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Peace Corps volunteer Ambet Yangco is 1st Filipino JFK Service Awardee

Peace Corps volunteer Roberto "Ambet" Yangco has been honored with the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Service Award, the first Filipino to receive the prestigious award named after the former United States President and Peace Corps founder.

Miss Universe Catriona Gray is 1st Filipino wax figure in Madame Tussauds Singapore

Miss Universe Catriona Gray has made history again as the first Filipino to be immortalized in a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Singapore.

Gerard Paul Elviña is 1st Filipino in Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee

Music professor Gerard Paul Elviña is the first Filipino and second Asian to join the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Standards Committee, the world's largest community of audio experts.

Chef Josh Boutwood named Elle & Vire’s 1st Filipino ambassador

Filipino Chef Josh Boutwood has been named the first ambassador from the Philippines for the French brand, Elle & Vire.

Phillip Delarmino is 1st Filipino nominated World Games Athlete of the Year

The Philippines' Muaythai champion Phillip "El Kapitan" Delarmino has made history by becoming the first Filipino athlete to be nominated for the World Games Athlete of the Year honor awarded by the International World Games Association (IWGA).

1st Filipino Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa hailed press freedom world champion

The first Filipino Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Maria Ressa, has just been hailed as a world champion for press freedom and democracy.

JUST IN: Teen golfer Yuka Saso hailed 1st Filipino US Women’s Open champion

THIS JUST IN: The Philippines' teen golf star Yuka Saso has won the 76th United States Women's Open Championship, becoming the first Filipina to earn the title.

Pinoy pop group SB19 is 1st Filipino finalist in Billboard Music Awards

Pinoy pop group SB19 has been named a finalist in the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMA), the first Filipino and Southeast Asian act to achieve the recognition.

Photographer Jophel Ybiosa is 1st Filipino to win Gold Awards in BIFA, ND Awards

Multi-awarded photographer Jophel Ybiosa has again brought honor to the Philippines as the first Filipino to win Gold Awards from the 2020 Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) and the Neutral Density Photography Awards (ND Awards).

Arjo Atayde gives Philippines its 1st Best Actor win at Asian Academy Awards

Filipino actor Arjo Atayde gave the Philippines its 1st-ever Best Actor win at the recently concluded 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA).

Bayo is 1st Filipino fashion retail brand to join UN Global Compact program

Filipino fashion brand, Bayo, has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative, the first mainstream retail business from the Philippines to join the program.

Fil-Canadian May Farrales, 1st Filipino tenured professor at Simon Fraser University

Filipino-Canadian May Farrales has been given tenure as a professor at Simon Fraser University (SFU), the first Filipino to be given the post at the prestigious educational institution in Canada.
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