Fergie chats with the Fil-Am press at the Avon red carpet, talking about Filipino women’s “natural beauty that comes from within.” She says Filipinas are “strong, outspoken and take control of the family with their maternal role.”  (Filipino Reporter photo)

It was women power Tuesday night at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square as Fergie (of the Black Eyed Peas), Lea Salonga, Natasha Bedingfield, Diane Warren, Ashley Greene, Sheila E. and Avon CEO Andrea Jung joined other powerful women to honor global champions working to end breast cancer and domestic violence.

The Women’s Crisis Center in Quezon City, Philippines was presented the first Global Community Advocacy Champions Award for providing crisis intervention, counseling, temporary shelter and other life-saving support to victims of domestic violence.

Avon’s Filipino sales rep Joy Loria was a finalist at Avon’s Voices talent search won by Canada and Lithuania.


Lea Salonga talks to the Filipino Reporter about the “amazing” music talents of Filipinas all over the world, as well as the global achievements of many Filipinos in various fields, especially in music.




Avon Voices finalist Joy Loria (left) with Avon Philippines PR head Faith Fernandez-Aranton at the red carpet.  (Filipino Reporter photo)

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