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 Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos.
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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.

 2 Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam Defensor Santiago.
23
Famous As: Judge, Journalist, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iloilo City
Died: September 29, 2016
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 3 Sara Duterte

Sara Duterte.
18
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: May 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Davao City, Philippines

 4 Imee Marcos

Imee Marcos.
18
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mandaluyong

 5 Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino.
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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.

 6 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
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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.

 7 Charo Santos-Concio

Charo Santos-Concio
18
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calapan
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 8 Risa Hontiveros

Risa Hontiveros
32
Famous As: politician, journalist
Birthdate: February 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila

 9 Grace Poe

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

 10 Cristine Reyes

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

 11 Aurora Quezon

Aurora Quezon
8
Famous As: Nurse
Birthdate: February 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baler
Died: April 28, 1949

 12 Loren Legarda

Loren Legarda
11
Famous As: Journalist, Reporter, Presenter, Model, Activist
Birthdate: January 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malabon