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Famous Journalists from The Philippines

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List of notable or famous journalists from Philippines, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Philippines and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Philippines. Here are also famous lawyers from the Philippines and famous Filipino presenters. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Filipino journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Philippines is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Boy Abunda and Ramon Magsaysay. Featuring radio journalists, sports journalists, and more, this list has it all. 

This historic journalists from Philippines list can help answer the questions "Who are some Filipino journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Philippines?" These prominent journalists of Philippines may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Filipino journalists.

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Arnold Clavio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 53

Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines

Arnold Clavio (born November 2, 1965 in Tondo, Manila), also called Igan, is a radio and television newscaster, journalist, and television host in the Philippines. He currently co-anchors GMA ...more
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Atom Araullo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 33

Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

Alfonso Tomas Pagaduan Araullo (Tagalog: [aa'r'aa'uu'y'oh]; born October 19, 1982), popularly known as Atom Araullo, is a Filipino journalist, model, TV presenter, triathlete, and occasional ...more
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Benigno Aquino, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Dec. at 51 (1932-1983)

Birthplace: Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippines

Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. (November 27, 1932 – August 21, 1983) was a Filipino politician who served as a Senator of the Philippines (1967–1972) and governor of the province of ...more
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Bernadette Sembrano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 43

Birthplace: Philippines

Bernadette Lorraine Palisada Dominguez Sembrano Aguinaldo (born February 18, 1976), better known as Bernadette Sembrano, is a Filipina reporter, newscaster, and television host.
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Blas Ople is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines

Blas Fajardo Ople (February 3, 1927 – December 14, 2003) was a Filipino journalist and politician who held several high-ranking positions in the executive and legislative branches of the ...more
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Bobby Nalzaro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 52

Birthplace: Dipolog, Philippines

Bobby Nalzaro (born Pablito Galeza Nalzaro) is a Filipino broadcast journalist, radio commentator and columnist. He is one of Cebu's tri-media personality. He handles daily commentary program at ...more
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Boy Abunda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 60

Birthplace: Philippines, Borongan

Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda Jr. (born October 29, 1958) is a Filipino television host, publicist, talent manager and celebrity endorser.
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Cerge Remonde is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Cerge Remonde Dec. at 52 (1958-2010)

Birthplace: Argao, Cebu

Glicerio "Cerge" Mamites Remonde (December 21, 1958 – January 19, 2010) was a Filipino journalist and politician.
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Cheche Lazaro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 74
Cecilia "Cheche" Aldaba Lim-Lázaro (born 1945 in Los Angeles, California), is an acclaimed Filipino broadcast journalist and the founding President of Probe Productions Inc. as ...more
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Cristy Fermin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 99

Birthplace: Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Cristinelli "Cristy" Fermin (born July 23, 1956) is a Filipino talk show host, showbiz reporter, and a yellow journalist known widely for her tabloid journalism. She finished her ...more
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Dong Puno is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 73

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Ricardo "Dong" Puno Jr. (born January 20, 1946) is a Filipino television public affairs host, media executive, newspaper columnist, and lawyer.
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Dyan Castillejo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 50

Birthplace: China

Dyan Castillejo-Garcia (born September 15, 1965) commonly known by her maiden name, Dyan Castillejo is a Filipino former tennis player and sports reporter.
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Elita Loresca is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 41

Birthplace: Philippines

Elita A. Loresca (born June 28, 1977), is a Filipino-American newscaster. She has worked for KGET-TV, the NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, California, WSVN 7 in Miami, Florida, and KNBC in Los ...more
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Ely Buendia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 48

Birthplace: Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines

Eleandre "Ely" Basiño Buendia (born November 2, 1970) is a Filipino musician, writer and director who gained fame as guitarist, songwriter and lead vocalist of the popular ...more

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Gary Sy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Gary Sy
Gary S. Sy, popularly known as Dr. Gary Sy, is a medical practitioner, television host, radio broadcaster, columnist, and author in the Philippines. He is one of the few doctors specializing in ...more
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Isabel Preysler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 68

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

María Isabel Preysler Arrastía (born February 18, 1951), better known as Isabel Preysler, is a Filipina socialite and television host.
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Jaime Licauco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 78

Birthplace: San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Jaime T. Licauco, also known as Jimmy Licauco, is a parapsychologist, author, and teacher of management in the Philippines. He is the founder and president of the Inner Mind Development ...more
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Jay Sonza is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 63

Birthplace: Macabebe, Philippines

Jay Sonza (born Jose Yumang Sonza on September 20, 1955 in Macabebe, Pampanga, Philippines) is a former newscaster and talk show host. He was the former station manager of the terrestrial ...more
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Inday Badiday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Dec. at 59 (1944-2003)

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Lourdes Jimenez Carvajal (August 6, 1944 – September 26, 2003), popularly known as Inday Badiday, was a Filipino host and journalist who was known as Philippine television's "queen of ...more
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Jepoi Sistoso is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Jepoi Sistoso Age: 31
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Jessica Soho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Jessica Soho Age: 54

Birthplace: Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Maria Jessica Aspiras Soho is a Filipina broadcast journalist known as the host of the news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho on GMA Network and the newscast State of the Nation with ...more
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Jose Antonio Vargas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 38

Birthplace: Antipolo, Philippines

Jose Antonio Vargas (born February 3, 1981) is a journalist, filmmaker, and immigration rights activist. Born in the Philippines and raised in the United States from the age of twelve, he was ...more
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Kara David is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 45
Kara Patria Constantino David-Cancio (born 12 September 1973) is a Filipino journalist and television host. She is the news anchor of News to Go at GMA News TV, as well as a host and writer for ...more
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Korina Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 54

Birthplace: Victoria City, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Korina María B. Sánchez-Róxas (born October 5, 1964), known professionally as Korina Sánchez, is a Filipino broadcast journalist, television news anchor, senior field ...more
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Chris Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from The Philippines
Age: 51

Birthplace: Philippines

Christopher "Chris" Sheridan (born September 19, 1967) is an American television writer, producer, and occasional voice actor. Born in the Philippines, Sheridan grew up in New ...more