Boots Anson-Roa

María Elisa Cristóbal Anson-Rodrigo (née Anson, born January 30, 1945), known as Boots Anson-Rodrigo, is a Filipino actress, columnist, editor, and lecturer.

Boots Anson-Rodrigo
Born
María Elisa Cristóbal Anson-Rodrigo

(1945-01-30) January 30, 1945 (age 75)
NationalityFilipino
OccupationActress, host, columnist, editor, lecturer
Years active1962-present
Spouse(s)
Pedro "Pete" Roa
(m. 1964; wid. 2007)

Francisco "King" Rodrigo Jr. (m. 2014)
Children4
Parent(s)Oscar Moreno (father)
Belen Cristobal (mother)
RelativesAlvin Anson (brother)

Early lifeEdit

Anson-Roa, a Bicolana, is the eldest daughter of post-war matinee idol Oscar Moreno, then known as the Robert Taylor of the Philippines, and Belen Cristobal, a descendant of Epifanio de los Santos. She finished her primary and secondary education at the posh Assumption Convent, Manila.

Personal lifeEdit

Anson-Roa was married to Pedro "Pete" Roa, her co-host in the series Dance-o-Rama from 1964 until his death in 2007. The couple had four children and nine grandchildren.

On November 30, 2013, she was engaged to lawyer Francisco Rodrigo Jr., son of Senator Francisco Soc Rodrigo.[1] They married on June 14, 2014.[2]

Educational backgroundEdit

Acting careerEdit

Anson-Roa began acting in 1968, appearing opposite prestigious names of her generation like Dante Rivero, Joseph Estrada and Fernando Poe Jr. under Sampaguita Pictures and with the legendary caviteño Ramon Revilla Sr. She was given Lifetime Achievement awards by FAMAS and Star Awards, for all her contributions to the media industry.[3]

Awards, honors and distinctions receivedEdit

  • Outstanding Movie Personality: PMPC – 1979
  • FAMAS Award for Uplifting the Movie Industry: FAMAS Awards – 1976
  • Best Emcee ALIW Awards: – 1979–1981
  • Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service Award: TOWNS Foundation – 1974
  • Gintong Ina Awardee: Guillermo Mendoza Foundation – 1994
  • Outstanding Parents of the Year: Gintong Ina Foundation – 1994-1998
  • Women Who Make a Difference: Soroptimist International – 1995
  • Outstanding Women in Media: Philippine Women's University – 1995
  • Outstanding Media Practitioner: Eastern Telecommunications – 1997
  • Outstanding Alumna: University of the Philippines – June 2000
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Star Awards for Movies – March 2001
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: FAMAS Awards – March 2003
  • Best TV Actress (MMK:Kamison – 22nd Golden Dove Awards – 2014
  • Outstanding Manilan Award – 2017

Professional activitiesEdit

Membership in professional organizationsEdit

PublicationsEdit

  • Columnist/ Feature Writer: Manila–U.S. Mail – 1992–1993
  • Editor-in-Chief: Balikatan Herald – 1994
  • Columnist: Isyu (broadsheet) – 1998
  • Contributor: Philippine Daily Inquirer – 1995–present

Workshops/ seminars/ lectures conductedEdit

  • Lecturer/Trainer on Media, Communications, Culture, Performing Arts, Public and Human Relations, Women, Family and Values

Conference/ conventionsEdit

Community involvementEdit

Civil serviceEdit

Anson-Roa ran for a seat in the Senate of the Philippines in 2004 under the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP). She has held a variety of positions, including Executive Director of MOWELFUND, Inc;[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

  • Siete Dolores (1968)
  • Ang Kawatan (1969)
  • Adriana (1969)
  • Rowena (1969) Sonya
  • Si Darna at ang Planetman (1969) Cynthia
  • Wanted: Perfect Mother (1970)
  • Santiago! (1970) Rowena
  • "Ang Uliran: Imelda" (1970)
  • I Love Mama, I Love Papa (1971)
  • The Wonderful World of Music (1971)
  • Living Doll (1971)
  • Ang Kampana sa Santa Quiteria (1971)
  • Liezl at Ang 7 Hoods (1971)
  • El Vibora (1972) Cecilia
  • Tatay Na Si Erap (1972)
  • Santo Domingo (1972)
  • Villa Miranda (1972)
  • Ang Agila At Ang Araw (1973)
  • Zoom, Zoom, Superman! (1973) Superman's Creator
  • Tanikalang Dugo (1973)
  • Ander Di Saya Si Erap (1973)
  • James Wong (1973)
  • Paruparong Itim (1973)
  • May Isang Tsuper ng Taksi (1974)
  • Dalawa Ang Nagdalantao Sa Akin (1974)
  • Bawal: Asawa Mo, Asawa Ko (1974)
  • Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Ibig Mo! (1974)
  • Lulubog Lilitaw Sa Ilalim Ng Tulay (1974) Sister Elisa
  • Ang Manika Ay Takot sa Krus (1975)
  • Pagsapit ng Dilim (1975)
  • Anak ng Araw (1975)
  • Anino ng Araw (1975)
  • Saan Ka Pupunta Ms. Lutgarda Nicolas? (1975) Lutgarda Nicolas
  • Ang Pag-Ibig Ko'y Huwag Mong Sukatin (1975)
  • Mga Uhaw na Bulaklak (1975)
  • Isang Gabi, Tatlong Babae (1975)
  • Isinumpa (1975)
  • Postcards From China (1975)
  • The Goodfather (1975)
  • Ang Lihim ni Rosa Henson Sa Buhay ni Kumander Lawin (1976) Rosa Henson Averion
  • Tatlong Kasalanan (1976)
  • Daigdig ng Lagim (1976)
  • Hubad na Bayani (1977)
  • Hatiin Natin ang Gabi (1978)
  • Malabanan: Kilabot Hunter ng Cavite (1978)
  • Mga Mata ni Angelita (1978) Mother Superior
  • Camerino (1978)
  • Hermano Puli (1979)
  • Warrant of Arrest (1979)
  • Tonyong Bayawak (1979)
  • Angelita... Ako ang Iyong Ina (1980) Mother Superior
  • Hiwaga (1980)
  • Tembong (1980)
  • P.S. I Love You (1981) Isabel
  • Jack en Jill Sa Amerika (1988)
  • Doring Dorobo (1993)
  • The Myrna Diones Story: Lord, Have Mercy! (1993)
  • Kadenang Bulaklak (1993) Mrs. Hidalgo
  • May Minamahal (1993) Becky
  • Mayor Cesar Climaco (1994) Julia Floreta-Climaco
  • Bawal na Gamot (1994)
  • Grepor Butch Belgica Story (1994)
  • The Maggie dela Riva Story: God... Why Me? (1994)
  • The Anabelle Huggins Story – Ruben Ablaza Tragedy: Mea Culpa (1995)
  • Kahit Harangan ng Bala (1995) Aling Cedes
  • The Lilian Velez Story: Till Death Do Us Part (1995)
  • Mangarap Ka (1995) Belen
  • Kay Pait ng Bukas (1996)
  • Ama, Ina, Anak (1996) Cita Nolasco
  • Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos 2 (1997)
  • Nagmumurang Kamatis (1997)
  • Flames: The Movie (1997) Amparo (segment "Pangako")
  • May Isang Pamilya (1999) Isabel
  • Hinahanap-Hanap Kita (1999) Mrs. Matias
  • Ganito Ako Magmahal (1999)
  • Kapalit? (2002)
  • Mano Po (2002) Elisa Go
  • The Cory Quirino Kidnap: NBI Files (2003)
  • Bridal Shower (2004) Doña Vergie
  • Mano Po III: My Love (2004) Maria
  • Ilusyon (2005) Doktor
  • Ang Anak ni Brocka (2005)
  • Pepot Artista (2005) Richter
  • Blue Moon (2005) Cora
  • Ang Huling Araw ng Linggo (2006) Aling Tess (segment "Martes")
  • White Lady (2006) Lola Tasya
  • Sukob (2006) Tessie
  • Rekados (2006) Josefina
  • Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di (2006) Ama
  • Angels (2007) Lola Conching (segment "Angel of Love")
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll 9 (2007) Lola Susana (segment "Christmas Tree")
  • When Love Begins (2008) Marietta Caballero
  • Caregiver (2008) Marissa Gonzales
  • One True Love (2008) Lola
  • Lovebirds (2008)
  • Tutok (2009) Lydia
  • Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love (2009) Jin Feng
  • Till My Heartaches End (2010) Tita Baby
  • Ang Babae Sa Sementeryo (2010) Sister Sol
  • Ika-Sampu (2010) Mrs. Amada dela Vega
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 (2011) Marites
  • My House Husband: Ikaw Na! (2011) Lilia
  • Unfriend (2014) Grandma Ester
  • Third Eye (2014) Gloria

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Type of Role
2019 Hanggang sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko Adora "Abuela" Divinagracia GMA Network Supporting role / Anti-hero
2017 Destined To Be Yours Helen Rosales Supporting role / Protagonist
2015 Walang Iwanan Ina ABS-CBN Special participation
Princess in the Palace Doña Victorina Jacinto GMA Network Supporting role / Anti-hero
Sabado Badoo Herself Cameo Footage Featured
LolaBasyang.com Lola B TV5 Narrator
Baker King Lee Hye Yeong
2014 Strawberry Lane Stella Tolentino GMA Network Special participation / Anti-hero
Rhodora X Amparo "Panchang" Sales
2013 Misibis Bay Delia Ramirez TV5
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kamison Tessa ABS-CBN Episode guest
2012 Aso ni San Roque Doña Constancia "Connie" Aragon GMA Network Supporting role / Antagonist
Maalaala Mo Kaya Rose ABS-CBN Episode guest
Luna Blanca Donya Priscilla GMA Network
My Beloved Old Sharina
2011 Munting Heredera Ingrid Spencer-Lobregat Supporting role
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Remedios "Elena" Sebastiano ABS-CBN Supporting role / Antagonist
2009 May Bukas Pa Esmeralda
2007 Pangarap na Bituin Perla Ledesma
Kokey Doña Ingrid Allegre
2006 Komiks Present: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Aswang
Pinoy Dream Academy Herself/Media Ethics Teacher
2005 Magpakailanman GMA Network Episode guest
Sugo Adela
2004 Love To Love: Sweet Exchange Episode guest
2002 Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Felisa
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Corazon Montenegro ABS-CBN
2000 Alas Dose Sa Trese Herself IBC Host
Sharing In The City RPN
1999 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lollipop ABS-CBN Episode guest
1995 World Youth Day 1995 The Pope in Manila Herself GMA Network Host
1993 Da Look-A-Layks: Pinabiyak Na Bunga
1993-1995 Ako....Babae RPN
1993-1994 GMA Telecine Specials GMA Network
1983 Lovingly Yours, Helen Herself Host
1975 Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Herself Host
1975-1979 Seeing Stars With Joe Quirino Herself IBC Guest co-host
1970-1972 Elisa ABS-CBN
1966-1969 Sunday Sweet Sunday
1962-1972 Dance-O-Rama Herself ABC
1962-1967 Two for the Road ABS-CBN

Radio showsEdit

  • Boots Talk (DZMM)
  • Music and Memories (DZMM)

EndorsementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Noots Anson-Roa engaged to King Rodrigo, entertainment.inquirer.net; accessed 11 March 2015.
  2. ^ Anson-Roa and Rodrigo marry, philstar.com; accessed 11 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Film Academy of the Philippines » BOOTS ANSON-ROA". filmacademyphil.org. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  4. ^ San Diego, Bayani Jr. (13 October 2011). "'Contravida' Boots Anson-Roa bowls for a cause". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 16 April 2012.

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