Margie Holmes

Margarita Go-Singco Holmes, popularly known as Dr. Margie Holmes, is a popular psychologist specializing in sex therapy in the Philippines.


Holmes graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of the Philippines in 1973. She was one of only seven students to graduate magna cum laude among more than two-thousand who graduated that year. Holmes was adjudged "Most Outstanding Graduate" for 1973 by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association.

Holmes was awarded a scholarship grant from the East West Center to study at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, where she received a Master of Public Health, major in International Family Planning, with special studies in Sex Therapy and Marriage Counselling.

Holmes capped her credentials with a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University. Holmes was elected into membership of international honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu.

Academic career

Holmes is a professor in the Psychology Department of the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is a frequent lecturer and resource speaker to academic, corporate, and socio-civic groups throughout the country. She also served as a consultant in government and non-government organizations, notably the Population Center Foundation and the Department of Health.

Holmes has been a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, International School, San Carlos Seminary, Ateneo de Manila University, and De La Salle University.

Television hosting

Holmes created the first-ever Philippine-based show to deal with psychological issues, entitled No Nonsense with Dr. Holmes. She also hosted a segment, Magtanong Kay Dra. Holmes which aired twice weekly in Teysi ng Tahanan, a daytime talkshow primarily hosted by veteran comedienne and impersonator Tessie Tomas.

Holmes is negotiating a cable show that will be broadcasted in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Guam, Saipan, Honolulu and California.


Holmes is a regular columnist at Abante Tonite, a popular tabloid in Metro Manila. She has published sixteen books which have reached "bestseller" status. Her Life, Love, Lust sold twenty-one-thousand copies in its first year alone. Her books and columns have been reviewed in international periodicals such as Newsweek, Time, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Associated Press, Agence France Press, Asiaweek, Asia Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.


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