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Lourdes Gagui Mon, Philippine school principal. Named Outstanding Asian of Year, Asian American Coalition Chicago, 1986.


Mon, Lourdes Gagui was born on March 6, 1944 in Bangar, Philippines. Came to the United States, 1967. Daughter of Crispin Yabut and Josefa Vergara (Agas) Gagui.


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of East, Manila, 1963. Master of Education, Loyola University, Chicago, 1976.


Teacher San Sebastian College, 1963-1964, St. Joseph's College, Philippines, 1964-1967, Beloit (Wisconsin) Public Schools, 1967-1969, Immaculate Conception School, Chicago, 1969-1983. Principal St. Josaphat School, since 1983. Ex-officio member St. Josaphat School Board, since 1983.

Coordinator United States State Department Conferences for Minorities and Women.


  • Other Work

    • Contributing editor: Maynila magazine, 1983-1985. Contributing writer: T M Herald, 1983-1985. Associate editor: VIA Times magazine, 1984-1986, columnist, since 1984, senior editor, since 1986.


President Asian Human Services, Chicago, 1986-1988. Active American Professionals Civic Alliance. Volunteer Immigration and Naturalization Program, since 1985.

Exec, director immigration program American Filipino Professionals Civic Alliance. Member Filipino American Council Board, 1983-1985. Co-founder, board directors Sining Kayumanggi Theatre Group.

Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Archdiocesan Principals Association, National Catholic Education Association, Filipino American Women's Network (chairman Illinois chapter since 1987). Lodges: Lions (vice president Chicago chapter since 1984).


  • Other Interests

    Bowling, theater.


Married Francis Lopez Mon, July 17, 1968. Children: Catherine, Joey.

Crispin Yabut Gagui

Josefa Vergara (Agas) Gagui

Francis Lopez Mon

Catherine Mon

Joey Mon