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Famous Professors from Philippines

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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 Diokno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professors from Philippines
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Taal, Batangas, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Batangas, + more

Cielito Habito is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from Philippines
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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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Eurasia, Maritime Southeast Asia, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Asia, + more

Dante Canlas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from Philippines
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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 on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Philippines

Danton Remoto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Professors from Philippines
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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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Basa Air Base, Philippines