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The Philippines takes pride in its Filipino talents, especially the singers who make a name for themselves not only in the Philippines but also around the world. Here is the list of the Top 10 Best Female Singers of 2009. They will be surely be remembered for their talent and the pride they have given to the Philippines. Regine Velasquez, known as Asia's Songbird is not only a Filipino singer, but is also an actress, TV host, record producer, fashion designer, stage director, and print and commercial model. Her album Low Key was the first album that turned platinum in 2009. Regine is the only Filipino singer who has sold 300,000 album copies in Asia and is the only Filipina who has record sales of 5 million copies. Her docu-biography shown in 2009, "Roots To Riches", featured her success story... (read more)
History says that the earliest known record of Filipinos in America dates back 420 years ago when a Filipino-crewed Spanish galleon anchored off the coast of Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587. Since then, Filipinos remarkably spread across the boarders of their native land.
The October celebration of Filipino American Heritage Month also marked the Fifth Annual Filipina Summit held at Washington DC. The summit, themed "Filipina Voices: Changing the Face of Power in America", highlighted 100 of the most influential Filipinas in the United States. These women emerged from over 200 nominees who serve as catalysts in shaping the Filipino influence in the American society. As acknowledged Keepers of the Flame, they are given the challenge to help sustain the power of Filipina protégées, as well as the Filipino community, towards the next generation. (read more)
The Encyclopedia of Philippine Women. It is an online repository of articles on Philippine women — their life stories, achievements, struggles and contributions to society. This groundbreaking work is a tribute to the Filipino woman. It is her voice that tells who she is. Through the articles in this portal, the world gets to know that the Filipino woman is not just a mail-order bride, a domestic helper, nor a caregiver. Through this portal, the world discovers that a Filipino woman is a leader, a hero, an artist, a warrior, an achiever, a person.
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