"Society has learned to appreciate the uniqueness of the hardworking Filipina."
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Standing up from the fall: 5 inspiring quotes from fearless Filipina women
SO...CHISMIS ITOH!? - Alixandra Caole Vila (Philstar.com) - November 8, 2016 - 6:05pm

MANILA, Philippines — As Eleanor Roosevelt once said “a woman is like a tea bag — you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

For centuries, women have remained muses to artists, but now, women have grown bold and have learned to hold their own brushes to paint the masterpiece themselves.

To recognize fearless women who managed to be the boss of their own lives by washing away their fears and continued to strive in the pursuit of their passion, dreams and ambitions, Ariel has gathered seven courageous Filipino women to share their inspiring stories on how they overcame their fears.

Below are some of words of inspiration from women who are fostering a brave new generation:

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Actress Kris Aquino on turning your fear into strength

“Sometimes, no matter how focused we are on our goals, there will be unexpected situations and stains that will challenge our abilities. But being a Filipina and a mother, I learned to use the last ounce of strength to stand up and face my fears,” Kris said.

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Beauty queen Miriam Quiambao on the importance of faith

“I draw a lot of strength from my faith. I had my own share of dark moments which lasted for years. My healing journey was filled with feelings of gratitude, positive thoughts and lots of prayers. I believe Filipinas are strong, because we love to pray.”

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Businesswomen and columnist Mons Romulo on being an inspiration to others

 “No one is excluded from hardships. I like sharing my story because I want other Filipinas to learn from my challenges.”

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Maria Clara Ignacio, Chief of TESDA’s Women Center on equal opportunities

“The presence of Filipinas in the workforce has had a big impact in the economy. Thanks to their skills, there is considerable industry growth in the country. I believe that development is for all. Men and women should have the same opportunities.”

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Emmeline Verzosa, PCW Executive Director on what makes a Filipina unique

“Society has learned to appreciate the uniqueness of the hardworking Filipina. They are not only dedicated to their jobs; they also strive to be good wives, good mothers and good daughters. Sadly, often times they put other people’s needs before their own.”

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