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Famous People From Philippines

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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.
  • Lou Diamond Phillips

    BirthplaceU.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

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

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  • Imelda Marcos

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

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

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  • Angel Locsin

    BirthplaceSanta Maria, Philippines

    Angelica Locsin Colmenares (born April 23, 1985) is a Filipina television and film actress,...  more
  • Julia Montes

    BirthplaceQuezon City, Philippines

    Mara Hautea Schnittka (; born March 19, 1995), known professionally as Julia Montes, is a...  more
  • Kathryn Bernardo

    BirthplaceCabanatuan, Philippines

    Kathryn Chandria Manuel Bernardo (born March 26, 1996) is a Filipina actress, model and...  more
  • Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III (born February 8, 1960) is a Filipino politician who...  more
  • Dawn Zulueta

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Marie Rachel Salman Taleon is a Filipino film-television actress, host and commercial model....  more
  • Barbie Forteza

    Barbie Forteza

    Age: 23

    BirthplaceBiñan, Philippines

    Barbara "Barbie" Ambas Forteza (born July 31, 1997) is a Filipina commercial model and actress....  more
  • Richard Gordon

    BirthplaceCastillejos, Philippines

    Richard Juico Gordon (born August 5, 1945), known as Dick Gordon, is a Filipino politician and...  more
  • Joseph Estrada


    Joseph Ejercito Estrada (born José Marcelo Ejército; April 19, 1937) is a Filipino politician...  more
  • Jaya


    Age: 51

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

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

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  • Billy Crawford

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Billy Joe Ledesma Crawford (born May 16, 1982) is a Filipino-American singer, dancer,...  more
  • Aurora Quezon

    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
  • BB Gandanghari


    BB Gandanghari is a Filipino transgender actress, model, entertainer, comedanne, and director....  more
  • Julio Nalundasan

    Julio Nalundasan

    Dec. at 41 (1894-1935)

    BirthplaceBatac, Philippines

    Julio Nalundasan (July 21, 1894 – 20 September 1935, Batac, Ilocos Norte) was a Filipino...  more
  • Fernando Lopez

    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
  • Vic Sotto

    Vic Sotto

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Marvic Valentin "Vic" Castelo Sotto Sr. (born April 28, 1954) is a Filipino actor, television...  more
  • Antonio Luna

    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
  • Julie Vega

    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
  • Loren Legarda

    BirthplaceMalabon, Philippines

    Lorna Regina Bautista Legarda (born January 28, 1960) is a Filipino environmentalist, cultural...  more
  • Isabel Preysler

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    María Isabel Preysler Arrastía (born February 18, 1951), better known as Isabel Preysler, is...  more
  • Corazon Aquino

    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
  • Nina Girado

    BirthplacePasay, Philippines

    Marifil Nina Barinos Girado-Enriquez (born November 1, 1980), known professionally as Nina, is...  more
  • Aljur Abrenica

    BirthplaceAngeles, Philippines

    Aljur Guiang Abrenica (born March 24, 1990) is a Filipino actor, dancer, model and singer. He...  more
  • Pres Romanillos

    Pres Romanillos

    Dec. at 47 (1963-2010)

    BirthplaceZamboanga City, Philippines

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