Juliet Labog-Javellana

Woman of the Year

By Juliet Labog-Javellana

On may 26 last year the camalig or hot o the Mahilum family went to fire. There were five children and no parents. Rhona the oldest, 8 years old, single handedly carried one by one her four brothers and sisters to safety. As she braved the flames, each time she got more and more burned. Finally, after saving the last child she collapsed, exhausted in pain. We recall her brave story form the Inquirer newspaper where she was given a special citation from the president.