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The Magalonas of Antipolo City

Updated October 6, 2001

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My family is a big one, I have 8 children. Unna, Nicolo, Maxene, Francis Jr., Isabella, Elmo, Arkin, and Clara. My wife's name is Pia. We have been together for 16 years and my family is my pride and joy. I am rapper/actor/TV Host-Professional VJ/ Record producer/entertainer in my country, the Philippines. I have showbiz roots because my parents are actors as well. My father, besides being an academy award winner for acting, was also the first noontime TV host and crooner. My mother was a child star during the pre-war era in the 1930's, and blossomed into a fine actress opposite my dad in the late 40's, 50's and 60's. They had a string of hit movies together, and were also very good dancers. Their terpsichorean skills paved the way for the Philippine musicals that would dominate the 50's and 60's.
I inherited some of their skills and have found a niche of my own in the field of recording and television. I have released 7 award winning full length albums since 1987-2000,winning the coveted Record producer of the year for the song "Kaleidoscope World". As a TV host I have hosted over 30 TV shows and is currently in the longest running noontime show on Earth (20 plus years) "Eat Bulaga". I also worked as a VJ for MTV Asia and Ch. [V]. I also did some DJ work for a popular radio station for 6 years from 1989-95, pioneering in the country, the first weekly, primetime HIPHOP show called "Word Up", which was aired Saturday. I am currently doing some concepts for TV shows and am currently filming and editing, doing camera work and hosting for some of these shows. I dabble in Photography, painting, drawing, love to surf the net, write stories, and play videogames in my spare time. My wife is Pia and she manages me and my band Hardware Syndrome. Our music is an eclectic mix of rap,rock,folk,spoken word,and funk.

 
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