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Maria Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

Maria Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

  • 1st Filipina and first person to receive the first US anti-child labor award (2009)
  • 1st Filipina anti-child labor advocate to receive the first annual Iqbal Masih Award for the Elimination of Child Labor given by the US Department of Labor (2009)


Filipino receives first US anti-child labor award
Philippine Woman Honored for Fight Against Child Labor

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?