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Filipina Trailblazer Louise Mabulo Recognized Globally & Makes BBC’s List Of 100 Women 2023

Louise Mabulo in BBC’s 100 Women 2023


In a groundbreaking recognition of Filipino excellence, dynamic chef, farmer, and entrepreneur Louise Mabulo has made waves on the international stage, securing a spot on the prestigious BBC list of 100 Women 2023.

Let’s delve into the highlights of her inspiring journey and the impact she’s making globally.


Girl with a dream



Image credit: Louise Dg Mabulo via Facebook

Louise Mabulo was born in Manila, but was raised abroad in Wales, United Kingdom. She studied Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship at Brown University, USA and the Watson Institute Philippines. You could say that her life was privileged.

While living in the UK, she was able to see how farmlands and its workers were supported and provided basic necessities, such as education and healthcare, by the government.

Upon moving back to San Fernando in Camarines Sur, her hometown in the Philippines, she recognized how different things were in the industry compared to the UK. Since then, it has been a mission of hers to help the community through arranging fundraisers to get the help that they need.

Now, at 25 years old, she has become a well-known chef, entrepreneur, agricultural advocate, environmentalist, and is a public speaker. And fun fact, she’s quite the competitive archer!


A greener revolution



Image credit: Louise Dg Mabulo via Facebook

Known for building sustainable agriculture, Louise Mabulo’s efforts and unwavering commitment has been recognized by the BBC. Her initiatives in promoting environmentally friendly farming practices in the Philippines have earned her a well-deserved place on the prestigious list.


Image credit: The Cacao Project

Being the founder of The Cacao Project, Mabulo’s innovative ideas are transforming the landscape of local agriculture while highlighting the importance of eco-conscious farming.


Culinary prowess



Image credit: Louise Dg Mabulo via Facebook

Aside from her advocacies, Mabulo’s culinary prowess has also caught the attention of the BBC. At 12 years old, she was a finalist on Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition. Later on, she was given the Best Dessert in Asia Award in Hong Kong.

Hailed for her culinary skills, the entrepreneur has been making waves not only in the local scene, but also on the global stage. From farm to table, Mabulo is redefining the culinary experience with her sustainable approach. She showcases the potential of locally sourced organic ingredients.


Representing Filipino women



Image credit: BBC News

Louise Mabulo’s inclusion in the BBC list of 100 Women is not just a personal achievement, but it’s also a celebration of Filipino women making strides internationally.

As a beacon of inspiration, she represents the resilience, creativity, and tenacity of Filipino women. Truly an inspiration, she is breaking barriers and paving the way for a more inclusive future.


An international win for the Philippines


As Louise Mabulo takes her well-deserved place among BBC’s 100 Women, her story is an inspiration for aspiring changemakers around the world.

In her culinary journey and commitment to sustainable agriculture, Mabulo showcases the transformative impact of passion and purpose. She stands as proof that individuals can indeed make a significant difference in the world.

For more news like this, check out The Smart Local Philippines.


Cover image adapted from: BBC News, The Cacao Project

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