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|Born||Lourdes Jimenez Carvajal
August 6, 1944
|Died||September 26, 2003
Quezon City, Philippines
|Other names||Inday Badiday|
|Relatives||IC Mendoza (grandson)|
Lourdes Jimenez Carvajal (August 6, 1944 – September 26, 2003), better known as Inday Badiday, was a Filipino host and journalist who was known as Philippine television's "queen of showbiz talk shows" and "queen of intrigues".
Referred to by many in the entertainment industry as "Ate Luds", Inday began her broadcasting career as a radio host who talked about show business. Her commentary and knowledge about the industry eventually brought her fame.
One of her first shows was Nothing but the Truth and later See-True and Eye to Eye, which served as Philippine television's template for showbiz talk shows. These shows were all produced by GMA News and Public Affairs and her production company, LoCa Productions (LoCa is the combination of the first two letters of her names, Lourdes Carvajal). She made her television comeback in GMA Network in 2002 with the show Inday, Heart to Heart.
Inday Badiday died on September 26, 2003, from multiple organ failure due to two strokes at 59 years old, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City. She had three children, Dolly Anne and Ricky from a previous marriage, and Clara (Klang-klang) by her beloved Gene "Bo" Palomo, the man Inday referred to in her famous parting shot, "Saranghamnida, Bo" (Korean for "I love you, Bo") in her program Eye to Eye. She was also the grandmother of Juicy co-host IC Mendoza. In September 2004, GMA Network's drama anthology Magpakailanman aired her life story, to pay respect, Angelu De Leon played the role (aside from this, the props of her former show such as, See True, & Eye to Eye where used again as a dramaiztion), Dolly, & Clara was interviewed by host Mel Tiangco.
TV and radio shows
- Nothing But the Truth (BBC)
- See True (IBC, later moved to GMA Network)
- Eye To Eye (GMA Network)
- The Truth And Nothing But (RPN)
- Careful, Careful (DZMM Radyo Patrol 630)
- Inday Heart To Heart (GMA Network, her last TV show)
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