Monsour del Rosario

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Monsour del Rosario
Monsour Del Rosario III 2016.jpg
Del Rosario in 2016
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from the 1st district of Makati
In office
June 30, 2016 – June 30, 2019
Preceded byMonique Lagdameo
Succeeded byRomulo V. Peña Jr.
Member of the Makati City Council from the 1st district
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
Personal details
Manuel Monsour Tabib del Rosario III

(1965-05-11) May 11, 1965 (age 54)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyPDP-Laban (2018-present)
UNA (2013-2018)
Spouse(s)Joy Zapanta
ResidenceMakati, Philippines
Alma materDe La Salle University
OccupationActor, producer, martial artist, politician
Sports career

Manuel Monsour Tabib del Rosario III (born May 11, 1965), best known as Monsour del Rosario, is an former congressman representing the first legislative district of Makati, and former City Council from 1st district of Makati. He is popularly known as a Filipino taekwondo champion and actor starring in several Filipino and international action films. As a member of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), he has been participating in the Makati council for the first legislative district since June 30, 2010. He is the Philippine Taekwondo Association Secretary General and a Philippine Olympic National Sports Association Martial Arts Council member.


Del Rosario was born in Manila and grew up in Bacolod, his family hometown. His mother is Filipino of Arab descent.[1]

He first learned martial arts under Joe Lopez-Vito, a Moo Duk Kwan-Tang Soo Do practitioner.[2] After he returned to Manila for his high school education, del Rosario shifted to taekwondo in 1977 as a student of Hong Sung-Chon.[2] Under Master Hong, del Rosario has attained a Korean 8th Dan taekwondo black belt.[3] He is a graduate of the De La Salle University, Manila.

Del Rosario joined the Philippine National Taekwondo Team in 1982 and remained until 1989, serving as the team's captain in his last four years on the team.[3]

He was ranked first in the Philippines in the Lightweight Division while he was on the team, and was an eight-time National Lightweight champion.[3] From 1982 to 1989, he competed in several international competitions, including the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the Southeast Asian Games, the Asian Games, the World Games, the World Taekwondo Championships and the Asian Taekwondo Championships.[3] He earned a gold medal in the 14th and 15th Southeast Asian Games, a bronze medal in the 10th Asian Games, and reached the quarterfinal round during the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.[3]

Along with Stephen Fernandez, Del Rosario established the Olympians Taekwondo Training Center, a taekwondo school located in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.[citation needed]

Acting career[edit]

Del Rosario appeared in Filipino action films as early as 1986. Among his more notable starring roles was in Bangis (1995), Buhawi Jack (1998) and Pintado (2000). He appeared in several international film productions, such as Demonstone (1989), Bloodfist 2 (1990), Techno Warriors (1998) working alongside with international martial artist Darren Shahlavi, When Eagles Strike (2003), Bloodfist 2050 (2005) with young martial artist Matt Mullins, and The Hunt for Eagle One (2006). Del Rosario joined Phillip Salvador, Aurora Sevilla and Willie Revillame in Joe Pring 2: Kidlat ng Maynila (1991) produced by Four n Films. He also performed with Lito Lapid, Monica Herrera, and Johnny Delgado in Medal of Valor: Habang Nasasaktan Lalong Tumatapang (1991) also produced by Four n Films. His most recent movies were Super Noypi (2005) and Tatlong Baraha (2006).



  • 1986 Gabi na Kumander (Viva Films)
  • 1986 Iisa Lang Ang Dapat Mamatay (Imus Productions)
  • 1988 Enteng, The Dragon (RVQ Productions)
  • 1989 Eagle Squad (Viva Films and Falcon Productions)
  • 1989 Hindi Pahuhuli ng Buhay (Viva Films)
  • 1990 Legend Of Lost Dragon (Archer Films)
  • 1990 Dadaan Ka Sa Ibabaw ng Aking Bangakay .... Arnold (Red Hosrse Production and Seiko Films)
  • 1990 Subukan Kita Kung Kaya mo! .... Arnold (FLT Films)
  • 1990 Hanggang Kailan Ka Papatay .... Hector (Regal Films and Moviestars)
  • 1991 Kidlat ng Maynila: Joe Pring 2 .... Nur Adiloka (Four N Films and Moviestars)
  • 1991 Dinampot Ka Lang Sa Putik .... Ambet (Regal Films)
  • 1991 Medal Of Valor: Habang Lalong Nasasaktan Tumatapang .... Cpl. Alvarez (Four N Films)
  • 1991 Ganti ng Api .... Andro (Vision Films)
  • 1991 Contreras Gang .... Tenyente Lazaro (Moviestars Production)
  • 1992 Amang Capulong: Anak ng Tondo II .... Amang Capulong (Four N Films)
  • 1992 Alyas Hunyango .... Victor (Omega Releasing Organization Inc)
  • 1993 Maricris Sioson Story (Regal Films)
  • 1993 Magkasangga 2000 (Harvest Productions) .... Sword Narding
  • 1993 Kakambal Ko Sa Tapang (Bonanza Films) .... Carding
  • 1994 Massacre Files .... Dante (Regal Films)
  • 1994 Chinatown 2: The Vigilantes .... (Four N Films)
  • 1994 Shake, Rattle & Roll V .... Victor (segment "Maligno")
  • 1995 Romano Sagrado: Talim sa Dilim .... Romano Sagrado (Regal Films)
  • 1995 COSTALES .... Don Joselito Cortez (Regal Films)
  • 1995 Bangis (Regal Films)
  • 1996 OKI DOKI DOC .... Taxi Driver (Star Cinema)
  • 1996 Huling Sagupaan (Regal Films)
  • 1997 Matang Aguila (Regal Films)
  • 1997 Anak Pagsubok Lamang .... Franco Escandor (FLT Films)
  • 1997 Harangan (MaQ Productions and Regal Films)
  • 1997 Padre Kalibre (Regal Films)
  • 1998 Techno Warriors .... Ken (Filmswell International Limited)
  • 1998 Buhawi Jack (Regal Films)
  • 1998 Codename: Bomba (Regal Films)
  • 1999 Kanang Kamay Ituturo Mo Itutumba ko! (MAQ Productions and Regal Films)
  • 1999 Luksong Tinik .... Ado (Regal Films)
  • 1999 Pintado .... Drigo (Regal Films)
  • 1999 Dugo ng Birhen: El Kapitan (Regal Films and Good Harvest Productions)
  • 1999 Lalaban ako hanggang sa huling hininga (Regal Films)
  • 2003 Operation Balikatan (Premiere Films)
  • 2004 Mano Mano 3: Ang Arnis Laban Sa Kaaway .... Dindo Aragon (Rocketts Films)
  • 2005 Uno .... Mike (Rocketts Films)
  • 2005 Super Noypi ... Diego {Directed by QUARK HENAREZ}
  • 2006 Tatlong Baraha .... Faustino (Lapid Films) His Last Film
  • 2017 Blood Hunters: Rise of the Hybrids ... First Major Comeback on His Project
  • 2017 Master (2016 film)... Senator
  • 2018 The Trigonal .... Mike Vasquez (Viva Films)


Personal life[edit]

He is married to Joy Zapanta.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Profile of Monsour del Rosario,; accessed December 9, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Monsour del Rosario Biography". The Official Website of Monsour del Rosario. Retrieved April 29, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Taekwondo with Monsour del Rosario". The Official Website of Monsour del Rosario. Retrieved April 29, 2008.

External links[edit]

House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Monique Q. Lagdameo
Representative, 1st district of Makati
Succeeded by
Romulo Valderama Peña, Jr