Anne Curtis, Pia Wurtzbach, Hidilyn Diaz named PH HistoryMakers

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 14 2017 12:56 AM

MANILA - History Asia on Sunday recognized the contributions of Filipinos who made history in their respective fields.

Given the HistoryMakers Award were OPM icon and composer Ryan Cayabyab, award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, Romi Garduce, Dr. Reinabelle Reyes, actress Anne Curtis, the Himalayan Adventure Team 'Pinas, Illac Diaz, Olympian Hidilyn Diaz and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.

Aside from being an actress and a host, Curtis was recognized for her work with UNICEF.

Garduce is one of the few Filipinos who have reached the summit of Mt. Everest, while the Himalayan Adventure Team 'Pinas is the first team from the Philippines to ride the highest motorable pass in the world, located in Ladakh Region, Jammu and Kashmir-India.

Reyes is a professor and astrophysicist who confirmed Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity in a cosmic scale during her Ph.D studies in the United States.

Social entrepreneur Diaz was recognized for his Liter of Light, a non-government organization that provides sustainable and cost-free lighting.

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