In its long history dating back to 1859, the Ateneo de Manila University has produced thousands of graduates from grade school up to the professional schools. This is a table of notable people affiliated with the Ateneo de Manila University, including graduates, former students, and present and former professors. Honorary degree holders are also included here.

Name Positions held / Career / Achievement Relationship to
Ateneo de Manila
Tetchie Agbayani Actress, Model, Professor M.A. Counseling Psychology
Victor Agbayani Congressman, Governor of Pangasinan G.S. 1971, H.S. 1975
Rich Alvarez Basketball player B.S. Management Information Systems 2001
A.B. Interdisciplinary Studies 2003
Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Senator of the Philippines; Member, Blue Babble Battalion G.S., A.B. Philosophy, A.B. History (did not continue)
Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines G.S. 1973, H.S. 1977, A.B. Economics 1981
Paolo Benigno Aquino IV Former Chairman, National Youth Commission; Breakfast Television Host; Social Entrepreneur, Microventures, Inc. G.S. 1991, H.S. 1995, B.S. Management Engineering 1999 (summa cum laude), Law School (did not graduate)
Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino President of the Philippines L.H.D. honoris causa 1986
Kris Aquino Actress, Television Host A.B. Literature 1992
Herminio Aquino Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines A.B. Economics 1969 (magna cum laude)
Pia Arcangel Newscaster, Reporter, Television Host A.B. Communication Arts 2000
Erwin Armovit Musician H.S. 2002, A.B. Interdisciplinary Studies 2006
Francis Arnaiz Basketball player College 1969-70
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo President of the Philippines M.A. Economics 1978; Professor, Department of Economics (1977–1987)
Jose Miguel Arroyo First Gentleman of the Philippines, Lawyer A.B., LL.B. 1972
Lamberto V. Avellana A National Artist of the Philippines; Member, Blue Babble Battalion; Founder, Barangay Theatre Guild A.B. (magna cum laude)
Joey Ayala Musician G.S. 1969, H.S. 1973
Cesario Azucena Labor Law Professor and Author, Labor Laws Sourcebook LL.B.
Andres D. Bautista Dean, Far Eastern University Institute of Law; President, Philippine Association of Law Schools; Chairman, Board of Directors, Makati Shangri-la Plaza Hotel; Member, 2005 Consultative Commission for Charter Change B.S.C. 1986, LL.B. (Valedictorian) 1990
Paolo Bediones TV Host and News anchor G.S. 1988, H.S. 1992, College 1996
Alfredo R.A. Bengzon Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Government Service, Former Secretary of Health, Former Peace Commissioner, Former Vice Chair of the Philippine Negotiating Panel for the U.S. Military Facilities. Former Dean, Ateneo Graduate School of Business. Dean, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health A.B. 1956, M.B.A. 1972, Sc.D. honoris causa 1989
Cesar Bengzon Chief Justice of the Philippines H.S., A.B. 1915 (magna cum laude), LL.D honoris causa 1964
Salvador Bernal National Artist for Theater and Design; Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies A.B. 1966
Emilio Bernardino, Jr. Member, Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets; Commissioner, Philippine Basketball Association; Co-Founder, Shakey's V-League H.S.
Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. Dean Emeritus, Ateneo de Manila Law School; Former Dean, Ateneo de Manila Law School; Former President, Ateneo de Manila University; Former Provincial Superior, Philippine Jesuit Province; Member, 1986 Constitutional Commission of the Philippines LL.B. 1962
Rico Blanco Musician and Multi-media artist A.B. Management Economics 1992
Jimmy Bondoc Acoustic singer and Guitarist A.B.
Teodoro Borlongan Banker G.S. 1970, H.S. 1974, A.B. 1978 (cum laude)
Gregorio C. Brillantes Journalist, Short Story writer A.B. Humanities
Rafael Buenaventura Central Bank Governor G.S. 1951, H.S. 1955
Ignacio Bunye Presidential Spokesperson, Press Secretary A.B. Political Science, LL.B.
Christopher Cantada Musician H.S. 2002, A.B. Interdisciplinary Studies 2006
Ricky Carandang News Anchor, Secretary of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office H.S. 1985, A.B. Management Economics 1989
Antonio Carpio Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines A.B. Economics 1970
Alan Peter Cayetano Taguig-Pateros Representative (1998–2001; 2001–2004; 2004–2007), Senator of the Philippines, brother of Senator Pia Cayetano (2004–2010) J.D. 1997
Gab Chee-Kee Musician, Rhythm guitarist of Parokya Ni Edgar H.S.
Manuel Colayco War Hero H.S. 1926, A.B. 1930
Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski Athlete A.B. Psychology 1996
Rafael Cramé General A.B.
Lia Cruz Host, VJ and DJ A.B. Communication Arts 2007
Hilario Davide, Jr. Chief Justice of the Philippines L.H.D. honoris causa 2001
Francisco Dalupan, Sr. Founder, University of the East, Co-founder, Far Eastern University
Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan Former varsity player, Ateneo de Manila Men's Basketball and Football teams, Basketball coach G.S. 1938, B.B.A. 1949
Fr. Horacio de la Costa, S.J. Writer and Historian H.S. 1931, A.B. 1935 (summa cum laude), L.H.D. honoris causa 1965
Conrado de Quiros Journalist, Short Story writer College 1972 (did not graduate)
Gregorio del Pilar Philippine-American War General A.B. 1896
Emanuel de Guzman President, Polytechnic University of the Philippines M.A. Sociology 2001
Celso de los Angeles, Jr. Businessman, Legacy Consolidated Plans, Inc. B.S. Management 1974
Eduardo De Los Angeles Former President, Philippine Stock Exchange A.B. 1962, LL.B. 1966
Epifanio de los Santos Historian, literary critic, jurist, antiquitarian and patriot. A.B. (summa cum laude)
Agnes Devanadera Solicitor General LL.B.
Illac Diaz Social Entrepreneur, founder and executive director of the MyShelter Foundation, 2006 Winner, MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition A.B. Management Economics
Marilou Diaz Abaya Film Director, Founder of Asia Pacific Film Institute Faculty member, Department of Communication
Reynaldo Dilay Musician H.S. 2002, B.F.A. Information Design
Robi Domingo 2nd Big Placer in Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus G.S. 2004, H.S. 2008, B.S. Health Sciences 2012
Mich Dulce Fashion Designer; Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition housemate A.B. Communication Arts
Juan Ponce Enrile Senator of the Philippines A.A. 1949 (cum laude)
Jack Enrile Representative of the 1st District of Cagayan G.S. 1972, H.S. 1976
Jinggoy Estrada Actor, Senator of the Philippines G.S. 1976, H.S. 1980
Joseph Estrada Actor, President of the Philippines G.S. 1951, H.S. 1952-1953 (expelled in 2nd year for disciplinary reasons)
Doreen Fernandez Author, Columnist, Educator -
Fr. Roque J. Ferriols, S.J. Philosopher H.S. 1941; Professor, Department of Philosophy
Florentino Floro Regional Trial Court Judge, Br. 73, RTC, Malabon (Psychic) A.B. Ateneo de Manila University (1974, Pre-Divinity); LL.B., Ateneo Law School (1982)
Larry Fonacier Basketball player G.S. 1996, H.S. 2000, A.B. Interdisciplinary Studies 2004, M.A. Communication
Br. Hyacinth Gabriel FSC De La Salle Brother, former president, De La Salle University Ph.D. honoris causa 1961
Nikki Gil Actress, Host of Pinoy Dream Academy A.B. Literature 2009
Samir Gogna (aka Sam YG) Magic 89.9 DJ, Boys Night Out G.S. 1997, H.S. 2001, B.S. Legal Management 2005
John Gokongwei, Jr. Businessman Honoris causa 2004
Wesley Gonzales Basketball player G.S. 1994, H.S. 1998, B.S. Management Information Systems 2002, M.S. Computer Science, M.B.A.
Bianca Gonzalez Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition housemate, TV host A.B. Communication 2004
Richard J. Gordon Senator of the Philippines H.S. 1962, A.B. History and Government 1966
Alodia Gosiengfiao Cosplayer and Model B.F.A. Information Design 2009
Teofisto Guingona, Jr. Vice President of the Philippines A.A. 1948, A.B. 1950, LL.B. 1953
Cielito Habito Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer; Former Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning and Director-General, National Economic and Development Authority (1992–1998) Professor, Department of Economics; Director, Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development
Quark Henares TV and film director, writer A.B. Communications Technology 2001
Margie Holmes Clinical Psychologist and Sex Therapist Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Risa Hontiveros journalist, activist, former Akbayan Party representative A.B. Social Sciences
Anwar Ibrahim Former Finance Minister of Malaysia Honoris causa 1996
Agot Isidro Actress, Interior Designer, Television Host, Singer M.A. Communication
Marie Jamora Commercial & Music Video Director B.A. Communication
Evelio Javier Governor of Antique H.S. 1959, A.B. History and Government 1963, LL.B. 1968
Exequiel Javier Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines LL.B.
Thomas S. Johnson Banker, Former President of Chemical Bank, Former CEO of Greenpoint Financial Corporation M.B.A. 1966
Edgar Jopson awardee, Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines; chairman, National Union of Students of the Philippines, late 1960s to early 1970s; member, Preparatory Committee, National Democratic Front of the Philippines B.S. Management Engineering (cum laude)
Amando Kapauan Chemist and Researcher Professor, Department of Chemistry
Harvey Keh Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Pathways to Higher Education-Philippines, AHON Foundation; Media Practitioner; Columnist, The Manila Times, Manila Bulletin, and Abante B.S. Psychology 2000; Lecturer, Development Studies Program and Department of Theology; Director for Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship, Ateneo School of Government
Antonio La Viña Dean, Ateneo School of Government A.B. Philosophy 1980
Emmanuel F. Lacaba Award-winning writer, Cultural activist-turned-New People's Army guerrilla A.B. Humanities 1970 (under Manuel de Leon Scholarship)
Jose F. Lacaba Poet, Journalist, Screenwriter; Former Political Prisoner A.B. English (did not graduate)
Arsenio Lacson Journnalist, Mayor of Manila, Representative of 2nd District of Manila H.S. 1930, A.B.
Ricardo Laguda, FSC President and Chancellor, De La Salle University A.B. Philosophy 1992
Jojo Lastimosa Basketball player College 1983-84
Salvador H. Laurel Vice President of the Philippines G.S. 1942
Grace Lee TV host, Radio disc jockey A.B. Communications
Mikee Lee Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Housemate, TV host, Actor G.S. 2004, H.S. 2008
Queena N. Lee-Chua Mathematician; Psychologist; Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer; Author of Eureka! Thoughts on Math and other education books B.S. Mathematics 1987 (summa cum laude), M.A. Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology; Professor, Departments of Mathematics and Psychology
Gary Lising Comedian
Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin, Jr. politician, lawyer, journalist A.B. Political Science, LL.B. 1977
Eugenio Lopez, Sr. Founder, the Manila Chronicle and Chronicle Broadcasting Network A.B. 1919 (cum laude)
Eugenio Lopez, Jr. Chairman and CEO, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation A.B.
Eugenio Lopez III Chairman and CEO, ABS-CBN Corporation G.S. 1966, H.S. 1970
Luis "Moro" Lorenzo Player for the Ateneo de Manila men's basketball team, and other Ateneo athletics teams. Asian Games gold medalist. Player for the MICAA. Former President and Chairman of Pepsi Products Philippines, Inc H.S. 1947, A.B. 1951
Antonio Luna General, Philippine Revolution and Philippine-American War, Pharmacist A.B. 1881
Juan Luna Artist and Reformist A.B. 1874
Ernesto Maceda Senator of the Philippines, Academic A.B. 1952, LL.B. 1956
Regalado Maambong Jurist, member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission Law degree
Maxene Magalona Actress and TV host A.B. Social Sciences 2008
Beverly McLachlin Chief Justice of Canada LL.D. honoris causa 2006
Raul S. Manglapus Senator of the Philippines A.B. 1935 (summa cum laude), LL.D. honoris causa 1965
Imee Marcos Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines; daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos and former First Lady Imelda Marcos A.B. Interdisciplinary Studies
Antonio Meloto Founder and Chairman, Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc. A.B. Economics 1971
Buwi Meneses Musician, Bassist of Parokya ni Edgar H.S.
Chito Miranda Musician, Vocalist of Parokya ni Edgar H.S.
Vinci Montaner Musician, Back-up vocalist of Parokya ni Edgar H.S.
Vicky Morales Broadcast journalist A.B. Communication Arts
Dindin Moreno Musician, Drummer of Parokya ni Edgar H.S.
Alfredo Obviar Servant of God who is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church. Bachelor of Arts
Ambeth Ocampo Historian, journalist, academic G.S., H.S., Assistant Professor, Department of History
Ambrosio B. Padilla Senator of the Philippines H.S. 1926, A.B. 1930 (summa cum laude)
Onofre R. Pagsanghan Educator H.S. 1947, A.B. Education 1951, M.A. English Literature 1984, L.H.D. honoris causa 1991
Francis Pangilinan Senator of the Philippines Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Law
Manuel V. Pangilinan Chairman of the Board of PLDT, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Meralco and Philex Mining Corporation, CEO of First Pacific, President of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas A.B. Economics 1966 (cum laude); Former Chairman, Ateneo de Manila University Board of Trustees
Pedro A. Paterno Prime Minister of the Philippines, Reformist, Poet, Novelist A.B. 1871
Cecilio K. Pedro President, Lamoiyan Corporation B.S. 1975
Rica Peralejo Actress, Broadcast Journalist B.F.A. Creative Writing 2011
Estela Perlas-Bernabe Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines LL.B. 1976 (Salutatorian)
Peter John Porticos Concert Pianist, Professor B.S. Mathematics; Faculty, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of Modern Languages
Fidel V. Ramos President of the Philippines M.B.A. 1981, LL.D. honoris causa 1997
Claro M. Recto Senator of the Philippines A.B. 1909 (maxima cum laude)
Ralph Recto Senator of the Philippines G.S. 1978
Danton Remoto Poet, Literary Critic, LGBT rights advocate, Ang Ladlad Chair A.B. Interdisciplinary Studies
J. B. L. Reyes Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court G.S., H.S., Associate in Business (magna cum laude), Doctor of Humanities honoris causa 1971
Vincent "Chot" Reyes Head Coach, Philippines national basketball team; Head Coach, Talk 'N Text Phone Pals; Former basketball player, Ateneo Blue Eaglets, Ateneo Blue Eagles G.S. 1977, H.S. 1981, A.B. Interdisciplinary Studies 1985
Jose Antonio "Jai" Reyes Basketball Player, TV Host G.S. 2001, H.S. 2005, B.S. Management Major in Communications Technology Management 2010
Maricar Reyes Filipino Doctor and Actress B.S. Biology
Mary Antoinette Rivero Member, Ateneo taekwondo team and Philippine national taekwondo team; Olympian, 2004 and 2008 A.B. Interdisciplinary Studies
José Rizal doctor, writer, revolutionary, National Hero of the Philippines, author of the Noli Me Tángere and El Filibusterismo, member of La solidaridad, founder of La Liga Filipina A.B. 1877 (sobresaliente)
Alejandro "Anding" Roces Essayist, Dramatist, National Artist of the Philippines for Literature, President and Chairman CAP College Foundation G.S., H.S., L.H.D. honoris causa
Joaquin "Chino" Roces Publisher, The Manila Times G.S., H.S.
Sonia Roco Educator and Socio-civic Leader M.A. Social Psychology, M.A. Communication
Francisco "Soc" A. Rodrigo Senator of the Philippines A.B. 1934
Maria Mercedes T. Rodrigo Noted researcher in educational technology, Fullbright Fellow Professor, B.S. Computer Science, honorable mention, 1988
Voltaire Y. Rosales Lux in Domino Awardee, Executive RTC Judge L.L.B 1981
Cynthia Roxas-Del Castillo Dean, Ateneo de Manila Law School LL.B. 1976 (Valedictorian)
Gerardo "Gerry" Roxas Senator of the Philippines H.S. 1942
Gerardo "Dinggoy" Roxas, Jr. Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines G.S. 1974, H.S. 1978, B.S. Business Management 1983
Manuel "Mar" Roxas II Senator of the Philippines, Former Trade Secretary and current Interior and Local Government Secretary G.S. 1970, H.S. 1974
Sixto K. Roxas Economist, Professor A.B. Economics 1950
Meliton B. Salazar, Jr. President of the PHINMA Education Network H.S. 1983, B.S. 1987
Lea Salonga Singer, Actress College 1989 (transferred to Fordham University after being selected to the cast of Miss Saigon)
Ildefonso Santos National Artist for Architecture H.S. 1948
Rufino Cardinal Santos Cardinal L.H.D. honoris causa 1960
Carlos A. Santos-Viola Araw ng Maynila Awardee for Architecture H.S. 1930
Severino Sarmenta, Jr. Broadcaster, Sports Commentator Chair, Department of Communication
Darius Semaña Musician, Lead Guitarist of Parokya ni Edgar H.S.
Maria Lourdes Sereno first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines A.B. Economics 1980
Howie G. Severino Journalist, documentary filmmaker G.S. 1975, H.S. 1979
Rodolfo Severino, Jr. Diplomat, former ASEAN secretary General H.S. 1952, A.B. Humanities 1956
Domingo Siazon Foreign Affairs Secretary G.S. 1951, H.S. 1955, A.B. 1959
Danny Sillada Surrealist painter, Poet, Musician, Philosopher, Performance artist, Literary and Art critic M.B.A. 1993
Jaime Cardinal Sin Cardinal Honoris causa 1980
Gabriel Singson Central Bank Deputy Governor, Governor LL.B.
Jose Maria Sison Literary critic, Marxist theoretician, Award-winning Poet; Founding Chairman, Kabataang Makabayan; Founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines; Current Chairman, International League of Peoples' Struggle H.S. 1953-1954 (transferred to Colegio de San Juan de Letran during third year)
Guillermo V. Soliven Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Philippines A.B. Finance 1953 (cum laude)
Miguel Syjuco Writer, copy editor at the Montreal Gazette, author of the Man Asian Literary Prize winning novel Ilustrado A.B. English Literature 2000
Maximo V. Soliven Journalist, Publisher of The Philippine Star G.S. 1941, H.S. 1947, A.B. Law, A.B. Communications 1951
Adel Tamano lawyer, politician, former president of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila A.B. Economics 1992, J.D. 1996
Wigberto E. Tañada Senator of the Philippines G.S. 1948, H.S. 1952, A.B. 1956
Karylle Tatlonghari Singer and Actress, Daughter of actress Zsa Zsa Padilla B.S. Communications Technology Management 2002
Antoinette Taus Actress A.B. Political Science
Claudio Teehankee, Sr. Chief Justice of the Philippines H.S. 1934, A.B. 1938 (summa cum laude), LL.B. 1940 (summa cum laude), L.H.D. honoris causa 1985
Lewis Alfred Tenorio Basketball player A.B. Interdisciplinary Studies 2006
Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor A.B. Economics (cum laude)
Akiko Thomson Olympian and Asian Games swimmer M.B.A.
Toby Tiangco Representative of the legislative district of Navotas City, United Nationalist Alliance secretary-general B.S. Management
Chris Tiu Basketball player, TV host B.S. Management Engineering 2007, B.S./Master of Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance, Minor in Chinese Studies 2009
Alfred Vargas Actor, Politician A.B. Management Economics 2002
Cesar L. Villanueva Dean, Ateneo de Manila Law School LL.B. (Valedictorian) 1981
Enrico Villanueva Basketball player G.S. 1994, H.S. 1998, A.B. Development Studies 2002, M.A. Communication 2004
Jose Ramon Villarin, S.J. University President of the Ateneo de Manila University B.S. Physics 1980 (magna cum laude)
Jose Yulo Lawyer LL.D. honoris causa 1967
Ysmael "Yael" Yuzon Musician G.S. 1998, H.S. 2002, A.B. English Literature 2006
Yan Yuzon Musician, Theater Director/Actor and Writer G.S. 1992, H.S. 1996, A.B. Social Sciences 2000
Fernando Zóbel de Ayala y Montojo Painter and Artist; Professor, Ateneo de Manila University L.H.D. honoris causa 1963