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Imelda V. Abano

Imelda Visaya-Abaño

  • 1st Filipina journalist to be awarded the United Nations Correspondent Association (UNCA) Awards for excellence in reporting on humanitarian and development affairs sponsored by the UN Foundation (2008)

"Hunger is the most crucial manifestation of poverty. In many parts of the world, the soaring prices of food, fuel and other basic goods have triggered social unrest and a growing sense of urgency."


RP reporter wins UN Journalism award for report on Haiti
Baguio girl wins UN gold medal
Poverty and Food Crisis: from the Philippines to Haiti

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?