Guide to Women in Leadership
Parliament of the Philipines
Also see Philippine Ministers
The Congress/Kongreso consists of the House of
Representatives/Kapulungan Mga Kinatawan
and the Senate/Senado
1987-88 President of the Constitutional Commission Cecilia Muńoz Palma
She was head of the Appointed 48 member body which drafted the new constitution after the People’s Power-revolution. First female prosecuter 1947-54, district and court of appeal judge before becoming the first female Judge of the Supreme Court 1973-78. She lived (1913-2006).
1987 and 1995 Assistant Majority Floor Leader of the Congress Teresa Aquino Oreta
1993-96 President pro Tempore Lecitia Ramos-Shahani
Former Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs
1998-2001 Deputy Speaker of the Congress Daisy Avance-Fuentes
Elected Governor of a State in 2001
2007-10 Deputy Speaker of the Congress
2010- Deputy Speaker of the Congress Maria Isabella G.
2010- Deputy Speaker of the Congress
Maria Isabella G.
Last update 30.08.10