Marlo Mortel

Jhann Marlowe Galman Pamintuan (born January 4, 1993), known by his stage name Marlo Mortel, is a Filipino singer and actor. He was best known for his role as Nicolo Angelo Cortez in the noontime television drama, Be Careful with My Heart. He is currently under ABS-CBN's talent management Star Magic.

Marlo Mortel
Jhann Marlowe Galman Pamintuan

(1993-01-04) January 4, 1993 (age 28)
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Years active2009–present
AgentGMA Artist Center (2009–2012)
Star Magic (2012–present)
Star Music (2015–present)
Musical career
GenresPop, RnB, Reggae
Occupation(s)Singer, Musician, Actor, Host
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar, Piano
Associated actsHarana, Janella Salvador



Mortel entered show business in 2009 as a contestant for the 5th season of GMA Network's talent show StarStruck. At the time, he used the screen name Marlowe Pamintuan. He became one of the regular teen performers at German Moreno's "Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman", using the name John Miguel Pamintuan. In 2010 he was cast in the teen-oriented drama Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts. There, he played the role of Uno, the best friend of Barbie Forteza's character (Bambi), who becomes romantically involved with Leslie (Lexi Fernandez). He later recorded "Wake Me Up" by Wham!, one of the songs in the soundtrack album of Tween Hearts' movie adaptation, "Tween Academy: Class of 2012", released in 2011.

Mortel got his career breakthrough after he auditioned for The X Factor Philippines in 2012. Shortly after, he was cast as Nicolo Angelo Cortez in the daytime series Be Careful with My Heart. Since then, a "loveteam" has been formed between Mortel and co-star Janella Salvador. On February 22, 2014, Mortel and Janella starred in Maalaala Mo Kaya's episode "Card".[1][2]


After his success in Be Careful with My Heart, Marlo was cast as "Gabriel Luna", the male lead of Janella Salvador's character in Oh My G!.[3][4]

In a live interview on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" last January 2015, Mortel revealed that he was not supposed to have as much lines in the defunct daytime series "Be Careful with My Heart," but was given a meatier role due to the feedback to his tandem with Janella Salvador. He also said that he only intended to enter showbiz as a singer, and not as an actor, noting he doesn't consider himself good-looking compared to his contemporaries.[5]

ABS-CBN talent Marlo Mortel is getting more than what he bargained for in showbiz. In March 2015, ASAP launched Marlo's newest boy group called "Harana" together with his co-members, Joseph Marco, Bryan Santos and Michael Pangilinan with their carrier single, "Number One".[6][7][8]

In January 2016, Mortel and co-star Janella Salvador were chosen as interpreters of "Mananatili," one of the top 15 finalists in the 2016 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs, composed by Francis Louis Salazar.

Personal lifeEdit

Mortel is a student at San Beda College studying Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing Management.



MV appearancesEdit




Compilation albumsEdit

Year Track Album Artist Details Certification Ref.
2011 "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" Tween Academy Album Himself
  • Composed by: George Michael
  • Licensed by: Warner Chapell Music
N/A [12]
2015 "M.O.O"
(My One and Only)
OPM Fresh
  • Date Released: February 2, 2015
  • Words & Music by: Marlo Mortel
  • Arranged by: Janno Queyquep
  • Music Label: Star Music
TBA [13]
2016 "Mananatili" Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016 Himself with Janella Salvador
  • Date Released: March 2016
  • Words & Music by: Francis Louis Salazar
  • Arranged by: Kiko Salazar and Thyro Alfaro
  • Music Label: Star Music
N/A [14]



Year Title Role Production company Notes Ref.
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Prom bully GMA Films Cameo (diff. from his role in series)
2015 Haunted Mansion Adrian Regal Entertainment Film debut [15]
2016 Isang Araw: Ikatlong Yugto Emmanuel Breakthrough and Milestones Productions International Incorporated Main character [16]
2016 Mano Po 7: Tsinoy Henry Regal Entertainment Supporting role
2017 Fallback Frankie Cineko Productions and Star Cinema Supporting role
2018 One Great Love Bryan Regal Entertainment Supporting role


Year Title Role Network Ref.
2010 Reel Love: Tween Hearts Uno Morales GMA Network
2012 Be Careful with My Heart Nicolo Angelo Cortez ABS-CBN
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Card Celo Magallanes
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bonnet Paolo Buenafe
Home Sweetie Home young Romeo Valentino
2015 Oh My G! Gabriel "Gabby" Luna [3][4][8]
Wansapanataym: Fat Patty Richard [17]
Kris TV Himself
2015–2020 Umagang Kay Ganda Himself/Host [18]
2017 Maalaala Mo Kaya Young Memerto
Hanggang Saan Unyo
2018 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Noel Marasigan
2019 Ipaglaban Mo: Reputasyon Vincent

Reality showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2009 StarStruck: V The Worldwide Invasion GMA Network
2012 The X Factor Philippines ABS-CBN
2014 The Singing Bee Game show
2016 We Love OPM Member of "Power Chords" with Marion Aunor and Kaye Cal

Variety showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2009-2012 Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman GMA Network Teen stars (Performer/Co-host) Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman
2013–present ASAP ABS-CBN Co-host & performer, Harana


Year Award-giving Body Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2016 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year Haunted Mansion Won [19]
Kabantugan Awards Best Male TV Personality Himself Won


  1. ^ Janella Salvador And Marlo Mortel Topbill Mmk This Saturday – Star Cinema. (February 20, 2014). Retrieved on 2014-03-06.
  2. ^ Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel paired in MMK | The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz Archived January 30, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2014-03-06.
  3. ^ a b Janella Salvador to star with Marlo Mortel and Manolo Pedrosa in Oh My G!. Push. Retrieved 2014-11-28.
  4. ^ a b Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel get big break via Oh My G!. Retrieved 2015-01-14.
  5. ^ Marlo Mortel reveals insecurities as neophyte actor. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  6. ^ ASAP’s Newest Boy Group, "Harana," with Joseph Marco, Marlo Mortel, Bryan Santos and Michael Pangilinan. Random Republika. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  7. ^ "Bagong boyband ipakikilala sa ASAP 20". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Bandera. March 15, 2015. (in Tagalog)
  8. ^ a b Marlo Mortel overwhelmed by success of his tandem with Janella Salvador and his group Harana Boys. Retrieved 2015-04-26. (in Tagalog).
  9. ^ JANELLA SALVADOR: Mahal Kita Pero, Official Music Video. ABS-CBN Star Music on YouTube Retrieved 2014-08-31.
  10. ^ ABS-CBN Summer Station ID 2015 "Shine Pilipinas!". ABS-CBN Entertainment on YouTube Retrieved 2015-08-31.
  11. ^ Oh My G OST: "I Can" Music Video by Janella Salvador. ABS-CBN Entertainment on YouTube Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  12. ^ Tween Academy: Class of 2012 at IMDb
  13. ^ MARLO MORTEL: M.O.O (My One and Only) Official Lyric Video. ABS-CBN Star Music on YouTube Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  14. ^ Marlo Mortel and Janella Salvador - Mananatili (Official Recording Session with Lyrics). ABS-CBN Star Music on YouTube Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  15. ^ Marlo Mortel and Janella Salvador talk about working on Haunted Mansion. Push. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel Stars in Wansapanataym Presents ‘Fat Patty’. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  18. ^ #UKGHotties: Faces We Look Forward to Greeting Us ‘Umagang Kay Ganda’. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  19. ^ FULL LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2016. Rappler. Retrieved 2016-03-07.

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