Moymoy Palaboy

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Moymoy Palaboy
OriginPasay City, Philippines
Occupation(s)Lip syncing comedians
Years active2007–present
LabelsSony Philippines
MembersJames Ronald Obeso Macasero (Moymoy)
Rodfil Obeso Macasero (Roadfill)

Moymoy Palaboy is a Filipino comic and singing duo known for their uploaded lip sync videos in YouTube. The duo consists of the Macasero brothers, James Ronald (a.k.a. Moymoy, born on July 17, 1983, in Pasay City) and Rodfil (a.k.a. Roadfill, born on August 28, 1985, in Pasay City). They are now GMA Network contract artists.[1]


Before James and Rodfil's career started, their mother, Nenita Obeso developed breast cancer. When she died in 2006, their aunt, Benny Obeso (fondly called Mama Auntie by her nephews) took them in.

The brothers went to the same public elementary and high schools in Pasay City. For their college education, they had both attended the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. James majored in Broadcasting, but dropped out of college to find a job and help his "stepmother". His brother Rodfil finished a Business Management course and used to work as an in-house sales representative at the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). Rodfil is known to be fond of singing at videoke bars, playing video games, and has a fascination with electronic gadgets.[citation needed]

James Ronald auditioned for the singing contest and television program Star In A Million but failed to qualify. He used to perform in a band called Pasionista, until he decided to leave in favor of being casted in a television show with his younger brother.


The brothers started to upload their lip sync videos via YouTube in 2007. In 2008, their videos and their YouTube profile garnered over 5 million hits and they have more than 554,000 subscribers from all over the world. Most Mexicans, Americans and Filipinos gave positive remarks for the duo's uploaded videos.[2][3] Most of their videos were shot at home, as seen in the background, where their aunt Mama Auntie also appears. They use their laptop and cellphone cameras to shoot the videos. Aside from their aunt, other guests who appeared in their videos include their friends and Philippine TV celebrities. Among their most popular YouTube videos are Everybody (Backstreet's Back) (by Backstreet Boys), Wannabe (by Spice Girls) and MariMar (by Thalía).

The duo made their first TV appearance in GMA Network's Bubble Gang on June 27, 2008, and have since been regulars in that show. Aside from Bubble Gang, they have been seen in MTV's Campus Crashers.[4] In their TV interviews, their real voices were masked using high-pitched tones or other voices through the microphone so that their real voices would remain a mystery.

Due to their popularity, they are now contract artists in GMA Artist Center and recently appearing as regulars in SOP Rules.[5][6] The duo became recording artists and they have their first song, Kapit (Dayo soundtrack), in which they used their real singing voices.[7][8] In March 2009, they released their own debut album entitled Uploaded under Sony BMG and their first single is Lumayo Ka Man sa Laklak, a parody where the lyrics of The Teeth's song "Laklak" is sung to the tune of Rodel Naval's classic song "Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin".[9]

The duo revealed their real voices for the first time in a March 20, 2009 episode of Bubble Gang in which they watched the IyoTube segment featuring the impersonators called "Mokmok Palabok". This marked the first acting stint of the duo on television. Also the duo worked with their real-life friend Aljur Abrenica and his partner Kris Bernal in the soap All My Life, which is their first primetime show on television.

On March 26, 2009, YouTube suspended the duo's moymoypalaboy account due to copyright infringement issues over the songs used; an alternate account under the handle "moymoypalaboyteam" was since created. The original YouTube account was eventually reactivated on April 8, 2009.

In September 2010, the brothers were featured in an advertisement for Coca-Cola called 'Coca Cola Brrrr'.

In 2015, Rodfil auditioned for the first season of AXN's Asia's Got Talent along with Felicitas Garcia (also known as "Lola Biritera"), a vegetable vendor from Pasig whom Rodfil had collaborated with on YouTube since 2013, prior to the audition. The duo performed Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and received three out of four "yes" votes from the judges, advancing to the competition's next stage.[10][11]





  • Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia soundtrack (2008)
    • Kapit
  • Moymoy Palaboy: Uploaded (2009, Sony Music)


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2009 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Novelty Singer[12] Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Philippine Daily Inquirer - Moymoy Palaboy Superstar Archived 2011-04-18 at WebCite
  2. ^ TV Azteca snippet featuring the duo
  3. ^ Youtube video of Moymoy Palaboy's rendition of Marimar; At least some of the comments were from Latin Americans who viewed the video
  4. ^ MTV Philippines - Moymoy Palaboy Profile
  5. ^ GMA News.TV, Moymoy Palaboy Duo Sign Contract with GMA (Video)
  6. ^ iGMA.TV, Moymoy Palaboy officially Kapuso na! (Moymoy Palaboy Officially Are Now Kapuso Stars!)
  7. ^ GMA News.TV - PEP: Moymoy Palaboy Are Now Recording Artists
  8. ^ Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), Moymoy Palaboy Brothers of "Bubble Gang" Are Now Recording Artists
  9. ^ Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), Moymoy Palaboy will soon launch album titled "Uploaded"
  10. ^ "54-year-old Pinay gets standing ovation on 'Asia's Got Talent'". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. March 20, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  11. ^ Llanes, Rommel (March 21, 2015). "Rodfil of Moymoy Palaboy and Lola Biretera Fe on 'Asia's Got Talent'". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  12. ^ "40th Box Office Entertainment Awards given out". Retrieved 2014-05-21.