Anjo Yllana

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Not to be confused with Aljo Bendijo, a broadcast journalist in the Philippines..
In this Philippine name. The middle name or maternal family name is Garchitorena and the surname or paternal family name is Yllana.
Anjo Yllana
Born Andrés José Garchitorena Yllana, Jr.
(1968-04-24) April 24, 1968 (age 48)
Parañaque City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Actor, host, comedian, politician
Years active 1986-present
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Spouse(s) Jacqui Manzano
Children Mikaela Yllana
Andee Yllana
Jaime Yllana
Nathan Yllana
Relatives Robbie Yllana (1969-2010; brother)
Jomari Yllana (brother)
Paulie Yllana (brother) Ryan Yllana (brother)

Andrés José Garchitorena Yllana, Jr., better known as Anjo Yllana (born April 24, 1968) is an actor-comedian, television host and politician.

Early life[edit]

Born Andrés José Garchitorena Yllana, Jr. on April 24, 1968, the eldest of four brothers. His younger brothers include Jomari Yllana, Ryan Yllana and Paulie Yllana.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to actress Jacqui Manzano (born March 31, 1981) with 4 children: Mikaela, Andee, Jaime and Nathan. Member of Scouts Royale Brotherhood (SRB) International Service Fraternity and Sorority under the waving banner of Alpha Delta Chapter.

Showbiz life[edit]

He started in showbiz in 1984 from talent manager the late Douglas Quijano and then he was able to join for audition of teen TV variety show "That's Entertainment". after attempting a career as a professional basketball player. He started out by doing support roles in both comedy and drama. He was even nominated by different award-giving bodies as Best Supporting Actor in the movie "Itanong Mo sa Buwan" opposite Jaclyn Jose and directed by Chito Rono.

His turning point in showbiz was in 1990, when he was given the role of Dino Tengco, the retarded son of the crazy politician couple Barbara and Anding Tengco in the ABS-CBN satirical sitcom "Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata". He was awarded Best Comedy Actor by Star Awards in 1992 for his efforts. He was subsequently launched as a solo comedian and had several successful comedy flicks to his name, among them "Dino, Abangan ang Susunod Na..." (his launching movie), "Pempe ni Sara at Pen" (with Kris Aquino and Vandolph) and "Milyonaryong Mini" (with John Estrada and Sheryl Cruz). He also became part of the sitcoms "Ober da Bakod" (GMA Network) and "Palibhasa Lalake" (ABS-CBN). His stint in the latter sitcom cost him his role in "Ober da Bakod" after he decided to become an exclusive ABS-CBN talent.

After "Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata" ended its run, Anjo turned to TV directing via the GMA Network sitcom "M.U.?" which starred his brother Jomari Yllana and Gelli de Belen. Soon after in 1999, he moved to GMA Network after ending his contract with ABS-CBN and started hosting the long-running noontime show "Eat Bulaga!". His former comic tandem with Janno Gibbs in "Ober da Bakod" was revived via "Beh Bote Nga" (1999-2003) and "Nuts Entertainment" (2003-2007). They also appeared together in "Eat Bulaga!" until Janno resigned from the show to start acting in GMA soap operas. His last solo TV show was "Cool Center" where he formed a hilarious tandem with Eugene Domingo from 2008-2009.

He left Eat Bulaga in 2016 due to spent with his family and also his political career as a board member of a newly created district in Quezon City.

Political Life[edit]

Andrés José G. Yllana, Jr.
Member of the Quezon City Council from the 5th district
Assumed office
June 30, 2013
Vice-Mayor of Paranaque City
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Florencio Bernabe
Succeeded by Gustavo Tambuting
Member of the Parañaque City Council from the 2nd district
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2004
Personal details
Born (1968-04-24) April 24, 1968 (age 48)
Paranaque City
Political party United Nationalist Alliance (2012-present)
Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan (2004)
Laban ng Makabayang Masang Pilipino (1998)
Spouse(s) Jacqui Manzano-Yllana
Relations Ryan Yllana (cousin), Jomari Yllana (brother)
Children Mikaela Yllana
Andee Yllana
Jaime Yllana
Nathan Yllana
Residence Quezon City
Occupation actor, politician
Profession actor
Religion Roman Catholic

Anjo started ventured into politics in 1998 when he ran and won as city councilor of the lone district of Paranaque. He was reelected for 2001 and served for a total of two terms before seeking higher office. In 2004, he ran and won the Vice Mayoralty race in the same city. However, in 2007 he lost in his bid for reelection. In 2010, he ran once again for councilor, but lost.
In 2013, he ran for city councilor, this time in the newly created District V of Quezon City, which includes his home barangay, Fairview.



TV series[edit]


  • My Bebe Love: KiligPaMore (2015)
  • Separados (2014) - Tikboy's 1st indie movie
  • My Little Bossings (2013)
  • Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! (2011)
  • Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka fairy, the legend (2004) Pandoy
  • Hari ng Yabang (1997) Vic
  • Isa, Dalawa, Takbo! (1996) Esting
  • Milyonaryong Mini (1996)
  • Ober da bakod 2 (1996)
  • Pulis Patola 2 (1995) Matipid/Kuya Lotpu
  • Best Friends (1995)
  • Si Ayala at si Zobel (1995) Ayala
  • Ober da bakod: The Movie (1994)
  • Chickboy (1994) Raffy
  • Pulis Patola (1993)
  • Dino, abangan ang susunod na... (1993) Dino
  • Gagay: Prinsesa ng brownout (1993) Paul
  • Mama's Boys (1993)
  • Sobra talaga... Overr!! (1993)
  • Guwapings: The First Adventure (1992) Buddy
  • Alabang Girls (1992)
  • Dobol Dribol (1992)
  • Estribo Gang: The Jinggoy Sese Story (1992)
  • Mahal, Saan ka Natulog Kagabi? (1992)
  • Mahirap Maging Pogi (1992)
  • Pretty Boy (1992)
  • Pitong Gamol (1991)
  • Da Young Asyong Aksaya (1991)
  • Joey Boy Munti, 15 anyos ka sa Muntilupa (1991) Boyong
  • Regal Shocker: The Movie ("Pangako") (1991)
  • Shake Rattle and Roll 2 ("Kulam") (1990)
  • Flavor of the Month (1990)
  • Isang Araw Walang Diyos (1989)
  • Rosenda (1989)
  • Kapag Napagod ang Puso (1988)
  • Tagos ng Dugo (1987)
  • Once Upon a Time (1987) Benny
  • Super Islaw and the Flying Kids (1986)


  • Winner, Best Comedy Actor - 1992 PMPC Star Awards For TV


  • Anjo Yllana on IMDB [1]

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