Eva Estrada Kalaw
Senator Eva Estrada Kalaw was born in Murcia, Tarlac, to Dr. Salvador Estrada and Demetria Reynada.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of the Philippines. She also took up post graduate studies in social work. In between her teaching stints at the Far Eastern University, National Teacher’s College and Centro Escolar College, Eva conscientiously engaged in social work for which she was awarded a citation for being the “Outstanding Volunteer Social Worker of the Year.”
Eva Estrada Kalaw founded and became the first president of the Jayceerettes organization; founded and became the national chairman of the Samahang Filipina. She was director of the League of women Voters and the Chamber of Home Industries of the Philippines. She was special appointee for one peso a year of the Manila Council for the Prevention of Juvenile delinquency.
She was also board member of the Special Child Study Center for Retarded children, Association for the Study of Allergens, chairman of the Youth Welfare Council, Boys Town Drive, Presidential Peace and Amelioration Campaign, San Juan Boy Scouts, Rizal girl Scouts, San Juan Community Chest, Rizal Red Cross, Anti – Tuberculosis of the Philippines, Civic Assembly of Women’s Clubs in the Philippine Association of the University women, Kababaihang Rizalista and many other organizations.
She became chairman of the committee on games, amusements and tourism, and national minorities and was senator from 1965 –1972.
The woman Senator married Teodor V. Kalaw, a businessman.