Aiza Seguerra

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Aiza Seguerra
Birth nameCariza Yamson Seguerra
Born(1983-09-17) September 17, 1983 (age 30)
Calauag, Quezon, Philippines
GenresFilipino Pop music, OPM
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, Actress
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1987–present
Notable instruments
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Aiza Seguerra
Birth nameCariza Yamson Seguerra
Born(1983-09-17) September 17, 1983 (age 30)
Calauag, Quezon, Philippines
GenresFilipino Pop music, OPM
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, Actress
InstrumentsGuitar, Vocals
Years active1987–present
Notable instruments

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


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

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

During her late teens she began pursuing a career in music; singing and playing the guitar. Her single Pagdating ng Panahon became a major hit in 2001 and it enabled her 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. She defeated her co-contestant singer Bituin Escalante. Seguerra won P1,040,000 for a second time on July 10, raising her 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. She 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 her song one million pesos in cash.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

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

She 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]

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 elphants 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.”[9]

She 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
2010Maalaala Mo Kaya: KwintasMylaABS-CBN
2010Diz Iz ItHerself, as a judge in the segment "DiZ iZ Zayawan".GMA Network
2009–PresentASAP (variety show)Herself, as a member of the group "Sessionistas"ABS-CBN
2009Isang LahiCora ApuradoABS-CBN
2009Star Circle Kid Quest: Search for the Kiddie Idol]] - Sesson 3
(via Ruffa and Ai TV Program)
2008Pinoy Dream Academy: Little DreamersResident JurorABS-CBN
2008The Singing BeeContestantABS-CBN
2008All Star K!ContestantGMA Network
Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok!ContestantGMA Network
2007YsabellaAlex MendozaABS-CBN
2006Maalaala Mo Kaya: JuiceBadudayABS-CBN
2004Hanggang KailanGinaGMA Network
2004Starstruck KidsStarstruck CouncilGMA Network
2002Maalaala Mo Kaya: SongbookTheresa/AtetABS-CBN
1991-1995Eh Kasi Bata!Host/HerselfABS-CBN
1990-1991It BulingitHost/HerselfABS-CBN
1987–1989 IBC,

1995–1996 GMA

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

1995–1998 GMA

Eat Bulaga!HerselfRPN, ABS-CBN, GMA Network

Other TV Guestings[edit]

Date/YearTV ShowRoleTV Network
July 2013Myx LiveGuestMyx
August 2009Myx Presents: Aiza Seguerra: Live!Aiza presents her newest live album at Teatrino PromenadeMyx
September 6, 2008Salamat Dok!: Leukemia o Kanser Sa DugoGuest(Diet Police)/Season 18, Episode 11ABS-CBN
April 1, 2008Boy & Kris: Boy & Kris Episode # 182Celebrity guests share their memorable summer experience.ABS-CBN
May 10, 2008That's My Doc: That's My Doc Episode # 40Guest(Maria Elena)/Season 2, Episode 3ABS-CBN
March 13, 2008Wheel of Fortune: Thing: BinocularsContestantABS-CBN
September 18, 2007Star Myx: Aiza SeguerraGuest celebrities gets to pick their top 5 music videos.Myx
August 28, 2005Laban o Bawi - Season 2005Celebrity GuestGMA Network
August 19, 2005Kumikitang Kabuhayan: Philippine Eagle ConservationCelebrity Guest, Naughty Strings Co-OwnerABS-CBN


2013My Little BossingsIceMarlon RiveraOctoArts Films, MZET, APT Entertainment & Kris Aquino Productions
2012Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si AkoAiza KabisoteTony Y. ReyesM-Zet Productions, OctoArts Films, GMA Films, IMUS Production
2011Enteng Ng Ina MoAiza KabisoteTony Y. ReyesStar Cinema
2010Si Agimat at si Enteng KabisoteAiza KabisoteTony Y. ReyesGMA Films & IMUS Production
2009Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa KiyemeHerself as performer (cameo)Bb. Joyce E. BernalSpring Film Production
2009Isang Lahi: Pearls from the OrientCora ApuradoJ.P. TanchancoTanchanco Trimedia Productions
2007Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko...The Beginning of the LegendAiza KabisoteTony Y. ReyesM-Zet Productions & OctoArts Films
2006Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes on and on and onAiza KabisoteTony Y. ReyesM-Zet Productions & OctoArts Films
2005Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend ContinuesAiza KabisoteTony Y. ReyesM-Zet Productions & OctoArts Films
2004Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The LegendAiza KabisoteTony Y. ReyesM-Zet Productions & OctoArts Films
2002Singsing ni LolaKarenUro Q. dela CruzRegal Films
2001Bahay ni LolaUro Q. dela CruzRegal Films
1997Shake Rattle & Roll 6LilianMaurice Carvajal & Anton JuanRegal Films and MAQ Productions
1997Computer CombatTammyJunn P. CabreiraMAQ Productions
1997Manananggal in ManilaTimmyMario O'HaraMAQ Productions & Regal Films
1995Isang kahig, tatlong tuka... (Daddy ka na, Mommy ka pa!)Jun AristorenasM-Zet Productions & Mahogany Pictures
1994Paano na? Sa mundo ni JanetJing-JingJose CarreonGood Harvest Unlimited
1993Hulihin: probinsiyanong mandurukotDorayEfren JarlegoRegal Films
1993Rocky Plus VToyota/KulitTony S. CruzM-Zet Productions
1992Shake Rattle & Roll 4NikkiePeque Gallaga & Lore ReyesRegal Films
1992AswangKatlynPeque Gallaga & Lore ReyesRegal Films
1992Daddy GoonJenniferRegal Films
1992Dobol DribolPepayTony S. CruzRegal Films
1992Okey ka, fairy ko! IIAiza KabisoteTony Y. Reyes
1991Okey ka, fairy ko!Aiza KabisoteTony Y. Reyes & Bert de LeonRegal Films
1991GoosebusterTony Y. ReyesRegal Films
1990I Have 3 EggsLuciano CarlosRegal Films
1990Papa's GirlAngelitaLuciano CarlosRegal Films
1990Twist: Ako si ikaw, ikaw si akoChikininiEfren JarlegoRegal Films
1989Aso't pusaJ. Erastheo NavoaViva Films
1988Me and Ninja LiitButchikiJunn P. CabreiraRegal Films
1988Good morning, titser
1988Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang KutingSugarLuciano CarlosRegal Films
1988Super Inday and the Golden BibeSnow WhiteLuciano CarlosRegal Films
1988Wake Up, Little SusieSusieLuciano CarlosRegal Films


2010Perhaps LoveStar Records/S2S Pte. Ltd.Also released in Asian Countries
2009AIZA SEGUERRA: Live!Star RecordsGoldThe first live album; includes a video CD
2008Open ArmsStar Records/S2S Pte. Ltd.PlatinumAlso released in Asian Countries
2007Para Lang Sa'YoStar RecordsGoldInspired by soap opera Ysabella
2004Covers UncoveredVicor Records
2003Sabi Ng KantaVicor RecordsGold
2003A First! Live in ConcertVicor RecordsGold
2002The 25th of DecemberVicor Records
2002PinakamamahalVicor Records2x Platinum[10]
2001Pagdating Ng PanahonVicor Records5x PlatinumHer song "Pagdating ng Panahon" won for the Best Pop Recording,

Best Produced Record of the Year, and "Song of the Year award" in Awit Awards[11]

1995Little StarAlpha Records


2013GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment AwardsFemale Recording Artist of the Year[12]Won
2013Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)Best Supporting Actress[13]

For the movie: My Little Bossings

2013Awit AwardsBest Performance By a Female Recording Artist

For the song: With A Smile

2009Awit AwardsBest Performance By a Female Recording Artist

For the song: Open Arms


For the album: Open Arms

2009Star Awards for MusicAcoustic Artist of the Year

For the album: Open Arms

2009MYX Music AwardsFavorite MYX Live PerformanceWon
2002Awit AwardsBest Performance by a Female Recording Artist

For the song: Pagdating ng Panahon

2002Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award (FAMAS)Best Theme Song, for Pagdating ng Panahon Movie(2001)

For the song: Pagdating ng Panahon

2002Asian TV AwardsBest Dramatic Performance by an Actress

For: Maalaala Mo Kaya: Songbook

2001Quezon Medalya Ng KarangalanSpecial Award

For: Music and Arts

1993PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionBest Children's Show Host

For: Eh Kasi, Bata!

1993Awit AwardsBest Performance By A Child/Children Recording Artist/s

For: Kahit Mayaman, Kahit Mahirap (Alpha Records)

1992Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award (FAMAS)Best Child Performer

For: Okay ka, fairy ko! Part 2

1992Philippine Movie Press Club's MovieChild Performer of the Year[7]

For: Aswang

1991Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award (FAMAS)Best Child Actress

For: Okay ka, fairy ko!

1991Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)Best Child Performer[14]

For: Okey Ka Fairy Ko! The Movie

1989Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award (FAMAS)Best Child Actress

For: Aso't pusa

1988Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Award (FAMAS)Best Child Actress

For: Wake Up Little Susie

1988GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment AwardsBox-Office Queen[15]Won


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


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