Minnie Osmeña

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Maria Victoria "Minnie" Osmeña is one of the granddaughters of the late President Sergio Osmeña and an international jetsetter. She is the daughter of Sergio Osmeña Jr., currently of Los Angeles. Osmeña Jr. ran as the Liberal party presidential candidate in the 1969 elections against Ferdinand Marcos. She is the sister of Senator Serge Osmeña.

In the 1960's and 70s Osmeña was at the center of a glittering world of socials and travel and she was frequently spotted in the company of international jetsetters. She worked hard at her father's political campaigns pumping flesh and blowing kisses at adoring crowds.

In the 1980s Minnie Osmeña settled in New York City and worked as a financial futures broker at Conti Commodities in New York. She is a frequent visitor of Cebu City, where she maintains close relationships with family and friends. She endowed a scholarship program named after her at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government to support students from the Philippines for study and training in public policy.

On September 9, 1982, she married Dwight Lyman Stuart, president of the Carnation Company and a grandson of the founder of Carnation Elbridge Amos Stuart.

The high-flying international jetter had a much publicized altercation in Aspen, Colorado in 1993 when she was slashed with a broken glass by the Japanese-born Dewi Sukarno, the Indonesian dictator’s wife. Sukarno was sentenced to two months in prison.

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