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|Born||Janelle Ann Caren Quintano Manahan
26 July 1989
Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines
Janelle Ann Caren Quintano Manahan (born 26 July 1989) is an actress in the Philippines. She started showbusiness when she joined ABS-CBN's reality talent search Star Circle National Teen Quest as Janelle Manahan and made it to the top 6.
After her supporting stint in SCQ Reload: OK Ako! and other ABS-CBN shows. Star Magic, her former Talent Agency decided to change her screen name to Janelle Quintana to avoid confusion about her non relationship with Star Magic's head, Mr. Johnny Manahan. She was later re-introduce as Janelle Quintana as one of the main lead in ABS-CBN's teen sitcom Let's Go.
Janelle was born in Albay to parents Maria Rosario Elvira Quintano and Julius Manahan who is a former radio announcer in their province. Ever since she was a child, her parents noticed her love for dancing, acting and singing. She got influenced by her father who's in Media.
Her showbiz career started when she auditioned for Star Circle National Teen Quest, among the thousand to auditioned, she fortunately made it to Top 10, she was supposedly part of the FAB 5 (top 5) but due to wild card, Paw Diaz grabbed the spot and she finished her league to Top 6.
After SCQ, she has been seen in some ABS-CBN shows like SCQ Reload: Ok Ako, ASAP Fanatics, Vietnam Rose. Then she changed her screen name to Janelle Quintana and been seen in shows like Your Song, MMK, Komiks among the others. She was best known for her role as the chubby chikadora named "Maffi" in ABS-CBN's sitcom Let's Go.
While busy taping for Let's Go, Janelle and Ram Revilla crossed paths and their relationship as boyfriend-girlfriend started. There are rumors that due to Ram's request, Janelle quit showbiz and left Let's Go's 3rd season as well. She declined her supposed big break for Anne Curtis and Zanjoe Marudo's starrer "The Wedding".
While away from showbiz, she was enrolled in De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Her unpublicized relationship with Ramgen lasted for five years and they were supposed to get married by 2013. Ramgen died on 28 October 2011. She miraculously survived the incident and is now the star witness to her deceased former boyfriend's case.
In January 2012, an intimate video of Janelle and Ramgen was leaked on the internet. Ramgen's brother, Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. has condemned the release of this video, much to his embarrassment as he was an author of an anti-voyeurism bill.
Quintana is best known for her role as the chubby showbiz fanatic, Maffi in ABS-CBN's sitcom Let's Go. She was voted as one of the two most popular cast members of the sitcom alongside Mikel Campos.
She was set to be part of the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye "Wedding" top billed by Zanjoe Marudo, Derek Ramsay & Anne Curtis, but she declined the offer due to her plan of finishing her studies. She was also rumored to be living in with boyfriend Ram Revilla.
Ram Revilla's murder
To know detailed relevant information about the murder of Ram Revilla, visit his page here.
On the night of 28 October 2011 Janelle was in Bautista's house in Parañaque to accompany her former boyfriend Ram Revilla. According to her reply affidavit it was around 11PM when the crime was executed. It happened inside Ramgen's room.
She was first shot in her right shoulder followed by another gunshot on the left side of her face. When Ramgen and Ramona "Mara" Bautista, Ram's sister whose on the room as well saw she was shot, Ramgen immediately confronted the gun man whose wearing a Halloween mask. After the commotion with the killer, Ram was able to return inside the room and asked Ramona to lock the door. According to Janelle, Mara was panicking that time and didn't know what to do. Mara left the room and promised her to look for help but she didn't come back. By instinct, she used her mobile phone to send a message to her mom and some friends to seek for help. It didn't take a while before they were rescued both Janelle and Ramgen and was brought to the nearest hospital.
Janelle survived the incident but unfortunately Ramgen was pronounced dead on arrival.
Janelle was then transferred to the Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa City where she was cured and received a several facial surgeries. She found out Ramgen was dead a week after the crime. She stayed in Asian Hospital for more than a month and when she came out, she strongly prepared her self to fight for Ramgen's case. It was her boyfriend's sibling Ramon Joseph Bautista and Ramona Bautista who were accused on the crime. Investigation is currently on going.
Although, Janelle Manahan is suspected of false accusation on her statement about the murder and accused liable by Ram Revilla's family
Best New Female Artist (19th Aliw Awards)
|2013||Bad Romance||Sarah Alonzo|
|2004–2005||Star Circle National Teen Quest||herself/contestant||Made it to top 6. Credited as Janelle Manahan.|
|2005||SCQ Reload: OK Ako!||Janelle, Manang Leona's niece||Additional Cast|
|2006||Star Magic Presents: The Game of Love|
|2006||Mga Anghel na Walang Langit||Dorina's Friend|
|2006||Let's Go||Maffi||Original cast member. Season 1-3|
|2006||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tanan|
|2006||Your Song: Everything You Do|
|2006||Komiks Presents: Starman||Pilar|
|2006||Komiks: The Adventures of Pedro Penduko||Elizabeth|
|2006||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lito Atienza Story|
- Janelle Quintana's Ktext Profile Archived 7 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- am Revilla & Janelle Manahan Plan to Tie the Knot in 2013 Archived 26 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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- ABS-CBN Interactive Archived 17 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Chikadora Your #1 Entertainment Source Archived 9 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- Belen, Crispina M.: "Keanna Reeves has a penchant for foreigners" The Manila Bulletin 30 August 2006
- Philippine Entertainment Portal
- Star witness, Janelle Manahan in Ramgen Revilla murder prompts probe of victim’s four siblings Archived 1 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
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