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A list with media originating from, or involving, the Philippines.

Note: This list may include works or personalities coming from the Filipino diaspora—that is, Filipinos who live and/or regularly work outside the country. Much as with the Jews, the Chinese, the Irish or the Polish, the diaspora is an essential concept in Filipino society, with millions going abroad either to send back aid to their families or to migrate and seek greener pastures. As such, if a work is produced in a foreign country, but primarily by people of Filipino descent, the priority is to count it under "Filipino-created" media, rather than "foreign media about the Philippines/Filipinos".

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Visual Artists & Architects
  • Juan Luna
    • Spoliarium
  • Fernando Amorsolo
  • Justiniano Asunción
  • Damian Domingo
  • José Honorato Lozano
  • Felix Resurrección Hidalgo
  • Vicente Manansala
  • Victorio Edades
  • Guillermo Tolentino
  • Isabelo Tampingco
  • Leandro V. Locsin
  • Andres Luna de San Pedro
  • Napoleon "Nap" Abueva
  • Benedicto "Bencab" Cabrera
  • José Joya
  • Abdulmari "Asia" Imao
  • Ramon Orlina
  • Igan D'bayan
  • Federico Aguilar Alcuaz
  • José Tence Ruiz


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Video Game Developers

Web Artists

Web Originals

    Media primarily created in the Philippines, mostly by Filipinos 


Manga and Anime

  • Love is in the Bag series
  • Barangay 143 (co-production with Japanese & Singaporean studios)
  • K.I.A. (local manga by Marco Dimaano)
  • Hinagunoy sa Goryon (Cebuano anime-style short film)
  • The Trese Animated Adaptation on Netflix.




  • Adarna House (publisher of children's books)
  • Apay a Pinatayda ni Naw Simón (1935; Ilokano-language, regarded as the country's first proper detective/espionage novel)
  • Bajo los Cocoteros
  • Banaag at Sikat (1906)
  • Bantugan
  • Ben Singkol
  • Biag ni Lam-ang (Ilokano epic)
  • Boxer Codex (c. 1590; illustrated guide depicting the precolonial Filipino natives)
  • The Butcher, The Baker, and the Candlestick Maker
  • But for the Lovers (1970)
  • A Child of Sorrow
  • Rin Chupeco, author of the The Bone Witch and The Girl from the Well, has an upcoming series A Hundred Words for Magic featuring a Filipino family.
  • The Code of Kalantiaw (once thought to be a code of laws for a precolonial kingdom notable for its cruel and unusual punishments, but since proven to be a hoax)
  • La Creacion (1959)
  • Darangen (Lanao epic)
  • "Dead Stars" (1925)
  • Dekada '70 (1982)
  • Desaparesidos
  • Doctrina Cristiana (c 1590s; one of the first known printed books in the islands—a Catholic catechism and prayer book, printed in woodblock)
  • Dogeaters
  • Doveglion (poetry collection by José Garcia Villa)
  • An Embarrassment of Riches
  • The Farm (2019)
  • The Feet of Juan Bacnang
  • El Filibusterismo (1891)
  • Escapist Dream and Otaku Girl, novels written by Filipino writer Louis Bulaong. Bulaong also wrote the book Bandido, which is a historical fiction about the Waray Waray Gang.
  • Farah
  • Hard Times (children's book)
  • Florante at Laura (appeared in the late 1830s)
  • Gagamba
  • The Gangster of Love
  • Gapô
  • Gun Dealers' Daughter
  • Hinilawod (Ilonggo epic)
  • His Native Soil
  • The History of the Burgis (a satirical take on Philippine history, like a more mature version of the Horrible Histories series)
  • Ibalong (Bicolano epic)
  • Ibong Adarna (Catholic-lowlander epic)
  • Ilustrado (2010)
  • Insurrecto (2018)
  • Indarapatra't Sulayman
  • Janus Silang series
  • Kapitan Sino
  • Killing Time in a Warm Place
  • Laguna Copperplate Inscription (900 C.E.)
  • The Man Who (Thought He) Looked Like Robert Taylor
  • Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang
  • My Sad Republic
  • Naermyth
  • Nínay (1885)
  • Noli Me Tangere (1887)
  • La Oveja de Nathán (1928)
  • Para Kay B.
  • The Peninsulares (1964)
  • Pinaglahuan (1907)
  • Pilandok (children's book series)
  • Los Pájaros de Fuego (1945)
  • The Quiet Ones (2017)
  • The Rosales Saga
  • Sherds
  • Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata ("Amapola, in 65 Chapters", 2011)
  • Sins
  • Smaller & Smaller Circles (2002; new edition 2015)
  • Shri-Bishaya (1969; Hiligaynon-language)
  • Soledad's Sister
  • Tagalog romance novellas/novelettes (and presumably romance novellas in other Philippine languages as well)
  • Timawa
  • Toxicology
  • Viajero
  • Various Philippine Wattpad short novels (often written in urban Taglish)
  • Without Seeing The Dawn (1947)
  • The Woman Who Had Two Navels & Tales of the Tropical Gothic
    • "Candido's Apocalypse"
    • "The Summer Solstice"
    • "May Day Eve" (1947)
    • "Doña Jeronima"
    • "Guardia de Honor"
    • "The Legend of the Dying Wanton"
    • "Three Generations"
    • The Woman Who Had Two Navels (duh)
    • The Order of Melkizedek (1966)

Live-Action Series

Tabletop Games

Television Stations


Video Games and Visual Novels

Webcomics & Web Manga

Web Originals

  • Alex's Corner
  • Calenture
  • Gameboys
  • Urban Reverie
  • Hanging Out (webseries centered on gay Filipino professionals)
  • Carpioman
  • Web dramas by Digital 5, the web arm of media network TV5:
    • Forever Sucks (a gothic web drama about a vampire call center agent)
    • Tanods (about barangay tanods, or neighborhood watch officers)
    • Rock U, which features a school rock band starting out on their musical journey
  • The Hungry Syrian Wanderer, a YouTube channel documenting life in the Philippines through the eyes of a Syrian-born blogger and entrepreneur who fled his war-torn homeland in 2013 and settled in the Philippines, eventually becoming a naturalised citizen in 2019.note 
  • Heneral Tuna
  • The Lovers (2023)

"Western" Animation note 

  • The 1980s Ang Panday animation, based on the popular Ang Panday ("The Blacksmith") komiks and movie franchise.
  • Jet and the Pet Rangers
  • Mutya (2009)

    Media by Filipinos in the diaspora 




Web Originals

Western Animation

  • The Nutshack was an animated series intended for Filipino-American audiences; its main characters are Filipino-American. The show became infamous for its overall quality, especially its So Bad, It's Good theme song which reached Memetic Mutation, causing it to get an ironic following.
  • Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World was created by Fil-Am director Q. Allan Brocka (who is the nephew of, yes, acclaimed Filipino director and National Artist for Film Lino Brocka), and features the titular Rick, Steve's 30-year-old Fil-Am husband, and his family as supporting characters.