Rica Peralejo

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Rica Peralejo
Rica and the I AM NOT PLASTIC bag.jpeg
Rica Peralejo in 2007
Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo

(1981-03-07) March 7, 1981 (age 38)
Alma materAteneo de Manila University
Years active1992–2015
AgentStar Magic (1992–2016)
Viva Artists Agency (1995-2002)
Spouse(s)Joseph Bonifacio
ChildrenPhilip Nathaniel Peralejo Bonifacio
RelativesPaula Peralejo (sister)

Rica Peralejo (born Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo on March 7, 1981), is a Filipina actress, singer, and television host. She is a member of ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents collectively known as Star Magic.[1]


Peralejo started her career back in 1993 during her Ang TV years a Youth Oriented Daily Television program that centered on today's much big talents in 1997-1999 she starred on T.G.I.S on GMA-7 from the 2000s she pivoted to mature roles and TV work in 2006 she received massive acclaim in the soap Sa Piling Mo as Nicole Fuentebella a lead role that took her acting progress to a serious level in 2007 she played Doctor Fina Alacaraz a role played by Vilma Santos in the 1985 cult film Palimos Ang Pag Ibig in the Primetime Soap Version and then in late 2007 she played Sapphire Gomez in the drama inspired remake of Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas “Pangarap Na Bituin” in 2007


Peralejo started out as a child star and was part of ABS-CBN's popular youth oriented variety show Ang TV. During her early teens, she became part of the rival network's hit teen-oriented drama, GMA Network's T.G.I.S.. A year later, Peralejo moved back to ABS-CBN and was cast as part of its own hit teen oriented drama, Gimik. She was also cast as part of the hit horror series !Oka Tokat. Her acting prowess was finally recognized as she became a staple in ABS-CBN's teleseryes such as Mula sa Puso, Marinella, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, Sineserye Presents: Palimos ng Pag-ibig, Sa Piling Mo[2] and Pangarap na Bituin. She was also part of the hit sitcoms Palibhasa Lalake, Oki Doki Doc and OK Fine Whatever. She also honed her hosting skills as a host for the showbiz oriented show Showbiz No. 1 and a segment host for Umagang Kay Ganda.[3] Rica was also hailed as a Dancing Queen with her Rated R segment in the Philippines' longest running variety show ASAP. She has appeared in several episodes of Komiks, Star Magic Presents, Philippine TV's longest running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and her own mini-anthology via Star Drama Presents: Rica. Recently, Rica has appeared in guest roles on 100 Days to Heaven and Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig and became a guest judge on several occasions on It's Showtime. In 2015, Peralejo hosted Mommy Hacks.[4]


Peralejo also embarked on a singing career and has released two solo albums[5][6] and contributions on soundtracks[7][8] and compilations.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Peralejo studied at the School of the Holy Spirit during her early years. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in AB Literature.[11]

Peralejo is married to Joseph "Joe" Bonifacio, a pastor of Every Nation Church.[12]



Year Title Role Production Company
2010 Paano Na Kaya Maan Chua Star Cinema
2008 Caregiver Karen Star Cinema
2007 Tiyanaks Sheila Regal Films
2006 Matakot Ka Sa Karma Mariel Canary Films
2005 Kutob Erika Canary Films
2005 Dilim Cinema One Originals
2005 Hari Ng Sablay Venus Regal Films
2004 Spirit of the Glass Kelly Canary Films
2003 Malikmata Sarah Canary Films
2002 Hibla Isabel Viva Films
2001 Tatarin Amanda Viva Films
2001 Dos Ekis Charisse Viva Films
2001 Banyo Queen Viva Films
2001 Buhay Kamao Vilma Viva Films
2001 Sa Huling Paghihintay Geri Viva Films
2001 Balahibong Pusa Becky Viva Films
2000 Ex-Con Kim Star Cinema
2000 Pera O Bayong Not Da TV Star Cinema
1999 Mula sa Puso: The Movie Trina Star Cinema
1998 It's Cool Bulol Pinky Viva Films
1998 Silaw Viva Films
1997 Duterte: Ang Berdugong Alkalde ng Davao Inday Sara Duterte Moviestar Productions
1997 T.G.I.S.: The Movie Mitch Ferrer Viva Films
1996 Where D' Girls R Viva Films
1996 Ang TV: The Movie Maneh Star Cinema
1996 Takot Ka Ba Sa Dilim? Mariel Viva Films
1995 Habang May Buhay Viva Films
1995 Pulis Patola 2 Seiko Films
1995 Bocaue Pagoda Tragedy Cely Seiko Films
1994 Eat All You Can Seiko Films


Year Title Role Network
2015 Mommy Hacks Host CNN Philippines
2014 I Do Guest ABS-CBN
2013 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Drawing Minda ABS-CBN
2013 It's Showtime Guest judge ABS-CBN
2012 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Cross-stitch Abby ABS-CBN
2011 Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig Rosario ABS-CBN
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tulay Eva ABS-CBN
2011 100 Days To Heaven Rachelle Bustamante ABS-CBN
2010 Showtime Guest judge ABS-CBN
2007 Pangarap Na Bituin fake Sapphire Gomez / Bridgette Ramirez ABS-CBN
2007–2011 Umagang Kay Ganda Host/Herself ABS-CBN
2007 Sineserye Presents: Palimos ng Pag-ibig Fina Alcaraz ABS-CBN
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Jacket April ABS-CBN
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Love Letters Sophia ABS-CBN
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Babymaker - ABS-CBN
2006 Star Magic Presents: Love Chop Sandy ABS-CBN
2006 Komiks: Bampy Vampire ABS-CBN
2006 Komiks: Vincent - ABS-CBN
2006 Sa Piling Mo Nicole Fuentebella ABS-CBN
2004 Showbiz No. 1 Host/Herself ABS-CBN
2003 OK Fine Whatever Ikay ABS-CBN
2002 Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Helaena Argos ABS-CBN
2000 H2K: Hati-Hating Kapatid Gabriela or Gaby IBC
1999 Marinella Jenny ABS-CBN
1998 Oki Doki Doc Rica ABS-CBN
1998 Star Drama Presents: Rica several episodes ABS-CBN
1997 !Oka Tokat Rikki Montinola ABS-CBN
1997-99 Mula sa Puso Trina Alfonso-Miranda / Trina Gomez / Trina Enriquez ABS-CBN
1997–2007 ASAP Host / Herself ABS-CBN
1997 Gimik Jersey Salveron ABS-CBN
1995 T.G.I.S. Michelle "Mitch" Ferrer GMA Network
1995 Palibhasa Lalake Ashley ABS-CBN
1992 Ang TV Herself ABS-CBN


  • Understatement: The Bench Underwear and Denim Fashion Show (2004)


  • Sa Huling Paghihintay (soundtrack) (2000)
  • Ikaw Pa Rin At Ako (1999)
  • Fallin' (1995)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and Nomination
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2002 20th FAP Awards Best Supporting Actress Tatarin Won
2003 17th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay Nominated
21st FAP Awards Best Actress Hibla Won
2004 18th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Reality Competition Host (shared with Marvin Agustin and Juddha Paolo) To the Max! Nominated
30th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Spirit of the Glass Nominated
2005 31st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Kutob Nominated
2006 54th FAMAS Awards Best Actress Nominated
2007 2nd Myx Music Awards Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video Martyr Nyebera (song by Kamikazee) Nominated
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Morning Show Host (shared with Umagang Kay Ganda hosts) Umagang Kay Ganda Nominated
2009 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Won
25th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Supporting Actress Caregiver Won
2010 24th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Morning Show Host (shared with Umagang Kay Ganda hosts) Umagang Kay Ganda Won
1st Media Newser Philippines Awards Won
8th Gawad Tanglaw Awards Won
4th UPLB Gandingan Awards Won
2011 5th UPLB Gandingan Awards Won
25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Won


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