Carlos Diego Loyzaga
May 21, 1995
|Other names||Diego Loyzaga|
|Occupation||Actor, model, VJ|
Viva Artists Agency (2020–present)
|Parent(s)||Cesar Montano (father)|
Teresa Loyzaga (mother)
|Relatives||Carlos Loyzaga (grandfather)|
Joey Loyzaga (uncle)
Chito Loyzaga (uncle)
Bing Loyzaga (aunt)
Loyzaga was born in San Juan, Manila to actress Teresa Loyzaga and actor Cesar Montano. He has a half-brother named Joseph Dizon, from his mother's former marriage to businessman Arnold Dizon; three half-sisters Angelina, Samantha, and Francheska, from his father's second marriage with Sunshine Cruz; and half-siblings named Angela Manhilot and Christian Angelo Manhilot from his father's first wife.
Before moving to Sydney, he attended preschool at Marcellis School in Antipolo City. After moving to Sydney, he studied at St. Aidan's Catholic School in Maroubra, Sydney and at John Forrest School in Perth.
2011–2012: Early roles and short hiatusEdit
On March 8, 2011, he signed a three-year exclusive contract with ABS-CBN; he was 15 years old then. In an interview, he said that going into show business was his personal choice and had nothing to do with his parents. He became part of ABS-CBN’s top-rated series Mara Clara reprising the role of Derrick Gonzales originally played by Rico Yan.
He did a number of TV guesting including the variety talk show Gandang Gabi, Vice!, in which he chaperoned Daniel Padilla and Neil Coleta. In September 2011, he was cast in the youth-oriented drama series Growing Up, in which he played the role of Jason, the brother of Patrick.
He took a break from show business to complete his secondary education in 2012.
2013–present: Comeback and new opportunitiesEdit
In May 2013, he returned onscreen when he played the role of Bruce in the episode "Box" of Maalaala Mo Kaya? (MMK), Asia’s longest drama anthology. His comeback acting talent received good feedbacks on social media describing him as being able to "converse in flawless Tagalog" unlike in his past projects in which he tended to halt in twang.
In September 2014, he played a supporting role in TV 5’s Wattpad Presents "Mr. Popular Meets Miss Nobody". During the presscon of Wattpad Presents, he said that he had no problems with working exclusively with TV 5, explaining that an artist like him did not consider network war relevant and that his work was to portray the character well.
Still in January 2015, he guested as the young G (God) in the hit daytime program Oh My G!. In February 2015, he joined the cast of the TV series Forevermore, which was top-billed by Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano.
On May 21, 2016, when he celebrated his 21st birthday, he played the lead role of Rommel, a schoolteacher, in the MMK episode "Pasa" ("Bruise") reaching a 30.2% nationwide rating, which was more than twice as high as the 15.0% rating garnered by the Magpakailanman (MPK) episode aired by GMA 7. A number of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users commented that he had given justice to the lead role even without a romantic partner and that he deserved an acting award for such a commendable performance. Among the netizens who congratulated him on Twitter was Filipino recording artist and TV host Jed Madela. There were even comments on YouTube.com saying that Filipino talk show host and actress Kris Aquino had referred to him as the "male version" of diamond star Maricel Soriano and that Filipino comedian Vice Ganda had remarked that his acting performance was often comparable to that of Glaiza de Castro or Angel Locsin.
|2018||Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos||Joaquin S. Cardinal||ABS-CBN|
|Ipaglaban Mo: Sumpaan||Mikoy|
|2017–2018||Pusong Ligaw||Miraculo "Potpot/Ira" Policarpio / Rafael Magbanua Cervantes|
|2017||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cellphone||Mart|
|2016||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pasa||Rommel|
|Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Guest|
|2015||Pangako Sa 'Yo||David San Luis / David Powers|
|Oh My G!||Young G (God)|||
|My MYX||Himself (VJ)||Myx|||
|MYX Daily Top 10|
|2014||Wattpad Presents: Mr. Popular Meets Miss Nobody 2: Still in Love||Adrian Buenavista||TV5|||
|Wattpad Presents: Mr. Popular Meets Miss Nobody|||
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Card|
|2013–present||ASAP||Himself/ Co-Host & Performer|
|2013||Wansapanataym: Petra Paminta||Sancho|||
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Box||Bruce|||
|2012||Growing Up||Jason Rivero|
|2011||Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Himself/Guest
(with Daniel Padilla and Neil Coleta)
|Mara Clara||Derrick Gonzales|||
|2012||Hitman||Jay Fernandez||Viva Films||credited as Diego Loyzaga Montano|||
|2015||The Breakup Playlist||Joshua||Star Cinema
|2017||Bloody Crayons||Kenly Sy||Star Cinema|||
|2018||Mama's Girl||Nico Sanchez||Regal Entertainment Inc.|
|Petmalu||Timothy Reyes||Larger Than Life Studios
Red Nine Entertainment
|Awards and Nomination|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2011||25th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best New Male TV Personality||Mara Clara||Nominated|
|2013||28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||New Movie Actor of the Year||Hitman||Nominated|
|2015||2015 FAMAS Awards||German Moreno Youth Achievement Award||N/A||Won|
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- Tan, Threena."Here are Your New MYX VJs","Myx", Manila, January 8, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Vanzi, SolJose. "Teresa Loyzaga Wins Oldest Child's Custody", "NewsFlash", Pasig City, April 1, 1991. Retrieved on February 20, 2015.
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- "Cesar Montano's son commits suicide; love angle eyed","ABS-CBN News Online ", Manila, March 29, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
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- Lo, Ricky."Diego truly dad’s son","The Philippine Star", June 14, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- "Showbiz newbie Carlos Diego Loyzaga joins 'Mara Clara'", "Push.Abs-cbn.com", Manila, March 9, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- "Mara Clara (2010–2011) Full Cast & Crew", "IMDB.com". Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- ABS-CBN Entertainment . "Gandang Gabi Vice on September 25", "ABS-CBN Entertainment ". Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- "Yahoo! OMG Awards" Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- PEP.ph (2013) Ella Cruz will star with Diego Loyzaga and Khalil Ramos in MMK Retrieved June 2013
- PEP.ph (2012)Cesar Montano gives full support to son Diego's showbiz career
- Trending.ph (2013)Wansapanataym: Petra paminta Archived February 20, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
- PEP.ph (2013)Julia Barretto will star with Diego Loyzaga and Kiko Estrada in Mira Bella Retrieved July 2013
- Buan-Deveza, Reyma. "Diego Loyzaga happy to do supporting role in Mirabella,"ABS-CBN News Online ", Manila, March 19, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Villano, Alexa. "Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Sam Concepcion lead new 'Wattpad Presents' TV lineup", "Rappler.com", Manila, September 22, 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- MYXPH. "VJDiego" "MYXPH " Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- "Diego Loyzaga: Jay/Batman in “Forevemore” and G in “Oh My G!”", "Random Republika", Manila, February 13, 2015, Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Saluta, Ador V. "Diego Loyzaga, bagong ka-love triangle nina Enrique at Liza", "Balita.Net", February 14, 2015, Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- Kantar Media: Nationwide TV Ratings – May 21 & 22, 2016: MMK scores more than double of Magpakailanman ratings May 24, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
- National TV Ratings (May 20-22, 2016): 21 May 2016 Comparative Total Philippines (Urban+ Rural) May 23, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
- Jed Madela on Twitter May 21, 2016.
- MMK Episode: A father's mistake May 21, 2016.
- Rain de Ocampo (November 12, 2014). "Mark Neumann returns as Kyle in Wattpad Presents: Mr. Popular Meets Miss Nobody Book 2".
- "Diego Loyzaga to do movie with father". Facebook. September 2, 2011.
- "Diego and Maris inspired by Piolo and Sarah's work ethics in 'The Breakup Playlist'". Star Cinema. July 3, 2015.[permanent dead link]
- "Exclusive: Jane, Julia, Sofia, Diego + more talk about their upcoming movie 'Bloody Crayons'". Star Cinema. February 2, 2016.
- "'Petmalu' review: Old, musty, best forgotten". Rappler. September 9, 2018.