Rosa Sevilla de Alvero

An educator of the Filipino women, Rosa Sevilla de Alvero established the Instituto de Mujeres (Women’s Institute) where different Filipino women were educated, including famous ones such as Concepcion Felix who will be introduced in this section. It was also the first school to teach in Filipino. Alvero was also one of the founders of the Federacion Catolica de Mujeres, Liga de Damas Filipinas, League of Women Voters, and Asociacion de Hispanista. Alvero brought women together for education and the institution of Tagalog as the national language. She also contributed to the revolutionary journal, La Independencia, and convinced the nation towards freedom (Camacho, 2000). Alvero allowed different women to see the world and their country as they pursue higher knowledge and enlightenment.