Marinduque political matriarch Carmencita Reyes dies

SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna – Marinduque governor and former representative Carmencita Ongsiako Reyes passed away, her relatives confirmed. She was 87. Reyes’ son-in-law and Batangas governor Hermilando Mandanas said Reyes died Monday. In a text message, Mandanas said Reyes suffered from “an aneurysm in the stomach.” The family provided no other details regarding the governor’s prior condition. Reyes’ grandson Lorenzo Vega, in a Facebook post, said: “Nanay Carmencita will always be remembered for her dedicated and untiring service to the people of Marinduque.” Reyes served twice as Marinduque’s lone representative…