Edu Manzano

Eduardo Barrios Manzano (born September 14, 1955) is an American-born Filipino actor, comedian, politician, television personality and United States Air Force veteran. He was previously the host of game shows The Weakest Link, Pilipinas, Game KNB?, 1 vs. 100 and Asar Talo Lahat Panalo!.

Edu Manzano
Vice Mayor of Makati
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2001
Preceded byArturo Yabut
Succeeded byErnesto Mercado
Chairman of the Optical Media Board
In office
2004–2009
PresidentGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded byBong Revilla
Succeeded byRonnie Ricketts
Personal details
Born
Eduardo Barrios Manzano

(1955-09-14) September 14, 1955 (age 64)
San Francisco, California, United States
CitizenshipFilipino
NationalityFilipino
Political partyIndependent (1998-2009; 2011-present)
Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (2018-present)
Other political
affiliations
Lakas-Kampi-CMD (2010)
Spouse(s)
Vilma Santos
(m. 1980; div. 1982)

Maricel Soriano
(m. 1989; div. 1991)
ChildrenLuis Manzano
Addie Manzano
Enzo Manzano
ResidenceSan Juan City
Alma materSt. Paul University Manila
De La Salle University
OccupationActor; television personality; comedian; politician
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service4 (1973-1977)
CommandsMissile Engineering Group, Strategic Air Command[1]
Battles/warsVietnam War

Early lifeEdit

Eduardo Barrios Manzano was born on September 14, 1955 in San Francisco, California to Filipino parents. Due to his parentage (jus sanguinis) and the place of his birth (jus soli), he is both a citizen of the Philippines and the United States under the constitutions of both countries.

At the age of 17, Manzano joined and served the United States Air Force for four years, especially during the Vietnam War era.[2]

Edu Manzano is a graduate of De La Salle University in Manila.

Acting careerEdit

Manzano moved to the Philippines to pursue a full-time career with the local movie industry.

Manzano served as president of the actors’ group Katipunan ng mga Artista ng Pelikulang Pilipino in the 1990s.

He was part of ABS-CBN's roster of contract actors until he took a leave in order to run for vice president of the Philippines in the 2010 elections. However, he declared a loss and change of interest in and from show business to hosting current affairs programs[3]

After losing the elections, Manzano signed a contract and returned to GMA Network.[4] In 2010, he hosted the pre-noontime game show Asar Talo Lahat Panalo! and two more game/talent shows in 2011. After months of hiatus from TV, he hosted Family Feud: The Showdown Edition from April 2011 to July. But Edu later defected to TV5 for a new TV show called Game N Go. In 2012, he joined the morning show called Good Morning Club.

In June 2017, Manzano returned to GMA Network, to appear in Celebrity Bluff as a Master Bluffer.[5]

In 2018, he also returned to ABS-CBN for his role in Ang Probinsyano.

In January 2020, Edu is now officially a celebrity inductee winner for Eastwood City Walk Of Fame 2020 for contributing as a tv host, actor, comedian, endorser & also a politician.

Sporting careerEdit

Aside from acting and political career, Manzano was also appointed as the executive vice-president of the Philippine Amateur Judo Association and the executive board member of the Philippine Olympic Committee.

Political careerEdit

Manzano entered politics in 1998 when he ran for Vice Mayor of Makati City. He garnered a majority of votes in the election, but his proclamation was suspended due to a case filed which alleged that he was not a citizen of the Philippines.[6] The Supreme Court of the Philippines (Mercado vs. Manzano) eventually ruled that he was indeed a Filipino citizen, clearing the way for his proclamation as Vice Mayor. Following a three-year term, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for Mayor of Makati City in 2001, losing to Jejomar Binay.

In 2004, Manzano became the first chairman of the Optical Media Board, a government agency tasked with combating optical media piracy. He resigned the position in August 2009.

Manzano ran as the Lakas-Kampi-CMD's candidate for Vice President in the May 2010 election as the running mate of presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro.[2] He eventually lost to Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay and finished fifth. Manzano is the co-founder of the non-profit advocacy organization called Ako Mismo.

In 2016, Manzano ran in the Senate, as he was part of Partido Galing at Puso of Sen. Grace Poe, as well as Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Bongbong Marcos coalition. However, he lost. Manzano finished #21 overall in the COMELEC's partial and official senatorial tally.

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network
2020 Kahit Minsan Lang
ABS-CBN
24/7 Claudio Jacinto
2018 Barangay 143 Commissioner Jack (dubbed voice)
GMA Network
2018-2019 Ang Probinsyano Vice Pres. / Pres. Lucas Cabrera
ABS-CBN
2017-2018 Celebrity Bluff: Fact na Fact Master Bluffer
GMA Network
2017 Alyas Robin Hood Gov. Emilio Albano
My Dear Heart Luke Divinagracia
ABS-CBN
2016-2017 Someone To Watch Over Me Gregor "Buddy" Chavez
GMA Network
2015 Bridges of Love Lorenzo Antonio
ABS-CBN
2007-2009 Pilipinas, Game Ka Na Ba? Himself / New Host
2007 Walang Kapalit Ariston Borromeo
2003-2006 OK Fine, 'To Ang Gusto Nyo! Junior
2002-2003 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Henri Argos
2001-2003 Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka Armand Montecillo
2001-2002 The Weakest Link Quizmaster
IBC
1999-2000 Labs Ko Si Babe Alvin
ABS-CBN
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Guiller
GMA Network
1987-1998 Palibhasa Lalake Budoy
ABS-CBN
1986-1988 Not So Late Night With Edu Main host

MoviesEdit

  • 3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon! (2019)
  • Just A Stranger (2019)
  • Halik sa Hangin (2015)
  • Ang Tanging Ina (2003) Tony
  • Kaaway Hanggang Hukay (2001) Col. Carlos Ricarte
  • Tanging Yaman (2000) Arturo
  • Abandonada (2000) Edwin
  • Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin (2000) Joker
  • Minsan, Minahal Kita (2000) Louie
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (2000)
  • Markado (1999) Bennie
  • Ang Kabit Ni Mrs. Montero (1998) Cal Montero
  • Puso Ng Pasko (1998) Miguel
  • Jesus Salonga, Alyas Boy Indian (1998)
  • Anting-Anting (1998)
  • Bagsik Ng Kamao (1997) Ibanez
  • Batang PX (1997) Dante
  • Hanggang Dito Na Lang (1997)
  • Minsan Lamang Magmamahal (1997) Manuel
  • Simaron, Barya Lang Ang Halaga Ng Ulo Mo! (1997)
  • Mortal Kong Kaaway Kaibigang Tunay (1997)
  • I Do, I Die! Dyos Ko Day (1997) Bernie Mendiola
  • Totoy Hitman (1997)
  • Kung Marunong Kang Magdasal, Umpisahan Mo Na (1996) Brando
  • Ama, Ina Ank (1996) Santi Alvarez
  • Sa Kamay Ng Batas (1996) Calderon
  • Tubusin Mo Ng Bala Ang Puso Ko (1996) Lorenzo
  • Romano Sagrado: Talim Sa Dilim (1996) Col. Zaragosa
  • Baby Love (1995) Benny Palanca
  • Batas Ko Ang Katapat Mo (1995) Mike
  • Costales (1995) Capt. Daniel Costales
  • Hong Tian Mi Ling (1994) Eddie
  • Wanted: Perfect Father (1994) Mr. Manyakis
  • Ismael Zacarias (1994) Zacarias
  • Separada (1994) Dodie
  • Ah Sau Ging Gat: Si Gou Aat Sin (1994) Edu
  • Darna! Ang Pagbabalik (1994) Man
  • Ang Ika-Labing Isang Utos: Mahalin Mo, Asawa Mo (1994) Tony
  • Geron Olivar (1994) Frankie Montero
  • Di Na Natuto (Sorry Na, Puede Ba?) (1993) Bongbong
  • Task Force Habagat (1993) Col. Ping Lacson
  • Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo (1993)
  • Lt. Madarang: Iginuhit Sa Dugo (1993) Lt. Lito Madarang
  • Magkasangga Sa Batas (1993) Albert Moran (Jess Babida)
  • Mahal kita, Walang Iba (1992) Robbie
  • Galvez: Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Mundo Hahanapin Kita (1992) Marvin Esguerra
  • Alyas Boy Kano (1992) Boy Kano
  • Pangako Sa'yo (1992) Raymond
  • Kailangan Kita (1992) Luis
  • Contreras Gang (1991) Mario Contreras (Moviestas Production) [Released Date: 25 December 1991]
  • Darna (1991) Dominico Lipolico
  • Kapitan Jaylo Batas sa Batas Walang Sinasanto (1991) Lt. Orly Mendoza (Main Villain) (Omega Releasing Organization) [Released Date: 20 September 1991]
  • Kumukulong Dugo (1991) Marco
  • Kung Patatawarin Ka Ng Bala Ko! (1991) Dante
  • Sagad Hanggang Buto (1991) Zapanta (Moviestars Production) [Released Date: 22 May 1991]
  • Pretty Boy Hoodlum (1991) Bobby Imperial
  • Noel Juico: Batang Kriminal (1991) Lt. Perez
  • Hindi Palulupig (1991) Basil (Main Villain) (Bonanza Films) [Released Date: 30 March 1991]
  • Kidlat ng Maynila: Joe Pring 2 (1991) Karim [Released Date: 1991 (Philippines)]
  • Maging Sino Ka Man (1991) Gilbert
  • Boyong Mañalac: Hoodlum Terminator (1991) Mendez
  • Kaaway ng Batas (1990) Ryan
  • Onyong Majikero (1991) Abdul Akbar
  • Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija (1990) Agapito (Main Villain) (Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions) [Released Date: 27 November 1990]
  • Hanggang Kailan ka Papatay? (1990) Joel Suarigi (Regal Films)
  • Isang Araw Walang Diyos (1989) Jay Molina
  • Eagle Squad (1989)
  • Babaeng Hampaslupa (1988) Vincent
  • Hati Tayo Sa Magdamag (1988)
  • Misis Mo, Misis Ko (1988)
  • Huwag Mong Itanong Kung Bakit (1988) Lar Cuevas
  • Working Girls 2 (1987)
  • Jack & Jill (1987) Angelo Bartolome
  • Alabok sa Ulap (1987) Vince
  • Bilanggo Sa Dilim (1986) Marissa's Date
  • Captain Barbell (1986) Teng-Teng / Captain Barbell
  • Nakagapos Ng Puso (1986) Rolly Enriquez
  • Palimos ng Pag-ibig (1986) Rodel
  • Paano Hahatiin Ang Puso (1986)
  • Kailan Tama Ang Mali (1985) Ruben
  • Ano Ang Kulay Ng Mukha Ng Diyos? (1985) Rudy
  • Sangley Point Robbery (1985) Bobby
  • Till We Meet Again (1985) Paquito
  • Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso? (1985) Dr. Francis Palma
  • Hindi Nahahati Ang Langit (1985) Ronald
  • Kapag Puso'y Sinugatan (1985) Junie
  • Working Girls (1984) Danny Prado
  • Schoolgirls (1982) Nestor
  • Dear Heart (1981) The Professors
  • Mahinhin Vs. Mahinhin (1981) Archie
  • Alaga (1980)
  • Romansa (1979)

DiscographyEdit

  • Edu Manzano: Dancer Of The Universe (Universal Records, 2008)
  • World's Greatests Dance Steps (Universal Records, 2007)

AwardsEdit

  • Winner, Best Male TV Host, Not So Late Night With Edu - 1987 PMPC Star Awards For TV
  • Celebrity Inductee Winner, Kuya Germs' Eastwood City Walk Of Fame 2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Horacio "Ducky" Paredes (November 19, 2009). "Getting to Know Edu Manzano". Malaya. Archived from the original on February 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  2. ^ a b Katherine Evangelista, Miko L. Morelos (November 13, 2009). "Game show host Edu Manzano is Lakas bet for vice president". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on November 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  3. ^ "Edu Manzano says he's leaving showbiz for good". ABS-CBN News Online. March 23, 2010. Archived from the original on March 26, 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  4. ^ "PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal): Showbiz and Beyond". PEP.ph.
  5. ^ Manzano Returned to GMA Network.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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