Christine Jacob

Christine Sotto Jacob-Sandejas, also known as Christine Jacob, is a Filipina swimmer, actress, T.V. host, and newscaster.

Christine Jacob
Christine Marie Sotto Jacob

(1967-04-30) 30 April 1967 (age 52)
Manila, Philippines
Other namesTin-Tin, CJ
OccupationTV Personality
Years active1990-present
AgentAPT Entertainment
Spouse(s)Francisco Sandejas
ChildrenPaolo Antonio Sandejas (b. 2000)
Maria Gabrielle Sandejas (b. 2001)
Nina Marie Sandejas (b. 2003)
Luis Miguel Sandejas (b. 2006)
Jaime Rafael Sandejas(b. 2009)

Early lifeEdit

She was born April 30, 1967 in the Philippines to a German American father George Jacob and a former T.V. host Rosemarie (née Sotto), and grew up in the United States in her elementary years.


Her parents are the ones behind her swimming talent. She and her family returned to the Philippines in 1980s and she joined Southeast Asian Games in Singapore in 1983, and then competed in the swimming competition in the 1984 Summer Olympics. After joining athletics, she was requested by her aunt to co-host in “Eat Bulaga!” in 1990 (then airing on ABS-CBN) as her aunt knew that Christine’s mother was also a TV host. She became a news caster for PTV while hosting “Eat Bulaga!”, where she had a short-lived relationship with the main host Mr. Vic Sotto (no blood relationship to Christine's mother). After her contract with APT Entertainment and TAPE, Inc. (producer of “Eat Bulaga!”) expired, Christine hosted its rival, “Magandang Tanghali Bayan”, in ABS-CBN (“Eat Bulaga” is already airing in GMA Network). She stopped hosting in showbiz in 2001 when she got pregnant with her first child with husband, Francisco "Paco" Sandejas, the brother of Manu Sandejas (Agot Isidro's husband). After 4 years, GMA Network gave her her very own TV show “ Mobile Kusina ” as GMA knew that she came from the longest-running noontime show “Eat Bulaga” which GMA co-produces. This show ended in early 2007.

Television showEdit


  • 1991 PMPC Star Awards for Television "Best New TV Personality" (Eat Bulaga! / ABS-CBN 2)
  • 2006 PMPC Star Awards for Television "Best Educational Show Host" (Mobile Kusina / GMA 7)


External linksEdit


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Christine Jacob". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.