Maria Ressa is a Filipino journalist, and the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network. Maria has more than 25 years of journalism under her belt, most of them as CNN’s bureau chief in Manila (1987-1995) then Jakarta (1995-2005). In 2018, she was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” and won the prestigious Golden Pen of Freedom Award from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-INFRA). Read Maria A. Ressa biography and profile.
Rodrigo Duterte was born on March 28, 1945 in Maasin, Southern Leyte to Vicente Duterte and Soledad Roa who were both civil servants. His mother was a public school teacher while his father was a government worker. Duterte traces his roots to the Visayas. He spent his early years in Danao, Cebu, the hometown of his father. But his lineage has also direct ties from Mindanao as his mother hails from Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte while his paternal grandmother was a Maranao. Read Rodrigo Roa Duterte Biography and Profile.
Benigno Aquino was born November 27, 1932, a Filipino politician who served as a Senator of the Philippines and governor of the province of Tarlac. He was the husband of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino and father of former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. Read Benigno Aquino Biography and Profile.
Maria Corazon Aquino was born January 25, 1933, Philippines. Her husband, Benigno Aquino, had been an opponent of Ferdinand Marcos. When Marcos called for elections in 1986, Corazon Aquino became the unified opposition’s presidential candidate. She took office after Marcos fled the country, and served as president, with mixed results, until 1992. Read Maria Corazon Aquino Biography and Profile.
Imelda Marcos was born 2 July 1929, married Ferdinand Marcos in 1954, who was then a member of the House of Representatives. During the 1986 elections, a popular uprising forced the Marcoses into exile, and they fled to Hawaii. Mrs Marcos returned to the Philippines in 1992 and campaigned for the presidency. Read Imelda Marcos Biography and Profile.
Ferdinand E. Marcos, born on September 11, 1917. He was Philippines former President and prime Minister, statesman, war hero, author, poet and parliamentarian. Marcos went on exile in Hawaii, where he died on September 28, 1989. Read Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr. Biography and Profile.
Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray, born 6 January 1994, is a Filipino-Australian model, stage actress, singer, visual artist, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2018. She is the fourth Filipina to win the pageant. Previously, Gray was crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2018 and Miss World Philippines 2016. Read Catriona Gray Biography and Profile.