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Zenei Triunfo Cortez

Zenei Triunfo-Cortez

  • 1st Filipina nurse to become president of California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CAN/NNOC, 2007)
  • 1st Filipina nurse to lead the largest nurses' union in the USA

“Above all, do not just go into nursing because it pays well abroad. You need to have the passion for the profession and the patience to face different challenges everyday. You need to be aware of the diverse cultural backgrounds your patients will have. Learn to be assertive. Work on your communication skills. Love your career.”

FATHER: Aniano Villote Triunfo
MOTHER: Jovita Celi

HUSBAND: Robert Cortez


Pinay elected president of premier US nurses group
CNA/NNOC Elects New Council of Presidents - First Filipino President Among Four Elected by RN Members
Proudly Pinay - First Filipina Nurse Heads Largest Nurses Union In The United States
FilAm Woman Heads State's Largest Nurses Union

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?