Dencio Padilla

Prudencio Baldivia (September 2, 1928 – October 10, 1997), better known as Dencio Padilla or Tata Dens, was a veteran Filipino actor and comedian.

Dencio Padilla
Born
Esteban Baldivia

(1928-09-02)September 2, 1928
Nagcarlan, Laguna, Philippines
DiedOctober 10, 1997(1997-10-10) (aged 69)
Quezon City, Philippines
Other namesTata Dens
OccupationFilipino comedian and actor
Years active1958–1997
Spouse(s)Catalina Dominguez
Children8 (including Dennis Padilla)
RelativesJulia Barretto (granddaughter)
AwardsBest Supporting Actor for "Kahit Konting Pagtingin", FAP Awards 1990

CareerEdit

He appeared in films as the favorite sidekick of the King of Filipino movies Fernando Poe, Jr. Known for his Batangueño accent when speaking, Padilla also played supporting roles for other Filipino movie stars, like Ace Vergel, Rudy Fernandez, Phillip Salvador, Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano and other big stars.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to Catalina Baldivia, a housewife and they had 8 kids; Dennis, Samuel, Glenn, Jennifer, Gene, Richard, Ched, and Rot. They lived their entire life in P.Jacinto Street corner, Biglang Awa and EDSA, Caloocan city. Dennis is also an actor as well as a politician; Samuel is an OFW Seaman; Glenn is OFW in Middle East places such as Kuwait, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dubai, and is presently in the USA; Jennifer is OFW in Dubai; Gene Padilla also a comedian and actor; Richard died in 1999; Ched is OFW in Singapore; and youngest Rot is in Baldivia. The 5 boys were products of Notre Dame of Manila, and the 3 girls of Our Lady of Grace Academy, both in Caloocan city, a walking distance from their home. All 8 attended college in UST/San Sebastián/Centro Escolar/UE. All 8 appeared in movies and commercials during their childhood.

Health and deathEdit

Padilla was rushed to the hospital on September 30, 1997 after complaining of chest pains. About to be checked out from the hospital, Padilla died of cardiac arrest on October 10, 1997 at Quezon City, Philippines. Apart from his son Dennis Padilla who followed his footsteps to become a comedian, Dencio Padilla has other children.[1]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Film Company
1997 Pablik Enemi 1 n 2: Aksidental Heroes Sergio's Daddy
1996 Maginoong Barumbado: Kung May Halaga Pa ang Buhay Mo Tata Temyong
1995 Pulis Probinsya 2: Tapusin Na Natin ang Laban! Priest
1995 Pempe ni Sara at Pen The Man in White
1995 Minsan Pa: Kahit Konting Pagtingin 2 Basilio
1995 Ikaw Pa... Eh Love Kita! Karina's Uncle
1995 Pustahan Tayo! Mahal Mo Ako! Tata Pedro
1994 Tatlong Anak, Isang Ama Tiyo Ebong
Diamond Jade Films
1994 Abrakadabra Baste
Moviestars Production
1994 Baby Paterno: Dugong Pulis Restaurant Owner
Levin Films
1994 Lucas Abelardo Inocencio
1994 Ismael Zacarias Bugaloo
Moviestars Production
1994 Nandito Ako Tata Isko
Moviestars Production
1993 Ang Boyfriend Kong Gamol Don Carlo
1991 Pitong Gamol Mang Kulas
1991 Hinukay Ko Na ang Libingan Mo Berting
1991 Sagad Hanggang Buto Tiyong Dencio
Moviestars Production
1990 Kahit Konting Pagtingin Basilio
1988 One Day, Isang Araw
1988 Kambal Tuko Mr. Dennis Labis
Regal Films
1986 Batang Quiapo Momoy "Lugaw" David
1986 Inday, Inday sa Balitaw Simo
1985 Tinik sa Dibdib Bert
1985 Anak ng Tondo Tata Teban
Four-N Films
1984 Somewhere Tengteng
1982 Cross My Heart Dexter
1982 D' Wild Wild Weng Mr. Dencio
Liliw Films International
1976 Bato sa Buhangin Lucio
FPJ Productions

MoviesEdit

  • Lo' Waist Gang at si Og sa Mindoro (1958)
  • Laban sa Lahat (1958)
  • Sumpa at Pangako (1959)
  • Ang Kanyang Kamahalan (1959)
  • Tough Guy (1959) Dencio
  • Gabi ng Lagim (1960) (segment 2)
  • Cuatro Cantos (1960)
  • Hong Kong Honeymoon (1960)
  • Mga Tigreng Taga-Bukid (1962)
  • Batang Maynila (1962)
  • Dead or Alive (1962)
  • Cuatro Condenados (1962)
  • Sigaw ng Digmaan (1963)
  • Kung Gabi sa Maynila (1963)
  • Ito Ang Maynila (1963)
  • Ang Asawa Kong Barat (1963)
  • Isputnik vs. Darna (1963)
  • Sierra Madre (1963)
  • Baril na Ginto (1964)
  • Swanie (1965)
  • Dandansoy (1965)
  • Ang Daigdig Ko'y Ikaw (1965)
  • Guillermo Bravado (1965)
  • Zamboanga (1966)
  • Ang Iniluluha Ko'y Dugo (1966)
  • Alyas Phantom (1966)
  • Itinakwil Man Kita (1966)
  • Si Siyanang at Ang 7 Tsikiting (1966)
  • Dedicate To You (1966)
  • Mga Alabok sa Lupa (1967)
  • Ex-Convict (1967)
  • Like Father, Like Son: Kung Ano Ang Puno Siya Ang Bunga! (1967)
  • Langit at Lupa (1967)
  • Durango (1967)
  • Alamat ng 7 Kilabot (1967)
  • To Susan With Love (1968)
  • Tatlong Hari (1968)
  • Tanging Ikaw (1968)
  • Sorrento (1968)
  • Magpakailanman (1968)
  • Dos Por Dos (1968)
  • Zato Duling: The Cross-Eyed Swordsman (1969)
  • Our Man Duling (1969)
  • Nardong Kutsero (1969)
  • Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin (1969)
  • Gun-Runners (1969)
  • Batang Matadero (1969)
  • Tora! Tora! Toray! (1971)
  • Liezl At Ang 7 Hoods (1971)
  • Family Planting (1971)
  • Apat na Patak ng Dugo ni Adan (1971)
  • Ang Kampana sa Santa Quiteria (1971)
  • Salaginto't Salagubang (1972)
  • Bilangguang Puso (1972)
  • Karnabal (1973) Badong
  • Hanggang Sa Kabila ng Daigdig: The Tony Maiquez Story (1973)
  • Ang Agila At Ang Araw (1973)
  • Aking Maria Clara (1973)
  • Dragonfire (1974)
  • Batya't Palu-Palo (1974) Takio
  • Kaming Matatapang Ang Apog (1975)
  • Hit and Run (1975)
  • Anino ng Araw (1975)
  • Anak ng Araw (1975)
  • Ang Leon at Ang Daga (1975) Dencio
  • Sapagka't Kami'y Mga Misis Lamang (1976)
  • Bato sa Buhangin (1976) Lucio
  • Tutubing Kalabaw Tutubing Karayom (1977)
  • Nagbabagang Asero (1977)
  • Bontoc (1977)
  • Little Christmas Tree (1977)
  • Tatak ng Tundo (1978) Damian
  • Isang Araw Isang Buhay (1978)
  • The Jess Lapid Story (1978)
  • Salonga (1978)
  • Mahal...Ginagabi Ka Na Naman (1979)
  • Holdup: Special Squad, D.B. (1979)
  • Dakpin... Killers For Hire (1979)
  • Anak ng Atsay (1979)
  • Isa Para Sa Lahat, Lahat para Sa Isa (1979)
  • Dobol Dribol (1979)
  • Mahal, Saan Ka Nanggaling Kagabi? (1979)
  • Tatak Angustia (1980) Gudoy
  • Kalibre .45 (1980)
  • Ang Leon At Ang Kuting (1980)
  • Angelita, Ako Ang Iyong Ina (1980) Dennis
  • Ang Agila At Ang Falcon (1980)
  • Tartan (1981)
  • Rocky Tu-log (1981)
  • Iskorokotoy (1981)
  • Palpak Connection (1981)
  • Kamandag ng Rehas ng Bakal (1981)
  • Boogie (1981) Boogie
  • Juan Balutan (1982)
  • Cross My Heart (1982) Dexter
  • Bad Boys From Dadiangas (1982)
  • Annie Sabungera (1982)
  • D'Wild Wild Weng (1982) Mr. Dencio
  • Forgive and Forget (1983)
  • The Cute The Sexy n' The Tiny (1982)
  • Inside Job (1983)
  • Aking Prince Charming (1983)
  • Idol (1984)
  • Somewhere (1984) Tengteng
  • Naku Ha! (1984)
  • Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday (1984)
  • Julian Vaquero (1984)
  • Bagets 2 (1984) Erpat
  • Tinik Sa Dibdib (1985)
  • Nagalit Ang Patay Sa Haba ng Lamay (1985)
  • Blue Jeans Gang (1985)
  • Anak ng Tondo (1985) Tata Teban
  • Public Enemy No. 2: Maraming Number Two (1985) Carlos
  • Tatak ng Yakuza (1986)
  • Kamagong (1986)
  • Inday-Inday Sa Balitaw (1986) Simo
  • Captain Barbell (1986) Police Chief
  • Batang Quiapo (1986) Momoy "Lugaw" David
  • Vigilante (1987)
  • No Retreat, No Surrender, Si Kumander (1987)
  • Kapag Puno Na Ang Salop (1987) Sgt. Sibal
  • Kapag Lumaban Ang Api (1987) Nardo
  • Boy Tornado (1987) Inggo
  • Humanda Ka ... Ikaw Ang Susunod (1987)
  • Stupid Cupid (1988) Tomas (segment "Hahabul-Habol")
  • Kambal Tuko (1988) Mr. Labis
  • One Day, Isang Araw (1988)
  • Langit At Lupa (1988)
  • Jockey T'yan (1988)
  • Leon at Tigre (1989)
  • Agila ng Maynila (1989)
  • Tatak ng Isang Api (1989)
  • Bote, Dyaryo, Garapa (1989)
  • Ako ang Huhusga: Kapag Puno na Ang Salop Part II (1989) Sgt. Sibal
  • Everlasting Love (1989)
  • Ipaglalaban Ko (1989)
  • Isang Bala Isang Buhay (1989) Mang Doming
  • Galit Sa Mundo (1989)
  • Joe Pring: Homicide Manila Police (1989)
  • Hulihin Si, Nardong Toothpick (1990) Mr. Luna
  • Dino Dinero (1990)
  • Dadaan Ka Sa Ibabaw Ng Aking Bangkay (1990)
  • Kahit Konting Pagtingin (1990)
  • Biokids (1990)
  • Ikasa Mo, Ipuputok Ko (1990)
  • Kristobal: Tinik Sa Korona (1990)
  • Bikining Itim (1990)
  • Samson En Goliath (1990)
  • Wooly Booly 2: Ang Titser Kong Alien (1990)
  • Lover's Delight (1990) Mr. Padilla
  • May Isang Tsuper Ng Taxi (1990)
  • Para Sa Iyo Ang Huling Bala Ko (1990)
  • Pitong Gamol (1991)
  • Mabuting Kaibigan Masamang Kaaway (1991) Gorio
  • Eh Kasi Bata (1991)
  • Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum (1991)
  • Juan Tamad at Mr. Shooli: Mongolian Barbecue (1991) Emcee
  • Darna (1991)
  • Pempe ni Sara at Pen (1992) The Man in White
  • Miss na Miss Kita: Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum II (1992)
  • Basagulero (1992)
  • Lucio Margallo (1992) Tata Teryong
  • Dito sa Pitong Gatang (1992)
  • Ali in Wonderland (1992)
  • Padre Amante Guerrero (1993) Crispin
  • Hulihin: Probinsyanong Mandurukot (1993) Del
  • Astig (1993)
  • Ang Boyfriend Kong Gamol (1993)
  • Ikaw Lang (1993) Ka Erning
  • Masahol Pa Sa Hayop (1993) Baloy
  • Jesus Calderon: Maton (1993)
  • Nandito Ako (1993) Tata Isko
  • Walang Matigas Na Tinapay Sa Mainit Na Kape (1994)
  • Tony Bagyo: Daig Pa Ang Asong Ulol (1994)
  • Sobra Talaga ... Over! (1994)
  • Tunay na Magkaibigan Walang Iwanan Peksman! (1994) Tata Emilio
  • Cuadro De Jack (1994)
  • Chickboys (1994)
  • Baby Paterno: Dugong Pulis (1994)
  • Abrakadabra (1994) Baste
  • Ismael Zacarias (1994) Bugaloo
  • Kanto Boy 2: Anak ni Totoy Guapo (1995) Maning
  • Urban Rangers (1995) Egay
  • Minsan Pa: Kahit Konting Pagtingin Part 2 (1995) Basilio
  • Ikaw Pa ... Eh Love Kita! (1995) Karina's Uncle
  • Pulis Probinsiya 2: Tapusin Natin ang Laban (1995) Father Sanchez
  • Dog Tag: Katarungan Sa Aking Kamay (1995) Mang Martin
  • SPO1 Don Juan: Da Dancing Policeman (1996) Lolo Tasyo
  • Pusong Hiram (1996)
  • Makamandag Na Dugo (1996)
  • Maginoong Barumbado (1996)
  • Ikaw Ang Mahal Ko (1996) Teban
  • Ang Syota Kong Balikbayan (1996)
  • Totoy Mola (1997) Tatay Pasyo
  • Pablik Enemi 1 n 2: Aksidental Heroes (1997)
  • Laban Ko Ito: Walang Dapat Madamay (1997) Simon
  • Kriselda: Sabik Sa Iyo (1997)
  • Go Johnny Go (1997)
  • Enteng en Mokong: Kaming Mga Mababaw Ang Kaligayahan (1997)
  • Ang Maton At Ang Showgirl (1998)

TV SeriesEdit

  • Eat Bulaga (1983) Rpn
  • Tonite With Boots and Dencio (1984-1988)Rpn
  • Isang Mundo Isang Lahi (1988) as Amado Salazar
  • GMA Supershow (1991) Guest
  • Ano ba siya? The Trip Show (1992-1995)
  • TNT:Talak Ng Taon (1995) as Main Host
  • ASAP (1996) as Singer Performer
  • Afternoon Overload Saya (1997) Last TV Appearance before his death.

AwardsEdit

  • 1964: Nominated - Best Supporting Actor, "Ito Ang Maynila" - FAMAS 1963
  • 1984: Nominated - Best Supporting Actor, "Tatak ng Yakuza" - FAMAS 1984
  • 1991: Won - Best Supporting Actor, "Kahit Konting Pagtingin" - FAP 1991

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vanzi, Sol Jose. Comedian Dencio Padilla Dead, Newsflash, Philippine Headline News Online, newsflash.org, 1997