April 4, 2017

Remedios Gomez-Paraiso, also known as “Commander Liwayway,” was one of the highest ranking female commanders of the anti-Japanese army/ Described in the book, “Kumander Liwayway,” as a “fearless and intrepid lady commander who led her squadron into many successful battles against the Japanese occupiers,” she was remembered fondly for wearing bright red lipstick when she led Huk troops into battle. The 2009 book, which told her life story, said: “At the top of the Camansi plateau, the guerrillas were ready and just waiting for the appearance of the Japanese soldiers. Ka Li (Paraiso) was observed by her group that she looked different at that time because she was fully made up with matching bright red lipstick and her hair was well-combed.”

Source: NewsInfo