Jose Manalo

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Jose Manalo
Jose Manalo, Paolo Ballesteros and Wally Bayola.jpg
Jose (left) with Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros, also known as JoWaPao, on their Eat Bulaga! segment "Juan for All, All for Juan"
Birth name Ariel Pagtalonia Manalo
Born (1966-02-12) February 12, 1966 (age 49)
Manila, Philippines
Medium Actor and stand-up comedian
Years active 1994–present
Influences Wally Bayola, Vic Sotto, Jimmy Santos

Ariel Pagtalonia Manalo (born February 12, 1966 in Manila, Philippines), better known as Jose Manalo, is a Filipino actor and comedian. He is best known for appearing regularly on the noon-time variety show Eat Bulaga! on GMA Network.


Manalo first appeared in the afternoon soap Valiente as one of the supporting characters.[1] He later started working behind the scenes as a production assistant on Eat Bulaga!.[2] He then became a comedian and with his friend Wally Bayola, who was also entering show business around the same time, later became a comic duo. He also appeared in several sitcoms on GMA Network like Daddy Di Do Du and Ful Haus, both starring Vic Sotto.

In 2010, Manalo returned to TV5 (formerly ABC 5) for his former sitcom, My Darling Aswang with Vic Sotto & Ritchie Reyes (also known as Ritchie D' Horsie). This was his second television program on TV5 after the show Boyoyongs which formerly aired in 1992.

In 2011, Manalo, along with his comedic partner Bayola, headlined his own TV5 comedy show, The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto and also Jimmy Santos. Manalo also worked with Vic Sotto in movies, like Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! and the MMFF film entry Enteng Ng Ina Mo.

Juan for All, All for Juan: Kalyeserye[edit]

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Further information: Kalyeserye

Beginning in July 2015, Manalo played various roles in Eat Bulaga!'s Kalyeserye including:

  • Frankie A. Arenoli - the rival of Alden for the love of Yaya Dub, played by Maine Mendoza
  • Don Francisco "Franing" Arenoli - Frankie's father
  • Tinidora Zobeyala - one of the triplets alongside Nidora (played by Wally Bayola) and Tidora (played by Paolo Ballesteros)
  • Gasgas Abelgas - the narrator when a Kalyeserye episode ends


In 2012, Jose Manalo's wife lodged a complaint against the comedian for verbal and emotional abuse.[3] In her affidavit, she claimed that the abuse started in 2011 when Manalo had an alleged affair with a member of a popular dance group,[4] rumored to be EB Babe Mergene. Manalo denied the charges of abuse and also his wife's accusations of family abandonment and child neglect.[5] In his official statement, Manalo asserted that he provided support, "financial or otherwise," to his children.[4][6]

In late 2013, however, Manalo's daughter filed a case of violation against her father for failure to provide financial support, which caused her to drop out of school.[7] The following year, his daughter subsequently attempted suicide, citing her family problems and mainly blaming her father as the reason.[8] Manalo had also refuted these allegations by his daughter.[9]



Year Title Role Network
1995 Valiente Nognog GMA Network
1995–present Eat Bulaga! Himself/Co-Host
2001-2007 Daddy Di Do Du Val
2004 Love To Love: Haunted Lovehouse
Magpakailanman: The Bert Marcelo Story Bert Marcelo
2005 Wow Hayop Himself
2005-2007 H3O: Ha Ha Ha Over Himself QTV
2007 Ful Haus Juan Miguel 'Onemig' Palisoc GMA Network
2007 "Marimar" Fulgoso Voice
2009 SRO Cinemaserye Presents: Reunion Ricky Tienes
2010 Panday Kids Mambo
My Darling Aswang Gas TV5
2010-2011 Laugh Or Lose Himself
2011 R U Kidding Me? Himself
2011-2012 The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto Jose de Leoncio
2012–present Celebrity Bluff Himself/Celebrity Gangnammm GMA Network
2013, 2014 Vampire Ang Daddy Ko Ding
2014 Pangalawang Bukas: An Eat Bulaga Lenten Special Alex
2015 Pinagpalang Ama: An Eat Bulaga Lenten Special Jessie
Sabado Badoo Cameo Guest Featured
Sunday PinaSaya Himself/Co-Host


Year Title Role
1997 Daniel Eskultor: Hindi umaatras sa laban
2003 Lastikman
2004 Enteng Kabisote: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Jose
2005 Ispiritista: Itay, May Moomoo! George
2005 Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues Jose/ Verdana
2006 Oh My Ghost!
2006 Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On Jose
2007 Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko...The Beginning of the Legend Jose
2007 Atang Family
2008 Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! Nemo
2008 Scaregivers
2008 Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure) Jude
2009 Love on Line Totonio "Tot" Baklaba
2010 Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote Jose
2011 Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! James
2011 Enteng ng Ina Mo Bodyguard Jose
2012 Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako Bodyguard Jose
2012 D' Kilabots Pogi Brothers Weh?! Justine Kilabot
2013 My Little Bossings Parak
2014 My Big Bossing's Adventure
2015 My Bebe Love

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2005 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor[10] Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko... The Legend Continues Won
2012 43rd Box Office Entertainment Awards [11] Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award (with Wally Bayola) Won
Most Popular Male Novelty Singer (with Wally Bayola) Won
Certified Comedy Concert Artist Won
2013 44th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Novelty Singers (with Ryzza Mae Dizon & Wally Bayola)[12] Won
Male Concert Performers of the Year (with Wally Bayola)[12] Won
2014 Dabarkads Awards Best Actor Pangalawang Bukas Won
28th PMPC Star Awards For TV Best Single Performance By An Actor (tied with Arjo Artayde of MMK) Eat Bulaga Lenten Special Presents: Pangalawang Bukas Won


  1. ^ San Diego Jr., Bayani (29 February 2012). "A party for Every Juan". Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Salanga, Elyas Isabelo (16 August 2007). "Comedy's dynamic duos". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Jose Manalo’s Wife Files Complaint Against Him". Showbiz News Phil. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Jose Manalo denies wife's allegations". ABS-CBN News (in en-US). Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  5. ^ "Jose Manalo denies wife's accusations". Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Jose Manalo fervently denies abandoning family for a 'mistress'; requests for privacy". Yahoo News Singapore. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  7. ^ "Jose Manalo faces new suit; daughter demands support". Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  8. ^ "Jose Manalo’s teen daughter attempted suicide twice—report". Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  9. ^ "Jose Manalo speaks up on daughter's alleged suicide attempt". ABS-CBN News (in en-US). Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  10. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2005". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  11. ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  12. ^ a b "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards". Retrieved 2014-05-19.

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