Cariza "Ice" Yamson Seguerra (born September 17, 1983), formerly known professionally as Aiza Seguerra, is a Filipino actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist. Initially coming out as a lesbian in 2007, Seguerra now identifies himself as a transgender man.
Seguerra in 2016
|Chairperson of the National Youth Commission of the Philippines|
August 12, 2016 – April 5, 2018
|Preceded by||Gregorio Tingson|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Gian Cardema|
Cariza Yamson Seguerra
September 17, 1983
Calauag, Quezon, Philippines
|Spouse(s)||Liza Diño (m. 2014)|
|Residence||Quezon City, Metro Manila|
|Alma mater||University of Santo Tomas|
|Labels||Black Bird Music (Star Music)|
As a child star, Seguerra appeared in more than 30 movies and TV shows to date. He often portrayed the role of actor and fellow Eat Bulaga! host Vic Sotto’s daughter in numerous films. He portrayed the role of Aiza Kabisote, daughter of Enteng Kabisote in Okey Ka Fairy Ko! from 1987 to 1997. He only appeared in six films for Regal Films. At age 14, he competed in Bong Revilla's Invitational Shootfest '98, and has won several awards in the sport.
During his late teens, Seguerra began pursuing a career in music; singing and playing the guitar. His single "Pagdating ng Panahon" became a major hit in 2001 which enabled him to start a music career.
Seguerra won The Singing Bee on July 8, 2008 after Rachel Alejandro gave up her throne as defending champion due to other engagements. He defeated his co-contestant singer Bituin Escalante. Seguerra won P1,040,000 for a second time on July 10, raising his total winnings to P2,080,000.
On January 7, 2013, Seguerra entered the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs contest as the interpreter for the song entry called "Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa", written by Jovinor Tan. He performed the song in the grand finals on February 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The song eventually finished in first place for Best P-pop Love Song thus rewarding the writer of the song with one million pesos in cash.
Seguerra is the child of Decoroso "Dick" Seguerra (of Calauag, Quezon) and Caridad "Caring" Yamson-Seguerra (of Bicol Region).
In 2013, Seguerra, along with other local celebrities, came together to join the PETA campaign 'Free Mali', a campaign aimed to release Mali, an Asian elephant currently living at the Manila Zoo and the only captive elephant in the Philippines, due to the poor facilities and keepers to care for him. Seguerra spoke up saying that "Mali has been sentenced to a life of loneliness, misery and neglect. When people all around the world are calling for Mali to be freed, in light of the suffering he has endured at the hands of the Manila Zoo, the proposal to bring in more elephants to the zoo is outrageous. They would have to endure the same cramped, concrete conditions, lack of exercise and improper veterinary care as Mali has for the past 36 years."
|2019||Call Me Tita||iWant|
|2016||Born to Be a Star||Judge||TV5|
|2015-2016||Princess in the Palace||PSG. Joey||GMA Network|
|2015||The Ryzza Mae Show||Himself|
|2015||Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Lukso ng Dugo||Alex|
|2012-2014||Be Careful With My Heart||Cristina Rose "Kute" Dela Rosa||ABS-CBN|
|2011||Protégé: The Battle For The Big Break||Himself, as a mentor||GMA Network|
|2010||Twist & Shout||Resident Judge||ABS-CBN|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas||Myla|
|Diz Iz It||Judge||GMA Network|
|2009||Isang Lahi||Cora Apurado|
|Star Circle Kid Quest: Search for the Kiddie Idol||Council|
|2008||Pinoy Dream Academy: Little Dreamers||Resident Juror|
|The Singing Bee||Contestant|
|All Star K!||Contestant||GMA Network|
|Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok!||Contestant|
|2006||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Juice||Baduday|
|2004||Hanggang Kailan||Gina||GMA Network|
|Starstruck Kids||Starstruck Council|
|2002||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Songbook||Theresa/Atet||ABS-CBN|
|1991-1995||Eh Kasi Bata!||Host/Himself|
|1987–1997||Okay Ka, Fairy Ko!||Aiza Kabisote||IBC|
|1987–2001||Eat Bulaga!||Himself/Little Miss Philippines contestant/Co-host||RPN|
Other TV guestingsEdit
|Date/Year||TV Show||Role||TV Network|
|2009||MYX Presents: Aiza Seguerra: Live!|
|2008||Salamat Dok!: Leukemia o Kanser Sa Dugo||ABS-CBN|
|Boy & Kris: Boy & Kris Episode # 182|
|That's My Doc: That's My Doc Episode # 40|
|Wheel of Fortune: Thing: Binoculars|
|2007||Star Myx Presents: Aiza Seguerra||Myx|
|2005||Eat Bulaga!: Laban o Bawi||GMA Network|
|Kumikitang Kabuhayan: Philippine Eagle Conservation||ABS-CBN|
|2010||Perhaps Love||Star Music||Gold||Also released in Asian Countries|
|2009||AIZA SEGUERRA: Live!||Gold||The first live album; includes a video CD|
|2008||Open Arms||Also released in Asian Countries|
|2007||Para Lang Sa'Yo||Inspired by soap opera Ysabella|
|2004||Covers Uncovered||Vicor Music|
|2003||Sabi Ng Kanta||Gold|
|A First! Live in Concert||Gold|
|2002||The 25th of December|
|2001||Pagdating Ng Panahon||5× Platinum||Best Pop Recording (Pagdating ng Panahon)|
Best Produced Record of the Year (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Song of the Year (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Best Female Recording Artist
|1995||Little Star||Alpha Records|
|2013||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Female Recording Artist of the Year||Anong Nangyari sa Ating Dalawa||Won|
|Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||My Little Bossings||Won|
|Awit Awards||Best Performance By a Female Recording Artist||With A Smile||Won|
|ASAP Platinum Circle Awards||Platinum Female Awardee||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for Music||Acoustic Artist of the Year||Won|
|MYX Music Awards||Favorite MYX Live Performance||MYX Performance||Won|
|2002||Awit Awards||Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist||Pagdating ng Panahon||Won|
|Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award||Best Theme Song
for the movie Pagdating ng Panahon
|Asian Television Awards||Best Dramatic Performance by an Actress||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Songbook||Won|
|2001||Quezon Medalya Ng Karangalan||Special Award||Himself||Won|
|1993||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Children's Show Host||Eh Kasi, Bata!||Won|
|Awit Awards||Best Performance By A Child/Children Recording Artist/s||Kahit Mayaman, Kahit Mahirap||Won|
|1992||Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award||Best Child Performer||Okay ka, Fairy ko! Part 2||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for Movie||Child Performer of the Year||Aswang||Won|
|1991||Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award||Best Child Actress||Okay ka, fairy ko!||Won|
|Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Child Performer||Okey Ka Fairy Ko! The Movie||Won|
|1989||Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award||Best Child Actress||Aso't Pusa||Won|
|1988||Wake Up Little Susie||Nominated|
|GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Box-Office Queen||Won|
|2002||The Rocky Horror Show||Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Towers||Eddie/Dr. Scott|
|2007||Avenue Q||Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Towers
Singapore Repertory Theatre
|2010||Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.|
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