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List of University of the East people

The University of the East has produced thousands of graduates from its 60 years of existence. The following are list of notable people associated with the University of the East, including graduates, outstanding alumni, former students, honorary graduates, administrators and professors.

Politics and Governance

Manuel "Kabayan" L. De Castro Vice President, Republic of the Philippines, former Senator (CBA Manila, BSBA 1971)
Ferdinand Marcos Former President, Republic of the Philippines, Honoris Causa, Doctor of Laws (1967)''
Ramon Magsaysay Former President, Republic of the Philippines, Honoris Causa, Doctor of Laws (1957)
Carlos P. Romulo (Honoris Causa, Doctor of Laws 1969) Filipino diplomat, politician, journalist and author. He is the co-founder of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. He served eight Philippine presidents from President Manuel Quezon to President Ferdinand Marcos as a cabinet member or as the country’s representative to the United States and to the United Nations.
Jaime Cardinal Sin Former archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines, Honoris Causa, Doctor of Humanities (1989)
Diosdado Macapagal Former President, Republic of the Philippines, Honoris Causa, degree of Doctor of Laws (1957), CBA Professor
Alfredo S. Lim former Senator, Republic of the Philippines, Manila Mayor, former Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, and former Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (CBA Manila, BSBA 1951, LLB 1963), conferred Honorary degree Doctor of Laws, (Honoris Causa) in 2001
Robert “Sonny” Jaworski Former Senator, Republic of the Philippines, Philippine Basketball Association 25 Greatest Players of all Time, MVP
Anthony H. Cerilles Representative, District Province of Zamboanga Del Sur (LLB 1972)
Douglas RA. Cagas Representative, 1st District, Davao Del Sur (LLB 1967)
Harlin C. Abayon Representative, 1st District of Samar (LLB 1973)
Del R. De Guzman Representative, Lone District of Marikina City (CAS Manila, AB 1982)
Pedro M. Pancho Representative, 2nd District of Bulacan (BBA 1957)
Catalino V. Figueroa Representative, 2nd District of Western Samar (BBA 1960)
Hussin U. Amin Representative, 1st District of Sulu (LLB 1978)
Roseller L. Barinaga Representative, 2nd District of Zamboanga Del Norte (LLB 1962)
Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo Representative, Lone District of Camiguin (LLB 1986)
Augusto Syjuco Director General of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) (BBA 1963)
Aurora E. Cerilles Gov. of Zamboanga Del Sur (CBA Manila, BBA 1970)
Raul A. Daza Gov. of Northern Samar (CBA Manila, BBA 1961)
Ben P. Evardone Gov. of Eastern Samar (CBA Manila, BBA 1984)
Vicente S. Gato Gov. of Batanes (CBA Manila, BBA 1966)
Raul R. Lee Gov. of Sorsogon (College of Law, LLB 1965)
Erineo S. Maliksi Gov. of Cavite (CAS Manila, AB 1969)
Pedro P. Romualdo Gov. of Camiguin (College of Law, LLB 1965)
Armando C. Sanchez Gov. (College of Engineering, BSME 1977)
Vicente P. Valera Gov. of Abra (College of Law, LLB 1975)
Jose Madrid former Governor of Romblon
Gilberto M. Duavit Former Congressman Representative, Province of Rizal
Dr. Antonio A. Baldemor Former Vice Mayor, Paete, Laguna
Dr. Rodolfo John O. Teope, PhD, EdD Former Municipal Councilor, San Mateo , Province of Rizal (College of Business Administration - Caloocan, BSBA 1993)
Alicia Llamado-Reyes Former Chair, Philippine Amusements and Gaming Corporation
Guillermo N. Carague Chairman, United Nations Board of Auditors
Eliseo M. Rio Jr. Commissioner, National Telecommunications Commission
Dr. Leonor M. Tripon-Rosero Chair, Professional Regulations Commission
Victor C. Macalincag Former Deputy Minister/Undersecretary, Department of Finance
Sec. Fortunato P. Aguas Former Commissioner, Bureau of Internal Revenue
Ambassador Howard Q. Dee Former Philippine Ambassador, Holy See, Rome
MGen. Efren P. Orbon, AFP Former Commanding General, 2nd infantry Division, Philippine Army
Justice Dante O. Tinga Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines
Justice Rodolfo G. Palattao Former Associate Justice, Sandiganbayan
Rosalina S. Cajucom Former National Treasurer
Prudencio Reyes, Jr. Former Administrator , Local Water Utilities Administration Former President, Philippine Aerospace Devt Corp
Salvador M. Enriquez Jr. Former Secretary, Dept. of Budget and Management
Antonieta Fortuna-Ibe Former Chair, Professional Regulation Commission
Justice Japar B. Dimaampao Associate Justice, Court of Appeals
Justice Amado D. Valdez Former Government Corporate Counsel, Department of Justice
Dr. Erlinda C. Pefianco Former Secretary, Dept. of Education, Culture and Sports
Dr. Teofila R. Villanueva OIC-Assistant Regional Director, Department of Education-Region III
Judge Benjamin Pozon Judge of the Subic rape case Trial, Regional Trial Court of Makati, Branch 139

Arts and Entertainment

Virgilio "Rio" S. Almario National Artist for Literature (Bachelor of Arts)
Mauro Avena Awardee of The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in the 1975 Palanca Awards
Teo Antonio Awardee of various Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature under poetry
Roger Mangahas famous poet, second successful modernist movement in Filipino poetry
Elwood Perez Movie and television director
Joey Gosiengfiao Movie director, directed the movie Lipad, Darna, Lipad!
Michael Bigornia Poet
Dong De Los Reyes Poet
Bert Florentino prize-winning dramatist
Mar Puato prize-winning dramatist
Mauro Avena dramatist
Antonino Buenaventura UE School of Music and Arts maestro
Pablo Victoria UE School of Music and Arts maestro
Nonoy Froilan Ballet Philippines
Galicano Famous Painter
Don S. Amorsolo Painter
Sigfreid Sanchez Directed and written a variety of music videos, TV commercials, PBA videos and independent or 'indie' films (chiefly Lasponggols and Ang Anak ni Brocka)

Mass Media and Entertainment

George Canseco Song composer, Musical director for films, President of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers of FILSCAP in 1973. (AB Journalism)
Fernando Poe, Jr. Famous Philippine actor, dubbed as Da King of philippine action cinema, (H.S. 2yr)
Charito Solis The first actress to be inducted in the FAMAS Best Actress Hall of Fame of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences in 1984.
Claire de la Fuente Filipino singer in the 70's. She was dubbed "the Karen Carpenter of the Philippines". She is the president of the Integrated Metropolitan Bus Operators Association (IMBOA).
Nene Tamayo Winner of the Pinoy Big Brother Season 1 of ABS-CBN
Quinito Henson PBA commentator, A popular sports columnist and broadcaster. NIcknamed "The Dean" for his scholarly approach to the game. Joaquin Henson has covered five NBA Finals on site for Philippine TV. Henson has also received several awards, including the first-ever Olympism Award from the Philippine Olympic Committee for excellence in journalism.
Roland Dantes A well known actor and a Filipino martial artist
Imelda Papin Famous Singer
Roel Vergel de Dios Actor
Rez Cortez Actor
Budz Buado President & Artist, Redwing Design Company Los Angeles, USA
Generoso A. Caringal Chairman Committee on Dance, NCAA. Artistic Director Philippine Ballet Theatre, CCP
Mr. Danilo S. Pangan Artist and former Art Director, Dynamic Advertising Agency and Graphic Designer
Erwin Tulfo TV Reporter and Radio Host, Newspaper Columnist
Mon Tulfo TV Program Host (College of Law Alumnus)
Deo Macalma Famous DZRH Radio Commentator
Ricky Lo TV Program Host
Janina San Miguel 2008 Binibining Pilipinas World winner


  • some under Politics and Governance

Alfredo Lim Former Senator of the Philippines, re-elected mayor of Manila, former director of National Bureau of Investigation (Philippines), conferred Honorary degree Doctor of Laws, (Honoris Causa) in 2001
Diosdado Macapagal Former President, Republic of the Philippines, Honoris Causa, degree of Doctor of Laws (1957), CBA Professor
Ramon Magsaysay Former President, Republic of the Philippines, Honoris Causa, Doctor of Laws (1957)
Dante Tinga Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, served as a three-term congressman of Taguig-Pateros district. former Dean of the University of the East College of Law, former Dean of the College of Law of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Benjamin Pozon Judge of the Subic rape case Trial, Regional Trial Court of Makati
Demetrio G. Demetria former Associate Justice of the Philippine Court of Appeals
Nicanor B. Padilla Jr. private attorney; 1st Placer, 1970 Philippine Bar Examinations
Japar B. Dimaampao Associate Justice of the Philippine Court of Appeals
Arturo G. Tayag Associate Justice of the Philippine Court of Appeals
Rodolfo G. Palattao Former Associate Justice, Sandiganbayan
Normandie B. Pizarro Associate Justice of the Philippine Court of Appeals
Jose Madrid former Governor of Romblon
Prudencio Reyes, Jr. Former Administrator, Local Water Utitlities Administration
Persida Rueda-Acosta Chief Public Attorney of the Philippines; 5th Placer, 1989 Philippine Bar Examinations
Luzviminda T. Delgado-Puno S.C. Clerk of Court, AB'57, LLB'61, deceased spouse of Reynato S. Puno


Rizalino S. Navarro Chairman, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
Manuel M. Lopez Director of Benpres Holdings Corp., Chairman of Meralco, Chairman of the board at Rockwell Land, Director of among others, ABS-CBN, MNTC, Sierra Tours, FPIDC, FPHC, BayanTel, Sky Vision and Lopez, Inc. He was president of Meralco from 1986 to June 2001. BSBA.
Andrew L. Tan Chairman-President, Megaworld Corporation
Ambassador Antonio L. Cabangon Chua Chairman, Fortune Insurance, Eternal & Citystate Group of Cos.
Erley T. Ramos President-CEO, EastWest Banking Corp.
Vicente R. Ayllon Chairman-CEO, The Insular Life Assurance Co. Ltd.
Rene E. Cristobal President, Manpower Resources of Asia Inc.
Cesar G. Reyes Chairman-CEO, Philippine Multimedia System Inc.
Corazon S. De Lapaz President-CEO, Social Security System
Oscar L. Jornacion Chairman and President Tri-media Group of Companies Los Angeles, Unites States of America
Virgilio S. Cruz President, Vercore International Services, Toronto, Canada
Veneranda M. Tomas Senior Vice President & Director for Audit San Miguel Corporation
Romulo R. Agatep President-CEO, Teleglobal Corporation
Menardo G. Mateo President-CEO, Philips Group of Companies, Philippines
Carlos C. Ejercito President-CEO, United Laboratories Group of Companies
Jesus L. Arranza President, Federation of Philippines Industries Inc.
Remedios Macalincag Member, Board of Directors, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. President and CEO Development Bank of the Philippines
Dr. Hermogenes P. Pobre Former Chairman, PRC and Member of the Board of Directors, Manila Hotel.
Edgar B. Arcilla President-General Manager, Mouver Ads Inc.
Jerry S. Isla Former Chairman-Senior Partner, Isla Lipana & Co.
Patricia Arches President, Mccann-Erickson
Josue Camba President-CEO, New Millennium Investment Corporation
Ricardo Chua President, Chinabank
Susan Figueras President, Insular Life Savings and Trust Co.
Arsenio Bartolme III President, Urban Bank
Antonio Cabrera Former President-CEO, Agro Novartis
Efren Tanlapco President, Trust International Paper Corporation
Cezar Quiambao President-CEO, Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation
Alicia Reyes Chairman, PAGCOR
Reynato Sarmiento President, Real Bank
Eduardo Villanueva Former President-CEO, Digital Communications Telecom Philippines
Benjamin Yambao President-CEO, Manila Banking Corporation
Wilson T. Young President-CEO, Tanduay Distillers Inc.
Anthony Que Chairman-President, Sinofil Group of Companies
Cesar Reyes President, Dream Broadcasting System
Danilo Ferrer President, Thermonics Ferro Inc.
Elena S. Lim Chairman Emeritus, Solid Group Inc.
Adelita Vergel de Dios Former President, Philippine Savings Bank
Manolito Co President-CEO, Aventis Pharma Inc.

Educational Administration

Mercedes Bartolome-Kimwell Founding Director, Professional Review and Training Center Inc
Gloria Del Mundo-Ong Former Press Officer & Assistant to the Academic Vice President, University of Guam, U.S.A.. Former English Professor at the UE College of Arts and Sciences
Maria Violeta Viray-Vicente Former Dean College of Business and Economics, De La Salle University. Former Vice Chairman Board of Accountancy, Professional Regulation Commission
Carlos R. Alindada Chairman, Accounting Standards Council
Engr. Ramon P. Aquino Business Manager, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers
Arsenio D. Narciso Past National President, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Dr. Hermogenes P. Villareal Diplomate, Intl. Congress of Oral Implantologists
Dr. Inocencio P. Angeles Sr. Founder and President Agusan del Sur College
Dean Ester F. Ledesma Dean, School of Accountancy St. Scholastica's College, Manila Former Dean, College of Business Administration, Manila
Ma. Elenita B. Cabrera Former Dean, College of Business Administration and Secretarial Education, Lyceum of the Philippines. College Professor and CPA Reviewer Member, Board of Accountancy Professional Regulatory Commission
Dr. Mercedes M. Leuterio Former Dean, College of Commerce San Sebastian College, Manila
Dr. Ofelia M. Carague President Emeritus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Executive Director, Quezon City, Polytechnic University
Sister Ma. Luz F. Mijares, OSA Superior General of the Congregation of the Augustinian Sisters. Former Pres., La Consolacion College, Mla.
Dr. Roman R. Dannug Former Dean College of Economics, Finance & Politics, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Dr. Rodolfo John O. Teope Present Associate Dean School for Graduate Studies, The University of Manila, and Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents, Pamantasan ng Bayan ng San Mateo



Dr. Luis F. Orosa Former Executive Vice President, Philippine Dental Association
Dr. Diampo J. Lim Former President-Elect/Ex Officio, Asia Pacific Dental Federation
Dr. Aida H. Salcedo (Doctor of Dental Medicine, 1960) Head- Pediatric Dentistry Division Philippine Children's Medical Center
Dr. Norma Reyes-Ayap (Doctor of Dental Medicine 1962) Private Dental Practitioner. Member of the Board of Dentistry Professional Regulation Commission
Dr. Loreto P. Estrada-Balcita (Doctor of Dental Medicine, 1962) Practitioner Dentist
Dr. Ma. Teresa De Jesus Amador (Doctor of Dental Medicine, 1974) Private Dental Practitioner. Professor in Dental Medicine. Member of the Board of Dentistry, Professional Regulation Commission. Member, Technical Panel for Dental Educ. Commission on Higher Education
Dr. Manuel P. Cunanan (Doctor of Dental Medicine, 1974) Dental Director, Rhode Island Child, Inc. Practicing dentist in Rhode Island, USA
Dr. Elmer Bangloy (Doctor of Dental medicine, 1975) Family Dentistry, Los Angeles, California. Member, Board of Dental Examiners State of California
Dr. Norman R. Songco Overall National Chairman 100 years of Philippine Dentistry (1903-2003)
Dr. Marie Grace Poblete-Michel (Doctor of Dental Medicine, 1994) Author of "Surgical applications of Ultrasounds" (Publisher: Quintessence international); Co-author of "Ultrasounds in Dentistry: Therapeutic applications (Publisher: Editions CdP), France
Dr. Adrian C. Pena ’75 President, Philippine Society of Physicians, 2005
Dr. Gabriel L. Martinez ’73 Chairman, Board of Governors, Philippine College of Surgeons. 2005
Dr. Romeo G. Encanto’72 Outstanding Professional of the Year 2005 in the Field of Medicine, awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission, 2005
Dr. Sonia C. Rodriguez ’86 President Philippine Psychiatric Association, 2005
Dr. Brigido L. Carandang ’68 National Representative, Association of Southeast Asian Neurologists, 2005
Dr. Amado M. San Luis ’74 First Elected President of Asian and Oceania Association in Neurology, 2005
Dr. Abdias V. Aquino ’73 President, Stroke Society of the Philippines, 2005
Dr. Eric V. Nagtalon ’78 President, Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists, 2005
Dr. Edith Magos-Regalado ’65 Most Outstanding Physician 2005, awarded by the Philippine Medical Association, 2005
Dr. Susan Pelea-Nagtalon ’78 President Philippine Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005
Dr. Romeo A. Divinagracia ’63 President, Philippine Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2005
Dr. Oscar T. Cabahug ’83 President, Philippine Society of Gastroenterology, 2005
Dr. Norbert Lingling D. Uy ’79 President, Philippine Heart Association, 2005
Dr. Gracieux Y. Fernando ’87 President, Philippine Society of Oncology, 2005
Dr. Alberto T. Chua ’83 President, Philippine Society of Nephrology, 2005
Dr. Cirilo R. Galindez ’78 PMA Governor, Northeastern Luzon, 2005
Dr. Joven R. Cuanang ’62 President, Stroke Society of the Philippines 2002, Professor Emiritus in Neurology, 2005
Dr. Jesus Tamesis, Jr. ’78 Councilor, Asian Neuro Ophthalmology Society, 2003
Dr. Leonardo Almeda ’73 Chairman, Examining Board of the Philippine Society and Reproductive Endocrinology of Infertility, 2002
Dr. Floro Madarcos ’76 President, Philippine Association of Academic Biochemist Society, 2002
Dr. Antonio H. Villalon ’70 President, Philippine College of Physician, 2002
Dr. Fidel Payawal ‘73 President, Philippine Society of Anesthesiologists, 2002
Dr. Noel Carilo ‘76 President, Orthopedic Sports Medical Society, 2002
Dr. Antonio Sibulo ’73 President, Cardiac Rehabilitation Society of the Philippines, 2002
Dr. Josefina Cadorna-Carlos ’78 President, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines, 2001
Dr. Noe Babilonia ’75 President, Philippine Heart Association, 2001
Dr. Lauro Abraham, Jr. ’76 President, Philippine Orthopedic Association, 2001


Carmelita C. Dela Cruz-Divinagracia 1962' Dean, UERM College of Nursing; Dean, UERM Graduate Program; President, Association of Deans of Phil. Colleges of Nursing
Helen B. Fernandez-Amores 1962' Dean, St. James, College of Nursing
Violeta S. Monroy-Glova 1977' Dean, Mariano Marcos University
Josefina R. Estaris-De Jesus 1967' Past President, PNA Southern California, USA
Reynaldo R. Rivera 1980' President-Elect, 2008-2010, Philippine Nurses Association of America; Currently the Director of Nursing for Special Programs at NewYork Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Outstanding Alumni 2001, Columbia University; Past President, New York City Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and Philippine Nurses Association of New York Incorporated, USA
Daisy Cruz-Richman 1967' Dean, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
Aida G. Taguba-Agbayani 1974' Chief Nurse, UERM Hospital
Jennifer Frances E. Dela Rosa 1992' Researcher, UP & WHO, Faculty UP Public Health
Teresita M. Aspacio-Custodio 1972' Pres., Asia Pacific Review Center
Ruby B. Felix-Tipon 1970' Dean, Siena College
Anunciacion C. Solomon-Lipat 1967' Past President, Philippine Nurses Association of America.
Lucia Villanueva-Soltes 1962' President, Catholic Nurses Guild of the Philippines
Col. Estelita Tuliao-Galutira 1967' President, Maternal and Child Nurses Asso. of the Phil.


Robert Jaworski The Big J, also called The Living Legend, one of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)’s 25 Greatest.Also became a Philippine Senator.
Allan Caidic The Triggerman, UAAP Most Valuable Player (1982, 1984, 1985), 1990 PBA Most Valuable Player, one of the PBA’s 25 Greatest.
Jerry Codiñera The Defense Minister, one of the 25 Greatest.
James Yap UAAP MVP of 2003, PBA Most Valuable Player of 2005-06. Currently in Purefoods Team In PBA.
Virgilio Baby Dalupan The Winningest Coach in Philippine Basketball. Coach of the UE Red Warriors, 12 Championship, including seven straight championships, 1965-1972, UAAP. Successful PBA coach, winning grandslam championships during the seventies.
Elmer G. Yanga Commissioner, UAAP Season 69, Former Governor, PBA Former Sports manager RFM
Filomeno L. Pumaren Former Player and Coach of UE Red Warriors
Derrick Pumaren Former Red Warrior, 1978 and 1979 Championship Teams, UAAP, Head Coach of Talk 'N Text Phone Pals in the PBA, Former De La Salle Green Archers coach in the UAAP
Franz Pumaren Former UE Pages, juniors division. Currently the Green Archers' Head Coach in the UAAP since 1998.
Dindo Pumaren Former UE Pages, juniors division. Currently the Red Warriors' Head Coach.
Bong Ravena Assistant Coach of Talk 'N Text Phone Pals, PBA
Tito Y. Varela Vice Mayor, Caloocan City, Former Member UE Red Warrior & Crispa Teams
Jimmy Mariano Member, 1972 Championship Team, UAAP, Coach, 1984 and 1985 Championship Teams, National Team member of the 1970 Asian Games
Boyzie Zamar Former RP Team coach and Indonesian coach
Rodolfo Soriano "The Magician", National Team member of the 1970 Asian Games
Johnny Revilla 1970 Asian Games
Rudolf Kutch 1970 Asian Games
Niño Canaleta PBA 2005-2006 Slam Dunk Champion
Paul Artadi PBA player
Ronald Tubid PBA Player
Teresita Dominguez-Abundo Former Commissioner Philippine Sports Commission
Nelson Mariano II RP Fifth Chess Grand Master
Rolando Canlas Fencing master, SEA Games gold medalist
Roel Ramirez Gymnast champion, SEA Games gold medalist
Mercedito Manipol Middle distance champion

Other Philippine Basketball Association players are Paulo Hubalde, Rudy Distrito, Jimmy Manansala, Roel Buenaventura, Jolly Escobar.


  • University of the East
  • University of the East Caloocan
  • University of the East Diamond Jubilee : What is Our Role?. Published by University of the East, Dawn, 2006
  • 60 Outstanding Alumni - UE Today, The Diamond Jubilee Awards 2006: A Celebration of Achievement, Published by University of the East, UE Today, September 2006 / issn # 0118-3931
  • UE Today, Editorial

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