Buwi Meneses

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Buwi Meneses
Birth name Buhawi Francia Meneses
Born (1976-06-04) June 4, 1976 (age 42)
Manila, Philippines
Genres Rock, hard rock, alternative rock, funk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar, Backing vocals (occasionally)
Years active 1993–present
Labels Universal, MCA Music, Inc.
Associated acts Parokya ni Edgar, Franco

Buhawi "Buwi" Francia Meneses (born June 4, 1976) is a Filipino bassist for the band Parokya ni Edgar,[1] and formerly for Franco.


Meneses is the second of four children and only son of breast cancer activist Danny Valenzuela Meneses and the late Rosa Francia-Meneses.

Meneses took up Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. During his second year in the program, he stopped schooling and at the same time took care of his ill mother as she was diagnosed with breast cancer that same year. Not long after, Meneses joined his childhood friends to form Parokya ni Edgar and pursue a music career.

He won the "Bassist of the Year" award at the NU Rock Awards in 1999 and also wrote the topseller Parokya ni Edgar song “Mr. Suave” in their 2003 album Bigotilyo.

Meneses was one of the castaways for GMA-7's Celebrity Edition of Survivor Philippines in August 2010. He was the 4th castaway to be voted out.

Personal life[edit]

Meneses is married to Febe Meneses who previously worked for GMA-7's Startalk. They have three sons.[2] He is a member of Tau Gamma Phi fraternity in the Philippines along with band mate Darius Semaña.

In late 2015, Meneses went on hiatus, relocating with his family in USA.


With Parokya ni Edgar[edit]

With Franco[edit]


Year Title Role Network
2010 Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown Himself/Castaway GMA 7 Kapuso