List of famous Filipinos with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Don’t go by the size of this small Southeast Asian country – Philippines has been strong, impactful and influential throughout history! For those still doubtful, do you know that Philippines was the first country to gain independence and declare democracy in Asia? Or the country played an equivalent role along with US during World War II’s fighting against the Japanese. Well, much of that wouldn’t have been possible without the Filipinos–a bunch of happy folks in the world who live by their ‘bahala na attitude’ that espouses living life to the fullest. Their never-say-die spirit and unwavering optimism have made them one amongst the world’s happiest nationalities. But are Filipinos all about being happy and gay?
Manny PacquiaoManny Pacquiao
(Eight-division Boxing World Champion)

17 December 1978

Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

Sagittarius

Lou Diamond PhillipsLou Diamond Phillips
(Actor)

17 February 1962

U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

Aquarius

Jose RizalJose Rizal

19 June 1861

30 December 1896

Calamba, Laguna

Gemini

Benigno Aquino IIIBenigno Aquino III
(15th President of the Philippines)

08 February 1960

Manila, Philippines

Aquarius

Ferdinand MarcosFerdinand Marcos
(Former President of the Philippines)

11 September 1917

28 September 1989

Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands

Virgo

Rodrigo DuterteRodrigo Duterte
(President of Philippines)

28 March 1945

Maasin, Philippines

Aries

Charice PempengcoCharice Pempengco
(Singer)

10 May 1992

Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines

Taurus

Isabel PreyslerIsabel Preysler
(Socialite)

18 February 1951

Manila, Philippines

Aquarius

Sarah GeronimoSarah Geronimo
(Singer)

25 July 1988

Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines

Leo

Imelda MarcosImelda Marcos

02 July 1929

Manila

Cancer

Julia MontesJulia Montes
(Actress)

19 March 1995

Pandacan, Manila, Philippines

Pisces

Corazon AquinoCorazon Aquino
(Former President of Phillipines)

25 January 1933

01 August 2009

Paniqui, Tarlac

Aquarius

Coleen GarciaColeen Garcia
(Actress)

24 September 1992

Mandaluyong , Philippines

Libra

Vice GandaVice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

31 March 1976

Tondo, Philippines

Aries

Angel LocsinAngel Locsin
(Actress)

23 April 1985

Santa Maria, Philippines

Taurus

Patricia TumulakPatricia Tumulak
(Model)

03 March 1988

Quezon City, Philippines

Pisces

Gloria Macapagal-ArroyoGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
(Former President of Philippines)

05 April 1947

San Juan, Metro Manila

Aries

Arnel Campaner PinedaArnel Pineda
(Singer & Songwriter)

05 September 1967

Sampaloc, Manila

Virgo

Ramon Magsaysay Ramon Magsaysay
(7th President of the Philippines)

31 August 1907

17 March 1957

Iba, Zambales, Philippines

Virgo

Bretman RockBretman Rock
(Social Media Stars, YouTubers, Viners)

31 July 1998

Philippines

Leo

Andrea BrillantesAndrea Brillantes
(Actor)

12 March 2003

Taytay, Rizal, Phillipines

Pisces

Nadine SamonteNadine Samonte
(Actress)

02 March 1988

Rosenheim, Germany

Pisces

Daphne JoyDaphne Joy
(Model, Actress)

08 January 1987

Olongapo, Philippines

Capricorn

Patrick SimondacPatrick Simondac
(YouTuber)

11 November 1989

Orlando, Florida

Scorpio

Dominic PanganibanDominic Panganiban
(YouTuber)

27 September 1990

Manila, Philippines

Libra

Emilio AguinaldoEmilio Aguinaldo
(Politician, Autobiographer)

22 March 1869

06 February 1964

Kawit

Aries

Andrés BonifacioAndrés Bonifacio
(Autobiographer, Politician)

30 November 1863

10 May 1897

Tondo

Sagittarius

Anne CurtisAnne Curtis

Manuel L. QuezonManuel L. Quezon
(Politician, Lawyer)

19 August 1878

01 August 1944

Baler

Leo

Grace PoeGrace Poe
(Politician)

03 September 1968

Jaro, Iloilo City

Virgo

Miriam Defensor SantiagoMiriam Defensor Santiago
(Judge, Journalist, Lawyer)

15 June 1945

29 September 2016

Iloilo City

Gemini

Jejomar BinayJejomar Binay
(Politician, Lawyer)

11 November 1942

Manila

Scorpio

Elpidio QuirinoElpidio Quirino
(Diplomat, Lawyer)

16 November 1890

29 February 1956

Vigan

Scorpio

Joseph EstradaJoseph Estrada
(Politician, Actor)

19 April 1937

Tondo

Aries

Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas
(Politician, Autobiographer, University teacher)

01 January 1892

15 April 1948

Capiz

Capricorn

Nonito DonaireNonito Donaire
(Boxer)

16 November 1982

Talibon

Scorpio

Benigno Aquino, Jr.Benigno Aquino, Jr.

27 November 1932

21 August 1983

Concepcion, Tarlac

Sagittarius

Yassi PressmanYassi Pressman

Heart EvangelistaHeart Evangelista

Fidel V. RamosFidel V. Ramos

18 March 1928

Lingayen, Pangasinan

Pisces

Henry SyHenry Sy
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

25 December 1924

Xiamen

Capricorn

Lapu-LapuLapu-Lapu
(Tribal chief)

1491 AD

1542 AD

Mactan, Philippines

Diosdado MacapagalDiosdado Macapagal
(Economist)

28 September 1910

21 April 1997

Lubao

Libra

Georgina WilsonGeorgina Wilson

Ruffa GutierrezRuffa Gutierrez

Fernando Poe, Jr.Fernando Poe, Jr.

20 August 1939

14 December 2004

Manila

Leo

Andi EigenmannAndi Eigenmann
Barbie FortezaBarbie Forteza

Alodia GosiengfiaoAlodia Gosiengfiao
Sam PintoSam Pinto

Marcelo H. del PilarMarcelo H. del Pilar
(Journalist, Writer)

30 August 1850

04 July 1896

Plaridel

Virgo

Imee MarcosImee Marcos
(Politician)

12 November 1955

Mandaluyong

Scorpio

Carla AbellanaCarla Abellana
Joker ArroyoJoker Arroyo
(Politician, Lawyer)

05 January 1927

05 October 2015

Naga

Capricorn

Efren ReyesEfren Reyes
(Pool player)

26 August 1954

Angeles

Virgo

Jesse RobredoJesse Robredo
(Politician)

27 May 1958

18 August 2012

Naga

Gemini

Wesley SoWesley So
(Chess player)

09 October 1993

Manila

Libra

Ara MinaAra Mina

Janice de BelenJanice de Belen
Angeline QuintoAngeline Quinto

Francis EscuderoFrancis Escudero
(Politician, Lawyer)

10 October 1969

Manila

Libra

Francine PrietoFrancine Prieto

Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco
(poet, writer, model)

25 March 1546

22 July 1591

Venice

Aries

Julie VegaJulie Vega
(Model, Singer, Actor)

21 May 1968

06 May 1985

Quezon City

Taurus

Jose Garcia VillaJose Garcia Villa
(Poet)

05 August 1908

07 February 1997

Manila

Leo

James YapJames Yap
(Basketball player)

15 February 1982

Escalante

Aquarius

Manuel V. PangilinanManuel V. Pangilinan
(entrepreneur)

14 July 1946

Cebu

Cancer

Isabel OliIsabel Oli

Maui TaylorMaui Taylor

Tito SottoTito Sotto
(Actor, Singer, Bowler, Comedian, Songwriter)

24 August 1948

Manila

Virgo

Nina GiradoNina Girado
Katya SantosKatya Santos

Monique LhuillierMonique Lhuillier
(Fashion designer)

15 September 1971

Cebu City

Virgo

Juan Ponce EnrileJuan Ponce Enrile
(Politician, Jurist, Lawyer)

14 February 1924

Gonzaga

Aquarius

Jose Mari ChanJose Mari Chan
(Singer, Songwriter)

11 March 1945

Iloilo

Pisces

Bianca GonzalezBianca Gonzalez

Charo Santos-ConcioCharo Santos-Concio
(Actor)

27 October 1955

Calapan

Scorpio

Nick JoaquinNick Joaquin
(Writer, Journalist)

04 May 1917

29 April 2004

Manila

Taurus

KylaKyla
(Actor, Singer, Model, Songwriter)

05 January 1981

Tondo

Capricorn

KarylleKarylle
(Actor, Singer, Model)

22 March 1981

Manila

Aries

Benjie ParasBenjie Paras
(Comedian, Basketball player, Actor)

02 October 1968

Caloocan

Libra

Jayson CastroJayson Castro
(Basketball player)

30 June 1986

Bacolor

Cancer

Cristine ReyesCristine Reyes
(Model, Comedian, Actor)

05 February 1989

Marikina

Aquarius

Rachelle Ann GoRachelle Ann Go
(Actor, Singer, Model)

31 August 1986

Manila

Virgo

Marc PingrisMarc Pingris
(Basketball player)

16 October 1981

Pozorrubio

Libra

Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr.Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr.

10 June 1935

Paniqui, Tarlac

Gemini

Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.
(Politician)

13 September 1957

Manila

Virgo

Drian FranciscoDrian Francisco
(Boxer)

10 November 1982

San Jose

Scorpio

Jovito PalparanJovito Palparan
(Soldier)

11 September 1950

Cagayan de Oro

Virgo

Nikki GilNikki Gil
(Singer, Actor)

23 August 1987

Manila

Leo

Gregorio HonasanGregorio Honasan
(Politician)

14 March 1948

Baguio

Pisces

Jaime SinJaime Sin
(Catholic priest)

31 August 1928

21 June 2005

Aklan

Virgo

Bong RevillaBong Revilla
(Actor, Film producer, Comedian, Film actor)

25 September 1966

Manila

Libra

Japeth AguilarJapeth Aguilar
(basketball player)

25 January 1987

Sasmuan

Aquarius

Franklin DrilonFranklin Drilon
(Politician, Lawyer)

28 November 1945

Iloilo City

Sagittarius

Lino BrockaLino Brocka
(film director, screenwriter, actor)

03 April 1939

22 May 1991

Pilar, Sorsogon

Aries

Benigno Aquino, Sr.Benigno Aquino, Sr.

04 September 1894

20 December 1947

Concepcion, Tarlac

Virgo

Joseph Emilio AbayaJoseph Emilio Abaya
(Politician)

28 May 1966

Kawit, Cavite

Gemini

Risa HontiverosRisa Hontiveros
(politician, journalist)

24 February 1966

Manila

Pisces

Well, there is more to these happy faces than just their smile and grin – Philippines have been home of some of the world’s most distinguished people who have through their works and achievements contributed much to the society and its people. President Ramon Magsaysay, boxer Manny Pacquiao, singer Arnel Pineda, presidents Corazon Aquino and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, journalists Jose Rizal are some of the most noteworthy Filipinos who have done commendable work in their respective fields. Some such as dictator Ferdinand Marcos have been famous for their infamy as well. Check this section to find out more about famous Filipinos, their life and their works.

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