CNN Philippines — Former Senator Tessie Aquino-Oreta has died, her son confirmed on Friday. She was 75.
Her son, Malabon Mayor Lenlen Oreta, said she passed away on Thursday night. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Maria Teresa Aquino-Oreta was elected Senator in 1998 and served during the 11th Congress. Before joining the Senate, she was a member of the House of Representatives for three consecutive terms, from 1987-1998, representing the district of Malabon-Navotas.
She is survived by her husband Antolin Oreta Jr. and four children.