Madam Auring

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Madam Auring
Born Aurea Sabalboro
1940 or 1941
Sampaloc, Manila, Philippine Commonwealth
Occupation Actress, astrological consultant, politician

Madam Auring (born Aurea Sabalboro in Sampaloc, Manila) is a fortune teller and actress from the Philippines.[1][2] According to her own account, she was one of "the five most famous women in Asia in the 1990s"[3]

Early life[edit]

The daughter of Luciana Damian and Jaime Sabalboro, Aurea Sabalboro grew up in a poor family and was not educated beyond elementary school.[4] When she was 23, her father forced her to marry Ramon Ertelo, a young architect who took her to his home after a party.[3][4] The couple had four children before their marriage ended. Madam Auring bore two more children as a result of later relationships. She has a son from her previous relationship with Patrick Joseph Banez.[4]


Auring shot to fame when she correctly predicted Amparo Muñoz winning the 1974 Miss Universe title.[4] Due to this event, she gained popularity, causing the boxer Muhammad Ali, who was in Manila at that time due to the "Thrilla in Manila" boxing event, to seek her advice. The American fortune teller, Phyllis Bury had predicted Ali's loss against Joe Frazier but Auring correctly predicted his win. As a result, Ali gave her the nickname "Madam Auring".[4]

After this success, well-known personalities such as First Lady Imelda Marcos, Nora Aunor, Fernando Poe, Jr., President Joseph Estrada, Rolando Navarette, and Hollywood actors Robert Duvall and Franco Nero would later seek her advice. She fell in love with Larry Holmes, with whom she had a relationship before he was married to his girlfriend in the United States.[4]

Her other notable predictions included that of President Fidel V. Ramoswin over rival Miriam Defensor Santiago, the death of starlet Claudia Zobel; the full and unimpeached term of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and the break-up of Shalani Soledad and President Benigno Aquino III in 2010.[5]

Besides being a fortune teller, Auring also worked as an actress, including a role where she starred together with the disqualified presidential candidate, Eddie Gil.[6]


Year Title
1987 Family Tree
1992 Kahit Minsan
1999 Hinahanap-hanap kita
2000 Masarap habang mainit
2004 I Will Survive
2005 Pelukang itim: Agimat ko ito for victory again
2005 Bikini Open
2006 Reyna: Ang makulay na pakikipagsapalaran ng mga achucherva, achuchuva, achechenes...
2007 Love Spell
2007 Apat dapat, dapat apat: Friends 4 lyf and death
2008 Manay po 2: Overload
2008 Iskul Bukol: 20 Years After (The Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure)
2011 Tunay na Buhay


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