Candy Pangilinan

Carmela "Candy" Espiritu Pangilinan (born May 8, 1972) is a Filipina film and television actress and comedian. She won best actress for CineFilipino 2016 and Los Angeles International Film Festival for the movie Star na si Van Damme.

Candy Pangilinan
Carmela Espiritu Pangilinan

(1972-05-08) May 8, 1972 (age 49)
OccupationActress, comedian
Years active1991–present
AgentGMA Network
Viva Entertainment
Regal Entertainment
Star Cinema
ABS-CBN Entertainment


In the early 1990s, she starred in supporting roles in romantic comedy films such as "Hindi Magbabago" with Carmina Villaroel in 1994 and 1997, Dahil Ba Sa Kanya as a lead role alongside Aga Muhlach, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski and Onemig Bondoc and "Sige Subukan Mo" with Ace Vergel and Maricel Soriano. 1998 in "Kung Ayaw Mo Huwag Mo" her second time working with Maricel Soriano and Jolina Magdangal, "Honey, Nasa Langit Na Ba Ako" with Regine Velasquez and in 2000 in "Ayos Na Ang Kasunod" with Fernando Poe, Jr. and Ara Mina. In 2007, she was cast in a comedy film Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat with friends and comedians Rufa Mae Quinto, Pokwang, Eugene Domingo, produced by Quinto with Viva Films and ON Q-28 Productions. In television, she is known for her role in the series Mula Sa Puso until its finale in 1999 she then played side kick to Claudine Barretto's character Rosario in Saan Ka Man Naroroon in 1999 to 2001. I Love Betty La Fea from 2008 to 2009 with a follow up on the Philippine remake of Only You with Angel Locsin, Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo on ABS-CBN and the Critically Acclaimed Series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin in 2011, in 2012 she did supporting roles for GMA Network such as Forever with Heart Evangelista, Geoff Eigenmann and Gloria Romero, and Hiram na Puso with Gina Alajar and Kris Bernal, she then did notable guest appearances on the hit Saturday trivia-game show Celebrity Bluff alongside Eugene Domingo in 2013. In 2014, she guest starred on TV5 on Sharon, Kasama Mo Kapatid, Beki Boxer, Regal Shocker Presents, Showbiz Police, Face the People and Tropa Mo Ako Unli. In Wansapanataym, the revived TV series back in ABS-CBN in Perfecto and Noreen Capili's My App Boyfie. She is known today as one of the critically acclaimed comedians in the Philippines who has spanned more than 3 decades in the industry who also has the criteria for being known to star in more than 10 sitcoms for her versatility, wit, skill and comedy roles.



Year Title Role Networks
2021 Heartful Café Madam Andi GMA Network
2020 Fill in the Bank Herself / Contestant TV5
Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit Connie Herrera GMA Network
Make It with You Mariel Montenegro-Dimaguiba ABS-CBN
2019 Dragon Lady Mimi GMA Network
2018-2019 My Special Tatay Chona Mariano
2018 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Araw Gabi Emmy Reyes-Verano / Lupe Reyes ABS-CBN
2017 The Lolas' Beautiful Show Guest GMA Network
Wansapanataym: Annika Pintasera Flora With Julia Montes and JC Santos ABS-CBN
2016 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Aida Bale
Magpakailanman:Sa Malas at Swerte Rexy Soliman GMA Network
Laff, Camera, Action! Herself
Hay, Bahay! Chef Pangga
Dear Uge Laurie
2015 Sunday PINASaya Guest
Marimar Perfecta
Karelasyon Joan
Celebrity Bluff Guest Player
2014 Wansapanataym Presents: Perfecto Elaine ABS-CBN
Beki Boxer Consuelo Ponciano TV5
Wansapanataym Presents: Enchanted House Cindy Dimasupil ABS-CBN
2013 Celebrity Bluff Player GMA Network
Wansapanataym Presents: Flores De Yayo Mommy ABS-CBN
Indio Lupeng GMA Network
2012 Hiram na Puso Becky
Gandang Gabi Vice Herself ABS-CBN
2011 P. S. I Love You Lovely TV5
Daldalita Daisy the duck GMA Network
Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Mimi Estrella With Coco Martin, Maja Salvador, and Andi Eigenmann ABS-CBN
2010 Kokey @ Ako Cynthia Caparas
2009 Only You With Angel Locsin, Sam Milby, and Diether Ocampo Chef Minnie
2008 I Love Betty La Fea Catalina Dominguez With Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz
1998-2004 Ispup Herself ABC
1997–1999 Mula Sa Puso Berta ABS-CBN
1994 Mixed N.U.T.S. Herself GMA Network



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