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