50 Fun, Fierce, and Fabulous Filipinas
50 Fun, Fierce, and Fabulous Filipinas is a non-fiction book for readers, young and old, packed with mini-stories on the lives of 50 outstanding Filipinas from the past to the present.
From cultural icons like Apo Whang-Od to the founders of outstanding institutions and brilliant scientists, this book tells these women's talent, bravery, genius, and fortitude. Showcasing different fields such as education, the arts, science, and even government, this book hopes to inspire in the Filipino youth a desire to contribute to nation-building across the global diaspora.
A message from VP and 2022 Presidential Candidate, Leni Robredo:
"Through the years, women all around the world have made great strides in changing the status quo and paving the way for a more just society. Here in our country, women are fortunate to live in empowering workspaces and occupy top management positions. The Philippines, in fact, remains to be one of the most gender-equal countries in Asia, placing 8th out of 149 countries in the 2018 Global Gender Gap Index. At the Office of the Vice President, one of the pillars of our anti-poverty program Angat Buhay is women empowerment. We believe that every Filipino has the capacity to make meaningful and lasting changes in her life and in society if she is given the right support and opportunities. This is why we are grateful to organisations like yours that highlight the important contribution of women in nation-building. Indeed, the Filipina has already come a long way, and this would not have been possible without the help and support of people like you who continue to celebrate their triumphs and share their inspiring stories with the world. We have shown that there are no limits to what we can accomplish, especially when we lift each other up. Maraming salamat at mabuhay ang Pilipina!"
WRITERS: Anna Nicole Cabuquit, Niel Angelo Cirilo, Anj CP, Joana Ariza Cruz, Louise Goddard, Cristy Ann Linga, AS Mamiit, MJ Rocio, Neal Igan Roxas, Mark Viuda
ILLUSTRATORS: Carlos Granada, Jeth, Michael Warren Tee, Josiah Duke Dondoyano, Apolinar Alejo
PUBLISHER: Brille Petit
DATE PUBLISHED: 2019