The most famous Filipino psychologist is quite possible Virgilio Enriquez, who is known throughout the Philippines as the Father of Filipino Psychology. He founded the National Organization of Filipino Psychology in 1975.
Virgilio Enriquez studied in both the Philippines and the United States of America, where he developed a passion to educate his people about their cultural identity and how it differs from cultures all over the world. Enriquez also served as the chair of the Psychology Department for the University of the Philippines from 1978 to 1982. A book of many of his collected writings, works and commentaries on others' works, called "Indigenous Psychology: A Book of Readings by Virgilio G. Enriquez," was printed in 1990.