Famous Filipino Media Personalities

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 1 Isabel Preysler

Isabel Preysler.
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: February 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Isabel Preysler is a  Filipina socialite and TV host. As a teenager, she participated in beauty pageants and worked as a model. She later started working as a journalist. An elegant woman, she is considered a fashion icon. Her first husband was Julio Iglesias, a Spanish singer.  Enrique Iglesias and Julio Iglesias Jr. are her sons.

 2 Maine Mendoza

Maine Mendoza.
Famous As: Actress, TV Host
Birthdate: March 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Maria, Bulacan

Maine Mendoza is a Filipino television personality and actress. She is best known for playing Yaya Dub in the popular TV variety show, Eat Bulaga! Over the years, Maine Mendoza has won several awards, such as the Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress, which she won for her performance in the 2015 movie My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore.

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 3 Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam Defensor Santiago.
Famous As: Judge, Journalist, Lawyer
Birthdate: June 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iloilo City
Died: September 29, 2016

 4 Bryan Callen

Bryan Callen.
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 5 Megan Young

Megan Young.
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 6 Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines

 7 Marcelo H. del Pilar

Marcelo H. del Pilar.
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 30, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulakan, Bulacan, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died: July 4, 1896

Marcelo H. del Pilar was a Filipino lawyer, writer, freemason, and journalist. Along with Graciano López Jaena and José Rizal, Del Pilar became known in Spain as the leaders of the Reform Movement. He is considered the Father of Philippine Journalism for his 66 editorials and 150 essays. He is also regarded as the Father of Philippine Masonry.

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 8 Lloyd Cadena

Lloyd Cadena
Famous As: YouTuber
Birthdate: September 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: ParaƱaque, Philippines
Died: September 4, 2020

 9 Nick Joaquin

Nick Joaquin
Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: May 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manila
Died: April 29, 2004

 10 Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa.
Famous As: Journalist
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. 

 11 Carlos P. Romulo

Carlos P. Romulo
Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 14, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
Died: December 15, 1985

 12 Sharon Cuneta

Sharon Cuneta
Famous As: singer
Birthdate: January 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 13 Cesar Montano

Cesar Montano
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 14 Richard Gomez

Richard Gomez
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 15 Amado V. Hernandez

Amado V. Hernandez
Famous As: Journalist, Trade unionist
Birthdate: September 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hagonoy
Died: March 24, 1970

 16 Isabelo de los Reyes

Isabelo de los Reyes
Famous As: Linguist, Journalist, Trade unionist
Birthdate: July 7, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vigan
Died: October 10, 1938

 17 Loren Legarda

Loren Legarda
Famous As: Journalist, Reporter, Presenter, Model, Activist
Birthdate: January 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Malabon

 18 Lourd de Veyra

Lourd de Veyra
Famous As: Journalist, Musician, Activist, Radio, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quezon City