TODAY, we see women in all sorts of professions, and they especially shine so bright (like a diamond!) in the academic and the teaching profession. It is hard to imagine that a little over 60 years ago, they were still trying to break the glass ceiling.

In 1949, the young Carmen Guerrero Nakpil wrote in The Philippines Herald in December 1949: "The women I have in mind believe in the power of knowledge and of thought, in the force of public opinion, in the democratic vote, in truth, goodness and hard work, and in the perfectibility of the human condition." She was still imagining things.

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