List of Polytechnic University of the Philippines people

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This is a list of notable students, professors, alumni and honorary degree recipients of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. The following people were distinguished in various fields such as public service, religion, literary arts, commerce, medicine, among others. The list includes people who have studied at various levels in PUP, from high school up to postgraduate school.

University Officials[edit]

Name Position
Emanuel de Guzman, Ph.D President
Victoria Naval, DEM Executive Vice President
Samuel Salvador, EdD Vice President for Academic Affairs
Engr. Manuel M. Muhi, D.Tech. Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning and Development
Alberto Guillo, MS (Stat), MS (Econ.) Vice President for Administration
Juan C. Birion, DPA Vice President for Student Services
Marissa Legaspi, CPA Vice President for Finance
Joseph Mercado, DEM, D.Crim/Ph.D. Vice President for Branches and Campuses

Prominent alumni[edit]


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Aide de Guzman Senior Vice President, Puregold Price Club, Inc.
Fernando Martinez Chairman and CEO, Eastern Petroleum Corporation
Olive Ramos Chief Executive Officer, South East Asian Airlines (SEAir) (now called Tigerair Philippines)

Law and politics[edit]

Philippine Cabinet Secretaries[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Jesli Lapus Secretary of the Philippine Department of Education

Philippine House of Representative members[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Satur Ocampo Bayan Muna party-list representative, legislature, & journalist


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Aljo Bendijo Broadcast journalist and news anchor
Love Añover 1997 Broadcast journalist and media, celebrity, and comedian
Steve Dailisan Broadcast journalist and news anchor
Ted Failon Professor; broadcast journalist and a former politician


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Marcelo Santos III Writer
Rogelio Ordoñez Writer

Film, theater, and television[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Arvin "Tado" Jimenez Celebrity, businessman, activist
Bayani Agbayani Actor, comedian
Betong Sumaya Celebrity, comedian, journalist
Marc Logan TV personality
Michael "Pekto" Nacua Celebrity, comedian
James Ronald and Rodfil Obeso (Moymoy Palaboy) Internet celebrities, comedians
Richard Gomez[1] Actor

Art, architecture, and engineering[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Carlo Pagulayan Artist


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Eddie Villanueva Professor; founder and senior bishop of Jesus Is Lord Church; formerly a 2004 and 2010 presidential candidate


College founders and presidents[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Francisco Dalupan, Sr. Founder and first Chairperson of the University of the East [1]
Fr. Herminio Dagohoy Rector Magnificus of the University of Santo Tomas [1]


  • Rey Danseco - Journalist/Sports Commentator/International boxing judge
  • Maan Macapagal [2] - Correspondent
  • Denille Lou Valmonte - Bb. Pilipinas International 2006
  • Liezel Garcia - Pinoy Dream Academy Top Scholar
  • Francisco "Ringo" Borlain - Mr. Universe 2006-07
  • Marco Sison - Singer, Composer
  • Cristina Decena - Celebrity businesswoman
  • Lloyd Abria Luna- Pambansang Inspirasyon, Motivational Speaker ( Author of various books, first book, "Is there a Job Waiting For You"


Professors who are also PUP alumni are listed in italics.

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Alfredo O. Cuenca, Jr. Professor writer; two-time Palanca Awardee.
Ave Perez Jacob Professor writer, columnist, literary critic and novelist popular for his socio-political works.
Blas Ople Professor Journalist and politician who served as 21st Senate President and as Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
Cyril Ramos Professor Attorney; Deputy Ombudsman
Dante Tiñga Professor
Dean, College of Law (2001-2003); Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
Efren Abueg Professor
Award-winning writer
Hector R. Villanueva Professor Press Secreatry during the Ramos administration
Lilia Bautista Professor Former Chairperson of Securities and Exchange Commission
Floramante Sir John Don King Howard T. Ponce III Professor 1st Summa Cum Laude of College of Arts in 2012, TOSP 2012 NCR, and the youngest millionaire in the Quiz show Who wants to be a Millionaire Philippines
Nemesio Prudente Professor President of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (1962-1972;1986); political activist who fought for reforms and revitalizing public education in the Philippines by institutionalizing much-needed changes in the state university


1.^ People who attended PUP, but did not graduate or have yet to graduate.


  1. ^ a b "PUP empowers the poor through quality education". GMA Network. November 1, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ PUP Notable Alumni

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