List of University of the Philippines people


List of University of the Philippines people

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

Notable Students and Alumni

Arts and Humanities (including Mass Communication and Architecture)

* Emily Abrera - chairperson, McCann Erickson Philippines
* Irma Adlawan - actress
* Asia Agcaoili - actress, radio and television host, model, men's magazine columnist, semi-porn star
* Carlene Aguilar - Miss Philippines-Earth 2001, Miss Chinatown-Manila 2004, Bb Pilipinas-World 2005,
* Nina Ricci Alagao - Binibining Pilipinas for Miss Universe 2000, stylist and visual artist
* Michelle Aldana - Miss Asia-Pacific 1993, actress and translator
* Dean Francis Alfar - novelist, playwright, and speculative fictionist
* Fernando Amorsolo - visual artist and National Artist
* Rudolfo Andal - Attorney, Considered one of the founders of Government Service Insurance System [GSIS]
* Connie Angeles - actress and former vice mayor of Quezon City
* Hero Angeles - actor and the first "Grand Questor" in ABS-CBN's Star Circle Quest
* Tina Angeles - College of Architecture, Designer, U.S.A.
* Angel Aquino - model, TV host, actress
* Francisca Reyes Aquino - National Artist for Dance
* Richard Allan Aquino - segment host of Filipinas, Ahora Mismo on DZRM
* Atom Araullo - TV host and ABS-CBN news reporter
* Juaniyo Arcellana - poet and journalist
* Boots Anson-Roa - movie and TV actress, host, and Mowelfund executive director
* Manuel Arguilla - fictionist
* Delamar Arias (Delamar) - radio disc jockey (The Morning Rush on Monster Radio RX 93.1, with Chico)
* Arnold Arre - visual artist, comic book writer and illustrator
* Adrian Ayalin - broadcast journalist (ABS-CBN)
* Julius Babao - broadcast journalist and anchor (ABS-CBN), and television host
* Bessie Badilla - former TV host, actress and top international model for the Paris-based House of Balenciaga (1977-1985)
* Billy Balbastro - veteran entertainment journalist and radio host
* Armis Bajar - Spanish language teacher at the Instituto Cervantes de Manila and former segment host of Filipinas, Ahora Mismo on DZRM
* Lorena Barros - activist and writer
* Heber Bartolome, musician
* Christian Bautista - multi-platinum recording artist
* Christian de Lemon Bautista - independent theater and film artist
* Glenn Bautista [http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Glenn_Bautista] - multi-awarded visual artist in painting, sculpture, photography and architecture
* Harlene Bautista - television, film and theater actress
* Ramon Bautista - filmmaker, TV and radio host
* Anna Bayle - entrepreneur and Asia's first international supermodel during the 1970s and the 1980s; she worked for all the major designers, including Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Gianni Versace and Yves Saint Laurent
* Herminio Beltran Jr. - poet and cultural activist
* Ishmael Bernal - film director and National Artist
* Joyce Bernal - film and TV director
* Christine Bersola-Babao - broadcast journalist, and television host and actress
* Jackielou Blanco - actress, bodybuilder, fitness instructor
* Jaja Bolivar (Kikiam Santiago) - comedienne, impersonator and scriptwriter
* Dina Bonnevie - movie and TV actress, host, and former Miss Magnolia 1st runner-up
* Santiago Bose [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago_Bose] - mixed media artist, founding member of the Baguio Arts Guild
* Victoria Bravo - writer of fiction for children
* Lino Brocka - film director and National Artist
* Kristel Bueno - communication arts graduate, writer
* Benjamin Cabangis - visual artist
* Benedicto Cabrera ("Bencab") - visual artist and National Artist; founding member of the Baguio Arts Guild
* Angel Cacnio - visual artist
* Michael Cacnio - sculptor, painter, TOYM awardee for Arts-Sculpture 2006
* Ferdinand Cacnio - visual artist: graphic designer, painter and sculptor
* Yehlen Catral - actress
* David Celdran - news anchor (ABS-CBN News Channel), TV host
* Ricci Chan - multimedia actor, comedian and stylist
* Cristeta Comerford - first female White House executive chef
* Cesar Concio - architect
* Renato Constantino - historian and social critic
* John Consulta - Broadcast Journalist (GMA 7)
* Wency Cornejo - singer/songwriter, TV host
* Rawnna Crisostomo - broadcast journalist (GMA-7)
* Trixie Cruz-Angeles, a.k.a Rose Beatrix Cruz-Angeles - National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Commissioner for Cultural Heritage 2004-2007, conservationist, lawyer
* Sharon Cuneta - movie and TV actress and host, multi-platinum recording artist
* Ebe Dancel - vocalist and guitarist of the band Sugarfree
* Kara David - award-winning broadcast journalist (GMA-7)
* Randy David - sociologist, columnist, former TV public affairs show host
* Karen Davila - broadcast journalist and anchor (ABS-CBN)
* Malou de Guzman - film and television actress
* Claire de la Fuente - jukebox queen, Integrated Metropolitan Bus Operators Association "(IMBOA)" president
* Mario J. de los Reyes - film and television director
* CJ de Silva - child prodigy, visual artist
* Randy Dellosa - life coach, American-trained psychologist, psychiatrist, physician, Europe-trained psychotherapist, Pinoy Big Brother/Pinoy Dream Academy/Kapamilya Deal or No Deal resident psychiatrist
*Leodigario del Rosario- Opera Singer and Belle Morse Young Artist Awardee( Cleveland Opera)Seattle Opera, Lyric Opera Northwest, Tacoma Opera, Sun Valley Opera, Opera Southwest, Townsend Opera Players, Lyric Opera Cleveland , Cleveland Opera
* Nick Deocampo - film director
* Celia Diaz-Laurel - actress
* Dodge Dillague - UK-French trained TV director, creative director (ABC-5)
* Dexter Doria - film and television actress
* Eugene Domingo - movie and TV actress
* Rock Drilon - visual artist
* Jillmer Dy - tv writer and director
* Laurenti Dyogi - film and TV director
* Eraserheads members Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Marcus Adoro and Buddy Zabala
* Rene Boy Facunla (Ate Glow) - comedienne, Presidential impersonator and scriptwriter
* Andion Fernandez - soprano
* Claro Fernandez - reporter, mediaman, former Press Undersecretary
* Gretchen Fullido - TV host, former UAAP courtside reporter
* Adel Gabot - Journalist; Group editor of Hinge Inquirer Publications, current editor-in-chief of Mobile Philippines and Pinoy Rider magazines, former editor-in-chief of Manual magazine, former FM radio disc jockey for the defunct station 103.5 K-Lite
* Ramon “Chito” Jao Garces - co-founder of Obie award-winning MA-YI Theater Company in New York
* Sherwin Kenneth Garcia - TV Actor, Recording Artist, Film Critic, Novelist, Freelance Model
* Josel Castuciano Garlitos - TV scriptwriter ABS-CBN, Theater director, playwright and actor, written several tula-dulas for UP Repertory Company
* Aldred Gatchalian - TV actor, singer, former Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition housemate
* Tony Gloria - film producer
* Romina Gonzalez - creative writer and journalist
* Gary Granada - award-winning composer, protest musician
* Gigi Grande - broadcast journalist, ABS-CBN Australia News Bureau chief
* Pia Guanio - television host and actress
* Gelacio Guillermo - poet, literary scholar, cultural activist
* Von De Guzman - film music composer, musician and music teacher
* Sinai Hamada - writer
* Hemp Republic - reggae band
* Abdulmari Asia Imao - visual artist and National Artist
* Nanette Inventor - singer, composer and actress
* Agot Isidro - singer, television host and actress
* Jeffrey Jeturian - film director
* Theresa Jose - former segment host of Filipinas, Ahora Mismo on DZRM
* Mark Justiniani - visual artist
* Kamikazee members Jomal Linao, Led Tuyay, Jayson Astete and Allan Burdeos
* Kartoon Chemistry - band
* Frederick Lagbao (Chico) - radio disc jockey (The Morning Rush on Monster Radio RX 93.1, with Delamar)
* Joel Lamangan - film and TV director
* Susan Lara - fiction writer
* Raymond Lauchengco - singer and actor
* Cholo Laurel - film director
* Iwi Laurel - singer
* Patty Laurel - TV host, former MTV VJ
* Maricel Laxa - TV actress and host
* Ricardo "Ricky" Lee - fiction and screenwriter
* Anna Theresa Licaros - Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2007, BA Broadcast Communication, "summa cum laude"
* Araceli Limcaco-Dans - visual artist
* Ed Lingao - broadcast journalist, News Department Head (ABC-5)
* Jesus "Joji" Lloren - fashion designer and grand prix winner, International Competition of Young Designers (Paris, France; 1998)
* Charo Logarta - broadcast journalist (ABS-CBN)
* Carlo Lorenzo - broadcast journalist (GMA-7)
* Maria Isabel Lopez - actress, businesswoman and Binibining Pilipinas-Miss Universe 1982
* Jo Anne Lorenzana - singer, business consultant, former hotelier (http://www.joannelorenzana.com)
* Levi Lusterio - writer, web designer/developer
* Antonio Mabesa - movie and TV actor, theater director, professor emeritus of UP Dept. of Anthropology
* Armando Malay - journalist
* Aji Manalo - owner of Acoustic Underground, recording engineer, music teacher and pianist
* Evelyn Mandac - international soprano and the first Filipino to sing with the New York Metropolitan Opera
* Daisy C.L. Mandap - print and broadcast journalist (Times Journal, Daily Express, Business Day, HK Standard, ATV HK, CNN, The Sun-HK), lawyer
* Malou Mangahas - print and broadcast journalist (GMA-7), co-director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
* Edgardo Manguiat - founder and conductor of the UP Singing Ambassadors
* Dennis Marasigan - theater and film writer/director
* Chris Martinez - playwright and screenwriter
* Ivan Mayrina - broadcast journalist, anchor and host (GMA-7, QTV-11)
* Francine Medina - journalist
* Mark Meily - film and TV director
* Abner Mercado - broadcast journalist (ABS-CBN)
* Jewel Mische - actress and the first "Ultimate Sweetheart" in GMA-7's StarStruck
* Babsie Molina - singer, vocal arranger, back-up vocalist, composer and vocal coach
* Katherine Frances Molina ("Kitchy Molina") - singer, vocal coach and vocal arranger
* Jose "Pitoy" Moreno - fashion designer and "Asia's fashion czar"
* Melanie Motus - prima ballerina
* Rex Navarro - development communicator, former National Director of the Agricultural Training Institute, current Information chief of ICRISAT in India
* Maningning Miclat, visual artist and poet
* Solita Monsod - TV host, newspaper columnist, professor of economics, former Economic Planning secretary
* Sitti Navarro - bossa nova artist, TV host
* Willie Nepomuceno - comedian, impersonator
* Lyle Nemenzo-Sacris, film director and cinematographer
* Edwid John Nomio, artist, historian, creative writer
* Grace Nono, musician
* Corinna Esperanza A. Nuqui - writer
* Ramon Obusan - dancer, choreographer and National Artist
* Yolanda Ong - Campaigns & Grey (Philippines) Chairperson
* Ces Oreña-Drilon - broadcast journalist and anchor (ABS-CBN)
* Bibeth Orteza - television and film scriptwriter
* Eliseo Pajaro - composer
* Felino A. Palafox, Jr. - architect and environmental planner
* Stephanie Palallos - visual artist, sculptor, graphic designer, translator and segment host of Filipinas, Ahora Mismo on DZRM
* Ann Palo-Kuy - food columnist Manila Bulletin's Taste Section, contributor Appetite Magazine
* Candy Pangilinan - TV comedienne and host
* Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano - entertainment manager
* Parokya ni Edgar members, Chito Miranda, Vinci Montaner, Buwi Meneses, Darius Semaña, Gab Chee Kee and Dindin Moreno
* Roderick Paulate - movie and TV actor, host
* Nonong Pedero - composer and newspaper columnist
* Nicolas Pichay - playwright and corporate lawyer
* Ge-ann Pineda - broadcast journalist (ABC-5)
* Maki Pulido - broadcast journalist and host (GMA-7)
* Isah V. Red -entertainment editor (Manila Standard Today)
* Ryan 'Atong' Redillas, child actor
* Soledad Reyes - literary critic
* Frances Rivera - U.S. based Emmy award-winning television journalist
* Eddie Romero - film director and National Artist
* Ninotchka Rosca - novelist
* Deborah Ruiz Wall - Filipino-Australian writer, photographer, aboriginal/minority ethnic rights activist and Order of Australia medalist (OAM)
* Lucio San Pedro - musician, professor of music and National Artist
* Giselle Sanchez - TV comedienne, actress, host and impersonator
* Romulo Sandoval - poet, translator, founding member of the progressive poets' group Galian sa Arte at Tula
* Pura Santillan-Castrence - writer, essayist and diplomat
* Mauro "Malang" Santos - visual artist
* Bernadette Sembrano - broadcast journalist, anchor and host (ABS-CBN)
* Tara Sering - writer
* Neil Ryan Sese - film, television and theater actor
* Luna Sicat - writer
* Jerry Lopez Sineneng, film director
* Jose Maria Sison - Pofessor of Literature and Social Sciences, poet, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines
* Jessica Soho - broadcast journalist and host (GMA-7, QTV-11)
* Auraeus Solito - film director
* Tess Stuart - development communicator, currently communication advocacy expert for UNICEF in South Asia
* Kidlat Tahimik (formerly Eric de Guia) - film director
* Claude Tayag - painter, sculptor, furniture designer, a handy chef, food and travel columnist for the Philippine Star
* Renato Tayag - journalist
* Bum Tenorio - "Philippine Star" columnist
* Maria Olivia Teotico - nihongo sensei
* Mel Tiangco - broadcast journalist, anchor and host (GMA-7), GMA Kapuso Foundation chair
* Marvin Tomandao - broadcast journalist, (GMA-7)
* Robin Tomas - fashion designer, artist
* Tessie Tomas - film and television actress and writer
* Lucy Torres-Gomez - television host, model and actress
* Katrina Polotan Tuvera-Quimbo - writer
* Mariz Umali - broadcast journalist (GMA-7)
* Tuesday Vargas - film and television actress
* Rodolfo "Rody" Vera - playwright
* Renz Verano - singer
* Jerome Vinarao - founder and President of the Center for Arts Foundation, Inc.
* Joy Virata - theater actress and writer
* Gamaliel Viray - baritone
* Monique Wilson - star of the Tony and Olivier-winning musical "Miss Saigon" on West End (London) and Founding Artistic Director, New Voice Theater Company (Manila)
* Camilo Edwin Wilwayco - painter
* Isagani Yambot - publisher, Philippine Daily Inquirer
* Former Yano band member Dong Abay
* Jessica Zafra - writer, columnist (Philippine Star)
* Arnold Zamora - composer and resident arranger of the Philippine Madrigal Singers
* Dick Zamora - composer and musical director for LVN and Sampaguita Pictures
* Joanne Zapanta-Andrada - model, columnist, Presidential consultant
* Lorenzo "Poch" Zepeda - creative director, artist
* Richard Gappi - painter and poet
* Glorydee Magno - a very good college professor
* Dr. Felimon Barral - multi-awarded development broadcaster, Head of Information, Department of Agriculture
* Ka Louie Tabing - multi-awarded rural broadcaster, DZMM
* Rolando Inciong - international development communication expert, Head of Public Affairs of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
* Dr. Tess Stuart - international development communication expert, UNICEF
* [Ramon Santos] - composer, arranger, musicologist

Business, Economics and Finance

* Felino Angeles - banker, educator, investment/financial analyst, former faculty member of the University of the Philppines and Mindanao State University
* Jorge Araneta - businessman and developer of Araneta Center-Cubao
* Arsenio M. Balisacan - SEARCA Director, professor of UP Diliman School of Economics
* Arsenio Bartolome - banker
* Teresa F. Bernabe - UP College of Business Administration professor, former UP Vice-President for Finance
* Alfonso Calalang - former Central Bank Governor
* Lilia Calderon Clemente - chairman and CEO of Clemente Capital Inc, "Wonder Woman of Wall Street"
* Astro Del Castillo - A well known Investment Analyst; A veteran and expert in the Financial and Capital Markets; President & Managing Director of First Grade Holdings, Inc. (FGH) & First Grade Finance, Inc. (FGFI).
* Vida Doria - Binibining Pilipinas-Miss Universe 1971, businesswoman and fashion designer
* Erlinda Enriquez-Panlilio - writer and businesswoman
* Felipe Gozon - chairman and CEO of GMA Network, Inc.
* Pacita Juan - founder and CEO of Figaro Coffee Company
* Jose Katigbak - banker
* Delfin Lazaro - Director and Vice-Chairman of Globe Telecom Inc., President of Ayala Infrastructure Ventures, Director of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) and BPI Capital Corporation, former President and CEO of Benguet Corporation, and former Secretary of the Department of Energy
* Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - current Philippine president, economist
* Roger Lee Mendoza - pension economist and professor
* Loida Nicolas-Lewis - chairman and CEO of TLC Beatrice International Holdings, Inc., a two-billion-dollar corporation of 64 companies based in 31 countries. As a businesswoman, Nicolas-Lewis was ranked number 1 among the "Top 50 Women Business Owners in America" by the Working Woman magazine (1994)
* Mercedita S. Nolledo - senior counsel, corporate secretary and senior managing director of Ayala Corporation, director and corporate secretary of Ayala Land Inc., director of BPI, and director and Treasurer of Philippine Tuberculosis Society
* Bienvenido "Boy" Noriega - economist, banker and playwright
*Evanor Palac-McMiken - economist and director, Economic Analytical Unit (EAU), The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
* Federico Pascual - banker
* Carlos Pedrosa - banker
* Pio Pedrosa - former Secretary of Finance
* Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez - President, Philippine Daily Inquirer
* Vicente Puyat - banker
* Lourdes Reyes-Montinola - writer, educator, businesswoman, and Far Eastern University chair
* Yoshiei Shimizu - Hakuhodo executive and former head of Hakuho Foundation (Japan)
* Akira Takahashi - Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo
* Antonio Turralba Sr. - architect and real estate developer (Active Group)
* Orlando Vea - founding CEO, SMART Communications
* Manuel Villar - billionaire businessman, former Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives, and current Senate President of the Philippines
* Dante M. Briones - President & CEO of BayanTrade, former CCBPI Executive
* Augusto L. De Leon - Director, Globalstride; Executive Director, Gravitas Prime, Inc.; Consultant, Hambrecht & Quist Philippines, Inc.
* Nestor A Espenilla A. Espenilla, Jr. - Deputy Governor Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor,
* Dominador T. Gregorio III - Partner & Co-Head, Financial Advisory Services Group, Deloitte, Kazakhstan
* Henry Joseph M. Herrera - President & Director, Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc., Sun Life Asset Management Company, Sun Life Financial Plans, Inc.
* Robert F Kuan - Chairman of the Board of Trustees St Luke’s Trustees, St. Luke's Medical Center; Founder & President, Chowking Food Corporation
* Oscar R. Sañez - President & Chief Executive Officer, Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPA/P); Former Managing Director/Country Manager – P&G Australia/NZ
* Ramon Y. Sy - Director, President & CEO, United Coconut Planters Bank
* Camille S. Sta. Ana - Product Manager, Mobile & Nomadic Broadband Services; Writer; Badminton Enthusiast
* Ana M. Liwag - Senior Manager, Operations & Planning, adidas Philippines Inc.

Engineering, Sciences, Medicine and the Allied Medical Professions

* Maychelle Baay - Pharmacy board topnotcher, lead vocalist and songwriter of Moonstar 88
* Julita Sotejo - founder and first dean, UP College of Nursing
* Ronald Camit - chemical engineer, programmer, environmentalist, writer, and human rights activist
* Paulo Campos - physician dubbed as "Father of Nuclear Medicine in the Philippines", National Scientist
* Allendry Caviles - medical doctor, received the UP Millennium Award for his contribution to the field of Medicine and Hematology, founder of the L.I.F.E Foundation
* Edwin Copeland - founder and first dean, UP Agricultural College (now U.P. Los Baños)
* Romulo Davide - plant pathologist
* Fe del Mundo - pediatrician, first woman admitted to Harvard Medical School, National Scientist
* Lizbeth de Padua (Lizbeth Samson de Padua) - Binibining Pilipinas-Miss Universe 1976 and Kansas City-based neurosurgeon
* Nicolas B. Bello - medical doctor and politician in Ilocos Sur
* Carmela Espanola - wildlife biologist
* Juan Flavier - medical doctor, former Secretary of Health and Philippine senator
* Raquel Fortun - medical doctor, professor of medicine, and a well-known forensic pathologist
* Delfin Ganapin, Jr. - former Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary and now head of the UNDP Small Grants Program-Environment in New York
* Enrique Garcia - medical doctor and former Secretary of Health
* Jeffrey Hidalgo - chemical engineer, singer-composer and former vocalist of "Smokey Mountain"
* Dominador Ilio, hydraulics engineer, professor, and poet
* Josefina Isidro - Lapeña, medical doctor, family and community physician, first master of family medicine (MFM) in the Philippines
* 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
* Bienvenido Juliano - chemist and National Scientist of the Philippines
* Jezrhell P. Cruda - chemical engineer, mathematician, activist
* Jose Juliano - nuclear chemist and physicist
* Roman Kintanar - meteorologist
* Johnip Koa - President and General Manager of Procter and Gamble Philippines
* Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr. - medical doctor, pediatric otorhinolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon and educator
* Leonardo Q. Liongson - Engineer, Scientist, Hydrologist, Professor, UP College of Engineering
* Jose Lirag Lapeña - medical doctor, affiliate of the Order of St. Camillus, pioneer diagnostic roentgenologist and foremost gastroinestinal radiologist in the Philippines
* Eduardo Mañalac - geologist, president and CEO of the Philippine National Oil Company
* Jesus Medalle Tan - former Medical Director of SJDH, Papal Chamberlain, Knights of Columbus, Knights of Malta, US Congressional Medal of Honor recipient
* Alejandro Melchor - civil engineer, mathematician, and former Secretary of National Defense
* Amador Muriel - physicist, developed a microscopic theory of turbulence, contributed to various areas in physics such as fluid dynamic, statistical mechanics, astrophysics, quantum optics and econophysics, first Filipino member of the Institute for Advanced Study School of Natural Sciences in Princeton
* Baldomero Olivera - 2007 Harvard Foundation Scientist of the Year, biochemist
* Salvador Oliveros - sugar technologist
* Faustino Orillo - mycologist
* Victor Potenciano - medical doctor, founder of Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center (VRPMC)
* Paco Sandejas, Stanford-educated physicist and technology management consultant
* Pedro P. Solis, Oxford & Harvard educated medical surgeon & lawyer, author of Legal Medicine & Medical Jurisprudence, Former NBI Forensic Head
* Peter Valdes - US-based Software Entrepreneur and co-founder the globally successful Tivoli Systems (an IBM Company), awarded one of the 10 Most Inspiring Technopreneurs in the Philippines in 2006
* Reynaldo Vea - former UP College of Engineering dean, current President and Chief Executive Officer of Mapua Institute of Technology
* Jose R. Velasco - agricultural physiologist and chemist, National Scientist
* Rommel P. Feria - Java Advocate [only]

Politics, Law and Governance

* Jose Abad Santos - former Supreme Court of the Philippines chief justice, World War II martyr
* Benjamin Abalos, Sr. - former Commission on Elections chairman and Mandaluyong City mayor
* Roque Ablan Jr. - Lawyer, Philippine House of Representativ member
* Homobono Adaza - lawyer, opposition leader
* Adolfo Agbayani - Philippine House of Representatives member
* Federico Agcaoili - Philippine Bar Association president
* Delia Albert - former Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs
* Domocao Alonto - former Philippine senator
* Raoul Angangco - president, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
* Edgardo J. Angara - Philippine senator, and former Senate president and University of the Philippines president
* Benigno Aquino, Jr. - former Philippine senator, columnist, martyr
* Glenn C. Aquino - lawyer
* Ramon Aquino - former Supreme Court chief justice
* Augusto Jose Arreza - lawyer, former Associate Commissioner of Commission on Immigration & Deportation
* Joker Arroyo - Philippine senator
* Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez - Supreme Court associate justice
* Robert Barbers - former Philippine senator
* Herbert Bautista - Quezon City vice mayor, movie and TV actor
* Cesar Bengzon - former Supreme Court chief justice
* Jejomar Binay - Makati City mayor, human rights lawyer
* Antonio Carpio - Supreme Court associate justice
* Fred Ruiz Castro - former Supreme Court chief justice
* Alan Peter Cayetano - Philippine senator, former Philippine House of Representatives member
* Pia Cayetano - Philippine senator
* Rene Cayetano - Philippine senator
* Edgardo Chatto - lawyer, Philippine House of Representatives member
* Minita Chico-Nazario - Supreme Court associate justice
* Cesar Climaco - Zamboanga City mayor
* Jose C. Concepcion - lawyer
* Nikki Coseteng - former Philippine senator and Philippine House of Representatives member
* Avelino Cruz Jr. - former National Defense secretary
* Hilario Davide, Jr. - former Supreme Court chief justice
* Teresita de Castro - Sandiganbayan presiding justice
* Arthur Defensor - Philippine House of Representatives member
* Matias Defensor - Philippine House of Representatives member
* Michael Defensor - former Philippine House of Representatives member and Presidential Chief of Staff
* Miriam Defensor-Santiago - Philippine senator
* Franklin Drilon - former Philippine senator and Senate president
* Juan Ponce Enrile - Philippine senator
* Francis Escudero - Philippine senator, former Philippine House of Representatives member
* Salvador Escudero - Philippine House of Representatives member, former Agriculture Secretary
* Jinggoy Estrada - Philippine senator, former San Juan City mayor
* Marcelo Fernan - former Supreme Court chief justice, Philippine senator and Senate president
* Estanislao Fernandez - former Philippine senator
* Perfecto Fernandez - lawyer, UP College of Law professor
* Enrique Fernando - former Supreme Court chief justice
* Gerardo Gambala - former Philippine Army captain, leader of the soldiers who staged the Oakwood mutiny
* Cancio Garcia - former Supreme Court associate justice
* Enrique Voltaire Garcia II - human rights lawyer
* Richard Gordon - Senator, Cabinet Secretary, Founding Chair of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Mayor of Olongapo
* Yeng Guiao - current Pampanga vice governor and head coach of the Red Bull Barako team in the PBA
* Magtanggol Gunigundo - Philippine House of Representatives member
* Setsuho Ikehata - president, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
* Jose Ingles - diplomat
* Eduardo Hernandez - Philippine Bar Association president
* Maria Kalaw Katigbak - former Philippine Senator
* Edcel C. Lagman - Philippine House of Representatives member
* Jose P. Laurel - former Philippine president and Supreme Court chief justice
* Jose Laurel Jr. - former Philippine House of Representatives speaker
* Salvador H. Laurel - former Philippine vice president
* Sotero Laurel - former Philippine senator
* Victor P. Lazatin - lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution pioneer
* Katrina Legarda - lawyer
* Loren Legarda - Philippine senator, broadcast journalist
* Jose Lina Jr. - former Philippine senator, Interior and Local Government secretary and Laguna governor
* Lt. Gen. Cardozo M. Luna - current AFP Vice Chief of Staff, former commander of Eastern Mindanao Command and Central Command, and a graduating member of the PMA "Makabayan" Class of 1975.
* Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - current Philippine president
* Querube Makalintal - former Philippine House of Representatives speaker and Supreme Court chief justice
* Felix Makasiar - former Supreme Court chief justice
* Ferdinand Marcos - former Philippine president
* Ramon M. Maronilla - prominent lawyer,former Presidential adviser on Peace process, former President of the historic Club Filipino
* Atanacio "Tanny" V. Maronilla - former OWWA administrator
* Liza Maza - Philippine House of Representatives member
* Estelito Mendoza - lawyer, former Philippine Solicitor General
* Nur Misuari - former leader of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)
* Justiniano Solis Montano Sr. - former Philippine Senator, former congressman, founder of Trece Martires City, Cavite
* Conchita Morales - Supreme Court associate justice
* Andres Narvasa - former Supreme Court chief justice
* Oscar Orbos - lawyer, former Executive Secretary and Pangasinan governor, TV host
* Cecilia Muñoz-Palma - first female Supreme Court justice, president of the 1986 Constitutional Commission
* Rey Pagtakhan - former Canadian cabinet minister of Veterans Affairs, Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development) & Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific), Parliament member
* Francis Pangilinan - Philippine senator
* Ricardo Paras - former Supreme Court chief justice
* Lorna Patajo-Kapunan - lawyer
* Emmanuel Pelaez - former Philippine vice president
* Reynato Puno - current Supreme Court chief justice
* Gil J. Puyat - former Senate president and Philippine House of Representatives speaker, businessman
* Elpidio Quirino - former Philippine president
* Leonardo Quisumbing - Supreme Court senior associate justice
* Pacita Ongsiaco delos Reyes-Philips - Miss Philippines 1929, pioneering corporate lawyer
* Fidel V. Ramos - former Philippine president
* Teodoro D. Regala - lawyer
* Gilbert Remulla - former Philippine House of Represenatatives member and broadcast journalist
* Minerva G. Reyes - former Supreme Court associate justice
* Rufus Rodriguez - Philippine House of Representatives member, lawyer
* Martin Romualdez - Philippine House of Representatives member
* Carlos P. Romulo - Pulitzer Prize winner, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, president of the United Nations General Assembly 1949-1950, chief delegate of the Philippines to the Far Eastern Commission in Washington, D.C., former chairman of the United Nations Security Council and University of the Philippines president
* Roman Romulo - Philippine House of Representatives member
* Manuel Roxas - former Philippine president
* Gerardo Roxas - former Philippine senator
* Jovito Salonga - former Senate president, statesman
* Abraham Sarmiento, Jr. - martial law activist, EIC of the Philippine Collegian
* Jose Maria Sison - Coummunist Party of the Philippines founder
* Hon Sir Michael Somare - [Prime Minister, Papua New Guinea]
* Jose Suarez - lawyer
* Rolex Suplico - Iloilo vice governor, former Philippine House of Representatives member
* Mamintal Tamano - former Philippine senator
* Lorenzo M. Tañada - four-time Philippine senator, nationalist and civil libertarian
* Arturo Tolentino - former Senate president
* Ruben D. Torres - former Labor and Executive secretary
* Antonio Trillanes IV - Philippine senator, Oakwood Mutiny leader
* Simeon Valdez - Integrated Bar of the Philippines president
* Presbitero Velasco, Jr. - Supreme Court associate justice
* Luis Villafuerte - Philippine House of Representatives member
* Manuel Villar - current Senate president, former Philippine House of Representatives speaker
* Rogelio A. Vinluan - topnotch litigation lawyer
* Wenceslao Q. Vinzons - lawyer, writer and World War II hero
* Pedro Yap - former Supreme Court chief justice
* Consuelo Ynares-Santiago - Supreme Court associate justice
* Nicanor Yniquez - former Philippine House of Representatives speaker
* Jose Yulo - former Supreme Court chief justice and Justice secretary
* Juan Miguel Zubiri - Philippine senator, former Philippine House of Representatives member

ocial Sciences

* Teodoro Agoncillo - historian, National Scientist
* Erlinda Alburo - Cebuano Studies expert and critic
* Encarnacion Alzona - first woman historian in the Philippines, National Scientist
* Lia Andrea Aquino Ramos - Binibining Pilipinas-Miss Universe 2006
* Randy Dellosa - life coach, American-trained psychologist, psychiatrist, physician, 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'
* Jose Fadul - Educational Psychologist, Science Education Specialist, Writer, Academic
* Maita Gomez - political and women's rights activist
* Nora C. Quebral - known as the "Mother of Development Communication"
* Serafin Quiason - historian
* Zeus Salazar - historian
* Nelia Sancho - political and women's rights activist
* Basilio P. Solis - Bachelor of Education major in Health graduate, former (full)Colonel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
* Froilie D. Somera - fictionist, historian and critic
* Allen Tan - psychologist
* Marlon Villarin - political scientist, socio-civic leader
* Gregorio F. Zaide - historian
* Alexander Flor - proponent of ethnovideography and the Cybernetics definition of Development Communication

ports

* Eric Altamirano - basketball coach, former member of the UP Fighting Maroons basketball team
* Nereo Andolong - former Philippine Olympic Committee president
* Janet Belarmino - one of the first ASEAN women to summit Mt. Everest
* Jun Bernardino - former member of the U.P. Fighting Maroons basketball team, and commissioner of the NCAA and PBA
* Rafael Matthew Chua - swimmer, 2004 Olympics Games in Athens
* Marvin Cruz - former UP Fighting Maroons basketball player, player of the Air21 Express in the PBA
* Rene Cruz - former Philippine Olympic Committee president
* Ricky Dandan - former UP Fighting Maroons baskteball player, current asst. coach of the Air21 Express basketball team in the PBA
* Ryan Gregorio - former UP Fighting Maroons basketball player, current head coach of the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants basketball team in the PBA
* Jenny Rose Guerrero - swimmer
* Yeng Guiao - current head coach of the Red Bull Barako team in the PBA, Pampanga vice governor
* Jireh Ibañes - former UP Fighting Maroons, player of Welcoat Dragons in the PBA
* Poch Juinio - former UP Fighting Maroons basketball player, player of the Alaska Aces in the PBA
* Teodoro Kalaw Jr. - athlete, 1972 Munich Olympics
* Jose "Joe" Lipa, Jr. - former UP Fighting Maroons basketball team player and commissioner of the UAAP, current UP Fighting Maroons basketball team coach
* Ronnie Magsanoc - former UP Fighting Maroons basketball player, current assistant coach of the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants team in the PBA
* Teodoro Malasig - athlete, 1936 Olympics Games in Berlin
* Paolo Mendoza - former UP Fighting Maroons basketball player, current player of the Sta. Lucia Realtors in the PBA
* Benjie Paras - TV actor, comedian and host, former member of the U.P. Fighting Maroons basketball team and the PBA
* Bo Perasol - former UP Fighting Maroons basketball player, current head coach of the Air21 Express basketball team in the PBA
* Bruce Quebral - former UP Fighting Maroons basketball player, Pinoy Big Brother Season Two housemate, TV actor
* Isabela Maria Rellosa - 5th degree black belter judoka, member of the 1998 Olympic women's judo national team
* JR Reyes - former UP Fighting Maroons basketball player, player of the Welcoat Dragons in the PBA
* Abraham Santos - former UP Fighting Maroons player
* Paul Supan - current NCAA Athletic Director of Jose Rizal University
* Noelle Wenceslao - one of the first ASEAN women to summit Mt. Everest
* Amaya Paz-a psychology senior at the College of social sciences and Philosophy, grabbed medals in SEA Games,Asian Grand Prix Archery

Notable Past University Student Council Leaders

* James Mark Terry Ridon- Chairperson, Student Regent
* Shahanna Abdulwahid- Chairperson, Student Regent
* Kris Ablan - Chairperson
* Homobono Adaza - Vice Chairperson
* Lean Alejandro - Chairperson
* Atom Araullo - Councilor
* Jejomar Binay - Councilor
* Alan Peter Cayetano - Councilor
* David Celdran - Chairperson
* Randolf David - Vice Chairperson
* Michael Defensor - Vice Chairperson
* Miriam Defensor-Santiago - Vice Chairperson
* Albert Domingo - Chairperson [ [http://albertdomingo.com Flight of Ideas | Albert Domingo's Personal Website ] ]
* Franklin Drilon - Councilor
* Marcelo Fernan - Chairperson
* Jose Luis Martin Gascon - Chairperson
* Richard Gordon - Councilor
* Eric de Guia (a.k.a. Kidlat Tahimik ) - Chairperson
* Ibarra Gutierrez - Chairperson
* Chrysanthus Herrera - Chairperson
* J Paul Manzanilla - Chairperson, Student Regent
* Willie Nepomuceno - Councilor
* Raymond Palatino - Chairperson
* Francis Pangilinan - Chairperson
* Maki Pulido - Councilor
* Leonardo Quisumbing - Chairperson
* Rommel Romato - Chairperson
* Mariz Umali - Councilor
* Wenceslao Vinzons - Chairperson

Notable Past and Present Faculty

* Vicente Abad Santos - former Supreme Court justice
* Leo Abaya - visual artist and production designer
* Nicanor Abelardo - renowned Filipino musician, composer of "U.P. Naming Mahal" ("U.P. Beloved"), the University of the Philippines Hymn
* Jose Abueva - former University of the Philippines president
* Napoleon Abueva - sculptor and National Artist
* Ramon Acoymo - tenor, current dean of the UP College of Music
* Pacifico Agabin - lawyer and former dean of the College of Law
* Glenn Aguilar - fisheries expert
* Paolo Alcazaren - architect, landscape architect and newspaper columnist
* Patrick Alcedo - performance studies scholar
* Virgilio S. Almario - National Artist, former director of the U.P. Institute of Creative Writing, and current UP College of Arts and Letters dean
* Mary Ann Aranas-Espina - architect and landscape architect
* Danilo Arao - columnist
* Marinela "Pinky" Aseron - broadcast journalist, TV host, former president of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (national)
* Cynthia Rose Banzon-Bautista - sociologist
* Jerome Bailen - forensic expert
* Ramon Barba - agricultural and farming technology scientist
* Erwin Thaddeus Bautista - recipient of a "Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques" (2002) knighthood from the Government of France
* Walden Bello - sociologist
* Nieves Benito-Epistola - professor of language studies
* Allan Bernardo - psychologist
* Henry Otley Beyer - co-founder, UP Department of Anthropology
* Emilia Boncodin - former Budget and Management secretary, Hyatt 10 member
* Benjamin Cabangis - visual artist
* Dante Canlas - economist
* Clarita Carlos - political analyst, president of Center for Asia Pacific Studies, Inc., pioneer of political psychology in the country
* Ruben Carranza - lawyer, former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) commissioner
* Ryan Cayabyab - musician, artistic director of the San Miguel Foundation for the Performing Arts
* Behn Cervantes - director for film and theater
* Mercedes Concepcion - demographer
* Irene Cortes - lawyer and former Supreme Court of the Philippines justice
* Adrian Cristobal - writer, columnist
* Isagani R. Cruz - literary critic and playwright
* Fides Cuyugan Asensio - singer and vocal coach
* Onofre D. Corpuz - economist, historian, former Education secretary, UP President and National Scientist
* Concepcion Dadufalza - general education specialist
* Virginia Dandan - visual artist, chair of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
* Ma. Araceli Dans-Lee - visual artist, current dean of UP Mindanao College of Humanities and Social Sciences
* Fredegusto “FG” David - professor of physiological psychology, the only professor who taught the subject in the country
* Randy David - professor of sociology, newspaper columnist, former TV public affairs host
* Malou de Guzman - film and TV actress, senior lecturer at the UP Film Institute
* Dante B. de Padua - civil/agricultural engineer, UP Los Baños College of Engineering and Agroindustrial Technology dean, National Post Harvest Institute for Research and Extension (NAPHIRE, now BPRE) founder
* Dodge Dillague - UK and French-trained director for television, film and advertising
* Amando Doronila - journalist
* Silvino Epistola - writer
* Jose Encarnacion - economist and National Scientist
* Christopher Espina - architect, former dean of the College of Architecture
* Raul Fabella - economist
* Brenda Fajardo - visual artist, theater artist, 13 Artists Awardee
* Roberto Feleo - visual artist
* Myrna Feliciano - lawyer and library science expert
* Honrado Fernandez+ - Architect; College of Architecture Dean (1990-199)
* Perfecto Fernandez - lawyer
* Patrick Flores - National Art Gallery curator, art critic
* Juan R. Francisco - indologist and professor
* Jose Luis Martin Gascon - former Education undersecretary, former Philippine House of Representatives member, and 1986 Philippine Constitutional Commission member
* Edgardo Gomez - marine biologist
* N.V.M. Gonzalez - fictionist and National Artist
* Patrick Gregorio - TOYM awardee for Tourism and Waterfront Hotels president
* Milagros Guerrero - historian
* Pacita Guevara Fernandez - professor of literature and humanities
* Alice Guillermo - art critic
* Cielito Habito - economist, current director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development
* Caroline S. Hau - literary critic, University of Kyoto associate professor
* Antonio A. Hidalgo - former UNICEF official, writer, entrepreneur and publisher
* Margarita Holmes - renowned psychologist and sex expert, TV personality
* Froilan Hong - architect and environmental planner
* Josefina Isidro - Lapeña- medical doctor, family and community physician
* Victoria Jardiolin - entrepreneur ("Natasha" and "Confetti" shoes)
* Emil Javier - plant breeding and genetics scientist, former University of the Philippines president
* Ricardo Trota Jose - historian
* Aurelio Juguilon - civil engineer and architect
* Johnlu Koa - academic, entrepreneur and proprietor of "French Baker"
* Thelma Kintanar - literary critic
* Alfredo Lagmay - National Scientist
* Mahar Lagmay - geologist
* Jun Lana - playwright, screenwriter and director
* Ricardo Lantican - plant breeding specialist, former UP Los Banos chancellor
* Jose Florencio Lapeña Jr. - medical doctor, pediatric otorhinolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon, educator
* Jaime Laya - former dean, Central Bank governor, Education secretary and National Commission on Culture and Arts chair
* Cheche Lazaro - broadcast journalist, founding president of Probe Productions, Inc.
* Zosimo Lee - philosopher, current dean of UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
* Marvic M.V.F. Leonen - lawyer, current UP Vice President for Legal Affairs
* Salvador P. Lopez - writer, journalist, diplomat, former University of the Philippines president
* Raphael Perpetuo Lotilla - professor, lawyer, former Energy secretary
* Prosperidad Luis - architect; College of Architecture Dean (2002-2007)
* Antonio Mabesa - actor, professor emeritus of Anthropology
* Merlin Magallona - lawyer
* Alexander Magno - political scientist, TV host, newspaper columnist
* Antonio Maigue - flutist
* Geronimo Manahan - architect, planner; College of Architecture Dean (1984-1990)
* Paz Marquez Benitez - fictionist
* Mercedes Matias-Santiago - coloratura soprano
* Felipe Miranda - political scientist and analyst, Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia founder
* Katherine Frances Molina ("Kitchy Molina") - singer, vocal coach and vocal arranger
* Solita Monsod - professor of economics, former Economic Planning secretary, newspaper columnist, broadcast journalist
* Virginia Moreno - poet and playwright
* Francisco Nemenzo - Marxist, political scientist, former University of the Philippines president
*Ambeth R. Ocampo-historian, writer, Chairman National Historical Institute, TOYM History, decorated by Spain and France
* Bong Osorio - president, Campaigns Advocacy & PR, Inc.
* Cayetano Paderanga - economist
* Cristina Padolina - professor of chemistry, current President of Centro Escolar University
* Angelo Palmones - radio broadcaster, DzMM 630 kHz station head
* Maria Elena Paterno - fictionist
* Victor Paz - Cambridge-educated archaeologist
* Ruth Jordana Luna Pison - literary critic
* Raymundo Punongbayan - geologist, former Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) director
* Evangel P. Quiwa - author of "Data Structures", professor of Computer Science and College of Secretary of the UP College of Engineering
* Alfredo Ramirez - medical doctor, former UP Manila chancellor
*Dolores Recio - nurse, former University of the Philippines College of Nursing Dean, UCLA trained anthropologist
* Ofelia Regala-Angangco - sociologist
* Maria Ressa - current ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs head
* Margarita Revilla-Simpliciano - visual artist and book designer
* Lenita Reyes - fencer
* Marita Reyes - medical doctor, former UP Manila chancellor
* Nicanor Reyes Sr. - economist, one of the founders of Far Eastern University
* Temario Rivera - political scientist
* Emerlinda Roman - current University of the Philippines president, former UP Diliman chancellor
* Carlos P. Romulo - Pulitzer Prize winner, president of the United Nations General Assembly 1949-1950, former chairman of the United Nations Security Council and University of the Philippines president
* Harry Roque - lawyer
* Janet Sabas-Aracama - musical director of the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus
* Caesar Saloma - physicist, den of the College of Science
* Josefa Saniel - pioneering expert on Philippine-Japan relations
* E. San Juan, Jr. - poet and cultural critic
* Bienvenido Santos - poet and fictionist
* Ildefonso P. Santos - landscape architect and National Artist
* Perla Santos-Ocampo - medical doctor
* Ramon Santos - composer, musicologist
* Gerardo Sicat - economist
* Vicente Sinco - lawyer, former University of the Philippines president
* Rogelio R. Sikat - writer
* Marivi Soliven-Blanco - writer
* Emmanuel Soriano - former University of the Philippines president
* Jalton Taguibao - political science professor in UP Manila, bassist of the OPM rock band Sugarfree
* Theodore O. Te - lawyer, UP Office of Legal Aid director
* Luis Villegas Teodoro - journalism professor, editor and consultant of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, Palanca Foundation awardee
* Amaryllis Tiglao-Torres - psychologist
* Josefino Chino Toledo - composer, conductor of the Metro Manila Community Orchestra
* Francisco Trinidad - radio broadcaster
* Maria Cristina Valera-Turralba - architect, real estate developer (Active Group)
* Luis Rey Velasco - current UP Los Baños chancellor
* Ruben Villareal - horticulturist, former UP Los Baños chancellor
* Basilio Esteban Villaruz - dancer and performance studies scholar
* Nestor Vinluan - visual artist
* Cesar Virata - former Philippines prime minister and Finance secretary, former dean and professor at the UP College of Business Administration
* Enrique Virata - former University of the Philippines president
* Haydee Yorac - professor of law, former Philippine Commission of Elections and chairperson of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) commissioner
* Cynthia Neri Zayas - ocean and marine anthropologist

The Metrobank Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT): U.P. Winners

U.P. continues to dominate Metrobank Foundation's Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT). Past winners of this highly-coveted award include:Priscelina Patajo-Legasto (1998) from U.P. College of Arts and Letters, U.P. Diliman; U.P. Diliman; Virginia Carino (1988) from U.P. Institute of Chemistry, U.P. Diliman; Elena Cutiongco (1985), Socorro Villalobos (1987), Milagros Ibe (1987), Evelina Vicencio (1988), Aurora Lianko (1988), Lily Rosales (1990), Felicitas Pado (1991) and Eleonor Eme Hermosa (1993) from U.P. Integrated School and the U.P. College of Education; Graciano Yumul (2001) from U.P. National Institute of Geological Sciences, U.P. Diliman; Letty Kuan (1995), Xenia Tigno (1996), Josefina Tuazon (2000), Antonio Miguel Dans (2004) and Rafael Bundoc (2005) from U.P. Manila; Onilda Dasal (1990), Felisa Etemadi (U.P. College Cebu, 1991), Jesus Juario (U.P. College Cebu, 1992), Sonia Formacion (1995), Alicia Magos (1999), Ma. Nuria Castells (2001), Leoncio Deriada (2002) and Diana Aure (2005) from U.P. Visayas.

U.P. faculty members who are writers

U.P. is a lively community for creative writers. U.P. faculty members, students and alumni have dominated the annual Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Playwright Rene Villanueva; and poet Edgardo Maranan have won at least 30 Palanca prizes each. Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardees from U.P. have included Palanca Hall of Fame winners Jose Dalisay Jr. and Rene Villanueva; National Artist Virgilio Almario and U.P. Institute of Creative Writing Director Vim Nadera. Emeritus Professor and National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera is a recipient of the highly-coveted Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts. Playwright Anton Juan garnered the Alexander Onassis International Prize for Theatre (Athens, Greece). Juan has also received two knighthoods from the government of France: the "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres" and the "Collier d 'Or, Disc d 'Or". Many U.P. faculty members are frequent recipients of Palanca Awards, Cultural Center of the Philippines Awards, National Book Awards from the Manila Critics Circle, Philippines Free Press Literary Awards, Philippine Graphic Awards for Fiction, Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY)-Salanga Prize, NCCA Writer's Prize, Pilar Perez Medallion for Young Adult Literature, Makata ng Taon laureates, Gantimpalang Collantes, Gawad Komisyon, Premio Zobel and other prizes:
* Gemino Abad
* Reuel Aguila
* Virgilio S. Almario
* Merlie Alunan
* Carlos Ojeda Aureus
* Lourdes Castrillo Brillantes
* Rosario Cruz-Lucero
* Jun Cruz Reyes
* Jose Dalisay Jr.
* [Leoncio Deriada]
* Edel Garcellano
* Teresita Gimenez-Maceda
* Anton Juan
* Thelma Kintanar
* Jose F. Lacaba
* Domingo Landicho
* Edna May Landicho
* Amelia Lapena-Bonifacio
* Bienvenido Lumbera
* Francis Macansantos
* Sylvia Mendez-Ventura
* Timothy Montes
* Charlson Ong
* Elmer Ordoñez
* Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo
* Priscelina Patajo-Legasto
* Nonilon Queano
* Lilia Quindoza-Santiago
* Luna Sicat-Cleto
* Victor Sugbo
* Priscilla Supnet-Macansantos
* Lakambini Sitoy
* Luis Teodoro
* Ligaya Tiamson-Rubin
* Nicanor Tiongson
* Roland Tolentino
* Ricardo de Ungria
* Rosario Torres-Yu
* Rene Villanueva

National Artists from U.P.

Of the 57 National Artists of the Philippines thus far honored, 33 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:

* Architecture
** Juan Nakpil
** Ildefonso Santos

* Dance
** Francisca Reyes-Aquino
** Ramon Obusan

* Film
** Ishmael Bernal
** Lino Brocka
** Eddie Romero

* Literature
** José García Villa
** Carlos P. Romulo
** Francisco Arcellana
** Virgilio S. Almario
** Edith Tiempo
** Amado V. Hernandez
** N.V.M. Gonzalez
** F. Sionil José
** Bienvenido Lumbera

* Music
** Antonino Buenaventura
** Felipe De Leon
** Antonio Molina
** Levi Celerio
** Lucio San Pedro
** Andrea Veneración
** [Jose Maceda]

* Theater
** Severino Montano
** Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero
** Daisy Avellana
** Rolando S. Tinio - Theater and Literature

* Visual Arts
** Napoleon Abueva
** Fernando Amorsolo
** Carlos Francisco
** José Joya
** Cesar Legaspi
** Vicente Manansala
** Guillermo Tolentino
** Benedicto Cabrera
** Abdulmari Asia Imao

Guerrero, Nakpil, Tiempo and Romero were once students in the University but never got to obtain their degrees for one reason or another. Guerrero, a rara avis, never finished a degree and was a drop out of U.P., Ateneo de Manila University and Gregg’s Business School. Nakpil took up engineering at U.P. then enrolled and obtained a civil engineering degree at the University of Kansas. He also obtained a diploma in architecture from the Fontainebleau School of Fine Arts and received a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University. Tiempo took Pre-law in U.P. before going to Silliman University for her English degree. Romero, who took freshman courses towards a degree in liberal arts during the pre-war years, had to leave school when World War II broke out.

From the 33, 13 had been conferred with honorary degrees by the University. They are Gonzalez, Hernandez, Sionil José, Locsin, Abueva, Amorsolo, Romulo, Villa, Arcellana, Buenaventura, De Leon, San Pedro and Tolentino. Romulo was the 11th President of the University, and upon his death, enjoyed the distinction of being a "University Professor". Twelve taught at the University such as Abueva, Amorsolo, Joya, and Tolentino for fine arts; De Leon, Molina, San Pedro, and Veneración for music, Romulo, Arcellana, and Almario for literature and Aquino for dance. Five of them became deans or directors such as Abueva, Joya, Amorsolo and Tolentino for the College of Fine Arts and Almario for the College of Arts and Letters. ive also held the directorship of several units in the University like Almario and Arcellana, for the "U.P. Institute of Creative Writing", Guerrero and Montano of the "U.P. Dramatic Club", and Reyes-Aquino of the Physical Education Program for Women.

Almario also served as director of the Sentro ng Wika. Guerrero, on the other hand, set up the UP Mobile Theater; Reyes-Aquino also organized the "U.P. Folk Song and Dance Society" and the U.P. Dance Troupe, now known as the "U.P. Filipiniana Dance Group". Three were appointed department chairs namely, San Pedro of the theory and composition department, and Veneración of the voice department,both at the College of Music, and Arcellana of the Department of Humanities of the now-defunct College of Arts and Sciences (now College of Arts and Letters). Four were distinguished by the University with the appointment as professor emeriti upon retirement. They were Abueva, Guerrero, San Pedro and Tolentino. Five other National Artists have had affiliation with the University, either by being members of the University faculty, or holding administrative positions, or providing guidance to student artists and writers, or simply being commissioned to do art for U.P..

Jovita Fuentes and José Maceda National Artists for Music, taught at the College of Music. Maceda even became director of the College’s Department of Music Research, while Fuentes served as Voice Department chair.

Nick Joaquin, National Artist for Literature, is a ubiquitous, if not prominent presence as writer-in-residence in many writers’workshops conducted by the U.P. Institute of Creative Writing. Rolando Tinio taught at the Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts of the College of Arts and Letters.

Arturo Luz, National Artist for Visual Arts, did the floor piece entitled "River of Life" at the U.P. Chapel of Holy Sacrifice. In fact, the CHS stands today as the only structure on campus that boasts of the art of three other National Artists. Locsin was the architect designer of the chapel. The altarpiece and the two-sided Crucifix is by Abueva, while the "Via Crucis" was done by Manansala.

In 2006, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced the conferment of the title of National Artist to Fernando Poe Jr. (Ronald Allan Kelly-Poe) for film, Bienvenido Lumbera for literature, Ramon Obusan for dance, Benedicto Cabrera and Abdulmari Asia Imao for visual arts, Ildefonso Santos for architecture and Ramon Valera (posthumous) for fashion design. Lumbera, Obusan, Cabrera and Santos have associations with U.P.. Lumbera is an Emeritus Professor at the U.P. College of Arts and Letters. Obusan finished marine biology and cultural anthropology. Santos pioneered landscape architecture as an academic program at the U.P. College of Architecture. Cabrera and Imao hailed from the U.P. College of Fine Arts.

These 39 National Artists—including Fuentes, Joaquin, Luz, Maceda and Tinio—have in more ways than one enriched the university with their sublime art.

National Scientists from U.P.

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.

* Juan Salcedo Jr. (1978)
* Alfredo Santos (1978)
* Fe del Mundo (1980)
* Eduardo Quisumbing (1980)
* Geminiano de Ocampo (1982)
* Casimito del Rosario (1982)
* Gregorio Velasquez (1982)
* Francisco Fronda (1983)
* Francisco Santos (1983)
* Carmen Velasquez (1983)
* Hilario Lara (1985)
* Teodoro Agoncillo (1985)
* Encarnacion Alzona (1985)
* Julian Banzon (1986)
* Dioscoro Umali (1986)
* Luz Oliveros-Belardo (1987)
* Jose Encarnacion, Jr. (1987)
* Alfredo Lagmay (1988)
* Paulo Campos (1989)
* Pedro Escuro (1994)
* Clara Lim-Sylianco (1994)
* Jose Velasco (1998)
* Gelia Castillo (1999)
* Bienvenido Juliano (2000)
* Clare Baltazar (2001)
* Benito Vergara (2001)
* Onofre Corpuz (2004)
* Ricardo Lantican (2005)
* Lourdes Cruz (2006)
* Eliezer Albacea (2006)

References

External links

Official websites

* [http://www.up.edu.ph U.P. System]
* [http://www.upd.edu.ph U.P. Diliman]
* [http://www.uplb.edu.ph U.P. Los Banos]
* [http://www.upm.edu.ph U.P. Manila]
* [http://www.upv.edu.ph U.P. Visayas]
* [http://www.upmin.edu.ph U.P. Mindanao]
* [http://www.upb.edu.ph U.P. Baguio]
* [http://www.upou.org U.P. Open University]

Others

* [http://sigmaalphanu.com UP Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority (Organization of Lady Achievers)]
* [http://upbabaylan.blogspot.com UP Babaylan (LGBT student organization)]
* [http://www.yupielbi.org yUPeLBi Kalayaan Para sa Ating Lahat! (Online Community for eLBizens)]
* [http://www.peyups.com Peyups.com]
* [http://www.geocities.com/uplbgenesoc The UPLB Genetics Society]
* [http://www.upartistscircle.org The UP Artists' Circle]
* [http://www.upsibol.org The UP SIBOL, UPLB]
* [http://www.geocities.com/upfighting_maroons UP Fighting Maroons unofficial site]
* [http://www.upd.edu.ph/~updinfo/archives/MayJune2003/articles/NationalArtists.htm "Joya, Almario are National Artists" by Prof. Rubén D.F.Defeo]
* [http://news.inq7.net/breaking/index.php?index=1&story_id=72397 Poe Named National Artist]
* [http://news.inq7.net/nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=72488 National Artists in waiting: six in a fix]
* [http://www.mb.com.ph/MAIN2006052564998.html FPJ, 6 others declared National Artists]
* [http://www.philstar.com/philstar/news200605256601.htm Finally, ‘Da King’ named nat'l artist]
* [http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/man/2006/05/25/news/late.opposition.presidential.bet.named.national.artist.for.cinema.html Late opposition presidential bet named national artist for cinema]
* [http://english.people.com.cn/200605/24/eng20060524_268330.html President Arroyo awards former political rival title of national artist]
* [http://news.inq7.net/lifestyle/index.php?index=3&story_id=77997&col=20&published_site=29 Roman's Empire: UP's First Woman President, Part I]
* [http://news.inq7.net/lifestyle/index.php?index=1&story_id=77998 Roman's Empire: UP's First Woman President, Part II]
* [http://community.livejournal.com/peyups Peyups on Livejournal]
* [http://www.upb.edu.ph/~upbmountaineers U.P. Baguio Mountaineers Official Website]
* [http://upbaguiomountaineers.no-ip.org U.P. Baguio Mountaineers New Website]


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