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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of the Philippines and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of the Philippines, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of the Philippines include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of the Philippines alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of the Philippines are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of the Philippines.

This list has a variety of graduates, like Ferdinand Marcos and Ely Buendia, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of the Philippines?” and “Which celebrities are University of the Philippines alumni?”

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Ferdinand Marcos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Lawyer Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos was a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. In the earlier part of his presidency, he was known for his ...more

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Ramon Magsaysay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Soldier Ramón del Fierro Magsaysay was the seventh President of the Republic of the Philippines, serving from December 30, 1953 until his death in a 1957 aircraft disaster. An automobile ...more

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Richard Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Civil servant Richard "Dick" Juico Gordon is a Filipino politician and broadcaster who currently serves as the chairman of the Philippine Red Cross. As a politician, Gordon gained national ...more

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Cesar Climaco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Cesar Cortez Climaco was a Filipino politician who served as mayor of Zamboanga City for 11 years and three nonconsecutive terms. A prominent critic of the martial law regime of Ferdinand ...more

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Ponciano Bernardo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Ponciano A. Bernardo was a Filipino engineer and politician who served as mayor of Quezon City, holding the position from 1947 until his death in 1949. It was during his tenure that Quezon City ...more

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Baldomero Olivera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Chemist Baldomero Olivera is a Filipino American chemist known for discovery of many cone snail toxins important for neuroscience. These molecules, called conotoxins, led to a breakthrough in the study ...more

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Gregory W. Slayton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Gregory Winston Slayton is an American author, diplomat, professor, businessman, and philanthropist. Born in Ohio, Slayton now resides in Hanover, New Hampshire with his wife and children. After ...more

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Benigno Aquino, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Screenwriter 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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José Wendell Capili is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer José Wendell Capili is a writer and academic from the Philippines. He earned degrees from the University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines Diliman, University of Tokyo, ...more

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Carlos P. Romulo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Soldier 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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Arnold Zamora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Conductor, Songwriter, Musician

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Francis Escudero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician, Lawyer Francis Joseph "Chiz" Guevara Escudero is a member of the Philippine Senate since 2007. He previously served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives from the 1st ...more

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Conrado M. Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Conrado M. Vasquez was the first Ombudsman of the Philippines and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

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Atom Araullo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Journalist Alfonso Tomas Pagaduan Araullo, better known as Atom Araullo, is a news reporter of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs shows like Umagang Kay Ganda, TV Patrol World and Bandila. He was also a ...more

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Cecilia Muñoz-Palma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer 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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Jovito Salonga is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Jovito "Jovy" Reyes Salonga is a Filipino nationalist politician and lawyer, as well as a leading opposition leader during the Marcos regime from 1972, when Ferdinand Marcos declared ...more

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Abdulwahid Bidin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer 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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Arnold Arre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Arnold Arre Writer Arnold Arre is a Filipino comic book writer, artist and self-taught animator best known for his graphic novels The Mythology Class and Ang Mundo ni Andong Agimat.

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Gilbert Teodoro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Gilberto Eduardo Gerardo Cojuangco Teodoro, Jr. PLH, or more commonly known as Gilbert/Gibo, is the former secretary of the national defense of the republic of the Philippines, having assumed ...more

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Salvador Laurel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Salvador Roman Hidalgo Laurel, also known as Doy Laurel, was Vice-President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992 under Corazon Aquino, and briefly Aquino's only Prime Minister from February ...more

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Vicente Abad Santos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Vicente Abad Santos was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

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Carmelino Alvendia, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Justice Carmelino Gomez Alvendia, Sr. was a justice of Court of Appeals of the Philippines, a founder of Quezon City Academy and a co-founder of the Manuel L. Quezon University, formerly Manuel ...more

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Reynato Puno is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Reynato Puno y Serrano was the 22nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Appointed on December 8, 2006 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, he was the 22nd person to serve as ...more

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Jose Dalisay, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. is a Filipino writer. He has won numerous awards and prizes for fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction and screenplay, including 16 Palanca Awards.

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Franklin Drilon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Franklin Drilon is a Filipino Politician who served as President of the Senate of the Philippines in 2000, from 2001 to 2006, and again from 2013. Drilon currently serves his third term in the ...more

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Crispin Beltran is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician Crispin 'Ka Bel' Beltran was a Filipino politician and a labor leader. A staunch critic of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, his imprisonment in 2006 and 2007 on disputed charges of rebellion ...more

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Loren Legarda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Environmentalist Loren Legarda is a Filipino environmentalist and politician, notable as the only female to top two senatorial elections -- 1998 and 2007. During the 2004 Philippine general election, she ran for ...more

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Diosdado Macapagal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Professor, Economist Diosdado Pangan Macapagal 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 ...more

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Dong Abay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Artist Westdon Martin Abay, popularly known as Dong Abay, is a poet and a Pinoy rock musician. He was the founding member, songwriter and lead vocalist of the bands Yano, Pan, and dongabay, which are ...more

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Elpidio Quirino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines. A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur from ...more

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Antonio Trillanes IV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Soldier 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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Joker Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Ceferino "Joker" Paz Arroyo, Jr. is a Filipino statesman and key figure in the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution which ousted the late strongman President Ferdinand Marcos. He was ...more

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Leonardo Quisumbing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Leonardo A. Quisumbing was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed by President Fidel Ramos in 1998 and retired as the most senior Associate Justice of the ...more

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Conchita Carpio-Morales is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Conchita Carpio-Morales is the current Ombudsman of the Philippines. She was previously an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Carpio-Morales is married to Eugenio T. ...more

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Teresita de Castro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro is an Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court. Prior to her appointment to the High Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, she had been the ...more

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Ambrosio Padilla is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Civil servant 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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Cancio Garcia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer 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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Orlando S. Mercado is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Presenter Orlando Sanchez Mercado, also known as Orly Mercado, is a politician from the Philippines. Mercado was a senator for two terms and the head and anchor the popular radio program Radyo Patrol of ...more

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Kidlat Tahimik is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Kidlat Tahimik Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Eric de Guia, better known as Kidlat Tahimik, is a film director, writer and actor whose films are commonly associated with the Third Cinema movement through their critiques of neocolonialism. ...more

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Horacio Morales is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Horacio Morales Horacio "Boy" Morales, Jr. was a Filipino economist and politician. A prominent figure in the underground left during the martial law rule of President Ferdinand Marcos, he later ...more

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Pryde Henry Teves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Businessperson Pryde Henry Teves is a Filipino politician, a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines and the congressman for the 3rd District of Negros Oriental. He was elected as a ...more

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Fernando Amorsolo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Artist Fernando Cueto Amorsolo is one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly ...more

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Lea Salonga is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga KLD, better known as Lea Salonga, is a Filipina singer and actress who starred in the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, for which she won the Olivier, ...more

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Florencio Campomanes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Florencio Campomanes was a Filipino political scientist, chess player, and chess organizer.

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Haydee Yorac is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Haydee Bofill Yorac was a Filipino public servant, law professor and politician.

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Manuel Roxas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Lawyer Manuel Acuña Roxas was the fifth President of the Philippines, the last of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the first of the sovereign Third Philippine Republic. He ruled as ...more

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Antonio Carpio is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Judge, Lawyer 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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Auraeus Solito is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor 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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Jorge B. Vargas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Lawyer Jorge Bartolome Vargas was a lawyer and youth advocate born in Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He graduated valedictorian from Negros Occidental High School in 1909 and obtained a ...more

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Abraham Sarmiento, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of The Philippines Alumni
Journalist Abraham P. Sarmiento, Jr., also known as Ditto Sarmiento was a Filipino student journalist who gained prominence as an early and visible critic of the martial law government of President ...more