We Cebuanos are very talented. Be it acting or singing, we excel in every field we are in.
There are very talented celebrities in the mainstream who are Cebuanos. Lets see who they are:
Known for her role as an outspoken grandmother, hails from Mandaue, Cebu. She used to go to Abellana High School and already showed a talent in acting when she was young. She landed her first role in the Visayan film, Dimacaling during the mid-50s.
Pilita Corrales was born in Lahug, Cebu City from a Spanish father and Cebuana mother. She left her mark by becoming the to make it to the Australian pop charts with a local recording called Come Closer to Me. She has two children, Jackie Lou Blanco and Ramon Christopher Monching Gutierrez.
Known for his roles in “Agua Bendita” and “My Binondo Girl”, this half-Italian actor (thats the reason why his last name is hard to spell) hails from Cebu City and the of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice and Senate President Marcelo Fernan.
A native of Sibonga, earned the title Queen of Visayan Movie Land for having starred in most of the Visayan-made movies in the 50s and 60s. She is the mother of actress Suzette Ranillo, actor Mat Ranillo III, and singer-composer Dandin Ranillo. She can be seen in the popular daytime drama, “Be Careful With My Heart”.
Along with her younger sister Shaina Magdayao, Sharon Magdayao, or more popularly known as , grew up in Bogo, Cebu. While singing in a church choir, Fr. Fritz Malinao recognized her talent and made her join Cebu Pop Music Festival. Vina sang Fr. Malinaos composition, Paglaum, which won the Grand Prize. This was the start of her colorful career when she was discovered by Viva Films.
Born in Cebu (with Spanish roots on his dads side) but grew up in Manila, shyly admits he can only speak a few words in Cebuano. Hes no stranger to his birthplace and his mothers hometown though, since his family consistently spends the Holy Week and Christmas breaks here in Cebu. He currently stars in “Mirabella”, alongside Julia Barretto and Sam Concepcion.
is the eldest child of the owner of the chain of Queensland Motels in Cebu, Manila and Davao. As a sexy actress, she got everyones attention with her exercise video and now stars in the Kapamilya afternoon drama, “Moon of Desire”.
She showed her talent in singing at a very young age, joining different singing contests in Cebu. had her first film To Mama with Love at the age of 10. She became a favorite cast of the popular variety show Thats Entertainment and married fellow actor Aljon Jimenez.
The winner of the first season of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition, rose to prominence by starring in primetime dramas such as Sana Maulit Muli, My Binondo Girl and Ina, Kapatid, Anak. She currently stars alongside Coco Martin in another primetime drama, Ikaw Lamang.
, Filipino-Chinese actor Richard Yap became massively popular despite going into showbiz late in his life. His first prominent role was Papa Chen, in the primetime drama My Binondo Girl and as Sir Chief in Be Careful With My Heart. He is also seen as a chef in a popular Chinese fast food restaurant commercial.