Rosalinda L. Orosa
Rosalinda L. (Baby) Orosa also known as Doña Rosalinda Orosa, is a prominent journalist and advocate of culture and arts. Orosa has written for the Manila Times, Daily Express, Manila Chronicle and The Philippine Star. She wrote a landmark book, "Above the Throng" which is considered required reading for art and culture lovers. She promoted budding Filipino artists such as Cecile Licad, Aurelio Estanislao, Santiago Yangco, and Manuel Baldemor. In 2001, she was awarded The Order of Merit with Rank of Officer by the French government. Germany awarded her the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit, it highest civilian distinction. The International Biographical Center in Cambridge nominated her as International Woman of the Year 2000. She was also named among the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century. On 7 July 2005 she was awarded by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo with the Lifetime Achievement Award, together with 30 outstanding women in culture and the arts.
Doña Rosalinda graduated in the University of the Philippines and she went on to the Universidad de Mexico for a graduate studies in Spanish grammar and literature. She became a member of the board tasked to select the best journalistic piece in the Premios Internacionales de Periodismo Rey de España . Despite her numerous journalistic labors that she had written in English in more than 30 years, she was awarded the Premio Zobel in 1989 for promoting Fil-Hispanic culture.
- Brillantes, Lourdes. 81 Years of Premio Zobel: A Legacy of Philippine Literature in Spanish. Philippines:Filipinas Heritage Library, 2006.