17. Vicki Belo
A successful doctor, a marketing entrepreneurial whiz who has built up the Belo and Flawless beauty chains, she told me her ancestor was the famous Spanish colonial era Chinese immigrant tycoon Nicasio Chiong Veloso of Cebu.
18. Jinkee Pacquiao
The wife of the world’s top boxing champion and rags-to-riches billionaire Rep. Manny Pacquiao.
19. Vilma Santos Recto
Multi-awarded actress, governor of Batangas province and wife of Senator Ralph Recto. She told me her brush with bankruptcy during her youth had taught her the importance of saving her showbiz earnings and investing wisely.