Helena Benitez

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Helena Benitez
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Member of the Batasang Pambansa from Cavite
In office
July 23, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Member of the Interim Batasang Pambansa from Southern Tagalog
In office
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
Senator of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1967 – September 23, 1972
Personal details
Born
Helena Zoila Tirona Benitez

(1914-06-27)June 27, 1914
Manila, Philippine Islands
DiedJuly 14, 2016(2016-07-14) (aged 102)
NationalityFilipino
ParentsConrado Benitez (father)
Francisca Tirona (mother)
Alma materPhilippine Women's University
George Washington University
University of Chicago
Iowa State College
Occupationeducator and politician

Helena Zoila Tirona Benitez (June 27, 1914 – July 14, 2016) was a Filipino academic and administrator of the Philippine Women's University. She served in the Senate of the Philippines from 1967[1] until Congress was closed when martial law was declared in 1972, and at the Batasang Pambansa from 1978 until it was abolished in 1986.

Benitez also founded the Bayanihan Dance Company.[2][3]

Benitez died on July 14, 2016 in Manila, aged 102.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Senators Profile - Helena Benitez. Senate of the Philippines. Accessed on 2015-08-21.
  2. Macairan, Evelyn (2016-06-29). "Helena Benitez at 100: Heart filled with gratitude". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2016-01-29.
  3. Tejero, Constantino C. (27 June 2013). "A living treasure is still up and about with her advocacies". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  4. Antiporda, Jefferson (July 14, 2016). "Helena Benitez dies at 102". The Manila Times. Retrieved July 14, 2016.