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Meet the 10 most influential Filipinas
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Charo Santos-Concio

Charo Santos-Concio is an actress, television show host, and president of the country's largest entertainment and media conglomerate, ABS-CBN Corporation.

Meet the 10 most influential Filipinas
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Teresity Sy-Coson

Teresita Sy-Coson is not just a daughter of the country's richest man, she is chairperson of the Sy family's BDO Unibank and vice-chairperson of the SM Investments. Sy-Coson has been on Forbes Asia's Power Businesswomen list for four straight years.

Meet the 10 most influential Filipinas
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Ma. Lourdes Sereno

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno is the government's highest judicial official. As she is "primus inter pares," or first among equals in the country's highest tribunal, her position means Sereno wields considerable influence over her peers.

Meet the 10 most influential Filipinas
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Leila de Lima

Leila de Lima, a former election lawyer and Commission on Human Rights chairperson, is secretary of justice. Her office is a key part of the criminal justice system, investigating crimes and prosecuting offenders. She also oversees the country's prisons.

Meet the 10 most influential Filipinas

These women are perhaps the most influential in the Philippines, given the power they wield in their respective fields.

Meet the 10 most influential Filipinas
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Conchita Carpio-Morales

Conchita Carpio-Morales, a former Supreme Court associate justice, is at the helm of the Office of the Ombudsman. She is responsible for investigating and prosecuting government officials who may be involved in crimes, especially on graft and corruption.

'Man-made' climate change a major woman's problem

GENEVA, Switzerland - Men and women may not always be on the same footing but you would think both sexes would be equal in the face of gigantic floods, typhoons or droughts. Think again.

Joe Almonte, the Alan Purisima of President Fidel Ramos

But why did Alan Purisima fail to hold on to power under President Noynoy Aquino while Joe Almonte lasted President Ramos’ term? The differences between the two PMA graduates are glaring. Almonte is smarter, more articulate and more adept at power play than Purisima.

40 days later, SAF survivors weep for fallen comrades

Wounded survivors of the 84th and 55th Special Action Company - the 2 teams that led the assault in Mamasapano on January 25 - went to the headquarters of the National Police Commission on Friday to attend Mass, and receive plaques of recognition along with P10,000 each.

Ex-aide turns vs Tingting, bares 'poll sabotage'

(UPDATED) A former executive assistant to President Aquino's aunt, Margarita 'Tingting' Cojuangco, is accusing her of heading an operation to discredit the May 2013 automated elections, and a losing congressional candidate of instructing him to tamper with ballots to make it appear that fraud happened.