Christine Jacob

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Christine Jacob
Christine Marie Sotto Jacob

(1967-04-30) April 30, 1967 (age 56)
Occupation(s)Actress, TV host, newscaster
Years active1990–present
SpouseFrancisco Sandejas

Christine Sotto Jacob-Sandejas (born April 30, 1967) known professionally as Christine Jacob, is a Filipina swimmer, actress, TV host, and newscaster.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Manila, Philippines to a German American father George Jacob and a former TV host Rosemarie (née Sotto), and grew up in the United States in her elementary years.


Her parents are the ones behind her swimming talent. She and her family returned to the Philippines in 1980s and she joined Southeast Asian Games in Singapore in 1983, and then competed in the swimming competition in the 1984 Summer Olympics. After joining athletics, she was requested by her aunt to co-host in Eat Bulaga! in 1990 (then airing on ABS-CBN) as her aunt knew that Christine's mother was also a TV host. She became a news caster for PTV while hosting Eat Bulaga!, where she had a short-lived relationship with the main host Mr. Vic Sotto (no blood relationship to Christine's mother). After her contract with APT Entertainment and TAPE Inc. (producer of Eat Bulaga!) expired, Christine hosted its rival, Magandang Tanghali Bayan, in ABS-CBN (Eat Bulaga is already airing in GMA Network). She stopped hosting in showbiz in 2001 when she got pregnant with her first child with husband, Francisco "Paco" Sandejas, the brother of Manu Sandejas (Agot Isidro's husband). After 4 years, GMA Network gave her her very own TV show Mobile Kusina as GMA knew that she came from the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga, which GMA airs. This show ended in early 2007.




Year Title Network
2018–present Wholesome Meals, Better Life CNN Philippines
2017–present New Day
2015–2017 Real Talk
2012 Game GMA News TV
2009–2012 Full Time Moms Q/GMA News TV (now GTV)
2007 Here Comes the Bride Q
2005–2007 Mobile Kusina GMA Network
1998–2001 Magandang Tanghali Bayan ABS-CBN
1991–1998 Eat Bulaga! ABS-CBN then GMA Network
1990–1995 News on 4 PTV
1995–1997 GMA Supershow GMA Network


  • 1991 PMPC Star Awards for Television "Best New TV Personality" (Eat Bulaga! / ABS-CBN 2)
  • 2006 PMPC Star Awards for Television "Best Educational Show Host" (Mobile Kusina / GMA 7)

External links[edit]


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Christine Jacob". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020.