Google honors Filipino suffragette
Thursday, March 4, Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, a Filipino journalist, activist and educator, who advocated women’s suffrage in the Philippines in her time, would have been 142. The social networking platform Google, in a post in the Google blog, marked the birth anniversary of the 20th century suffragette who also founded the Liga Nacional de Damas Filipinas or National League of Filipino Women. The doodle of her casting a ballot, with the hands of other women from succeeding generations doing the same thing, is shown on the Google homepage. Sevilla was born on March 4, 1879 in the crowded bayside district of Tondo, Manila to Ambrosio Sevilla, a sergeant of the Spanish Army and Silvina Tolentino y Rafael, a relative of revolutionary and playwright Aurelio Tolentino.
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