Edu Manzano

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Edu Manzano
Vice Mayor of Makati
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2001
Preceded by Arturo Yabut
Succeeded by Ernesto Mercado
Optical Media Board chairman
In office
2004–2009
Preceded by Bong Revilla
Succeeded by Ronnie Ricketts
Personal details
Born Eduardo Barrios Manzano
(1955-09-14) September 14, 1955 (age 62)
San Francisco, California, U.S
Citizenship American
Nationality Filipino
Political party Independent (1998-2009; 2011-present)
Other political
affiliations
Lakas-Kampi-CMD (2010)
Spouse(s) Vilma Santos (m. 1980; div. 1982)
Maricel Soriano (m. 1989; div. 1991)
Domestic partner Pinky Webb (2015–present)
Children Luis Manzano
Addie Manzano
Enzo Manzano
Diego Manzano
Residence Polopina, Concepcion, Iloilo, Philippines
Occupation Actor; television personality; comedian; politician
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 4 (1973-1977)
Commands Missile Engineering Group, Strategic Air Command[1]
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Eduardo Barrios Manzano (born September 14, 1955) is an American-born Filipino actor, comedian, politician, television personality, comedian, and United States Air Force veteran. He was previously the host of game shows The Weakest Link, Pilipinas, Game KNB?, 1 vs. 100 and Asar Talo Lahat Panalo!.

Early life

Eduardo Barrios Manzano was born on September 14, 1955 in San Francisco, California to Filipino parents. Due to his parentage (jus sanguinis) and the place of his birth (jus soli), he is both a citizen of the Philippines and the United States under the constitutions of both countries.

At the age of 17, Manzano joined the United States Air Force, serving for four years during the Vietnam War era.[2]

Edu Manzano is a graduate of La Salle.

Acting career

Manzano moved to the Philippines to pursue a full-time career with the local movie industry.

Manzano served as president of the actors’ group Kapisanan ng mga Artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino in the 1990s.

He was part of ABS-CBN's roster of contract actors until he took a leave in order to run for vice president of the Philippines in the 2010 elections. However, he has stated that he is no longer interested in returning to show business but is interested to take on hosting current affairs programs[3]

After losing on elections, Manzano signed a contract and returns to GMA Network.[4] In 2010, he hosted the pre-noontime game show Asar Talo Lahat Panalo! and he is scheduled to host two new game/talent shows this 2011 after months of hiatus on TV, he hosts Family Feud: The Showdown Edition since April 2011 until July but Edu is now defected to TV5 to have a new TV show entitled Game N Go. In 2012 Edu is now joining the morning show of Good Morning Club.

In June 2017, Manzano Returning back to GMA Network, to appear in Celebrity Bluff as a Master Bluffer. [5]

Sporting career

Aside from acting and political career, Manzano was also appointed as the executive president of the Philippine Amateur Judo Association and the executive board member of the Philippine Olympic Committee.

Political career

Manzano entered politics in 1998 when he ran for Vice Mayor of Makati City. He garnered a majority of votes in the election, but his proclamation was suspended due to a case filed which alleged that he was not a citizen of the Philippines.[6] The Comelec eventually ruled that he was indeed a Filipino citizen, clearing the way for his proclamation as Vice Mayor. Following a three-year term, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for Mayor of Makati City in 2001, losing to Jejomar Binay.

In 2004, Manzano became the first chairman of the Optical Media Board, a government agency tasked with combating optical media piracy. He resigned the position in August 2009.

Manzano ran as the Lakas-Kampi-CMD's candidate for Vice President in the May 2010 election as the running mate of presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro.[2] He eventually lost to Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay and finished fifth. Manzano is the co-founder of the non-profit advocacy organization called Ako Mismo.

In 2016, Manzano will be running in the Senate, as he is part of Partido Galing at Puso of Sen. Grace Poe, as well as Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Bongbong Marcos coalition. However, he lost. Manzano was finished #21 overall in the COMELEC's partial and official senatorial tally.

Filmography

Television shows

Year Title Role Network
2017 Alyas Robin Hood Gov. Emilio Albano GMA Network
2017–present Celebrity Bluff: Fact na Fact Master Bluffer
2017 My Dear Heart Dr. Luke Divinagracia ABS-CBN
2016–2017 Someone To Watch Over Me Gregor "Buddy" Chavez GMA Network
2015 Bridges of Love Lorenzo Antonio ABS-CBN
2007 Walang Kapalit Ariston Borromeo
2003–2006 OK Fine, 'To Ang Gusto Nyo! Junior
2002–2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Henri Argos
2001–2003 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Armand Montecillo
1999–2000 Labs Ko Si Babe Alvin
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Guiller GMA Network
1987–1998 Palibhasa Lalake Budoy ABS-CBN
1986–1988 Not So Late Night With Edu Main host

Film

  • Halik sa Hangin (2015)
  • Ang Tanging Ina (2003) Tony
  • Kaaway Hanggang Hukay (2001) Col. Carlos Ricarte
  • Tanging Yaman (2000) Arturo
  • Abandonada (2000) Edwin
  • Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin (2000) Joker
  • Minsan, Minahal Kita (2000) Louie
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (2000)
  • Markado (1999) Bennie
  • Ang Kabit Ni Mrs. Montero (1998) Cal Montero
  • Puso Ng Pasko (1998) Miguel
  • Jesus Salonga, Alyas Boy Indian (1998)
  • Anting-Anting (1998)
  • Bagsik Ng Kamao (1997) Ibanez
  • Batang PX (1997) Dante
  • Hanggang Dito Na Lang (1997)
  • Minsan Lamang Magmamahal (1997) Manuel
  • Simaron, Barya Lang Ang Halaga Ng Ulo Mo! (1997)
  • Mortal Kong Kaaway Kaibigang Tunay (1997)
  • I Do, I Die! Dyos Ko Day (1997) Bernie Mendiola
  • Totoy Hitman (1997)
  • Kung Marunong Kang Magdasal, Umpisahan Mo Na (1996) Brando
  • Ama, Ina Ank (1996) Santi Alvarez
  • Sa Kamay Ng Batas (1996) Calderon
  • Tubusin Mo Ng Bala Ang Puso Ko (1996) Lorenzo
  • Romano Sagrado: Talim Sa Dilim (1996) Col. Zaragosa
  • Baby Love (1995) Benny Palanca
  • Batas Ko Ang Katapat Mo (1995) Mike
  • Costales (1995) Capt. Daniel Costales
  • Hong Tian Mi Ling (1994) Eddie
  • Wanted: Perfect Father (1994) Mr. Manyakis
  • Ismael Zacarias (1994) Zacarias
  • Separada (1994) Dodie
  • Ah Sau Ging Gat: Si Gou Aat Sin (1994) Edu
  • Darna! Ang Pagbabalik (1994) Man
  • Ang Ika-Labing Isang Utos: Mahalin Mo, Asawa Mo (1994) Tony
  • Geron Olivar (1994) Frankie Montero
  • Di Na Natuto (Sorry Na, Puede Ba?) (1993) Bongbong
  • Task Force Habagat (1993) Col. Ping Lacson
  • Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo (1993)
  • Lt. Madarang: Iginuhit Sa Dugo (1993) Lt. Lito Madarang
  • Magkasangga Sa Batas (1993) Albert Moran (Jess Babida)
  • Mahal kita, Walang Iba (1992) Robbie
  • Galvez: Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Mundo Hahanapin Kita (1992) Marvin Esguerra
  • Alyas Boy Kano (1992) Boy Kano
  • Pangako Sa'yo (1992) Raymond
  • Kailangan Kita (1992) Luis
  • Contreras Gang (1991) Mario Contreras (Moviestas Production) [Released Date: 25 December 1991]
  • Darna (1991) Dominico Lipolico
  • Captain Jaylo Batas sa Batas (1991) Lt. Orly Mendoza (Main Villain) (Omega Releasing Organization) [Released Date: 20 September 1991]
  • Kumukulong Dugo (1991) Marco
  • Kung Patatawarin Ka Ng Bala Ko! (1991) Dante
  • Sagad Hanggang Buto (1991) Zapanta (Moviestars Production) [Released Date: 22 May 1991]
  • Pretty Boy Hoodlum (1991) Bobby Imperial
  • Noel Juico: Batang Kriminal (1991) Lt. Perez
  • Kidlat ng Maynila: Joe Pring 2 (1991) Karim [Released Date: 1991 (Philippines)]
  • Maging Sino Ka Man (1991) Gilbert
  • Boyong Mañalac: Hoodlum Terminator (1991) Mendez
  • Kaaway ng Batas (1990) Ryan
  • Onyong Majikero (1991) Abdul Akbar
  • Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija (1990) Agapito (Main Villain) (Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions) [Released Date: 27 November 1990]
  • Hanggang Kailan ka Papatay? (1990) Joel Suarigi (Regal Films)
  • Isang Araw Walang Diyos (1989) Jay Molina
  • Eagle Squad (1989)
  • Hindi Palulupig (1989) Basil (Main Villain) (Bonanza Films) [Released Date: 12 December 1989]
  • Babaeng Hampaslupa (1988) Vincent
  • Hati Tayo Sa Magdamag (1988)
  • Misis Mo, Misis Ko (1988)
  • Huwag Mong Itanong Kung Bakit (1988) Lar Cuevas
  • Working Girls 2 (1987)
  • Jack & Jill (1987) Angelo Bartolome
  • Alabok sa Ulap (1987) Vince
  • Bilanggo Sa Dilim (1986) Marissa's Date
  • Captain Barbell (1986) Teng-Teng / Captain Barbell
  • Nakagapos Ng Puso (1986) Rolly Enriquez
  • Palimos ng Pag-ibig (1986) Rodel
  • Paano Hahatiin Ang Puso (1986)
  • Kailan Tama Ang Mali (1985) Ruben
  • Ano Ang Kulay Ng Mukha Ng Diyos? (1985) Rudy
  • Sangley Point Robbery (1985) Bobby
  • Till We Meet Again (1985) Paquito
  • Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso? (1985) Dr. Francis Palma
  • Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit (1985) Ronald
  • Kapag Puso'y Sinugatan (1985) Junie
  • Working Girls (1984) Danny Prado
  • Schoolgirls (1982) Nestor
  • Dear Heart (1981) The Professors
  • Mahinhin Vs. Mahinhin (1981) Archie
  • Alaga (1980)
  • Romansa (1979)

Discography

  • Dance Of The Universe (Universal Records, 2008)
  • World's Greatests Dance Steps (Universal Records, 2007)

References

  1. ^ Horacio "Ducky" Paredes (November 19, 2009). "Getting to Know Edu Manzano". Malaya. Archived from the original on February 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b Katherine Evangelista, Miko L. Morelos (November 13, 2009). "Game show host Edu Manzano is Lakas bet for vice president". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on November 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Edu Manzano says he's leaving showbiz for good". ABS-CBN News Online. 2010-03-23. Archived from the original on March 26, 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.pep.ph/guide/6566/Edu-Manzano-will-host-GMA-7s-upcoming-game-show,-%3Cem%3EAsar-Talo-Pero-Laging-Panalo%3C-em%3E
  5. ^ Manzano Returned to GMA Network.
  6. ^ http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/1999/may99/135083.htm

External links

  • Edu Manzano on IMDb
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