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  • Enriqueta de Peralta (July 15, 1882 - April 13, 1940)

    Was an Ilokana poet, social worker, and an advocate of women's rights and issues. Among the women's organizations where she became a member and officer were the Dingras Women's Club, Ilocos Norte Women's Club, and the Provincial Women's Club of Ilocos Norte. She also established the Puericulture Centers of Northern Luzon, was an auditor of the Rural Credit Association of Northern Luzon, and a delegate to the 1920 Infant Mortality Conference in Manila. Peralta also proposed the celebration of a Mother's Day to the National Convention of Women's Club and worked for the passage of a legislation that will grant Filipino women the right to vote. Died April 13, 1940.
  • Josefa Llanes Escoda (September 20, 1898 - January 6, 1945)
    Was born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, on September 20, 1898. Well-known Filipino advocate of women's right of suffrage and founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. During World War II she was imprisoned with her husband Colenel Antonio Escoda by the Japanese in Fort Santiago. She was last seen on January 6, 1945 and presumed that she was executed.

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