Asuncion Arriola-Perez

Asuncion Perez’s social work advocacy led her to becoming the country’s representative at a global conference on social work in America. After returning to the Philippines, she was declared the director of the Bureau of Public Welfare, and became its first director when it was known as ‘Associated Charities’ (Camacho, 2000). In World War II, she served as lieutenant-colonel for Marking’s Guerrillas, and was assigned to the intelligence unit. Perez was instrumental in both social work in the country and the resistance against its invaders.