Bea Zobel

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Bea Zobel is a well-known philanthropist in the Philippines. She is married to Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala, former chairman of the Ayala Group of Companies.

Bea Zobel is an active member of the Catholic Women's Club. She is well-known for her advocacy of arts and culture and for her civic works and philanthropic activities, using her prestige to help various foundations and civic organizations. She has extensively assisted the Mangyans of Mindoro as well as orphanages and other charities. After the exile of Ferdinand Marcos, Bea Zobel led volunteers to sort through the Marcoses' possessions in Malacañang. She is often referred to as Bea Zobel Sr. to differentiate her from her daughter, Beatriz Susana Zobel who is referred to as Bea Zobel, Jr. The junior Ms. Zobel is also active in social work, spearheading cultural tourism initiatives for the poor in Bohol.


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