Milagrosa Tan is a Filipino politician. She is the current governor of Samar Province in Eastern Visayas Region, a position she held for three straight terms from 2001 to 2010. She is the first female governor of the province. In the May 13, 2019 election, she ran under the administration-backed PDP-Laban Party and won over Emilio Soza of Lakas Party.
Complete Name –> Milagrosa Tee Tan
Birth Place –> Samar, Philippines
1. Reynalds Michael Tan, Current Vice Governor
2. Jimboy Stephenson Tan (Defeated congressional candidate in the May 13, 2019 election)
Daughter – Sharee Ann Tan-de los Santos, former governor and current congresswoman of the second district
2001-2010, 2019-Present – Governor
2010-2019 – Congresswoman, Samar 2nd District
Scandals and Controversies
In March, 2019, Milagrosa Tan was convicted of graft and sentenced up to 115 years in prison over the anomalous purchase of emergency supplies for victims of Typhoon Kidang worth P16.1 million when she was governor in 2001. Her conviction was affirmed in July, 2019. Penalty includes perpetual disqualification from holding public office.