QUIZ: Only 1 In 50 People Can Identify All of These Iconic Filipinas

Women, especially in the previous centuries, were often relegated to supporting roles during wars and in the matters of nation-building. After all, they’re known for their motherly touch, a quality that has stereotyped them as being too delicate to assume leadership roles.

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But for every Maria Clara, there’s a feisty Filipina warrior who proved she’s as tough as her male counterparts. And for every plain housewife (not that there’s anything wrong with it), there’s an everyday Filipina who made her mark in history for achieving great feats that astonished everyone.

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These memorable Filipinas are now almost synonymous with the field where they excelled at–from science and politics to education and even wars. Through this quiz, you will be able to look back at their incredible achievements–and learn the true meaning of “Pinay power.”


Only 1 In 50 People Can Identify All of These Iconic Filipinas

Can you?


iconic filipinas quiz 1

A. Fe del Mundo
B. Mary Walter
C. Aurora Quezon


iconic filipinas quiz 2

A. Queen Tuambaloca
B. Queen Sima
C. Princess Tarhata Kiram


iconic filipinas quiz 3

A. Josephine “Banig” Roberto
B. Lea Salonga
C. Monique Wilson


iconic filipinas quiz 4

A. Margie Moran
B. Gloria Diaz
C. Melanie Marquez


iconic filipinas quiz 5

A. Teodora Alonzo
B. Melchora Aquino
C. Teresa Magbanua


iconic filipinas quiz 6

A. Trinidad Tecson
B. Maria Paz Mendoza-Guanzon
C. Geronima Pecson


iconic filipinas quiz 7

A. Trinidad Tecson
B. Agueda Kahabagan
C. Teresa Magbanua


iconic filipinas quiz 8

A. Pelagia Mendoza
B. Leona Florentino
C. Atang de la Rama


iconic filipinas quiz 9

A. Teodora Alonzo
B. Melchora Aquino
C. Trinidad Aguinaldo


iconic filipinas quiz 10

A. Magdalena Leones
B. Maria Orosa
C. Maria Carpena


iconic filipinas quiz 11

A. Magdalena Leones
B. Agueda Esteban
C. Nieves Fernandez


iconic filipinas quiz 12

A. Elena Poblete
B. Felipa Culala
C. Remedios Paraiso-Gomez


iconic filipinas quiz 13

A. Cecilia Mariano-Pomeroy
B. Josefina Guerrero
C. Yay Panlilio


iconic filipinas quiz 14

A. Josefa Llanes Escoda
B. Josefa Capistrano
C. Josefa Rizal


iconic filipinas quiz 15

A. Josefa Capistrano
B. Carmen Rosales
C. Rosa del Rosario


iconic filipinas quiz 16

A. Hedy Garcia
B. Josephine de la Viña
C. Olivia “Bong” Coo


iconic filipinas quiz 17

A. Miriam Defensor-Santiago
B. Nikki Coseteng
C. Geronima Pecson


iconic filipinas quiz 18

A. Vicky Quirino
B. Imelda Marcos


iconic filipinas quiz 19

A. Corazon Aquino
B. Vicky Quirino
C. Gloria Macapagal


iconic filipinas quiz 20

A. Leonor Valenzuela
B. Segunda Katigbak
C. Leonor Rivera

Answer Key:

  1. A
  2. B
  3. B
  4. B
  5. A
  6. B
  7. C
  8. B
  9. B
  10. A
  11. C
  12. C
  13. B
  14. A
  15. B
  16. C
  17. A
  18. B
  19. A
  20. C
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