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|Born||Armida Ponce-Enrile Siguion
November 4, 1930
Malabon, Rizal, Philippine Islands
Armida Ponce-Enrile Siguion-Reyna (born 4 November 1930) is a Filipino celebrity, singer, film and stage actress, producer, television show host, and former chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board during the Estrada administration.
Siguion-Reyna is the daughter of the Spanish mestizo lawyer and regional politician Alfonso Ponce Enrile, and is the sister of Irma Potenciano and former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. Siguion-Reyna is the mother of Carlitos Siguion-Reyna.
In the world of operas, Siguion-Reyna performed lead singing roles in “Lucia de Lammermoor,” “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata,” “I Pagliacci,” “The Merry Widow,” and the zarzuela “Ang Mestiza” (The Mestiza).
Siguion-Reyna recorded musical albums such as the two volumes of “Aawitan Kita” (Villar Records), “Armida” (Dyna Records), and “Sa Lungkot at Saya... Aawitan Kita” ("In Sadness and Happiness... I Will Sing For You," Viva Records).
In 1975, Siguion-Reyna was awarded Best Supporting Actress during the Bacolod Film Festival for her performance in the film “Sa Pagitan ng Dalawang Langit” ("In Between Two Heavens").
As a producer, Siguion-Reyna produced and starred in her own 16 mm film musicals entitled “Dung-aw,” “Lakambini,” “Supremo” (on the life on Andrés Bonifacio), “Pagpatak ng Ulan” ("When The Rain Falls"), and “Sisa.” She had two film production companies. Her Pera Films company produced the movies “Laruang Apoy” ("Playing Fire") and “Bilanggong Birhen” ("Jailed Virgin"). She manages Reyna Films Company with her son Carlitos, who was a two-time award recipient.
- Armida Siguion-Reyna, Cultural Heritage, globalpinoy.com