Meet the 11 exceptional Filipinas to be honored by TOWNS Foundation, Inc. this 2022

The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service Foundation Inc.’s 2022 Awards Night is set to take place on Oct. 25

The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Foundation Inc. continues its mission of recognizing the remarkable works of Filipino women with the announcement of its 2022 awardees. Hailed from different fields, the 11 exceptional Filipino women were chosen from over 70 nominations and 21 finalists by TOWNS panel of judges.

From left: Dr. Erika Fille Legara, Dr. Aletta Yniguez, Ana Patricia Non, Ani Rosa Almario, Dr. Pia Bagamasbad, Anna Oposa, Georgina Romero, and Keisha Alena Mayuga

This year’s honorees include Ani Rosa Almario (from the field of Education and Entrepreneurship), Rubilen Amit (Sports), Dr. Pia Bagamasbad (Molecular Biology), Dr. Beverly Lorraine Ho (Medicine/Public Health), Dr. Erika Fille Legara (Data Science), Keisha Alena Mayuga (Transport Planning), Ana Patricia Non (Community Service), Anna Oposa (Marine Ecology Conservation), Patricia Marie Ranada (Investigative Journalism), Georgina Romero (Women Empowerment Through ICT), and Dr. Aletta Yniguez (Marine Science).

Ces Oreña-Drilon

“The flagship project is a search conducted every three years for outstanding women, whose accomplishments redounded to the strengthening and enrichment of the fabric of the nation and of our national life,” TOWNS president, Ces Oreña-Drilon, says. “These women and indeed all TOWNS awardees are role models, whose contributions to society continued to be measured through achievement, commitment, vision, and selflessness.”

TOWNS Awards first began in 1974 when Lions Club International under District 310A Governor Manny “Gabby” Alino led the first search. Past awardees/members then assumed the role of finding remarkable Filipino women for the awards in 1984. Over a decade later, they established  TOWNS Foundation Inc. as a not-for-profit and duly registered organization whose members undertake projects that harness the experience, skills, and resources of its members to contribute to improving quality of life and act as catalysts for national development, as per Ces.

The 11 awardees will be officially part of the organization’s growing family of strong women through the 2022 TOWNS Awards Night scheduled on Oct. 25. 

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