Margarita Delos Reyes Cojuangco or Tingting Cojuangco, 68 years old, is the wife of President of the Philippine Olympic Committee and former Representative Jose Cojuangco, Jr. She is also the mother of equestriennes of the country, Mikaela “Mikee” Cojuangco (who is married to former Representative Dodot Jaworski. Her other children are Josephine Cojuangco (married to Francisco Javier Guingona), Dr. Liaa Cojuangco Bautista (married to Emmanuel Bautista), Margarita “Mai-mai” Demetria Cojuangco Zini (married to Andrei Zini), and Regina Patricia “China” Jose Delos Reyes Cojuangco.
Tingting Cojuangco received her MA National Security Administration studies at the National Defense College. Cojuangco also received her doctorate degree in criminology and Philippine history. She has served as President of the Philippine Public Safety College for eight years and also as Governor of Tarlac from 1992 to 1998, and Presidential Assistant in 2001. Tingting Cojuangco has also been a part of humanitarian projects and known for her work among Muslim communities. She has also participated in the peace talks with the Moro National Liberation Front.
The agenda for the 2013 election includes food, peace and order and public safety. Issues regarding food involve the need to provide resources to the poor and desperate. Her concerns over the current safety conditions in the country are also under scrutiny with the desire to see more people feeling safer on the streets and allowing people to feel more comfortable in their communities. This is also hoped to extend to schools and school children who do not get enough safety and care which is needed to help them enrich their minds.
Platforms/Advocacy of Tingting Cojuangco
Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco, of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), said that if she wins in the coming elections, she would serve as the broomstick (walis tingting) in the Senate that would wipe out all of the country’s dirt.
Cojuangco said UNA also wanted to embrace the “Tuwid na Daan” (straight path), advocacy of the administration.