was a graduate of Georgetown University where she finished her Foreign Service degree. She studied law at Ateneo Law School. After passing the Philippine Bar Exams, she served in government, joining the Office of the Solicitor General. She was a member of the State Bar of California and the Federal Communications Bar Association.