Filipino Women Leaders

Throughout history, there have been many Filipino women leaders who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Filipino female leaders such as Imelda Marcos, Corazon Aquino, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Maria Ressa, Miriam Defensor Santiago.

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 1 Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam Defensor Santiago
Famous As: Judge, Journalist, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iloilo City
Died: September 29, 2016

 2 Gina Lopez

Gina Lopez
Famous As: Environmentalist, Politician
Birthdate: December 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: August 19, 2019

 3 Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino
Famous As: Former President of Phillipines
Birthdate: January 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paniqui, Tarlac
Died: August 1, 2009
Corazon Aquino, or Cory Aquino, was the first female president of the Philippines. She led the People Power Revolution after her husband Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.’s assassination and ended the 21-year dictatorial reign of President Ferdinand Marcos. In 1986, Corazon was named Time Magazine’s Woman of the Year.

 4 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Famous As: Former President of Philippines
Birthdate: April 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Metro Manila

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a Filipino politician and academic. From 2001 to 2010, Arroyo served as the president of the Philippines. Before serving as the president, Arroyo served as a senator and as the vice president of the Philippines. She later served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2018 to 2019.

 5 Sara Duterte

Sara Duterte
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Davao City, Philippines

 6 Gabriela Silang

Gabriela Silang
Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: March 19, 1731
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa, Philippines
Died: September 20, 1763

 7 Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos
Famous As: Filipino Politician
Birthdate: July 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manila

Imelda Marcos is a retired Filipino politician with a controversial history. She became the First Lady of the Philippines in 1965 when her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, became President of the nation. Her family stole billions of dollars from the country’s citizens and lived lavishly. The Marcoses were unseated during the People Power Revolution in February 1986.

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 8 Cristine Reyes

Cristine Reyes
Famous As: Model, Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: February 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marikina

 9 Charo Santos-Concio

Charo Santos-Concio
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calapan

 10 Risa Hontiveros

Risa Hontiveros
Famous As: politician, journalist
Birthdate: February 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila

 11 Imee Marcos

Imee Marcos
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mandaluyong

 12 Aurora Quezon

Aurora Quezon
Famous As: Nurse
Birthdate: February 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baler
Died: April 28, 1949

 13 Grace Poe

Grace Poe
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jaro, Iloilo City

 14 Loren Legarda

Loren Legarda
Famous As: Journalist, Reporter, Presenter, Model, Activist
Birthdate: January 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malabon