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International Women's Day: 9 strong women we stan in film

These empowered ladies have taught us how to stand for ourselves!

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

3/8/2021 in News
International Women's Day: 9 strong women we stan in film

Women are indeed worth celebrating.

And this International Women's Day, we are honoring every single woman out there as we continue to fight for empowerment and equality in society. This includes female movie characters who have inspired us to stand for ourselves, and be courageous enough to prove that women can overcome anything.

Here are some female characters truly worth stanning:

1. Josie from "Anak"

An OFW and a mother, Josie proved that one can never turn their back on being a mom even if her kids are turning their backs at her. Her unconditional love is something we can all admire and hopefully we could practice.

2. Ina from "Ang Tanging Ina"

It's not easy to raise twelve kids, much more if you're all alone doing it. Ina Montecillo (Ai-Ai de las Alas) tried juggling several jobs — from working in construction to selling bootleg DVDs — just to make ends meet for her family.

And she really did an amazing job doing so, with her kids growing up to be the kind and loving persons who value family more than anything else.

3. Anne from "The Unmarried Wife"

There's no one more selfless than Anne (Angelica Panganiban) who would do everything for her child — even if it means she has to compromise with her cheating husband.

4. Vivian from "Everything About Her"

A true lady boss, Vivian (Vilma Santos) worked her way to become the successful woman that she is. She need not need a man who can't "accept" her strong passion for her dreams, thus, she strived and thrived on her own.

5. The Salazar sisters from "Four Sisters and a Wedding"

Bobbie (Bea Alonzo), Teddie (Toni Gonzaga), Alex (Angel Locsin), and Gabbie (Shaina Magdayao) might have different personalities and they do clash at times, but they always got each other's back whenever one of them needs support.

Remember how they all came in full force to "take down" Chad's (Bernard Palanca) new attitude girl? Yaaas! 💪

6. Joy from "Hello, Love, Goodbye"

Joy Fabregas, portrayed by Kathryn Bernardo, is the epitome of modern Filipino OFWs today. She was obligated to work overseas at a young age to help sustain her family's needs in the Philippines.

And although she was struggling to hold out herself, she never turned her back on her friends who also helped her get through it all.

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