Nazaria Lagos

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Nazaria Lagos (b. August 28, 1851 – d. 1945), known as the “Florence Nightingale of Panay,” was the pioneer Red Cross leader in the Visayas region. A native of Dueñas, Iloilo, she had done numerous humanitarian activities including the nursing of the revolutionaries, thus, became the Revolution's first nurse and later, director of the hospital of the Revolutionary army.


  • Ancheta, Hermina M. and Michaela Beltran-Gonzalez. Filipino Women in Nation Building - A Compilation of Brief Biographies. Quezon City: Phoenix Publishing House, Inc., 1984.



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