Bernard Palanca

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Bernard Palanca
Born Bernard Palanca, Jr.
(1976-12-03) December 3, 1976 (age 38)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996-present
Spouse(s) Meryll Soriano (m. 2006; separated)
Relatives Armando Goyena
Mico Palanca

Bernard Palanca, Jr. (born December 3, 1976) is a Filipino film and television actor.

Personal life[edit]

His maternal grandfather, Armando Goyena (real name: Jose Revilla), was also an actor as is his younger brother, Mico Palanca. He is the son of the Bernard Palanca, Sr, who died when Bernard Jr. was just a child. He is also the grandson of businessman and philanthropist Carlos Palanca, Jr of the prestigious Carlos Palanca Awards. His mother, Pita Revilla-Palanca comes from the Revilla Clan. One of his aunts is former actress/Camay model/jewelry designer Marites Revilla- Araneta. Cita Revilla-Puyat also a Camay model is his aunt. Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, a supermodel and daughter of Marites is his cousin. Tina Revilla-Valencia a former TV host is also his aunt. Another showbiz relation is actor businessman Johnny Revilla married to singer Janet Basco. Bernard is a versatile actor and has worked with all the famous actors and actresses in Philippine Cinema.[1] He has Chinese ancestry from his father's side.[2]

Palanca was married to actress Meryll Soriano, the eldest daughter of Willie Revillame.[3]

A member of ABS CBN's Star Magic stable, Palanca was part of The Hunks together with Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Diether Ocampo, and Carlos Agassi and the defunct band Bizkit Factory that was featured in the movie Kahit Isang Saglit. He is a Star Magic Batch 5 alumni.

On August 27, 2007, Meryll Soriano gave birth to baby Elijah Pineda (6.5 lbs, 10:01 a.m.) at the Makati Medical Center (MMC). Her mother Bec-Bec Soriano rushed her to MMC and father Bernard Palanca with Pita Revilla-Palanca arrived later, while Willie Revillame promised to pay the bills.[4]

Transfer to GMA Network[edit]

Bernard is a member of an ABS-CBN Star Magic talents but he did not renew his contract after the expiration. He decide to fuse on GMA Network and became one of the cast of primetime series Gagambino where he worked with Dennis Trillo, Katrina Halili and Ryza Cenon. After Gagambino Bernard appeared again in the afternoon hit drama series co-starred with Heart Evangelista and JC de Vera in the remake of Ngayon at Kailanman aired on GMA Network.

He got a short role on Philippine remake of Rosalinda. He did a guesting role on GMA's rival station ABS-CBN via May Bukas Pa for a short role. He was a regular cast on GMA's fantasy series called Panday Kids but the management allowed him to do some role on their rival station ABS-CBN's program Rosalka top-billed by Empress Schuck.

He is now part of GMA Network's Philippine remake of Koreanovela Autumn in My Heart - Endless Love. As of 2013 He is back on his home network ABS-CBN.


Year Title Producer
2014 Shake, Rattle & Roll XV Regal Films
2013 Four Sisters and a Wedding Star Cinema
2012 Captive Independent Film
2010 Paano Na Kaya Star Cinema
2008 Baler Viva Films
2008 A Very Special Love Star Cinema
2006 Sukob Star Cinema
2004 All My Life Star Cinema
2001 Pagdating Ng Panahon Viva Films
2001 Narinig Mo Na Ba Ang Latest? Star Cinema
2001 Sa Huling Paghihintay Viva Films
2000 Bakit Ba Ganyan? (Ewan Ko Nga Ba, Darling) Viva Films
2000 Kahit Isang Saglit Star Cinema
2000 Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin Viva Films
1998 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Star Cinema


Year Title Role Network
2014 Hawak Kamay Jacob Caballero ABS-CBN
2014 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol Carlo
2014 The Legal Wife Miguel Zapanta
2013 Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala Greg
2011 Babaeng Hampaslupa young Edward Wong TV5
2010 Endless Love Raul GMA Network
2010 Panday Kids James Villafuerte
2010 Rosalka Ramon Sta. Maria ABS-CBN
2009 May Bukas Pa Manny Montalban / Dadskie
2009 Rosalinda Allan GMA Network
2009 Sine Novela: Ngayon at Kailanman Raphael "Raf" Mendoza
2008–2009 Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Dr. Martin
2008 Hush, Hush Various TV5
2007 Rounin Special Guest ABS-CBN
2006 Your Song Presents: I Episode Guest
2006 Komiks Presents: Vincent Vincent
2006 Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday Kamatayan
2005 Bora: Sons of the Beach Lenin
2004 Hiram Alexander
2003 Masayang Tanghali Bayan Host/Himself
2002 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Anilov Mijares
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Alfonso
1996 Gimik Scud Torres
1995 ASAP Host/Himself

External links[edit]

Bernard Palanca at the Internet Movie Database