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 a 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".(1990-"Yo",1992-"Rap is FrancisM",1993-"Meron Akong Ano!",1995-"FreeMan,1996-"Happy Battle",1998-"the Oddventures of Mr. Cool",1999-"Interscholastic",2000-"FreeMan 2") 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 (1996-2000) and Ch. [V]. I also did some DJ work 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.
As a VJ/TV Host I have interviewed the following: Shaquille Oneil, Kobe Bryant, The Beastie Boys, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Claudia Schiffer, Bush, 98 Degrees, Boyzone, The Corrs, Sixpence None the Richer, Brian McKnight,Peabo Bryson, Salt N Pepa, Two in a Room, MC Hammer,Dr. Hook, David Hasselhoff, Westlife, A1,Jeffrey Osborne,Dave Kozz,David Pomeranz,Jim Brickman, and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. I love my job, love my family and love my sobriety. I am a recovering person and have abstained from alcohol, substances, and nicotine for 200 plus days now. That's 7 MONTHS!!!! Thanks to my Higher Powers- God, My wife and kids, and my interests.
- Francis & Pia (96 KB)
This is me and my wife, Pia.
- Happy Battle (17 KB)
Picture used in my 5th album "Happy Battle" (1996)
- Frank, Elmo, Maxene & Arkin (58 KB)
These are my kids Frank, 13, Elmo, 7, Maxene, 15, and Arkin, 2 yrs old.
- The Beastie Boys (43 KB)
This is one pic I'm proud of.
- Maxene and Isabella (37 KB)
These are the twins. Actually they are 2 years apart, Maxx is 15 while Saab is 13. They both were born on November 23.
- Kobe Bryant (68 KB)
Another proud moment for me as a host.
- Clara Santita (63 KB)
This is a picture of my daughter Clara Santita born in the year 2000. I did this sepia shot to make it a classic pose.
- Dave Grohl (11 KB)
This guys is so nice. Long live Nirvana & the Foo Fighters
- Nic, Pop, Clara & Saab (85 KB)
This is a pic of Nic, 16, Myself, Clara, 1 yr. old, and Saab, 13.
- MTV Asia VJ 1996-2000 (21 KB)
Been there, done that.
- The Kids (34 KB)
This was taken at Shangrila Hotel EDSA, a couple of years ago. Unna, Frank, Maxx, Saab, nic and Mo
- Elmo Moses (21 KB)
This kid is a natural. He does commercials in his spare time and has appeared on the cover of my two albums Freeman (1995) and Freeman 2 (2000)
- Maxene & Francis Jr. (97 KB)
Taken at Antipolo. Maxene is a TV host/ young actress who has done ads since age 4. A veteran of TV considering her young age of 15, is destined for stardom as was her grandparents, and father. Frank Jr. is guaranteed to make the ladies scream. I'm proud of them.
- Unna & Mama (57 KB)
The eldest, Unna, 18 and my wife, Pia.