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Famous Filipinos

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

J - L
  • Jose T. Joya artist
  • Epifanio (E.) San Juan, Jr. literary academic, cultural reviewer, activist, writer, essayist, poet
  • Jose O. Juliano scientist
  • Amando Kapauan chemist, researcher
  • Ang Kiukok painter
  • Manuel Mercado Lapid (Lito Lapid) politician
  • Jose P. Laurel former president
  • Sotero Laurel politician, educator
  • Marvic Leonen educator
  • Anita Linda actress
  • Leandro Locsin architect, artist, interior designer
  • Carlos Loyzaga basketball player, coach
M
  • Diosdado Macapagal former president
  • Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo former president
  • Lisa Macuja-Elizalde ballerina
  • Shaina Magdayao actress, dancer, singer
  • Alex Magno political scientist
  • J.B. Magsaysay actor
  • Ramon Magsaysay former president
  • Rosario Manalo political scientist, educator
  • Vicente Manansala cubist painter, illustrator
  • Jose Ricardo L. Manapat activist, researcher, educator, author
  • Ferdinand Marcos former president
  • Joey Marquez actor, politician
  • Brillante Mendoza film director
  • Lani Mercado politician
  • Felipe B. Miranda political scientist
  • Cesar Montano actor, film director
  • Vina Morales singer, actress
  • Alma Moreno actress, politician
N - P
  • Juan Nakpil architect
  • Josie Natori fashion designer
  • Diether Ocampo actor
  • Onib Olmedo painter
  • Sergio Osmena former president
  • Manny Pacquiao boxer, politician
  • Robin Padilla actor, film producer, director, writer, martial artist
  • Rommel Padilla actor
  • Augusto Valdez Pangan, Sr. (Chiquito) actor
  • Pierre F. Patricio painter
  • Charice Pempengco singer
  • Lou Diamond Phillips actor
  • Alan Pineda record producer
  • Arnel Pineda singer, songwriter
  • Fernando Poe, Jr. actor
Q - R
  • Manuel L. Quezon former president, activist
  • Elpidio Quirino former president
  • Atang de la Rama singer, actress
  • Fidel V. Ramos former president
  • Inigo Ed Regalado poet, journalist, novelist
  • Bong Revilla politician
  • Ramon Revilla, Sr. actor, politician
  • Nicanor Reyes, Sr. founder, former president of Far Eastern University
  • Soledad Reyes literary and art critic, author, anthologist, professor, researcher, essayist
  • Manilyn Reynes actress, singer
  • Jose Rizal polymath, patriot, advocate
  • Jose N. Rodriguez leprologist, researcher
  • Rosa Rosal actress
  • Anacleto del Rosario chemist
  • Manuel Roxas former president
S
  • Lea Salonga-Chien singer, actress
  • Hal Santiago illustrator
  • Miriam Defensor Santiago lawyer, judge
  • Alfredo Santos chemist
  • Alfred M. Santos chief staff armed forces
  • Epifanio de los Santos historian, literary critic, artist, patriot
  • Vilma Santos politician
  • Carlos A. Santos-Viola architect
  • Jay-R Siaboc actor, singer
  • Larry Silva actor, comedian
  • Cal Sobrepena illustrator
  • Tito Sotta actor, musician, television personality, politician
T - Z
  • Romeo Villalva Tabuena painter, printmaker
  • Guillermo Tolentino sculptor
  • Simeon Toribio Olympic medalist, high jumper
  • Lucy Torres actress, television host
  • Nicole Uysiuseng actress
  • Alfred Vargas actor
  • Mansueto Velasco Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Roel Velasco Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Lou Veloso actor, comedian, director
  • Jose Garcia Villa poet, critic, lecturer
  • Jesus A. Villamor pilot
  • Miguel White Olympic medalist, hurdler
  • Victor Wood singer, actor
  • Teofilo Yldefonso Olympic medalist, swimmer
  • Anjo Yllana actor, comedian, television host
  • Jose Yulo politician, jurist
  • Amando Yuzon academic, journalist, writer
  • Gregorio Y. Zara physicist

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.