134mm x 203mm

208 pages

Full colour



Paperback | 399 pesos

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Kindle | USD3.99

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The father of Philippine modern retail

The visionary builder of Makati

The computer genius of Silicon Valley

The inventor of banana ketchup

The grand old man of Philippine art

The doctor who discovered erythromycin

The peanut vendor who became a billionaire

The first international diva

The iron lady of Asia

The dean of Philippine fashion

The greatest bowler of all time

The pioneer of women’s rights

The sailor who conquered the Pacific Ocean

The first lady of Philippine music

The initiator of the longest revolt

The heiress turned people’s servant

The prince of Filipino printers

The mother of Philippine pediatrics

The champion of human rights

The first Filipino Roman Catholic saint

and many more . . .


100 remarkable stories.
100 beautiful illustrations.

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The book features 100 remarkable Filipinos of the last 500 years. They have have lived through challenges, excelled in their respective fields, conquered their competition, inspired a nation, and even gave their lives for the country. Read and be inspired!

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Noel de Guzman

Publisher, Writer and Illustrator


De Guzman is an award-winning art director and illustrator. He is the founder and creative director of Artmazing!—a Hong Kong-based publishing and design firm established in 2010.


Born and raised in Manila, he worked in various advertising agencies, including Hemisphere-Leo Burnett and J. Walter Thompson, as an art director before moving to Hong Kong in 1993 to work on various regional publications such as Hong Kong Tatler, South China Morning Post, and Time Out, to name a few. He has won multiple design and illustration awards including “Illustration of the Year” at the 13th Philippine Advertising Congress.


De Guzman has worked on a wide array of brands including: McDonalds, Citi, IBM, HSBC, 7-Up, United Airlines, Shangri-La Hotels, South China Morning Posts, World Health Organization, Kraft, National, Landmark, Lan Kwai Fong Group, Time Out, Asian Development Bank, Localiiz, Foreign Correspondents Club, Asian Investor, InsuranceAsia News, Global Health and Travel, Baccarat, Hong Kong Design Institue, Macau One, Stanley Plaza, Premiere Production Hong Kong, Cordis Hotel, City of Dreams, Osage Gallery, Bookazine, Gold Coast Hotel, Index Universe, KPMG, City of Dreams and Kerry Hotel.


He holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, major in Visual Communications, from the University of the Philippines.

He is also an accomplished painter, having done ten solo art exhibitions and completed commissioned works around Southeast Asia. He is an active member of the Filipino community in Hong Kong and has organized more than a hundred socio-civic events such as blood donation drives, clean up drives, livelihood projects, and many more.

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