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

Examples include Lino Brocka and Rommel Tolentino.

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

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Adolf Alix, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 40
Adolfo Alix, Jr. or Adolf Alix is a Filipino screenwriter and film director.

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Al Tantay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 63
Al Tantay is a Filipino film actor, writer, and director and the former husband of Rio Locsin, with whom he made several movies, including Rizza Jones, Showgirl, Love Affair, Wild Animals, and ...more

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Auraeus Solito is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 50
Auraeus Solito is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Filipino filmmaker and indigenous peoples rights advocate who comes from a lineage of Shaman-Kings from the Palawan tribe but is ...more

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Ben Feleo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 85 (1926-2011)
Ben Feleo was a Filipino film director and screenwriters who directed more than forty films.

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Brian Ging is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 43
Brian Ging is a film producer, director, editor, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Brian Yuzna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 69
Brian Yuzna is a director, writer and producer who has been active within the independent horror genre for over thirty years. He is widely known as the producer behind Re-Animator, as well as ...more

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Brillante Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 58
Brillante Mendoza is a Filipino film director. He was born and raised in San Fernando, Pampanga. He took Advertising Arts of the then College of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of ...more

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Carlos Vander Tolosa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Carlos Vander Tolosa
Carlos Vander Tolosa is a film director and screenwriter.

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Cherry Pie Picache is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 48
Cherry Pie Sison Picache is a Filipino actress and screenwriter who has starred television and films and has worked as a model for modelling Palmolive, Camay, and Eskinol.

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Cholo Laurel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 57
Rafael Manuel Hidalgo Laurel is a Filipino filmmaker, best known for writing and dircecting the Star Cinema Classic Nasaan Ka Man. The youngest son of Manuel Sosa Laurel and Lilia Dayrit ...more

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Chris Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 51
Christopher "Chris" Sheridan is an American television writer, producer, and occasional voice actor. Born in the Philippines, Sheridan grew up in New Hampshire. He attended Gilford ...more

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Cirio H. Santiago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 72 (1936-2008)
Cirio H. Santiago was a prolific Filipino film producer, director, writer and cinematographer. He also uses the screen names: Cirio Santiago and Leonard Hermes.

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Daisy H. Avellana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Daisy H. Avellana Dec. at 96 (1917-2013)
Daisy H. Avellana was an actress and screenwriter.

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Don Escudero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Don Escudero Dec. at 56 (1955-2011)
Don Escudero was a production designer, film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Douglas Quijano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 65 (1944-2009)
Douglas Quijano was a talent manager in the GMA Network.

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Eddie Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 69 (1932-2001)
Luis Clemente Enriquez better known as his stage name Eddie Rodriguez was a Filipino film actor and director.

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Eddie Romero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 89 (1924-2013)
Edgar Sinco Romero was an influential Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter, considered one of the finest in the Cinema of the Philippines. Romero was named National Artist of ...more

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Efren Reyes, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Dec. at 44 (1924-1968)
Efren Ongpin-Reyes, Sr. was a Filipino actor and director. He was the father of Efren Reyes, Jr.

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Emmanuel Dela Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Emmanuel Dela Cruz is a screenwriter, film producer, film director, actor and a writer.

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Fernando Poe, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Died at 65 (1939-2004)
Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr. and colloquially known as FPJ and Da King, was a Filipino actor. During the latter part of his career, Poe was defeated by incumbent ...more

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Ishmael Bernal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Ishmael Bernal Dec. at 58 (1938-1996)
Ishmael Bernal was a Filipino film, stage and television director, actor and screenwriter. Noted for his melodramas, particularly with feminist and moral issues, he directed many landmark ...more

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Jade Castro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Jade Castro age 40
Jade Castro is a screenwriter and film director.

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Jerrold Tarog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
Jerrold Tarog is a multi-awarded Filipino film director, composer, writer, editor, and sound designer. His work as editor, sound designer, and composer on other films have also earned him ...more

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Jet Leyco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 32
Jet Leyco is a film editor, screenwriter, cinematographer and film director.

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Joey de Leon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from Philippines
age 72
José María Ramos de León, Jr., better known as Joey de Leon is a Filipino comedian, actor, and television presenter. He hosts the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!. He is a ...more