Cariza "Ice" Yamson Seguerra (born 17 September 1983), formerly known professionally as Aiza Seguerra, is a Filipino actor, singer-songwriter, director[1] and guitarist. Initially coming out as a lesbian in 2007, Seguerra also came out as a transgender man in 2014.

Ice Seguerra
Seguerra in August 2016
Chairperson of the National Youth Commission of the Philippines
In office
August 12, 2016 – April 5, 2018
PresidentRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byGregorio Tingson
Succeeded byRonald Gian Cardema
Personal details
Cariza Yamson Seguerra

(1983-09-17) September 17, 1983 (age 40)
Calauag, Quezon, Philippines
(m. 2014)
Residence(s)Quezon City, Metro Manila
Alma materUniversity of Santo Tomas
OccupationSinger-songwriter, actor, director
Musical career
GenresPop, OPM
Instrument(s)Guitar, vocals
Years active1987–present

On 12 August 2016, Seguerra was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as Chairperson of the National Youth Commission.[2]

Career edit

Seguerra first appeared as a three-year-old contestant of Eat Bulaga!'s "Little Miss Philippines". He subsequently became part of the show from 1987 to 1997.[3]

As a child star, Seguerra appeared in more than 30 movies and TV shows to date. He often portrayed the role of actor and fellow Eat Bulaga! host Vic Sotto’s daughter in numerous films. He portrayed the role of Aiza Kabisote, daughter of Enteng Kabisote in Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! from 1987 to 1997.[3] He only appeared in six films for Regal Films. At age 14, he competed in Bong Revilla's Invitational Shootfest '98, and has won several awards in the sport.[4]

During his late teens, Seguerra began pursuing a career in music; singing and playing the guitar. His single "Pagdating ng Panahon" became a major hit in 2001 which enabled him to start a music career.

Seguerra won The Singing Bee on July 8, 2008[5] after Rachel Alejandro gave up her throne as defending champion due to other engagements. He defeated his co-contestant singer Bituin Escalante. Seguerra won ₱1,040,000 for a second time on July 10, raising his total winnings to ₱2,080,000.[6]

Seguerra also performed in Singapore for the Singapore Repertory Theatre presentation of the stage play Avenue Q.

On January 7, 2013, Seguerra entered the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs contest as the interpreter for the song entry called "Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa", written by Jovinor Tan. He performed the song in the grand finals on February 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The song eventually finished in first place for Best P-pop Love Song thus rewarding the writer of the song with one million pesos in cash.[7][8]

In 2015, he returned to GMA Network after three years to star in Princess in the Palace, which became a hit.

Personal life edit

Seguerra at Loyola Memorial Park in 2023

Seguerra is the only child of Decoroso "Dick" Seguerra (of Calauag, Quezon) and Caridad "Caring" Yamson-Seguerra (of Bicol Region).

He studied at the O.B. Montessori Center and later enrolled at the UST College of Music then shifted to the UST College of Fine Arts and Design and acquired a college degree.[9]

On August 18, 2007, Seguerra came out publicly as a lesbian.[10] In August 2014, he came out as a transgender man.[11]

In 2013, Seguerra, along with other local celebrities, came together to join the PETA campaign 'Free Mali', a campaign aimed to release Mali, an Asian elephant currently living at the Manila Zoo and the only captive elephant in the Philippines, due to the poor facilities and keepers to care for him. Seguerra spoke up saying that "Mali has been sentenced to a life of loneliness, misery and neglect. When people all around the world are calling for Mali to be freed, in light of the suffering he has endured at the hands of the Manila Zoo, the proposal to bring in more elephants to the zoo is outrageous. They would have to endure the same cramped, concrete conditions, lack of exercise and improper veterinary care as Mali has for the past 36 years."[12]

On December 8, 2014, Seguerra married model and actress Liza Diño in California.[13]

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Title Role TV Network Notes Ref
2023 E.A.T. Himself/Co-host TV5 As Ice Seguerra
2022 Family Feud Himself/Contestant GMA Network [14]
ASAP Natin 'To Himself/Performer Kapamilya Channel / A2Z / TV5
I Can See Your Voice Himself/Guest Kapamilya Channel / A2Z
2021 Eat Bulaga Himself/Judge GMA Network
2019 Call Me Tita Sam iWant
2018 I Can See Your Voice Himself/Guest ABS-CBN
2016 ASAP Himself/Performer As Aiza Seguerra [15][16]
Born to Be a Star Himself/Judge TV5
2015–2016 Princess in the Palace PSG. Joey GMA Network
2015 Eat Bulaga Lenten Special: Lukso ng Dugo Alex
2012–2014 Be Careful with My Heart Cristina Rose "Cris / Kute" Dela Rosa ABS-CBN
2011 Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break Himself/Mentor GMA Network
2010 Twist and Shout Himself/Resident Judge ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kwintas Myla
Diz Iz It Himself/Judge GMA Network
2009–2015 ASAP Himself/co-host/performer ABS-CBN [17]
2009 Isang Lahi Cora Apurado
Star Circle Kid Quest: Search for the Kiddie Idol Council
2008 Pinoy Dream Academy: Little Dreamers Resident Juror
The Singing Bee Himself/Contestant
All Star K! GMA Network
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok!
2007 Ysabella Alex Mendoza ABS-CBN
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Juice Baduday
2004 Hanggang Kailan Gina GMA Network
Starstruck Kids Himself/Starstruck Council
2002 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Songbook Theresa/Atet ABS-CBN
1993 Ipaglaban Mo: Kanino Ka Sa Pasko? Lory
1991–1995 Eh Kasi Bata! Himself/host
1990–1991 It Bulingit
1987–1997 Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! Aiza Kabisote IBC
GMA Network
Eat Bulaga! Himself/Little Miss Philippines contestant/Co-host RPN
GMA Network

Other TV guestings edit

Date/Year TV Show Role TV Network Notes Ref
2022 The Boobay and Tekla Show Himself/Guest GMA Network As Ice Seguerra [18]
2015 The Ryzza Mae Show Himself/Guest As Aiza Seguerra
2013 Myx Live! Myx
2009 MYX Presents: Aiza Seguerra: Live!
2008 Salamat Dok!: Leukemia o Kanser Sa Dugo ABS-CBN
Boy & Kris: Boy & Kris Episode # 182
That's My Doc: That's My Doc Episode # 40
Wheel of Fortune: Thing: Binoculars
2007 Star Myx Presents: Aiza Seguerra Myx
2005 Eat Bulaga!: Laban o Bawi GMA Network
Kumikitang Kabuhayan: Philippine Eagle Conservation ABS-CBN

Film edit

Year Title Role Producer/Company
1988 Wake Up Little Susie Susie Esguerra Regal Entertainment
Super Inday and the Golden Bibe Snow White
Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting Sugar
Good Morning Titser
Me and Ninja Liit Butchiki
1989 Aso't Pusa Viva Films
1990 Twist: Ako si Ikaw, Ikaw si Ako Chikinini Regal Entertainment
Papa's Girl Angelita
I Have 3 Eggs
1991 Goosebuster
Okay Ka, Fairy Ko!: The Movie Aiza Kabisote M-Zet Productions
Regal Entertainment
1992 Okay Ka, Fairy Ko!: Part 2
Dobol Dribol Pepay Regal Entertainment
Daddy Goon Jennifer
Aswang Katlyn
Shake, Rattle & Roll IV Nikkie
1993 Rocky Plus V Toyota/Kulit M-Zet Productions
Hulihin: Probinsyanong Mandurukot Doray Regal Entertainment
1994 Paano Na? Sa Mundo ni Janet Jing-Jing Good Harvest Unlimited
1995 Isang Kahig, Tatlong Tuka... (Daddy Ka Na, Mommy Ka Pa!) M-Zet Productions
Mahogany Pictures
1997 Manananggal in Manila Timmy MAQ Productions,
Regal Entertainment
Computer Combat Tammy MAQ Productions
Shake, Rattle & Roll VI Lilian Regal Entertainment,
MAQ Productions
2001 Bahay ni Lola Joey Regal Entertainment
2002 Singsing ni Lola Karen
2004 Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Aiza Kabisote M-Zet Productions
OctoArts Films
2005 Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues
2006 Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko...The Beginning of the Legend
2009 Isang Lahi: Pearls from the Orient Cora Apurado Tanchanco Trimedia Productions
Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme Lounge singer Spring Films
2010 Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote Aiza Kabisote M-Zet Productions
OctoArts Films
APT Entertainment
GMA Films
Imus Productions
2011 Enteng ng Ina Mo Star Cinema
M-Zet Productions
OctoArts Films
APT Entertainment
2012 Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako M-Zet Productions
OctoArts Films
APT Entertainment
GMA Films
Imus Productions
2013 My Little Bossings Ice OctoArts Films
M-Zet Productions
APT Entertainment
K Productions
2016 Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers Aiza Kabisote OctoArts Films
M-Zet Productions
APT Entertainment

Discography edit

Year Title Producer Certification[19] Notes
2015 Araw Gabi: Mga Awit ni Maestro Ryan Universal Records
2010 Perhaps Love Star Music Gold Also released in Asian Countries
2009 AIZA SEGUERRA: Live! The first live album; includes a video CD
2008 Open Arms Also released in Asian Countries
2007 Para Lang Sa'Yo Inspired by soap opera Ysabella
2005 Songs from the Vault
2004 Covers Uncovered Vicor Music
2003 Sabi ng Kanta Gold
A First! Live in Concert
2002 December 25
Pinakamamahal 2× Platinum
2001 Pagdating ng Panahon 5× Platinum Best Pop Recording (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Best Produced Record of the Year (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Song of the Year (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Best Female Recording Artist[20]
1995 Little Star Alpha Records
1992 Aiza

Awards edit

Year Organization Category Nominated Work Result
2013 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Female Recording Artist of the Year[21] "Anong Nangyari sa Ating Dalawa" Won
Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress[22] My Little Bossings Won
Awit Awards Best Performance By a Female Recording Artist "With A Smile" Won
2009 Open Arms Won
ASAP Platinum Circle Awards Platinum Female Awardee Won
PMPC Star Awards for Music Acoustic Artist of the Year Won
MYX Music Awards Favorite MYX Live Performance MYX Performance Won
2002 Awit Awards Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist "Pagdating ng Panahon" Won
Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award Best Theme Song
for the film Pagdating ng Panahon
Asian Television Awards Best Dramatic Performance by an Actress Maalaala Mo Kaya: Songbook Won
2001 Quezon Medalya Ng Karangalan Special Award Himself Won
1993 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Children's Show Host Eh Kasi, Bata! Won
Awit Awards Best Performance by a Child/Children Recording Artist/s "Kahit Mayaman, Kahit Mahirap" Won
1992 PMPC Star Awards for Movie Child Performer of the Year Aswang Won
Year Award-giving body Category Nominated work Results
1988 Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award Best Child Actress Wake Up Little Susie Nominated
GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Box-Office Queen Wake Up Little Susie Won
1989 Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award Best Child Actress Aso't Pusa Won
1991 Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award Best Child Actress Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! Won
Metro Manila Film Festival Best Child Performer Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! Won[23]
1992 Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award Best Child Performer Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! Won
2008 Awit Awards Album of the Year "Para Lang Sa'yo" Nominated
Best Ballad Recording "Para Lang Sa'yo" Nominated
Best Inspirational/Religious Recording "Kasama" Nominated

Theater edit

Year Title Theatre Role
2002 The Rocky Horror Show Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Towers Eddie/Dr. Scott
2007 Avenue Q Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Towers
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Gary Coleman
2010 Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

References edit

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  19. ^ "List of PARI Gold, Platinum & Diamond Awardees". Philippine Association of the Record Industry.
  20. ^ "Aiza Seguerra was voted Best Female Recording Artist in Awit's Award. His song "Pagdating ng Panahon" won for Best Pop Recording, Best Produced Record of the Year, and also for the "Song of the Year award!". Jun's Quick Buzz. September 2002.
  21. ^ "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards" Archived April 3, 2019, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
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