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Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman

Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman

  • 1st Filipina President of the University of the Philippines (2005)

"For women to be truly equal to men, we need structural changes. More importantly, we need attitude changes. And we are all aware that attitudes can only be changed through education, and that education begins in the home."


Emerlinda Roman, President, University of the Philippines
Emerlinda R. Roman: A true daughter of UP
UP President Emerlinda Roman
Hundred Years At U.P. With New President Emelinda Roman
Some Thoughts on a Woman's Role in Nation Building

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?