Rochelle Pangilinan

Rochelle Pangilinan (born May 23, 1982) is a Filipina dancer, actress and recording artist. She was one of the founding members of the popular group SexBomb Girls. In 2007, she repackaged herself as a short-term rap and hip-hop artist under the name RoC.

Rochelle Pangilinan Solinap
Birth nameRochelle Pangilinan
Also known asRoC, Riray
Born (1982-05-23) May 23, 1982 (age 38)
Malabon, Philippines
GenresP-pop, rap, dance
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
Years active1995–present
LabelsPanacea Music
Associated actsSexBomb Girls
Michael V.


Rochelle "Riray" Pangilinan was born in Malabon City, Philippines, and is one of three siblings. Her family was very poor, and her father, Rodolfo Pangilinan, was an alcoholic wife-beater. Her parents separated but reunited in 2000 after her father stopped drinking, but he died on November 11, 2007, of emphysema.


Dancing careerEdit

Pangilinan entered dancing contests at a young age, and at age 14 was offered a job at Eat Bulaga!, a popular daytime variety show. She was only 14 when she first appeared on Eat Bulaga!. A group of dancers including Pangilinan were formed in November 1999 as the Chicken Sandwich Dancers, an offshoot of the Danz Focus (the resident dancers of Eat Bulaga!). At first, there were four (Cheryl, Debra, Janine and Rochelle). The group expanded to six with the addition of Jopay and Aira, then eventually expanded to 8, 12 and then 13 (during their first FHM Philippines appearance) to an all-time high of 22. In 2000, the Tom Jones song, "Sexbomb", was a hit in the Philippines, and the group was named the SexBomb Dancers by their manager, Joy Cancio.

Singing careerEdit

In 2002, the singing group SexBomb Girls was formed, with members Jopay Paguia, Evette Pabalan, Weng Ibarra, Monic Icban, Izzy Trazona, and Pangilinan herself. In that same year, they released their debut album Unang Putok, with the hit single "Bakit Papa". They went on to later release three more albums.

Acting careerEdit

She started her acting career in ABS-CBN in Esperanza as Eliza starring Judy Ann Santos, Wowie de Guzman, Piolo Pascual, Angelika dela Cruz, Jericho Rosales, Marvin Agustin, Jolina Magdangal and Carmina Villarroel. In 2002, the SexBomb Girls starred in their first movie, Bakit Papa, with co-stars Allan K., Wendell Ramos, Epi Quizon, Chynna Ortaleza and Richard Gutierrez. In that same year, Pangilinan starred (without her group) in the movie Bertud ng Putik, where she was the leading lady of Bong Revilla, and rival to the character played by Regine Tolentino. She was also a regular on Daboy en Da Girl, a show on GMA KiliTV.

In 2003, the SexBomb Girls starred in Daisy Siete, a long-running, top-rating afternoon drama series on GMA Network, with Pangilinan playing a main character.

In 2004, Pangilinan appeared on Home Along Da Airport with co-star Dolphy, a show on ABS-CBN, GMA's rival network. After her appearance in the rival network, there were rumors that she would switch channels but she stated that she will not be leaving GMA. In 2005, she appeared on the TV show Darna as a mermaid named Corella, Darna's ally.

In early 2010, Pangilinan portrayed one of the main villains, Deborah/Babaeng Manananggal in Darna.

Recently, Pangilinan appeared as one of the lead characters, Marikit, on the Philippine historical drama Amaya.

Rochelle as RoCEdit

Pangilinan stated on showbiz talk show S Files in March 2007 that she will be leaving the SexBomb Girls' roster for a short period of time and will not appear in the group's long-awaited return on Eat Bulaga!. Whilst on leave, she co-wrote and recorded songs along with established rap artists Michael V., Gloc-9, and fellow SexBomb Girls Evette Pabalan and Jovel Palomo, resulting in her debut rap album. She later returned to Eat Bulaga! as part of the dancing roster.

On June 3, 2007, Rochelle introduced herself as RoC and launched her debut album Roc-A-Holic (released on June 8, 2007, by Panacea Music) on a weekly variety show, SOP Rules. The album consists of catchy rap, hip hop-flavored and Latin-inspired songs, with the carrier single "Baile".



with SexBomb Girls:

  • 2002: Unang Putok (4x Platinum)
  • 2003: Round 2 (5x Platinum)
  • 2004: Bomb Thr3at (2x Platinum)
  • 2005: Sumayaw, Sumunod: The Best of the Sexbomb Girls (Platinum)
  • 2006: Daisy Siete V-Day
  • 2008: Vaklushii

Solo albums:

  • 2007: Roc-A-Holic



Year Title Role
1997—1999 Esperanza Eliza
1999—2010 Eat Bulaga! Herself / Performer
2003—2010 Daisy Siete Rochelle
2005 Darna Corella
2008—2010 SOP Herself / Performer
2008 Kung Ako Ikaw Herself
2009 Adik Sa'Yo
2010 Show Me Da Manny Maria Juana "Rihanna" Balbaqua
Mars Ravelo's Darna Deborah Santos / Babaeng Manananggal
Diva Kelly Salvador / Fake Sampaguita "Sam" Fernandez
Ilumina Elena
2010—2013 Party Pilipinas Herself / Performer
2011 Amaya Marikit
2012 Broken Vow Rebecca Sta. Maria
2013 Magpakailanman: Kagat ng Asong Ulol Ivy Sese
Sunday All Stars Herself / Performer
Home Sweet Home Wendy Del Valle
Anak Ko 'Yan Herself / Dance Coach
2014 Carmela Yolanda "Yolly" Montesilva
Ang Lihim ni Annasandra Esmeralda Salvador
Elemento: Apoy ni Bambolito Ma-yi
2015 Once Upon a Kiss Rapunzel Pelaez-Almario
Magpakailanman: Misis Vs Beki Anna
Maynila: NoUTurn Jasmine
The Half Sisters Stella Antonio-Valdicañas
Magpakailanman: Isang Mister, Limang Asawa Elaine
2016 Wish I May Audrey Ramos
Wagas Patricia Javier
2016—2017 Encantadia Agane / Andora
2017 Wish Ko Lang Jane
Dear Uge Various roles
Alyas Robin Hood Diana dela Vega
2018 Magpakailanman: Tatay ng Lansangan Anjo
2018—2019 Onanay Sally del Mundo
2019—2020 The Gift Francine
2020 Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit Nimfa Dela Cruz


  • Trip Ubusan: The Lolas vs. Zombies (2017)
  • Fruits N' Vegetables: Mga Bulakboleros (2016) as University Lady Guard
  • Bumulakabataan...Bulalakaw Waves (2016) as Sexy Dancer at Bar
  • Tandem (2015)
  • Asintado (2014)
  • Fantastic Man (2003)
  • Bertud ng Putik (2003)
  • Bakit Papa? (2002)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards and Nominations
Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2013 1st Sunday All Stars Awards Stand Out Season Performer None Nominated
Stand Out Dancer Won
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Amaya Nominated


External linksEdit

Preceded by
Erika Padilla
FHM Cover Girl
(July 2014)
Succeeded by
Beauty Gonzalez