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1.23.2009

YEAR 2007 FILIPINO TRAILBLAZERS




Arnel Pineda

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First Filipino vocalist to become the new lead singer of the famed American rock band Journey





Daniel de la Cruz

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First Filipino designer of home and Christmas accents to be sold as a brand in the States





Illac Diaz

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First Filipino winner of the 1st DHL Young Entrepreneurs for Sustainability Awards





Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II

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First Filipino to receive the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award





Japeth Aguilar

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First Filipino basketball player ever to sign with the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division 1 in the United States





Loida Nicolas Lewis

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First Filipina, first Asian woman inducted to the Asian Hall of Fame





Noelle Wenceslao

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First Filipina to climb the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest





Reinabelle Co Reyes

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First Filipina to receive the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award at the American Astronomical Society, 211th Meeting





Ruben Gonzaga

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First Filipino male Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition





Tessa Prieto-Valdes

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First Filipina Celebrity Duets champion





Vina Morales

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First Filipina singer-actress to win the first Asean Ikon solo artist award





Zenei Triunfo Cortez

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First Filipina nurse to become president of California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CAN/NNOC)











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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