Armida Siguion-Reyna

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Armida Siguion-Reyna
Born Armida Ponce-Enrile Siguion
(1930-11-04) November 4, 1930 (age 83)
Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines

Armida Ponce-Enrile Siguion-Reyna (born on 4 November 1930) is a Filipino celebrity, singer, film and stage actress, producer, television show host, and former chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board during the Estrada administration.[1]

Family[edit]

Siguion-Reyna is the daughter of the Spanish mestizo lawyer and regional politician Alfonso Ponce Enrile, and is the sister of Irma Potenciano and former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. Siguion-Reyna is the mother of Carlitos Siguion-Reyna.[1]

Early years[edit]

Siguion-Reyna spent her childhood with her parents and siblings in their house in Malabon. She studied at the Philippine Women’s University in Manila.[1]

Career[edit]

Theatrical roles[edit]

In the world of operas, Siguion-Reyna performed lead singing roles in “Lucia de Lammermoor,” “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata,” “I Pagliacci,” “The Merry Widow,” and the zarzuela “Ang Mestiza” (The Mestiza).[1]

Television[edit]

Siguion-Reyna was the presenter for the television programmes “Cooking Atbp” ("Cooking etc.") and the award-winning “Áawitan Kita” ("I Will Sing for You").[1]

Music[edit]

Siguion-Reyna recorded musical albums such as the two volumes of “Aawitan Kita” (Villar Records), “Armida” (Dyna Records), and “Sa Lungkot at Saya... Aawitan Kita” ("In Sadness and Happiness... I Will Sing For You," Viva Records).

Film[edit]

In 1975, Siguion-Reyna was awarded Best Supporting Actress during the Bacolod Film Festival for her performance in the film “Sa Pagitan ng Dalawang Langit” ("In Between Two Heavens").

Producer[edit]

As a producer, Siguion-Reyna produced and starred in her own 16 mm film musicals entitled “Dung-aw,” “Lakambini,” “Supremo” (on the life on Andrés Bonifacio), “Pagpatak ng Ulan” ("When The Rain Falls"), and “Sisa.” She had two film production companies. Her Pera Films company produced the movies “Laruang Apoy” ("Playing Fire") and “Bilanggong Birhen” ("Jailed Virgin"). She manages Reyna Films Company with her son Carlitos, who was a two-time award recipient.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Armida Siguion-Reyna, Cultural Heritage, globalpinoy.com

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