Cory Quirino

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Cory Quirino
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Cory Quirino, Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli store, Binondo, Manila
Born Socorro Alicia Rastrollo Quirino
(1953-08-11) August 11, 1953 (age 63)
Occupation Presenter
Parent(s) Tomas Quirino (Father)
Nena Rastrolio (Mother)

Socorro Alicia "Cory" Rastrollo Quirino (born August 11, 1953) is a Filipino TV Host, author and beauty pageant titleholder. She is a former licensee and national director of Miss World Philippines and Mister World. She is also a council member of one of the branch offices of the Philippine Red Cross.

Early life[edit]

Quirino is the third child of Tomas Quirino|Tomas "Tommy" Quirino and Conchita Rastrollo. She is also the granddaughter of Philippine president Elpidio Quirino.[1]


Quirino began her broadcasting career in the 1980s when she hosted the late-night talk show Oh No, It's Johnny! for the Philippine TV network RPN (Radio Philippines Network) (now CNN Philippines). Eventually, she hosted her own show Citiline, a weekly travel and fitness show that aired on Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports+Action), a subsidiary of the ABS-CBN network.

During an out-of-town shoot for Citiline, Cory Quirino and her entourage were abducted by bandits. This incident was chronicled in her book Waiting for the Light as well as the movie The Cory Quirino Kidnap: INBI Files, which starred award-winning actors, Ara Mina and Alessandra de Rossi. Citiline was eventually re-titled as The Good Life with Cory Quirino.[2]

Aside from Waiting for the Light, Cory Quirino wrote a series of best-seller books titled Forever Young,,[3] which feature beauty and health tips as well as her own workout programs.

She also made a fitness video titled Cory Quirino’s Celebrity Workout for Beginners.

Quirino hosts the Sunday morning television program The Good Life with Cory Quirino and the radio show Ma-Beauty Po Naman.[4] She writes a weekly health and fitness column, Inside Out, for the Philippine Daily Inquirer's newspaper and website.[5]

As a beauty and wellness guru, she maintains a store called Cory Quirino World of Wellness in Greenhills Shopping Center, a well-known shopping landmark, located in San Juan, Metro Manila .[6]

She was inducted as a Celebrity Inductee at the Eastwood City Walk Of Fame Philippines 2014 for contributing her hosting job on TV & also endorsing.

Charity work[edit]

Quirino is currently a member of Board of Trustee and Over-all Chair of "Alay sa PGH" fund-drive of the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation[7] As national director for Miss World in the Philippines, she intends to do more charity work.

On April 17, 2013, she was also elected and inducted as one of the new council members of the Philippine Red Cross - Rizal Chapter - Muntinlupa Branch. She has committed her full support in helping raise more funds for the various humanitarian activities of the Philippine Red Cross.


Quirino graduated from Philippine Women's University in Quezon City, with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management.


Television shows[edit]



  • Ma-Beauty Po Naman (2004–present)


  • The Cory Quirino Kidnap: NBI Files (2003)


  • Cory Quirino’s Celebrity Workout for Beginners (1998)


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