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Thursday, 2 August 2007

Some Notable Filipinos Who Studied Abroad

  1. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo - Georgetown University (Washington DC, US)

  2. Fidel V. Ramos - US Military Academy (New York, USA)

  3. Corazon Aquino - Mt. St. Vincent College (New York, USA)

  4. Victorio Edades - University of Wisconsin (Wisconsin, US)

  5. Anita Magsaysay-Ho - Cranbrook Academy of Art (Michigan, USA)

  6. Jose Garcia Villa - Columbia University (New York, USA)

  7. Carlos P. Romulo - Columbia University (New York, USA)

  8. Bienvenido Santos - University of Illinois, Columbia University, University
    of Iowa (Iowa, USA)

  9. Edilberto Tiempo - University of Iowa (Iowa, USA)

  10. Jose P Laurel - Yale University (Connecticut, US)

  11. Graciano Lopez-Jaena - University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

  12. Antonio Luna - Central University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain)

  13. Juan Luna - Escuela de Bella Artes (Madrid, Spain)

  14. Jose P. Rizal - University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain)

    Trivia: Unable to press for reforms at home, the educated Filipinos left for
    Europe to study and to bring the so-called Philippine problem to the attention
    of liberal Spaniards. The period from about 1882-1896 may be called the Period
    of Propaganda. It was during this period that the Filipino propagandists, led by
    Graciano Lopez Jaena, Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Mariano Ponce, Jose Ma.
    Panganiban, Antonio Luna and others, wrote and spoke for the Philippines and the
    Filipinos. -Philippine History, Tedodoro A. Agoncillo, 1966

Trivia: An elite class of rich Filipinos, also known as "pensionados" were allowed to come to America to learn in American universities. In November 1903, 103 pensionados became the first Filipino students in American universities and campuses - Filipino Migrants in San Diego, 1900-1946 Adelaida Castillo-Tsuchida.

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