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Famous People From Philippines

Updated April 3, 2018 33.4k views994 items

List of famous people from Philippines, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Philippines, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Philippines you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Philippines, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List people include Danny Sillada, Angelo Verheye and many more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Philippines?" or "Which celebrities were born in Philippines?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Lou Diamond Phillips is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceU.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

    Louis Diamond Phillips (born February 17, 1962) is an American actor and director. His... more on Wikipedia

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  • Imelda Marcos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Imelda Romualdez Marcos (born Imelda Trinidad Romualdez; 2 July 1929) is a Filipino politician... more on Wikipedia

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  • Angel Locsin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceSanta Maria, Philippines

    Angelica Locsin Colmenares (born April 23, 1985) is a Filipina television and film actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • Julia Montes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceQuezon City, Philippines

    Mara Hautea Schnittka (; born March 19, 1995), known professionally as Julia Montes, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Kathryn Bernardo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceCabanatuan, Philippines

    Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo (born March 26, 1996) is a Filipina actress, model and... more on Wikipedia
  • Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceMetropolitan Manila, Manila, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines

    Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III (born February 8, 1960) is a Filipino politician who... more on Wikipedia
  • Dawn Zulueta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Marie Rachel Salman Taleon is a Filipino film-television actress, host and commercial model.
  • Barbie Forteza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Barbie Forteza

    Age: 23

    BirthplaceBiñan, Philippines

    Barbara "Barbie" Ambas Forteza (born July 31, 1997) is a Filipina commercial model and actress.
  • Richard Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceCastillejos, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Zambales

    Richard Juico Gordon (born August 5, 1945), known as Dick Gordon, is a Filipino politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Joseph Estrada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplacePhilippines

    Joseph Ejercito Estrada (born José Marcelo Ejército; April 19, 1937) is a Filipino politician... more on Wikipedia
  • Jaya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Jaya

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    María Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc (born March 21, 1970), known professionally as Jaya, is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Billy Crawford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Billy Joe Ledesma Crawford (born May 16, 1982) is a Filipino-American singer, dancer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Aurora Quezon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Aurora Quezon

    Dec. at 61 (1888-1949)

    BirthplaceBaler, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Aurora

    Aurora Antonia Aragón, viuda de Quezon (née Aragón y Molina; February 19, 1888 – April 28,... more on Wikipedia
  • BB Gandanghari is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplacePhilippines

    BB Gandanghari is a Filipino transgender actress, model, entertainer, comedanne, and director.... more on Wikipedia
  • Julio Nalundasan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Julio Nalundasan

    Dec. at 41 (1894-1935)

    BirthplaceBatac, Philippines

    Julio Nalundasan (July 21, 1894 – 20 September 1935, Batac, Ilocos Norte) was a Filipino... more on Wikipedia
  • Fernando Lopez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Fernando Lopez

    Dec. at 89 (1904-1993)

    BirthplaceMunicipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Iloilo, Panay, Western Visayas

    Fernando Hofileña López Sr. (April 13, 1904 – May 26, 1993) was a Filipino statesman. A member... more on Wikipedia
  • Vic Sotto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Vic Sotto

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Marvic Valentin "Vic" Castelo Sotto Sr. (born April 28, 1954) is a Filipino actor, television... more on Wikipedia
  • Antonio Luna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Antonio Luna

    Dec. at 33 (1866-1899)

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Antonio Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta (Spanish: [anˈtonjo ˈluna] : 29 October 1866 – 5... more on Wikipedia
  • Julie Vega is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Julie Vega

    Dec. at 17 (1968-1985)

    BirthplacePhilippines, Quezon City

    Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo (May 21, 1968 – May 6, 1985), better known by her stage name Julie... more on Wikipedia
  • Loren Legarda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceMalabon, Philippines

    Lorna Regina Bautista Legarda (born January 28, 1960) is a Filipino environmentalist, cultural... more on Wikipedia
  • Isabel Preysler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    María Isabel Preysler Arrastía (born February 18, 1951), better known as Isabel Preysler, is... more on Wikipedia
  • Corazon Aquino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Corazon Aquino

    Dec. at 76 (1933-2009)

    BirthplacePaniqui, Tarlac, Philippines

    María Corazón "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino (25 January 1933 – 1 August 2009) was a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nina Girado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplacePasay, Philippines

    Marifil Nina Barinos Girado-Enriquez (born November 1, 1980), known professionally as Nina, is... more on Wikipedia
  • Aljur Abrenica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    BirthplaceAngeles, Philippines

    Aljur Guiang Abrenica (born March 24, 1990) is a Filipino actor, dancer, model and singer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Pres Romanillos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Philippines

    Pres Romanillos

    Dec. at 47 (1963-2010)

    BirthplaceZamboanga City, Philippines

    Priscillano "Pres" Antonio Romanillos (January 11, 1963 – July 17, 2010) was a Hollywood... more on Wikipedia
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