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Carmencita Ongsiako Reyes (born November 9, 1931) is a Filipino politician and jurist. She served as an Assemblywoman[4] from 1985 to 1986, Congresswoman of Marinduque from 1978 to 1998[5] and 2007[6] to 2010, as well as governor from 1998 to 2007 and 2010 to present.[2]

Carmencita Reyes
Governor Carmencita Reyes.jpg
Governor of Marinduque
Assumed office
June 30, 2010[1]
Preceded byJose Antonio N. Carrion
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007[2]
Preceded byJose Antonio N. Carrion
Succeeded byJose Antonio N. Carrion
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives of Marinduque's Lone District
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2010
Preceded byEdmundo O. Reyes
Succeeded byLord Allan Jay Q. Velasco
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
Preceded byPost created
Succeeded byEdmundo O. Reyes
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblywoman) from Marinduque
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblywoman) from Region IV-A
In office
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
Personal details
Born (1931-11-09) November 9, 1931 (age 87)
San Juan, Rizal, Philippine Islands
Political party
Spouse(s)Edmundo Reyes Sr. (deceased)
ResidenceSanta Cruz, Marinduque
Boac, Marinduque
Alma materUniversity of Sto. Tomas

Batasang Pambansa AssemblywomanEdit

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.


  1. ^ Obligacion, Eliseo J. "Velasco did it; The Nanay Returns". marinduquegov.
  2. ^ a b Querubin, Gerald Gene R. "Solon's withdrawal stuns Marinduque". The Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2013-02-21.
  3. ^ Who's Who of Women in World Politics. Bowker-Saur. 1991. p. 200. ISBN 0-86291-627-5.
  4. ^ "G.R. No. 130872 March 25, 1999". LawPhiL (Philippines Law Project).
  5. ^ Danguilan Vitug, Marites (3 December 2009). "SC justice in partisan politics?". ABS-CBN.
  6. ^ Porcalla, Delon (24 July 2007). "DYNASTIES RULE IN 14th CONGRESS". Manila Star. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07.
Government offices
Preceded by
Jose Antonio N. Carrion
Governor of Marinduque
2010 - present
1998 - 2007
Succeeded by
Jose Antonio N. Carrion
House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Edmundo O. Reyes
Congress Restored
Representative, Lone District of Marinduque
Succeeded by
Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco
Edmundo O. Reyes