Twice awarded as one of the finest actresses in Asia, CHIN-CHIN GUTIERREZ has become equally renowned in the entire region for her work as an advocate for the environment. In 2003, she earned the distinction of being named one of Time Magazine’s “Asian Heroes”, appearing on the cover of this prestigious publication where she was cited for using her celebrity stature to further the cause of ecological awareness. She also received the 2004 The Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Award for environmental advocacy.
Today, she is a highly sought-after resource speaker and lecturer for Environmental Education, lending her expertise to a broad range of issues related to ecology and conservation, like Ecological Waste Management, Sustainable Development, Ecology and Spirituality, The Integrity of Creation, Sustainable Consumer Lifestyles, Women and the Environment, among others. Her talks have been attended not only by youth and NGOs, but also corporate and civic leaders, educators, local government officials and community workers.
Likewise, Ms. Gutierrez has been named a “defender of Philippine heritage” for her work in preserving cultural integrity among the indigenous peoples through her efforts as an artist and independent record producer. Her musical project, “Uyayi: A Collection of Philippine Lullabies”, received the 2004 Catholic Mass Media Award (CMMA) as Best Secular Album, with a special citation for its artist-producer for her unique contribution in preserving Philippine indigenous culture and music.