100 Notable alumni of
University of Santo Tomas

The University of Santo Tomas is 254th in the world, 50th in Asia, and 2nd in the Philippines by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Santo Tomas sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. José Rizal

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    José Rizal
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1861-1896 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    writerlinguistophthalmologistartistpainter
    Biography

    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is considered the national hero (pambansang bayani) of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement, which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain.

  2. Manuel L. Quezon

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    Manuel L. Quezon
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1878-1944 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Santo Tomas
    In 1903 graduated with licentiate in law
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, KR, also referred to by his initials MLQ, was a Filipino statesman, soldier and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the entire Philippines (as opposed to the government of previous Philippine states), and is considered to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo (1899–1901).

  3. Antonio Luna

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    Antonio Luna
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1866-1899 (aged 33)
    Occupations
    military officerpharmacistscientist
    Biography

    Antonio Narciso Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta was a Filipino army general who fought in the Spanish–American War, Philippine Revolution, and Philippine–American War before his assassination in 1899.

  4. Sarah Geronimo

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    Sarah Geronimo
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    actorsingermodelsongwriter
    Biography

    Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo-Guidicelli is a Filipina singer and actress. Geronimo rose to prominence in 2002, after winning the television singing contest Star for a Night earning her a recording contract with Viva Records and released her debut album Popstar: A Dream Come True (2003).

  5. Apolinario Mabini

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    Apolinario Mabini
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1864-1903 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    diplomatautobiographerjudgejournalistpolitician
    Biography

    Apolinario Mabini y Maranan was a Filipino revolutionary leader, educator, lawyer, and statesman who served first as a legal and constitutional adviser to the Revolutionary Government, and then as the first Prime Minister of the Philippines upon the establishment of the First Philippine Republic. He is regarded as the "utak ng himagsikan" or "brain of the revolution" and is also to be considered to be as a national hero in the Philippines. Mabini's work and thoughts on the government shaped the Philippines' fight for independence over the next century.

  6. Angel Locsin

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    Angel Locsin
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    modelfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Angelica Locsin Colmenares, professionally known as Angel Locsin, is a Filipino television and film actress, commercial model, film producer and fashion designer. On GMA Network from 2002, she came to prominence for her television roles as Alwina in the 2004 fantasy-themed television series Mulawin and as the superheroine Darna in the TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo eponymous comic. Locsin was a contract artist of GMA Network up to early 2007 until she transferred to its rival network, ABS-CBN. She then starred as Lyka in the television series Lobo, which earned her an International Emmy Award nomination for best performance. She later starred in the films In the Name of Love and One More Try, for which she garnered critical acclaim for both performances. The two films earned Locsin the Star Award for Movies for Movie Actress of the Year and the Box-Office Entertainment Award for Film Actress of the Year, winning both awards two consecutive years. In 2013, she won the FAMAS Award and the Film Academy of the Philippines Award for best actress for her performance in One More Try.

  7. Marcelo H. del Pilar

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    Marcelo H. del Pilar
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1850-1896 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Marcelo Hilario del Pilar y Gatmaitán, commonly known as Marcelo H. del Pilar and also known by his pen name Plaridel, was a Filipino writer, lawyer, journalist, and freemason. Del Pilar, along with José Rizal and Graciano López Jaena, became known as the leaders of the Reform Movement in Spain.

  8. Diosdado Macapagal

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    Diosdado Macapagal
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1910-1997 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Diosdado Pangan Macapagal Sr. was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice-President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives, and headed the Constitutional Convention of 1970. He was the father of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who followed his path as President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010.

  9. Sergio Osmeña

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    Sergio Osmeña
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1878-1961 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Sergio Osmeña Sr. was a Filipino politician who served as the fourth president of the Philippines from 1944 to 1946. He was Vice President under Manuel L. Quezon. Upon Quezon's sudden death in 1944, Osmeña succeeded him at age 65, becoming the oldest person to assume the Philippine presidency until Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016 at age 71. A founder of the Nacionalista Party, Osmeña was also the first Visayan to become president.

  10. Piolo Pascual

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    Piolo Pascual
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    actormusicianmodelrecord producersinger
    Biography

    Piolo Jose Nonato Pascual is a Filipino film and television actor, singer, model, and producer.

  11. Emilio Jacinto

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    Emilio Jacinto
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1875-1899 (aged 24)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Emilio Jacinto y Dizon was a Filipino General during the Philippine Revolution. He was one of the highest-ranking officers in the Philippine Revolution and was one of the highest-ranking officers of the revolutionary society Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan, or simply and more popularly called Katipunan, being a member of its Supreme Council. He was elected Secretary of State for the Haring Bayang Katagalugan, a revolutionary government established during the outbreak of hostilities. He is popularly known in Philippine history textbooks as the Brains of the Katipunan while some contend he should be rightfully recognized as the "Brains of the Revolution" (Filipino: Utak ng Himagsikan, a title that is usually given to Apolinario Mabini). Jacinto was present in the so-called Cry of Pugad Lawin (or Cry of Balintawak) with Andrés Bonifacio, the Supremo (Supreme President) of the Katipunan, and others of its members which signaled the start of the Revolution against the Spanish colonial government in the islands.

  12. Mocha Uson

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    Mocha Uson
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singermodel
    Biography

    Esther Margaux "Mocha" Justiniano Uson, known mononymously as Mocha, is a controversial Filipina singer, dancer, model, political blogger, and appointive public official known for spreading fake news and disinformation. She is also a co-founder of the group Mocha Girls.

  13. José P. Laurel

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    José P. Laurel
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1891-1959 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    politicianjudge
    Biography

    José Paciano Laurel y García was a Filipino politician and judge. He was the president of the Second Philippine Republic, a Japanese puppet state when occupied during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. Since the administration of President Diosdado Macapagal (1961–1965), Laurel has been officially recognized by later administrations as a former president of the Philippines.

  14. Antonio Trillanes IV

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    Antonio Trillanes IV
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Antonio Fuentes Trillanes IV is a retired Philippine Navy officer who served as a senator of the Philippines from 2007 to 2019. He is known for his involvement in the Oakwood mutiny of 2003 and the Manila Peninsula siege in 2007 in protest against the Arroyo administration, and as a vocal critic of the Duterte administration.

  15. Hayden Kho

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    Hayden Kho
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    actormodel
    Biography

    Hayden Kho Jr. is a Filipino media personality, actor, and cosmetic surgeon, he is known as the father of Scarlet Snow Belo and the husband of Dr. Vicki Belo.

  16. Iza Calzado

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    Iza Calzado
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    actormodelpresenter
    Biography

    Maria Izadora Ussher "Iza" Calzado-Wintle is a Filipino actress, television host, dancer, and model who previously worked as one of GMA Network's homegrown contract artists. After ten years, Calzado signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN. Calzado also signed a non-exclusive contract with Star Cinema. By 2014, she also became one of the main celebrity ambassadors of Booky, top local food app and blog of which her husband, Ben Wintle, is the CEO. In March 2017, she won the Yakushi Pearl Award for Best Performance in the Osaka Film Festival for her performance in the film Bliss.

  17. Tony Tan

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    Tony Tan
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Tony Tan Caktiong, is a Filipino billionaire businessman. He is the founder and chairman of Jollibee Foods Corporation, and the co-chairman of DoubleDragon Properties.

  18. F. Sionil José

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    F. Sionil José
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1924-.. (age 97)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Francisco Sionil José is one of the most widely read Filipino writers in the English language. His novels and short stories depict the social underpinnings of class struggles and colonialism in Filipino society. José's works—written in English—have been translated into 28 languages, including Korean, Indonesian, Czech, Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian and Dutch.

  19. Renato Corona

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    Renato Corona
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1948-2016 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Renato Tirso Antonio Coronado Corona was the 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He served as an Associate Justice after being appointed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on April 9, 2002, and later as Chief Justice on May 12, 2010, upon the retirement of Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

  20. Aubrey Miles

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    Aubrey Miles
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    modelsinger
    Biography

    Aubrey Santos Sandel, professionally known as Aubrey Miles, is a Filipino television host, singer, model, and actress.

  21. Mariano Ponce

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    Mariano Ponce
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1863-1918 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Mariano Ponce, was a Filipino physician, writer and active member of the Propaganda Movement. In Spain, he was among the founders of La Solidaridad and Asociacion Hispano-Filipino. Among his significant works was Efemerides Filipinas, a column on historical events in the Philippines which appeared in La Oceania Española (1892–1893) and El Ideal (1911–1912). He wrote Ang Wika at Lahi (1917), a discussion on the importance of a national language. He served as Bulacan's representative to the Philippine Assembly.

  22. Clara López Obregón

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    Clara López Obregón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyereconomist
    Biography

    Clara Eugenia López Obregón is a Colombian politician who was the Minister for Employment. She also served as Acting Mayor of Bogotá from 2011 to 2012. A Harvard-trained economist, she was the Alternative Democratic Pole's nominee for President of Colombia in the 2014 election.

  23. Brillante Mendoza

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    Brillante Mendoza
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film directorcinematographerscreenwriterfilm producerproduction designer
    Biography

    Brillante "Dante" Mendoza is a Filipino independent filmmaker.

  24. Claro M. Recto

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    Claro M. Recto
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1890-1960 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    diplomatwriterlawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Claro Mayo Recto Jr. was a Filipino statesman, jurist, poet and one of the foremost statesmen of his generation. He is remembered for his nationalism, for "the impact of his patriotic convictions on modern political thought", and has been seen in the same class as Dr. Jose Rizal, Sen. Jose W. Diokno, and Sen. Lorenzo Tañada.

  25. Artemio Ricarte

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    Artemio Ricarte
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1866-1945 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    revolutionary
    Biography

    Artemio Ricarte y García was a Filipino general during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine–American War. He is regarded as the Father of the Philippine Army, and the first Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (March 22, 1897- January 22, 1899) though the present Philippine Army descended from the American-allied forces that defeated the Philippine Revolutionary Army led by General Ricarte. Ricarte is notable for never having taken an oath of allegiance to the United States government that occupied the Philippines from 1898 to 1946.

  26. Cirilo Bautista

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    Cirilo Bautista
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1941-2018 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Cirilo F. Bautista was a Filipino poet, critic and writer of nonfiction. A National Artist of the Philippines award was conferred on him in 2014.

  27. Joel Villanueva

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    Joel Villanueva
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politicianbasketball player
    Biography

    Emmanuel Joel Jose Villanueva is a Filipino politician, who serves as a Senator of the Philippines. He took his senatorial seat following the 2016 Philippine national elections, where he ranked second highest in the polls with 18,459,222 votes. He was a former Director General of the Philippine TESDA from 2010 until 2015 and a three-term congressman from 2001 through 2010. Villanueva was the youngest member of the House of Representatives when he assumed office in February 2002.

  28. Fernando Lopez

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    Fernando Lopez
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1904-1993 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurministerpolitician
    Biography

    Fernando Hofileña Lopez Sr. was a Filipino statesman. A member of the influential Lopez family of Iloilo, he served as Vice President of the Philippines for three terms – under Elpidio Quirino (1949–1953) for the Liberals and Ferdinand Marcos (1965–1969 and 1969–1972) for the Nacionalistas. He was also the chairman of ABS-CBN Corporation from 1986 to his death in 1993.

  29. Epifanio de los Santos

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    Epifanio de los Santos
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1871-1928 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    linguistpoethistorianjournalistcomposer
    Biography

    Epifanio de los Santos y Cristóbal, sometimes known as Don Pañong or Don Panyong was a noted Filipino historian, journalist, and civil servant. He was appointed Director of the Philippine Library and Museum by Governor General Leonard Wood in 1925.

  30. Miriam Quiambao

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    Miriam Quiambao
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actormodelbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Miriam Redito Quiambao-Roberto is a Filipino physical therapist, inspirational speaker, author, entrepreneur, actress, television host, real estate broker, endorser, model, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1999 and placed 1st Runner-Up at Miss Universe 1999.

  31. Félix Resurrección Hidalgo

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    Félix Resurrección Hidalgo
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1855-1913 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Félix Resurrección Hidalgo y Padilla was a Filipino artist. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest Filipino painters of the late 19th century, and is significant in Philippine history for having been an acquaintance and inspiration for members of the Philippine reform movement which included José Rizal, Marcelo del Pilar, Mariano Ponce and Graciano López Jaena, although he neither involved himself directly in that movement, nor later associate himself with the First Philippine Republic under Emilio Aguinaldo.

  32. Isabelo de los Reyes

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    Isabelo de los Reyes
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1864-1938 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    linguistjournalisttrade unionistpolitician
    Biography

    Isabelo de los Reyes y Florentino, also known as Don Belong, was a prominent Filipino politician, writer, and labor activist in the 19th and 20th centuries. He was the original founder of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, an independent Philippine national church. He is now known as the "Father of Philippine Folklore", the "Father of the Philippine Labor Movement", and the "Father of Filipino Socialism".

  33. Jason Abalos

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    Jason Abalos
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    actormodeltelevision actor
    Biography

    Jason Joel Jimenez Abalos is a Filipino actor, host, model, and endorser.

  34. Jacinto Zamora

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    Jacinto Zamora
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1835-1872 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    authorwriterpriest
    Biography

    Jacinto Zamora y del Rosario was a Filipino Catholic priest, part of the Gomburza, a trio of priests who were falsely accused of mutiny by the Spanish colonial authorities in the Philippines in the 19th century.

  35. Jose Alejandrino

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    Jose Alejandrino
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1870-1951 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianminister
    Biography

    José Cándido Alejandrino y Magdangal was a Philippine Republican Army general during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine–American War.

  36. Ronnie del Carmen

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    Ronnie del Carmen
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    animatorscreenwriterfilm directorillustratorcomics artist
    Biography

    Ronnie del Carmen is a Filipino animation writer, director, story artist, story supervisor and production designer. He co-directed and was one of the story writers for the 2015 Pixar film Inside Out, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He was the story supervisor on Pixar's tenth full-length computer-animated film, Up and directed its accompanying short film, Dug's Special Mission.

  37. Pío Valenzuela

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    Pío Valenzuela
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1869-1956 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pío Valenzuela y Alejandrino was a Filipino physician and revolutionary leader. At the age of 23, he joined the society of Katipunan, a movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution. Together with Andrés Bonifacio and Emilio Jacinto, they formed the secret chamber of the society called Camara Reina. He took charge of the publication of Ang Kalayaan, Katipunan's first and only official publication. He was the one who tried to convince the exiled José Rizal to join the revolutionary movement.

  38. José Burgos

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    José Burgos
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1837-1872 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    writerpriest
    Biography

    José Apolonio Burgos y García was a Filipino Catholic priest, accused of mutiny by the Spanish colonial authorities in the Philippines in the 19th century. He was tried and executed in Manila along with two other clergymen, Mariano Gomez and Jacinto Zamora, who are collectively known as the Gomburza.

  39. Jose Diokno

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    Jose Diokno
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1922-1987 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Jose Wright Diokno, also known as "Ka Pepe", was a Filipino nationalist, lawyer, and statesman. Regarded as the "Father of Human Rights Advocacy in the Philippines", he served as Senator of the Philippines, Secretary of Justice, founding chair of the Commission on Human Rights, and founder of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), the premier group of Filipino human rights lawyers. Diokno is the only person to top both the Philippine Bar Examination and the board exam for Certified Public Accountants (CPA). His career was dedicated to the promotion of human rights, the defense of Philippine sovereignty, and the enactment of pro-Filipino economic legislation.

  40. Roy Señeres

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    Roy Señeres
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1947-2016 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Roy Villareal Señeres was a Filipino statesman and diplomat who initially ran in the 2016 Philippine presidential election under the Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka party before withdrawing on February 5, 2016, three days before his death. Señeres was elected as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the OFW Family Club party-list in the 2013 general elections. He is the father of former congressman Christian Señeres.

  41. George Ty

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    George Ty
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1932-2018 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbanker
    Biography

    George Siao Kian Ty was a Filipino banker and business magnate. He founded Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, the second largest bank in both assets and capital in the Philippines. He owned stakes in Federal Land, Inc., the Bank of the Philippine Islands and Philippine Savings Bank, a Metrobank subsidiary. Ty was the owner of the G.T. International Tower in Makati.

  42. Benigno Aquino, Sr

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    Benigno Aquino, Sr
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1894-1947 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Benigno Simeon "Igno" Aquino Sr., also known as Benigno S. Aquino or Benigno S. Aquino Sr., was a Filipino politician who served as Speaker of the National Assembly of the Japanese-sponsored puppet state in the Philippines from 1943 to 1944.

  43. Gregorio Aglipay

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    Gregorio Aglipay
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1860-1940 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Gregorio Aglipay Cruz y Labayán was a former Catholic priest who became the first head of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, an independent Catholic Church in the form of a national church in the Philippines.

  44. John Lapus

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    John Lapus
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    comediantelevision actor
    Biography

    Jonathan Anthony Solis Lapus is a Filipino actor, host, film and television director, talent manager, and comedian. Lapus known for his several various roles such as in Shake, Rattle & Roll.

  45. Francisco Mañosa

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    Francisco Mañosa
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1931-2019 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Francisco "Bobby" Mañosa was a Filipino architect considered as one of the most influential Filipino architects of the 20th century for having pioneered the art of Philippine neovernacular architecture. His contributions to the development of Philippine architecture led to his recognition as a National Artist of the Philippines for Architecture in 2018.

  46. Aiza Seguerra

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    Aiza Seguerra
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    singeractoremployeetelevision actor
    Biography

    Cariza "Ice" Yamson Seguerra, formerly known professionally as Aiza Seguerra, is a Filipino actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist. Initially coming out as a lesbian in 2007, Seguerra now identifies himself as a transgender man.

  47. José María Panganiban

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    José María Panganiban
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1863-1890 (aged 27)
    Occupations
    linguistjournalist
    Biography

    Jose Ma. Panganiban y Enverga was a Filipino propagandist, linguist, and essayist. He is one of the main writers and contributors for La Solidaridad, writing under the pen names "Jomapa" and "J.M.P."

  48. Arturo Tolentino

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    Arturo Tolentino
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1910-2004 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    diplomatuniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Arturo "Ka Turing" Modesto Tolentino was a Filipino politician and diplomat who served as the Senate President and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He is also regarded as the father of the Philippine "archipelagic doctrine" and as an expert on the Law of the Sea.

  49. Trinidad Pardo de Tavera

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    Trinidad Pardo de Tavera
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1857-1925 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    historianbotanist
    Biography

    Trinidad Hermenegildo José María Juan Francisco Pardo de Tavera y Gorricho was a Filipino physician, historian and politician of Spanish and Portuguese descent. Trinidad, also known by his name T. H. Pardo de Tavera, was known for his writings about different aspects of Philippine culture.

  50. Lito Atienza

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    Lito Atienza
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jose "Lito" Livioko Atienza Jr. is a Filipino politician serving as the Party-list Representative for Buhay since 2013, and as a House Deputy Speaker since November 2020. He previously served as the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources from 2007 to 2009 in the administration of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He also served three consecutive terms as Mayor of Manila from 1998 to 2007.

  51. Jodilly Pendre

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    Jodilly Pendre
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    model
    Biography

    Jodilly Ignacio Pendre is a Filipino fashion model and television personality. She is best known for her appearance as a contestant in the second season of Asia's Next Top Model, where she represented Philippines. Pendre is a graduate from the University of Santo Tomas.

  52. Diosdado Peralta

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    Diosdado Peralta
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Diosdado "Dado" Madarang Peralta is a Filipino attorney and jurist who served as the Chief Justice of the Philippines. He was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte on October 23, 2019. He previously served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from January 13, 2009 to October 22, 2019. He is the third Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice to be appointed to the High Tribunal.

  53. Jeric Teng

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    Jeric Teng
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jeric Allen Uy Teng is a Filipino basketball player for the Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). He was drafted 12th overall by Rain or Shine in the 2013 PBA draft. He played college ball for the UST Growling Tigers in the UAAP.

  54. Felipe Agoncillo

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    Years
    1859-1941 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianjuristdiplomatlawyerminister
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    Felipe Agoncillo y Encarnación was the Filipino lawyer representative to the negotiations in Paris that led to the Treaty of Paris (1898), ending the Spanish–American War and achieving him the title of "outstanding first Filipino diplomat."

  55. Washington SyCip

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    Years
    1921-2017 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbanker
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    Washington Z. SyCip, PLH BOLk RNO1kl was a Filipino-American accountant. He was the founder of the accounting firm EY SGV & Company and the Asian Institute of Management.

  56. Mariano Trías

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    1868-1914 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    autobiographerpoliticianmilitary personnel
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    Mariano Trías y Closas is considered to be the first de facto Philippine Vice President of that revolutionary government established at the Tejeros Convention - an assembly of Philippine revolutionary leaders that elected officials of the revolutionary movement against the colonial government of Spain. When that assembly broke into factions, a truce known as the Pact of Biak-na-Bato was signed by the group and also recognized the elected officials and Trias as the vice president of Emilio Aguinaldo, who is also considered to be the first President of the Philippines. With the promulgation of the Malolos Constitution by the Malolos Convention, the First Philippine Republic was born. Under the Aguinaldo administration, Trias served in the cabinet initially as Secretary of Finance and, later, as Secretary of War.

  57. Cayetano Arellano

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    Years
    1847-1920 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    judge
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    Cayetano Arellano y Lonzón was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines under the American Civil Government. Cayetano Arellano had occupied a high position in Aguinaldo's government. He worked with the Americans under General Otis and re-established the Audiencia Territorial as the Supreme Court. He served as Chief Justice from 1901 until his retirement on April 12, 1920, making him the longest serving chief justice in Philippine history.

  58. Santiago Alvarez

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    1872-1930 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Santiago Virata Álvarez was a revolutionary general and a founder and honorary president of the first directorate of the Nacionalista Party. Also known as Kidlat ng Apoy (En: Lightning of Fire; Fiery Lightning) because of his inflamed bravery and dedication as commander of Cavite's famous battles (particularly that in Dalahican), he was celebrated in present-day Cavite City as the Hero of the Battle of Dalahican.

  59. Felipe Calderón

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    Felipe Calderón
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    1868-1908 (aged 40)
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    authorwriterlawyerpolitician
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    Felipe Gonzáles Calderón y Roca, also known as Felipe G. Calderon was a Filipino lawyer, politician, and intellectual, known as the "Father of the Malolos Constitution".

  60. Alice Eduardo

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    Alice Eduardo
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    businessperson
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    Alice Eduardo is a Filipino businesswoman. She is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation a leading Philippine construction and engineering company.

  61. Marcelo Azcárraga Palmero

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    Marcelo Azcárraga Palmero
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    Years
    1832-1915 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personnel
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    Marcelo de Azcárraga Ugarte y Palmero-Versosa de Lizárraga was a Spanish soldier-politician and thirteenth Prime Minister of Spain following the restoration of the Spanish monarchy. He served as Prime Minister in 1897, 1900–1901, and 1904–1905. Azcárraga was the only Spanish Prime Minister of part Insulares, specifically Spanish Filipino, descent.

  62. Cesar Climaco

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    Cesar Climaco
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    Years
    1916-1984 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Cesar Cortes Climaco was a Filipino politician who served as mayor of Zamboanga City for 11 years and three nonconsecutive terms. A prominent critic of the martial law regime of Ferdinand Marcos, he was famed for his toughness in governance and colorful personality. He was also famous for his refusal to cut his hair until democratic rule was restored in the Philippines. He was assassinated by an unknown gunman in 1984.

  63. Vicente Lukbán

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    Vicente Lukbán
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    Years
    1860-1916 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Vicente Lukbán y Rilles or Vicente Lucbán Rilles was a Philippine General in the Philippine Republican Army.

  64. Baldomero Aguinaldo

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    Baldomero Aguinaldo
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    Years
    1869-1915 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Baldomero Aguinaldo y Baloy was a leader of the Philippine Revolution. He was the first cousin of Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines, as well as the grandfather of Cesar Virata, a former prime minister in the 1980s.

  65. Allein Maliksi

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    Allein Maliksi
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    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Allein Gail Q. Maliksi is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was drafted 8th by the Petron Blaze Boosters in the 2011 PBA draft.

  66. Cyrus Baguio

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    Cyrus Baguio
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    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Cyrus Marata Baguio is a Filipino former professional basketball player. He last played for the NLEX Road Warriors of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is known for his dunks and acrobatic moves, thus his moniker "Skyrus".

  67. Jamie Rivera

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    Jamie Rivera
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    singer
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    Mary Jane Cruz Mendoza, known professionally as Jamie Rivera, is a pop singer from the Philippines and also known as the Inspirational Diva.

  68. Ladislao Diwa

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    Years
    1863-1930 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Ladislao Diwa y Nocon was a Filipino patriot who was among the founders of the Katipunan that initiated the Philippine Revolution against Spain in 1896.

  69. Lorenzo Tañada

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    Years
    1898-1992 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politicianassociation football player
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    Lorenzo "Ka Tanny" Martinez Tañada Sr. CCLH was a Filipino nationalist, lawyer, solicitor general, senator, national athlete, and human and civil rights defender best known for his many contributions to Philippine nationalism and independence. As first post-war solicitor general, longest serving senator for 24 years, and staunch opposition to martial law under Ferdinand Marcos. He is also equally renowned for his efforts to stop the continued presence of US military bases in the Philippines through the Anti-Bases Coalition (ABC). Senator Tañada was a founder of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), which is the largest group of human rights lawyers nationwide. Tañada was also the chairman of the Justice for Aquino, Justice for All (JAJA) movement that sought to oust Marcos after the assassination of former Sen. Ninoy Aquino. He was also the founding chairman of a merged party called PDP-LABAN that opposed Marcos in the 1978 elections, and he founded the Nuclear-Free Philippines Coalition or NFPC, which successfully prevented the opening of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant under the Marcos administration. Serving in the Philippine Senate for 24 years beginning in 1947 up until 1971, he is the longest-serving senator in Philippine history and is referred to as the "Grand Old Man of Philippine Politics."

  70. Jervy Cruz

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    Jervy Cruz
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    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Jervy A. Cruz is a Filipino professional basketball player for the NorthPort Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

  71. Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado

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    Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado
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    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Wilhelmino "Willy" Manucdoc Sy-Alvarado is a Filipino politician who currently serves as the Vice Governor of the province of Bulacan.

  72. Danny Sillada

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    Danny Sillada
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    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    painterpoetmusician
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    Danny C. Sillada is a Filipino artist, writer and cultural critic from Mindanao. Sillada has contributed to various art forms, from painting, to music and performance art. He was a recipient of 2003 "Pasidungog Centennial Awards" for literary and visual arts, a centennial event that was attended by the president of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in his hometown province in Davao Oriental.

  73. Horacio de la Costa

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    Horacio de la Costa
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    Years
    1916-1977 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    historian
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    Horacio de la Costa was the first Filipino Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines, and a recognized authority in Philippine and Asian culture and history.

  74. Dylan Ababou

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    Dylan Ababou
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    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Dylan Simon Rosales Ababou is a Filipino professional basketball player who last played for the Columbian Dyip of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was drafted 10th overall in 2011 by the Energy. He was one of the key players of the UST Growling Tigers who won the UAAP title in 2006. He was also named the 2009 UAAP Season MVP. He also played for the Philippines men's national basketball team.

  75. Francisco Tatad

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    Francisco Tatad
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    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    journalistministerpolitician
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    Francisco "Kit" Sarmiento Tatad is a Filipino journalist and politician best known for having served as Minister of Public Information under President Ferdinand Marcos from 1969 to 1980, and for serving as a Senator of the Philippines from 1992 to 2001.

  76. Jaime C. de Veyra

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    Jaime C. de Veyra
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    Years
    1873-1963 (aged 90)
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    linguisthistorianpoliticianjournalist
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    Jaime Carlos de Veyra was a Resident Commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Philippine Islands.

  77. Samuel Pagdilao, Jr

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    Samuel Pagdilao, Jr
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    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    police officerpolitician
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    Samuel Duldulao Pagdilao, Jr., is a retired Filipino police officer who served in the House of Representatives from 2013 to 2016. Pagdilao used to work as Director General of the Philippine National Police (PNP), holding multiple positions and receiving a number of distinctions and recognition in his 34-year stint as a police officer.

  78. Gregorio S. Araneta

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    Gregorio S. Araneta
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    Years
    1869-1930 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    Don Gregorio Soriano Araneta was a Filipino lawyer, businessman, and nationalist, during the Spanish and American colonial periods.

  79. E.J. Feihl

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    E.J. Feihl
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    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Edward Joseph "E. J." Feihl is a Filipino retired basketball player of German Filipino descent.

  80. Ariel Ureta

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    Ariel Ureta
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    presenteractortelevision actor
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    Ariel Ureta is a Filipino comedian, actor and TV host.

  81. Philip Tan

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    Philip Tan
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    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    comics artist
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    Philip Tan is a comic book writer/artist best known for his work on Spawn, Uncanny X-Men and Iron Man.

  82. Pido Jarencio

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    Pido Jarencio
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
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    Alfredo Lorenzo Mendoza Jarencio is a Filipino basketball coach and former professional basketball player who is the head coach for the NorthPort Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

  83. Jeric Fortuna

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    Jeric Fortuna
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    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Jeric Marco Gray Fortuna is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Manila Stars of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). He was drafted 14th overall by the Barako Bull Energy in the 2013 PBA draft.

  84. Francisco Soc Rodrigo

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    Francisco Soc Rodrigo
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    Years
    1914-1998 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    journalistlawyerpolitician
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    Francisco "Soc" Aldana Rodrigo was a Filipino playwright, lawyer, broadcaster, and a Senator of the Third Congress (1955–1957), Fourth Congress (1958–1961), Fifth Congress (1962–1965), and Sixth Congress (1966–1969) of the Republic of the Philippines.

  85. Juan Sumulong

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    Juan Sumulong
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    Years
    1875-1942 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    journalistlawyerjudgepolitician
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    Juan Marquez Sumulong Sr. was a former revolutionary, journalist, lawyer, educator and politician from Rizal Province in the Republic of the Philippines. He was the president of the opposition party which ran against Manuel L. Quezon's Nacionalista Party in the 1941 presidential election of the Philippine Commonwealth. He is also the maternal great-grandfather of former President Benigno Aquino III.

  86. Vicente Liem de la Paz

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    Vicente Liem de la Paz
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    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1732-1773 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    Catholic priestdominican friarmartyr
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    Vicente Liêm of Peace was a Tonkinese (present day northern Vietnam) Dominican friar venerated as a saint and martyr by the Catholic Church.

  87. Tony DeZuniga

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    Tony DeZuniga
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    Years
    1932-2012 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    comics artist
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    Antony de Zuñiga who worked primarily under the name Tony DeZuniga, was a Filipino comics artist and illustrator best known for his works for DC Comics. He co-created the fictional characters Jonah Hex and Black Orchid.

  88. Raul M. Gonzalez

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    Raul M. Gonzalez
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    Years
    1930-2014 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherminister
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    Raul Maravilla Gonzalez was the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and was the Secretary of Justice of the Philippines. He was replaced by Agnes Devanadera in 2009 from the orders of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

  89. Loi Estrada

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    Loi Estrada
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    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    psychiatristpolitician
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    Luisa Pimentel-Ejercito is a Filipino politician and psychiatrist who served as a Senator of the Philippines from 2001 to 2007. She is the wife of former Philippine President Joseph Ejercito Estrada, and was the twelfth First Spouse of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001. Her son, Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, was a senator in the 15th Congress of the Philippines.

  90. Maximo Sison Viola

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    Maximo Sison Viola
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    Years
    1857-1933 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    physician
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    Máximo Viola y Sison was a propagandist, writer, revolutionary leader and doctor from Bulacan, Philippines.

  91. Jose S. Palma

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    Jose S. Palma
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    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    José Serofia Palma O.P., D.D. is a Filipino prelate who is currently serving as the Archbishop of Cebu since 15 October 2010. He had previously served as Archbishop of Palo in Leyte. He also served as president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines from 2011 to 2013.

  92. Pedro Peláez

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    Pedro Peláez
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    Years
    1812-1863 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    priestauthorwriter
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    Pedro Peláez y Sebastián was a Filipino Servant of God Catholic priest who favored the rights for Filipino clergy during the 19th century. He was diocesan administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila for a brief period of time. In the early 19th century, Pelaez fought for the secularization of Filipino priests and is considered the "Godfather of the Philippine Revolution." His cause towards beatification is underway, leaving him the current title as "Servant of God."

  93. Michael M. Coroza

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    Michael M. Coroza
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    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
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    Michael M. Coroza is a Philippine writer and translator writing in the language of Filipino, S.E.A. Write Award laureate.

  94. Oscar Valero Cruz

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    Oscar Valero Cruz
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    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1934-2020 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Oscar V. Cruz was an archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. He was the Archbishop Emeritus of Lingayen–Dagupan in Pangasinan, Philippines, from 1991 to 2009.

  95. Andres Narvasa

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    Andres Narvasa
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    Years
    1928-2013 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    judge
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    Andres dela Rosa Narvasa was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from December 1, 1991, to November 30, 1998.

  96. José Avelino

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    José Avelino
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    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1890-1986 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    politician
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    José Dira Avelino was the first President of the Senate of the Third Republic of the Philippines and the second President of the Liberal Party. He was Senate President pro tempore to President Manuel Quezon prior to the establishment of the Commonwealth.

  97. Oscar A. Solis

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    Oscar A. Solis
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    Catholic priest
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    Oscar Azarcón Solís is a Philippine-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and current Bishop of Salt Lake City. Following a 20-month sede vacante, Solís was appointed by Pope Francis on January 10, 2017, and installed on March 7, 2017, after Solís's predecessor, John C. Wester, was appointed as Archbishop of Santa Fe. He was formerly an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Solís is the first Filipino-American to be consecrated a bishop.

  98. Manuel Mamba

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    Manuel Mamba
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
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    Manuel N. Mamba is a Filipino politician who is the current provincial governor of Cagayan. A member of the PDP–Laban, he has been elected as a Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing the 3rd District of Cagayan. First elected in 1995, he was re-elected in 2001, 2004 and 2007. He was also a former Municipal Mayor of Tuao, Cagayan from 1988-1995.

  99. Ernest Obiena

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    Ernest Obiena
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    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
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    Ernest John Uy Obiena is a Filipino pole vaulter. Before breaking the Asian Athletics Championships record, he held the Philippine national record in pole vaulting with a record of 5.55 meters which he accomplished on April 29, 2016 at the 78th Singapore Open Championships in Kallang, Singapore. He later broke the Asian Athletics Championships record with 5.71 meters on April 21, 2019 on its 23rd biennial meet at Doha, Qatar which earned him the coveted gold medal finish. He currently holds the National Record which he broke in the same event.

  100. Ruffy Biazon

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    Ruffy Biazon
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Rozzano Rufino Bunoan Biazon, better known as Ruffy Biazon, is a Filipino politician and the son of former senator Rodolfo Biazon. He is the incumbent Representative of Muntinlupa in the Philippine House of Representatives since 2016, a position he previously held from 2001 to 2010. Ruffy served as Commissioner of Bureau of Customs from 2011 to 2013. In 1991-92, he also served as a Board Member of the Videogram Regulatory Board.