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Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan MP
Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Women and Gender Equality; Committee on Human Rights; a. o.
Women's Rights Activist
Ms. Luzviminda Ilagan is a member of the House of Representatives of Philippines’ Congress and a well-known woman rights activist in the country. She holds a BA degree in English and an MA in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Padre Faura. She started her career as a teacher teaching English to high school and college instructors and soon became member of the Board of Trustees of the Ateneo de Davao College. Back then she also became a leader in the Women’s Rights Movement in Davao City and later joined the nationwide Gabriela coalition of women organizations. A renowned women activist, she has been representing Philippines in many international conferences on women rights. She was also a public servant in a Davao city council from 1998 to 2001.