PLM has approximately 50,000 alumni since its formal opening in 1967. Alumni hold a variety of positions and jobs throughout the world. PLM graduates are nicknamed as PLMayers.
Some notable PLMayers have served the Philippine government both at the national and local levels, such as Senator Ping Lacson, Bohol Congressman Edgar Chatto, Manila Congressman Nestor Ponce, Jr., Samar Congressman Antonio Eduardo Nachura, Sorsogon Congressman Jose Solis, Caloocan City Mayor Rey Malonzo, Manila City Vice-Mayor Isko Moreno, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and former Manila City Mayor Lito Atienza, among others.
In literature and journalism, PLM has produced two recipients of Carlos Palanca Awards, such as Manuel Buising and Marlon Miguel, as well as a winner of journalism award, Jason Gutierrez (Asia Human Rights Press Awards by the Amnesty International). Other authors and media personalities include award-winning screenwriters and directors like Adolfo Alix, Jr., Roy Iglesias, Florida M. Bautista, Real Florido, and StarStruck creator Rommel Gacho; novelist Emeniano Acain Somoza, Jr.; health communications specialist Dr. Fernado B. Perfas; journalists and columnists Atty. Berteni Causing, Willie Jose, June Nardo and Giovanni Paolo Yazon, TV reporter Julius Segovia, and TV host Mon Isberto.
In entertainment and television, PLM is represented by multi-awarded comedian Michael V., pop singer Aicelle Santos, theater actor Cezarah Campos, praise music artist Anthony Cailao, action star Rey Malonzo, and drama actors Isko Moreno and Robert Ortega. In the world of beauty pageant and modelling, PLM has April Tanhueco, April Love Jordan, and Maria Sovietskaya Bacud.
PLM alumni serving as CEO or holding key positions in companies include Wilma Galvante (Senior Vice-President for Entertainment at GMA-7), Jerry Isla (Chairman and Senior Partner, Isla Lipana & Co.), Fe Tibayan-Palileo (Commissioner, Social Security System; Governor and Treasurer, Employers Confederation of the Philippines), Alvin M. Pinpin (Partner, Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co.), Rolando G. Peña (President and CEO of Smart Broadband; Head of Network Services Division, Smart Communications), Edith A. del Rosario (Assistant General Manager for Operations, RPN-9), Roberto del Rosario, (Vice President for Operations, IBC-13), Roberto Juanchito T. Dispo (Senior Vice President of First Metro Investment Corporation, a wholly owned Investment Bank subsidiary of Metrobank), Dr. Ricardo F. de Leon, Executive Vice President of Centro Escolar University and former President of the Mindanao State University, Director Nicanor A. Bartolome, Deputy Director-General of the Philippine National Police, and others.
PLMayers in academia and research include business management guru Dr. Conrado E. Iñigo, Jr., nurse-educator and best-selling author Dr. Carlito Balita, Division of City Schools-Manila Superintendent Dr. María Luisa Quiñones, immunology expert and first Filipino cosmonaut–doctor Dr. Senen A. Reyes, and others.
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