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Alice Colet Villadolid

Born in Manila of Trinidad Millan and Judge Jose Colet, Alice Colet Villadolid graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Santo Tomas. She also acquired subsequent education in social science and journalism from the UST Graduate School, Press Foundation of Asia, and the International Institute of Journalism in Berlin. From 1952-1955, she served as reporter and copy editor of the Manila Chronicle. She also taught at UST from 1956-1968. Ms. Villadolid was a magazine writer for Unicef News, Weekly Nation, Mr. And Ms. Woman and Home, and Oil Progress. In recognition of her achievements in responsible journalism, she was awarded by the Concerned Women of the Philippine with a Human Rights Award.

Expanding her horizons in her career, she joined The New York Times and Newsweek International as Philippine correspondent from 1971 -1986. With this, Ms. Villadolid was the recipient of Roster of EDSA Heroes Award. She has held numerous positions in various institutions and organizations such as Executive Director and Trustee of the Philippine Press Institute , Vice-President of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Ombudsperson for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Commissioner for Cultural Dissemination of the National Commissioner for Culture and Arts. She was Consort of the Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See from 1991-1995.

In 2000, Ms. Villadolid received the Outstanding Catholic Author Award from the Asian Catholic Publishers Inc.


  • TOTAL Awards 2005 Souvenir Program
    18 June 2005, Rigodon Hall, Manila Hotel