Through the years, the four-foot-nine native of Zamboanga City has won medals from the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games, and other international weightlifting competitions.
This accolade recognizes her contributions to legislation and awareness-raising on Hepatitis B and liver cancer, the latter of which her father, esteemed Senator Rene Cayetano, succumbed to in 2004.
Elected congresswoman of the second district of Taguig City in May 2016, the lawyer, entrepreneur, triathlete, and mom is also the head of Bike for Hope (which advocates environmental awareness and a healthy lifestyle), Pinay in Action (which promotes women empowerment through sports), and Gabriel’s Symphony (a foundation that provides support to children with disabilities and special needs).
Walter Thompson gathered the following women leaders to empower the next generation of Filipinas.
Long before she ended the country’s 20-year Olympic medal drought by claiming silver in the 53-kg division of the women’s weightlifting event at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Hidilyn Diaz accomplished an even greater feat: she smashed the stereotype of a female in two male-dominated fields.
She completed her undergraduate work at Assumption Convent where she finished Bachelor of Arts Major in Foreign Service, cum laude.
She is a member of both the Sigma Phi Omega (Honor & Professional Society in Gerontology) and the Pi Lambda Theta (Honor & Professional Association of Women in Education).
Meanwhile, a partnership with the Drugstore Association of the Philippines led to the creation of a mobile application designed to professionalize pharmaceutical assistants; through this app, PAs can improve their knowledge and handling of the products they sell, and promote health education among clients. Belo obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from UP Diliman and completed her Degree of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sto. She later got her Diploma in Dermatology from the Institute of Dermatology in Bangkok, Thailand. Belo furthered her studies in Dermatologic and Laser Surgery at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, and at St.
Sabarre was a brand manager for Selecta in the ‘90s before joining J&J in 2006. Victoria Belo is currently the CEO and Medical Director of Belo Medical Group. Francis Memorial Hospital at the University of California in San Francisco.
Lopa once described herself and partners Dindin Araneta and Lisa Periquet as “crazy” advocates of accessible art.
Perhaps that’s why Art Fair Philippines, their annual exhibition of contemporary visual art, mixed media art, and installations, has become the go-to event of more and more Filipinos since its launching in 2013.
Cabreira helms a team tasked to steer its subscribers to the digital age.