Rosa Sevilla de Alvero was an educator and journalist and was one of the notable
Filipina suffragists in Asia.
ROSA SEVILLA DE ALVERO
Rosa Alvero pursued teaching as a career. She became conscious of the political affairs
of the country and joined the Revolution feeding and attending to the wounded revolutionaries.
She became one of the two women staff of La Indepencia, the Philippine revolutionary
government official newspaper edited by General Antonio Luna.
She lobbied and campaigned for woman suffrage, and co-founded the Liga de Damas Filipinas
(Federacion Catolica de Mujeres).
She was the founder of the Instituto de Mujeres (now, Rosa Sevilla Memorial School)
which was inaugurated in August 1900, the Institute was the first school for girls
conducted by Filipinos, with primary to collegiate courses offered in Spanish and
She founded Woman's Outlook, a national magazine for women.
She also became the first Dean of Women at the University of Santo Tomas.