Kultura Celebrates Every Filipina

In honor of the invaluable contributions of the Filipina, Kultura launches #CelebrateEveryFilipina this Women’s Month. Featuring a diverse group of advocates championing various social and environmental causes, each woman embodies dedication, resilience, and courage, as they redefine empowerment and inspire pride in our identity.

Kultura highlights environmentalist and co-founder of Mind Nation Cat Triviño, Undersecretary of the DSWD and Hope For Lupus founder Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, congresswoman and attorney Margarita (Migs) Nograles, rheumatologist Dr. Geraldine Zamora, vegan cookbook author Jeeca Uy, children’s book author and event host Pauline Amelinckx, modest fashion model Shaha Meta, and theater artist Gab Pangilinan.

Kultura Celebrates  Every Filipina - Cat Trivino

Environmentalist and co-founder of Mind Nation Cat Triviño advocates for sustainability alongside mental health awareness and accessibility. Her commitment to creating a more eco-conscious, inclusive world 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.

Kultura Celebrates  Every Filipina - Emmeline Aglipay-Villar

Lawyer Emmeline Aglipay-Villar advocates against human trafficking, while also serving as founder of Hope for Lupus, raising 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.

Kultura Celebrates Every Filipina - Attorney Migs Nograles

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

Kultura Celebrates Every Filipina - Dr. Geraldine Zamora

Rheumatologist and medical professor Dr. Geraldine Zamora promotes health equity, serving medical ward patients while 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.

Kultura Celebrates Every Filipina - Jeeca Uy

Vegan cookbook author Jeeca Uy inspires us to make healthier food choices. An advocate for buying local produce whenever possible, she resonates with promoting Pinoy brands. 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.

Kultura Celebrates Every Filipina - Pauline Amelinckx

Widely known as an events host, Pauline Amelinckx 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 is no stranger to Filipiniana. Pauline wears a cropped terno top with bright floral appliques which reflects her radiant personality.

Kultura Celebrates Every Filipina - Shaha Meta

Model and influencer Shaha Meta is breaking barriers by promoting modest fashion as a statement of empowerment, inspiring 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.

Kultura Celebrates Every Filipina - Gab Pangilinan

A staunch supporter of culture and the arts, Gab Pangilinan aims to promote and sustain all aspects of theater acting. Beyond a profession, theater serves as an escape; it heals, inspires and showcases the abundant talent of the Filipino. 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.

Catch Kultura’s #CelebrateEveryFilipina series starting March on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok @KulturaFilipino and learn more about these inspiring women.