Cielito del Mundo

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Cielito del Mundo
Born Cielito del Mundo
July 4, 1935
Manila , Philippine Islands
Died (aged 80)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Cause of death Stroke, Brain tumor
Other names Mahal
The Queen of Public Service
Occupation TV host, actress, singer
Years active 1960s–1990s

Cielito del Mundo (July 4, 1935 – January 9, 2016), also known as Mahal, was a Filipina singer, actress, civic leader, politician and television host. She was one of the original hosts of Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko in 1975, Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko is the longest running public service television program in the country aired on GMA Network. She was also the host of "Mahal", a similar public service program aired on Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC-13), while acting as the chairman of her own foundation, the Mahal Foundation. Mahal also entered the politics when she was elected as councilor of Quezon City's 4th District.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Del Mundo died on January 9, 2016, while in coma in a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona after she suffered massive stroke and brain tumor.[1] Mahal's remains will not be buried in Manila.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Films[edit]

  • Langit Pa Rin Kita (1967)[3]
  • Basta Bisaya (1970)[3]
  • Mga Ibong Pipit (1984)[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martinez-Belen, Crispina (8 January 2016). "Prayers needed for Mahal". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Former 'Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko' host Mahal Del Mundo passes away at 80" (in Filipino). GMA News Online. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Santiago, Ervin (11 January 2016). "Former Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko host Cielito 'Mahal' del Mundo dies at 80" (in Filipino). Pep.ph. Retrieved 11 January 2016.