Famous People from Cebu Province by City and Town

Here is a list of all the famous people from the island province of Cebu in the Central Visayas Region. They are enumerated by city and by town.

Bogo City
Carlo Jose A. Martinez – Mayor
Maria Cielo A. Martinez – Vice Mayor
Buenaventura Perez Rodriguez – Former Governor
Celestino Lazala Rodriguez – Former Senator, Congressman
Niel Murillo – Singer
Pedro Lazala Rodríguez – Former Senator, Mayor
Vina Morales – Singer, Actress, Entrepreneur

Carcar City
Mercedita R. Apura – Mayor
Nicepuro L. Apura – Vice Mayor
Nicole Borromeo – Miss Millennial Philippines 2019 (Eat Bulaga)
Maximino Jaen Noel – Former Congressman
Sheryn Regis – singer
Teofilo Bastida Camomot – Founder, Congregation of Blessed Virgin Missionaries
Troadio Galicano – Former Senator, Congressman
Vicente Sarmiento Urgello – Former Congressman

Cebu City
Edgardo Labella – Mayor
Michael “Mike” L. Rama – Vice Mayor
Annabelle Rama – Actress, Talent Manager
Antonieto Cabajog – Catholic Bishop
Antonio V. Cuenco – Former Congressman (District II)
Antonio Palang – Catholic Bishop
Christian Andrei Laplap – Writer, author of “The Oddity that is Them”
Dennis Villarojo – Catholic Bishop
Diva Montelaba – Actress
Dondon Hontiveros – Councilor and former PBA Player
Elreen Ando – Athlete, Olympian Weightlifter
Emilio “Lito” M. R. Osmeña Jr. – Former Governor
Francisco Montecillo Padilla – Archbishop in the Vatican’s diplomatic service
Filemon Yap Sotto – Former Senator, Congressman, Delegate Constitutional Convention
Gwendolyn Garcia – Governor, Cebu
Guia Moreno – Miss Philippines Earth 2021 Contestant
Hilario Abellana – Former Governor
Jackie Lou Blanco – Actress
Janella Salvador – Actress, Singer
Jesus Marino “Rene” Gandiongco Espina – Former Senator, Governor, Cabinet Member
Jin Macapagal – Actor, Grand Winner of “BidaMan” Contest of It’s showtime
John Henry Renner Osmeña – Former Senator, Congressman, Vice Mayor of Cebu City
Jose Briones – Former Governor, Congressman
Jose Delgado – Former Governor, Mayor
Jose R. Rojas Jr. – Catholic Archbishop
Kenneth Earl Medrano – Actor
Kris Tiffany Janson – 2014 Miss Intercontinental 2nd Runner-up
Manuel Roa – Former Governor
Marcelo Fernan – 18th Chief Justice, Former Senate President
Marco Alcaraz – Actor
Margielyn Arda Didal – Gold medalist in skating at the 2018 Asian Games
Martin Jumoad – Catholic Archbishop
Mary Joy Tabal – First Filipina to qualify as a marathon runner at the olympics
Nancy R. Cuenco – Former Congresswoman (District II)
Osmundo “Mundo” Genson Rama – Former Governor, Vice Governor
Paul Jake Castillo – PBB- Double Up Runner Up, Husband of Actress Kaye Abad
Patricio Buzon – Catholic Bishop
Pilita Corales – Singer
Rachel Marguerite B. Del Mar – Former Congresswoman (District I)
Raoul B. Del Mar – Former Congressman (District I)
Raul V. Del Mar – Current Congressman (District I)
Richard Yap – Actor, singer, businessman
Rodrigo A. Abellanosa – Current Congressman (District II)
Roberto Yap – Catholic Priest, President of Ateneo De Manila University
Rozzano D. Briguez – Former Chief, Philippine Air Force
Sergio “Serging” Veloso Osmeña Jr. – Former Senator, Governor, Mayor
Sergio Osmeña Sr. – Former President, Senate President, Cabinet Member
Sheena Belarmino – Singer
Tracy Maureen Perez – Beauty Queen
Vicente Rama – Former Senator, Congressman, Mayor (Father of Osmundo)

Danao City
Ramon “Nito” D. Durano III – Mayor, Former Congressman
Thomas Mark H. Durano – Vice Mayor
Agnes Almendras Magpale – Former Vice Governor
Alejandro Durano Almendras – Former Senator, Governor of Davao
Joseph Felix Mari “Ace” Hotchkiss Durano – Former Congressman
Miguel Antonio Almendras Magpale – Board Member
Pedro Tecla – Former Mayor (Assassinated)
Pedro Sepulveda – Former Mayor
Ramon Durano Jr. – Former Mayor (1971-1986)
Ramon M. Durano Sr. – Former Congressman, Patriarch of the Durano Clan
Ramon H. Durano VI – Former Congressman
Vicente Duterte – Former Mayor, Father of President Rodrigo Duterte

Lapu-lapu City
Junard Q. Chan – Mayor
Celedonio B. Sitoy – Vice Mayor
Claire Codilla – Miss Philippines Earth 2021 Contestant
Efren Tumulak Herrera – Former Congressman
Janine Berdin – Tawag Ng Tanghalan Season 2 Champion
Mariano Dimataga – Former Mayor
Megan Deen Campbell – Beauty Queen
Mercedes Romero Pair – Beauty Queen

Mandaue City
Jonas C. Cortes – Mayor, Former Congressman
Glenn O. Bercede – Vice Mayor
Alfredo Ouano – Former Mayor (Father of Thadeo Ouano)
Del Castillo, Mariano – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Demetrio Cortes Sr. – Former Mayor (Father of Jonas Cortes)
Emmarie M. Ouano-Dizon – Current Congresswoman
Esperanza Mina – Miss Philippines Earth 2021 Contestant
Luigi Quisumbing – Former Congressman, Former Mayor
Manuel Cabahug Briones – Former Senator
Nerissa Corazon Soon-Ruiz – Former Congressman
Sotero “Terong” Barte Cabahug – Former Congressman, Governor, and Cabinet Member
Thadeo “Teddy” Zambo Ouano – Former Mayor, Former Board Member

Naga City
Kristine Vanessa T. Chiong – Mayor
Virgilio M. Chiong – Vice Mayor
Ferdinand Chiong – Formr Mayor
Precioso Cantillas – Catholic Bishop
Valdemar M. Chiong – Former Mayor

Talisay City
Gerald Anthony V. Gullas Jr. – Mayor
Alan G. Bucao – Vice Mayor
Dave Bornea – Actor, Model
Eduardo Gullas – Current Congressman, Former Governor, Former Mayor
Gazini Ganados – 2019 Miss Philippines – Universe
Mia Jane Salisbury – Miss Philippines Earth 2021 Contestant
Shaila Rebortera – Beauty Queen
Socrates Fernandez – Former Mayor

Toledo City
Marjorie P. Perales – Mayor
Jay B. Sigue – Vice Mayor
Arsenio Veloso Climaco – Former Governor
Aurelio Espinosa – Former Mayor
John Henry Renner Osmeña – Former Senator, Congressman, Mayor of Toledo
Juan F. Clímaco – Second Governor of Cebu

Alcantara
Fritz A. Lastimoso – Mayor
Feliciano B. Ferraren – Vice Mayor

Alcoy
Michael Angelo D. Sestoso – Mayor
Jimmy M. Abajon – Vice Mayor

Alegria
Verna V. Magallon – Mayor
Gilberto F. Magallon – Vice Mayor
Ernesto Falar Herrera – Former Senator
Mariano Jesus Cuenco – Former Senate President
Pedro Calungsod – Filipino Saint

Aloguinsan
Cesare Ignatius G. Moreno – Mayor
Raisa G. Moreno – Vice Mayor

Argao
Allan M. Sesaldo – Mayor
Jessa Mae S. Flores-Mier – Vice Mayor
Agustin Yreneo Artiaga Kintanar – Former Congressman
Hilario Davide Jr. – Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Former Ambassador to the United Nations
Isidro Kintanar – Former Congressman and Mayor
Juan Fuentes Alcazaren – Former Congressman
Julio A. Llorente – First Governor of Cebu
Francisco Emilio F. Remotigue – Former Governor
Simeon L. Kintanar – Former Congressman

Asturias
Jose Antonio T. Pintor – Mayor
Reine P. Yaras – Vice Mayor

Badian
Carmencita L. Lumain – Mayor
Fructuoso A. Caballero – Vice Mayor

Balamban
Alex S. Binghay – Mayor
Alex Francis V. Binghay II – Vice Mayor

Bantayan
Arthur E. Despi – Mayor
Antonio Y. Montemar – Vice Mayor
Casimiro Del Rosario – National Scientist
John F. Du – Catholic Archbishop

Barili
Julieto N. Flores – Mayor
Luisito Ponsica – Vice Mayor and former councilor
Marlon F. Garcia – Former Mayor (+)
Pablo John Garcia – Congressman

Boljoon
Merlou D. Derama – Mayor
Ervin M. Villanueva – Vice Mayor

Borbon
Noel T. Dotillos – Mayor
Roy D. Melgo – Vice Mayor

Carmen
Carlo T. Villamor – Mayor
Al Silvestre B. Damiles – Vice Mayor
Mariano Jesús Diosomito Cuenco – Former Senate President, Cabinet Member, Governor

Catmon
Iris I. Baylon-Gestopa – Mayor
Earl Tidy H. Oyas – Vice Mayor

Compostela
Froilan Quiño – Mayor
Josephine T. Abing – Vice Mayor
June Mar Fajardo – Former PBA Player

Consolacion
Joannes P. Alegado – Mayor
Teresa P. Alegado – Vice Mayor
JK Labajo – Singer, Actor and Model
June Mar Fajardo – Most Valuable Player, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)

Cordoba
Mary Therese S. Cho – Mayor
Ximgil Dino A. Sitoy – Vice Mayor

Daanbantayan
Sun J. Shimura – Mayor
Gilbert M. Arrabis Jr. – Vice Mayor
Janice Salimbangon – Current Congresswoman
Maria Luisa Loot – Former Mayor
Vicente Loot – Former Mayor, Former Police General

Dalaguete
Jeffrey B. Belciña – Mayor
William O. Lagahid – Vice Mayor

Dumanjug
Efren Guntrano Z. Gica – Mayor
Erwin Z. Gica – Vice Mayor
Dionisio A. Jakosalem – Former Governor
Isabelo Abarquez – Catholic Bishop
Nelson Gamaliel Garcia – Former Mayor, Son of Pablo Garcia
Pablo P. Garcia – Former Congressman, Patriarch of the Garcia Clan of Cebu

Ginatilan
Dean Michael P. Singco – Mayor
Jose Ramon O. Gornez – Vice Mayor

Liloan
Ma. Esperanza Christina C. Frasco – Mayor
Steffi Rose Aberasturi – Beauty Queen
Thelma L. Jordan – Vice Mayor

Madridejos
Salvador S. dela Fuente – Mayor
Jay River S. dela Fuente – Vice Mayor

Malabuyoc
Lito Narciso E. Creus – Mayor
Lito Narciso “Jigjig” L. Creus III – Vice Mayor

Medellin
Joven J. Mondigo Jr. – Mayor
Juan Alfonso L. Lim – Vice Mayor

Minglanilla
Elanito A. Peña – Mayor
Loben C. Geozeon – Vice Mayor
Golden Cañedo – Singer, Performer
Morissette Amon – Singer, Performer
Roger Pogoy – Basketball Player (PBA)

Moalboal
Paz A. Rozgoni – Mayor
Inocentes G. Cabaron – Vice Mayor
Charissa Rama – Miss Philippines Earth 2021 Contestant

Oslob
Jose C. Tumulak Jr. – Mayor
Christopher A. Amit – Vice Mayor

Pilar
Manuel P. Santiago – Mayor
Antonio R. Ceballos – Vice Mayor

Pinamungahan
Glenn F. Baricuatro – Mayor
Richard M. Canillo – Vice Mayor

Poro
Edgar G. Rama – Mayor
Luciano D. Rama Jr. – Vice Mayor

Ronda
Mariano Terence Y. Blanco V – Mayor
Rocky T. Gabatan – Vice Mayor
Mariano Blanco III – Former Mayor who was shot ded in his office on September 5, 2018
Santiago Villagonzalo Lucero – Former Senator, Mayor

Samboan
Emerito “Tito” S. Calderon – Mayor
Emerito D. Calderon Jr – Vice Mayor
Raymond Joseph Calderon – Former Mayor
Ernesto “Boy” F. Herrera – Former Senator, Congressman, Labor Leader

San Fernando
Lakambini “Neneth” G. Reluya – Mayor
Ricci Regen G. Reluya – Vice Mayor
Khesehn Babatid – Miss Philippines Earth 2021 Contestant
Beatrice Luigi Gomez – Miss Cebu 2020

San Francisco
Alfredo A. Arquillano Jr. – Mayor
Aly A. Arquillano – Vice Mayor

San Remegio
Mariano R. Martinez – Mayor
Alfonso C. Pestolante – Vice Mayor

Santa Fe
Ithamar P. Espinosa – Mayor
Naomi I. Espinosa – Vice Mayor

Santander
Marites B. Buscato – Mayor
Marilyn S. Wenceslao – Vice Mayor

Sibonga
Lionel E. Bacaltos – Mayor
Mariano Laude – Vice Mayor

Sogod
Richard B. Streegan – Mayor
Lissa Marie D. Streegan – Vice Mayor
Francesco Padilla – Archbishop, Apostolic Nuncio to Qatar
Jesus Dosado – Archbishop, diocese of Ozamiz
Osvaldo Padilla – Archbishop, Former Apostolic Nuncio to South Korea

Tabogon
Zigfred P. Duterte – Mayor
Leonardo B. Arpon – Vice Mayor

Tabuelan
Raul T. Gerona – Mayor
Rex Casiano T. Gerona – Vice Mayor

Tuburan
Danilo M. Diamante – Mayor
Democrito M. Diamante – Vice Mayor

Tudela
Greman B. Solante – Mayor
Erwin P. Yu – Vice Mayor

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