Mr. Fu

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Mr. Fu
Born Jeffrey Espiritu
(1978-06-08) June 8, 1978 (age 38)
Philippines
Occupation Radio & television personality
Years active 1999–present

Jeffrey Espiritu[1] (born June 8, 1978), popularly known by his pseudonym Mr. Fu, is a Filipino radio and television personality. Known for being a radio DJ on 91.5 Win Radio and formerly on 103.5 Wow FM and 106.7 Energy FM, he is also known for his appeances on several programs mostly on TV5 and notable for his works on Manila Bulletin.

He earned his pseudonym (which could also stand for "Mr. Follow-Up") from the show Direct Line on RPN 9, which he co-anchored, after delivering a spiel comically & somehow the name Mr. Fu just came up.[1] He is known for his expression "may gano'n" (sometimes spelled as "may ganun" or "meganon"), which he usually uses in his radio show.[2]

Career[edit]

He graduated from high school on Lourdes School of Quezon City and graduated in college on University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Arts and Letters where were classmates with Francis Pasion. He joined RPN as a police reporter, then in his last year as reporter he was called "Mr. FU" or "Mr. Follow Up" in an RPN show, in which he became known as.

In late 2007, he left RPN to be a radio jock at Energy FM, which at the time the frequency was 91.5. After he became a radio jock, he came out as gay. In 2009, he moved to GMA Network. he joined QTV's Tweetbiz along with Tim Yap and Sam YG (DJ from Magic 89.9). In 2010, he left Energy FM for the newly opened mass based radio, 103.5 Wow FM. In 2010, he also joined the network TV5 as a contract actor, and became co-host for his longtime idol Joey de Leon's Wow Meganon (combined with Wow Mali and Mr. FU's slang "Meganon!"). In 2011, he joined Paparazzi, and became a substitute host for Juicy!. In early 2012, he had a brief feud with Paparazzi co-host Ruffa Gutierrez. In that year, he was also a segment host for Artista Academy: Breaktime with Valeen Montenegro.

In 2013, Mr. Fu and Montenegro hosted a new TV5 gameshow, Jeepney Jackpot, along with former EB Babe and Amazing Race Philippines contestant Saida Diola, he also joined the Manila Bulletin roster of columnist in the entertainment section. On July 16, 2013, he resigns from 103.5 Wow FM and however, he returned to his original radio station, Energy FM which is now moved to the new frequency (which is also the former TV5 original radio station) 106.7.

In 2016, he returned to GMA Network after leaving TV5.

In March 2017, he left 106.7 Energy FM again for 91.5 Win Radio on April 3, 2017.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1999–2007 NewsWatch Reporter RPN
2009 Eat Bulaga! Segment host GMA Network
2009–2010 Tweetbiz[3] Co-host Q
2010–2011 P.O.5[4] TV5
Wow Meganon[5]
2010–2012 Paparazzi Segment host
2011–2012 Pinoy Samurai[5] Co-host
2011–2012 / 2013-2015 Wow Mali Co-host/voice-over
2012 Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid Guest
Artista Academy: Breaktime Host
2012–2013 Ang Latest
2013 Jeepney Jackpot: Pera o Para!
2016 Celebrity Bluff Guest Bluffer GMA Network
Pepito Manaloto Guest

Radio[edit]

Year Program Network
2007–2010 / 2013-2017 Tagabulabog Ng Buong Universe! 91.5/106.7 Energy FM[3]
2010–2013 103.5 Wow FM[6]
2017 The Win Big Show 91.5 Win Radio
2017-present The Love Yes Show 90.7 Love Radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Francisco, Butch (May 19, 2005). "Just call him Mr. Fu". philstar.com. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Almo, Nerisa (December 31, 2009). "Mr. Fu: From Radio to Television". PEP.ph. Retrieved November 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Sibonga, Glen P. (4 August 2010). "Mr. Fu leaves Energy FM for a new radio station". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Gonzales, Rommel (22 June 2011). "Andrew Wolff was Mr. Fu's special guest on his birthday". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Godinez, Bong (25 February 2011). "Pinoy Samurai's Mr. Fu: "This is television and everything here is temporary."". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Sibonga, Glen P. (21 August 2010). "Star DJ Mr. Fu relishes challenge to make new radio station No. 1". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 25 June 2011.