New York City – Manila-based journalist Diana G. Mendoza pens a tribute to Leticia Ramos-Shahani, a Filipino career diplomat and champion for the rights of women, from the community to the vast auspices of the United Nations. She was trail-blazer in the never-ending waves of women’s struggles from suffrage to education rights and political leadership.
The younger sister of the 12th Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos was eloquent in inspiring young women writers to be critical thinkers and fearless in reminding the Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to be more careful in his language because he is the country’s chief diplomat. “Diplomacy is a linguistic career, so as a diplomat you are trained to be careful about every word you say especially to the country to which you are accredited,” she said.
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