Maria Orosa

Maria Orosa was an exceptional and overlooked woman who made significant contributions to the Philippines in food technology and pharmaceutical chemistry. On top of these occupational accomplishments, Maria was a true humanitarian and war heroine, going above and beyond what she was expected or asked of her. Maria served as a force within her communities, inventing over 170 products that aided in disaster relief during World War II. Maria’s higher thinking positively impacted not only those around her but also the country as a whole; it is no doubt that Maria Orosa will forever remain remembered in history as one of the most influential Filipina figures of all time.

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