Frankie Evangelista

Francisco "Frankie" Fermin Evangelista (July 24, 1934 – February 18, 2004) was a Filipino newspaper columnist, radio and television broadcaster of Manila Chronicle (1956–1975), IBC (1975–1986), and ABS-CBN (1986–2004).

Frankie Evangelista
Francisco Fermin Evangelista

(1934-07-24)July 24, 1934
DiedFebruary 18, 2004(2004-02-18) (aged 69)
Other namesKa Kiko
EducationUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Years active1956–2004
SpousePatria Hipolito
Children4 (inc. Maricar)
  • Ramoncito Almojuela Evangelista
  • Jennifer Natividad Fermin

Early life and careerEdit

He was born Francisco Fermin Evangelista on July 24, 1934, in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija and his parents Rogelio Almojuela Evangelista and Jennifer Natividad Fermin. Evangelista began studying at the age seven he attend grade school in Gapan City and moved to Quezon City he was enroll in High School of Saint Joseph's College of Quezon City graduated in 1952 and he finished at the University of the Philippines Diliman as course offered in AB Communication and Journalism graduated in 1956. In 1957, he started out as to be a credible newscaster. He had a distinguished career in radio and his live coverage of special events was always competent. He became the voice that impelled errant government officials to shape up in the Hoy Gising! portion of Radyo Patrol.

Evangelista, also known as Ka Kiko (Ka being the shorter version for kapatid or sibling), had career within ABS-CBN that spanned the entire 50-year history of the network. First hired as a radio personality, he rose to become a vital force in ABS-CBN's television shows as well, with credits that include news (TV Patrol, Hoy Gising!) and even entertainment (as an executive producer on the pre-Martial Law comedy show Super Laff-In).

Mr. Evangelista was last seen on his ANC shows Dateline Philippines and ANC News 3 PM, and was lastly heard on his DZMM talk show Hoy Gising. He appeared on the ABS-CBN 50th Anniversary documentaries Sa Mata ng Balita and Limampung Taong Ligawan.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to Patria Hipolito. They had 4 children (including: Maricar).


Evangelista died at the age of 69 on February 18, 2004, of an undisclosed illness at the De Los Santos Medical Center. In a statement, ABS-CBN Vice-Chairman Jake Almeda-Lopez said of Mr. Evangelista's death, "The entire ABS-CBN family is saddened by the news about our friend Frankie. In a very true sense, he was one of the nicest fellows that I have met here in ABS-CBN. We were colleagues since before Martial Law, and he was one of the most professional of our broadcasters. ABS-CBN joins his family in this hour of grief."



  • Father en Son (1995)