Chiquito (actor)

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Born Agusto Valdez Pangan Sr.
(1932-03-12)March 12, 1932
Manila, Philippines
Died July 2, 1997(1997-07-02) (aged 65)
Makati City, Philippines
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1945–1997
Parent(s) Manuel Pangan and Remedios Valdez

Augusto Valdez Pangan, Sr. (March 12, 1932 – July 2, 1997), better known as Chiquito, was a popular Filipino actor appearing mainly in comedy films.


Chiquito was born Augusto Valdez Pangan, Sr., in Manila. His entertainment career began at the age of 13, when he appeared in a major musical production at the Manila Grand Opera House. In the next several years, he was a fixture in the Manila bodabil circuit, popular for his skill in dancing the boogie-woogie.[1]

Chiquito was befriended by Fernando Poe, Sr., and with Poe's assistance, started a film career.[1] He broke into films with Sanggano from Palaris Pictures. He would star in over a hundred films, mostly comedies, in the next 5 decades. He brought to life on film several memorable comic characters, such as the Larry Alcala creation Asiong Aksaya, the caveman Barok, Charley the mute in Bamboo Gods And Iron Men and the quack doctor Mang Kepweng. He established his own production company, Sotang Bastos Productions, named after his favorite film role from the 1950s. He would ride on the crest of ever popular comedy spoofs of Hollywood genres such as the gangster film and the western. In one of these Western spoofs, 1970's The Arizona Kid, he co-starred with the sometime Hollywood sex symbol Mamie Van Doren. Chiquito also portrayed the very first male version of Darna in the film Terebol Dobol, preceding Dolphy, who only later came out with his own "portrayal" of the superheroine in Darna Kuno.[2]

In 1984, Chiquito was nominated for a FAMAS Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Lovingly Yours Helen, a film dramatization of the radio and GMA television show hosted by Helen Vela.[1]

Chiquito also entered into local politics. He was elected three times as member of the local council of Makati City, serving from 1969 to 1972, 1988 to 1992, and from 1995 until his death. He also served a brief stint as Vice-Mayor of Makati. In 1992, Chiquito made an unsuccessful bid to the Senate of the 9th Congress.

In 1994, Chiquito made a brief showbiz comeback when he teamed up with rapper-comedian Andrew E. in the movie "Pinagbiyak na Bunga (Lookalayk)" under Viva Films. The movie was a big success and later on had a television spin-off that same year entitled "Puno't Bunga" aired over GMA Network. He later had supporting roles in movies like "Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko" (opposite Janno Gibbs), "Bangers" (with Joey de Leon and Andrew E.), and "Strict ang Parents Ko" (with Amanda Page).

Personal life[edit]

At present, his wife Vilma Pangan lives at their house in Daly City, California with son Augusto "Gus" Pangan, Jr. Chiquito has nine grandchildren. Each male born in generations bear their granddad’s name, Augusto, Augusto Pardo-----Marco Augusto, Ethan August, and Augusto Richo the first among all the grandsons.

Augusto "Chiquito" Pangan is the second son of Manuel Pangan and Remedios Valdez. His siblings are Rene, Carmencita (Chita), Soledad (Soly), Manolito (Lito), half sibling Sylvia: half siblings Josefina (Finina), Agustin (Boy), Ernesto (Ernie), Teresa (Tes), Roberto (Bobet), and Dolores (Dolly).


Chiquito died at age 65 due to liver cancer at the Makati Medical Center on July 2, 1997.


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  • 1947 - Sanggano
  • 1957 - Phone Pal
  • 1957 - Lutong Makaw
  • 1958 - Be My Love
  • 1958 - Fighting Tisoy
  • 1958 - Obra-Maestra
  • 1958 - Mr. Basketball
  • 1958 - Atrebida
  • 1958 - Lo'Waist Gang at si Og sa Mindoro
  • 1958 - 4 na Pulubi
  • 1962 - Gorio and his Jeepney
  • 1980 - Kape't Gatas
  • 197? - Estremelenggoles
  • 1976-1977 - Mang Kepweng
  • 1976 - International Playboy
  • 1977 - Ulong Pugot (Naglalagot)
  • 1976 – Boss, Basta Ikaw, Wa Na Ko Sey
  • 1976 – Oo Nga't Pangit, Pero Lintik
  • 1976 – Barok (HPS Film Productions)
  • 1977 – Tinimbang Ka, Bakit Husto
  • 1977 – Herkulas (DSF Films)
  • 1977 – Mr Wong And The Bionic Girls (EDS Productions
  • 1977 - Ang Darling Ko'y Aswang (Tower Productions
  • 1977 – Asiong Aksaya (GP Films
  • 1978 – Agent Playboy, Alyas Jeproks (EDS)
  • 1978 – Kaming Patok Na Patok (D’Wonder Films
  • 1978 – Block Busters (Rimar)
  • 1978 – Peter Matipid [sometimes listed as Pete Matipid] (Archer Productions)
  • 1978 or 1980 – Eto Na Naman Si Asiong Aksaya (GP Films)
  • 1979 – Voltes V (Sining Silangan)
  • 1979 – Tatay Na Barok (Archer Productions)
  • 1979 – Mang Kepweng (GP Films)
  • 1980 - Zodiac Connection [UNCONFIRMED] (Sotang Bastos Productions
  • 1980 – Six Million Centavo Man (GPS Films Production/Pablo Santiago Films)
  • 1980 - Peter Maknat (Archer Productions)
  • 1980 - Lasing Master/“Drunken Master” (Emperor Films International)
  • 1980 - Si Ali-masag sa Maynila/“Ali-Masag in Manila” (Mercedes Films)
  • 1980 – Inong, Taxi Driver (Royal Flush)
  • 198? - Mang Kepweng And Son
  • 1980 - Goriong Butete/“Tadpole Gorio” (Sampaguita Pictures – final production)
  • 1980 - Kape’t Gatas (Larry Santiago Productions)
  • 1981 - Takbo Pete... Takbo (Archer Productions)
  • 1981 – Adiong Bulutong (Archer Productions)
  • 1981 – Rocky Tu-Log (Emperor Films International)
  • 1981 - Familia Antik (Doris Productions)
  • 1981 – Tacio (Memorex Films)
  • 1981 – Kumander Surot (Emperor)
  • 1982 – Mr Wong Meets Jesse & James (LG Films International)
  • 1982 – Peter Makulit (Archer Productions)
  • 1983 – E.T.... Is Estong Tutong Extra-Tapang...Ng Mukha! (Archer Productions)
  • 1983 - Estong Tutong, Ikalawang Yugto
  • 1983 – Mga Alagad Ng Kuwadradong Mesa
  • 1984 – Kung Tawagin Siya'y Bahala Na (Archer Productions)
  • 1984 - Lovingly Yours, Helen: The Movie (BSH)
  • 1985 – Nagalit Ang Patay Sa Haba Ng Lamay (D’Player)
  • 1985 - Magbiro Ka Sa Lasing, Huwag Sa Bagong Gising (JPM/Prima)
  • 1986 – Rocky Four-Ma (Bo-Mel)
  • 1986 - The Buelta Force
  • 1988 – Code Name: Black & White (ABA) as Blacky
  • 1989 - Legend of the Lost Dragon (Archer Productions)
  • 1994 – Ang Pagbabalik Ni Pedro Penduko (Viva Films)
  • 1994 - Pinagbiyak Na Bunga (Viva Films)
  • 1995 - Bangers (Viva Films)
  • 1995 – Ang Syota Kong Balikbayan (FPJ Productions)
  • 1996 - Strict Ang Parents Ko (Neo Films)


In 1984, Chiquito was nominated for a FAMAS Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Lovingly Yours Helen, a film dramatization of the radio and GMA television show hosted by Helen Vela.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ma. Lourdes Maniquis; Lena Pareja (1994). "Philippine Film". In Nicanor Tiongson. CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art VIII (1st ed.). Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines. pp. 219–220. ISBN 971-8546-31-6. 
  2. ^ "Darna Movie List". Eric Cueto Presents...The Official Marx Ravelo's Darna Website. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 


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