Betong Sumaya

Albert "Betong" S. Sumaya Jr. (born November 21, 1975) is a Filipino comedian, actor, and former production assistant for GMA Network, where he is also a part of the network's talent agency. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Filipino and a minor in mass communication from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.[1]

Betong Sumaya
Shake, Rattle and Roll XV Official Trailer - Betong Sumaya.jpg
Birth nameAlberto S. Sumaya Jr.
Born (1975-11-21) November 21, 1975 (age 44)
Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Alma materSan Isidro Elementary School

Antipolo National High School

Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Years active1996–present
GenresObservational comedy

Sumaya participated in the GMA reality show Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown (2011), where he also became the eventual victor. He appears in GMA's longtime-running gag show Bubble Gang.

Television careerEdit

Betong has numerous roles as Antonietta in various GMA TV shows, CelebriTV, Celebrity Bluff and Wowowin; with Boobay and Donita Nose.

Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles ShowdownEdit

Betong Sumaya was named as the second Celebrity Sole Survivor in the season, Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown. The live announcement was held at the GMA Network Studio hosted by Richard Gutierrez on February 10. Betong made it to the Top 3 along with fellow castaways, Mara Yokohama and Stef Prescott.[2]



Year Title Role Network
1996–2003 The Probe Team Supervising Producer GMA Network
2003–2004 Kay Susan Tayo Segment Host
2004–2005 Lakas Magsasaka Host
2005 Lovely Day Himself
2009 Survivor Philippines: Palau – Reunion Special
Surbayboy Philippines: Palau
2009–2010 The Beat Segment Host Q
Full Time Moms Himself
2010 Happy Land GMA Network
Maynila Various
Day Off Himself QTV 11
Eateria Himself / Segment Host GMA Network
2011 Sunnyville Himself
AHA! Himself / Segment Host
Unang Hirit Segment Host
Ang Pinaka Host GMA News TV
2011–2012 Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown[3] Himself / Castaway / Sole Survivor GMA Network
2012 Eat Bulaga Himself / Performer
May Tamang Balita Himself GMA News TV
Party Pilipinas Himself / Performer GMA Network
Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown
Reunion Special
Tunay Na Buhay Himself
Spooky Valentine: Manikurista Curie Manikurista
Bubble Gang Himself
Wish Ko Lang Himself
Manny Many Prizes Co-Host
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master Special Guest
Travel More Fun In The Philippines Host GMA News TV
Spooky Nights Presents: Korona TBA GMA Network
Tweets For My Sweet Justin B.
Celebrity Bluff Celebrity Contestant
2012–2013 Go Negosyo Guest Host GMA News TV
2013 Bayan Ko Various
Genesis Lito 'Tolits' Dimagiba GMA Network
Vampire ang Daddy Ko Julio
2014 Magpakailanman: The Boy Logro Story Young Boy Logro
Don't Lose The Money Himself / Contestant
2015 Once Upon a Kiss Sebastian Poblador
Sabado Badoo Host
Kris TV Cameo ABS-CBN 2
Alamat: Ang langgam at ang tipaklong Langgam GMA Network
The Ryzza Mae Show Himself / Guest
ASOP: A Song Of Praise Season 4 Finalist UNTV 37
Because of You Albert GMA Network
Dangwa Antonietta
2016 Celebrity Bluff Other co-host
Juan Tamad Tatang Albularyo
Dear Uge Antonietta
Lip Sync Battle Philippines Celebrity Contestant Performer
Laff, Camera, Action! Host
Conan, My Beautician Mimi
Tsuperhero Julius
2017 I Heart Davao Patrick "Tasoy" Alcancez
All Star Videoke Host
2018 Haplos Julius
Inday Will Always Love You Madam Britney
Studio 7 Guest Performer
Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko Mokong
2019 Sunday PinaSaya Guest Performer
The Gift Asi
2020 All-Out Sundays Himself/ co-host
Centerstage Himself/ co-host

TV specialsEdit

Year Title Role Network
2010 GMA @ 60: The Heart Of Television Himself GMA 7
Bubble Gang 15th Anniversary Special Himself
2011 Party Pilipinas Anniversary Special Himself
2012 Survivor Philippines Celebrity Challenge Himself/Winner
34th Catholic Mass Media Awards Himself/Presenter TV5 (Betong's 1st TV5 Appearance)
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards For TV Himself/Cameo ABS-CBN 2 (Betong's 1st ABS-CBN Appearance)
35th Catholic Mass Media Awards Himself/Presenter TV5
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards For TV Himself/Cameo ABS-CBN 2
2015 Countdown To 2015: The GMA New Year Countdown Special Himself/Co-Host/Performer GMA 7
2015 Thank You Kapuso: GMA Fans Day 2015: The GMA 65th Anniversary TV Special Himself/Co-Host/Performer GMA 7
2015 ASOP Season 4 Grand Finals Night Himself/Guest/Performer UNTV 37 (Betong's 1st UNTV 37 Appearance)
2015 IMBG: Bubble Gang 20th Anniversary Documentary Special Himself GMA 7
2016 21 Gang Salute: Bubble Gang 21st Anniversary Special Himself GMA 7
2016 Magic of Christmas: The 2016 GMA Christmas Special Himself GMA 7
2017 Lipad Sa 2017: The 2017 GMA New Year Countdown Special Host/Himself GMA 7
2017 Bubble Gang Parokya Bente Dos: Bubble Gang 22nd Anniversary Musical Stage Play Special Himself/Performer GMA 7
2018 Countdown To 2018: The Kapuso New Year Countdown Host/Himself GMA 7
2018 Bente Tres Oras: Bubble Gang 23nd Anniversary Telemovie Special Himself/Performer GMA 7
2019 Countdown To 2019: The Kapuso New Year Countdown Host GMA 7
2019 Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special Himself/Performer GMA 7
2019 The Scavengers: Bubble Gang 24th Anniversary Telemovie Special Hulkluban (a parody of the The Incredible Hulk and a play on the word hukluban which means a senile or weak person) GMA 7


Year Title Role Production Company
2012 Boy Pick-Up: The Movie Bogart GMA Films
Of All The Things ????? Viva Films & GMA Films
2013 My Lady Boss Sponky Regal Entertainment & GMA Films
Ang Huling Henya Zombie Viva Films
2014 Basement Bernard Coffee House Productions
Springboard Film Productions
Shake, Rattle & Roll XV Macoy † Regal Films
2016 I Love You To Death TBA Regal Films
2017 Haunted Forest TBA Regal Films
2019 Taran Tanods TBA MichaelAngelo Productions

Awards and recognitionsEdit

Year Organization Award Result
2012 Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown Celebrity Sole Survivor Won
Celebrity Bluff 500,000 Pesos Won


  1. ^ "Betong eyes Sole Survivor title and cash prize in Survivor Philippines finals | Showbiz". GMA News. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  2. ^ "(Philippine Entertainment Portal): Showbiz and Beyond". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2019-11-13.
  3. ^ "Celebrity Sole Survivor Betong Sumaya reveals that he will use the P3M prize to pay debts | Showbiz". GMA News. Retrieved 2019-11-13.

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