Chat Silayan

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Chat Silayan
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Maria Rosario Silayan
(1959-07-08)July 8, 1959
Manila, Philippines
Died April 23, 2006(2006-04-23) (aged 46)
Quezon City, Philippines
Years active 1981-2003
Title(s) Binibining Pilipinas 1980
(Winner- Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1980)
Miss Universe 1980
(3rd Runner-Up)
Major
competition(s)
Binibining Pilipinas 1980
(Winner- Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1980)
Miss Universe 1980
(3rd Runner-Up)

Maria Rosario Silayan-Bailon better known as Chat Silayan (July 8, 1959 - April 23, 2006) was a Filipino beauty queen and actress. She won the Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1980 crown and became the Third Runner-up at Miss Universe 1980. A year after her stint in Miss Universe, her acting career began and she became one of the most popular and acclaimed actresses in the Philippines. She was the daughter of theatre and movie actor Vic Silayan and the aunt of Victor Silayan. She retired from acting in 2003 and became active in church activities and worked as a part-time announcer and host for The 700 Club Asia.[1]

Silayan died aged 46 on April 23, 2006 due to colon cancer. She was survived by her husband Michael Bailon and three children, Victor Margheriti, Timothy Bailon, and Micaela Bailon. Her grave is located in Manila Memorial Park, Paranaque City.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

  • Esperanza - Ester (1997–1999)
  • The 700 Club Asia - TV host
  • Student Canteen
  • Swerte sa Siete
  • Maalaala Mo Kaya

Movies[edit]

  • Ang Maestro (1981)
  • Kamakalawa (1981)
  • Cinq Et La Peau (1982)
  • Ang Tapang para sa Lahat! (1982)
  • Kung Tawagin Siya'y Animal (1984)
  • Kailan Tama Ang Mali (1986)
  • Der Commander - Ling (1988)
  • Ompong Galapong (1988)
  • Dyesebel (1990)
  • Ipaglaban Mo! The Movie Part II (Marta - episode 1) (1997)
  • Esperanza The Movie - Ester (1999)
  • Kung Ako Na Lang Sana (2003)
  • My First Romance (2003)

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