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Erlinda Espiritu

Erlinda Ignacio Espiritu
AKA Erlinda Arce Ignacio

  • 1st Filipina Graduate of Harvard Law School (1951)

"The knights were always defending the defenseless, and I thought, How could I do that?"

"The Knight of Mindoro"

HUSBAND: Benjamin Espiritu
Erlinda and Benjamin have one son.


Harvard Law Bulletin: The Knight of Mindoro
Alumni Profiles from Harvard Law Bulletin
100 Outstanding Scholasticans

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?