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07MANILA302 2007-01-29 01:07 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Manila
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SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR S/WE SASHA MEHRA AND GERDA LANE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KWMN PHUM PREL RP
SUBJECT: FIVE INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN THE PHILIPPINES

REF: STATE 178055

¶1. The Philippines has a strong tradition of influential
female leaders, including Presidents Aquino and Arroyo and
business mogul Tessie Sy. In response to reftel request, Post
suggests the following five Filipinas, who may not be as
well-known internationally but are powerful and influential
leaders in the country, for S/WE’s roster of influential
women:

¶A. Loren Legarda is a former Senator and plans to run for
re-election in May 2007. An active journalist, she remains
one of the most popular and influential women in Philippine
politics and is considered a 2010 presidential hopeful.
Phone: 63-2-889-1667; fax: 63-2-843-0837;

¶B. Ma. Lourdes (“Malou”) Mangahas, a powerful voice in
Philippine media, was co-founder of the Philippine Center for
Investigative Journalism and currently serves as the Vice
President for Research and Content at GMA Television Network,
Inc. Phone: 63-2-426-6001, extension 5215; address: GMA
Network, Inc., EDSA cor. Timog Avenue, Quezon City,
Philippines;

¶C. Ma. Merceditas (“Mercy”) Gutierrez, the current Ombudsman
of the Philippines, leads the national fight against
corruption. Phone: 63-2-926-8710; address: Office of the
Ombudsman, Agham Road, North Triangle, Quezon City,
Philippines;

¶D. Ma. Gracia Cielo (“Grace”) Padaca, Governor of Isabela and
2006 Benigno Aquino Fellow for Journalism, is a former
hard-hitting journalist who is now fighting corruption in
province of Isabela. Phone: 63-078-624-2541; address:
Provincial Capitol of Alibagu, Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines;

¶E. Kristine Bernadette (“Kris”) Aquino-Yap, the youngest
daughter of former President Corazon Aquino and wife of
basketball star James Yap, hosts several national television
shows and appears daily in newspaper, television and radio
advertising throughout the country. Phone: 63-2-723-0924;
address: 51 Manila Bay, One Roxas Building, Makati City,
Philippines.

¶2. Political Officer Barry Fullerton is the Embassy
point-of-contact for women’s issues. He can be reached at
63-2-528-6300, extension 2350, or at FullertonTB@state.gov.

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