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Notable Alumnae

Alma “Mitch” Valdez

High School ’68 – Performer
First Filipina President of the Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM)

Alma Quintans-Kern

Grade School ’60 / High School ’64

  • 2013 Pax Awardee
  • 2007 Outstanding Filipino-American Woman of the Year, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Presidential Awardee for Outstanding Organization for Overseas Filipinos
  • Two-term President, Filipino Community of Seattle

Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia

Grade School ’68

  • First woman Ambassador to serve in an Arab country (Egypt)
  • Later, served as Ambassador to Israel
  • Currently, the Philippine Ambassador to Canada
  • Member of MENSA – No. 10025

Capt. Catherine Marie Castillo

High School ’87

First female jet aircraft captain in the country

Asia's First Female Pilot, Ma. Aurora Carandang Gloria, Aimee Gloria, Philippine Airlines

Capt. Ma. Aurora Carandang-Gloria

High School ’82

  • Asia’s First Female Pilot
  • First Filipina Commercial Pilot
  • First Filipina pilot to fly as a full-fledged captain for PAL

Cecile Azarcon

Grade School ’73 / High School ’77

  • Singer, Voice Teacher, & Pianist
  • Songwriter/Composer of the popularly know OPM Songs sung by well-known Filipino Artist

Her composition, “Lift Up Your Hands” cited as Best Religious Song by Cecil Awards and Catholic Mass Media Awars. Currently the Music Director of the Faith Bible Church of Vallejo USA.

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Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino

Grade School ’43

The country’s first woman president

Cynthia Elazequi-Sanchez

A.B. Guidance & Counseling / B.S. Psychology ’81

President, NFD International Manning Agents, Inc.

Dr. Lucresia R. Kasilag

Diploma in Music Teaching ’39

  • National Artist and the “First Lady of Philippine Music”
  • Pioneer, “Blending of Indigenous Ethnic and Western Musical Approaches”
  • President and Music Director, Bayanihan
  • Awardee, 1995 ASEAN Achievement Award

Gloria Maria Aspillera Dia

High School ’69

The country’s first Ms. Universe, 1969

    Justice Cecilia Muñoz-Palma

    High School ’31

    The first woman Supreme Court Justice of the Republic of the Philippines

    Lilibeth Tan-Ng

    BS Hotel & Restaurant Management ’96

    Vice President for Flight Operations, Philippine Airlines (PAL)

    Ma. Ceres P. Doyo

    A.B. Nutrition ’66

    • Seasoned Journalist, Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI)
    • Author, “Human Face: A Journalist’s Encounters and Awakenings”

    Maria Fe Perez-Agudo

    BS Accounting ’83

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI)

    Marianne Hontiveros

    High School ’66

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Air Asia Philippines

    Maricris Abad Santos-Albert

    Grade School ‘ 83 / High School ’87

    President, Fila Isport Life, Inc.

    Marie Antonette Leviste

    High School ’91

    2000 Southeast Asian Games Gold Medalist Equestrian

    Mary Grace Dimacali

    AB Psychology ’78 – Cum Laude

    • President, Mary Grace Foods, Inc.
    • 2013 Store Operations Excellence Awardee for Mary Grace Greenbelt branch by the Ayala Malls
    • 2011 Outstanding Filipina Entrepreneur by Network for Enterprising Women
    • 2011 Go Negosyo Awardee
    • 2010 Store Operations Excellence Awardee for Mary Grace Serendra branch by the Ayala Malls
    • 2006 Outstanding Scholastican Awardee
    • Member, Yellow Ribbon Movement

    Her Excellency Mercy Arrastia-Tuazon

    High School ’49 and College AB major in Nutrition, minor in Home Arts and History

    Ambassador of the Philippines to the Holy See

    Natividad “Naty” Crame-Rogers

    HS Batch 1939

    • 1999 PAX Awardee
    • Actress, director, teacher, writer and researcher.
    • Established the UST Graduate School Academic Theater
    • Film Actress, known as Paula of the film “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” by National Artist, Lamberto V. Avellana
    • Founding Chairman of the PNU Drama-Speech & Theater Department.
    • Established the SSC Children and Teachers’ Theater
    • Formed the Philippine Drama Company and Amingtahanan Sala Theater
    • Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society for Women in Education in the U.S. & Philippines 1994, Cultural Center of the Philippines Gawad Award in Theater
    • 1999, 100 Outstanding Filipinos in the 20th Century in the field of Theater
    • 2005, The National Commission of Culture & Arts (NCCA) Centennial Award for Women given by Pres. Gloria Arroyo
    • 2008, UP Centennial Lifetime Achievement Award
    • 2009, The Lifetime Achievement ALIW Award
    • 2011, The Living Legend Philippine Theater Award of the International University Theater Association
    • 2013, Natatanging Gawad Buhay OR Philstage’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    Riza Gervasio-Mantaring

    Grade School ’73 / High School ’77

    • President & CEO of Sun Life Financial, Philippines
    • 2011 Communication Excellence in Organization (CEO) Excel Awardee, by the International Association of Business Communicators (ABC)
    Covenant Car Company, Chevrolet Philippines, Chevrolet, CEO Philippines

    Selene Lee Yu

    BSC Financial Management & BA Psychology, Summa Cum Laude ’82

    • Executive Director, Chevrolet Philippines – The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI)
    • Director, Volvo Philippines – TCCCI
    • President & Vassal-in-Charge, The Potter’s Leadership Academy
    • 2012 PAX Awardee