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Filipinas of 'Style & Substance' grace the cover of a lifestyle magazine

Fierce, strong and independent Filipinas who have been conquering various industries in the country graced the cover of lifestyle magazine PeopleAsia in its August-September issue.

The magazine chose these women as its awardees for "Women of Style & Substance 2017", they described them as "women who break the glass ceiling with power and beauty."

Among those who landed a spot on the list are beauty queens Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters and Binibining Pilipinas International Mariel de Leon joined by supermodel and first Filipina winner of Asia's Next Top Model Maureen Wroblewitz.



Women from the government are also included in the list, among them Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Agriculture Undersecretary Berna Romulo Puyat.


Joy Belmonte is one of PeopleAsia's Women of Style and Substance awardees. "At the end of the day, our job is to take care of the people of the city, and they are not just people who have to eat, or to live in a home, or to have good health services — they’re people whose minds have to be stimulated and whose quality of life has to be improved," shares Joy. Read more about Quezon City's multi-faceted vice mayor in PeopleAsia's August-September "Women of Style and Substance" issue now available in newsstands and bookstores. For inquiries and reservations, call Bong at (02) 892 1854, or text (0922) 877 6556. Written by Isabella Olivares | Photography by Dix Perez | Makeup by Carmie Locsin | Hair by Chai Pilapil #WomenofStyleandSubstance #WSS2017 #PeopleAsia

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Other women from different fields are also on the cover including, philanthropist Laurence Ligier of Association Cameleon, Generation Hope's Nanette Medved-Po, Madison Galeries owner Joy Wambangco Rustia, Philippine Airlines Vice President for Marketing Ria Carrion Domingo, Fino's Rose Ann Bautista, Chef Jessie Sincioco, fashion entrepreneur Alou Koa and inspiring youth Geoselle dela Cruz.


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