Famous Filipino Media Personalities

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Maria Ressa
(Journalist)
Maria Ressa
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Birthdate: October 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manila

Filipino-American journalist and author Maria Ressa is the co-founder and CEO of Rappler, an online news website. She was a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN for almost two decades.  A court in Manila found her guilty of cyber libel in 2020. This move was condemned by human rights activists as an attack on press freedom. 

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Alex Gonzaga
(Television host)
Alex Gonzaga
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Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taytay, Philippines
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Nick Joaquin
(Filipino Journalist and Writer)
Nick Joaquin
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Birthdate: May 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manila
Died: April 29, 2004

Nick Joaquin was a Filipino journalist and writer. He is best remembered for his novels and short stories written in the English language. Counted among the most prominent Filipino writers of all time, Nick Joaquin was the recipient of many prestigious awards such as the National Artist Award and Ramon Magsaysay Award for Literature.

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Redford White
(Actor, Comedian)
Redford White
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Birthdate: December 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cebu City, Philippines
Died: July 25, 2010
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Loren Legarda
(Filipino Journalist, Environmentalist, and Politician)
Loren Legarda
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Birthdate: January 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malabon

A former broadcast journalist, Loren Legarda was known for anchoring shows such as The World Tonight, before she stepped into politics and rose to be the President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines. The former senator is also a prominent environmental activist.

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Isabelo de los Reyes
(Co-Founder of the Philippine Independent Church 'Iglesia Filipina Independiente')
Isabelo de los Reyes
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Birthdate: July 7, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vigan
Died: October 10, 1938

Isabelo de los Reyes, also known as Don Belong, was a prominent Filipino politician and activist who co-founded the independent Philippine church Iglesia Filipina Independiente. A labor leader and author, too, he served as the senator of the Philippines. He also wrote extensively on folklore, religion, and history.

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Bianca Gonzalez
(Filipina Television Host and Model)
Bianca Gonzalez
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Birthdate: March 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Franco Hernandez
(Dancer, Actor)
Franco Hernandez
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Birthdate: April 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: November 11, 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Lourd de Veyra
(Musician, Journalist, Poet)
Lourd de Veyra
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Birthdate: February 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
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Jose Jaime Espina
(Journalist)
Jose Jaime Espina
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Birthdate: March 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Died: July 7, 2021