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Sunday, May 25, 2008

GSP Charter Signed

26 May 1940. President Manuel L. Quezon inks the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) charter under Commonwealth Act No. 542. Josefa Llanes Escoda or "Pepang" -- acclaimed as "Florence Nightingale of the Philippines" -- set her mark on the pages of Philippine history as the GSP's first national executive. More about this famous Ilocana women's rights activist in Dominador Javellana III's, Bolomen: Stories of the Civilian Resistance in Wartime Ilocos (Manila: InterFormat AV Manila, 2003), 87-93.

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