6. Socorro Cancio Ramos
Her father was a Chinese immigrant who died young. The legendary entrepreneur behind the leading National Book Store and Powerbooks chains, as well as the matriarch of the Ramos clan in the mining and realty businesses.
7. Vicki Belo
A marketing entrepreneurial whiz who has built up the Belo and Flawless beauty chains. A successful doctor. She told in an interview that her ancestor was the famous Spanish colonial era Chinese immigrant tycoon Nicasio Chiong Veloso of Cebu.
8. Jinkee Pacquiao
The very known wife of the world’s top boxing champion and rags-to-riches billionaire Rep. Manny Pacquiao.
9. Vilma Santos Recto
The wife of Senator Ralph Recto. A multi-awarded actress and the governor of Batangas province. She told in an interview that her brush with bankruptcy during her youth had taught her the importance of saving her showbiz earnings and investing wisely.
10. Susan Roces
A movie queen of the past. She is still active in showbiz and the widow of the late “King of Philippine Movies” Fernando Poe, Jr.
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