Born on June 23, 1917 in Camiguin, Cagulada, or “Pining” to her friends, was described as a simple teenager, an energetic and a little bit of a tomboy for she loved adventures, like horseback riding and other stuff that only a few girls her age enjoyed.
WWII turned the peaceful life she once knew into total chaos. While Pining was busy growing her buy-and-sell business, there was also an increasing need for people who were willing to join an espionage mission against the Japanese.
As an adventurous woman, she accepted the offer of her confessor to become a spy and later on she became an Operative third lieutenant G-2 in the 110th Division, 10th Military 1 District in Cebu City
Pining traveled from Camiguin to Cebu an Misamis Oriental, pretended she was on a business trip but was in fact secretly tracking down Japanese hideouts.
She accomplished her tasks well and was even offered a trip to the United States to study Secret Operations. However, she soon realized it was not for her, she turned down the offer and followed her true calling to enter the convent.
Even after her commitment to the force, Sr. Ma. Agripina B. Cagulada, RVM or “Sr. Pine” never stopped to make herself useful even when she’s already in the convent. She became instrumental in the construction of 27 magnificent buildings for their different ministries all over the country.
Her significant contributions and deeds was recognized by the National Centennial Commission – Women Sector to count her as one of the awardees in the Araw ng Kababaihan sa Kasaysayan on June 1998.
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