Women at the Senate

Senator Risa Hontiveros (seated second from left) delivered a privilege speech in the Philippine Senate on May 8, 2017 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Filipino women’s winning the right to vote. Invited to the Senate hearing were women leaders from various sectors and descendants of the suffragists including PWU alumnae Dr. Nina Lim Yuson (left front) and Cheche Lim Lazaro (right front) granddaughters of Pilar Hidalgo Lim. PWU Media Director Lyca Benitez Brown (second from right) was invited to represent her grandmother, Francisca Tirona Benitez (one of the founders of PWU).

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