Helena Z. Benitez
Senator Helena Z. Benitez was born in Manila on June 27, 1914 to Conrado Benitez and Francisca Tirona-Benitez.
She holds several univeristy degrees : Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude, Philippine Women’s University; and Master of Arts, George Washington University, USA (1939); Post Graduate Studies, University of Chicago and Iowa State College, USA.
She was elected senator from 1968-1973 and has authored and co-authored laws on education, manpower and youth development, family, housing and environment.
She received numerous citations and awards from many government and non-government entities for her contribution in education, women, environment and habitat, civic and church work and international affairs.
Senator Benitez is at present the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Women’s University.