List of Famous people born in Metro Manila, Philippines

Bongbong Marcos

Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr.
First Name Bongbong
Born on September 13, 1957 (age 65)

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Romualdez Marcos Jr. is a Filipino politician who most recently served as a senator in the 16th Congress. He is the second child and only son of former President and dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos and of former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos.

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Maria Ressa

María Angelita Delfín Aycardo
First Name Maria
Last Name Ressa
Born on October 2, 1963 (age 59)

Maria Angelita Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and author, and co-founder and CEO of Rappler. She previously spent nearly two decades working as a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN. She was convicted of cyberlibel in the Philippines.

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Mel Senen Sarmiento

First Name Mel
Last Name Sarmiento
Born on August 11, 1962 (age 60)

Mel Senen S. Sarmiento is a Filipino politician. He was a member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the 1st Legislative District of Samar from 2010 to 2015. He also served as Secretary-General of the Liberal Party. He served as the Vice Mayor of Calbayog City from 1992 to 1995 and Mayor from 2004 to 2011 before the death of Congressman Uy. He was also the Secretary General of the League of Cities of the Philippines from 2004 to 2010. He also served as the last Secretary of the Interior and Local Government under President Benigno Aquino III after Jesse Robredo and Mar Roxas.

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Marcus Smith

First Name Marcus
Last Name Smith
Born on February 14, 1999 (age 24)

Marcus Sebastian Smith is a Filipino-born English professional rugby union player currently playing for the Gallagher Premiership side Harlequins. He plays at fly-half.

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Tim Tebow

Timothy Richard Tebow

Timothy Richard Tebow is an American professional baseball player in the New York Mets organization, former professional football quarterback, and broadcaster. He played college football for the University of Florida, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and appearing on BCS National Championship-winning teams during the 2006 and 2008 seasons. In the National Football League, Tebow played for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets. He is a minor league outfielder in the New York Mets organization. Tebow is known for his outspoken Christian faith as well as his athletic prowess; his practice of genuflecting in prayer on the football field has become known as "Tebowing".

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JayR Tinaco

First Name JayR
Born on January 5, 1989 (age 34)

JayR Tinaco is an Australian actor known for their role in the Netflix series Another Life.

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Isabel Preysler

María Isabel Arrastia Preysler
First Name Isabel
Last Name Preysler
Born on February 18, 1951 (age 72)

María Isabel Preysler Arrastía is a Filipina socialite and television host. She is the mother of singers Enrique Iglesias, Julio Iglesias Jr., and journalist Chabeli Iglesias.

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Elisse Joson

First Name Elisse
Born on January 6, 1996 (age 27)

Maria Chriselle Elisse Joson Diuco, professionally known as Elisse Joson, is a Filipina actress, model, dancer and endorser.

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Benigno Aquino III

Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III
First Name Benigno
Last Name III
Born on February 8, 1960
Died on June 24, 2021 (aged 61)

Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III, also known as "PNoy" or "Noynoy", is a Filipino politician who served as the 15th president of the Philippines from 2010 until 2016. Aquino is a fourth-generation politician and was the chairman of the Liberal Party from 2010 to 2016.

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Francis Pangilinan

First Name Francis
Last Name Pangilinan
Born on August 24, 1963 (age 59)

Francis Pancratius "Kiko" Nepomuceno Pangilinan is a Filipino lawyer and politician who is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines since 2016, having previously served from 2001 to 2013. Pangilinan's political career began as a student activist in 1985, on the eve of the People Power Revolution. In the Senate, he served as Senate Majority Leader from 2004 to 2008. In May 2014, Pangilinan was appointed Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization by President Benigno Aquino III. Pangilinan ran for senator again in 2016 under the Liberal Party, placing 9th out of 12 winning candidates. He is currently the president of the party.

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Billy Crawford

First Name Billy
Last Name Crawford
Born on May 16, 1982 (age 41)

Billy Joe Ledesma Crawford is a Filipino-American actor, singer, songwriter, and television personality who has released 7 Albums and has had a number of singles, notably "Trackin'", "When You Think About Me" and "You Didn't Expect That" amongst others. In 2019, he released the single "Filipina Girl" and the album Work in Progress on Viva Records.

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Imelda Marcos

Imelda Remedios Visitación Romuáldez y Trinidad
First Name Imelda
Born on July 2, 1929 (age 93)

Imelda Romualdez Marcos is a Filipino politician who was First Lady of the Philippines for 21 years, during which she and her husband stole billions from the Filipino people, amassing a personal fortune estimated to have been worth US$5 billion to 10 billion by the time they were deposed in 1986. By 2018, about $3.6 billion of this had been recovered by the Philippine government, either through compromise deals or sequestration cases.

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Jon Jon Briones

First Name Jon
Last Name Briones
Born on August 7, 1965 (age 57)
Height 163 cm | 5'4

Ernesto Cloma Briones, Jr., known as Jon Jon Briones is a Filipino-American actor, best known for his work in musical theatre. He was born in Quezon City, Philippines and became a United States citizen in 2010.

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Maxine Medina

First Name Maxine
Born on May 10, 1990 (age 33)

Maria Mika Maxine Perez Medina is a Filipino designer, actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2016. She represented the Philippines in Miss Universe 2016.

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Lovi Poe

First Name Lovi
Last Name Poe
Born on February 11, 1989 (age 34)

Lourdes Virginia Moran Poe, popularly known as Lovi Poe, is a Filipina actress, model, and recording artist. She is the daughter of the late action star Fernando Poe Jr. Poe is famous for playing the roles of Kristal Maisog in the 2006 series Bakekang and Shiela Real in the 2014 drama series Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real opposite Dingdong Dantes and Maricel Soriano.

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Nico Santos

First Name Nico
Born on April 7, 1979 (age 44)

Nico Santos is a Filipino-American actor known for portraying Oliver T'sien in Crazy Rich Asians and sales associate Mateo Liwanag in the NBC series Superstore. On December 10, 2018, Santos was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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Bryan Callen

First Name Bryan
Last Name Callen
Born on January 26, 1867 (age 156)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Bryan Callen is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcaster. He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Callen initiated his career as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv. Callen played Coach Mellor in The Goldbergs and reprised the role as a main character in the Goldbergs spinoff series Schooled. He is co-host of the podcast The Fighter and the Kid, alongside Brendan Schaub.

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Arnel Pineda

First Name Arnel
Last Name Pineda
Born on September 5, 1967 (age 55)

Arnel Campaner Pineda is a Filipino singer and songwriter. He came to prominence in the Philippines during the 1980s and internationally in 2007 as the new lead singer of the American rock band Journey.

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Margie Moran

María Margarita Roxas Moran
First Name Margie
Born on October 29, 1953 (age 69)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Maria Margarita Roxas Moran-Floirendo, professionally known as Margie Moran, is a Filipino beauty queen, actress and peace advocate who was the president of Ballet Philippines and is the chairperson of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. She is best known for winning the second Miss Universe crown for the Philippines as Miss Universe 1973.

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Lea Salonga

Maria Ligaya Carmen Imutan Salonga
First Name Lea
Last Name Salonga
Born on February 22, 1971 (age 52)
Height 157 cm | 5'2

Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga,, is a Filipina singer and actress, best known for her roles in musical theatre, for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses, and as a recording artist and television performer.

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