HON. ROWENA BAUTISTA-MENDIOLA, served as Sangguniang Panlungsod Member for three consecutive term (2013 – 2022) until her election as City Vice Mayor in the synchronized national and local elections of 2022. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Province of Cavite.
Aside from being the presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, she is the co-chair of the City Mayor in the various local consultative councils. The Local Chief Executive tapped the City Vice Mayor’s extensive experience in local legislation and in private entrepreneurship. Since her term as City Councilor, she is known to actively support resolutions and ordinances for the implementation of various programs of the city government on education, social welfare, tourism, livelihood generation and the promotion of local businesses. Spurred by her innate compassion for the poor and downtrodden, the Vice Mayor is using her office to promote good governance through transparency and accountability, honesty and integrity.
She was born for public service as she is the daughter of the late Senator Ramon Bautista Revilla, Sr., and the elder sibling of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. and Mayor Strike B. Revilla. Being the 1st in her family to get into public office, she garnered the most number of votes when she was elected as Councilor of the then municipality of Imus, Cavite in 1988 under the 1st election held under the 1987 Philippine Constitution. She also served as Chief-of-Staff of her father in the Philippine Senate from 1992 to 2004.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Major in Management. She then became the CEO of her own firm names Goldrich Business Corporation. She was also the President of JAB Realty and producer of Imus Productions, Inc.
Her presidency of the Bacoor Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCII) promoted unity among the members of the local business sector and encouraged more investments into Bacoor which helped pave the way for the then municipality of Bacoor to qualify for conversion as a city in 2012. She led the organization in conducting business development seminars and trade related activities. She spearheaded its community involvement through various projects aimed at community development and job creation. In recognition of all her efforts for the development of local businesses, the distinct honor of being named Chairman-Emeritus of the BCCII was bestowed upon her after she was elected to the Sangguniang Panlungsod in 2013.
She was married to the late Mr. Pedro Jaro Mendiola and is a mother to three children.
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