-Founder of Girl Scouts of the Philippines, Josefa Llanes Escoda, honored by Google on her 120th birth anniversary on Thursday
-Google doodle featured an image of Escoda wearing a green Filipiniana
-She was executed by the Japanese for helping Filipino and American prisoners
Google pays tribute to Josefa Llanes Escoda on her 120th birth anniversary this Thursday. The famous search engine honors Escoda by featuring her image on their homepage, according to Phil Star Global, were KAMI first learned the news.
Josefa, wearing a green Filipiniana leading four girl scouts appears on their homepage to pay tribute on her legacy.
“Born on this day in 1898, Escoda was the eldest of seven children and always showed a great interest in women’s issues. A strong advocate for female suffrage, she worked tirelessly to make sure voting rights were extended to all citizens,” says Google.
She was fondly called 'Pepang' by her friends and husband Antonio. They were both arrested in 1944 and was executed the year after by the Japanese.
The native of Dingras, Ilocos Norte founded the Boy’s Town in Manila for underprivileged youth in 1937 and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines in 1940.
Her face appears on the 1000 peso bill and a street in Manila was named after her.
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