Silliman University - Alumni


Presently, Silliman has forty duly organized and recognized alumni chapters throughout the world. Five of these are based in the U.S and Canada. Notable alumni of the university include

  • Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines; S
  • Senators Robert Barbers, Lorenzo Teves, and the Great Filibuster Roseller Lim;
  • House Speaker Cornelio Villareal;
  • John Gokongwei, Sr., a Philippine business magnate;
  • Frederick Dael, former CEO and President of Pepsi Cola Asia Pacific, and former CEO of Islacom;
  • William Torres, "Father of Philippine Internet" and co-founder of Mozaic Corporation;
  • Vicente Sinco, one of the signatories of the UN Charter in 1945, the 8th President of the University of the Philippines, and founder of Foundation University;
  • MacArthur Corsino, current Philippine Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba; * Antonio P. Villamor, Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;
  • Juanita Amatong, former Secretary of the Department of Finance and first woman executive director in the World Bank Group from the Philippines;
  • Angel C. Alcala, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Public Service and former Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources;
  • Leonor M. Briones, former National Treasurer of the Republic of the Philippines;
  • Emilio Macias II, former Governor of Negros Oriental;
  • Efren N. Padilla, Executive Director, Center for Filipino Studies California State University, East Bay;
  • Jose Andrada, first commanding officer of the Philippine Navy (formerly Off Shore Patrol) under the Philippine Commonwealth in 1939 and after whom the Headquarters of the Philippine Navy is now named;
  • Edith L. Tiempo, National Artist for Literature (1999);
  • Edilberto K. Tiempo, Filipino writer, professor and founder of the Silliman National Writers Workshop.
  • Eddie S. Romero, National Artist for Cinema and Broadcast Arts (2003);
  • Leoncio P. Deriada, Palanca Awards Hall of Famer;
  • César Ruiz Aquino, Filipino poet and fictionist;
  • Simeon Toribio, one of few Filipinos who won medals in the history of world Olympics.

Sillimanians have also excelled in the field of journalism such as Claire Delfin of GMA Network and Ina Reformina of ABS-CBN; while there are those who entered showbusiness such as Bret Jackson and Beauty Gonzalez.

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