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Ramon Nicolas Revilla-Bautista (b. - 2005)

Ramon Revilla Nicolas Bautista Jr. served as the Mayor of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija. References: Galvez, Manny. "Ecija Mayor Loses Battle with Diabetes." Philstar.com. N.p., 27 Dec. 2005. Web. 26...

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Ramon Revilla Sr. MP

Jose Acuña Bautista, better known as Ramon Revilla Sr., is an actor and a former politician. He is best remembered for his talisam-weilding movie characters. As a senator, he sponsored what is n...

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Jose Olfinas Vera MP (1888 - 1956)

Jose O. Vera was a Filipino public servant and businessman. In 1937, he was among the founders of Sampaguita Pictures, together with Pedro Vera, Jose Zulueta, Antonio Torres, Catalino Gavino, Pedro A...

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Juan S. Torralba MP (1883 - d.)

Juan S. Torralba was accepted into the bar on 11 October 1909. He served as the provincial Governor of Bohol from 1922 to 1928. He was a Philippine senator, representing the Eleventh Senatorial Distric...

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Manuel Gotianuy (deceased)

Manuel Gotianuy was the pre-war Republic of China Honorary Consul to Cebu and also elected president of the Cebu Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He founded Cebu Shipyard and Metal Works, Inc. Resource ...

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Miguel Carpio Malvar (1865 - 1911)

Miguel Carpio Malvar was elected as capitan municipal of Sto. Tomas, Batangas. He was a Filipino general who served during the Philippine Revolution and subsequently during the Philippine-American War....

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Pedro Ignacio Paterno MP (1857 - 1911)

Pedro Paterno was a Filipino politician who earned infamy as "the greatest turncoat in Philippine history." He was also a poet and novelist. Reference: Pedro Paterno's letter to Jose Rizal. . Dat...

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Ladislao Nocon Diwa MP (1863 - 1930)

Ladislao Diwa was a Filipino patriot who was among the founders of the Katipunan that initiated the Philippine Revolution against Spain in 1896. He worked as a curial del juzgado in Quiapo (1892) and...

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Felipe "Ipe" Siojo Buencamino Sr. MP (1848 - 1929)

Felipe Siojo Buencamino Sr. was a lawyer by profession, a revolutionary leader, a statesman, a cabinet secretary during the First Philippine Republic and was one of the founders of the Philippine Indep...

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Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay MP (1907 - 1957)

Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay was the seventh President of the Philippines. More here:

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Gregorio Alonso MP (deceased)

Captain Gregorio Alonzo, was a native of Quiotan barrio, served as municipal captain twice, in 1763 and in 1768. He headed the Chinese mestizos’ organization of the Santa Cruz district in Manila...

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Lorenzo Alberto Florentina Alonso MP (c.1790 - c.1854)

Lorenzo Alberto Florentina Alonzo was believed to be a descendant of Lakandula, a Bornean Moslem (as traced by Mr. Luther Parker in his study of the Pampangan migration from oral histories). Lorenzo ...

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Juan Monica Mercado MP (c.1770 - c.1834)

Juan Mercado lived in a large stone house in the center of Biñan, Laguna; and was known as "Capitan Juan". Like his father, Juan served as the town's capitan del pueblo (in 1808, 1813, and 1823)...

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Francisco Chinco Mercado MP (c.1731 - 1801)

Francisco Chinco Mercado was named after a mestizo Friar (Francisco) known for his botanical studies and after an honest Spanish encomiendero (Mercado) who lived in the region. Francisco became an in...

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Leon Guinto Sr. MP (1896 - 1962)

Leon Gawaran Guinto, Sr. a legislator, representing Tayabas, Quezon and the war-time Mayor of the City of Manila. More here: .

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Placido Ledesma Mapa, Jr. MP

Alabang, Metro Manila, Philippines

Dr. Placido Lizares Mapa Jr. is a Filipino economist, banker and public servant. He served as the Philippine Economic Planning Minister and Chairman of the Manila Doctors College. He received the 1965 ...

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Ramon Lizares Nolan (b. - 2001)

Ramon Lizares Nolan served as the Administrator of the Sugar Quota Administration.

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Rafael Rivas Alunan, Sr. MP (1885 - 1947)

Rafael Rival Alunan Sr. was the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce during the Philippine Commonwealth. He held this position until 1942.

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Don Domingo B. Lopez MP (1880 - 1957)

Don Domingo B. Lopez served as the First Governor of Tayabas, Quezon and Marinduque from 1908 to 1910. He practiced law in Lucena. After being widowed, he married a prominent lawyer and suffragist who ...

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Manuel "Manolo" Elizalde (deceased)

Don Manolo Diaz-Moreu Elizalde was a member of Manila Polo Club’s winning team. He established the first radio station in the Phlippines, KZRH in 1940 which became the Manila Broadcasting Compan...

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Gregorio S. Araneta MP (1869 - 1930)

Don Gregorio Araneta y Soriano was a Filipino lawyer, businessman, nationalist and patriot, who served his country and people during the Spanish colonization and American occupation. He served as the S...

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Manuel Viola Gallego (1893 - 1976)

Manuel Viola Gallego Sr. is a Filipino statesman, educator, lawyer, and diplomat. He served as Congressman of the first district of Nueva Ecija and the last Secretary of Instruction of the Commonwealth...

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Gil Juco Puyat (1907 - 1980)

Gil Juco Puyat was a Filipino academician-turned-businessman and politician who served as a Senator of the Philippines from 1951, and as Senate President from 1967 to 1972. More here: .

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Jose "JoeCon" S. Concepcion, Jr. MP

Jose "JoeCon" Concepcion Jr. is the Chairman of the RFM Corporation. In the 1980s, he created the National Movement for Free Election, which has served as a "watchdog" against electoral fraud. He serve...

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Roman Tanbensiang Ongpin (1847 - 1912)

Roman Tanbensiang Ongpin was a Chinese-Filipino businessman, philanthropist, nationalist, and civic citizen in the late 19th century. He served as "primer teniente de mestizos" of Binondo from 1883 to ...

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Clemente Fernandez MP (deceased)

Clemente Fernandez served as the first municipal president (equivalent of a mayor) of Cuyo, Palawan and the first Palaweño to pass the Civil Service Examinations.

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Jesus Marcos "Tuting" Roces MP (b. - 1998)

Jesus Marcos "Tuting" Reyes Roces served as the Vice-Mayor of Manila.

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Sixto Y. Orosa, Sr. (deceased)

Dr. Sixto Y. Orosa was a notable Hispanist, legislator and a physician. Dr. Orosa became known as the Father of Provincial Hospital Act. More here: .

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Ambrosio Bibby Padilla MP (1910 - d.)

Ambrosio Bibby Padilla was a Filipino basketball player, lawyer, Senator and President of the Philippine Olympic Council. More here: .

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Antonio N. de las Alas MP (1898 - c.1992)

Don Antonio de las Alas was a Filipino public servant, executive, lawyer, miner, lumberman, banker, insurance man and athlete. He served in various government roles: Congressman of the first district o...

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Benjamin "Kokoy" Romualdez MP (1930 - 2012)

Benjamin “Kokoy” Romualdez is a Filipino politician and businessman. He served as a US Ambassador. He was also the former governor of Leyte. More here: .

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Julio Ventura Agcaoili (1856 - 1938)

Julio Ventura Agcaoili was a justice and served as the Provincial Governor of Ilocos Norte. More here: .

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Liborio Dacuycuy Albano MP (c.1886 - 1957)

Liborio D. Albano served as the Senior Board Member of the province of Ilocos Norte.

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Simeon Marcos Valdez MP (1915 - 2010)

Simeon Marcos Valdez is a Filipino World War II hero. He survived the Bataan Death March and is known as the Liberator of Abra and Ilocos Norte. He was a past president of the Integrated Bar of the Phi...

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Arturo "Toro" Yabut (1962 - 2002)

Arturo "Toro" Siddons Yabut served as the Vice-Mayor of Makati City from 1992- 1998.

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Agapito "Butz" Aquino MP

Agapito "Butz" Aquino is a Filipino actor, activist and legislator. More here: .

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Jose Valeriano Urquico (deceased)

Jose Urquico was a distinguished lawyer and agriculturist. He served as municipal councilor of Tarlac and was elected Tarlac Governor for two consecutive terms (1931-1937).

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Benigno Servillano Quiambao Aquino, Sr. MP (1894 - 1947)

Benigno Aquino Sr. was a Filipino politician who served as Speaker of the Second Philippine Republic National Assembly from 1943 to 1944. More here: .

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Ninoy Aquino MP (1932 - 1983)

Benigno Simeon Aquino was a Filipino Senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. More here: .

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Esteban Vitug (deceased)

Esteban Vitug was a farmer from Barrio Concepcion, Lubao, Pampanga who went on to serve as a mayor of Lubao from 1910-13.

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Fernando Poe Jr. MP (1939 - 2004)

Fernando Poe Jr. is one of the most popular Filipino film actors of all time. He was also a film producer. He ran an unsuccessful bid for President of the Philippines in the 2004 presidential election ...

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Jorge B. Vargas (1890 - 1980)

Jorge B. Vargas was a Filipino youth advocate, lawyer and politician. He was a founding member of the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (now the Philippine Olympic Committee) in 1911 and was also ...

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Sergio Chiong Veloso Osmeña, Jr. MP (1916 - 1984)

Sergio "Serging" Veloso Osmeña, Jr. was a Filipino politician who became a mayor, governor, congressman and senator. He ran as the Liberal party presidential candidate in the 1969 elections agai...

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Francisco Afan Delgado (1886 - 1964)

Francisco Afan Delgado was a Filipino Yale-educated lawyer, soldier, and public servant. He was elected as to Congress as the first district of Bulacan and served as a resident commissioner from the Ph...

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Luis Gonzales (deceased)

Luis Gonzalez was a pilot during the Korean war and a former Philippine ambassador to Spain. (Not the Filipino actor, Luis Gonzales , whose real name is Luis Mercado)

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Roy Padilla, Sr. (1926 - 1988)

Roy Padilla Sr. was a film actor, director and producer. He was also a union leader and politician. He was mayor of Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, an assemblyman and a Vice-Governor of Albay. He was...

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Feliciano Fernandez Imperial (deceased)

Feliciano Fernandez Imperial served as the Mayor of Legaspi, Albay.

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Jose Samson Imperial (deceased)

Jorge Samson Imperial served as the Governor of Albay from 1934 to 1937.

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Domingo Solano Samson (deceased)

Domingo Solano Samson served as a governor of Albay from 1908 to 1912.

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Domingo Del Rosario Imperial (deceased)

Domingo Imperial was a delegate to the 1971 Constitutional Convention, as a representative of the 2nd District of Albay.

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Manuel Tinio Castro (b. - 1943)

Manuel Tinio Castro served as the mayor of Licab, Nueva Ecija for three consecutive terms, from 1934 to 1943. Opting to keep his post even after Martial Law was enacted by the occupying Japanese forces...

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Manuel Bundoc Tinio (1877 - 1924)

Manuel Bundoc Tinio was the youngest General of the Philippine Revolutionary Army and in 1907, elected Governor of the Province of Nueva Ecija. Aside from being an haciendero with significant land hold...

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Diego Silang (1730 - 1763)

Diego Andaya Silang was a revolutionary leader who conspired with British forces to overthrow Spanish rule in the northern Philippines and fought for the abolition of "polo" or forced servitude. He ser...

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Nicanor Castillo Ibuna (deceased)

Nicanor Castillo Ibuna was a mayor of San Juan for 12 years, where a public high school was named after him.

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Ignacio Tuason Arroyo, Jr. (1951 - 2012)

Ignacio "Iggy" Tuason Arroyo is a Filipino legislator. More here: .

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Teofisto Tayko Guingona MP

Teofisto Tayko Guingona Secretary was a Secretary of Justice, Senator of the Philippines. He served as the 12th Vice-President of the Philippines. More here:

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Aurelio Lacson Locsin (1896 - 1974)

Aurelio Lacson Locsin was founder and editor of El Civismo, a Spanish language newspaper published in Negros. He also served as the mayor of Bacolod City. More here:

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Francisco (Ceferino) Casas Joven (deceased)

Francisco Casas Joven was elected as Mayor of Bacolor in 1902

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Ceferino Santiago Joven, Jr (deceased)

Ceferino Santiago Joven Jr. was elected as Governor of Pampanga 1902 to 1903

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Camilo Perez MP (c.1810 - 1889)

Don Camilo Perez is known as the Father of San Juan Town (Batangas), considering he was punong bayan before 1848 and was gobernadorcillo in 1869 during the town's formative years. His wealth merited a ...

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Francisco Marasigan (deceased)

Francisco Marasigan belonged to one of the old landed "Angkan"s of San Juan, Batangas, originally from Cuenca, Batangas. He became the first municipal captain of San Juan, under the Maura Law of 1894 ....

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Teodoro Sandico (deceased)

Teodoro Sandico was a lawyer, educated in Spain. Gifted in Spanish, he was a teacher and translator. As a businessman, he managed cigarette factories. As a public servant, he occupied national and prov...

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Antonio Morales Tiongson MP (deceased)

Antonio Morales Tiongson was the gobernadorcillo of Malolos in 1883, and was one of sixteen Malolos natives identified in a formal report by Jose de Senespleda as the leadership of the antifriar moveme...

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Purificacion Crisostomo-Reyes (deceased)

Purificacion Crisostomo-Reyes served as the mayor of Malolos. More here .

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Felix Tantoco Reyes (1905 - 1965)

Felix T. Reyes served as mayor of Malolos. A government-run hospital (now closed) was named in his honor. More here:

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Lino Santos Reyes MP (deceased)

Lino "Inong" Santos Reyes was a cabeza de baranggay in Malolos. In 1899, the Secretaria de Exterior of the newly inagurated Republic of Malolos was housed in his residence. More here:

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Jose Villarama MP (deceased)

Jose Villarama was a physican by education and trade. He was already already a successful businessman (he operated two bus companies), he served as Vice-Governor, then Governor of Bulacan in the 1960s....

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Graciano Tiongson Reyes MP (deceased)

Graciano Tiongson Reyes was a maestro de instruccion primaria in Malolos, where his family owned vast land. He served as cabeza de barangay (1886-1887), gobernadorcillo (1888) and juez de paz (1896). U...

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Felipe Mendoza Tanchangco (deceased)

Felipe Mendoza Tanchanco served as Municipal Treasurer for Hagonoy, an adjoining municipality of Malolos. According to family lore, a clerical error omitting the g from his surname resulted in the a "d...

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Tomas Tantoco Tanchangco MP (c.1849 - c.1889)

Tomas Tantoco Tanchangco, a staunch reformist, was the gobernadorcillo of the town of Malolos in 1879. More here: .

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Melecio Estrella Cojuangco MP (1871 - 1909)

Melecio Estrella Cojuangco was already a successful landowner when he was first called to serve the public. He was the Representative of Tarlac at the First Congress in 1907. More here: .

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Gilberto Eduardo Gerardo Cojuangco Teodoro MP

Gilberto Eduardo Gerardo "Gibo" Teodoro is a Harvard-educated lawyer and licensed commercial pilot. He served as the House Representative for the First District of Tarlac province from 1998 to 2007. Un...

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Gilberto Ortiz Teodoro MP (1927 - 2008)

Gilberto Ortiz Teodoro was in charge of the Philippine desk at the World Bank. From January 1966 to February 1986, he was the longest-serving administrator of the Philippine Social Security System. Mor...

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Eduardo Chichioco Cojuangco, Sr. MP (1902 - 1951)

Eduardo Chichioco Cojuangco was the governor of Tarlac from 1940 to 1941. More here:

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Helen D. Cutaran Bennett MP (1910 - d.)

Helen Cutaran Bennett was crowned Miss Visayas at the 1936 Manila Carnival. She served as Foreign Secretary to President Elipidio Quirino. More here:

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Don Gregorio Cordero Palma MP (1879 - 1951)

Gregorio Cordero-Palma served in the army and became a first lieutenant General March 28, 1899. After the war was over Don Gregorio and later left 1904 and resided in Concepcion Tarlac where he later r...

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Alejo Ayyafin Manao MP (c.1914 - 2001)

Alejo Manao AKA Alex Manao was born in the Natonin province of the Philippines. He is one of the sons of the Natonin headhunter Chief Camarong. The actual date of birth and year is unknown due to the h...

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Manny Pacquiao MP

Emmanuel "Manny" "The Pac-Man" Dapidran Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer with multiple world titles under his belt. He is also a politician and film actor. More here: .

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Salvador Roman Hidalgo Laurel MP (1928 - 2004)

Salvador Roman "Doy" Hidalgo Laurel served as Vice President of the Philippines (1986 to 1992). Before that, he briefly served as Aquino's first (and only) Prime Minister in 1986. He was a foremost lea...

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Sotero Remoquillo Laurel MP (deceased)

Judge Sotero Remoquillo Laurel was a delegate to the Malolos Convention and Secretary of the Interior in the first Philippine Revolutionary government under President Emilio Aguinaldo.

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Jose Sotero Hidalgo Laurel (1914 - d.)

The Harvard-educated José Sotero "Pepe" Hidalgo Laurel, also known as José S. Laurel III, was the ambassador of the Philippines to Japan during the World War II period. After the war, he ...

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Gat Masungit (deceased)

Gat Masungit was a 15th century scion to the Sultanate of Brunei. Instead of ascending to the throne, he opted to travel and sailed for the islands that will eventually be called Philippines. Gat Masun...

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Miguel de la Cruz Laurel (deceased)

Miguel de la Cruz Laurel descends from a line of Muslim royalty from Brunei. A native of Batangas, he was baptised Catholic when the Spaniards came. Miguel was a champion of their rights against the gr...

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Charito Lim Planas MP

Charito Planas is a Filipino lawyer, environmentalist and human rights activist. She was popularly known as the vice mayor of Quezon City from 1992 to 1995. She also served as the spokesperson of Presi...

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Joaquin Balmori MP (deceased)

Joaquin Balmori was a pioneer labor leader and organizer of labor unions in the Philippines. After breaking away from the Congreso de Obrero de Filipinas, he founded “Federacion del Trabajo de F...

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Jose Dira Avelino MP (1890 - 1986)

Jose Dera Avelino received a BA degree from the Ateneo de Manila, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines, and a Master of Laws from the University of Santo Tomas. He was admitted to ...

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Ricardo Mercader Paras MP (1891 - 1984)

Ricardo Mercader Paras graduated his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines in 1913, and placed second in the Bar Examinations that same year. He engaged in private law practice before...

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Carlos Jamir Aguinaldo (deceased)

Carlos Jamir Aguinaldo was a gobernadorcillo (town head) of Cavite Viejo, Philippines, and was a member of the Chinese-Tagalog mestizo minority who enjoyed relative wealth and power.

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Don Cayetano Calao Catigbac MP (1828 - 1879)

Cayetano Calao Catigbac was a mere mag-aaro or a plowman but was a hard working person. He married Fausta Tapia who owned large tracts of undeveloped land, which were all cultivated by the time she die...

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Mariano Avendaño San Diego (b. - 1897)

Mariano Avendaño San Diego was born to Rafael Roxas San Diego and Juana dela Cruz Avendaño of Obando, Bulacan. According to oral narratives, he went to the Visayas together with a priest ...

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Don Mariano Solis Katigbak MP (1861 - 1934)

Mariano Solis Katigbak graduated with a degree of Bachiller de Artes at Ateneo where he met his classmate and good friend, Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal who would often visit him in Lipa ...

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Don Norberto Calao Catigbac (c.1835 - 1896)

Norberto Kalaw Katigbak was the gobernadorcillo of Lipa, Batangas in 1862. He married Justa Luz Solis. The land of Don Norberto Katigbak in Batangas spans “fifteen barrios”. From his two ...

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Don Toribio Tapia Catigbac MP (deceased)

Toribio Tapia Katigbak was the municipal president of Lipa, Batangas from 1901 to 1902. With the land he inherited from his mother, he was said to be the richest person in town during the early days of...

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Valerio Inciong Kalaw (c.1858 - c.1937)

Valerio Inciong Kalaw was the last capitan municipal of Lipa, Batangas under Spain (1897-1898) and the first president municipal under the U.S. regime in 1903.

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Eva Estrada-Kalaw MP

Eva Reynaldo Estrada-Kalaw, is a Filipino politician, served as a congresswoman in the Congress of the Philippines for 7 years. (1965-1972). Serving in Congress during the presidency of Ferdinand Marco...

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Marjorie Barretto MP

Marjorie Bernardine Castelo Barretto-Padilla is a Filipino film and television actress. She is also a councilor for the city of Caloocan. More here: .

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Jose Sumulong Cojuangco, Jr. MP

Jose "Peping" Sumulong Cojuangco served in several capacilites for Paniqui, Tarlac -- councilor, vice-mayor, mayor, congressman. He is the current President of the Philippine Olympic Committee. More he...

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Jose Padilla Sr. MP (1890 - 1945)

Jose Padilla Sr. was a lawyer from Quingua, Bulacan (now Plaridel). He became Governor of the province from 1928 to 1931. During his first incumbency as governor the provincial capitol was constructed ...

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Zafiro Jalbuena Ledesma MP (deceased)

Zafiro Ledesma, in his youth, was the escort to Miss Mindanao at the 1936 Manila Carnival. He was a banker and mayor of Iloilo. More here:

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Maria Villanueva Kalaw MP (1912 - 1992)

A famous name, a scholar’s intellect, an impressive background in social work and undiminished good looks were the passport of Maria Kalaw Katigbak to the Philippine Senate. MKK was a high sch...

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