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List of the most popular, renowned or famous politicians from the Philippines. List includes the most notable politicians from the Philippines, along with photos when available. This list of Filipino politicians is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous politicians are from the Philippines?" You can click on the names of the famous politicians of Philippines in order to get more information about each one. This list has a variety of politicians, like Florencio Miraflores and Eulogio Balao, in it. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (248 items)

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Abdulgani A. Salapuddin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Abdulgani A. Salapuddin age 66 Abdulgani "Gerry" A. Salapuddin is a Filipino politician and former three-term congressman. He also served as governor of Basilan and was at least partly responsible for much of the ...more

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Abdulwahid Bidin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 74 (1925-1999) Abdulwahid A. Bidin was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Appointed by President Corazon Aquino in 1987, he was the first Filipino Muslim named to the country's High

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Abdusakur Mahail Tan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Abdusakur Mahail Tan age 68 Abdusakur "Sakur" Mahail Tan is a Filipino politician and former governor of Sulu Province in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. He currently serves as the Vice Governor of

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Abraham Sarmiento is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Abraham Sarmiento Died at 89 (1921-2010) Abraham F. Sarmiento, Sr. was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1987 to 1991. An active figure in the political opposition against ...more

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Adolfo Azcuna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 79 Adolfo S. Azcuna is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2002 to 2009. He was appointed to the Court by President Gloria ...more

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Agapito Aquino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 79 Agapito Aquino Aquino, more popularly known as Butz Aquino, is a former Senator of the Philippines and congressman from Makati City. He was born to former senator Benigno Aquino, Sr., and Aurora ...more

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Alejo Santos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 73 (1911-1984) Alejo S. Santos was a Filipino soldier and World War II hero who parlayed his fame into a political career. His prestige was somewhat marred in later life when he agreed to run as the only major ...more

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Alexander B. Yano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Alexander B. Yano General Alexander B. Yano was the 38th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the highest position in the AFP hierarchy. His Vice Chief of Staff was Lt. Gen. Cardozo M. Luna and ...more

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Alfredo Benipayo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 80 Alfredo Logronio Benipayo is the former Dean of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, the oldest law school in the Philippines. He is a former magistrate and a respected law ...more

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Alicia Austria-Martinez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 78 Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2002 to 2009. She was appointed to the Court by President Gloria ...more

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Alvaro Antonio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Alvaro Antonio age 66 Alvaro Trinidad Antonio, also known by his nickname Bong or Ambong is a Filipino politician, who is the incumbent Governor of Cagayan. He is a former pro-bono lawyer at the Citizen's Legal ...more

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Ambrosio Padilla is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 86 (1910-1996) Ambrosio Bibby Padilla was a former Filipino basketball player and former elected member of the Senate of the Philippines. He was one of the most important figures in Asian basketball

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Amelita Ramos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 91 Amelita "Ming" Martinez-Ramos is the wife of Fidel V. Ramos–the twelfth President of the Philippines–and was the eleventh First Lady of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998.

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Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 96 Ameurfina Aguinaldo Melencio-Herrera served as an Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court from 1979 until 1992. She was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, filling the ...more

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Anacleto Díaz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 67 (1878-1945) Anacleto Díaz was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Andres Narvasa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 85 (1928-2013) Andres dela Rosa Narvasa was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from December 1, 1991 to November 30, 1998. He served as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for ...more

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Andrew Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 66 (1940-2006) Brother Andrew Benjamin Gonzalez, F.S.C., was a linguist, writer, educator, and a De La Salle Brother. He served as president of De La Salle University from 1979 to 1991 and from 1994 to 1998. ...more

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Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 80 Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2000 to 2008. She was the last appointment to the Court made by ...more

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Angelito Gatlabayan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Angelito Gatlabayan age 66 Angelito C. Gatlabayan is a Filipino politician. A member of the NPC party, he was elected as a Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing the 2nd District of ...more

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Aniano A. Desierto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Aniano A. Desierto age 83 Aniano Aguilar Desierto is a former Ombudsman of the Republic of the Philippines from 1995-2002. He headed the Ombudsman Office which investigates all government officials who defy the law of ...more

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Antonio Carpio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 69 Antonio Tirol Carpio is an incumbent Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and assumed office on ...more

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Antonio Eduardo Nachura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 77 Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines until his mandatory retirement in June 13, 2011. He had been Solicitor-General of the Philippines at ...more

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Antonio Lagdameo, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Antonio Lagdameo, Jr. age 50 Antonio F. Lagdameo, Jr., more than being the politician-husband of renowned actress Dawn Zulueta and one of the scions of the tenacious and pioneering wealthy family in Mindanao, the ...more

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Antonio Leviste is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Antonio Leviste age 78 José Antonio 'Tony' C. Leviste is a Filipino politician, who served as Governor of Batangas from 1972 to 1980. Born to a distinguished Batangueño family renowned in both business ...more

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Antonio Trillanes IV is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 47 Antonio "Sonny" Fuentes Trillanes IV is a former Navy Lieutenant Senior Grade and currently serving as a senator of the Philippines since 2007. He was born in Caloocan City. He was ...more

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Antonio Villa-Real is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 65 (1880-1945) Antonio Villa-Real was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Aquilino Pimentel III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 54 Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III commonly known as Koko Pimentel, is a Filipino politician, a member of the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, and serving as member of the ...more

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Armand Arreza is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 47 Armand dela Cruz Arreza was the 4th Administrator & Chief Executive Officer of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority. As of present, he was the youngest official to hold the title of

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Armando Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Armando Sanchez Died at 58 (1952-2010) Armando Sanchez was a Filipino politician. He is a former two-term mayor of Sto. Tomas, Batangas and one-term Governor of the Province of Batangas. During his term as Batangas Governor he was ...more

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Armin Luistro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 57 Brother Armin Luistro, FSC is a Filipino Lasallian Brother, who is the current secretary of the Department of Education of the Philippines. Luistro entered De La Salle Scholasticate in Manila on ...more

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Artemio Panganiban is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 82 Artemio V. Panganiban, "The Renaissance Jurist of the 21st Century" was the 21st Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Philippines.

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Arthur B. Robes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Arthur B. Robes age 55 Arthur B. Robes is a Filipino politician. A member of the Liberal Party, he has been elected to second termer as a Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing the ...more

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Arturo Brion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 72 Arturo D. Brion is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He took his oath as a member of the Supreme Court on March 17, 2008. From 2006 until his appointment to the ...more

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Augusto Santos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Augusto Santos is a Filipino career government official who served as acting Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority from 2005-2006, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. He was ...more

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Aurora Quezon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 61 (1888-1949) Aurora Antonia Aragón Vd.ª de Quezón, usually known simply as Aurora Quezón, and sometimes as Aurora Aragón-Quezón, was the wife of Philippine President ...more

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Benigno
age 58 Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th President of the Philippines since June 2010. Aquino is a fourth-generation politician: his great-grandfather, ...more

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Benigno Aquino, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 51 (1932-1983) Benigno Simeon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was a Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. Aquino, together with Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga, formed the leadership of the opposition ...more

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Benigno Aquino, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 53 (1894-1947) Benigno Simeon "Igno" Aquino, Sr, also known as Benigno S. Aquino or Benigno S. Aquino, Sr., was a Filipino politician who served as Speaker of the National Assembly of the Second ...more

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Benjamin Diokno is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 70 Benjamin Diokno was Secretary of Budget and Management of the Philippines in the administration of President Joseph Estrada, from July 1998 until Estrada's ouster in January 2001. Diokno also ...more

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Bernardo P. Pardo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 86 Bernardo Pardo is a former Philippine Supreme court Associate justice and a former Comelec Chairman. He was appointed by former Philippine President Joseph Estrada. He was born in Manila, to San ...more

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Blas Ople is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 76 (1927-2003) Blas Fajardo Ople was a Filipino journalist and politician who held several high-ranking positions in the executive and legislative branches of the Philippine government, including as Senate ...more

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Bong Revilla is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 52 Ramón Bong Revilla, Jr. is a Filipino actor, television presenter, politician, and Senator of Philippines. In 2009, he legally changed his surname to Bong Revilla.

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Cancio Garcia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 76 (1937-2013) Cancio C. Garcia was a Filipino lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the Court on October 6, 2004 by President Gloria ...more

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Carlos P. Garcia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 75 (1896-1971) Carlos Polístico García, commonly known as Carlos P. García, was a Filipino teacher, poet, orator, lawyer, public official, political economist, organized guerrilla and ...more

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Carlos P. Romulo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 86 (1899-1985) Carlos Peña Rómulo, QSC PLH was a Filipino diplomat, statesman, soldier, journalist and author. He was a reporter at 16, a newspaper editor by the age of 20, and a publisher at 32. ...more

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Cecilia Muñoz-Palma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 93 (1913-2006) Cecilia Muñoz-Palma was a Filipino jurist and the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ferdinand Marcos on ...more

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César Bengzon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
Died at 96 (1896-1992) César Bengzon was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from April 28, 1961 until May 29, 1966. In November 1966, a few months after his retirement, he became the ...more

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Chavit Singson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 77 Chavit Singson is a politician.

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Christopher de Leon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 62 Christopher Strauss de Leon is a Filipino film actor and politician. De Leon appeared on the gag show Going Bananas and has appeared in over 120 films since the early 1970s. On July 1, 2010, he ...more

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Cielito Habito is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from The Philippines
age 65 Cielito Flores Habito or "Ciel" Habito is a Filipino economist, professor, and columnist. He served concurrently as the Director-General of the National Economic and Development ...more