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?
Lou Diamond PhillipsLou Diamond Phillips
(Actor)

17 February 1962

U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

Aquarius

Rodrigo DuterteRodrigo Duterte
(President of Philippines)

28 March 1945

Maasin, Philippines

Aries

Manny PacquiaoManny Pacquiao
(Eight-division Boxing World Champion)

17 December 1978

Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

Sagittarius

Liza SoberanoLiza Soberano
(Actress)

04 January 1998

Santa Clara, California, United States

Capricorn

Ferdinand MarcosFerdinand Marcos
(Former President of the Philippines)

11 September 1917

28 September 1989

Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands

Virgo

Sandara ParkSandara Park
(South Korean Singer & Actress)

12 November 1984

Busan, South Korea

Scorpio

Vice GandaVice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

31 March 1976

Tondo, Philippines

Aries

Isabel PreyslerIsabel Preysler
(Socialite)

18 February 1951

Manila, Philippines

Aquarius

Imelda MarcosImelda Marcos
(Filipino Politician)

02 July 1929

Manila

Cancer

Corazon AquinoCorazon Aquino
(Former President of Phillipines)

25 January 1933

01 August 2009

Paniqui, Tarlac

Aquarius

Arnel Campaner PinedaArnel Pineda
(Singer & Songwriter)

05 September 1967

Sampaloc, Manila

Virgo

Jose RizalJose Rizal

19 June 1861

30 December 1896

Calamba, Laguna

Gemini

Angel LocsinAngel Locsin
(Actress)

23 April 1985

Santa Maria, Philippines

Taurus

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

31 August 1907

17 March 1957

Iba, Zambales, Philippines

Virgo

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

08 February 1960

Manila, Philippines

Aquarius

Sarah GeronimoSarah Geronimo
(Singer)

25 July 1988

Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines

Leo

Julia MontesJulia Montes
(Actress)

19 March 1995

Pandacan, Manila, Philippines

Pisces

Andrea BrillantesAndrea Brillantes
(Actor)

12 March 2003

Taytay, Rizal, Phillipines

Pisces

Maja SalvadorMaja Salvador
(Actress, Singer)

05 October 1988

Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines

Libra

Bea AlonzoBea Alonzo
(Actress, Singer)

17 October 1987

Cainta, Philippines

Libra

Alden RichardsAlden Richards
(Actor)

02 January 1992

Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Capricorn

Mariqueen MaandigMariqueen Maandig
(Singer)

05 April 1981

Philippines

Aries

Shelby RabaraShelby Rabara
(Actress, Dancer)

05 October 1983

Orange County, California, United States

Libra

Gabbi GarciaGabbi Garcia
(Actress)

02 December 1998

Makati, Philippines

Sagittarius

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

05 April 1947

San Juan, Metro Manila

Aries

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

31 July 1998

Philippines

Leo

Daphne JoyDaphne Joy
(Model, Actress)

08 January 1987

Olongapo, Philippines

Capricorn

Coleen GarciaColeen Garcia
(Actress)

24 September 1992

Mandaluyong , Philippines

Libra

Charice PempengcoCharice Pempengco
(Singer)

10 May 1992

Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines

Taurus

Patricia TumulakPatricia Tumulak
(Model)

03 March 1988

Quezon City, Philippines

Pisces

Patrick SimondacPatrick Simondac
(YouTuber)

11 November 1989

Orlando, Florida

Scorpio

Dominic PanganibanDominic Panganiban
(YouTuber)

27 September 1990

Manila, Philippines

Libra

Nadine SamonteNadine Samonte
(Actress)

02 March 1988

Rosenheim, Germany

Pisces

Juan Karlos LabajoJuan Karlos Labajo
(Singer, Actor)

05 February 2001

Consolacion, Cebu

Aquarius

Niana Guerrero Niana Guerrero
(YouTuber)

27 January 2006

Manila, Philippines

Aquarius

Lea SalongaLea Salonga
(Singer, actress)

22 February 1971

Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Pisces

Anne CurtisAnne Curtis
Emilio AguinaldoEmilio Aguinaldo
(Politician, Autobiographer)

22 March 1869

06 February 1964

Kawit

Aries

Nick JoaquinNick Joaquin
(Writer, Journalist)

04 May 1917

29 April 2004

Manila

Taurus

Dayanara TorresDayanara Torres
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant)

28 October 1974

San Juan

Scorpio

Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas
(Politician, Autobiographer, University teacher)

01 January 1892

15 April 1948

Capiz

Capricorn

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

19 August 1878

01 August 1944

Baler

Leo

Kim ChiuKim Chiu
(Actress)

19 April 1990

Tacloban, Philippines

Aries

Henry SyHenry Sy
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

25 December 1924

Xiamen

Capricorn

Efren ReyesEfren Reyes
(Pool player)

26 August 1954

Angeles

Virgo

Lapu-LapuLapu-Lapu
(Tribal chief)

1491 AD

1542 AD

Mactan, Philippines

Elpidio QuirinoElpidio Quirino
(Diplomat, Lawyer)

16 November 1890

29 February 1956

Vigan

Scorpio

Nonito DonaireNonito Donaire
(Boxer)

16 November 1982

Talibon

Scorpio

Regine VelasquezRegine Velasquez
(singer)

22 April 1970

Tondo, Philippines

Taurus

Joseph EstradaJoseph Estrada
(Politician, Actor)

19 April 1937

Tondo

Aries

Jericho RosalesJericho Rosales
(actor, singer)

22 September 1979

Quezon City, Philippines

Virgo

Toni GonzagaToni Gonzaga
(singer)

20 January 1984

Taytay, Rizal, Philippines

Capricorn

Diosdado MacapagalDiosdado Macapagal
(Economist)

28 September 1910

21 April 1997

Lubao

Libra

Piolo PascualPiolo Pascual
(Actor, film producer, musician, model, record producer)

12 January 1977

Malate, Manila, Philippines

Capricorn

Vic SottoVic Sotto
(Actor, comedian, film producer, TV host, singer , composer)

28 April 1954

Manila, Philippines

Taurus

Heart EvangelistaHeart Evangelista

Alodia GosiengfiaoAlodia Gosiengfiao

Yassi PressmanYassi Pressman

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

31 August 1986

Manila

Virgo

Francis MagalonaFrancis Magalona
(Singer)

04 October 1964

06 March 2009

Mandaluyong, Philippines

Libra

Wesley SoWesley So
(Chess player)

09 October 1993

Manila

Libra

Xian LimXian Lim
(Actor, model, singer, blogger)

12 July 1989

San Francisco, California, United States

Cancer

Monique LhuillierMonique Lhuillier
(Fashion designer)

15 September 1971

Cebu City

Virgo

Jennylyn MercadoJennylyn Mercado
(actress)

15 May 1987

Las Piñas, Philippines

Taurus

Georgina WilsonGeorgina Wilson
Jose Garcia VillaJose Garcia Villa
(Poet)

05 August 1908

07 February 1997

Manila

Leo

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

30 August 1850

04 July 1896

Plaridel

Virgo

Barbie FortezaBarbie Forteza

Julie VegaJulie Vega
(Model, Singer, Actor)

21 May 1968

06 May 1985

Quezon City

Taurus

Maria RessaMaria Ressa
(Journalist)

02 October 1963

Manila

Libra

Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco
(poet, writer, model)

25 March 1546

22 July 1591

Venice

Aries

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

15 June 1945

29 September 2016

Iloilo City

Gemini

Glaiza de CastroGlaiza de Castro
(Actor, Singer)

21 January 1988

Valenzuela

Aquarius

Julie Anne San JoseJulie Anne San Jose
(singer)

17 May 1994

Quezon City, Philippines

Taurus

Imee MarcosImee Marcos
(Politician)

12 November 1955

Mandaluyong

Scorpio

Angeline QuintoAngeline Quinto

Jose Mari ChanJose Mari Chan
(Singer, Songwriter)

11 March 1945

Iloilo

Pisces

KarylleKarylle
(Actor, Singer, Model)

22 March 1981

Manila

Aries

Jesse RobredoJesse Robredo
(Politician)

27 May 1958

18 August 2012

Naga

Gemini

Carla AbellanaCarla Abellana

James YapJames Yap
(Basketball player)

15 February 1982

Escalante

Aquarius

Manuel V. PangilinanManuel V. Pangilinan
(entrepreneur)

14 July 1946

Cebu

Cancer

Cristine ReyesCristine Reyes
(Model, Comedian, Actor)

05 February 1989

Marikina

Aquarius

KylaKyla
(Actor, Singer, Model, Songwriter)

05 January 1981

Tondo

Capricorn

Aiza SeguerraAiza Seguerra
(Singer, Actor)

17 September 1983

Calauag

Virgo

Charo Santos-ConcioCharo Santos-Concio
(Actor)

27 October 1955

Calapan

Scorpio

Lino BrockaLino Brocka
(film director, screenwriter, actor)

03 April 1939

22 May 1991

Pilar, Sorsogon

Aries

Ruffa GutierrezRuffa Gutierrez

Amado V. HernandezAmado V. Hernandez
(Journalist, Trade unionist)

13 September 1903

24 March 1970

Hagonoy

Virgo

Francine PrietoFrancine Prieto

Joey de LeonJoey de Leon
(Comedian, actor, television presenter)

14 October 1946

Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines

Libra

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

24 August 1948

Manila

Virgo

Alessandra De RossiAlessandra De Rossi
(Actor, Model, Comedian)

19 July 1984

England

Cancer

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

14 February 1924

Gonzaga

Aquarius

Lualhati BautistaLualhati Bautista
(Screenwriter)

02 December 1945

Tondo

Sagittarius

Andi EigenmannAndi Eigenmann

Grace PoeGrace Poe
(Politician)

03 September 1968

Jaro, Iloilo City

Virgo

Benjie ParasBenjie Paras
(Comedian, Basketball player, Actor)

02 October 1968

Caloocan

Libra

Lito LapidLito Lapid
(Actor, Film director, Film actor)

25 October 1955

Porac

Scorpio

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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