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Mercedes Concepcion

Mercedes B. Concepcion

  • 1st Filipina Demographer
  • 1st Filipina Director of the University of the Philippines Population Institute
  • 1st Filipina staff member the Statistical Training Centre of the University of the Philippines
  • "Mother of Asian demography"

"During the Spanish occupation, when the Filipinos didn't like the Spaniards, all they had to do was flee to another island and get out from having to pay tax. So this inter-provincial movement continues. So these island groupings have also been responsible for the fact that people do not think in national terms. You think of your family first, your kin group next, and your province."



Mercedes B. Concepcion, a leading figure in population
Asian wins United Nations Population Award for 2005
Sophia Smith Collection - Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project
Mercedes Concepcion Interviewed by Rebecca Sharpless

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?