Boots Anson-Roa

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Boots Anson-Roa
Born María Elisa Cristóbal Anson-Roa
(1945-01-30) January 30, 1945 (age 69)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actress, host, columnist, editor, lecturer
Years active 1962-present
Religion Roman Catholicism
Spouse(s) Pete Roa (m. 1964–2007; his death)
Francisco "King" Rodrigo Jr. (m. 2014)
Children Leah Roa-Cuevas
Joey Roa
Chiqui Roa-Puno
Ben Roa
Parents Oscar Moreno (father)
Belen Cristobal (mother)

María Elisa Cristóbal-Anson or Boots Anson-Roa (born January 30, 1945) is a Filipino actress, columnist, editor, and lecturer.

Early life[edit]

She was born on January 30, 1945. Anson-Roa, a Bicolana, is the eldest daughter of post-war matinee idol Oscar Moreno, then known as the Robert Taylor of the Philippines, and Belen Cristobal, a descendant of Epifanio de los Santos. She finished her primary and secondary education at the posh Assumption Convent in Herran St., Manila. Her younger brother, Alvin Anson (born October 20, 1962; Manila) was also a lead actor and model.

Personal life[edit]

Anson-Roa was married to Pete Roa, her co-host in the series Dance-o-Rama from 1964 until his death in 2007. They have four children: Leah Cuevas, Joey, Chiqui Roa-Puno, and Ben from whom they have nine grandchildren.

On November 30, 2013, she was engaged to lawyer Francisco "King" Rodrigo Jr., son of Senator Francisco Soc Rodrigo;[1] They married on June 14, 2014.[2]

Educational background[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Anson-Roa began acting in 1968, appearing opposite prestigious names of her generation like Dante Rivero, Joseph Estrada and Fernando Poe, Jr. under Sampaguita Pictures and with the legendary caviteño Ramon Revilla Sr. She was given Lifetime Achievement awards by FAMAS and Star Awards, for all her contributions to the media industry.

Awards, honors and distinctions received[edit]

  • Outstanding Movie Personality: PMPC - 1979
  • FAMAS Award for Uplifting the Movie Industry: FAMAS Awards - 1976
  • Best Emcee ALIW Awards: - 1979-1981
  • Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service Award: TOWNS Foundation - 1974
  • Gintong Ina Awardee: Guillermo Mendoza Foundation - 1994
  • Outstanding Parents of the Year: Gintong Ina Foundation - 1994-1998
  • Women Who Make a Difference: Soroptimist International - 1995
  • Outstanding Women in Media: Philippine Women's University - 1995
  • Outstanding Media Practitioner: Eastern Telecommunications - 1997
  • Outstanding Alumna: University of the Philippines - June 2000
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Star Awards for Movies - March 2001
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: FAMAS Awards - March 2003
  • Best TV-Actress(MMK:Kamison-22nd Golden Dove Awards-2014

Professional activities[edit]

Membership in professional organizations[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Columnist/ Feature Writer: Manila-U.S. Mail - 1992-1993
  • Editor-in-Chief: Balikatan Herald - 1994
  • Columnist: Isyu (broadsheet) - 1998
  • Contributor: Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1995–present

Workshops/ seminars/ lectures conducted[edit]

  • Lecturer/Trainer on Media, Communications, Culture, Performing Arts, Public and Human Relations, Women, Family and Values

Conference/ conventions[edit]

Community involvement[edit]

Civil service[edit]

Anson-Roa ran for a seat in the Senate of the Philippines in 2004 under the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP). She has held a variety of positions, including Executive Director of MOWELFUND, Inc;[3] Governor of the Philippine Red Cross; Marketing Director of the Association of Philippine Physicians in America and Mass Communications Professor at the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and the De la Salle State University. Her work in government includes serving as Press Attaché and Cultural Officer of the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC and Commissioner of the Commission on Population.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Siete Dolores (1968)
  • Ang Kawatan (1969)
  • Adriana (1969)
  • Rowena (1969) Sonya
  • Si Darna at ang Planetman (1969) Cynthia
  • Wanted: Perfect Mother (1970)
  • Santiago! (1970) Rowena
  • I Love Mama, I Love Papa (1971)
  • The Wonderful World of Music (1971)
  • Living Doll (1971)
  • Ang Kampana sa Santa Quiteria (1971)
  • Liezl at Ang 7 Hoods (1971)
  • El Vibora (1972) Cecilia
  • Tatay Na Si Erap (1972)
  • Santo Domingo (1972
  • Villa Miranda (1972)
  • Ang Agila At Ang Araw (1973)
  • Zoom, Zoom, Superman! (1973) Superman's Creator
  • Tanikalang Dugo (1973)
  • Ander Di Saya Si Erap (1973)
  • James Wong (1973)
  • Paruparong Itim (1973)
  • May Isang Tsuper ng Taksi (1974)
  • Dalawa Ang Nagdalantao Sa Akin (1974)
  • Bawal: Asawa Mo, Asawa Ko (1974)
  • Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Ibig Mo! (1974)
  • Lulubog Lilitaw Sa Ilalim Ng Tulay (1974) Sister Elisa
  • Pagsapit ng Dilim (1975)
  • Anak ng Araw (1975)
  • Anino ng Araw (1975)
  • Saan Ka Pupunta Ms. Lutgarda Nicolas? (1975) Lutgarda Nicolas
  • Ang Pag-Ibig Ko'y Huwag Mong Sukatin (1975)
  • Mga Uhaw na Bulaklak (1975)
  • Isang Gabi, Tatlong Babae (1975)
  • Isinumpa (1975)
  • Postcards From China (1975)
  • The Goodfather (1975)
  • Ang Lihim ni Rosa Henson Sa Buhay ni Kumander Lawin (1976) Rosa Henson Averion
  • Tatlong Kasalanan (1976)
  • Daigdig ng Lagim (1976)
  • Hubad na Bayani (1977)
  • Mga Mata ni Angelita (1978) Mother Superior
  • Camerino (1978)
  • Tonyong Bayawak (1979)
  • Angelita... Ako ang Iyong Ina (1980) Mother Superior
  • Hiwaga (1980)
  • Tembong (1980)
  • P.S. I Love You (1981) Isabel
  • Jack en Jill Sa Amerika (1988)
  • Doring Dorobo (1993)
  • The Myrna Diones Story: Lord, Have Mercy! (1993)
  • Kadenang Bulaklak (1993)
  • May Minamahal (1993) Becky
  • Bawal na Gamot (1994)
  • Grepor Butch Belgica Story (1994)
  • The Maggie dela Riva Story: God... Why Me? (1994)
  • The Anabelle Huggins Story - Ruben Ablaza Tragedy: Mea Culpa (1995)
  • Kahit Harangan ng Bala (1995) Aling Cedes
  • The Lilian Velez Story: Till Death Do Us Part (1995)
  • Mangarap Ka (1995) Belen
  • Kay Pait ng Bukas (1996)
  • Ama, Ina, Anak (1996) Cita Nolasco
  • Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos 2 (1997)
  • Nagmumurang Kamatis (1997)
  • Flames: The Movie (1997) Amparo (segment "Pangako")
  • May Isang Pamilya (1999) Isabel
  • Hinahanap-Hanap Kita (1999) Mrs. Matias
  • Ganito Ako Magmahal (1999)
  • Kapalit? (2002)
  • Mano Po (2002) Elisa Go
  • The Cory Quirino Kidnap: NBI Files (2003)
  • Bridal Shower (2004) Doña Vergie
  • Mano Po III: My Love (2004) Maria
  • Ilusyon (2005) Doktor
  • Ang Anak ni Brocka (2005)
  • Pepot Artista (2005) Richter
  • Blue Moon (2005) Cora
  • Sukob (2006) Tessie
  • Ang Huling Araw ng Linggo (2006) Aling Tess (segment "Martes")
  • White Lady (2006) Lola Tasya
  • Rekados (2006) Josefina
  • Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di (2006)
  • Angels (2007) Lola Conching (segment "Angel of Love")
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll 9 (2007) Lola Susana (segment "Christmas Tree")
  • When Love Begins (2008)
  • Caregiver (2008) Marissa Gonzales
  • One True Love (2008) Lola
  • Lovebirds (2008)
  • Tutok (2009) Lydia
  • Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love (2009)
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 (2011) Marites
  • My House Husband: Ikaw Na! (2011) Lilia
  • Third Eye (2014)
  • Unfriend (2014)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Rhodora X Amparo "Panchang" Sales GMA Network
2013 Misibis Bay Delia Ramirez TV5
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Kamison Tessa ABS-CBN
2012 Aso ni San Roque Doña Constancia "Connie" Aragon GMA Network
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rose ABS-CBN
2012 Luna Blanca Donya Priscilla GMA Network
2012 My Beloved Old Sharina GMA Network
2011 Munting Heredera Ingrid Spencer-Lobregat GMA Network
2011 Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin Remedios "Elena" Sebastiano ABS-CBN
2009 May Bukas Pa Esmeralda ABS-CBN
2007 Pangarap na Bituin Perla Ledesma ABS-CBN
2007 Kokey Donya Ingrid Allegre ABS-CBN
2006 Komiks Present: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Aswang ABS-CBN
2006 Pinoy Dream Academy Herself/Media Ethics Teacher ABS-CBN
2005 Magpakailanman GMA Network
2005 Sugo Adela GMA Network
2004 Love To Love: Sweet Exchange GMA Network
2002 Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Felisa GMA Network
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Corazon Montenegro ABS-CBN
2000 Alas Dose Sa Trese IBC
2000 Sharing In The City RPN
1999 Saan Ka Man Naroroon Amparo ABS-CBN
1999 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lollipop ABS-CBN
1995 World Youth Day 1995 The Pope in Manila studio host GMA Network
1993 Da Look-A-Layks: Pinabiyak Na Bunga GMA Network
1993-1995 Ako....Babae RPN
1993-1994 GMA Telecine Specials GMA Network
1983 Lovingly Yours, Helen moderator GMA Network
1975 Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko moderator GMA Network
1975-1979 Seeing Stars With Joe Quirino guest co-host IBC
1970-1972 Elisa ABS-CBN 9
1966-1969 Sunday Sweet Sunday ABS-CBN 9
1962-1972 Dance-O-Rama guest ABC 5 "now TV5"
1962-1967 Two for the Road (Philippine TV show) ABS-CBN 9

Radio shows[edit]

  • Boots Talk (DZMM)
  • Music and Memories (DZMM)

Endorsements[edit]

References[edit]

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