Roman Catholic Filipino Cardinal who was installed as the Archbishop of Manila in 2011.
He earned a Bachelor's degree in Pre-Divinity from Ateneo De Manila University in 1977.
He is only the seventh Filipino to be made a cardinal by the Catholic Church and was brought to tears upon his appointment.
His family was a part of the Filipino Principalía, the country's lowland, hispanic colonized aristocracy.
He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.