Famous Leviste’s may refer to:

Famous Filipinos

Arian Leviste

Arian Leviste (born January 19, 1970 in Burbank, California) is an electronic music artist, music producer, and DJ. He grew up in Canoga Park, California and attended California State University, Northridge where he received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate. He took piano lessons since the age of 7, and started deejaying at age 14. In 1987, he started a DJ equipment business with a couple of friends in Reseda, California.

In 1991, Leviste met John Tejada at a mutual friend’s house to collaborate on music. Since then, they have released numerous singles, EPs, and full-length albums on labels such as 7th City, Playhouse Records and Tejada’s own label, Palette Recordings.

In October 2007, Leviste and John Tejada embarked on their first tour together throughout Europe. The duo performed a live hardware set at the following venues: Mission (Leeds, UK), Click (Hamburg, Germany), Watergate (Berlin, Germany), Propaganda (Moscow, Russia), Maffia (Reggio Emilia, Italy), Batofar (Paris, France), and Compression @ King King (Los Angeles, California, USA).


Written and Produced by John Tejada & Arian Leviste

  • Fairfax Sake (2001) – Playhouse Records
  • The Dot and the Line (2004) – Moods & Grooves
  • Back For Basics (2005) – Palette Recordings


Written and Produced by John Tejada & Arian Leviste

  • Malnutritioned Massage (1997) – Palette Recordings
  • Ebonics (1997) – Palette Recordings
  • 2 Speakers Dream (1999) – Palette Recordings
  • 6 Hits Of Sunshine (2000) – Palette Recordings
  • Firefly (2000) – Palette Recordings
  • Focus & Temper (2000) – Immigrant
  • In A Free Lane (2000) – Palette Recordings
  • Where Circles Begin (2000) – Moods & Grooves
  • Emo (2001) – Pornflake Records
  • Memoria Technica (2001) – Palette Recordings
  • Western Starland (2001) – Palette Recordings
  • Syntax Free (2002) – Playhouse Records
  • It’s Only Music (2002) – Groovetech Records
  • Geriatricks (2004) – Playhouse Records
  • Psycho Happiness (2004) – Palette Recordings
  • Multiplier (2007) – Palette Recordings
  • Live 07 (2007) – Palette Recordings

Feliciano Leviste

Feliciano Leviste (1898-1972), popularly known as “Sanoy”, was governor of Batangas province in the Philippines from 1947 to 1972. Respected for his populist platform, Leviste governed Batangas during an unprecedented twenty four years, winning six elections in the process. He was a member of the Nacionalista party.

Footnote 5 on page 135 in Richard Neely’s How Courts Govern America recounts the author’s brief experience living in the Governor’s palace. He specifically recalls Leviste’s policy of allowing underprivileged Batangeunos to simply walk into the palace and have a free meal, typifying Leviste’s populist platform.

He was married to Aurelia Malvar Leviste, daughter of Philippine revolutionary general Miguel Malvar. He was the father of Expedito Leviste, Representative to the National Assembly from the 2nd district, Batangas from 1969 to 1972 and from 1978 to 1984.

Jose Antonio Leviste

Jose Antonio ‘Tony’ C. Leviste (born 1940) served as a governor of the province of Batangas, in the Philippines from 1972 to 1980. He belongs to a distinguished Batangas family reknowned in both business and politics. He was married to Senator Loren Legarda but they eventually separated before the 2004 election campaign. The bemedalled Asian Games equestrienne Toni Leviste is his daughter from a previous marriage. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison for shooting dead his long-time aide Rafael delas Alas. Leviste is now serving his sentence at the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.


He graduated at the Lyceum Of The Philippines in 1959 and the president of the Batangas Varsitarian,a reputable organization of Batangueno students. During his term as Governor of Batangas, he was elected member of the Batasang Bayan chairman of the Regional Development Council, Vice President of the League of Governors and City Mayors, and chairman of the Program for Forest Ecosystem Management.

He was an advocate of the environment. He initiated a forest ecosystem management program which today continues to be a model in reforestation that made him earn the coveted “Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines” (TOYM) award for Public Administration.

He was chosen the “Realtor of the Year” by the Business Writers Association of the Philippines and served as the director in various government agencies, including the People’s Homesite and Housing Corporation (now the NHA), Philippine Ports Authority, Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation, Semirara Mining Corporation and the Philippine Tourism Authority. He was co-founder of the Pasay Board of Realtors and the Philippine Association of Real Estate Boards. He also served as Chairman of the Philippine Leisure and Retirement Authority. He holds the rank of Lt. Commander in the Philippine Navy Reserve Force and is the Honorary Consul General of the State of Palestine.

Currently, he is the charter president of the Resort Association of the Philippines and co-founder of the Tourism Council of the Philippines. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Leviste Group of Companies, a real estate firm engaged in housing, subdivision, condominium and resort development.


On January 14, 2009, Leviste was convicted of homicide in the killing of his longtime friend and aide Rafael de las Alas. Levisted had admitted responsibility for de las Alas’ death, claiming he only shot the victim in self-defense. The Makati City Regional Trial Court sentenced him to 6 to 12 years in prison.[1] Leviste is now serving his sentence at the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa.

In February 2011, an entrusted source to ABS-CBN’s XXX team showed how Leviste is enjoying his imprisonment sentence like that of a free man. The award-winning Current Affairs show began investigating in February and monitored the areas provided by the tipster.

True enough, Leviste was seen in public places and was even videotaped by the program four times outside the Bilibid. These jail-breaking incidents are now under investigation.

Expedito Leviste

Expedito Leviste (1918 – 1999) was a Congressman from the province of Batangas and a member of the Philippine delegation to the United Nations.

He served with the Philippine delegation to the United Nations during the 1960 UN Conference wherein Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev famously removed his shoe and banged it on the table in response to a speech given by Philippine delegate Lorenzo Sumulong.

He served as Representative from the 2nd District, Batangas to the House of Representatives during the 7th Congress of the Philippines and as a Representative to the Interim Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly) from 1978 to 1984.

His father was Feliciano “Sanoy” Leviste, populist Governor of Batangas from 1947 to 1972. His grandfather was General Miguel Malvar. Through his marriage to Ma. Cristina Borbon, he was the son in law to Governor Fortunato Borbon who served as Governor of Batangas from February 1945 to November 1945.

These entries are taken from Wikipedia.

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