Ethel Booba

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In this Philippine name. The family name is Gabison .
Ethel Booba
Birth name Ethel Gabison
Born (1976-12-17) December 17, 1976 (age 40)
Origin General Santos, South Cotabato, Philippines
Occupation(s) Actress, Comedian, Author
Years active 2001-present
Associated acts GMA Network

Ethyl Gabison (born December 17, 1976, General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines), also known by her stage name Ethel Booba, is a Filipino TV personality, author and comedian. She has also worked in the recording industry.[1]

She is a former talent of GMA Network and was one of the hosts of Extra Challenge. She also guest judged for Kakaibang Idol, a special edition of Philippine Idol.[2]

Before becoming a star, she joined in the singing contest of ABC's, Sing Galing. She defended her title for four weeks and wore glamorous outfits each week. After she lost the title, she signed a contract under GMA Network. She also became one of the housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2. She currently makes several appearances on ABS-CBN.[3]

On September 18, 2016, Gabison launched her first book titled "#Charotism: The Wit and Wisdom of Ethel Booba" at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. She came up with the book after becoming popular on Twitter for her witty and entertaining tweets about various topics; it was published by VRJ Books Publishing.[4][5]



Year Title Role Network
2002 Sing Galing! Contestant ABC 5
2003 Whattamen Guest ABS-CBN
2003-2004 All Together Now Joey GMA-7
2003-2006 Extra Challenge Herself / Host
2005 Bubble Gang's Extra Challenge Episode Herself
2005-2006 Jolog's Guide Host
2006 Show ko, Pasiklaban ng Bayan Herself QTV-11
Homeboy Herself ABS-CBN
Komiks' Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Anggitay
2007 Ysabella Darna
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2 Herself
2008 Wowowee
2009 Talentadong Pinoy Herself / Guest Judge TV5
2010 Utoy Fairy Alipia ABS-CBN
2011 Showtime Herself / Guest Hurado
Face To Face Herself TV5
2012 Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself / Guest ABS-CBN
2013 Wowowillie Co-Host TV5
2014 Boracay Bodies "Diva" / Grand Winner TV5
2016 It's Showtime Celebrity Player (Trabahula segment) ABS-CBN
Gandang Gabi, Vice! Herself / Guest
#LIKE Celebrity Guest GMA-7
KMJS 12 Herself / Featured Guest
Tonight with Boy Abunda Guest ABS-CBN
Minute To Win It: Last Man Standing Celebrity Player
2017 Dear Uge: Remedya Noche Sandra GMA-7


Year Title Role Studio
2005 Sablay ka na, Pasaway ka pa Becky Cine Suerte Production
2006 Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di Baday Regal Films
2007 My Kuya's Wedding Susie
2014 Praybeyt Benjamin 2 Cameo role Star Cinema and Viva Films

Written work[edit]

Year Title Publisher
2016 #Charotism: The Wit and Wisdom of Ethel Booba[6] VRJ Books Publishing


Year Award Category Work Result
2004 18th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress All Together Now (GMA-7) Nominated
Best Reality Competition Program Host (with Phoemela Barranda and Paolo Bediones) Extra Challenge (GMA-7) Won
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Reality Competition Program Host (with Paolo Bediones) Won
2006 20th PMPC Star Awards for TV Won
Female Star of the Night N/A Won


  1. ^ "Ethel Booba marks 33rd birthday". ABS-CBN News. December 17, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ethel Booba's career on the rise". Manila Bulletin. October 17, 2005. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ethel Booba Biography". Pinoy Stop. August 30, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ethel Booba to release own book". ABS-CBN News. August 8, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ethel Booba, napatawad na ang 'babaerong' tatay!". Abante. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ethel Booba to launch book". News Central PH. August 6, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2016.