People Asia is recognized as one of the most prestigious magazines giving limelight to Asia’s most respected and inspiring individuals. Hence when it uncovers it 10th “Women of Style & Substance” awardees in the magazine’s August-September 2015 issue, there’s no doubt that the Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corp.’s woman of steel, president and CEO Alice Eduardo is one of them, whose virtually built the foundations and structures of all the buildings along Roxas Boulevard major power plants, bridges and ports.


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Nonetheless, construction magnate Alice Eduardo wasn’t termed as a woman of steel for nothing, she built her empire of construction firm specializing in foundation works, ports and harbor and horizontal construction in a no joke manner. She had broken stereotypes on delivering breakthroughs in the job coined before as “a man’s job”. Eduardo’s hard work on giving her client good quality and satisfactory construction work leads her to what she now quotes as “success knows no gender”.

Other personalities given the award of People Asia’s “Women of Style and Substance” are the multi-talented “It” Girls: Isabelle Daza, Solenn Heussaff and Liz Uy. People Asia also honors, Sister Marivic Sta. Ana, the executive director of of the Laura Vicu?a Foundation, which takes care of sexually abused children from ages 7 to 18.

Three newsroom mavens: ABS-CBN’s Marie Lozano and Bloomberg TV Philippines anchors Jean de Castro and Shawn Yao, both of whom lend their beauty and talent to the local version of one of the world’s top business channels.


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And top lawyer and DIWA partylist Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar who talks about fighting or the plight of laborers; accessories designer Carissa Cruz-Evangelista who talks about her globally renowned brand Beatriz; and photographer Shaira Luna who spills the beans on her transformation from child genius to a bold and beautiful artist.