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Land Area 298,170 km2
Water Area 1,830 km2
Total Area 300,000km2 (#72)
Population 102,624,209 (#12)
Population Density 344.18/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $807.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $7,700
Currency Peso (PHP)
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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.
  • Gemino Abad poet
  • Pacita Abad painter
  • Elfren Abueg writer, editor, author, novelist, professor, anthologist
  • Jose V. Abueva educator, author
  • Napoleon Abueva artist, sculptor
  • Nereus Acosta politician, academician, political scientist
  • Mamintal M. Adiong, Sr. politician
  • Gregorio Aglipay first Filipino Supreme Bishop of Philippine Independent Church
  • Emilio Aguinaldo first president, independence leader
  • Consolacion Alaras professor
  • Larry Alcala cartoonist, illustrator
  • Fernando Amorsolo painter
  • Edgardo Angara politician
  • Benigno Aquino, Jr. politician
  • Benigno Aquino III president
  • Corazon Aquino former president
  • Kris Aquino host, actress, writer, comedian
  • Francisco Arcellana writer, poet, essayist, journalist, teacher
  • Juan M. Arellano architect
  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo former president
  • Mikey Arroyo actor, politician
  • Nora Aunor actress, singer
  • Peter Bacho writer, teacher
  • Jeremy Castro Baguyos musician, researcher
  • Rommel Banlaoi political scientist
  • Julian A. Banzon chemist
  • Adelina Barrion entomologist, geneticist
  • Cesar Basa pilot, WWII hero
  • Christian Bautista singer, actor
  • Herbert Bautista actor, politician
  • Terence Baylon actor
  • Miguel Bernad Jesuit priest, academic, author, journalist, editor
  • Nida Blanca actress
  • Lino Brocka director
  • Maria Cabase singer, songwriter, musician
  • Florencio Campomanes political scientist, chess player
  • Paulo C. Campos physician, educator, scientist
  • Clarita Carlos political analyst, academician
  • Eduardo Castrillo sculptor
  • Josefino Cenizal composer, music director, actor
  • Olivia Cenizal actress
  • Roberto Chabet artist
  • Arlene J. Chai author
  • Chichay comedian
  • Kim Chiu actress, singer
  • Cristeta Comerford chef
  • Manuel Conde actor, film director, producer

D - E

  • Christopher DeLeon actor, politician
  • Mike DeLeon director, cinematographer, scriptwriter, producer
  • Nina Dolino actress
  • Dolphy comedian, actor
  • Francisco Domagoso (Isko Moreno) actor, politician
  • Paul Dumol playwright, educator
  • E. R. Ejercito actor, politician
  • Josefa Llanes Escoda women's rights advocate, founder Girl Scouts of the Philippines
  • Mart Escudero actor
  • Pedro B. Escuro geneticist
  • Jesus Estanislao politician
  • Jinggoy Estrada politician
  • Joseph Estrada former president
F - G
  • Raymundo Favila mathematician
  • Jim Fernandez comic book artist
  • Rudy Fernandez actor, producer
  • Daniel Fernando politician
  • Juan Flavier politician
  • Alexander Flor academic
  • Botong Francisco muralist
  • Carlos P. Garcia former president
  • Marco Polo Garcia politician
  • Enrique Gil actor, dancer, director
  • Cristina Gonzales politician
  • Neptali A. Gonzales, Sr. politician
  • Pedro Guevara soldier, lawyer, writer, politician
  • Matteo Guidicelli actor, singer
  • Francisco Guilledo (Pancho Villa) boxer
  • Roxanne Guinoo actress
  • Chin Chin Gutierrez actress, environmentalist
H - J
  • Jessica Hagedorn playwright, writer, poet, multimedia performance artist
  • Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo artist
  • Francis Jardeleza lawyer, professor
  • Nick Joaquin writer, historian, journalist
  • Angelica Jones singer, actress
  • Francisco Sionil Jose writer

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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