Filipino actors - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino actors


'Nothing to do with the government': Piolo Pascual defends Sagada trip with Joyce Bernal

Jul 09, 2020 - 9:27 PM

'I love my country regardless of who the President is and I love my home network which is ABS-CBN,' says the actor

WATCH: Stars, advocates, journalists perform ‘The Great Dictator’ speech to protest anti-terror law

Jul 06, 2020 - 5:48 PM

John Lloyd Cruz, Chel Diokno, Iza Calzado, and Rappler's Maria Ressa are among those who appear in the video

'Culture of fear': Actors' group slams ABS-CBN shutdown, FDCP guidelines

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The newly-formed group Aktor criticizes the government for moves that seemingly want to stop artists from telling the Filipino story

2019: A year in showbiz kalat

Dec 26, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Or the year that made us all wish we still had 'The Buzz'

Actor Mico Palanca dies

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Mico's family confirms his death in a statement

LOOK BACK: Tony Mabesa, actor, director, and PH theater pioneer

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Tony Mabesa leaves behind an enduring legacy

LOOK BACK: Amalia Fuentes, Philippine Movie Queen

Oct 05, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The actress, who passed away on October 5, leaves a lasting legacy

MOVIE QUEEN. The late actress leaves behind a lasting legacy. Photo from Alfonso Martinez on Facebook

Tributes pour in for Amalia Fuentes

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:12 PM

The veteran actress, who died on October 5, is remembered by her family and fellow celebrities

REMEMBERING A STAR. Tributes pour in for Amalia Fuentes, who died on October 4. Screenshots from and

PH stars, friends say goodbye to Tony Mabesa

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Bravo! Friends from the entertainment and theater industry pay tribute to the late veteran actor, Tony Mabesa.

Cathy Garcia-Molina still keen on directing a John Lloyd Cruz movie

Jul 11, 2019 - 1:30 PM

The ‘Hello Love, Goodbye’ director says she and the actor agreed to do a movie when she returns from a much needed break from showbiz

Matteo Guidicelli hits critic: 'I suggest you just stop talking'

Jul 08, 2019 - 6:48 PM

The actor-athlete is the subject of attention online over his views on 'patriotism' and people 'talking smack about different issues'

'TALK SMACK?' Actor Matteo Guidicelli is criticized for a post of nationalism and criticism. Image from Matteo Guidicelli's Instagram

Mikee Romero to file 'Eddie Garcia Law' on safe workspaces for actors

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The 1-Pacman representative is set to file the bill in July in honor of his late stepfather

SAFETY OF ACTORS. 1-Pacman Representative Mikee Romero wants safer workspaces for actors like his late father, Eddie Garcia. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Bravo': Family, friends celebrate Eddie Garcia’s curtain call

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Family and friends remember a man whose legacy is only as big as is heart

GOODBYE, MANOY. Family and friends gather to remember the life of Eddie Garcia. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Lilibeth Romero remembers Eddie Garcia: 'I thought he was immortal'

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

'He was, really, my Superman,' says Lilibeth Romero, Eddie Garcia's partner for more than 3 decades

FOR EDDIE. Lilibeth Romero receives the Philippine flag after the Philippine Army confers full military honors for her long-time partner Eddie Garcia. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

At Eddie Garcia’s wake, Rez Cortez calls for better working conditions for film workers

Jun 22, 2019 - 2:20 PM

Cortez attends the first day of Garcia's wake in Taguig

REZ CORTEZ. The actor arrives at Eddie Garcia's wake at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The best Eddie Garcia quotes for when you're feeling down

Jun 21, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Eddie Garcia's legacy and wisdom lives on

Eddie Garcia's passing a reminder on the need for safety protocols – DGPI

Jun 21, 2019 - 2:31 PM

'The DGPI believes that his tragic passing is a sad and urgent reminder to the film and television industries that safety protocols at work and on the set are of paramount importance'

'Mahal na mahal ka namin:' 'Ang Probinsyano' co-stars pay tribute to Eddie Garcia

Jun 21, 2019 - 2:05 PM

The 'Ang Probinsyano' cast share their moving messages for Manoy

Eddie Garcia to be cremated immediately, wake to follow

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:47 PM

(UPDATED) Fans of the late actor can pay their last respects beginning 3 pm on Friday, June 21

GRIEVING. Mikee Romero gives details for his stepfather Eddie Garcia's wake. Garcia died on June 20 after being in a coma for over a week due to a cervical spine injury. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Coco Martin pays tribute to Eddie Garcia

Jun 20, 2019 - 8:45 PM

'Mahal na mahal ka namin Lo!'

'Paalam Manoy': Co-stars, friends, fans pay tribute to Eddie Garcia

Jun 20, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The veteran actor dies at the age of 90

Cinemalaya presscon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

LOOK BACK: Eddie Garcia – beloved actor, acclaimed director

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Eddie Garcia leaves an indelible mark on the Philippine entertainment industry

Screen legend Eddie Garcia dies at 90

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:24 PM

The actor was hospitalized on June 8 following an incident on set

SCREEN LEGEND. In this file photo, Eddie Garcia receives a Cinemalaya 2018 award for his role in 'ML.' File photo by Rob Reyes

Ex-congressman and actor Jose Mari Gonzalez dies

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:46 PM

Gonzalez dies due to pneumonia and cardiac arrest at 80

Tony Labrusca 'totally okay' after 'punching incident'

Dec 11, 2018 - 8:01 PM

'I know the guard didn't mean it,' says Tony Labrusca, referring to a security guard who accidentally hit him during a mall show

Who is Tony Labrusca, the internet's latest obsession?

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:55 PM

This rising young actor and model is doing more than just stealing hearts

‘Bangky’ actor Nonong de Andres dies

Nov 06, 2018 - 3:04 PM

De Andres was known for being a horror film veteran, and playing the role of Bangky in 'Forevermore'

REST IN PEACE. Nonong de Andres, is remembered for his role as Bangky on 'Forevermore.' Screenshot from

Actor Arnold Corpuz found dead in Cavite home

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Corpuz is found with several stab wounds

Derek Ramsay leaves TV 5 after 6 years

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:31 PM

'Wishing you all the best in your new direction for the network. Kidlat signing out for now,' says Derek

'Significant Other' star Tom Rodriguez shares his views on infidelity

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:25 PM

What would Tom do if he were in his 'Significant Other' character's shoes?

5 times Baron Geisler made headlines

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:16 PM

Here are some of Baron Geisler's more controversial moments

Veteran actor Chinggoy Alonso dies

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:45 AM

The actor dies after battling colon cancer

Actor Jose Llana on playing Marcos in 'Here Lies love'

Aug 11, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Since playing Marcos Llana claims he’s become more Filipino

The theater of Nina Lee Aquino

Jul 23, 2014 - 9:46 AM

I think as artists part of the job is to be courageous in whatever way you choose to express yourself