Ara Mina

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The middle name or maternal family name is Pascual and the surname or paternal family name is Reyes.
Ara Mina
Born Hazel Pascual Reyes
(1979-05-09) May 9, 1979 (age 37)
Manila, Philippines
Other names Ara, Tara
Occupation Actress, fashion model, and singer
Years active 1983–present
Partner(s) Patrick Meneses
Children 1
Relatives Cristine Reyes

Hazel Pascual Reyes (born May 9, 1979), better known by her screen name Ara Mina, is a Filipina actress, fashion model and singer. She won the Golden Screen Award in 2004 for Best Actress in a drama in the Philippines for her role as Luna in Minsan Pa. Mina is also known for her roles in the films Mano Po and Huling Birhen sa Lupa, the two of which that have given her acting trophies in the past.[which?]

Mina has appeared on the television shows Bubble Gang, Prinsesa ng Banyera, and Totoy Bato. She also played the role of Glacilda Bautista in Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?.[1] Mina has also starred as Josie Ramirez in the afternoon drama Yesterday's Bride on GMA Network. In 2013, she has appeared in the drama anthologies of networks ABS-CBN and GMA, Maalaala Mo Kaya and Magpakailanman, respectively, and has also made guest appearances on Wansapanataym on ABS-CBN and Startalk on GMA.

Personal life[edit]

She is the daughter of Chuck Mathay, a former Philippine congressman from Quezon City. Her half-sister Cristine Reyes is also an actress with ABS-CBN.

On December 17, 2014, Mina gave birth to a daughter, Amanda Gabrielle Meneses, her first child with Bulakan mayor, Patrick Meneses.[2]



Year Title Role Network
2016 Karelasyon Lorraine GMA Network
Yan Ang Morning! Herself
Pepito Manaloto Geena
Tasya Fantasya TV5
2015 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (season 5) One of the 20 Lucky Stars/Briefcase #4 ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol
2014 Trenderas Diane San Miguel TV5
Wansapanataym: Enchanted House Dorothy Barin ABS-CBN
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Double Bass Liezel
Wansapanataym: Dolly Daldal Lisa
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Drawing Shirley
Teen Gen Violeta "Violet" Bernardo-Torres GMA Network
Magpakailanman: The Wally Bayola Story Riza
2012 Yesterday's Bride Josie Ramirez
P.S. I Love You Cassandra TV5
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tulay Ester ABS-CBN
Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum Rhea Bustillos TV5
I Dare You Herself (Challenger) ABS-CBN
Showtime Guest
Untold Stories Mula sa Face to Face TV5
2010 Ilumina Elsa Sebastian GMA Network
2009 Sine Novela: Tinik Sa Dibdib Trixie Veneracion-Marquez (deceased; she replaced into Sheryl Cruz as Rita Domingo)
Sine Novela: Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? [1] Glacilda Bautista
Carlo J. Caparas' Totoy Bato [3] Elena Magtanggol (Special Guest Role)
2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Dagat Leah ABS-CBN
Ligaw na Bulaklak Janet / Jennifer Alegro
2007 Prinsesa ng Banyera Cassandra Ynares / Elena
Bubble Gang Herself GMA Network
Lupin Sister Anna Nicole
2006 Magpakailanman
2005 Mars Ravelo's Darna Dyesebel (Special Guest Role)
2004 Mulawin Vultura / Violeta / Veronica
Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man Destiny
2002 Kung Mawawala Ka Lucinda Montemayor
2000 Kiss Muna Ara
1997 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila Herself / Co-host ABS-CBN
1986 That's Entertainment Herself GMA Network


Ayos na ang Kasunod (2000)


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Mano Po Won [4]
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Mulawin Nominated


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