Janice de Belen

Catherine Janice Yap de Belen (born November 9, 1968), better known as Janice de Belen, is a Filipino actress, commercial model and television host[1] who was an ABS-CBN and GMA Network contract artist.

Janice de Belen
Catherine Janice Yap de Belen

(1968-11-09) November 9, 1968 (age 52)
Quezon City, Philippines
OccupationActress, commercial model, host
Years active1976–present
AgentABS-CBN 2
TV5 Network
Spouse(s)John Estrada (1992–2004)
RelativesGelli de Belen (sister)

Early lifeEdit

Janice Catherine Yap de Belen was born on 9 November 1968 to Philip Ilagan de Belen and Cynthia Susan Jimenez Yap. She has a younger sister Gelli who is also an actress. On March 19, 2016, her mother died at the age of 67 due to heart attack.


At the age of nine, she became a newscaster for NewsWatch Kids Edition. She got her biggest break from the same channel when she got the lead role in the soap opera Flordeluna a top-rating and phenomenally successful TV soap where she played Flor from 1979 until 1984, when she momentarily quit showbiz to continue her studies. The soap continued to air a few more years after Janice left but it started going on a downward trend and never regained its popularity. (It was remade by ABS-CBN in 2007 as Maria Flordeluna but based it more closely on the original radio serial by Marcos Navarro Sacol; it was well-received as the original show).
Janice re-joined showbiz after a short break, returning to TV with the soap "Jesy" and the early evening variety show The Big, Big Show Friday edition on City2 (reverted to BBC-2). She was considered the 80s Teen Drama Princess alongside the late Julie Vega, whose soap "Anna Liza" provided stiff competition to "Flordeluna." The two TV rivals co-starred in a number of '80s movies, mostly produced by Regal Films. In 1982, Janice was partnered with Gabby Concepcion via the movies, "Puppy Love" and "Home Sweet Home". What started as reel loveteam became real later. Janice was also known for her relationship with Aga Muhlach, which produced a love child, and her tumultuous relationship with now ex-husband John Estrada.
She returned to the world of TV in soap in 1985 with "Andrea Amor" and "Don Camote dela Mancha" (produced by Inday Badiday's Loca Productions) both aired over GMA 7. Her transformation from a teenage star to a serious actress started in 1989 when she topbilled Mina Films' "Rosenda" opposite erstwhile boyfriend Gabby Concepcion. But she received her first Best Actress (Raha Sulayman Award) recognition in 1991 over Vision Films' "Kailan ka Magiging Akin", a Manila Film Festival entry. In 2001–2010, after her separation from Estrada, she hosted the now defunct popular morning talk show SiS also on GMA-7 with sister Gelli De Belen and their friend Carmina Villarroel. In 2011–2012, she starred and won public admiration anew in the critically acclaimed TV series Budoy.[2] She followed it up with another noteworthy performance in the teleserye Ina, Kapatid, Anak which aired on the Primetime Bida Block and worldwide through TFC from 2012–2013. She co-hosted Showbiz Inside Report as well from February 2012 to October 2013 and until recently, was also doing Buzz ng Bayan with Boy Abunda. In 2016, she moved back to GMA to appear in Destined to Be Yours and My Korean Jagiya. In 2018, she returned to ABS-CBN and was cast in The General's Daughter and Sino ang Maysala?: Mea Culpa.



Title Year Role
The Children of An Lac 1980 Mai
Tropang Bulilit 1981 Flor
Mga Basang Sisiw 1981
Flor de Liza 1981 Flor
Manedyer... Si Kumander 1982
Puppy Love 1982 Florecita
Where Love Has Gone 1982 Crystal
To Mama with Love 1983 Marissa
Home Sweet Home 1983
Aking Prince Charming 1983 Neneng
Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi 1983
I'll Wait for You: If It Takes Forever! 1983 Jenny
Roman Rapido 1983 Corazon
Always in My Heart 1983 Gina
Erpat Kong Forgets March 22, 1984
Hawakan Mo at Pigilan ang Kahapon 1984
Dear Mama May 4, 1984
Daddy's Little Darlings June 15, 1984
Lovingly Yours, Helen: The Movie July 26, 1984 Candy (segment "Candy")
Bigats August 17, 1984
14 Going Steady September 7, 1984
May Daga sa Labas ng Lungga October 11, 1984
Shake, Rattle & Roll December 25, 1984 Virgie (segment "Pridyider")
Super Wan-Tu-Tri December 11, 1985 Amor
Life Begins at 40 February 7, 1985
The Crazy Professor September 4, 1985 Katrina
Bakit Manipis ang Ulap? October 17, 1985
OKS Na OKS Pakner December 25, 1985
Ano Ka, Hilo? April 24, 1986
Super Islaw and the Flying Kids July 17, 1986 Juanita
Bakit Madalas ang Tibok ng Puso? December 11, 1986 Anna
Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita? September 17, 1986 Diana
Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie March 20, 1986 Sandra
When I Fall in Love March 14, 1986
Payaso December 25, 1986
Remember Me Mama May 14, 1987
Menudo't Pandesal January 15, 1986
Once Upon a Time January 4, 1987 Gwen
Nakausap Ko ang Birhen March 24, 1988 Julia
Nasaan Ka Inay? May 5, 1988 Amanda
Hawakan at Pigilan ang Panahon July 20, 1988
Tiyanak October 27, 1988 Julie
Babaing Hampaslupa November 16, 1988 Eden
Rosenda 1989 Rosenda
Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso? 1989
Mahirap ang Magmahal 1989
Isang Araw Walang Diyos 1989 Sis. Camille
Abandonada 1989 Mia
Last 2 Minutes 1990
Flavor of the Month 1990
Tayo na sa Dilim 1990
Bakit Kay Tagal ng Sandali? 1990
Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija 1990
Shake, Rattle & Roll II 1990 Cathy & Living Dead (segment "Multo" & "Kulam")
Pakasalan Mo Ako 1991 Arlene
I Want to Live 1991
Anak ni Janice 1991
Umiyak Pati Langit 1991
Kailan Ka Magiging Akin? 1991 Dolor
Shake, Rattle & Roll III 1991 Rosalyn (segment "Ate")
Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin 1992
Aswang 1992 Rosita
Guwapings: The First Adventure 1992
Shake, Rattle & Roll IV 1992 Tising ("Kapitbahay" segment)
Engkanto 1992 Karina
Maricris Sioson: Japayuki 1993 Maricris Sioson
Gagay: Prinsesa ng Brownout 1993
Wating 1994 Julie
Fatima Buen Story 1994 Batman
Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi 1995
Taguan 1996 Sister Shawie
Hari ng Yabang 1997
Annie B. 2004
Tulay 2006
Last Viewing 2009 Laura
Zombadings 1:Patayin sa Shokot si Remington 2011 TBA
The Healing 2012 Cita
Pridyider 2012 Mrs. Benitez
Mga Mumunting Lihim 2012 TBA
Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles 2012 Fely
The Strangers 2012 Paloma
Shake, Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion 2012 Myra
Call Center Girl 2013
T'yanak 2014 Nurse
Haunted Mansion 2015 Miss Gonzales
I Love You to Death 2016 ??????
Ringgo: The Dog Shooter 2016 ??????


Year Title Role Network Notes Source
1976-78 Kool!!! Rica
1978 NewsWatch Junior Edition Herself - Host
1979-84 Flordeluna Flordeluna Alicante RPN 9 Later re-titled - Ang Pagdadalaga ni Flordeluna
1979 Marcelino Pan y Vino Dahlia
1983 Lovingly Yours, Helen Laila GMA Network
1995-96 Familia Zaragoza Lupe Lagrimas ABS-CBN Main role / Antagonist
1997-99 Mula sa Puso Connie [3]
2000-01 Saan Ka Man Naroroon Margarita
2001-10 SiS Herself - Host GMA Network
2004 StarStruck Herself - Council member
2004 StarStruck Kids Herself - Council member
2007 Spoon Herself - Host Net 25
2007 Boys Nxt Door Miss Malinis GMA Network
2009 Darna Aling Consuelo Supporting role / Protagonist-Antagonist
2010 Endless Love Suzette "Suzie" Cruz Supporting Cast / Antagonist
2011 Dwarfina Marissa Ballesteros
2011 Magic Palayok Magic Palayok
2011-12 Budoy Elena Dizon ABS-CBN [4][5]
2012 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Herself - Contestant
2012 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself - Guest
2012-13 Showbiz Inside Report Herself - Host
2012-13 Ina, Kapatid, Anak Beatrice Cruz Elizalde-Marasigan Main role / Antagonist / Protagonist
2013 Toda Max Madame Jeanette Magpoles
2013 Buzz ng Bayan Herself - Co-host [6]
2013-14 Honesto Lourdes Galang
2014 Bet On Your Baby Herself - Contestant Together with her son Luigi and her granddaughter
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya Lorelei Go Episode: "Wedding Gown"
2015 Ipaglaban Mo! Vicky Episode: "Ang Lahat Ng Sa Akin"
2015 Oh My G! Rose "Teacher Ninang" Luna
2016 Be My Lady Marcela "Marcy" Bernabe-Crisostomo
2017 Destined to Be Yours Sally Obispo GMA Network [7]
2017 Sunday PinaSaya Herself - Guest
2017 People vs. the Stars Herself - Contestant with Tom Rodriguez

& Dennis Trillo

2017 Celebrity Bluff Herself - Contestant with her daughter Inah
2017 Magpakailanman Julieta Manuel Episode: "May Forever"
2017 Dear Uge Episode Guest With her daughter Inah
2017 Magpakailanman Mildred Perez Episode: "Homeless in Hongkong"
2017 My Korean Jagiya Aida Asuncion Supporting cast
2018 Ipaglaban Mo! Leona ABS-CBN Episode: "Hawig"
2018 Magpakailanman Tina Medina GMA Network Episode: "The Blind Teacher"
2018 Wansapanataym Lorna Ortiz ABS-CBN Episode: "Ofishially Yours"
2019 The General's Daughter Amelia Montemayor-Guerrero Main role / Antagonist
2019 Sino ang May Sala?: Mea Culpa Amor Capuyan Supporting role / Protagonist
2019 Maalaala Mo Kaya Teba Episode: "Medalya"
2020 Maalaala Mo Kaya Maria Azon "Marizo" Alejo Episode: "Mata"
2020 All-Out Sundays Herself / Guest GMA Network Reunion with SiS co-hosts Carmina Villaroel and sister Gelli de Belen; online show
2020 Bangon Talentadong Pinoy Herself / Talent scout TV5
2020 La Vida Lena Ramona Joaquin iWantTFC Supporting role / Protagonist-Antagonist


  • 2020, Best Actress in a drama series for "The General's Daughter" at 18th Gawad Tanglaw n[8]
  • 2020, Best Acting Ensemble in a Drama Series for The General's Daughter at the 51st Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards Scholarship Foundation (GMMSF) Box Office Entertainment Awards.[9]
  • 2019, Best Drama Supporting Actress, 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television for "The General's Daughter"[10]
  • 2019, Cine Sandaan Loveteam Category, Honorees, Janice de Belen and Aga Muchlach.
  • 2016, Best Actress - World Premiers Film Festival for Ringgo: The Dog Shooter.
  • 2013, Movie Supporting Actress of the Year, PMPC Star Awards for Movies for Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles
  • 2012, Best Actress - Directors Showcase, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for Mga Mumunting Lihim
  • 2012, Best Supporting Actress - Directors Showcase, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for Mga Mumunting Lihim
  • 2010, Best Actress - Young Critics Circle, Philippines for Last Viewing
  • 2010, Best Actress - Gawad Pasado Awards for Last Viewing
  • 1991, Best Actress, Manila Film Festival for Kailan Ka Magiging Akin?
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show for SIS, 2007 PMPC Star Awards for TV
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show for SIS, 2009 PMPC Star Awards for TV
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show for SIS, 2009 (CMMA)Catholic Mass Media Awards
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show Host for Spoon, 2009 PMPC Star Awards For TV.
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show Host for Spoon, 2010, PMPC Star Awards for TV
  • Recipient, Eastwood City "Walk of Fame 2010".
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show for Spoon, 2010, PMPC Star Awards
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show host for Spoon, 2011, PMPC Star Awards for TV
  • Winner, Best Magazine Program Host (Celebrity Talk Show Host), 2011 KBP Golden Dove Awards
  • Winner, Best Actress for Budoy, 2013 Gawad Tanglaw Awards
  • Winner, Best Actress for Ina Kapatid Anak, 2013 KBP Golden Dove Awards
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show Host, 2013 Golden Screen Awards for Television


  1. ^ "JANICE AND GELLI DE BELEN Show hosts, sisters, mothers, friends". Philippine Daily Inquirer. January 28, 2002. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/06/19/11/janice-de-belen-returns-abs-cbn
  3. ^ 'Mula Sa Puso on KChannel Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Janice de Belen returns to ABS-CBN". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  5. ^ Janice de Belen thrilled over Budoy retrieved via www.abs-cbnnews.com 10-02-2011
  6. ^ Arniel C. Serato (October 14, 2013). "Charlene-Gonzalez-Muhlach, Toni Gonzaga out in reformatted The Buzz; Janice de Belen and Carmina Villarroel in". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016.
  7. ^ Ruiz, Mariah (January 3, 2017). "WATCH: Cast ng AlDub teleserye na 'Destined To Be Yours,' ipinasilip!". GMA Network (in Filipino). GMA Network, Inc. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom/news-releases/2020/12/21/abs-cbn-best-tv-station-18th-gawad-tanglaw?lang=en
  9. ^ https://teamangelph.com; dramaplex.com
  10. ^ "ABS-CBN shows, stars win big at the 33rd Star Awards for TV". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved October 14, 2019.

8. https://www.pep.ph/pepalerts/cabinet-files/146019/300-luminaries-sine-sandaan-a734-20190912

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