Google pays homage to Josefa Llanes Escoda

Published September 20, 2018, 7:23 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Katherine Marajas

Google commemorated former Josefa Llanes Escoda with a doodle on her 120th birth anniversary.

(doodle courtesy of Google)
(doodle courtesy of Google)

Escoda is an advocate of women’s right of suffrage and was the founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines in 1940.

“Born on this day in 1898, Escoda was the eldest of seven children and always showed a great interest in women’s issues. A strong advocate for female suffrage, she worked tirelessly to make sure voting rights were extended to all citizens,” Google wrote.

She also founded the Boy’s Town in Manila for underprivileged youth in 1937.

Escoda is still remembered for helping those Filipinos and Americans who were in jail and died resisting the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during the Second World War.

 
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