Famous Professors from Philippines

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

List people range from Diosdado Macapagal to Randy David.

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

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  • Benjamin Estoista Diokno (born March 31, 1948) is the current Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, and Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering Council. Prior to his appointment, he was the Secretary of Budget and Management under the same administration. He held the same position under President Joseph Estrada, from July 1998 until Estrada's ouster in January 2001. Diokno also served as Undersecretary for Budget Operations at the Department of Budget and Management, from 1986 to 1991, during the administration of President Corazon Aquino. On March 4, 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Diokno as the fifth Governor of the ...more
    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Taal, Batangas, Philippines
  • Cielito Flores Habito (born April 20, 1953 in Cabuyao City, Laguna) or "Ciel" Habito is a Filipino economist, professor, and columnist. He served concurrently as the Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority and Socio-Economic Planning Secretary during the Ramos administration.He is one of the 1991 Ten Outstanding Young Men Awardees for Economics.
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Philippines
  • Dante Canlas
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    Dante B. Canlas is a Filipino economist and mathematician. Currently a professor at the UP School of Economics at the University of the Philippines Diliman, he served as Socio-Economic Planning Secretary and concurrently Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority from 2001 to 2002 under then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Dr. Canlas was also the Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Kazakhstan, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Pakistan, and the Philippines from 2003 to 2004. He earned his B.S. in mathematics, M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of the Philippines, where he was a member of Upsilon Sigma Phi. He was Visiting ...more
    • Birthplace: Philippines
  • Danton Remoto
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    Danton R. Remoto (born March 25, 1963) is a Filipino writer, essayist, reporter, editor, columnist, and professor. Remoto was a first prize recipient at the ASEAN Letter-Writing Contest for Young People. The award made Remoto a scholar at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. As a professor, Remoto teaches English and Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University. Remoto is the chairman emeritus of Ang Ladlad, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political party in the Philippines.
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Philippines, Basa Air Base
  • Diosdado Macapagal
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    Diosdado Pangan Macapagal Sr. (September 28, 1910 – April 21, 1997) was the ninth President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the sixth Vice-President, serving from 1957 to 1961. He also served as a member of the House of Representatives, and headed the Constitutional Convention of 1970. He is the father of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who was the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010. A native of Lubao, Pampanga, Macapagal graduated from the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas, both in Manila, after which he worked as a lawyer for the government. He first won election in 1949 to the House of Representatives, representing a district in his ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1910-1997)
    • Birthplace: Lubao, Philippines
  • Felipe Medalla
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    Felipe M. Medalla is a Filipino economist. He served as the 9th Socio-Economic Planning Secretary and Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority under the presidency of Joseph Estrada. He is an incumbent member of the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines), an entity in-charge of managing Philippine monetary policy. Medalla served as dean of the University of the Philippines School of Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
    • Birthplace: Philippines