List of Famous people born in Philippines
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.
Vanessa Joy Lachey is an American television personality, beauty queen, fashion model, television host and actress. She was named Miss Teen USA in 1998. She has been a New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and hosted Total Request Live on MTV. She has starred in two network sitcoms, and has hosted various competition and reality shows through the 2010s and 2020s.
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.
Maria Leonor "Leni" Gerona Robredo is a Filipina lawyer and social activist who is the 14th and incumbent vice president of the Philippines. Running under the Liberal Party, Robredo won the vice-presidential contest in the May 9, 2016 election as confirmed and proclaimed by the official congressional count of May 25–27, with 14,418,817 votes, narrowly defeating Senator Bongbong Marcos by 263,473 votes. A report released by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal further widened her lead to 278,566 over Senator Marcos. She is the second woman to serve as vice president after Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the first vice president from Bicol Region.
Mel Senen Sarmiento
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.
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.
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".
JayR Tinaco is an Australian actor known for their role in the Netflix series Another Life.
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.
Maria Chriselle Elisse Joson Diuco, professionally known as Elisse Joson, is a Filipina actress, model, dancer and endorser.
Benigno Aquino III
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.
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.
Noli de Castro
Manuel Leuterio de Castro Jr., better known as Noli de Castro or "Kabayan" Noli de Castro, is a Filipino journalist, anchorman and politician. He was elected to the Senate of the Philippines in 2001 after receiving the most votes of any Senator in the 2001 election. He served as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 2004 until 2010, under then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Richard Reyes Faulkerson Jr., popularly known by his stage name Alden Richards, is a Filipino actor, TV host, product endorser, ambassador, businessman, entrepreneur and record artist. Richards is dubbed as the Asia's Multimedia Star after winning the 2019 Seoul International Drama Award, Asian Star Prize award equivalent to best acting award, held in South Korea. His notable works include Tween Hearts, One True Love, Carmela, The Road, Imagine You and Me, Victor Magtanggol, Hello, Love, Goodbye, The Gift and City Hunter. He is also known for his role as Lakan in the reboot series of Encantadia. During the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television in 2015, Richards won his first Best Actor award for his portrayal of José Rizal in Ilustrado.
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.
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.
Jon Jon Briones
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.
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.
Anndrew Blythe Daguio Gorostiza, better known as Andrea Brillantes, is a Filipina actress and recording artist. She is best known for her roles as the titular character in Annaliza and as Marga Bartolome in Kadenang Ginto. She also appeared in the television series including E-Boy and Alyna, and played various other roles.
Yuka Saso is a Filipino professional golfer of Japanese descent. She created history for the Philippines at the 2018 Asian Games by winning the first ever gold medal for the Philippines in both women's individual and women's team event in Asian Games golf competitions.