|Born||Bernard Revilla Palanca, Jr.
December 3, 1976
|Spouse(s)||Meryll Soriano (m. 2006; separated)|
Bernard Palanca, Jr. (born December 3, 1976) is a Filipino host and film/television actor.
Life and career
His maternal grandfather, Armando Goyena (real name: Jose Revilla), was also an actor as is his younger brother, Mico Palanca. He is the son of the Bernard Palanca, Sr, who died when Bernard Jr. was just a child. He is also the grandson of businessman and philanthropist Carlos Palanca, Jr of the prestigious Carlos Palanca Awards. His mother, Pita Revilla-Palanca comes from the Revilla Clan. One of his aunts is former actress/Camay model/jewelry designer Marites Revilla- Araneta. Cita Revilla-Puyat also a Camay model is his aunt. Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, a supermodel and daughter of Marites is his cousin. Tina Revilla-Valencia a former TV host is also his aunt. Another showbiz relation is actor businessman Johnny Revilla married to singer Janet Basco. Bernard is a versatile actor and has worked with all the famous actors and actresses in Philippine Cinema. He has Chinese ancestry from his father's side.
A member of ABS CBN's Star Magic stable, Palanca was part of The Hunks together with Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Diether Ocampo, and Carlos Agassi and the defunct band Bizkit Factory that was featured in the movie Kahit Isang Saglit. He is a Star Magic Batch 5 alumni. Palanca also had hosting stint in the Filipino local music television channel myx on its myx Live! program.
On August 27, 2007, Meryll Soriano gave birth to baby Elijah Pineda (6.5 lbs, 10:01 a.m.) at the Makati Medical Center (MMC). Her mother Bec-Bec Soriano rushed her to MMC and Palanca with mother Pita Revilla-Palanca arrived later, while Willie Revillame promised to pay the bills.
After Palanca and Soriano separated, Palanca dated Jerika Ejerito, daughter of former Philippine President Joseph Ejercito Estrada. Ejercito gave birth to a baby boy named Isaiah Joseph Ejercito Palanca on May 7. Palanca and Ejercito are in good terms of Palanca's former wife Meryl Soriano.
Transfer to GMA Network
Bernard is a member of an ABS-CBN Star Magic talents but he did not renew his contract after the expiration. He decide to fuse on GMA Network and became one of the cast of primetime series Gagambino where he worked with Dennis Trillo, Katrina Halili and Ryza Cenon. After Gagambino Bernard appeared again in the afternoon hit drama series co-starred with Heart Evangelista and JC de Vera in the remake of Ngayon at Kailanman aired on GMA Network.
He got a short role on Philippine remake of Rosalinda. He did a guesting role on GMA's rival station ABS-CBN via May Bukas Pa for a short role. He was a regular cast on GMA's fantasy series called Panday Kids but the management allowed him to do some role on their rival station ABS-CBN's program Rosalka top-billed by Empress Schuck.
|2014||Shake, Rattle & Roll XV||Regal Films|
|2013||Four Sisters and a Wedding||Star Cinema|
|2010||Paano Na Kaya||Star Cinema|
|2008||A Very Special Love||Star Cinema|
|2004||All My Life||Star Cinema|
|2001||Pagdating Ng Panahon||Viva Films|
|2001||Narinig Mo Na Ba Ang Latest?||Star Cinema|
|2001||Sa Huling Paghihintay||Viva Films|
|2000||Bakit Ba Ganyan? (Ewan Ko Nga Ba, Darling)||Viva Films|
|2000||Kahit Isang Saglit||Star Cinema|
|2000||Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin||Viva Films|
|1998||Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay||Star Cinema|
|2015||Pangako Sa 'Yo||Diego Buenavista||ABS-CBN|
|2014||Hawak Kamay||Jacob Caballero|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol||Carlo|
|The Legal Wife||Miguel Zapanta|
|2013||Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala||Greg|
|2011||Babaeng Hampaslupa||young Edward Wong||TV5|
|2010||Endless Love||Raul||GMA Network|
|Panday Kids||James Villafuerte|
|Rosalka||Ramon Sta. Maria||ABS-CBN|
|2009||May Bukas Pa||Manny Montalban / Dadskie|
|Sine Novela: Ngayon at Kailanman||Raphael "Raf" Mendoza|
|2008–2009||Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino||Dr. Martin|
|2006||Your Song Presents: I||Episode Guest|
|Komiks Presents: Vincent||Vincent|
|Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday||Kamatayan|
|2005||Bora: Sons of the Beach||Lenin|
|2003||Masayang Tanghali Bayan||Host/Himself|
|2002||Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay||Anilov Mijares|
|2001||Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan||Alfonso|
- Balitang Marino.com : Individual Entry Archive
- Bernard Palanca - Biography
- GMA NEWS.TV, Meryll Soriano gives birth to baby Elijah