WOMEN of SUB­STANCE

Town & Country (Philippines) - - SOCIAL NETWORK - Pro­duced by Man­ica C. Tiglao Pho­to­graphs by Ian Santos

Eight women were re­cently pre­sented with The Out­stand­ing Women in the Na­tion’s Ser­vice (TOWNS) Award at the Dusit Thani Manila for show­ing ex­cel­lence and in­spir­ing change in their re­spec­tive fields. Among them were Hidi­lyn Diaz, the first Filip­ina to win an Olympic medal for the Philip­pines in 20 years af­ter she bagged sil­ver in the women’s weightlift­ing di­vi­sion; award-win­ning jour­nal­ist Pa­tri­cia Evan­ge­lista; artist and Sil­ver­lens gallery founder Isa Lorenzo; and so­cial en­tre­pre­neur and sci­en­tist Aisa Mi­jeno.

Alice Lorenzo and Isa Lorenzo

yael Bor­romeo and Bea Valdes

Pa­tri­cia Evan­ge­lista

Hidi­lyn Diaz

Lou Sam­son

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Rica Dav­ila

Karen Dav­ila

Maria Ressa

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