TODAY IN HISTORY (or should we say HERstory): On March 6, 1921, General Emilio Aguinaldo’s first wife, Hilaria del Rosario, the mother of his five children, died.
During the term of President Aguinaldo, Hilaria organized the Hijas de la Revolucion (Daughters of the Revolution), which later became the Asociacion Nacional de la Cruz Roja (National Association of the Red Cross). This organization raised funds for medicine and other supplies, and helped attend to the sick soldiers during the revolution.
At that time, the term First Lady was not used which makes her the unofficial First Lady of the Philippines.
(Photo courtesy of the National Library of the Philippines)
By virtue of Proclamation 227, s. 1988, every March is declared as “Women’s Role in History Month.” Take a little time and learn about the ladies who didn’t wait around for things to happen!
Historical inspiration for present day activation! #LetsDoThis