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2.16.2006

Dolores Sibonga



Dolores Sibonga


  • 1st Filipina-American and 1st Asian woman to be elected to Seattle's City Council (1980)
  • 1st Filipina-American and 1st minority woman to serve on Seattle's City Council (1979)
  • 1st Filipina-American lawyer admitted to the Washington State Bar (1973)



QUOTE
"Family always comes first and then community and then career."


DATE OF BIRTH
1931



USEFUL LINKS

Dolores Sibonga, Filipina American lawyer, appointed to Seattle City Council in August 1978
Women First in Seattle Government
Sibonga wants back on City Council
Filipino Americans in Seattle
APIA Political Firsts
Living in Two Worlds: The Asian Woman's Experience


Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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