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Ramon Acoymo

Ramon Acoymo
AKA Ramon Maria G. Acoymo

  • 1st Filipino classical singer to sing a recital format at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP Main Theater, 2003)
  • 1st Filipino classical singer to perform solo at the Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, USA
  • 1st Filipino to graduate magna cum laude at the University of the Philippines College of Music

"Everywhere we go, we meet the host country in its own terms—its own brand of music, its theories, its research. But, at the same time, we make it a point to showcase the Filipino artistry."



UP College of Music: Dean Ramón Maria G. Acoymo
College of Music goes global
Triumph of the great voice
'A Voice for Children' thoroughly soul-satisfying
Tenor for victims of toxic waste

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?