In our predominantly Roman Catholic nation where divorce is not allowed, Geraldine made history with her May 9 landslide election win as the first transgender legislator in the Philippine Congress.
Daughter of two former legislators, Geraldine was educated in the all-boys Jesuit-run Ateneo High School, then University of the Philippines.
Using our Resilience model as a foundation, she guides clients to go beyond ‘keeping on top of things’ by applying practical skills to develop personal and professional resilience, helping them to sustain high performance and optimal wellbeing.
With professional experience in counselling, psychology, management consulting and operational and strategic human resource management with individuals, teams and organisations, Geraldine has developed great insight into the demands and challenges within large systems.
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Geraldine is a 28 year old mother of a 9 year old boy. She has been working in Singapore since 2015, for only 1 employer.
She cooked mainly Chinese food for her employers and for the employer's 3 children, aged 16, 18 and 20 years old. She knows how to change diapers, feed baby food, milk bottle, bathe/clean the baby etc.
She cooks mainly Chinese food but also cooks Filipino dishes as well. Her employers are leaving Singapore for good, they are going to China. She is currently available for face to face interview on Sundays.
She’s very intelligent, a girl with a big heart.” Next month when she visits the US to attend the graduation of her niece at Dartmouth College, Geraldine already has numerous invitations ranging from on TV, a speech at Asia Society and others.
She granted the The Philippine Star this exclusive interview at Shangri-la Makati Hotel, here are excerpts: PHILIPPINE STAR: What are your beauty and health secrets, how come you don’t look 49 years old? I eat mostly fruits and vegetables even as a kid, not so much meat.