Famous Filipino physicists include Gregorio Zara, Caesar Saloma and Diosdado Banatao. These men were responsible for significant advances in solar energy, optics and computer science.Know More
Gregorio Zara discovered the law of electrical kinetic resistance, which is named the Zara Effect in his honor. He invented the two-way videophone in 1955, then turned his attention toward solar energy, inventing solar batteries, stoves and water heaters.
Caesar Saloma made significant advances in the field of optics and invented optical microscope techniques. He became chancellor of the main campus of the University of the Philippines in 2011 and is editor-in-chief of the Philippine Journal of Science.
Diosdado Banatao developed chips that accelerate computer speed. He was also involved with the development of the Ethernet controller chip and developed the idea of a local bus for personal computers.Learn more about Physics
Two famous Filipino painters are Juan Luna and Fernando Amorsolo. Both painters are dead but during their lives, they were highly successful and celebrated. In recognition of his skillful depiction of dead and discarded gladiators in ancient Rome — a painting entitled "Spoliarium" — Juan Luna was awarded the gold medal at the 1884 salon exhibit of Madrid when he was just 26.Full Answer >
The most famous Filipino psychologist is quite possible Virgilio Enriquez, who is known throughout the Philippines as the Father of Filipino Psychology. He founded the National Organization of Filipino Psychology in 1975.Full Answer >
Some famous Filipino writers are Maribeth de la Cruz (pen name Martha Cecilia), Carlo J. Caparas, Mars Ravelo, Nick Joaquin, Gilda Olvidado, Lualhati Bautista, Jose Rizal, Francisco Balagtas, Bob Ong and Francisco Sionil Jose. All 10 writers have been recognized with awards in Philippine literature.Full Answer >
Famous Filipino sculptors include Guillermo Tolentino and Napoleon Abueva. Tolentino emerged during the middle of the 19th century, creating works in the Classical style. His works feature political and revolutionary themes, including the large statue of the Bonificio Monument, which features the prominent figure Andres Bonifacio, a key leader in the Philippines' revolution against Spain during the late 1890s.Full Answer >