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1.22.2009

YEAR 2006 FILIPINO TRAILBLAZERS




Caroline S. Picart

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First Filipina to become the U.S. Open Pro Amateur Cabaret Champion at the United States Dance Sport Championships





Charmaine Clamor

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First Filipina-American Jazz Singer





Charo Ronquillo

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First Filipina and 1st Asian Second runner-up in the Ford Supermodel of the World competition





Christoper Y. Go

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First Filipino amateur astronomer and astrophotographer to discover a high-pressure storm, named "Oval BA" or the Red Spot Jr., on planet Jupiter





Henry Sy Sr.

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First Filipino Chinese-Filipino recipient of the "PCE Big Brother of Filipino Entrepreneurs" award





Heracleo "Leo" Oracion

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First Filipino to summit Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain





Joel Toledo

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First Filipino and first Asian Bridport International Creative Writing Prize winner





Keanna Reeves

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First Filipina Pinoy Big Brother – Celebrity Edition Big Winner





Kim Chiu

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First Filipina Pinoy Big Brother – Teen Edition Big Winner





Lani Misalucha

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First Filipina Artist to Headline 6-month Stint at the Jubilee Theater in Bally's Casino Las Vegas, Nevada





Manny Pacquiao

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First Filipino Boxing Champion to receive the Order of Lakandula Champion for Life award





Mark Paragua

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First Filipino Super Grandmaster of Chess





Martin Nievera

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First Filipino award-winning singer to perform in a showroom originally built for Frank Sinatra at the Golden Nugget Hotel





Maureen Marcelo

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First Filipina Philippine Idol winner





Mel Tiangco

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First Filipina named Most Outstanding News Presenter by the COMGUILD Center for Journalism





Michael Novales

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First Filipino skater to compete in the World Figure Skating Championships





Pia Clemente

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First Filipina-American producer to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film for her work in "Our Time is Up"





Ramon Valera

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First Filipino fashion designer to be proclaimed as National Artist





Rex Navarrete

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First Filipino-American Comic to star in the 1st ever Stand-up/Sit-com to broadcast in Asia, "Rex In The City"





Sarah Geronimo

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First Filipina artist to perform at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA





Simon Chua

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First Filipino to receive the International Paul Erdos Award for mathematics





Yeng Constantino

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First Filipina Pinoy Dream Academy Grand Star Dreamer








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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