Ramona Cecilia Datuin Muñoz (born 12 January 1989), professionally known as Arci Muñoz (Tagalog: [ˈaɾsɪ muˈɲos]), is a Filipino actress, model, singer and dancer. She is the vocalist of the Filipino rock band Philia and currently serving in the Philippine Air Force as a Sergeant.[1]

Arci Muñoz
Born
Ramona Cecilia Datuin Muñoz

(1989-01-12) 12 January 1989 (age 33)
Quezon City, Philippines
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
  • singer
  • dancer
Years active2005–present
Agent(s)GMA Artist Center
(2005–2010)
TV5 Network
(2010–2013)
Viva Artists Agency
(2013–2016)
Star Magic
(2014–present)
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Political partyLakas–CMD
Military career
Allegiance Philippines
Service/branchFlag of the Philippine Air Force.svg Philippine Air Force
Years of service2020–present
RankPAF SGT FD.svg Sergeant

CareerEdit

Muñoz entered the entertainment industry through the third season of the reality talent show, StarStruck in 2005. After StarStruck, she appeared in several television shows on GMA and TV5, and in 2008, she represented the Philippines in the third annual Asia Super Model Contest.[2]

Before gaining the leading lady status, Arci Munoz played some evil villain and cunning roles in Princess Charming (2007), Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso (2007), Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan (2007), and Maging Akin Ka Lamang (2008).

Later in 2009, Arci played the main antagonist role of Donna Benitez in Ngayon at Kailanman. Donna is the obsessive girlfriend of Edwin (played by JC de Vera) who will do everything for him even committing murder, kidnapping, and vile schemes.

In 2010, she appeared as the Melanie Tecson, a recurring antagonist in Langit sa Piling Mo.

In 2011, she appeared again as the main antagonist of My Driver Sweet Lover as the evil scheming Monique and pulls everything to steal Rocky (played by JC de Vera) from Gabrielle.

In 2012, she started as felina in the hit show Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa. This was her first lead role.

Since then, she became a leading actress in TV5 and ABS-CBN. On 27 April 2013, Muñoz's band Philia played at Pulp Summer Slam 13:"Til Death Do Us Part".

Muñoz transferred to ABS-CBN in September 2014 and is cast as one of the main stars of Pasion de Amor.[1][3]

On 17 July 2020, it was announced that Muñoz is joining the series on the upcoming Kapamilya Channel's Walang Hanggang Paalam, after Julia Montes and Nadine Lustre are backed out.[4]

Meanwhile, on 30 September 2021, Muñoz announced she is running for councilor in Cainta, Rizal under the political party Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats’ (Lakas-CMD).[5]

On 17 December 2021, Muñoz appeared on the music video of TOMORO and Sean Kingston.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Source Network
2005–2006 StarStruck: The Nationwide Invasion Herself / Contestant GMA Network
2006 Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat Chantal
2006–2007 Bakekang Nicole [6]
2007 Princess Charming Pamela
Sine Novela: Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso Claire
2007–2008 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Amasonang Puti / Stacy
2008 Sine Novela: Maging Akin Ka Lamang Olive Paruel
Ako si Kim Samsoon Lourdes
2008–2009 Sine Novela: Saan Darating Ang Umaga Bianca
2009 SRO Cinemaserye: Ganti ng Puso Annie
Maynila: Death, Be Not Proud Ruby
Sine Novela: Ngayon at Kailanman Donna Benitez
2009–2010 StarStruck V Herself / Segment Host
2010 Diva Natalie
Langit sa Piling Mo Melanie Tescon
Untold Stories Mula sa Face to Face Monique Barrinuevo TV5
2010-2011 My Driver Sweet Lover Monique
Midnight DJ Various Roles
2011 Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak Dahlia Flores / Carnation
Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum Vanessa
2011–2012 The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto Alexandra Vergara
2012–2013 Lokomoko Herself
2012 Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa Felina [7]
Pidol's Wonderland Various roles
Wil Time Bigtime Herself
2013 Wowowillie
Undercover Julia Velasco
2015–present ASAP Herself / Performer ABS-CBN
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Spaghetti Lara
Ipaglaban Mo: Pagmamahalang Hinadlangan Lucy
2015–2016 Pasión De Amor Norma Elizondo-Samonte [1][3]
2016–2017 Magpahanggang Wakas Atty. Aryann Castillo [1]
2017 I Can Do That Herself / Contestant
Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin Alexandra "Alex" Flores/Torres
2018 Since I Found You Daniella "Dani" Cobarrubias-Capistrano
I Can See Your Voice PH Herself / Guest Singer
2019 Jhon En Martian Princess 223 / Martina iWant
Ipaglaban Mo: Taiwan Baby ABS-CBN
2019–2020 Pamilya Ko Elizabeth "Betty" Palisoc
2020 It's Showtime Herself/Guest/Co-Host
2020–2021 Walang Hanggang Paalam Samantha "Sam" Agoncillo Kapamilya Channel
A2Z
TV5
2021 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tattoo Karla Bonifacio Kapamilya Channel
A2Z

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Company
2020 Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story Jhermelyn (voice) Rocketsheep Studio
2019 Isa Pa with Feelings Annica Black Sheep
APT Entertainment
Open Rome Black Sheep
T-Rex Entertainment
Last Fool Show Mayessa Dominguez Star Cinema
N2 Productions
2017 Can We Still Be Friends? Sam Star Cinema
Extra Service Aurora/Kapitana Star Cinema
Skylight Films
2016 Camp Sawi Gwen Viva Films
Always Be My Maybe Kristina 'Tintin' Paraiso Star Cinema
2015 A Second Chance Ara Cervantes
Etiquette for Mistresses Amanda
Felix Manalo Tomasa Sereneo Viva Films
2013 The Fighting Chefs Sexy Chef

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Arci Munoz: The Rockstar Actress". Entertainment. ABS-CBN.com. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Arci Muñoz". Entertainment. viva.com.ph. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Arci Muñoz back to acting after one-year break". The Philippine Star. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Actresses who backed out of major teleserye roles". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 17 July 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Arci Muñoz to run for Cainta councilor". ABS-CBN News. 30 September 2021. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Bakekang – Cast", igma.tv, n.d. Accessed last 6 March 2007.
  7. ^ Felina, makikilala na ngayong Lunes ng hapon sa TV5 Archived 6 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via www.tv5.com.ph 24 February 2012

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