Jose Parsons Agliam Nabiula Jr., more commonly known as Sonny Parsons (June 13, 1958 – May 10, 2020), was a Filipino actor, singer, director and politician in the Philippines. He was a member of Hagibis, an all-male sing-and-dance group in the late 1970s to the early 1980s, who were coined as the Filipino version of the Village People. He was a councilor in Marikina. He died on May 10, 2020 from a heart attack.
Parsons in 2013
Jose Parsons Agliam Nabiula Jr.
June 13, 1958
|Died||May 10, 2020 (aged 61)|
|Other names||Jun, Sonny|
|Occupation||Actor, singer, film director and former politician|
In the late 1970s to 1980s, Parsons was a member of the Manila sound group Hagibis together with Bernie Fineza, Mike Respall, Joji Garcia and Mon Picazo. Their hit songs included "Legs", "Babae", "Lalake" and "Katawan" (a theme song in Palibhasa Lalake, a Philippine TV sitcom series), among others. In 2001, Hagibis reunited and released one album under Star Records. He performed in a series of concerts at various venues such as in Hobbit House (Ermita), Hobbit East (Antipolo), Bodega City (Quezon Ave) and Cowboy Grill (Malate), among others. In 2011, he was a special guest in the Philippines leg of the greatest hits tour of Bobby Kimball (original lead singer of Toto).
In 1981, the Hagibis members made a film titled Legs Katawan Babae with Laarni Enriquez, Myrna Castillo and Jess Lapid, Jr., and directed by Tony Ferrer. When Hagibis split up in the 1980s, Parsons became an actor, director and a politician. He appeared in many action films in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He starred with Ronnie Ricketts in the 1989 action film UZI Brother 9mm which was directed by Francis 'Jun' Posadas. His first TV guesting was in the 1991 soap opera Agila which starred Val Sotto, Aurora Sevilla and Roy Alvarez. He produced, directed and starred in the film Bala Para Sa Katarungan for Regal Films in 1997. Parsons played a guest role as a main villain to Coco Martin in the 2017 action-drama TV series FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.
Parsons was the founder and president of the Allied Forces of the Philippines Civilian Volunteers (AFPCIV), a reputable Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is focused on humanitarian response and anti-crime operations throughout the Philippines. In a robbery incident, he pursued and killed most of the bad elements.
- Bravo Executive Lounge (RJDigiTV, 2019) ... Himself (guest and final performer before his death)
- Live Jamming with Percy Lapid (DZRJ-AM/8TriMedia, 2017) ... Himself (guest performer)
- FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (ABS-CBN, 2017) ... Fidel (guest)
- We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs (ABS-CBN, 2016) ... Himself (guest)
- Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7, 2013) ... Lito (guest)
- Ysabella (ABS-CBN, 2008) ... Barangay chairman
- Bahay Mo Ba 'To: Episode "Demolisyon Na Ito!" (GMA-7, 2005) ... Kid
- Magpakailanman: Hinagpis ng Kamatayan (The Sonny Parsons Story) (GMA-7, 2003) ... Himself
- Coney Reyes on Camera (ABS-CBN, 1995) ... Joel (guest)
- Agila (ABS-CBN, 1991–92)
|Bala Para Sa Katarungan||1997||Elizabeth Oropesa, Joanne Quintas, Hazel Espinosa||Sonny Parsons|
|Paracale Gang||1996||Jay Manalo, Ramon Christopher Gutierrez, Kier Legaspi, Rufa Mae Quinto, Jessa Zaragosa||Armando De Guzman Jr.|
|Capt. Rassul Alih... Hindi Sa 'Yo Ang Mindanao||1993||Melissa Mendez, Lani Lobangco, Paquito Diaz, Fred Moro||Sonny Parsons, Jerry O. Tirazona|
|Aguinaldo||1993||Lito Lapid, Dan Alvaro, Sunshine Cruz, Aiko Melendez||William Mayo|
|Paranaque Bank Robbery: The Joselito Joseco Story||1993||Gary Estrada, Donita Rose, Jean Garcia, Roi Vinzon||Argel Lopez|
|Itumba Si Angel Delgado||1992||Vic Vargas, Eddie Fernandez, Aurora Sevilla, Tetchie Agbayani, Lovely Rivero||Nilo Saez|
|Turing Gesmundo, Kapitan Langgam||1992||Vic Vargas, Rhey Roldan, Bobby Benitez||Robert Talby|
|Arrest: Hold-up Gang||1992||Kristel Romero, Carol Dauden, Berting Labra||Leonardo Pascual|
|Sgt. Ernesto Baliola: Tinik Sa Batas||1992||Efren Reyes, Jr., Aurora Sevilla, Shirley Tesoro||Ricardo 'Bebong' Osorio|
|Digos Massacre||1991||Tony Ferrer, Jeorge Estregan||Jose "Kaka" Balagtas|
|OXO VS Sigue-Sigue||1991||Carol Dauden, Jorge Estregan, Dick Israel, Bobby Benitez||Dante Pangilinan|
|Nazareno Apostol: Boy Ahas||1990||Marithez Samson, Dick Israel, Charlie Davao||Jerry Tirazona|
|Walang Sinasanto Ang Bala Ko||1990||Efren Reyes, Jr., Aurora Sevilla, Maita Sanchez, Mark Gil||Lito Nocon|
|Uzi Brothers 9mm||1989||Ronnie Ricketts||Francis 'Jun' Posadas|
|Batang Cebu .45||1989||Marithez Samson, Charlie Davao, Nick Romano||Jerry Tirazona|
|Get Commander Jack Moro: Bangsa Moro Army||1989||Marianne dela Riva, Raoul Aragon, Maritess Samson, Romy Diaz||Eddie Nicart|
|Salisi Gang||1989||Glenda Garcia, Berting Labra, Dick Israel, Marithez Samson||Leonardo Pascual|
|Kailan.... Dapat Lumaban||1989||Cristina Gonzales, Raoul Aragon, Romy Diaz, Rez Cortez||Jerry Tirazona|
|The Fastest Gun Alive Of WPD – as Sgt. Mariano Niñonuevo||1988||Eddie Garcia, Marianne dela Riva, Paquito Diaz||Ronnie San Juan|
|Shoot To Kill: Boy Bicol Ng Angeles||1988||Aurora Sevilla, Max Alvarado, Paquito Diaz, Bobby Zshornack||Jerry Tirazona, Johnny Capistrano|
|Sgt. Ernesto 'Boy' Ybañez: Tirtir Gang||1988||Eddie Garcia, Vivian Foz, Romy Diaz, Carol Dauden||Willie Milan|
|Ambush||1988||Ronnie Ricketts, Beverly Vergel, Bobby Zshornack, Raoul Aragon||Carlo J. Caparas|
|Apat, Lima, Anim||1988||Jinggoy Estrada, Cristina Crisol, Sarsi Emmanuelle, Robin Padilla||Francis "Jun" Posadas|
|Mga Lihim Ng Kalapati||1987||Isadora, Vic Vargas, Ricky Belmonte, Tanya Gomez||Celso Ad. Castillo, Tata Esteban|
|Sparrow Unit||1987||Bong Revilla, Ronnie Ricketts, Jorge Estregan, Jr., Dick Israel, Debbie Miller||Ben Yalung|
|Condemned||1984||Nora Aunor, Gina Alajar, Gloria Romero, Rio Locsin, Dan Alvaro, Ricky Davao||Mario O'Hara|
|JR||1983||Gabby Concepcion, Rowell Santiago, Luis Gonzales, Josephine Estrada||Pablo Santiago|
|Legs Katawan Babae||1981||Mike Respall, Bernie Fineza, Joji Garcia, Mon Picazo||Tony Ferrer|
- "Sonny Parsons of Hagibis dies at 61". Manila Times. May 10, 2020. Retrieved May 10, 2020.