Can You Name Filipino Harvard Graduates? Here’s a Top 10

Harvard Graduates? The better word is “Filipino Harvard Graduates”

Harvard University is among the top-tier universities around the world. It serves excellence through different forms of knowledge as their global competency are providing a difference in the world.

Several photos of Harvard university campus and events inside it has been circulating in social media. Filipinos share their wittiest caption to indicate themselves as one who studied or graduated in Harvard university.

Little did we know, there are lucky and privileged Filipinos who actually studied and are graduates of Harvard University.

These are some of the filipino harvard graduates that has been done public services in the past decades.

Miriam Defensor-Santiago

The former senator of the Philippines, Miriam Defensor Santiago has a remarkable educational achievements throughout his life.

She was also named as one of the Top Most 100 Powerful Women in 1997 in Australia. Aside from this, she has also chosen as one of the judge in the international criminal court.

Filipino Harvard Graduates

Fe Del Mundo

Fe Del Mundo was the first woman to be ever admitted in Harvard University, in a medical school. She was a pediatrician who revolutionized the practice of medicine and is considered as one of the national scientist in the Philippines.

Her admission to the prestigious university was somehow a misunderstanding between admissions office because based on her name the office considered it as a men.

The university before has a  tradition of admitting only male students. Women are also allowed to be admit in the university two years after her admission.

Sonny Angara

Sonny Angara is one of the senators inside the senate and has authored and sponsored of nearly two hundred laws in his two decades of being a legistlator.

His educational background first started at his undergraduate degree in international relations finished in London School of Economics and took Master of Law at Harvard Law School.

Eugenio Lopez III

You may not be familiar with his face yet he you’re pretty much familiar with what he’s showing to you: well, literally, a show.

Eugenio Lopez III is the chairperson of the ABS-CBN Corporation. He’s a filipino businessman providing you good services int erms of broadcasting and bring entertainment in your homes.

Apparently, the government has ordered its shutdown few months ago stopping its franchise for public service.

Eugenio Lopez III studied Master of Business Administration in Harvard Business School.

Jaime Zobel de Ayala II

Another filipino harvard graduate is the current CEO of the Ayala Corporation. In addition to his ownership, he also manage Globe Telecom and Bank of the Philippine Islands.

Under his educational background, he studied master of business administration in Harvard Business School in 1987.

Francis Pangilinan

Francis Pangilinan is a filipino politician and lawyer who is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines and the current President of the Liberal Party of the Philippines.

Francis Pangilinan studied his bachelor oflaws in the University of the Philippines – Diliman and pursued his Master in Public Administration at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Juan Ponce Enrile

Also known as JPE, a filipino politician and lawyer and served as a justice secretary and defense minister under Marcos Regime. He continued his politics career and ending it as a senate president from 2008 until his resignation in 2013.

One of his educational attainment was studying in harvard law school as a scholar and obtaining a degree of Master of Law specialized in international tax law.

Renato Corona

You are already familiar with this person because of his impeachment after he was found guilty by the senate. He was the 23rd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines under the presidency of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Yet before this, he was a law professor back then and had a degree in Master of law at Harvard Law School. He also had a doctoral degree in civil law at University of Santo Tomas, graduated as Summa Cum Laude.

Ralph G. Recto

A filipino politician whose only intention is to make a better life for others. Ralph G. Recto dedicated his life in politics and has managed several positions in Senate and also a represenatative of batangas from 1992-2001.

His is the husband of actress-politician, Vilma Santos. During his time, under his education, he pursued Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde.

For only a semeter, He took a Masters degree in Public Administration in the University of the Philippines – Diliman and later pursued a Leadership Scholarship course at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Dinky Soliman

She was a former secretary of the Department of Social Welface and Development (DSWD) under the presidency of Benigno Aquino III and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Yet her resignation was provoked after the Hello Garci Scandal

Dinky Soliman has a remarkable educational attainment starting from taking Bachelor degree and Masters degree in Social Work at the UNiversity of the Philippines – Diliman. She also took Master of Public Administration at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Filipino Harvard Graduates