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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.
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.
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.”