Anjo Yllana

Anjo Yllana is a Filipino actor-comedian, television host and politician.

Anjo Yllana
OccupationActor, host, comedian, politician
Years active1986–present


Yllana started in show business in 1984 with talent manager the late Douglas Quijano. He then auditioned for the teen TV variety show That's Entertainment after attempting a career as a professional basketball player. He started with support roles in both comedy and drama. He was nominated by different award-giving bodies as Best Supporting Actor in the movie Itanong Mo sa Buwan, starring opposite Jaclyn Jose and directed by Chito Rono.

His turning point in show business came in 1991, when he was given the role of Dino Tengco, the mentally disabled son of the crazy politician couple Barbara and Anding Tengco in the ABS-CBN satirical sitcom Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata. He was awarded Best Comedy Actor by Star Awards in 1992 for his efforts. He was subsequently launched as a solo comedian and had several successful comedy films to his name, among them Dino, Abangan ang Susunod Na... (his launching movie), Pempe ni Sara at Pen (with Kris Aquino and Vandolph) and Milyonaryong Mini (with John Estrada and Sheryl Cruz). He also became part of the sitcoms Ober da Bakod (GMA Network) and Palibhasa Lalake (ABS-CBN). His stint in the latter sitcom cost him his role in Ober da Bakod after he decided to become an exclusive ABS-CBN talent.

After Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata ended its run, Anjo turned to TV directing via the GMA Network sitcom M.U.? which starred his brother Jomari Yllana as well as Gelli de Belen. Soon after, in 1999, he moved to GMA Network after ending his contract with ABS-CBN and started hosting the long-running noontime show Eat Bulaga! His former comic tandem with Janno Gibbs in Ober da Bakod was revived via Beh Bote Nga (1999-2003) and Nuts Entertainment (2003-2007). They also appeared together in Eat Bulaga! until Janno resigned from the show to start acting in GMA soap operas. His last solo TV show was Cool Center where he formed a hilarious tandem with Eugene Domingo from 2008-2009.

Political lifeEdit

Anjo Yllana
Member of the Quezon City Council from the 5th district
In office
June 30, 2013 – June 30, 2019
Vice Mayor of Paranaque City
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2007
Preceded byFlorencio Bernabe
Succeeded byGustavo Tambuting
Member of the Parañaque City Council from the 2nd district
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2004
Personal details
BornQuezon City, Rizal
Political partyLiberal (2015-2019)
United Nationalist Alliance (2012-2015)
PMP (1998-2015)
ResidenceQuezon City
Occupationactor, politician

Yllana started ventured into politics in 1998 when he ran and won as city councilor of the lone district of Paranaque. He was reelected in 2001 and served for a total of two terms before seeking higher office. In 2004, he ran and won the Vice Mayoralty race in the same city. In 2007 he lost in his bid for reelection. In 2010, he ran once again for vice mayor under the banner of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, but lost.

In 2013, he ran for city councilor, this time in the newly created 5th district of Quezon City, which includes his home barangay, Fairview and he successfully reelected in 2016.



TV seriesEdit


  • My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore (2015)
  • Separados (2014)
  • My Little Bossings (2013)
  • Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! (2011)
  • Enteng Kabisote: Okay Ka Fairy, the Legend (2004) - Pandoy
  • Hari ng Yabang (1997) Vic
  • Isa, Dalawa, Takbo! (1996) - Esting
  • Milyonaryong Mini (1996)
  • Ober Da Bakod 2 (1996)
  • Siyempre Ikaw Lang...: Ang Syota Kong Imported (1996)
  • Best Friends (1995)
  • Pulis Patola 2 (1995) - Matipid/Kuya Lotpu
  • Si Ayala at si Zobel (1995) - Ayala
  • Chick Boy (1994) - Raffy
  • Ober Da Bakod: The Movie (1994)
  • Sobra Talaga... Over! (1994)
  • Pulis Patola (1993)
  • Dino, Abangan ang Susunod Na... (1993) - Dino
  • Gagay: Prinsesa ng Brownout (1993) - Paul
  • Mama's Boys (1993)
  • Guwapings: The First Adventure (1992) - Buddy
  • Alabang Girls (1992)
  • Dobol Dribol (1992)
  • Estribo Gang: The Jinggoy Sese Story (1992)
  • Mahal, Saan ka Natulog Kagabi? (1992)
  • Mahirap Maging Pogi (1992)
  • Pretty Boy (1992)
  • Pitong Gamol (1991)
  • Da Young Asyong Aksaya (1991)
  • Joey Boy Munti, 15 anyos ka sa Muntilupa (1991) - Boyong
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll II ("Aswang") (1990)
  • Flavor of the Month (1990)
  • Regal Shocker: The Movie ("Pangako") (1989)
  • Isang Araw Walang Diyos (1989)
  • Rosenda (1989)
  • Kapag Napagod ang Puso (1988)
  • Tagos ng Dugo (1987)
  • Once Upon a Time (1987) - Benny
  • Super Islaw and the Flying Kids (1986)


  • Winner, Best Comedy Actor - 1992 PMPC Star Awards For TV

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lara, R. Martin (November 23, 1987). "The next important Actress". Manila Standard. Standard Publications, Inc. p. 10. Retrieved August 2, 2020.

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