Find out more about the greatest Filipino, including Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Duterte, Manny Pacquiao, Liza Soberano and Ferdinand Marcos.

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

Rodrigo DuterteRodrigo Duterte
(President of Philippines)

28 March 1945

Maasin, Philippines

Aries

Ferdinand MarcosFerdinand Marcos
(Former President of the Philippines)

11 September 1917

28 September 1989

Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands

Virgo

Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
(Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld)

12 September 1971

Oyster Bay, New York

Virgo

Liza SoberanoLiza Soberano
(Actress)

04 January 1998

Santa Clara, California, United States

Capricorn

Sandara ParkSandara Park
(South Korean Singer & Actress)

12 November 1984

Busan, South Korea

Scorpio

Corazon AquinoCorazon Aquino
(Former President of Phillipines)

25 January 1933

01 August 2009

Paniqui, Tarlac

Aquarius

Vice GandaVice Ganda
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor)

31 March 1976

Tondo, Philippines

Aries

Imelda MarcosImelda Marcos
(Filipino Politician)

02 July 1929

Manila

Cancer

Isabel PreyslerIsabel Preysler
(Socialite)

18 February 1951

Manila, Philippines

Aquarius

Daniel Padilla Daniel Padilla
(Actor, Recording Artist)

26 April 1995

Manila, Philippines

Taurus

Nadine LustreNadine Lustre
(Actress)

31 October 1993

Quezon City

Scorpio

Arnel Campaner PinedaArnel Pineda
(Singer & Songwriter)

05 September 1967

Sampaloc, Manila

Virgo

Angel LocsinAngel Locsin
(Actress)

23 April 1985

Santa Maria, Philippines

Taurus

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

Coleen GarciaColeen Garcia
(Actress)

24 September 1992

Mandaluyong , Philippines

Libra

Coco MartinCoco Martin
(Actor)

01 November 1981

Novaliches, Quezon City

Scorpio

Julia MontesJulia Montes
(Actress)

19 March 1995

Pandacan, Manila, Philippines

Pisces

Bretman RockBretman Rock
(Instagram Star, YouTuber, Viner)

31 July 1998

Philippines

Leo

Maja SalvadorMaja Salvador
(Actress, Singer)

05 October 1988

Aparri, Cagayan, Philippines

Libra

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

31 August 1907

17 March 1957

Iba, Zambales, Philippines

Virgo

Gabbi GarciaGabbi Garcia
(Actress)

02 December 1998

Makati, Philippines

Sagittarius

Shelby RabaraShelby Rabara
(Actress, Dancer)

05 October 1983

Orange County, California, United States

Libra

Andrea BrillantesAndrea Brillantes
(Actor)

12 March 2003

Taytay, Rizal, Phillipines

Pisces

Bea AlonzoBea Alonzo
(Actress, Singer)

17 October 1987

Cainta, Philippines

Libra

Darren EspantoDarren Espanto
(Singer)

24 May 2001

Calgary, Canada

Gemini

Mariqueen MaandigMariqueen Maandig
(Singer)

05 April 1981

Philippines

Aries

Maine MendozaMaine Mendoza
(Actress, TV Host)

03 March 1995

Santa Maria, Bulacan

Pisces

Jose RizalJose Rizal

19 June 1861

30 December 1896

Calamba, Laguna

Gemini

Alden RichardsAlden Richards
(Actor)

02 January 1992

Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Capricorn

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

05 April 1947

San Juan, Metro Manila

Aries

Daphne JoyDaphne Joy
(Model, Actress)

08 January 1987

Olongapo, Philippines

Capricorn

Ylona GarciaYlona Garcia
(Singer)

28 February 2002

Sydney

Pisces

Dominic PanganibanDominic Panganiban
(YouTuber)

27 September 1990

Manila

Libra

Niana Guerrero Niana Guerrero
(YouTuber)

27 January 2006

Manila, Philippines

Aquarius

Charice PempengcoCharice Pempengco
(Singer)

10 May 1992

Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines

Taurus

Patrick SimondacPatrick Simondac
(YouTuber)

11 November 1989

Orlando, Florida

Scorpio

Nadine SamonteNadine Samonte
(Actress)

02 March 1988

Rosenheim, Germany

Pisces

Patricia TumulakPatricia Tumulak
(Model)

03 March 1988

Quezon City, Philippines

Pisces

Steffiana de la CruzSteffiana de la Cruz
(Actress, Wife of Kevin James)

28 August 1974

New York City

Virgo

James ReidJames Reid
(Singer)

11 May 1993

St Leonards

Taurus

Janina VelaJanina Vela
(YouTuber)

12 April 1999

Philippines

Aries

Juan Karlos LabajoJuan Karlos Labajo
(Singer, Actor)

05 February 2001

Consolacion, Cebu

Aquarius

Koleen Diaz Koleen Diaz
(YouTuber)

05 April 1997

Philippines

Aries

Pxpi JaePxpi Jae
(Musical.ly star)

18 May 1999

Philippines

Taurus

Ranz KyleRanz Kyle
(Dancer, YouTuber)

06 May 1997

Philippines

Taurus

Jaime SinJaime Sin
(Catholic priest)

31 August 1928

21 June 2005

Aklan

Virgo

Lea SalongaLea Salonga
(Singer, actress)

22 February 1971

Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Pisces

Emilio AguinaldoEmilio Aguinaldo
(Politician, Autobiographer)

22 March 1869

06 February 1964

Kawit, Cavite

Aries

Nonito DonaireNonito Donaire
(Boxer)

16 November 1982

Talibon

Scorpio

Anne CurtisAnne Curtis
Alodia GosiengfiaoAlodia Gosiengfiao

Andrés BonifacioAndrés Bonifacio
(Autobiographer, Politician)

30 November 1863

10 May 1897

Tondo, Manila

Sagittarius

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

Joseph EstradaJoseph Estrada
(Politician, Actor)

19 April 1937

Tondo, Manila

Aries

Lapu-LapuLapu-Lapu
(Tribal chief)

1491 AD

1542 AD

Mactan Island

Efren ReyesEfren Reyes
(Pool player)

26 August 1954

Angeles

Virgo

Michael Christian MartinezMichael Christian Martinez
(Figure skater)

04 November 1996

Parañaque

Scorpio

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

12 January 1977

Malate, Manila, Philippines

Capricorn

Henry SyHenry Sy
(Entrepreneur, Businessperson)

25 December 1924

Xiamen

Capricorn

Regine VelasquezRegine Velasquez
(singer)

22 April 1970

Tondo, Philippines

Taurus

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

28 October 1974

San Juan

Scorpio

JM de GuzmanJM de Guzman
(Actor, Singer)

09 September 1988

Manila, Philippines

Virgo

Jericho RosalesJericho Rosales
(actor, singer)

22 September 1979

Quezon City, Philippines

Virgo

Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas
(Politician, Autobiographer, University teacher)

01 January 1892

15 April 1948

Roxas City

Capricorn

Yassi PressmanYassi Pressman

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

28 April 1954

Manila, Philippines

Taurus

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

31 August 1986

Manila

Virgo

Toni GonzagaToni Gonzaga
(singer)

20 January 1984

Taytay, Rizal, Philippines

Capricorn

Diosdado MacapagalDiosdado Macapagal
(Economist)

28 September 1910

21 April 1997

Lubao

Libra

Elpidio QuirinoElpidio Quirino
(Diplomat, Lawyer)

16 November 1890

29 February 1956

Vigan

Scorpio

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

12 July 1989

San Francisco, California, United States

Cancer

Wesley SoWesley So
(Chess player)

09 October 1993

Manila

Libra

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

14 February 1924

Gonzaga

Aquarius

Francis MagalonaFrancis Magalona
(Singer)

04 October 1964

06 March 2009

Mandaluyong, Philippines

Libra

Jennylyn MercadoJennylyn Mercado
(actress)

15 May 1987

Las Piñas, Philippines

Taurus

Heart EvangelistaHeart Evangelista

KarylleKarylle
(Actor, Singer, Model)

22 March 1981

Manila

Aries

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.