Geronima Pecson was the first woman senator of the Philippines in 1947.

GERONIMA PECSON

Known in civic circles as a "super-social worker", she worked as a private secretary to President Laurel. In 1946, she served as an Assistant Executive Secretary of President Roxas. A year later, she joined the senatorial elections, and became the first woman senator. As a senator, she chaired three committees of Education, Health and Public Welfare, and the Congressional Committee on Education.

 

Pecson also established a teachers pavilion in the Quezon Institute where the sick teachers could be given the care they deserve and was involved in various organizations such as the White Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,the National Federation of Women's Club, the YMCA, the Red Cross, the St.Luke's fund raising group and other social work.

19 December 1896

to 1989

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