Alfred Vargas

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Alfred Vargas
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from 5th District of Quezon City
Assumed office
June 30, 2013
Preceded by Post created
Member of the Quezon City Council from second district
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2013
Personal details
Born Alfredo Paolo Dumlao Vargas III[1]
(1981-10-24) October 24, 1981 (age 36)[1]
San Juan City, Philippines
Political party Lakas Kampi CMD (2009-2010)
Liberal (2012-2017)[2]
PDP-Laban (2017-present)[2]
Spouse(s) Yasmine Espiritu Vargas
(m. August 16, 2010)
Relations

Patrick Michael "PM" Vargas

Brother
Children 2
Profession
  • TV host
  • actor
  • entrepreneur
  • politician

Alfred Vargas is a Filipino actor and model. He was elected councilor in the 2nd District of Quezon City in 2010. In the year 2013, he was overwhelmingly elected for a Congressional Seat representing the newly created Fifth District of Quezon City. He will seek a re-election in the 2019 elections for the same position.

Biography and Career[edit]

Vargas was born on October 24, 1981 in San Juan City. He is the son of Alfredo Vargas, Jr. and Susana Dumlao Vargas.

He graduated in A.B. Management Economics in Ateneo de Manila University. For his graduate studies, he went to the University of the Philippines Diliman to pursue a master's degree in public administration. He began his career as a member of ABS-CBN Star Magic (formerly Star Circle) acting workshop Batch 10. From there, he had his TV role in the drama soap opera, Pangako Sa'yo, from the same network. But this Ateneo de Manila graduate was acting in theatre long before the talent scouts lured him into television.

His breakthrough role came in the film Bridal Shower. After this, Vargas moved to the GMA Network where he featured in three shows in Philippine television: the daytime drama series, Daisy Siete, the fantasy series, Encantadia (as Aquil), and its prequel series Etheria (as Amarro, Aquil's father).

He played the leading role on the GMA daytime series Muli, opposite the Malaysian actress Carrie Lee and Marian Rivera as well as being part of the cast of Impostora in 2007. In 2008, he worked again with Marian Rivera in Dyesebel. He is also part of the upcoming installment of Una Kang Naging Akin co-starring Angelika dela Cruz, in which he plays "Ronnie".

His most recent movie projects include Status: Single and When I Met U. He is set to do an indie film, Amamanhig. In 2009, he appeared in All About Eve where he is reunited with his Impostora castmates Sunshine Dizon, Iza Calzado, and Mark Anthony Fernandez. He then made a villainous turn when he played the pirate captain Lima Wong in Zorro. He went on to play "Gabriel" in Darna but had to leave the series as he applied for candidacy for councilor.

In 2010 Alfred Vargas was reappearing in "Darna", becoming a successful reporter. In December 2010 he returned to ABS-CBN and did projects for the network, without contract as he is a public servant and cannot be exclusive.In January 2017 he returned to his home network GMA Network and it will serve as Vargas comeback project after being on a hiatus for 2 years. This led to a familiar role as "Amarro", the father of Aquil in Encantadia's remake.

Politics[edit]

In Quezon City local elections for District 2 on May 11, 2010, he was elected city councilor, with the second-highest number of votes in the district.[3]

Vargas won for the Congress in 2013, due to reapportioning from 2nd district to newly created 5th district of Quezon City which consist parts of Novaliches area, under the administration (LP/NP/NPC/NUP) coalition. His opponent is former old 2nd district Representatives Annie Rosa Susano (of Lakas) and Dante Liban (of the United Nationalist Alliance).

In 2016, Vargas ran for another term and was unopposed. He garnered 85% of the votes, a very high statistic considering he was an unopposed candidate.

He left the Liberal Party in 2017.[2] Afterwards joining the PDP-Laban, the current ruling party under President Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2002 Pangako Sa 'Yo Dyno Zuryete [4][1]
2003 Tipong Pinoy Himself - Host
2003 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Lauro
2004 Marinara Felipe
2005 Encantadia Aquil
2005 Love to Love Mike
2005 Etheria Amarro
2006 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Aquil
2006 I Luv NY Sebastian Santos
2006 Komiks Presents: Kapitan Aksyon Kapitan Aksyon
2006 Ang Pagbabago Himself - Host
2007 Magic Kamison Jaren Absede
2007 Muli Lukas Estadilla
2007 Impostora Carlos Pambide
2007 Sine Novela: My Only Love Emman Angeles
2008 ESP Dave
2008 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Erebus
2008 Sine Novela: Una Kang Naging Akin Ronnie Bautista
2009 Dear Friend Ron Episode: "Karibal"
2009 All About Eve Warren Bautista
2009 Zorro Captain Lima Wong
2009 Mars Ravelo's Darna Gabriel Ramirez
2011 Pablo S. Gomez's Mutya Prince Irvin
2011 Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Mario Reyes
2012 Lorenzo's Time Dr. Carlos Ramirez
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya Lenny Episode: "Gayuma"
2013 Wansapanataym Mr. Perez Episode: "Si Pam Pabaya At Ang Mahiwagang Goldfish"
2015 Magpakailanman Edgardo Episode: "Ang Batang Isinilang Sa Bilangguan" with Gwen Zamora
2017 Encantadia Amarro
2017 Tadhana Joshua Pettigrew
2018 Santa Santita

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
2003 Liberated James
2004 Bridal Shower Joebert Pugeda [1]
2005 Bikini Open
2005 Ang Lagusan
2006 I Wanna Be Happy
2006 Gigil Felix
2006 Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah: Ze Moveeh Dodong
2007 Faces of Love
2007 Banal Jayson Ramos
2009 Status: Single Sean [1]
2009 When I Met U Albert [1]
2009 Colorum Simon Madriga
2011 Amamanhig Ben Jalandoni
2012 Supremo Andres Bonifacio [5]
2015 Felix Manalo Prudencio Vasquez
2016
2017 Ang Guro Kong 'Di Marunong Magbasa

Awards[edit]

  • 2nd Golden Screen Entertainment TV Awards of Enpress - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama series for Encantadia (nominated, tied with Pen Medina)
  • Gawad Urian - Best Supporting Actor for Bridal Shower (nominated)
  • Golden Screen Award - Breakthrough Performance by an Actor for Bridal Shower (won)
  • 2012 35th Gawad Urian Awards - Best Actor (Pinakamahusay na Pangunahing Aktor) for Teoriya (nominated)

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