List of University of the Philippines Diliman people

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For notable U.P. College of Law alumni, see List of University of the Philippines College of Law alumni.

The University of the Philippines has numerous notable alumni and faculty.

Notable students and alumni[edit]

Arts and humanities (including mass communication, architecture and tourism)[edit]

Eduardo Manalo executive minister of Iglesia Ni Cristo
Dong Abay Former Yano band member, musician
Nilo Alcala composer, arranger, vocalist
Fernando Amorsolo visual artist and National Artist
Cristina A Ang Architect, Urban Planner Bonifacio Global City development control manager
Hero Angeles actor, host, film director, artist
Angel Aquino film and television actress
Atom Araullo TV news broadcaster, TV host
Kim Atienza broadcaster, TV host, weatherman (ABS-CBN)
Julius Babao broadcast journalist, radio commentator, anchor, host (ABS-CBN)
Christian Bautista singer, actor, host and model, landscape architecture graduate
Ramon Bautista TV personality, internet celebrity, radio dj
Christine Bersola-Babao broadcast journalist and TV personality, Cum laude
Santiago Bose mixed media artist, founding member of the Baguio Arts Guild
Lino Brocka film director and National Artist
Zean Cabangis painter
Benedicto Cabrera ("Bencab") visual artist and National Artist; founding member of the Baguio Arts Guild
Ryan Cayabyab conductor, composer, arranger, pianist, resident judge of Philippine Idol
Gilbert Luis Centina III poet and member of the Augustinian Order
Cristeta Comerford first female White House executive chef
Renato Constantino historian and social critic
Wency Cornejo singer/songwriter, TV host
Prudenciana Cruz director of the National Library of the Philippines
Luchi Cruz-Valdez broadcast journalist (TV5)
Ebe Dancel Former Sugarfree (Filipino band) front man, musician
Kara David journalist, Cum laude
Randy David professor, sociologist, columnist, former TV public affairs show host
Karen Davila broadcast journalist, anchor and, host (ABS-CBN)
Vincent de Jesus composer, librettist, musical scorer and musical director
Martin del Rosario actor and model
Randy Dellosa life coach, American-trained psychologist, psychiatrist, Europe-trained psychotherapist, Pinoy Big Brother/Pinoy Dream Academy/Kapamilya Deal or No Deal resident psychiatrist
Nick Deocampo film director
TJ Dimacali Science fiction author and science journalist
Pepe Diokno director, producer and screen writer [1]
Eugene Domingo TV, indie film, movie actress/comedienne
Eraserheads members Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro and Buddy Zabala
Gretchen Espina Pinoy Idol Season 1 winner
Gretchen Fullido model and anchor
Pia Guanio TV host and actress
Terence Guillermo theater director, vocal teacher and choirmaster, singer
Agot Isidro singer, TV host and actress
Kamikazee members Jay Contreras, Jomal Linao, Led Tuyay, Jayson Astete, and Allan Burdeos
Joel Lamangan TV and film director
Cholo Laurel film director
Maricel Laxa TV actress and host
Cheche Lazaro broadcast journalist
Anna Theresa Licaros Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2007; BA Broadcast Communication, summa cum laude; lawyer
Levi Lusterio Web Designer/Developer
Ivan Mayrina Newscaster and Reporter (GMA-7)
Mark Meily film and TV director
Maningning Miclat visual artist and poet
Chito Miranda lead vocalist of Parokya ni Edgar [2]
Solita Monsod TV host, newspaper columnist, Professor of Economics, former Economic Planning secretary; BS Economics, cum laude
Jose "Pitoy" Moreno fashion designer and "Asia's fashion czar"
Angelo Muyot news journalist, anchor and host (TV5)
Sitti Navarro bossa nova artist, TV host
Lloyd Navera documentary producer and voice talent (GMA)
Grace Nono musician
Oscar Oida Reporter (GMA-7)
Ces Oreña-Drilon broadcast journalist and anchor (ABS-CBN)
Paula Peralejo TV and film actress, AB Philosophy minor in Tourism, magna cum laude
Maki Pulido broadcast journalist and host (GMA-7)
Radioactive Sago Project members Rastem Eugenio, Francis De Veyra, EJ Delgado, Arwin Nava, Jay Gapasin, Goo Simpliciano and Pards Tupas
Ryan "Atong" Redillas former child actor, member of the 80's TV show Eh Kasi Bata! current professor in UP Manila, graduate of Art Studies in UP Diliman, cum laude
Frances Rivera U.S.-based Emmy award-winning TV journalist
Eddie Romero film director and National Artist
Ninotchka Rosca novelist
Lucio San Pedro musician, professor of music and National Artist
Giselle Sanchez TV Personality, Magna Cum Laude
Pura Santillan-Castrence writer, essayist and diplomat
Bernadette Sembrano broadcast journalist, anchor and host (ABS-CBN)
Jose Maria Sison Professor of Literature and Social Sciences, poet, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines
Jessica Soho broadcast journalist and host (GMA-7)
Auraeus Solito film director
Shamcey Supsup Miss Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up; BS Architecture, magna cum laude
Louie Tabing multi-awarded rural broadcaster, radio anchor (DZMM)
Jal Taguibao Former Sugarfree (Filipino band) bassist, musician, University of the Philippines Diliman professor
Kidlat Tahimik (formerly Eric de Guia) film director
Mel Tiangco broadcast journalist, anchor and host (GMA-7), GMA Kapuso Foundation chair
Amelyn Veloso Newscaster and TV host (Solar News)
Jessica Zafra writer, columnist (Philippine Star)
Arnold Zamora composer and resident arranger of the Philippine Madrigal Singers

Business, economics and finance[edit]

Name Importance
Dante Canlas National Economic and Development Authority director-general (2001–2002)
Felipe L. Gozon Chairman and CEO of GMA Network, Inc.
Rowena V. Guanzon Commissioner, Commission on Audit
Felipe Medalla National Economic and Development Authority director-general (1998–2001)
Solita Monsod economist, professor, TV anchor, and National Economic and Development Authority director-general (1986–1989)
Loida Nicolas-Lewis Chairman and CEO of TLC Beatrice International Holdings, Inc.
Ma. Gracia Pulido-Tan Chairperson, Commission on Audit
Ralph Recto Senator and National Economic and Development Authority director-general (2008–2009)
Gerardo Sicat economist, professor and National Economic and Development Authority director-general (1973–1981)
Manuel Villar Owner - Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc., Senator, Senate president (2006–2008) and Speaker of the House of Representatives (1998–2000)
Cesar Virata Prime Minister of the Philippines (1981–1986) and National Economic and Development Authority director-general (1981–1986)

Engineering, sciences, medicine and the allied medical professions[edit]

Politics, law and governance[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

Name Importance
Adelina Barrion Biologist, Entomologist, and Geneticist whose extensive work on Philippine Spiders led her to be dubbed "Asia's Spider Woman"
Paulo Campos physician dubbed as Father of Nuclear Medicine in the Philippines, National Scientist
Griselda Justiniana Garcia-Bausa Geologist, "First Filipina Geologist"
Edwin Copeland founder and first dean, U.P. Agricultural College (now U.P. Los Baños)
Conrado Dayrit cardiologist, co-founder of the Philippine Heart Association, "Father of virgin coconut oil"
Fe del Mundo pediatrician, first woman admitted to Harvard Medical School, National Scientist, founder of the 1st pediatric hospital in the Philippines
Juan Flavier medical doctor, former Secretary of Health and Philippine senator
Mikaela Fudolig former child prodigy, current U.P. professor
Delfin Ganapin, Jr. former Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary and now head of the UNDP Small Grants Program-Environment in New York
Alfredo Juinio civil engineer, Dean of the UP College of Engineering, former Minister of Public Works and Highways and Administrator of the National Irrigation Administration
Roman Kintanar meteorologist
Alejandro Melchor civil engineer, mathematician, and former Secretary of National Defense
Baldomero Olivera 2007 Harvard Foundation Scientist of the Year, biochemist
Raymundo Punongbayan geologist, professor, consultant on volcanology, geology, seismology and disaster preparedness, former director of PHIVOLCS, recipient of Unit Award for Excellence of Service
Jose R. Velasco agricultural physiologist and chemist, National Scientist
Alfredo Mahar Lagmay geologist, professor, Executive Director of Project Noah[3][4]
Alonzo Gabriel Food Science professor, University Scientist, recipient of 2013 TOYM and Outstanding Young Scientist (NAST) awards
Name Importance
Encarnacion Alzona first woman historian in the Philippines, National Scientist
Lia Andrea Aquino Ramos Binibining PilipinasMiss Universe 2006
Randy Dellosa life coach, American-trained psychologist, psychiatrist, Europe-trained psychotherapist, Pinoy Big Brother/Pinoy Dream Academy/Kapamilya Deal or No Deal resident psychiatrist
Virgilio Enriquez Father of Filipino Psychology, founder of 'Sikolohiyang Pilipino'
Gregorio F. Zaide historian

Sports[edit]

Notable University and College Student Council leaders[edit]

UP Diliman[edit]

Notable past and present faculty[edit]

The Metrobank Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT)[edit]

U.P. continues to dominate Metrobank Foundation's Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT) with over a score of winners, including: Milagros D. Ibe (1987), Priscelina Patajo-Legasto (1998) and Caesar Saloma (2007).

Faculty members who are writers[edit]

National Artists[edit]

Of the 66 National Artists of the Philippines thus far honored, majority are U.P. alumni, inclusive of three former students but did not earn their degree at the University. The honored league of National Artists from U.P. are:

National Scientists[edit]

Several U.P. alumni and faculty members have been named as National Scientists of the Philippines. The National Scientist of the Philippines is the highest award accorded to Filipino scientists by the Philippine government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://engkwentro.com/
  2. ^ http://www.philmusicregistry.net/main/artist/view/2351
  3. ^ DOST to launch MOSES for Project NOAH. http://www.dost.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1320:dost-to-launch-moses-for-project-noah&catid=1:latest&Itemid=150
  4. ^ National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines. http://www.nigs.upd.edu.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=132

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