John Lapus

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John Lapus
Shake, Rattle and Roll XV Official Trailer - John Lapus.jpg
Jonathan Anthony Solis Lapus

(1973-07-07) July 7, 1973 (age 47)
Other namesJohn Lapus, Sweet
Alma materUniversity of Santo Tomas
OccupationHost, actor, comedian, SPLA agent
Years active1993–present
Star Magic
Viva Artists Agency
GMA Network

Jonathan Anthony Solis Lapus (or known as John Lapus or Sweet, born July 7, 1973) is a Filipino actor, host, director and comedian. Lapus known for his several various roles such as in Shake, Rattle & Roll.


Stiph Oblina (Screen Name: John Lapus) is son of showbiz columnist, the late Jojo Lapus (1943–2006). Lapus started his career in 1993 and worked as a researcher of ABS-CBN's Showbiz Lingo. He is also an alumnus of University of Santo Tomas, where he was an active member of Teatro Tomasino. He appeared in numerous ABS-CBN shows and often moonlighted as Creative Consultant for the network's film arm, Star Cinema. His nickname "Sweet" was named after his character in a sitcom Arriba, Arriba!. In 2006, he transferred to GMA Network, joining S-Files after his assignments at ABS-CBN dwindled. When S-Files was cancelled by the network he was named main host of Showbiz Central together with Pia Guanio and Raymond Gutierrez. Since then, his career has experienced resurgence. He has planned to portray the villain character Ida in Zaido but Paolo Ballesteros was chosen for this character. Lapus won two awards namely, Best Male Stand-Up Comic in Aliw Awards 2006 and Best Game Show Host (along with Ai-Ai de las Alas) for ABC-5 now TV5's Sing Galing in PMPC Star Awards 2004.

Lapus is openly gay. He returned to his originally home network ABS-CBN but in 2012, he was still in GMA for joining the cast of Makapiling Kang Muli. He had been cast first at Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig, Kahit Konting Pagtingin and now at Mirabella which he was known as the foster father Paeng Robles.[1]






Year Organization Category Nominated work Remarks Ref
2012 Comedy Actor of the Year; 43rd Box-Office Entertainment Awards 2012[3]


  1. ^ Vanzi, Sol Jose (4 November 2002), "Boy Abunda: Sweet Vindication", Philippine Headline News Online, retrieved 2008-02-08
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  3. ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title" Archived 2015-07-01 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  4. ^ "42nd Box-Office Entertainment Awards honors outstanding actors and actresses of 2010". Retrieved 2014-05-21.

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