Your average, ordinary, everyday strong, independent Filipina.
1. Gretchen Ho
We all know her as one of the top notch Ateneo Lady Eagles volleyball player, the adoring partner of Robi Domingo, and the newcomer newscaster in ABS-CBN’s Bayan Mo iPatrol Mo.
5 4 3 2 1….. Been working on this for a year now and I am proud to announce that my website is finally ALIVE! Visit www.gretchenho.com now (hit the biolink) and read the article "Woman-In-Action" to know what this new chapter is all about! Wooooo! ? #womaninaction Thank you @iConceptGlobal Philippines for coming up with the design and working with me all the way for this! Thank you also @darwinbvicente for this artwork :p
She is also one of the ladies in our country empowering people through her words and actions because she believes all of us are here to serve a greater purpose.
2. Liza Soberano
A great actress and the 6th most beautiful face in the world? Yes.
Tender and kind to those who need it most? Yes.
3. Charo Santos-Concio
Started from the bottom and now she’s a Filipina media executive, host, occasional actress, television and film producer, and host of Maalala Mo Kaya. Dear Charo, you are our hero.
4. Anne Curtis-Smith
An iconic persona in the movie industry and the girl-next-door.
Just discovered my love for the smell of freshly printed books. ? I have in my hands the ACTUAL copy of my first ever children's book that I wrote especially for UNICEF Philippines – Anita, The Duckling Diva. ? Please SAVE THE DATE. February 19, 2016 – 2PM – Atrium at The Block, SM NORTH EDSA. ? Hope to see you there! @unicefphils #AnitaTheDucklingDiva #AnitaAngBibengBiritera #LaborOfLove
Also turned the page of her career to become a children’s book author. All proceeds from the storybooks will go to support UNICEF’s programs for children too. You’re doing it right, Anne!
5. Solenn Heusaff
Solenn is the ultimate fit and healthy goals
We wouldn’t mind a sip or two
*Eyes food* Can we have some
Made myself breakfast: cook pancetta on a pan, set aside. Use the oil of the pancetta to cook onions, cherry tomatoes, basil then add paprika. Put pancetta with mixture and put it all on a mini skillet. Top with 2 egg whites ( seperate the yelloe first as that cooks faster), pop in oven, wait for eggwhite to be almost cooked. Then put the egg yolks on top, then kesong puti, cheddar cheese and mozzarella. Pop back into oven. Serve with cayenne pepper, sweet balsamic. #solennCooking #casitapulgosa
It’s so… beautiful.
6. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
One of the most controversial and intellectual Philippine senators.
Did we mention she’s also the most popular and politically influential women in Philippine history?
And she slays all them corrupt politicians. SLAAAY, Miriam.
7. Lea Salonga
This Filipina mezzo-soprano singer is known for her phenomenal role as Kim in the worldwide famous Miss Saigon.
She’s the first Asian to take the roles of Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Miserables on Broadway and the singing voice of Jasmine in Alladin in 1992 and Fa Mulan in Mulan 1998. Yeah, she’s pretty amazing.
8. Jessica Sanchez
This young, sensational and phenomenal rising Filipina star was discovered in the worldwide hit American Idol. She inspires dozens and wins people over with her exceptionally amazing voice.
9. Cory Aquino
Cory Aquino was officially reported to have lost the presidential elections in February 1986 to Ferdinand Marcos, but Aquino and her supporters had challenged the results, charging widespread voting fraud.
The Philippine military high officials soon publicly renounced Marcos’ rule and proclaimed Cory as the rightful president of the Philippines.
Mabuhay to all the strong, independent women of the Philippines we look up to whether a celebrity, a politician, a president, a friend, and a mother.
You are our everyday heroes.