Thursday, March 26, 2015

Notable UPCAT Passers in the Philippines

Upon graduating high school, one of my dreams before was to be an alumnus of the University of the Philippines. It is because at that time, I believed that if I became a UP grad I will land a high paying job and can become a notable person for certain industry that can help our country. Yes, that was my dream, to become successful financially or even just to be known for something worth it. This can be good deeds that can help the Filipino people. But before anything else, How did I come up with this idea? This idea came from UP grads that I look up to when I was still young and, here they are.

Notable Filipinos that I look up to:

  1. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr.

Ninoy Aquino is the late father of the incumbent Philippine President Noynoy Aquino III. He is a former Governor of Tarlac who became the youngest Senator at the age of 34 who led the opposition against the Dictatorship of the Marcos Regime. Because of his drastic actions against Marcos, upon the declaration of martial law, he was detained for 7 years. In 1980, he had an heart attack and was given permission to seek medical attention in the US together with his family. Upon returning from the US to the Philippines in 1983, he was shot dead in the Manila International Airport. His death fuelled Edsa People Power 1 which ousted president Ferdinand Marcos from presidency.

  1. Miriam Defensor Santiago

Known as the “Iron Lady of Asia”, Miriam Defensor Santiago's performance in academics was unbelievable. She was a prodigy in school showing academic excellence being a valedictorian in gradeschool, high school and law school. A Magna Cumlaude in college and was the first female editor in chief of the most famous college newspaper in the country “Kule”. Today, her accomplishments are incredible after being included in the 100 most influential women in the world on 1997 and was hailed as the first Filipina and Asian from a developing country in an International Court.

  1. Lino Brocka

The most prominent film maker of all time in the History of the Philippine cinema. He is popular because of his brilliantly made movies like Tinimbang ka Ngunit Kulang, Orapronobis and Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag which was regarded as the greatest Philippine film of all time by film enthusiasts.

So, these are the three most influential UP graduates that I looked up to when I was young. Thanks for following my blog! Till next time! 

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