Milagrosa Tan (24 February 1958 – 30 November 2019) was a Filipina politician from the 2nd district province of Samar in the Philippines. She served as governor of Samar twice. She was the first female governor of the province who served from 2001 to 2019 and was re-elected in 2019 following the resignation of her younger sister, Sharee Ann Tan. She also served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines.[1][2][3]

Milagrosa “Mila” Tan
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Governor of Samar
In office
30 June 2019 – 30 November 2019
Preceded bySharee Ann Tan
Succeeded byReynolds Michael Tan
In office
30 June 2001 – 30 June 2010
Preceded byJose Roño
Succeeded bySharee Ann Tan
Personal details
Born24 February 1958
Samar, Philippines
Died30 November 2019(2019-11-30) (aged 61)
Taguig, Philippines
NationalityFilipino Chinese
Political partyPDP–Laban Nacionalista Party
RelationsSharee Ann Tan (daughter)
ChildrenReynolds Michael Tan
Sharee Ann Tan
Stephen James Tan

Suspension as GovernorEdit

In November 2018, Sandiganbayan ordered the 90-day preventive suspension of Samar governor Milagrosa Tan while she is facing trial for graft and malversation of public funds with the anomalous purchase of ₱16.1 million in emergency supplies without public bidding when she was the governor of the province in 2001. Because of her conviction, Tan was disqualified from the public office. The questioned transactions pertained to ₱3.9 million worth of medicines, ₱1.6 million worth of electric fans, and ₱10.6 million worth of assorted goods and rice.[4]

In a resolution on 23 November 2018, the first division said the order is immediately executory and directed the offices of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año to implement the suspension.[5]


Mila Tan died at a hospital in Taguig after going into cardiac arrest on 30 November 2019.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ "4 members of Tan family vie for key Samar posts". Philippine News Agency. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Sandigan affirms Samar governor's 115-year sentence". Philstar. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Samar congresswoman Milagrosa Tan convicted of graft". Rappler. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Samar solon Milagrosa Tan". GMA News Online. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Paano ang 2019? Milagrosa Tan gets 115 years maximum for graft for skipping bidding of P16M goods". Abogado. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  6. ^ Reyes, Ronald O. (30 November 2019). "Samar governor passes away at 61". Sun.Star. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Samar Gov. Milagrosa Tan passes away". GMA News Online. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Samar Governor Milagrosa Tan dies at 61". Rappler. Retrieved 3 December 2019.

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