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Celebrating every Filipina

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In celebration of Women’s Month, Kultura launches the #CelebrateEveryFilipina campaign, an initiative that honors Filipino women who champion various social and environmental causes. 

The campaign also trains the spotlight on women who redefine empowerment, inspiring pride in Filipino identity through their stories.

Kultura’s prestigious list includes Environmentalist and Mind Nation co-founder Cat Triviño, DSWD Undersecretary and Hope For Lupus founder Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, Congresswoman and lawyer Margarita “Migs” Nograles, rheumatologist Dr. Geraldine Zamora, vegan cookbook author Jeeca Uy, children’s book author and event host Pauline Amelinckx, fashion model and influencer Shaha Meta, and theater artist Gab Pangilinan

Beyond their accomplishments and advocacies, they are also women of style – fashion independents who are proud of our cultural heritage and creatively mix traditional and modern pieces from Kultura.

Let us delve deeper into the causes they advocate and learn more about these remarkable women.

Cat Triviño 

She advocates for sustainability alongside mental health awareness and accessibility. She is committed to creating a more eco-conscious, inclusive world that reflects the multifaceted nature of the Filipina. Cat shows her edgy and adventurous side with a black laser-cut terno bolero and red buntal clutch from Kultura.

Emmeline Aglipay-Villar 

Emmeline Aglipay-Villar brandishes a hand-embroidered denim jacket with intricate designs by the T’boli tribe

She advocates against human trafficking, while also serving as founder of Hope for Lupus, which raises awareness of this uncommon disease. A lover of local weaves and traditional artistry, she opts for a denim jacket hand-embroidered by the T’boli tribe and elevates it with a silk tulle skirt.

Congresswoman Migs Nograles 

Migs Nograles poses in a terno blazer embroidered with floral designs

Nograles empowers others in and out of the office through her platform “Paano Ba Attorney?” which educates the public by providing free legal advice. Due to her busy schedule, Migs prefers versatile pieces like a floral embroidered terno blazer which she can easily dress down with denim; or dress up with an elegant skirt or slacks.

Dr. Geraldine Zamora 

Geraldine Zamora wears a Filipiniana with a Yakan weave opera coat with terno sleeves along with a yellow laser-cut skirt

She promotes health equity by serving medical ward patients and raising funds for their procedures. Swapping her usual doctor’s coat for Filipiniana, Geraldine wears a Yakan weave opera coat with terno sleeves, complemented by coral jewelry. Her formal Filipiniana ensemble features a gold mestiza top, yellow laser-cut skirt, and baroque pearls. 

Jeeca Uy

Jeeca Uy goes for a feminine look with a beige terno top and a dainty white and pink laser-cut skirt

The vegan cookbook author inspires us to make healthier food choices. An advocate for buying local produce whenever possible. Just as she actively promotes Pinoy food, Jeeca shows her support for Filipino fashion and chooses a beige terno top paired with a delicate pink and white laser-cut skirt for an ultra-feminine look. 

Pauline Amelinckx

Pauline Amelinckx wears a terno top adorned with flowers of various shades

Widely known as an events host, Pauline has also published a children’s coloring book focused on marine conservation. Her dedication to inspiring youth communities highlights her commitment to shaping a new generation of Filipinas. As the reigning Miss Supranational Philippines, she wears Filipiniana clothes with ease and elegance, like this terno top with bright floral appliques which reflects her radiant personality. 

Shaha Meta

Shaha Meta’s long-sleeved piñasilk peplum top gives off a modest and graceful vibe

This model and influencer is breaking barriers by promoting modest fashion as a statement of empowerment. With this, she inspires women to take pride in their identity with grace and style. Shaha wears a hijab, a long-sleeved piñasilk peplum top with a demure neckline, and a buntal bag accented by a black agate. 

Gab Pangilinan 

Gab Pangilinan partners a cropped embroidered terno top with a black laser-cut skirt for a modern and sophisticated look

A staunch supporter of culture and the arts, she aims to promote and sustain all aspects of theater acting. Beyond a profession, theater for her serves as an escape; it heals, inspires, and showcases the abundant talent of the Filipinos. Just as she supports the performing arts, Gab takes pride in her heritage and mixes a cropped terno top with traditional embroidery and a modern black laser-cut skirt.

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