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.

Prominent alumni[edit]

Science, technology, medicine, and mathematics[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Perlita A. Nuevo Agriculturist [1]


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Aide B. De Guzman Senior Vice President, Puregold Price Club, Inc. [2]
Aileen L. Saringan Assurance Partner of SGV & Co., Member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants [2]
Benjamin R. Punongbayan Certified public accountant, founder of Punongbayan and Araullo [2]
Christina Castillo Businesswoman; President of CBC Group of Companies [2]
Fernando L. Martinez Chairman and CEO, Eastern Petroleum Corporation [2]
Francisco C. Canuto Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Megaworld Corporation [2]
Joey Bermudez Former President of the Philippine Veterans Bank [1]
Henry M. Tan President of the PICPA Eastern Metro Manila Chapter, SGV’s Country Leader for Global Compliance Reporting and Business Tax Compliance, Transaction Tax Accredited Partner and Partner-in-Charge for Tax Basis Seminars [2]
Lloyd Abria Luna Motivational speaker, author, television host and entrepreneur [2]
Noel S. Gonzales Group Chairman and Chief Executive, Corporate Holdings Management Incorporated [2]
Olive Ramos Chief Executive Officer, South East Asian Airlines (SEAir) (now called Tigerair Philippines) [2]
Oscar T. Garcia Chairman, Anchor International Manpower [2]
Raffy dela Rosa Former President and CEO of Chowking, former Vice President for Finance of Jollibee
Rolino C. Bucao, Jr. Vice President of Banco de Oro [3]

Law and politics[edit]

Philippine Cabinet Secretaries[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Jesli A. Lapus Honorary degree
Secretary of the Philippine Department of Education (2006-2010) [4]
Celia Yangco Secretary of Social Welfare and Development [1]
Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva Honorary degree
Director-General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority; son of Jesus is Lord Church founder Eddie Villanueva and the Chairman of the Kristiyanong Kabataan para sa Bayan – Christian Youth for the Nations Movement [5]
Leila de Lima Honorary degree
Secretary of Justice

Philippine House of Representative members[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Saturnino Cunanan Ocampo Bayan Muna party-list representative, journalist and writer [2]

Other legal figures[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Antonieta Fortuna-Ibe Former Chairperson of the Professional Regulation Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner [1]
Diosdado N. Silva 1975 Assistant General Manager of the Philippine National Railways and lawyer; served as Executive Assistant to the Administrator of the Light Rail Transit Authority from 2010-2012 [6]


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Aljo Bendijo Broadcast journalist and news anchor [2]
Bella "Love" Añover 1997 Broadcast journalist and media, celebrity, and comedian [2]
Gerard Garcia Reporter, TV5 [7]
Irene Fernando Journalist, Manila Bulletin [7]
Jaime A. FlorCruz Journalist, Beijing Bureau Chief, CNN [2]
John “Papa Jack” Gemperle 2003 Instructor;[1] radio host, 106.7 Energy FM [8]
Maan Macapagal Correspondent
Maricel Halili News anchor of IBC [7]
Steve Dailisan Broadcast journalist and news anchor [7]
Mario Teodoro Failon Etong[2] Professor; broadcast journalist and a former politician [2]
Zhander Cayabyab Radyo Patrol Reporter 49 Sports news reporter and researcher, DZMM [7]


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Marcelo Santos III Writer
Rogelio Ordoñez Professor;[9] writer

Film, theater, and television[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Arvin "Tado" Jimenez (1974 –2014) Celebrity, businessman, activist
Bayani Rogacion, Jr. Actor, singer, comedian and TV host [2]
Albert Sumaya Jr. Celebrity, comedian, journalist [2]
Denille Lou Valmonte Model, Bb. Pilipinas 2006 [2]
Lemberto "Bert" De Leon Director [1]
Liezel Garcia Singer, artist [2]
Marc Logan TV personality
Michael "Pekto" Nacua Celebrity, comedian
James Ronald and Rodfil Obeso Internet celebrities, comedians
Nassier "Nash" Anggahan Director, won the Gold Prize for Digital Media Arts at the ASEAN-Korea Multimedia Competition and Exhibition [10]
Richard Gomez[3] Actor


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Jonathan Manalo Singer-songwriter, record producer [2]
Raul Marco Sison Composer, singer-songwriter [2]

Art, architecture, and engineering[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Carlo Pagulayan Artist
Royal Christopher Lopez Pineda Architect, managing partner at Budji Layug + Royal Pineda Design Architects [2]


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Daniel Razon Honorary degree
Vice-Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International; television and radio host [11]
Eduardo Cruz Villanueva[4] Professor; founder and senior bishop of Jesus Is Lord Church; formerly a 2004 and 2010 presidential candidate


Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Francisco "Ringo" Borlain Mr. Universe 2006 [2]
Reynante Noscal Danseco Journalist, sports editor, TV and radio host, boxing judge and businessman [2]


College founders and presidents[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Francisco Dalupan, Sr. Founder and first Chairperson of the University of the East [12]
Fr. Herminio Dagohoy Rector Magnificus of the University of Santo Tomas [12]

Professors and scholars[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Galcoso C. Alburo Concepcion Integrated School professor, One of the Ten Metrobank Foundation’s Outstanding Teachers for 2012 [2]
Perlita A. Nuevo University of the Philippines Los Baños professor, DOST-PCARRD agriculturist [1]


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 Secretary 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 and Letters; known for winning the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and is its youngest millionaire contestant
Michael Zablan Professor President of Global Peace Foundation 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
Rustica C. Carpio Professor Professor Emeritus and Consultant in Culture and the Arts, PUP, Executive Director of the President's Committee on Culture at FEU, PMPC Star Awards for Movie: Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Awardee [2]


1.^ People who attended PUP, but did not graduate or have yet to graduate.
2.^ An alumnus of PUP that also serves as faculty.


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  10. ^ "Filipino artist wins Asean-Korea multimedia competition". Philippine Information Agency. December 23, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Mr. Public Service Daniel S. Razon, ginawaran ng Doctor of Humanities Honoris Causa". UNTV. May 8, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
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