Apr 17, 2009

Celebrities In Marikina

A handful of celebrities use to live in Marikina.  Some grew up here long before they'd be a celebrity. Here's a few:
  • Christopher de Leon used to live somewhere in Paliparan several decades ago.  
  • Sylvia La Torre used to own a house along Gen. Ordonez St when it was formerly known as Molave.  The lot where the current BPI Gen. Ordonez branch is used to be where her house was.
  • The late Helen Bela with Princess Punzalan and the rest of her family also lived in Marikina.
  • Zeny Zabala, a veteran contrabida actress used to live in Bayan
  • The late Dindo Fernando also lived in Marikina in the '80's.  I wonder if he's related to Bayani Fernando and the Fernando clan.
  • Boots Anson Roa also resided in Marikina in the past.
  • Jericho Rosales grew up in Marikina Heights and even worked at Concepcion market as a kid.
  • Jeffrey Hidalgo, singer formerly of Smokey Mountain, and now solo artist still lives in Marikina.  I see him once in a while at Starbucks Bluewave Marquinton.
  • Sonny Parsons, a member of the '70's rock group Hagibis resides in SSS Village and ran for the Marikina Mayoral position but lost
If you know more celebrities who live or used to live in Marikina, feel free to add to the list.


  1. If I'm not mistaken, Luz Fernandez, more known as "Luka" in Okay ka Fairy Ko sitcom, was also from Marikina. I often see her near my place back when I was in Highscholl.

  2. Of course Jay, you forgot Sonny Parsons ng Hagibis!! Kumandidato pa sya at nanalo naman minsan. Taga-SSS sya di ba?

  3. Koya J, bakit hindi ka kasama sa list? Isa ka namang celebrity diba? :D

  4. @hannah I didn't know about Luz Fernandez lived here. Saan kaya sa Marikina ? Oh yeah ! how could I forget Sonny Parsons ! kavillage ko paman din ! Thanks!

    @migs, celebrity na nakikita sa tv or on stage. sa internet lang ako sika <--- feeling ! LOL!

  5. Hmmm... this is very interesting. Maybe i should make one for my Dagupan blog hehe

  6. John Lloyd Cruz used to go to school in MCS. I'm not sure if he lived there as well, but most likely he did. :)

  7. MCS = Marikina Catholic School ?
    wow ! didn't know that. :) thanks for the info !

  8. sure no problem :)

  9. 1. April Boy Regino lives in San Roque Marikina.
    2. Tado (Comedian yung laging nakasalamin na malaki) lives in Calumpang. May T-Shirt printing business siya doon.
    3. Ada Lajara used to live in Gen. Ordonez St, Marikina Heights for 15 years :D LOL!

  10. hmmmmmm si luz fernandez sa parang sya.

    i know sina claudine barretto sa loyola grand villas nakatira na sakop ng marikina kase dito sila nagbabayad ng tax.

    as well as vince hizon and richard quan.

  11. gulat naman ako, natira pala sa paliparan i boyet de leon!

  12. as far as i know, lito legaspi and one of his son zoren grew up also in marikina in the past.... i think in Kalumpang

  13. myla gumila from kaluskos musmos used to live in marikina

  14. wow ! a lot of other celebs live or lived in marikina pala. I remember myla gumila...kasabayan nina sheila ysrael right ?

    Saan sa Calumpang sina Lito and Zoren Legaspi dati ?

    @Zaldy: nagulat rin ako. di ko alam yun. tita ko nagsabi saken.

  15. si bobot mortis sa ivc, marikina nakatira naging konsehal din sya yrs. ago.

  16. plenty of celebrities who used to live in Marikina. Connie Reyes used to live in Horizon St. in SSS Village, near where Helen Vela used to live too. Robert Arevalo, Barbara Perez I know lives in Provident pero baka matagal na wala. Yung family ni Gabby Concepcion taga Provident din ata. Agot Isidro and family ay tubong Marikina. Angel Aquino sa may San Roque, Sta. Elena din ata. Raymond Marasigan is now our neighbor, ganda ng house niya, very modern.

    1. Angel Aquino is taga barangay Barangka, nag aral din sya sa Barangka Elem School when she was a kid

  17. ariel villasanta & mommy elvie = Provident Village

    cristine reyes & ara mina = Provident Village

    mon confiado = Calumpang?

    alwyn uytingco = Marikina Heights

  18. bayani fernando....the returning mayor lives in marikina....sisibakin na si del deguzman

  19. Thank you. Looking other artist like Sir Nanding Josef