R. D. Alba

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R.D. Alba
Born (1978-09-04) September 4, 1978 (age 38)
Cebu, Philippines
Years active 2002-present

José Simplicio Yap Alba or José Simplicio Alba III, better known as R. D. Alba after his parents' initials,[1] is a film and television director. He was born in Cebu, Philippines on September 4, 1978 to parents Drs. Disi Yap and Rey Cadagat Alba. He is the eldest of five children.

Alba studied drama at Jacksonville State University in Alabama and moved to Los Angeles to study film directing at the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, California.


At age 23, Alba became the youngest filmmaker to direct 175 episodes of a serial drama TV series on ABS-CBN Regional Network, titled Kapalaran.

He then produced the award-winning Panaghoy sa Suba, directed by Cesar Montano.

He directed a remake of the popular sitcom Milyonaryong Mini on ABS-CBN for 60 episodes.

In 2011, he directed Biktima, which was to be released on September 19, 2012 by Star Cinema. It starred Angel Aquino and Cesar Montano.

He finished directing a talk show on TFC (The Filipino Channel) titled RSVP, with Giselle Tongi and Dr. Tess Mauricio, which aired in fall of 2011 and wrapped its second season in April 2012. It aired on GMA Pinoy TV from June to September 2012.

He directed Seasons 1 and 2 of The On Your Marc Show, Lifestyle Network's top-rated show.


Year Title Position Company
2002 Kapalaran Director ABS-CBN Regional Network
2004 Panaghoy sa Suba Producer CM Films
2006 Milyonaryong Mini Director ABS-CBN Regional Network
2011 RSVP Director TFC (ABS-CBN)
2012 RSVP with Dr. Tess Director GMA Pinoy TV
2012 BIKTIMA Director Alba Productions / Star Cinema
2013 The Dr. Tess Show Seasons 1 & 2 Director GMA Pinoy TV
2013 Binibining Pilipinas USA 2013 Director TFC (ABS-CBN)
2014 The Dr. Tess Show Seasons 3 & 4 Director GMA Pinoy TV
2014 The On Your Marc Show Season 1 Director The Lifestyle Network
2014 Binibining Pilipinas USA 2014 Director GMA Pinoy TV
2015 The On Your Marc Show Season 2 Director The Lifestyle Network


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