Chin Chin Gutierrez

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Chin-Chin Gutierrez
Born Maria Carminia Lourdes Cynthia Arnaldo Gutierrez
(1970-08-22) August 22, 1970 (age 43)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Chin Chin Gutierrez
Occupation Television and Film Actress,
Years active 1992–present

Maria Carminia Lourdes Cynthia Arnaldo Gutierrez (born August 22, 1970 in Manila, Philippines), better known as Chin Chin Gutierrez, is a Filipino actress and environmentalist.

Early life[edit]

Carminia Lourdes Cynthia Arnaldo Gutierrez[1] is the daughter of botanist Dr. Hermes Gutierrez and painter Cecilia Arnaldo. She is the niece of former LVN star Lita Gutierrez. Elementary: Stella Maris College, Philippine Christian University / High School: Manila Science High school, St. Francis School College: Miriam College in a Bachelor's Degree of Communication Arts. She was enrolled in a combined MA/PhD program in Organizational Development (major in Transformative Spirituality) at the Southeast Asian Interdisciplinary Development Institute (SAIDI), recently completing the same.


Gutierrez is the founding chair and president of the ecological foundation Alaga LAHAT, which she created in 2006. This organization is a member of the Eco-Waste Coalition. Previous to having her own group, she was also a founding member and officer of Mother Earth Foundation.[citation needed]

A vegetarian, she starred in an ad for PETA ASIA-PACIFIC in which she said that "fish are friends, not food".[2][3]


Year Title Role Network
2010 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Wedding Ring Flor ABS-CBN
2010 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine Series Kristine Esmeralda Lopez-Fortalejo ABS-CBN
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Isda Coring/Corita ABS-CBN
2009 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Patricia Aragon - Alferos ABS-CBN
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tasa Ellen ABS-CBN
2009 May Bukas Pa Teresa Malimban ABS-CBN
2008 Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik Corazon Roxas-Romualdez ABS-CBN
2007 Maging Sino Ka Man Corazon Roxas vda. de Berenguer ABS-CBN
2006 Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Minokawa ABS-CBN
2005 Komiks Presents: "Valentina" Valentina's Mother ABS-CBN
2004 Krystala Super Z / Zora / Zorina ABS-CBN
2002 Habang Kapiling Ka Helga Lamermoore GMA Network
1997 Desaparacido GMA Network
1995 Melinda Melinda GMA Network
1993 Noli Me Tangere Maria Clara de los Santos CCP & TV5


Year Title Role
2009 Handumanan Solita
2008 Cul De Sac Lyra
2008 Tall as Trees Maria
2007 I've Fallen for You Tessa
2007 A Love Story Concha
2006 Pandanggo Claire
2006 The Mourning Girls Carmen
2005 Rigodon Salome
2003 Tomagan
2001 Tatarin Paeng's Mother
2000 Manila Maribel
2000 Pedrong Palad Rose
1998 Jose Rizal Josephine Bracken
1998 Legacy Grace
1998 Ama Namin
1998 My Guardian Debil
1998 April, May, June May
1998 Sa Pusod ng Dagat Mrs. Santiago
1998 Bayad Puri
1997 Ikaw pala ang Mahal ko Maria
1996 Bloo Claire
1996 Sa Aking mga Kamay Camille dela Rosa
1996 Mula Noon, Hanggang Ngayon
1995 Ipaglaban mo: The Movie Gilda Ortega
1995 Escobar (Walang Sasantuhin) Norma Lopez
1994 Lagalag: The Eddie Fernandez Story Rosie
1994 Johnny Guess: Ang Taong Laging Nagtatanong Stephanie
1994 Maalaala Mo Kaya: The Movie Marissa
1993 Di na Natuto (Sorry na, Pwede ba?) Gina
1992 Bakit Labis kitang Mahal Cynthia / Michelle / Maria Jose Arnaldo
1991 Onyong Majikero Sheila


In late 2003, Gutierrez released, after two years in the making, an album of her versions of lullabies from around the Philippine archepelago, in around half a dozen languages and dialects, including Kalinga, Waray, Federay, Cebuano, Tagalog and others. The album, "UYAYI: A Collection of Philippine Lullabies", was the result of field research capturing sound recordings of elders around the country singing their traditional songs for the youth, then a process of laborious re-recording of the songs, accompanied by Pinoy musicians such as Bo Razon, Joey Ayala, Tots Tolentino, Malou Matute and Rachel Conanan.[1] The double CD includes one CD of her music, and one of the field recordings, plus a short video of the making. It has won several awards, received an National Commission for Culture and the Arts grant, and was the focus of a few music showcases.

Awards and recognition[edit]

1995 Gawad Urian, Best Supporting Actress for "Maalaala Mo Kaya: The Movie"

1996 First Asian Television Award, Best Actress for "Melinda"

1998 Asian Television Award, Best Supporting Actress for "Desaparacido"



  • Recipient of the TOWNS (The Outstanding Women in Nation's Service) Award for her environmental advocacy.[5]