Maria "Frica" T. Pangelinan (born December 5, 1948) is a Northern Mariana Islander politician. She is the first female senator to serve in the Northern Mariana Islands Senate.[1]

Pangelinan is a member of the Democratic Party of the Northern Mariana Islands. She is married to Joseph Ito Pangelinan. The couple have six children - Frank, Lynn, David, Geri, Joey and Joseph.


  1. ^ Calindas, Marconi (2006-03-05). "'Women of power' meet Miss Teen beauties". Saipan Tribune. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 

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