Ai-Ai delas Alas
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|Ai-Ai delas Alas|
|Born||Martina Eileen delas Alas
November 11, 1964 
San Luis, Batangas,
|Residence||Calatagan, Batangas, Philippines
San Luis, Batangas, Philippines
|Spouse(s)||Miguel Vera (m. 1989–96)
Jed Salang (m. 2013–15)
Martina Eileen delas Alas, professionally known as Ai-Ai delas Alas (born November 11, 1964), is a Filipino actress of film and television, dubbed as the "Philippine Queen of Comedy" and "Comedy Concert Queen". Delas Alas first gained nationwide recognition for her movie Ang Tanging Ina which became a blockbuster hit. Due to the movie's popularity, it received a TV series spin-off with Alas again taking the lead role. The movie eventually spawned two sequels: Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat and Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!).
Delas Alas is the daughter of Engr. Rosendo delas Alas (1920–2008) and Gregoria delas Alas née Hernández (died 30 December 2013), and was later adopted by her spinster aunt, Justa delas Alas. She earned a Mass Communication degree from Far Eastern University (FEU) in 1985.
She was married to actor Miguel Vera with whom she had two children, she also has a son from a previous relationship. Before acting, she worked as a sales assistant in a department store and also performed as a stand-up comic in comedy bars around Metro Manila. She married 28-year-old American businessman Jed Salang on April 3, 2013. Her marriage to Salang, who is 20 years her junior, ended after a month, with delas Alas confirming their separation on May 19.
Ai ai Delas Alas started her career in GMA Network back in 1991 as she host of Saturday late night musical variety show RSVP with Dawn Zulueta & Ariel Urieta. Ai-ai Delas Alas co-hosting GMA noontime shows Lunch Date (1991-1993), Salo-Salo Together (1993-1995) & Eat Bulaga (2000). Ai-ai Delas Alas was part of the cast of GMA sitcoms 'Ibang Klase' with Joey De Leon, Jessa Zaragosa, Mark Anthony Fernandez & Aiza Seguerra in 1997-1998 & 1 For 3 with Vic Sotto & Rosanna Roces in 1999-2001.
Delas Alas has done several movies, including blockbuster hit Ang Tanging Ina produced by Star Cinema. It was followed by more comedy films like Volta where she played a superhero, which spun off into a television series. In the noon-time television show MTB: Ang Saya Saya she was one of the lead hosts. In prime-time teleseries, she played an important role in the TV remake of Bituing Walang Ningning as Dorina's mother. She has also acted in the films Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo, Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat and Pasukob.
She also released her first album with Star Records entitled Ang Tanging Ina Nyo, featuring six novelty tunes. During the November 9 episode of ASAP 19, she premiered her song "Nandito Lang Ako" and revealed that she will be going under the stage name of ADA.
Return to GMA Network
After almost two decades of working with ABS-CBN, Delas Alas decided to return to her home network GMA Network where she used to work as co-host on the noontime shows Lunch Date and Salo-Salo Together (SST). On her return, she signed a two-year exclusive contract. One of the deciding factors for her move was the lack of project from the Kapamilya Network Her last show in ABS-CBN was the remake of Dyesebel alongside Anne Curtis.
Her return was celebrated in the Sunday-noontime show Sunday All Stars where she was warmly welcomed as the newest Kapuso. As her first project, Delas Alas joined the cast of the GMA's Telebabad series Let The Love Begin where she played the mother of Ruru Madrid. The show aired its final episode last August 7, 2015.
Delas Alas is also one of the main hosts and comedians in the newest Sunday afternoon comedy variety show Sunday PinaSaya alongside Marian Rivera and the comedy duo Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. Sunday PinaSaya challenged its rival show, the variety show ASAP 20 of ABS-CBN Corporation. Delas Alas is also one of the hosts of the celebrity talk show of GMA Network entitled CelebriTV which replaced the longest running celebrity talk show Startalk. She will be hosting alongside Joey De Leon, Lolit Solis, and Ricky Lo who are also the hosts of Startalk. The show premiered on September 19, 2015.
Aside from television shows in the Kapuso Network, Delas Alas also joined international shows in Canada and the United States through GMA Pinoy TV. She was one of the guests in the 10th anniversary of GMA Pinoy TV.
After the successful Enteng ng Ina Mo with Vic Sotto in 2011, Alas and Sotto reappeared in the romantic comedy My Bebe Love released in December 2015. Directed by Jose Javier Reyes, it features the Eat Bulaga! love team of Alden Richards and AlDub (Maine Mendoza).
List of Films co-produced by MEDA Productions
- My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore (December 25, 2015) co-produced by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment and GMA Films; starring Vic Sotto, Ai Ai de las Alas, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza
|2017||Our Mighty Yaya||Yaya Martin||Regal Entertainment Inc.|
|2015||My Bebe Love||Corazon "Cora" Talatala||OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment, MEDA Productions, GMA Films|
|La Amigas||Victoria "Vicky" Verallo|
|2014||Ronda||Paloma Arroyo||Cinema One Originals|
|Past Tense||Beh/Future Belle ( Past Belle: Kim Chiu )||Star Cinema|
|2013||Kung Fu Divas||Charlotte/Lyna||Star Cinema, Reality Entertainment|
|Bromance: My Brother's Romance||Woman in the mausoleum||Star Cinema|
|2012||Sisterakas||Bernadette "Detty" S. Maningas||Star Cinema and Viva Films|
|2011||Enteng Ng Ina Mo||Ina Montecillo||Star Cinema, M-Zet Productions, OctoArts Films, APT Entertainment|
|Who's that Girl?||Mr. Enduque's mistress||Viva Films|
|2010||Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Ina Montecillo||Star Cinema|
|2009||Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round||Sunshine Sicat||Star Cinema|
|BFF: (Best Friends Forever)||Frances||Star Cinema|
|2008||Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat||President Ina Montecillo||Star Cinema|
|Ikaw Pa Rin: Bongga Ka Boy!||Dra. Baby Holmes||Viva Films|
|2007||Pasukob||Julia San Miguel||Regal Films|
|Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo||Georgia Quizon||Star Cinema Viva Films|
|2006||Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice||Love||Imus Productions|
|2005||Shake, Rattle & Roll 2k5||Ispiritista||Regal Films|
|2004||Volta||Perla Magtoto/Volta||Star Cinema|
|Ang Tanging Ina||Ina Montecillo||Star Cinema|
|2000||Bakit Ba Ganyan? (Ewan Ko nga ba, Darling)|
|1999||Kiss Mo 'Ko||Pola|
|Ms. Kristina Moran, Ang Babaeng Palaban||Ms. Kristine Moran|
|It's Cool Bulol|
|1997||Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot||Kiry|
|Computer Kombat||Mama Tasining|
|1994||Darna: Ang Pagbabalik|
|1993||Bulag, Pipi at Bingi||Cinderella|
|1992||Guwapings: The First Adventure||Vivian|
|Shake, Rattle & Roll IV||Astrude|
|1991||Shake, Rattle & Roll III||Dezzi Rae|
|Underage Too||Yaya Kristina|
|1990||Wooly Booly 2: Ang Titser Kong Alien|
|Bakit Kay Tagal ng Sandali?|
|Rocky n Rolly: Suntok Sabay Takbo|
|1989||Romeo Loves Juliet... But Their Families Hate Each Other!|
|Wooly Booly: Ang Classmate Kong Alien|
|Gawa Na Ang Balang Para sa Akin|
|1988||Regal Shocker: The Movie||Marida|
|1987||Mga Syanong Parak||Lalang|
|Dalawang Larawan ng Pag-ibig||Kris Ananie|
|1985||Sana Kahit Minsan||Jenny Mae|
|Year||Title||Role(s)||Type of Role||Network|
|2016||Magpakailanman: Anak, Saan Kami Nagkamali?||Mercy||Episode guest||GMA Network|
|2016–present||Hay, Bahay!||Lav||Co-lead role|
|2016||Laff, Camera, Action!||Herself / Come-director||Main role|
|2015/2016||Eat Bulaga Presents: Kalyeserye||Doña Barbara "Lola Babah" Laticia Rockefeller Vda. de Faulkerson||Recurring role/Antagonist|
|2015–present||Sunday PinaSaya||Herself||Regular cast|
|2015||Celebrity Bluff||Herself / Celebrity Gangnamm||Guest appearance|
|Magpakailanman: Mga Anak Ng Aking Asawa||Leda||Episode guest|
|Sunday All Stars||Herself||Guest Performer|
|Let the Love Begin||Jenina "Jeni" Magtanggol-Pontenciano / DJ Jeni / DJ Bebeyoncé||Supporting role|
|Sabado Badoo||Herself||Guest appearance|
|2014||Dingdong and Marian Royal Wedding||Herself / Veil Sponsor||Wedding guest|
|Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel||Banak||Supporting role||ABS-CBN|
|2013||Bet on Your Baby||Herself||Contestant|
|Wansapanataym: Moomoo Knows Best||Joanna||Episode guest|
|Startalk||Herself||Guest appearance||GMA Network|
|TodaMax||Vangie "Ate Van" Batumbakal||Main role||ABS-CBN|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Susana||Episode guest|
|2012||TodaMax||Nurse Aina||Guest appearance|
|It's Showtime||Herself / Judge||Guest appearance|
|Wako Wako||Dyosa Marishka||Co-lead role|
|2011-2012||My Binondo Girl||Zenaida "Zheny" Dimaguiba-Sy||Supporting role|
|2011||Maria la del Barrio||Casilda Dimaculangan†||Special participation|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya||Susana||Episode guest|
|2010||Showtime||Herself / Judge||Guest appearance|
|Your Song: Maling Akala||Buena Cobangbang||Episode guest|
|M3: Malay Mo Ma-develop||Kring Kring||Lead role|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Xylophone||Alice||Episode guest|
|2010-2013||Pilipinas Got Talent||Herself||Judge|
|2009-2010||Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Pepeng Agimat||Gloring Dimaanta||Main role|
|2009||Maalaala Mo Kaya||Bining||Episode guest|
|2009-2010||May Bukas Pa||Delilah||Recurring role|
|2009||Ruffa & Ai||Herself||Co-hostess|
|2008-2009||I Love Betty La Fea||Julia Pengson / Julia Tingson||Main role|
|2008||Volta||Perla Magtoto / Volta||Lead role|
|2007||Princess Sarah||Rama Dass||Main role|
|ASAP||Herself / Performer||Guest appearance|
|2006||Love Spell: Pasko Na, Santa Ko||Satana||Episode guest|
|2006-2007||Super Inggo||Bugan "Halimaw sa Banga"||Main role / Antagonist|
|2006||Bituing Walang Ningning||Adora Pineda||Main role|
|2005-2006||My Juan and Only||Mercy||Co-lead role|
|Entertainment Konek||Herself||Lead hostess|
|2004||Morning Star||Herself||Lead hostess|
|2003-2005||Ang Tanging Ina||Ina Macaspac||Lead role|
|2002||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gown||Ingrid||Episode guest|
|2001-2004||Whattamen||Tita Vicky||Main role|
|2000-2003||Arriba, Arriba!||Venus Arriba||Main role|
|2000||Sing-galing||Herself||Lead hostess||ABC 5|
|1999||Comedy Central Market||Herself||Lead hostess||GMA Network|
|1997-2001||1 For 3||Tamulite a.k.a. Tam||Main role||GMA Network|
|1994-1995||Salo-Salo Together (SST)||Herself||Co-hostess|
|1991-1994||R.S.V.P.||Herself / Cheenie La Chicka||Lead hostess|
|1975-1987||School||Herself / Maria||Lead hostess||RPN 9 / IBC 13|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Association||Awards and Nominations||Result|
|2015||41st Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actress (My Bebe Love)||Nominated|
|38th Gawad Urian Awards||Best Actress (Ronda)||Nominated|
|2013||44th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Phenomenal Box Office Stars
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Darling of the Press||Nominated|
|2012||43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Phenomenal Box Office Stars
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Darling of the Press||Nominated|
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the Year (Enteng Ng Ina Mo)||Nominated|
|43rd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Comedy Box-Office Tandem (Enteng Ng Ina Mo)
with (Vic Sotto)
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the Year (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Nominated|
|2011||42nd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Box-Office Queen (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!))||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV||Female Face of the Night||Won|
|9th Gawad Tanglaw||Presidential Jury Award||Won|
|36th Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines||Best Actress (Enteng Ng Ina Mo)||Nominated|
|FAP Awards||Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Nominated|
|Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Nominated|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress (M3: Malay Mo Ma-develop)||Won|
|25th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Single Performance by an Actress (Maalaala Mo Kaya: Krus)||Won|
|2010||41st Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Box-Office Queen (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!))||Won|
|59th FAMAS Awards||Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!))||Won|
|36th Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines||Best Actress Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)'||Won|
|2009||Golden Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) (Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat)||Nominated|
|FAP Awards||Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat)||Nominated|
|40th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Comedy Box-Office Queen||Won|
|2008||22nd Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress||Nominated|
|24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actress of the year (Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo)||Won|
|2007||21st PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress (Bituing Walang Ningning)||Nominated|
|2004||52nd FAMAS Awards||Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina)||Nominated|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Gameshow Host (Singgaling)||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress (Ang Tanging Ina)||Won|
|2003||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress (Whattamen)||Won|
|35th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation||Box- Office Queen (Ang Tanging Ina)||Won|
|2002||PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Comedy Actress (Whattamen)||Won|
|2000||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Gameshow Host (Singgaling)||Won|
|1999||Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress (Ibang Klase)||Won|
|1998||Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actress||Won|
- Recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice
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- "Right at home at her super sosyal house". Philippine Entertainment Portal. February 24, 2009.
- "PIDC Mabuhay Festival". The Philippine Reporter. July 19, 2008.
- "Ai Ai's search for fairy-tale ending fails again". 20 May 2013. ABS CBN. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "Ai Ai breaks down as she confirms breakup". 19 May 2013. ABS CBN. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "In Tune: Ai Ai delas Alas gears for 'reboot'". Star Cinemas ABS-CBN. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- "OFFICIAL: ADA The EDM Diva Is Ai Ai Delas Alas!". Star Music. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
- "Ai-Ai delas Alas inks contract with GMA Network". GMA News Online.
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- "Ai-Ai delas Alas confirms AlDub will be part of MMFF movie with Vic Sotto". GMA News Online.
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