Ateneo De Manila University

Discover the notable alumni of Ateneo De Manila University. The list includes people like Benigno Aquino III, Jose Rizal, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Juan Ponce Enrile & Bam Aquino. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, film & theater personalities, lawyers & judges, singers and sportspersons etc.
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 1 
Jose Rizal
(Filipino Nationalist and Writer Who is Considered One of the Greatest Heroes of the Philippines)
Jose Rizal
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna
Died: December 30, 1896

Jose Rizal was a Filipino polymath and nationalist. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal turned towards writing and inspired the Philippine Revolution through his writings. The revolution eventually led to Philippine independence and Rizal became a national hero. His life has inspired several biographical films and TV series.

 2 
Benigno Aquino III
(15th President of the Philippines)
Benigno Aquino III
36
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Died: June 24, 2021
Benigno Aquino III, also known as PNoy, or Noynoy, was the president of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016. He has also chaired the Liberal Party. Son of Filipino politician Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., he was named to Time 100 in 2013. He has also faced legal charges for corruption.
 3 
Kris Aquino
(Actress)
Kris Aquino
11
Birthdate: February 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 4 
Dingdong Dantes
(Filipino Actor, TV Host, Dancer, and Model )
Dingdong Dantes
5
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 5 
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
(Filipino Senator Who Was the Husband of President Corazon Aquino)
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Concepcion, Philippines
Died: August 21, 1983

Benigno Aquino, Jr., also known as Ninoy Aquino, was the son of Filipino politician Benigno Aquino Sr. and grew up to be a senator and the chief opposition leader during President Ferdinand E. Marcos’s rule. A supporter of democracy, he was assassinated at the Manila airport after returning from exile.

 6 
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
(Former President of Philippines)
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
29
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Metro Manila

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a Filipino politician and academic. From 2001 to 2010, Arroyo served as the president of the Philippines. Before serving as the president, Arroyo served as a senator and as the vice president of the Philippines. She later served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2018 to 2019.

 7 
Angelica Panganiban
(Actress)
Angelica Panganiban
5
Birthdate: November 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 8 
Risa Hontiveros
(Filipino Politician Who is Currently Serving as a Senator of the Philiippines)
Risa Hontiveros
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila

Risa Hontiveros is a Filipino politician, journalist, and community leader. After starting her career as a journalist, Hontiveros went on to establish herself as a prominent political leader and is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines. Over the course of her career, Risa Hontiveros has received several honors, including a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

 9 
Jaime Sin
(Catholic priest)
Jaime Sin
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Washington, Aklan, Philippines
Died: June 21, 2005
 10 
Juan Ponce Enrile
(Filipino Lawyer and Politician)
Juan Ponce Enrile
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gonzaga, Philippines

Juan Ponce Enrile is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is best known for his service as a Senator of the Philippines on three occasions between 1987 and 2016. He also served as the President of the Senate from 2008 to 2013. Enrile was also the Minister of National Defense from 1970 to 1971 and again from 1972 to 1986.

 11 
Jose Mari Chan
(Singer, Songwriter)
Jose Mari Chan
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Iloilo
 12 
John Gokongwei
(Filipino Businessman, Investor, Founder and Chairman of ‘JG Summit Holdings, Inc’)
John Gokongwei
20
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Xiamen, China
Died: November 9, 2019

John Gokongwei began supporting his family as a street peddler at 13, after his father’s death. The billionaire Filipino businessman is the owner of JG Summit. Over the course of his successful business career, he has owned a host of businesses, from a corn-milling plant to an instant coffee brand.

 13 
Karylle
(Actor, Singer, Model)
Karylle
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manila
 14 
Fidel V. Ramos
(President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998)
Fidel V. Ramos
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lingayen, Philippines
Died: July 31, 2022

Fidel V. Ramos was a Filipino politician and general. He is best remembered for his service as the President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. His presidency was marked by technological development, economic boom, and political stability in the Philippines. Fidel V. Ramos also served as the Secretary of National Defense from 22 January 1988 to 18 July 1991.

 15 
Manuel V. Pangilinan
(entrepreneur)
Manuel V. Pangilinan
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cebu
 16 
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
(Filipino-Australian Model and Actress)
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
1
Birthdate: April 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jasmine Curtis-Smith is a Filipino-Australian model, actress, dancer, host, writer, and endorser. She is best known for her portrayal of Yael in the 2013 Filipino drama film Transit. Jasmine Curtis-Smith's performance in the film earned her a couple of awards, including the Best Supporting Actress award at the 2013 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.

 17 
Bam Aquino
(Philippine Senator and Former Actor and Host)
Bam Aquino
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Filipino politician Bam Aquino was born into the famous Aquino family that has dominated the political, entertainment, and business sectors of the Philippines. Starting his career as a host and actor, he later became a senator and introduced laws for the development of education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

 18 
Janice de Belen
(Actress, Model)
Janice de Belen
4
Birthdate: November 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
 19 
Salvador Laurel
(The 8th Vice-President and the 5th Prime Minister of the Philippines)
Salvador Laurel
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paco, Manila, Philippines
Died: January 27, 2004

The 8th vice-president of the Philippines, Salvador Laurel had also served as the country’s 5th prime minister. Initially part of the New Society Movement, he later joined the multi-party UNIDO alliance. A Yale alumnus, he also had a successful career as a lawyer, before he stepped into politics.

 20 
Pedro Paterno
(2nd Prime Minister of the Philippines)
Pedro Paterno
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: April 26, 1911

Philippine politician Pedro Paterno was educated in Spain, where he graduated in philosophy and theology. He later became the prime minister of his country. A poet and novelist, too, he eventually became infamous as a traitor after supporting the U.S. and favoring American dominion during the Philippine–American War.

 21 
Japeth Aguilar
(Filipino Basketball Player Who Plays as a Center or Power Forward)
Japeth Aguilar
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sasmuan

Japeth Aguilar is a Filipino basketball player who currently plays for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, a professional team competing in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). A seven-time PBA champion, Japeth Aguilar has also played for other popular PBA teams like Burger King Whoppers, Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters, and GlobalPort Batang Pier.

 22 
Doug Kramer
(Filipino Basketball Player Who Played as a Center or Power Forward)
Doug Kramer
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baguio

Doug Kramer is a Filipino retired basketball player who represented eight teams in the Philippine Basketball Association over the course of his career. A versatile player, Doug Kramer played as a center or power forward for popular teams like Barangay Ginebra Kings, Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, and GlobalPort Batang Pier.

 23 
Claro M. Recto
(Philippine Jurist and Politician Who Led the Nationalist Movement in the Philippines)
Claro M. Recto
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tiaong, Philippines
Died: October 2, 1960

Former Philippine senator and Senate Minority Leader Claro Mayo Recto is remembered as a nationalist. He was a major figure of the Filipino-first movement and was against American neo-colonialism. A jurist, he had also been the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

 24 
Greg Slaughter
(Basketball player)
Greg Slaughter
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 25 
Robi Domingo
(Reality Star)
Robi Domingo
1
Birthdate: September 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 26 
Nikki Gil
(Singer, Actor)
Nikki Gil
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 27 
Ralph Recto
(Filipino Politician)
Ralph Recto
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Quezon City

Filipino politician Ralph Recto is the current Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and represents the 6th district of Batangas. The Nacionalista member has also been a senator of the Philippines and a Senate Minority Leader. He has also represented Lakas-CMD and LDP. He is married to actor-politician Vilma Santos-Recto.

 28 
Chris Tiu
(Former Filipino Basketball Player Who Played as a Point Guard)
Chris Tiu
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Juan

Chris Tiu is a Filipino retired basketball player who spent his entire career playing for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the PBA. In 2016, he helped his team win the Commissioner's Cup. Chris Tiu has also played for the Philippines national team in important tournaments like the Southeast Asian Games, where he won a gold medal in 2011.  

 29 
Jinggoy Estrada
(Filipino Politician, Actor, and Producer)
Jinggoy Estrada
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila

Jinggoy Estrada is a Filipino politician, actor, and producer. He is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines, having previously served in that position from 2004 to 2016. He also served as the Mayor of San Juan from 1992 to 2001. As an actor, Jinggoy Estrada is best known for his performance in a film titled Katas ng Saudi.

 30 
Angelo Kouame
(Ivorian-Filipino Basketball Player Who Plays as a Center)
Angelo Kouame
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Angelo Kouame is an Ivorian-Filipino basketball player who started playing for the Philippine national team in June 2021 after obtaining Filipino citizenship earlier that year. Prior to making his debut for the Philippine national team, Angelo Kouame had a successful career with the Ateneo Blue Eagles.          

 31 
Joker Arroyo
(Filipino Statesman and Lawyer)
Joker Arroyo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naga
Died: October 5, 2015

Joker Arroyo was a Filipino statesman who served as a Senator of the Philippines from 2001 to 2013. His immense contributions to public service earned him various awards and honors. Joker Arroyo also made important contributions to the law profession.

 32 
Bianca Gonzalez
(Filipina Television Host and Model)
Bianca Gonzalez
1
Birthdate: March 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 33 
Joseph Emilio Abaya
(Filipino Politician, Military Officer, and Lawyer)
Joseph Emilio Abaya
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kawit, Cavite

Joseph Emilio Abaya is a Filipino politician, military officer, and lawyer. He is best known for his service as the Secretary of Transportation and Communications from 18 October 2012 to 30 June 2016. Prior to his political career, Joseph Emilio Abaya served in the Armed Forces of the Philippines as well as in the Philippine Navy.

 34 
Antonio Cuenco
(Politician)
Antonio Cuenco
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cebu, Philippines
Died: June 27, 2020
 35 
Armin Luistro
(Filipino Lasallian Brother and Academician)
Armin Luistro
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lipa

Armin Luistro is a Filipino Lasallian Brother who served as the Secretary of Education from 2010 to 2016. He is also known for his association with De La Salle University, where he served as the president and as chancellor from 2006 to 2010.