Welcome back to Behind Greatness. Emmeline Villar joins us from her office in Metro Manila in the Philippines – a place that has long been the nerve centre of all her ongoings. Emmeline descends from a long line of Philippine societal leaders – political, military, law enforcement and religious as well. A busy-body by nature, Emmeline has been a member of the Philippine Congress, has worked in the Department of Justice, pushed through legislation on child trafficking and inclusion education, has been a university lecturer, a graduate of London School of economics and a founder of not for profit organizations.
We learn in this conversation about autism and the love for her sister, her near death experiences, her battle with lupus, her education with the Carmelite nuns and the profound experience at 13 that changed her life. We discuss the Filipino spirit, song, music, her daughter’s wisdom and the survivor DNA.
An enchanting discussion across the Pacific.
See also other past guests and friends of Behind Greatness – a starting line-up of attorneys who have stories to tell: Merv Allen (ep 25), Robert Antenore (ep 82), Marie Henein (ep 89) and Jason Annibale (ep 107).