5. Amalia Fuentes
A former movie queen. This Chinese/German-Spanish Bicolana mestiza told in an interview that during her heyday, the income from each of her movie contracts she would use to buy a house in Dasmariñas Village, Makati. For decades, she wisely invested her earnings in prime real estate properties from New Manila in Quezon City, to Makati and all the way to Ayala Alabang in Muntinlupa.
6. Socorro Cancio Ramos
Her father was a Chinese immigrant who died young. Legendary entrepreneur behind the leading National Book Store and Powerbooks chains, as well as matriarch of the Ramos clan in the mining and realty businesses.