Fr. Ernesto “Totit” Mandanas Jr.

Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta 

AnaKalusugan partylist is considering Fr. Ernesto “Totit” Mandanas Jr. as one of its nominees for the May 9 polls, along the line of succession as provided for under election rules. 

This after the untimely demise of their second nominee, Atty. Gina Reyes-Mandanas, who passed away Thursday.

Fr. Totit, who has served in various parishes, is the younger brother of Batangas Gov. Hermilando “Dodo” Mandanas, wife of Atty. Gina. 

In a statement, AnaKalusugan said Fr. Totit is a strong health advocate who will continue Ate Gina’s legacy.

“Just as we are mourning, we also take heart that we will continue to push for Ate Gina’s desire for every Filipino to have equitable access to free health services,” the partylist group said.

“Ate Gina will serve as an inspiration for AnaKalusugan’s stronger campaign for free check ups and free maintenance medicines and better health facilities across the country,” it added.