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1.20.2009

YEAR 2004 FILIPINO TRAILBLAZERS




Benjamin Abadiano

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First Filipino to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership





Cecilio K. Pedro

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First Filipino to win the Socially Responsible Entrepreneur Award





Cheryl Diaz Meyer

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First Filipina-American Pulitzer Prize Winner for Breaking News Photography





Glenn Aguilar

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First Filipino and first Asian Motocross champion





Hero Angeles

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First Filipino proclaimed Grand Questor on Star Circle Teen Quest





Jasmine Trias

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First Filipina-American 3rd place finalist on American Idol 3





Jennifer Rosales

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First Filipina golfer to win on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour





Joaquin Henson

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First Filipino recipient of the first-ever Olympism Award from the Philippine Olympic Committee for excellence in journalism





Loren Legarda

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First Filipina environmentalist to receive the Global Award of the Priyadashni Academy for outstanding contributions to Environment and Afforestation





Minita Chico-Nazario

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First Filipina Presiding Justice in the Sandiganbayan Court





Pacita Abad

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First Filipina-American Modern Painter to paint the 55-meter long Alkaff Bridge, the 1st "Art Bridge" in Singapore





Rodrigo E. Rivera, Sr.

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First Filipino to win the Agribusiness Entrepreneur Award





Tomas Victorino Meneses

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First Filipino to win the Emerging Master Entrepreneur Award





Tony Tan Caktiong

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First Filipino Businessman to win the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award (WEOY)





Wilson P. Ng

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First Filipino to win the Small Business Entrepreneur Award








Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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