Chiquito (actor)

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Chiquito
Born Agusto Valdez Pangan Sr.
(1932-03-12)March 12, 1932
Manila, Philippines
Died July 2, 1997(1997-07-02) (aged 65)
Makati City, Philippines
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1945–1997
Parents Manuel Pangan and Remedios Valdez

Augusto Valdez Pangan, Sr. (March 12, 1932 – July 2, 1997), better known as Chiquito, was a popular Filipino actor appearing mainly in comedy films.

Biography[edit]

Chiquito was born Augusto Valdez Pangan, Sr., in Manila. His entertainment career began at the age of 13, when he appeared in a major musical production at the Manila Grand Opera House. In the next several years, he was a fixture in the Manila bodabil circuit, popular for his skill in dancing the boogie-woogie.[1]

Chiquito was befriended by Fernando Poe, Sr., and with Poe's assistance, started a film career.[1] He broke into films with Sanggano from Palaris Pictures. He would star in over a hundred films, mostly comedies, in the next 5 decades. He brought to life on film several memorable comic characters, such as the Larry Alcala creation Asiong Aksaya, the caveman Barok, Charley the mute in Bamboo Gods And Iron Men and the quack doctor Mang Kepweng. He established his own production company, Sotang Bastos Productions, named after his favorite film role from the 1950s. He would ride on the crest of ever popular comedy spoofs of Hollywood genres such as the gangster film and the western. In one of these Western spoofs, 1970's The Arizona Kid, he co-starred with the sometime Hollywood sex symbol Mamie Van Doren. Chiquito also portrayed the very first male version of Darna in the film Terebol Dobol, preceding Dolphy, who only later came out with his own "portrayal" of the superheroine in Darna Kuno.[2]

In 1984, Chiquito was nominated for a FAMAS Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Lovingly Yours Helen, a film dramatization of the radio and GMA television show hosted by Helen Vela.[1]

Chiquito also entered into local politics. He was elected three times as member of the local council of Makati City, serving from 1969 to 1972, 1988 to 1992, and from 1995 until his death. He also served a brief stint as Vice-Mayor of Makati. In 1992, Chiquito made an unsuccessful bid to the Senate of the 9th Congress.

In 1994, Chiquito made a brief showbiz comeback when he teamed up with rapper-comedian Andrew E. in the movie "Pinagbiyak na Bunga (Lookalayk)" under Viva Films. The movie was a big success and later on had a television spin-off that same year entitled "Puno't Bunga" aired over GMA Network. He later had supporting roles in movies like "Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko" (opposite Janno Gibbs), "Bangers" (with Joey de Leon and Andrew E.), and "Strict ang Parents Ko" (with Amanda Page).

Chiquito died at age 65 due to liver cancer at the Makati Medical Center on July 2, 1997.

Personal life[edit]

At present, his wife Vilma Pangan lives at their house in Daly City, California with son Augusto "Gus" Pangan, Jr. Chiquito has nine grandchildren. Each male born in generations bear their granddad’s name, Augusto, Augusto Pardo-----Marco Augusto, Ethan August, and Augusto Richo the first among all the grandsons.

Augusto "Chiquito" Pangan is the second son of Manuel Pangan and Remedios Valdez. His siblings are Rene, Carmencita (Chita), Soledad (Soly), Manolito (Lito), half sibling Sylvia: half siblings Josefina (Finina), Agustin (Boy), Ernesto (Ernie), Teresa (Tes), Roberto (Bobet), and Dolores (Dolly).

Filmography[edit]

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  • 1947 - Sanggano
  • 1957 - Phone Pal
  • 1957 - Lutong Makaw
  • 1958 - Be My Love
  • 1958 - Fighting Tisoy
  • 1958 - Obra-Maestra
  • 1958 - Mr. Basketball
  • 1958 - Atrebida
  • 1958 - Lo'Waist Gang at si Og sa Mindoro
  • 1958 - 4 na Pulubi
  • 1980 - Kape't Gatas
  • 197? - Estremelenggoles
  • 1976-1977 - Mang Kepweng
  • 1976 - International Playboy
  • 1977 - ulong pugot (naglalagot)
  • 1976 – Oo Nga't Pangit, Pero Lintik
  • 1976 – Barok (HPS Film Productions)
  • 1977 – Tinimbang Ka, Bakit Husto
  • 1977 – Herkulas (DSF Films)
  • 1977 – Mr Wong And The Bionic Girls (EDS Productions
  • 1977 - Ang Darling Ko'y Aswang (Tower Productions
  • 1977 – Asiong Aksaya (GP Films
  • 1978 – Agent Playboy, Alyas Jeproks (EDS)
  • 1978 – Kaming Patok Na Patok (D’Wonder Films
  • 1978 – Block Busters (Rimar)
  • 1978 – Peter Matipid [sometimes listed as Pete Matipid] (Archer Productions)
  • 1978 or 1980 – ‘Eto Na Naman Si Asiong Aksaya (GP Films)
  • 1979 – Voltes V (Sining Silangan
  • 1979 – Tatay Na Barok (Archer Productions)
  • 1979 – Mang Kepweng (GP Films)
  • 1980 - Zodiac Connection [UNCONFIRMED] (Sotang Bastos Productions
  • 1980 – Six Million Centavo Man (GPS Films Production/Pablo Santiago Films)
  • 1980 - Peter Maknat (Archer Productions)
  • 1980 - Lasing Master/“Drunken Master” (Emperor Films International)
  • 1980 - Si Ali-masag sa Maynila/“Ali-Masag in Manila” (Mercedes Films)
  • 1980 – Inong, Taxi Driver (Royal Flush)
  • 198? - Mang Kepweng And Son
  • 1980 - Goriong Butete/“Tadpole Gorio” (Sampaguita Pictures – final production)
  • 1980 - Kape’t Gatas (Larry Santiago Productions)
  • 1981 - Takbo Pete... Takbo (Archer Productions)
  • 1981 – Adiong Bulutong (Archer Productions)
  • 1981 – Rocky Tu-Log (Emperor Films International)
  • 1981 - Familia Antik (Doris Productions)
  • 1981 – Tacio (Memorex Films)
  • 1981 – Kumander Surot (Emperor)
  • 1982 – Mr Wong Meets Jesse & James (LG Films International)
  • 1982 – Peter Makulit (Archer Productions)
  • 1983 – E.T.... Is Estong Tutong Extra-Tapang...Ng Mukha! (Archer Productions)
  • 1983 - Estong Tutong, Ikalawang Yugto
  • 1983 – Mga Alagad Ng Kuwadradong Mesa
  • 1984 – Kung Tawagin Siya'y Bahala Na (Archer Productions)
  • 1984 - Lovingly Yours, Helen: The Movie (BSH)
  • 1985 – Nagalit Ang Patay Sa Haba Ng Lamay (D’Player)
  • 1985 - Magbiro Ka Sa Lasing, Huwag Sa Bagong Gising (JPM/Prima)
  • 1986 – Rocky Four-Ma (Bo-Mel)
  • 1986 - The Buelta Force
  • 1988 – Code Name Black & White (ABA)
  • 1989 - Legend of the Lost Dragon (Archer Productions)
  • 1994 – Ang Pagbabalik Ni Pedro Penduko (Viva Films)
  • 1994 - Pinagbiyak Na Bunga (Viva Films)
  • 1995 - Bangers (Viva Films)
  • 1995 – Ang Syota Kong Balikbayan (FPJ Productions)
  • 1996 - Strict Ang Parents Ko (Neo Films)

Movies released in the Philippines December 1980[edit]

December 4

  • Iskul Bukol Freshmen

December 5

  • Ang Pagbabalik ni Leon Guerrero
  • Kaladkarin

December 12

  • Boy Negro
  • Estibador
  • Nognog
  • Playmates
  • Tong

December 18

  • Diyablo - sagrado

December 19

  • Iniibig ko'y ... nakatali
  • Mga patapon
  • Sexy Dancers

December 25

  • Ang Panday
  • Basag
  • Bona
  • Brutal
  • Dang-Dong
  • Kape't Gatas
  • Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo
  • Langis at Tubig
  • Taga sa Panahon
  • Tembong

Movies released in the Philippines 1981[edit]

January 4

  • Familia Antik

January 9

  • Bantay Salakay
  • Ben Ulo ng Tondo
  • Rampador Alindog

January 15

  • Brusko
  • Kamakalawa

January 16

  • Bihagin: Bilibid Boys

January 22

  • Boy Nazareno

January 23

  • Mga Pambato
  • Nakakabaliw, Nakakaaliw

January 30

  • Burgis
  • Playgirl

February 5

  • Deadly Brothers

February 6

  • Kaliwete Brothers
  • Kamay ni Gilda
  • Tikboy and Pamboy

February 12

  • Stariray

February 13

  • Blue Jeans
  • Iskrokotoy

February 19

  • Kamaong Asero

February 20

  • High School Scandal
  • Uhaw na Dagat

February 26

  • Ang Babaing Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang

February 27

  • Age Doesn't Matter
  • Bakit Bughaw Ang Langit?
  • Bangkusay Tondo 1950
  • Kamandag ng Rehas na Bakal

March 5

  • Sierra Madre

March 6

  • Mga Basang Sisiw
  • Takbo... Peter... Takbo!
  • Wild

March 13

  • Attack and Destroy
  • Kalabang Mortal
  • Selda 13

March 20

  • Hostage 72 oras
  • Kontrobersyal
  • Macho Gigolo
  • Totoy Guwapo: Police Informer

March 27

  • Milyonaryong Gipit
  • Totoo Ba Ang Tsimis?

April 2

  • Asal Hayop

April 3

  • A Man Called 'Tolongges'
  • Palpak Connection
  • Showbiz Scandal

April 9

  • Basagulero Ang Lover Ko

April 10

  • Atraso
  • Hantingan

April 18

  • Alfredo Sebastian
  • Boogie
  • Cuatro Y Media

April 23

  • Ex-Wife
  • Laya

April 24

  • Kumander Surot
  • Shoot The Killer

May 1

  • Mang Kepweng Part 2
  • Rosang Tatak

May 7

  • Cover Girls

May 8

  • Ako Ang Hari
  • Oh, My Mama

May 14

  • Mahinhin vs. Mahinhin

May 15

  • Geronimo
  • Solid Alas

May 21

  • Ibalik Ang Swerti

May 22

  • Dakpin Si Pusa
  • Wanted Sabas Ang Kilabot

May 29

  • Agent 00
  • Kumander Alibasbas
  • Pakawalan Mo Ako

June 4

  • Flor De Liza

June 5

  • Bata Pa Si Sabel
  • Diego Bandido

June 12

  • The Best in the West

June 18

  • Hari ng Stunt

June 19

  • Death Row
  • I Confess
  • Pick-up Girls

June 25

  • Pepeng Shotgun

June 26

  • Tenyente Pugot

July 2

  • Legs Katawan Babae

July 3

  • Ang Taong Bundok
  • Bulldog
  • Ten Little Indians

July 9

  • Carnival Queen
  • Nagbabagang Lupa, Nagbabagang Araw
  • Kapwa Simaron

July 10

  • Adiong Bulutong
  • Viva Santiago

July 16

  • Cuadro De Alas
  • Estong Balisong

July 17

  • Pabling

July 23

  • Cleopatra Wong
  • Dirty Games
  • Landong Bakal

July 24

  • Dear Heart
  • Hepe Goes To War
  • Mr. One-Two-Three Part 2

July 30

  • Lukso ng Dugo

July 31

  • Bilibid Gays
  • Totoy Scarface

August 6

  • Boni & Klayd
  • Magkasangga

August 7

  • Ang Pagbabalik ni Kumander Lawin
  • Salome

August 13

  • Dugong Mandirigma

August 14

  • Bakit Ba Ganyan
  • Qunitin Bilibid

August 21

  • Bawal
  • San Basilio

August 27

  • Ben Gatilyo

August 28

  • Ang Maestro
  • Hello, Young Lovers

September 4

  • Dalaga si Misis, Binata si Mister
  • Deadly Commandos
  • Hot Nights

September 10

  • Kahit Ako'y Lupa

September 11

  • Boljak
  • Panlaban: Dos Por Dos
  • Tondo Girl

September 18

  • Rosa ng Candaba

September 24

  • Harabas Is Still My Name

September 25

  • For Y'ur Height Only
  • Summer Love

October 2

  • Gaano Kita Kamahal

October 8

  • Sambahin Ang Ngalan Mo

October 9

  • Dos Bravos
  • Free To Love
  • Iligpit: Pepe Magtanggol

October 15

  • Abigael

October 16

  • K-9 Hunts Takas

October 22

  • Labanang Lalaki

October 23

  • Kasalanan Ba?
  • The Raul Zaragosa Story

October 30

  • Hiwalay
  • The Betamax Story

November 5

  • Kumusta Ka Hudas
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Sinisinta Kita, Di Ka Kumikibo

November 6

  • Mag-Toning Muna Tayo

November 12

  • Amborocio Defontorum

November 13

  • Bandido Sa Sapang Bato

November 19

  • Nuebe De Pebrero: Moriones Tondo

November 20

  • Bertong Barako
  • Kambal Sa Baril
  • Kaming Ifugao

November 27

  • Caught In The Act
  • Titser's Pet

December 4

  • Ikaw o Ako
  • Matira Ang Matibay
  • Sisang Tabak

December 11

  • Batikan
  • Iskul Bukol Part 2
  • Patok
  • Tatlong Baraha

December 18

  • Ang Pagbabalik ni Emma Henry
  • Ermitanyo
  • Tartan

December 25

  • Ang Babae Sa Ulog
  • Ang Pagbabalik ng Panday
  • Indio
  • Init o Lamig
  • Karma
  • Kamlon
  • Kapitan Kidlat
  • Kisapmata
  • Rock n' Roll
  • Tropang Bulilit

In 1984, Chiquito was nominated for a FAMAS Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Lovingly Yours Helen, a film dramatization of the radio and GMA television show hosted by Helen Vela.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ma. Lourdes Maniquis; Lena Pareja (1994). "Philippine Film". In Nicanor Tiongson. CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art VIII (1st ed.). Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines. pp. 219–220. ISBN 971-8546-31-6. 
  2. ^ "Darna Movie List". Eric Cueto Presents...The Official Marx Ravelo's Darna Website. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 

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