Magnolia W. Antonino
Senator Magnolia W. Antonino was born in Balaoan, La Union, on December 14, 1915. Daughter of George Welborn and Hipolita Rodriguez, she was married to the late Senator Gaudencio Antonino.
She graduated from the Balaoan public schools and La Union High school and completed combined normal courses from the Philippine Normal School in 1934. She started as home economics teacher, La Union; became principal teacher, Balaoan Elementary School 1934-1936; home economics supervisor, Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental 1936-1941.
She was Treasurer of the Antonino Construction Enterprises 1946-1953; secretary-treasurer, then manager, Western Mindanao Lumber Co.; general manager, G. E. Antonio, Inc., treasurer, Polytechnic Colleges of the Philippines; director, Philippine Commercial and Industrial Bank and Luzon Cement Corporation.
An Officer and member of various social and civic organizations, including Inner Wheel Club of Manila, WYCA, Manila Girl Scouts Council, Philippine Band of Mercy, Philippine Garden Club, she was elected to the House of Representatives, First District – La Union (1965-1969) and was Senator from 1969 to 1972.