Rachel Rodeles Santiago, 1978-2021
She is survived by her husband Edmar; children Kayden, 7, and Francesca Rae, 5; mother Enriqueta; sister Zeny; brothers Fr. Eric, Rogyruel, Reginald, Rodel, Roland, and Reynante. Rachel was born to Enriqueta Campomanes Roncal and Juan Agnes Rodeles on July 15, 1978. After graduating from Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) with Bachelor of Arts Major in Journalism and earning her Bachelor of Laws degree from Don Vicente Orestes Educational Foundation Colleges of Law (DVOREF), Rachel chased her dreams to work in the Philippine Journalists Inc. (PJI) as one of its executives and later the Chief of Staff of House Majority Leader Martin G. Romualdez and then Leyte 1st District Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez who is now a congresswoman representing Tingog party-list.