Aiza Seguerra

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Aiza Seguerra
Birth nameCariza Yamson Seguerra
Born(1983-09-17) September 17, 1983 (age 31)
Calauag, Quezon, Philippines
GenresFilipino Pop music, OPM
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, Actor
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1987–present
Notable instruments
Guitar
 
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Aiza Seguerra
Birth nameCariza Yamson Seguerra
Born(1983-09-17) September 17, 1983 (age 31)
Calauag, Quezon, Philippines
GenresFilipino Pop music, OPM
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, Actor
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1987–present
Notable instruments
Guitar

Aiza Seguerra (born 17 September 1983) is a Filipino actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist. After participating on Eat Bulaga!'s Little Miss Philippines 1987 he became a child star starring in several movies and TV shows.[1] Later in his teens, he pursued a career in music spawning his major hit single, Pagdating ng Panahon (When the Time Comes).

Career[edit]

He first appeared as a three-year-old contestant of Eat Bulaga!'s Little Miss Philippines. He subsequently became part of the show from 1987 to 1997.[1]

As a child star, he appeared in more than 30 movies and TV shows to date. He often portrayed the role of actor and fellow Eat Bulaga! host Vic Sotto’s daughter in numerous films. He portrayed the role of Aiza Kabisote, daughter of Enteng Kabisote in Okey Ka Fairy Ko! from 1987 to 1997.[1] He only appeared in six movies for Regal Films. At age 14, he competed in Bong Revilla's Invitational Shootfest '98, and has won several awards in the sport.[2]

During his late teens he began pursuing a career in music; singing and playing the guitar. His single Pagdating ng Panahon became a major hit in 2001 and it enabled him to start a music career.

Seguerra won The Singing Bee on July 8, 2008[3] after Rachel Alejandro gave up her throne as defending champion due to other engagements. He defeated his co-contestant singer Bituin Escalante. Seguerra won P1,040,000 for a second time on July 10, raising his total winnings now to P 2,080,000.[4]

Seguerra also performed in Singapore for the Singapore Repertory Theatre presentation of the stage play "Avenue Q."

On January 7, 2013, Seguerra entered the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs contest as the interpreter for the song entry called "Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa", written by Jovinor Tan. He performed the song in the grand finals on February 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. The song eventually finished in first place for Best P-pop Love Song thus rewarding the writer of the song with one million pesos in cash.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Seguerra is the child of Decoroso "Dick" Seguerra (of Calauag, Quezon) and Caridad "Caring" Yamson-Seguerra (of Bicol Region).

He studied in Operation Brotherhood Montessori Center and later enrolled at the College of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Santo Tomas and acquired a college degree.[7]

On August 18, 2007, Seguerra came out publicly as a lesbian.[8] However, in August 2014 he came out as a transgender man. [9]

During 2013 Seguerra, along with other local celebrities, came together to join the PETA campaign 'Free Mali'. As the only captive elephant in the Philippines, Mali has spent most her life alone at the Manila Zoo, where they do not have the proper facilities or keepers to care for her. Seguerra spoke up saying that “Mali has been sentenced to a life of loneliness, misery and neglect. When people all around the world are calling for Mali to be freed, in light of the suffering she has endured at the hands of the Manila Zoo, the proposal to bring in more elephants to the zoo is outrageous. They would have to endure the same cramped, concrete conditions, lack of exercise and improper veterinary care as Mali has for the past 36 years.”[10]

He is currently engaged to model and actress Liza Diño.

TV series[edit]

YearTitleRoleTV Network
2012-presentBe Careful With My HeartCristina Rose "Kute" Dela RosaABS-CBN
2011Protégé: The Battle For The Big BreakHerself, as a mentorGMA Network
2010Twist & ShoutResident JudgeABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: KwintasMyla
Diz Iz ItJudgeGMA Network
2009–PresentASAPHerself/Host/PerformerABS-CBN
2009Isang LahiCora Apurado
Star Circle Kid Quest: Search for the Kiddie IdolCouncil
2008Pinoy Dream Academy: Little DreamersResident Juror
The Singing BeeContestant
All Star K!ContestantGMA Network
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok!Contestant
2007YsabellaAlex MendozaABS-CBN
2006Maalaala Mo Kaya: JuiceBaduday
2004Hanggang KailanGinaGMA Network
Starstruck KidsStarstruck Council
2002Maalaala Mo Kaya: SongbookTheresa/AtetABS-CBN
1991-1995Eh Kasi Bata!Host/Herself
1990-1991It BulingitHost/Herself
1987–1989 IBC
1989–1995

ABS-CBN
1995–1996 GMA

Okay Ka, Fairy Ko!Aiza KabisoteIBC
ABS-CBN
GMA Network
1987–1989 RPN
1989–1995

ABS-CBN
1995–1998 GMA

Eat Bulaga!HerselfRPN
ABS-CBN
GMA Network

Other TV Guestings[edit]

Date/YearTV ShowRoleTV Network
2013Myx Live!Herself/GuestMyx
2009MYX Presents: Aiza Seguerra: Live!
2008Salamat Dok!: Leukemia o Kanser Sa DugoABS-CBN
Boy & Kris: Boy & Kris Episode # 182
That's My Doc: That's My Doc Episode # 40
Wheel of Fortune: Thing: Binoculars
2007Star Myx Presents: Aiza SeguerraMyx
2005Laban o BawiGMA Network
Kumikitang Kabuhayan: Philippine Eagle ConservationABS-CBN

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleProducer/Company
2013My Little BossingsIceOctoArts Films
M-Zet Productions
APT Entertainment
Kris Aquino Productions
2012Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si AkoAiza KabisoteM-Zet Productions
OctoArts Films
GMA Films
IMUS Production
2011Enteng Ng Ina MoStar Cinema
M-Zet Productions
OctoArts Films
2010Si Agimat at si Enteng KabisoteGMA Films
IMUS Production
2009Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa KiyemeHerselfSpring Films
Isang Lahi: Pearls from the OrientCora ApuradoTanchanco Trimedia Productions
2007Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko...The Beginning of the LegendAiza KabisoteM-Zet Productions
OctoArts Films
2006Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes on and on and on
2005Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues
2004Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend
2002Singsing ni LolaKarenRegal Films
2001Bahay ni Lola
1997Shake Rattle & Roll 6LilianRegal Films
MAQ Productions
Computer CombatTammyMAQ Productions
Manananggal in ManilaTimmyMAQ Productions
Regal Films
1995Isang Kahig, Tatlong Tuka... (Daddy ka na, Mommy ka pa!)M-Zet Productions
Mahogany Pictures
1994Paano na? Sa Mundo ni JanetJing-JingGood Harvest Unlimited
1993Hulihin: Probinsiyanong MandurukotDorayRegal Films
Rocky Plus VToyota/KulitM-Zet Productions
1992Shake Rattle & Roll 4NikkieRegal Films
AswangKatlyn
Daddy GoonJennifer
Dobol DribolPepay
Okey ka, Fairy ko! IIAiza Kabisote
1991Okey ka, Fairy ko!
Goosebuster
1990I Have 3 Eggs
Papa's GirlAngelita
Twist: Ako si Ikaw, Ikaw si AkoChikinini
1989Aso't pusaViva Films
1988Me and Ninja LiitButchikiRegal Films
Good Morning, Titser
Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang KutingSugarRegal Films
Super Inday and the Golden BibeSnow White
Wake Up, Little SusieSusie

Discography[edit]

YearTitleProducerCertificationNotes
2010Perhaps LoveStar RecordsAlso released in Asian Countries
2009AIZA SEGUERRA: Live!GoldThe first live album; includes a video CD
2008Open ArmsPlatinumAlso released in Asian Countries
2007Para Lang Sa'YoGoldInspired by soap opera Ysabella
2004Covers UncoveredVicor Records
2003Sabi Ng KantaGold
A First! Live in Concert
2002The 25th of December
Pinakamamahal2x Platinum[11]
2001Pagdating Ng Panahon5x PlatinumBest Pop Recording (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Best Produced Record of the Year (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Song of the Year (Pagdating ng Panahon)
Best Female Recording Artist[12]
1995Little StarAlpha Records

Awards[edit]

YearOrganizationCategoryNominated WorkResult
2013GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment AwardsFemale Recording Artist of the Year[13]Anong Nangyari sa Ating DalawaWon
Metro Manila Film FestivalBest Supporting Actress[14]My Little BossingsWon
Awit AwardsBest Performance By a Female Recording ArtistWith A SmileWon
2009Open ArmsWon
ASAP Platinum Circle AwardsPlatinum Female AwardeeWon
PMPC Star Awards for MusicAcoustic Artist of the YearWon
MYX Music AwardsFavorite MYX Live PerformanceMYX PerformanceWon
2002Awit AwardsBest Performance by a Female Recording ArtistPagdating ng PanahonWon
Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences AwardBest Theme Song
for the movie Pagdating ng Panahon
Won
Asian TV AwardsBest Dramatic Performance by an ActressMaalaala Mo Kaya: SongbookWon
2001Quezon Medalya Ng KarangalanSpecial AwardHerselfWon
1993PMPC Star Awards for TVBest Children's Show HostEh Kasi, Bata!Won
Awit AwardsBest Performance By A Child/Children Recording Artist/sKahit Mayaman, Kahit MahirapWon
1992Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences AwardBest Child PerformerOkay ka, Fairy ko! Part 2Won
PMPC Star Awards for MovieChild Performer of the YearAswangWon
1991Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences AwardBest Child ActressOkay ka, fairy ko!Won
Metro Manila Film FestivalBest Child Performer[15]Okey Ka Fairy Ko! The MovieWon
1989Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences AwardBest Child ActressAso't PusaWon
1988Wake Up Little SusieNominated
GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment AwardsBox-Office Queen[16]Won

Theater[edit]

YearTitleTheatreRole
2002The Rocky Horror ShowCarlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC TowersEddie/Dr. Scott
2007Avenue QCarlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Towers
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Gary Coleman
2010Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

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