Filipino Heroes of 21st Century.docx - Filipino Heroes of st 21 Century Submitted By Biong James Lee V Submitted To Herminia Borja Therese \u201cGang\u201d

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Filipino Heroes of 21 st Century Submitted By: Biong, James Lee V. Submitted To: Herminia Borja
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Therese “Gang” Badoy Capati Therese Badoy was born the youngest of ten children born to Justice Anacleto Badoy and English Literature teacher Pura Tianco. She went to St. Scholastica's College, Manila for grade school, and then to Assumption College for her secondary education. She describes her younger self as “an inattentive, irreverent student" who was curious about the world around her but found that classroom education bored her. She wanted to take Education and/or Industrial Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman, but ended up studying Art History there. Badoy was a member of the Philippine Youth Team of Volleyball as well as the University of the Philippines Volleyball Varsity. Throughout her studies, she found that rock music was a more fulfilling way of learning about the world. She cites the Beatles’ song ‘Blackbird’ for having taught her about apartheid, and first learned about desaparecidos from Sting’s ‘They Dance Alone,’ which was written for the widows of Chile. U2 and their front man Bono served as another influence, with their lyrics full of protest and spirituality. Gang Badoy is a radio and television host, feature writer, businesswoman, and educator from the Philippines best known for founding RockEd Philippines, an advocacy and alternative education group that continues to showcase social issues through music events featuring voluntary performing artists and rock bands, and its radio talk show, RockEd Radio on the now defunct NU 107. Rock Ed Radio returned to the airwaves since January 2012 over Jam 88.3. In November 2010 she was presented with an award by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III as one of The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) for that year. Badoy was also given the Ten Outstanding Young Men or TOYM Award making her the only Filipino to win both prestigious awards on the same year. (2010)
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Robin Lim “Mother” Robin Lim is a U.S. citizen, with deep roots in the Philippines, the homeland of her mother. Lim is a mother of eight children of her own, and author of many books related to infant and maternal health. She became a midwife after several personal tragedies, including the death of her sister (and her baby) from complications during pregnancy, and the loss of her best friend and one of the midwives who delivered one of her own children. Portrait of William Hemmerle and Robin Lim, married over 25 years, parents of 8 children. Lim was raised in the USA and Philippines while her father was stationed in Vietnam with the U.S. military. She studied at Santa Barbara City College . Lim and her husband, William Hemmerle, sold their home in Hawaii and moved the family to Bali . Once in Bali, Lim volunteered to help local women birth their babies in various homes. As the demand for her services grew, she decided to obtain formal midwife certification. Lim is a Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives. In 2003, with help from the Balinese
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