Fred Panopio

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Fred Panopio
Born Alfredo Panopio
(1939-02-04)February 4, 1939
Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Died April 22, 2010(2010-04-22) (aged 71)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Fred
Occupation Singer/Actor/Comedian
Years active 1955–2007
Known for Yodele
Spouse(s) Lolita Mina-Panopio

Fred Panopio (February 2, 1939 – April 22, 2010) was a Filipino singer and actor who rose to fame in the 1970s.

He is known for having made the yodeling style of music famous in the Philippines. This particular kind of music is evident is many of his hits, such as "Pitong Gatang," "Markado," and "Tatlong Baraha". He was also an occasional actor, and appeared in some movies alongside Jess Lapid and Fernando Poe, Jr. In 1999, Panopio and Victor Wood released an album, Certified Jukebox Kings.

He appeared in an episode of noon-time variety show Wowowee in 2009 as a special guest, during which host Willie Revillame addressed him as a "Living Legend".[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Lolita Mina-Panopio; they had a daughter, Jennifer Panopio.


Panopio died of cardiac arrest on April 22, 2010 at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City, aged 71 (10 days after Palito's death),[2] according to his niece, Joy Esguerra Panopio.[3]



  • Kawawang Cowboy (1994)
  • Pitong Gatang (2004)



  • Manila Boy (1993)
  • Dito sa Pitong Gatang (1992)
  • Pagputi ng uwak, pag-itim ng tagak (1978)
  • Baldo Is Coming (1971) .... Billy Dikit
  • Gangsters daw kami! (1971) .... Legs Diamond
  • Sweet Caroline (1971)
  • From the Bottom of My Heart (1970)
  • My Pledge of Love (1970)
  • Omar Cassidy and the Sandalyas Kid (1970)
  • Songs and Lovers (1970)
  • Capitan Pepe (1969)
  • Hugo, the Sidewalk Vendor (1962)
  • Tatlong baraha (1961)
  • Tres mosqueteros (1960)
  • Teen-age Crush (1960)
  • Markado (1960)


  1. ^ Neil Ramos (April 23, 2010). "Fred Panopio rides into the sunset at 71". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Singer, actor Fred Panopio passes away". ABS–CBN Broadcasting Corporation. April 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Filipino folk singer Fred Panopio dies at 71". GMA Network. April 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 

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