University Of Santo Tomas

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Santo Tomas. The list includes people like Manuel L. Quezon, Jose Rizal, Diosdado Macapagal, Marcelo H. del Pilar & Isabelo de los Reyes. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, media personalities, writers, activists and intellectuals & academics etc.
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Jose Rizal
(Filipino Nationalist and Writer Who is Considered One of the Greatest Heroes of the Philippines)
Jose Rizal
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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 
Manuel L. Quezon
(2nd President of the Philippines)
Manuel L. Quezon
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 19, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baler, Philippines
Died: August 1, 1944

Filipino statesman Manuel L. Quezon, or MLQ, was the president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944, thus becoming the first Filipino to lead a government of the whole of the Philippines. He formed a government-in-exile in the U.S. after the Japanese invasion during World War II.

 3 
Apolinario Mabini
(Filipino Revolutionary and the 1st Prime Minister of the Philippines)
Apolinario Mabini
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 23, 1864
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Talaga, Tanauan, Philippines
Died: May 13, 1903

The 1st prime minister of the Philippines, Apolinario Mabini led the Philippine Revolution and helped in drafting the Malolos Constitution. Born into a family of illiterate peasants, he became a lawyer, before joining the forces of revolutionary Emilio Aguinaldo. He spent most of his later years in exile, targeted by the US.

 4 
Sergio Osmeña
(The 4th President of the Philippines)
Sergio Osmeña
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cebu City, Philippines
Died: October 19, 1961

The 4th president of the Philippines, Sergio Osmeña had also been the country’s 1st vice-president. Initially a military commander of the Philippine army, he had been part of World War II. He had begun his political career as the governor of Cebu. He also founded the Nationalist Party.

 5 
José P. Laurel
(The 3rd President of the Philippines)
José P. Laurel
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tanauan, Philippines
Died: November 6, 1959

The 3rd president of the Philippines, José P. Laurel had also led the country as its Commissioner of Justice and Minister of the Interior. His rule as a president, though, was largely nominal, as the Philippines was occupied by Japan back then. Charged with treason multiple times, he managed to escape trials.

 6 
Juan Severino Mallari
(Serial killer, Catholic priest)
Juan Severino Mallari
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthplace: Philippines
Died: 1840 AD
 7 
Fernando López
(The 3rd and 7th Vice-President of the Philippines)
Fernando López
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iloilo City
Died: May 26, 1993

The 3rd and 7th vice-president of the Philippines, Fernando López had also chaired the Filipino media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. Though educated in law, he didn’t practice and stepped into politics instead, as the mayor of Iloilo. He also co-founded universities and co-owned several big companies.

 8 
Aiza Seguerra
(Singer, Actor)
Aiza Seguerra
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calauag
 9 
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.

 10 
Benigno Aquino Sr.
(Filipino Politician Who Led the Fascist KALIBAPI Party)
Benigno Aquino Sr.
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1894
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippines
Died: December 20, 1947

Filipino politician Benigno Aquino, Sr., or Igno, led the fascist KALIBAPI party, which was the only Filipino political party during the Japanese occupation. He had held several significant political positions, including that of the vice-president of the Philippines. He was also the 6th Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines.

 11 
Isabelo de los Reyes
(Co-Founder of the Philippine Independent Church 'Iglesia Filipina Independiente')
Isabelo de los Reyes
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Listed In: Leaders
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.

 12 
Francisco Duque
(Filipino Government Official and Physician)
Francisco Duque
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Francisco Duque is a Filipino government official and physician. He is best known for his service as Secretary of Health on two occasions; from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2017 to 2022. Prior to his political career, Francisco Duque was associated with the University of Pangasinan, where he served as the director from 1989 to 1999.

 13 
Jonalyn Viray
(Singer)
Jonalyn Viray
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marikina, Philippines
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 14 
Donald Geisler
(Filipino Taekwondo Athlete)
Donald Geisler
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Angeles City, Philippines

Donald Geisler is a Filipino former taekwondo athlete best known for representing the Philippines at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. He came into prominence in 1998, when he won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Bangkok. Donald Geisler also won a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2000 and 2002 Asian Championships respectively.

 15 
Marcelo Azcárraga Palmero
(Spanish Soldier-Politician)
Marcelo Azcárraga Palmero
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1832
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: May 30, 1915
 16 
Jerry Elizalde Navarro
(Artist)
Jerry Elizalde Navarro
1
Birthdate: May 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Jose, Antique, Philippines
Died: June 10, 1999
 17 
Karim Abdul
(Basketball Player)
Karim Abdul
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tiko, Cameroon
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 18 
José Burgos
(Priest)
José Burgos
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 9, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vigan City, Philippines
Died: February 17, 1872
 19 
Gilbert Luis R. Centina III
(Filipino-American Roman Catholic Poet, Novelist, and Literary Critic)
Gilbert Luis R. Centina III
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Carlota City, Philippines
Died: May 1, 2020

Gilbert Luis R. Centina III was a Filipino-American Roman Catholic poet who won critical appreciation for his poetry books, novels, and a book of literary criticism. Apart from English, Centina also wrote in two Philippine languages and in Spanish. Over the course of his career, Gilbert Luis R. Centina III won several prestigious awards, including the Catholic Authors Award.

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Oscar Cruz
(Catholic priest)
Oscar Cruz
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Balanga, Bataan Balanga, Bataan, Insular Government of the Philippine Islands Philippine Islands, U.S.
Died: August 26, 2020