A Historic List of Firsts: ILOILO (part 4)

May 20, 2011 by

31. The first Filipino doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology – F. Landa Jocano.

32. The first Filipino to win the Congressional Medal of Honor during the WWII – Captain Jose Calugas of Leon.

Jose Calugas. Photo by http://hamsternice.blogspot.com

33. The first Filipino soldier in the American Army to win medals of Heroism & Courage from the government of United States, Belgium & France during the WWII – Sgt. Ramon Subejano of New Lucena.

34. The first Filipino girl to be called the fastest woman in AsiaInocencia Solis of New Lucena.

Inocensia Solis. photo by http://hamsternice.blogspot.com

35. The first most-be-medaled Filipino girl swimmer – Nancy Deano of Dingle.

36. The first Filipino international chess grand-master – Eugene Torre of La Paz.

Eugene Torre. Photo courtesy of http://timlibunao.blogspot.com

37. The first community school movement originated by Supt. Jose V. Aguilar.

38. The best organized guerilla unit during World War II under Gen. Mariano Peralta.

39. The first guerilla unit to contact by radio, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and President Quezon during World War II.

40. The first Filipino lady to win a cultural heritage award in Literature – Magdalena Jalandoni of Jaro.

Magdalena Jalandoni

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