Hermilando Mandanas Wife, an 80-Year-Old Governor of Batangas Marries a Lawyer Who Is Nearly Half His Age.

Rose Chua and Governor Dodo Mananas exchanged vows at a modern Filipiniana themed wedding that was held on Wednesday, 8th May in the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Mandanas and Chua, both prominent lawyers and seasoned politicians, exchanged vows in the hallowed halls of the historic basilica. The halls were filled with love and devotion as Mandanas and Chua pledged their commitment. The reception was held in the courtyard of provincial capitol. It was meticulously planned by Gideon Hermosa and Amanda Tirol, the wedding planner.

The venue was elegant, decorated with intricate designs paying homage to Filipino heritage and offering a contemporary take on traditional aesthetics. The marriage of substance and style resulted in a memorable celebration for the couple as well as their guests.

What did their vows reveal about their relationship?

The vows of the wedding told a story about love, faith and overcoming challenges. Mandanas’ vows were full of sincerity. “I came not only out of my free will but also with love.” He also emphasized the shared vision they have of faith and family, saying “We both are ready to raise our children as good Christians.” It is the essence of both our union and marriage to raise children in a Christian manner.

Chua’s vows reflect her journey of finding love after heartbreaks. She acknowledged that she had set high standards and guarded her heart to avoid pain, but found comfort in Mandanas. She said, “I have had my heart broken many times. I’ve guarded myself and raised my standard so high that no one should be able to reach it. I’m not going to get hurt again until you come.” I thank you for asking me to be your Valentine, and for choosing me to spend the rest your life with.”

Who were the notable guests in attendance?

Guests included well-known political figures who reflected the couple’s respect in the community. The guests included Batangas vice governor Mark Leviste as well as former president and Pampanga District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the current President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Marcos. The wedding was a testament to the close professional ties between Mandanas, Chua and their respective circles.

What is the background of Governor Dodo Mananas?

Dodo Mandanas is a public servant with a long record. He was a member of Congress and currently serves as the Governor of Batangas. Mandanas was recognized for his commitment to his constituents, and his significant contributions to the area. He was married to Regina Reyes who tragically died in 2022. She was a nominee for the Anakalusugan Party’s list. Rose Chua, a former Anakalusugan Party-list nominee who tragically died in 2022, has been his partner through this journey of grief.

What expertise does Rose Chua bring to their union?

Rose Chua has a wealth of experience in the fields of taxation, aviation, and data privacy. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Ateneo Law School as a testament to both her academic ability and dedication. Her professional and academic experience adds a complementary element to her relationship with the Governor Mandanas. Chua’s legal expertise adds a intellectual dimension to their shared visions of faith and family.

What legacy do they hope to build together?

Rose Chua and Governor Mandanas share a common goal: to build a strong Christian family. Their vows show their commitment to one another and a larger vision for their families. They hope to leave a legacy of compassion, love and service in their community by combining their diverse backgrounds. Their union will inspire many as public figures. They will highlight the importance of perseverance and faith.

How was the wedding received?

The guests praised the wedding for its harmonious mix of traditional and contemporary elements. Beautiful decorations, heartfelt vows, and prestigious guests made the wedding a memorable event. The modern Filipiniana wedding theme reflected the couple’s aspirations for the future while highlighting the richness of Filipino culture.

The union between Governor Dodo Mananas and Rose Chua is a testament of enduring love and faith as well as the beauty of combining personal and professional life. Their wedding was not only a celebration of their shared commitment, but also the beginning of a brand new chapter full of hope, dedication and the promise to leave a lasting legacy.


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