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Corazon Yap-Bahjin

Corazon Yap-Bahjin

  • 1st Filipina Muslim ambassador (2009)
  • 1st Filipina Muslim to pass the diplomat career Foreign Service Officers' examination (1979)

"We must disabuse non-Muslims of their pre-judgments about us and Muslims have to fight negative stereotypes"


1st Muslim Filipina envoy, off to Bahrain
Bahrain gets first Muslim Filipina ambassador
Philippines: Commission confirms first Muslim woman as ambassador

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?