Janice de Belen

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Janice de Belen
Born Catherine Janice Yap de Belen
(1968-11-09) November 9, 1968 (age 46)
Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation Actress, commercial model, host
Years active 1978–present

Catherine Janice Yap de Belen, better known as Janice de Belen (born November 9, 1968) is a multi-awarded and well known Filipino actress, commercial model and television host[1] who was a GMA Network contract artist. She returns to ABS-CBN via Budoy.[2]

She is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actresses.

Early life[edit]

Janice Catherine Yap de Belen was born November 9, 1968 to Philip de Belen and the former Susan Yap. She has a younger sister Gelli who is also an actress.


At the age of nine, she became a newscaster for the RPN 9's Newswatch Junior Edition. She got her biggest break from the same channel when she got the lead role in the soap opera Flordeluna a top-rating and phenomenally successful TV soap where she played Flor from 1979 until 1985, when she quit showbiz. The soap continued to air a few more years after Janice left but it started going on a downward trend and never regained its popularity. (It was remade by ABS-CBN in 2007 but based it more closely on the original radio serial by Marcos Navarro Sacol; it was not as well-received as the original show).
Janice re-joined showbiz after a short break, returning to TV with the soap "Jesy" and the early evening variety show The Big, Big Show on City-2. She was considered the 80s Teen Drama Princess alongside the late Julie Vega, whose copycat soap "Anna Liza" provided stiff competition to "Flordeluna." The two TV rivals co-starred in a number of '80s films. Janice was also known for her relationship with Aga Muhlach, which produced a love child, and her tumultuous relationship with now ex-husband John Estrada.
She returned to the world of TV soap in the '90s with "Andrea Amor" on GMA-7. In 2001-2010, after her separation from Estrada, she hosted the now defunct popular morning talk show SiS also on GMA-7 with sister Gelli De Belen and their friend Carmina Villaroel. In 2011-2012, she starred and won public admiration anew in the critically acclaimed TV series Budoy. She followed it up with another noteworthy performance in the tele-serye Ina, Kapatid, Anak which aired on ABS-CBNs Primetime Bida Block and worldwide through TFC from 2012–2013. She co-hosted Showbiz Inside Report as well from February 2012 to October 2013 and until recently, was also doing Buzz ng Bayan with Boy Abunda.



Title Year Role
Tropang Bulilit 1981 Flor
Mga Basang Sisiw 1981
Flor de Liza 1981 Flor
Manedyer...Si Kumander 1982
Puppy Love 1982 Florecita
Where Love Has Gone 1982 Crystal
To Mama with Love 1983 Marissa
Home Sweet Home 1983
Aking Prince Charming 1983 Neneng
Nagalit Ang Buwan Sa Haba ng Gabi 1983
I'll Wait For You: If It Takes Forever! 1983 Jenny
Roman Rapido 1983 Corazon
Always In My Heart 1983 Gina
Erpat Kong Forgets March 22, 1984
Dear Mama May 4, 1984
Daddy's Little Darlings June 15, 1984
Lovingly Yours, Helen: The Movie July 26, 1984 Candy (segment "Candy")
Bigats August 17, 1984
14 Going Steady September 7, 1984
May Daga sa Labas ng Lungga October 11, 1984
Shake, Rattle & Roll December 25, 1984 Virgie (segment "Pridyider")
Super Wan-Tu-Tri December 11, 1985 Amor
Life Begins at 40 February 7, 1985
The Crazy Professor September 4, 1985 Katrina
Bakit Manipis ang Ulap? October 17, 1985
OKS na OKS Pakner December 25, 1985
Ano Ka, Hilo? April 24, 1986
Super Islaw and the Flying Kids July 17, 1986 Juanita
Bakit Madalas ang Tibok ng Puso? December 11, 1986 Anna
Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita? September 17, 1986 Diana
Napakasakit, Kuya Eddie March 20, 1986 Sandra
When I Fall In Love Mach 14, 1986
Payaso December 25, 1986
Remember Me Mama May 14, 1987
Menudo't Pandesal January 15, 1986
Once Upon a Time January 4, 1987 Gwen
Nasaan Ka Inay? May 5, 1988 Amanda
Tiyanak October 27, 1988 Julie
Hawakan at Pigilan ang Panahon July 20, 1988
Babaing Hampaslupa November 16, 1988 Eden
Rosenda 1989 Rosenda
Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso? 1989
Mahirap ang Magmahal 1989
Isang Araw Walang Diyos 1989 Sis. Camille
Abandonada 1989 Mia
Last 2 Minutes 1990
Flavor of the Month 1990
Tayo na sa Dilim 1990
Bakit Kay Tagal ng Sandali? 1990
Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija 1990
Shake, Rattle & Roll II 1990 Cathy & Living Dead (segment "Multo" & "Kulam")
Pakasalan Mo Ako 1991 Arlene
I Want to Live 1991
Anak ni Janice 1991
Umiyak Pati Langit 1991
Kailan Ka Magiging Akin? 1991 Dolor
Shake, Rattle & Roll III 1991 Rosalyn (segment "Ate")
Ikaw ang Lahat Sa Akin 1992
Aswang 1992 Rosita
Guwapings: The First Adventure 1992
Shake, Rattle & Roll IV 1992 Tising (segment "Kapitbahay")
Engkanto 1992 Karina
Maricris Sioson: Japayuki 1993 Maricris Sioson
Gagay: Prinsesa ng Brownout 1993
Wating 1994 Julie
Fatima Buen Story 1994 Batman
Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi 1995
Taguan 1996 Sister Shawie
Hari ng Yabang 1997
Annie B. 2004
Tulay 2006
Last Viewing 2009 Laura
Zombadings 1:Patayin sa Shokot si Remington 2011 TBA
The Healing 2012 Cita
Pridyider 2012
Mga Mumunting Lihim 2012 TBA
Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles 2012 Fely
The Strangers 2012 Paloma
Shake, Rattle & Roll 14 2012 Myra
Call Center Girl 2013


Title Year Role Network Notes
Kool!!! 1976/1978 Rica RPN 9 Series Regular
NewsWatch Junior Edition 1978 Host First Hosting Career
Marcelino Pan y Vino 1979 Dahlia GMA Network Supporting Role
The Children of Lan Arc 1980 Mai
Lovingly Yours, Helen 1983 Laila Guest Star
Flordeluna 1979-84 Flordeluna Alicante ABS-CBN Long-running soap on RPN-9 that was later re-titled "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Flordeluna"
Familia Zaragoza 1996/1997 Lupe Series Regular
Mula Sa Puso 1997/1999 Connie Recurring from 1997, Regular late 1998/1999
Saan Ka Man Naroroon 2000/2001 Margarita Series Regular
Sis 2001/2010 Host GMA Network Award winning talk show run in 9 years
StarStruck 2004 Herself One of the council
StarStruck Kids
Spoon 2007 Host Net 25 Main Host
Boys Nxt Door Miss Malinis GMA Network Recurring Role
Mars Ravelo's Darna 2009 Consuelo
Endless Love 2010 Suzette "Suzy" Cruz Antagonist
Dwarfina 2011 Marissa Ballesteros Series Regular
Magic Palayok Magic Palayok Guest Role
Budoy 2011/2012 Elena Dizon ABS-CBN Series Regular
Kapamilya Deal or No Deal 2012 Herself Guest Player
Gandang Gabi Vice Guest
Showbiz Inside Report 2012/2013 Host Main Host
Ina, Kapatid, Anak Beatriz Elizalde-Marasigan Series Regular / Antagonist
Toda Max 2013 Madame Jeanette Magpoles Guest Role
Buzz ng Bayan Herself Co-host
Honesto 2013/2014 Lourdes Galang Series Regular / Main Cast
Bet On Your Baby 2014 Herself with Her Son Luigi and her granddaughter Special Guest
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Wedding Gown 2014 Mrs. Go Main cast
Ipaglaban Mo: Ang lahat sa akin 2015 Vicky Main Role
Oh My G! 2015 Rose Luna Series regular / Supporting Role


  • 2013, Movie Supporting Actress of the Year, PMPC Star Awards for Movies for "Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles"
  • 2012, Best Actress - Directors Showcase, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for "Mga Mumunting Lihim"
  • 2012, Best Supporting Actress - Directors Showcase, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for "Mga Mumunting Lihim"
  • 2010, Best Actress - Young Critics Circle, Philippines for "Last Viewing"
  • 2010, Best Actress - Gawad Pasado Awards for "Last Viewing"
  • 1991, Best Actress, Manila Film Festival for "Kailan Ka Magiging Akin?"
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show for "SIS", 2007 PMPC Star Awards for TV
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show for "SIS", 2009 PMPC Star Awards for TV
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show for "SIS", 2009 (CMMA)Catholic Mass Media Awards
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show Host for Spoon, 2009 PMPC Star Awards For TV.
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show Host for "Spoon", 2010, PMPC Star Awards for TV
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show for "Spoon", 2010, PMPC Star Awards
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show for "Spoon", 2011, PMPC Star Awards for TV
  • Winner, Best Magazine Program Host (Celebrity Talk Show Host), 2011 KBP Golden Dove Awards
  • Winner, Best Actress for "Budoy", 2013 Gawad Tanglaw Awards
  • Winner, Best Actress for "Ina Kapatid Anak, 2013 KBP Golden Dove Awards
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show Host, 2013 Golden Screen Awards for Television


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