Rochelle Pangilinan

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Rochelle Pangilinan
Also known as RoC , Riray
Born May 23, 1981 (age 32) or
May 23, 1982 (age 31)
Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines
Origin Philippines
Genres P-pop, rap, dance
Occupations Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels Panacea Music
Associated acts SexBomb Girls, Gloc-9, Michael V.
Website http://www.igma.tv/profile/rochelle-pangilinan

Rochelle Pangilinan was (born May 23, 1981 or 1982 in Malabon City, Philippines) is a Filipina dancer, singer, and actress. She was one of the founding members of the popular group SexBomb Girls. In 2007, she repackaged herself as a rap and hip-hop artist under the name RoC.

Personal background[edit]

Rochelle was born in Malabon, Philippines, and is one of three siblings. Her family was very poor, and her father, Rodolfo Pangilinan, was an alcoholic wife-beater. Her parents separated but reunited in 2000 after her father stopped drinking. He died on November 11, 2007, of emphysema.

Dancing career[edit]

Main article: Eat Bulaga!

Pangilinan entered dancing contests at a young age, and at age 14 was offered a job at Eat Bulaga!, a popular daytime variety show. She was only 14 when she first appeared on Eat Bulaga!. A group of dancers including Pangilinan were formed in November 1999 as the Chicken Sandwich Dancers, an offshoot of the Danz Focus (the resident dancers of Eat Bulaga!). At first, there were four (Cheryl, Debra, Janine and Rochelle). The group expanded to six with the addition of Jopay and Aira, then eventually expanded to 8, 12 and then 13 (during their first FHM Philippines appearance) to an all-time high of 22. In 2000, the Tom Jones song, "Sexbomb", was a hit in the Philippines, and the group was named the SexBomb Dancers by their manager, Joy Cancio.

Singing career[edit]

Main article: SexBomb Girls

In 2002, the singing group SexBomb Girls was formed, with members Jopay Paguia, Evette Pabalan, Weng Ibarra, Monic Icban, Izzy Trazona, and Pangilinan herself. In that same year, they released their debut album Unang Putok, with the hit single "Bakit Papa". They went on to later release three more albums.

Acting career[edit]

In 2002, the SexBomb Girls starred in their first movie, Bakit Papa, with co-stars Allan K., Wendell Ramos, Epi Quizon, Chynna Ortaleza and Richard Gutierrez. In that same year, Pangilinan starred (without her group) in the movie Bertud ng Putik, where she was the leading lady of Bong Revilla, and rival to the character played by Regine Tolentino. She was also a regular on Daboy en Da Girl, a show on GMA KiliTV.

Main article: Daisy Siete

In 2003, the SexBomb Girls starred in Daisy Siete, a long-running, top-rating afternoon drama series on GMA Network, with Pangilinan playing a main character.

In 2004, Pangilinan appeared on Home Along Da Airport with co-star Dolphy, a show on ABS-CBN, GMA's rival network. After her appearance in the rival network, there were rumors that she would switch channels but she stated that she will not be leaving GMA. In 2005, she appeared on the TV show Darna as a mermaid named Corella, Darna's ally.

In early 2010, Pangilinan portrayed one of the main villains, Deborah/Babaeng Manananggal in Darna.

Recently, Pangilinan appeared as one of the lead characters, Marikit, on the Philippine historical drama Amaya.

Rochelle as RoC[edit]

Pangilinan stated on showbiz talk show S Files in March 2007 that she will be leaving the SexBomb Girls' roster for a short period of time and will not appear in the group's long awaited return on Eat Bulaga!. Whilst on leave, she co-wrote and recorded songs along with established rap artists Michael V., Gloc-9, and fellow SexBomb Girls Evette Pabalan and Jovel Palomo, resulting in her debut rap album. She later returned to Eat Bulaga! as part of the dancing roster.

On June 3, 2007, Rochelle introduced herself as RoC and launched her debut album Roc-A-Holic (released on June 8, 2007 by Panacea Music) on a weekly variety show, SOP Rules. The album consists of catchy rap, hip hop-flavored and Latin-inspired songs, with the carrier single "Baile".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

with SexBomb Girls:

  • 2002: Unang Putok (4x Platinum)
  • 2003: Round 2 (5x Platinum)
  • 2004: Bomb Thr3at (2x Platinum)
  • 2005: Sumayaw, Sumunod: The Best of the Sexbomb Girls (Platinum)
  • 2006: Daisy Siete V-Day
  • 2008: Vaklushii

Solo albums:

  • 2007: Roc-A-Holic

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1999/2010 Eat Bulaga! Herself / Performer GMA Network
2003/2010 Daisy Siete Rochelle
2005 Darna Corella
2008/2010 SOP Herself / performer
2008 Kung Ako Ikaw Herself
2009 Adik Sa'Yo
Bubble Gang
2010 Show Me Da Manny Maria Juana 'Rihanna' Balbaqua
Mars Ravelo's Darna Deborah Santos / Babaeng Manananggal
Diva Kelly Salvador
Ilumina Elena
2010/2013 Party Pilipinas Herself / Performer
2011 Amaya Marikit
2012 Broken Vow Rebecca Sta. Maria
2013 Magpakailanman: Kagat ng Asong Ulol Ivy Sese
The Ryzza Mae Show Herself / Guest
Sunday All Stars Herself / Performer
Home Sweet Home Wendy Del Valle
Anak Ko 'Yan Herself / Dance Coach
2014 Carmela Yolanda "Yolly" Silva

Films[edit]

  • Fantastic Man (2003)
  • Bertud ng Putik (2003)
  • Bakit Papa? (2002)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and Nominations
Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2013 1st Sunday All Stars Awards Stand Out Season Performer None Nominated
Stand Out Dancer Won
2012 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Amaya Nominated

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