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Description : Manilyn Reynes Jimenez (born April 27, 1972 in Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipina actress,singer, TV Host, teen idol and commercial modelReynes is also considered a Philippine pop culture icon from the '80s and also reaching her peak in the music world as an O.P.M Icon with many jukebox artists and female divas in the '90s in her status her songs have been also covered by many Filipino artists including fellow Cebuana-Visayan native and fan herself Sheryn Regis who revived the song "Sayang Na S... Page:m304

Manilyn Reynes
BornManilyn Reynes
(1972-04-27) April 27, 1972 (age 44)
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Other namesStar Of The New Decade, Elsa Manaloto
Years active1982-present
Spouse(s)Aljon Jimenez

Manilyn Reynes Jimenez (born April 27, 1972 in Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipina actress,singer, TV Host, teen idol and commercial model

Reynes is also considered a Philippine pop culture icon from the '80s and also reaching her peak in the music world as an O.P.M Icon with many jukebox artists and female divas in the '90s in her status her songs have been also covered by many Filipino artists including fellow Cebuana-Visayan native and fan herself Sheryn Regis who revived the song "Sayang Na Sayang" in 2008 to pay homage to her fellow Visayan and was part of her final album as Regis took hiatus from the entertainment industry.


Manilyn Reynes started as a child actress in 1982. She first appeared in the movie To Mama with Love. A year after, she won her first best child actress award for the movie Minsan May Isang Ina where she portrayed the role of a child with epilepsy. As a child actress, she did movies with big stars like Nora Aunor, Dolphy, and Maricel Soriano. She was also gifted with a golden voice, which served as her passport to fame. She was first contracted with Ivory Records where she had two albums: Apple Thoughts and Manilyn.. Christmas.

In 1986, she became one of the pioneers of That's Entertainment (A musical youth oriented show hosted by German Moreno). Together with Kristina Paner and Sheryl Cruz, they were introduced as the new Regal Babies and were baptized as "The Triplets". The trio guested together in different shows and appeared in movies like Batang Quiapo, I Have Three Hands, Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang, and When I Fall In Love.

During her teenage years, she was first paired up with Janno Gibbs who became her boyfriend in real life. She was also linked to singer-actors Keempee De Leon, Billy Joe Crawford and Ogie Alcasid but she ended up with her co-That's Entertainment actor Aljon Jimenez.

Timely after her break-up, she was contracted with OctoArts Records. Her debut album titled Manilyn earned a platinum award. The album includes the viral hit "Sayang Na Sayang" which topped the Philippine billboards in the year 1988. She was the youngest recording artist to have a major concert in the Bigdome in 1990. She also appeared in numerous episodes of Kuya Germs' Young Love, Sweet Love. Her fame continued to shine and she was given the title "Star of the New Decade" by the press. She also had her own television show titled Manilyn Live, which was co-hosted by Ariel Rivera and Francis Magalona, and Dear Manilyn.

In the year 1996, she left GMA and transferred to its rival network (ABS-CBN). She became a host of Sang Linggo Napo Sila and had her series of dramatic episodes in Maalaala Mo Kaya and Star Drama Theater Presents: Manilyn. The same year, she got married to her longtime boyfriend Aljon Jimenez who proposed for marriage in the national television. She became inactive in showbiz after the birth of her first child but she occasionally appears as a guest star in some shows.

In the year 2005, her career was revived. She became a host of MOM's and portrayed the role of Corazon in Marimar.

25th showbiz anniversary

On October 27, 2007, Manilyn Reynes celebrated her 25th year in showbiz. Her silver anniversary October 27 concert at Aliw Theatre with special guests Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, and Keempee de Leon.

The year 2009 was a highlight in her career as she won an acting award for her prolific portrayal as a lesbian named Butch in the ensemble-comedy MMFF 2008 Entry One Night Only and another movie Ded na Si lolo is one of the finalist for best foreign film in a recently concluded Oscar award 2009.

In 2010, marked her comeback to ABS-CBN to guest star in the longest running drama anthology MMK (Maalaala Mo Kaya) in a role in which she played a mother who must sacrifice her soul in order to give her a family a better life after being unhappy for quite sometime. This gave her a chance to reunite with '80-'90s heartthrob and award-winning actor Romnick Sarmenta. The episode also re-aired its second time due to public demand.

In 2012, she guested in a Halloween special of Maalaala Mo Kaya as a woman who is haunted and must use her third eye to unravel a secret that only she can uncover.As of 2013 she is back on ABS-CBN, she had guest stints on Kapamilya shows like ASAP and Wansapanataym, and starred on the series Got to Believe starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla with her co generation actresses Carmina Villaroel and Isabel Granada, and actors Benjie Paras and Ian Veneracion.

Today, she appears on TV every Sunday in the show Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay Na Kwento.

Back to GMA Network

Reynes is now officially back as a Kapuso actress as she inked a three-year exclusive contract with GMA Network on Wednesday, March 12, at the GMA Network Center Building. Present at the event were GMA Chairman and CEO Atty, Felipe L. Gozon, SVP for Entertainment TV, Ms. Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama, Ms. Redgie Acuña-Magno, and Program Managers Charles Koo and Bang Arespacochaga. Reynes became a free lancer actress since in 2010 after her contract was expired. While she became a freelance actress she appeared several shows on GMA's rival network ABS-CBN as a major roles including the hit series Got To Believe which served as her last project in the said network. She also appeared in several episodes of ASAP, Maalala Mo Kaya and an Episode of Wansapanataym.



  • To Mama with Love (1983)
  • Minsan May Isang Ina (Best Child Actress - FAMAS) (1983)
  • Dear Mama (1984)(Best Child Actress - FAMAS)
  • Daddy Knows Best (1984)
  • Ride on Baby (1985)
  • I Have Three Hands (1985)
  • Mga Kwento ni Lola Basyang (1985)
  • When I Fall in Love (1986)
  • Horsey-Horsey:Tigidig-Tigidig (1986)
  • Ang Daigdig ay Isang Butil na Luha (1986)
  • Batang Quiapo (1986)
  • Payaso (1986)
  • Jack en Poy: Hale-Hale Hoy (1987)
  • Family Tree (1987)
  • Bunsong Kerubin (1987)
  • Stupid Cupid (1988) Babygirl (segment "Hahabul-Habol")
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Magic Star (1988)
  • Super Inday and The Golden Bibe (1988)
  • Love Letters (1988) Melody (segment "Eternally")
  • Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting (1988)
  • Me and Ninja Liit (1988)
  • Magic to Love (1989)
  • Isang Araw Walang Diyos (1989)
  • Super Mouse and the Roborats (1989)
  • Ganda Babae, Ganda Lalake (1990)
  • Michael and Madonna (1990)
  • Feel na feel (1990)
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll II (1990) Portia (segment "Aswang")
  • Kung Sino Pang Minamahal (1991)
  • Luv ko si Ma'am (1991)
  • Ang Leon at ang Kuting (1991)
  • Small en Terrible (1991)
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll III (1991) Maloy (segment "Nanay")
  • Daddy Goon (1992)
  • Aswang (1992)
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll IV (1992) Jodie (segment "Ang Guro")
  • Michael and Madonna 2 (1993)
  • Ligaw-ligawan, Kasal-kasalan, Bahay-bahayan (1993)
  • Builag, Pipi at Bingi (1993)
  • Ulong Pugot Naglalagot (1993)
  • Multo in the City (1994)
  • Ging Gang Gooly Giddiyap (1994)
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll V (1994) Lizbeth (segment "Impakto")
  • Boy Gising (1995)
  • Ober da bakod 2 (1995)
  • Milyonaryong Mini (1996)
  • Kailanman (1996)
  • Wang Wang, Buhay Bombero (1997)
  • Ibulong mo sa Diyos 2 (1997)
  • Sa Piling ng Aswang (1999)
  • Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin (2000)
  • Super Idol (2001)
  • Bahay ni Lola (2001)
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll 8 (2006) Jean (segment "LRT")
  • One Night Only (Best Supporting Actress - MMFF 2008)
  • Ded na Si Lolo (Finalist for Oscar's Best Foreign Film 2009)(Best Supporting Actress FAMAS nominees 2010)
  • Love on Line (LOL) (2009)
  • My Big Bossing (2014) (segment "Sirena")


2016Sinungaling Mong PusoMalouGMA Network
Poor SeñoritaMadam Ligaya "Aya" De Beauvoir
Magpakailanman: Zumba Dancing Boy - BalangMary Jane Bughaw
2015Destiny RoseDaisy Flores-Vergara
Sabado BadooCameo Footage Featured
Once Upon a KissAurora Servando-Rodrigo
2014Sunday All StarsHerself / Performer
My BFFLynette "Lyn" Garcia
2013-2014Got To BelieveElizabeth "Betchay/Mama Bear" Lagro-TampipiABS-CBN
2013ASAP 18Herself / Guest Performer with Sheryl Cruz & Tina Paner as Triplets
Wansapanataym: Ang Nawawalang Ngipin Ni TootsieDiwaTeeth
Magpakailanman: Rolando Niangar StorySheryl NiangarGMA Network
Party PilipinasHerself
2012Magpakailanman: The Ryzza Mae Dizon StoryRizza Dizon
Maalaala Mo Kaya: KandilaAnnaABS-CBN
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na KwentoElsa ManalotoGMA Network
2011Maalaala Mo Kaya: Internet ShopNoraABS-CBN
2011Pidol's Wonderland: Goata Believe in MagicVariousTV5
Untold Stories Face to Face
DaldalitaKatrina De LeonGMA Network
Magic PalayokOld Magic Palayok
2010First TimeLaura Luna
2009Pepito ManalotoElsa Manaloto
SRO Cinema Serye: Eva Castillo StoryEva Castillo
All My LifeSally Estrella
2008The Singing Bee (Season 2)Celebrity Player / MillionaireABS-CBN
2007MariMarCorazonGMA Network
2006Mga Kuwento ni Lola BasyangStoryteller
Carlo J. Caparas' BakekangMartha
MagpakailanmanVarious Roles
2004Da Boy En Da GuardVarious RoleABS-CBN
2001Sarap TVHost
2000Videoke with Arnel IgnacioCelebrity PlayerGMA Network
Onli En Da PelepensABS CBN
1999/2003WansapanataymVarious Roles
1998'Sang Linggo nAPO SilaHost
1997Hapi Kung HealthyIBC
Ober Da BakodKasoyGMA Network
Viva Cinerama Presents... ManilynVarious Roles
1996Star Drama Theater Presents... ManilynABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya
1995/1997'Sang Linggo nAPO SilaHerself / Co-Host
1995/1997Okay Ka Fairy KoPrinsesa LavenderGMA Network
1994Manilyn LiveHostRPN
Dear Manilyn
1993Lunch DateHostGMA Network
1992That's EntertainmentHerself
1991Young Love Sweet LoveVarious RoleRPN
1988Gintong KristalVarious Roles
1987/1994Eat Bulaga!HostRPN


Apple Thoughts (1983)

  • A Child's Dream
  • Apple Thoughts

Manilyn... Christmas (1985)

  • Merry Christmas, Darling!
  • Give Love On Christmas Day
  • Christmas Alphabet
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • O Holy Night
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Twelve Days Of Christmas
  • Fairy Queen
  • The Christmas Story
  • The Miracle Of Christmas
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Triplets (1986)

  • Must Be Heaven
  • Mine, Mine, Mine
  • The Greatest Love Of All
  • Must Be Heaven

Manilyn Reynes (1988)

  • Sayang na Sayang
  • Somewhere Along The Way
  • Sad Song
  • Asahan Mo
  • I'll Always Love You
  • Don't You Know
  • Ingat Ka, Mahal Kita
  • Baby, Baby

Heartbeat (1989)

  • Feel Na Feel
  • Ikaw Pa Rin
  • Maaasahan Mo
  • Maybe This Time
  • Isang Pag-ibig
  • Mixed Emotions
  • Show Me
  • If We Hold On Together

Gugma (1990)

High Energy (1990)

  • Kung Sino Pang Minamahal
  • Mr. Disco
  • Our Last Goodbye
  • Biro Lang
  • Kabadong kabado
  • Bakit Siya, Bakit Hindi Ako
  • Pangako (duet with Ogie Alcasid)
  • Isang Tulog Na Lang (duet with Janno Gibbs)

Still In Love With You (1992)

  • Still In Love With You
  • Pabago-bagong Isip
  • Shake It Baby
  • Sana ay tunay na
  • Mismo
  • Yakapin Mo Ako
  • Munting Pangarap
  • Isabel

Mula Sa Puso (1993)

  • Nandito Pa Rin Ako
  • Mula Sa Puso
  • Nais Ko Ay Iyong Pag ibig
  • Give Me Your Love
  • You Are Mine
  • Kaibigan

Voices (1995)

  • Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang? (duet with Ogie Alcasid)
  • Sana Kahit Minsan (duet with Lloyd Umali)
  • Why Can't It be? (duet with Rannie Raymundo)
  • Points of View (duet with Jamie Rivera)
  • Nais Kong Malaman mo (duet with Kempee de Leon)
  • Yakapin Mo Ako
  • Together Forever (duet with Rico J. Puno)
  • Bakit Ba Ganyan (duet with Dingdong Avanzado)

True Love Ways (1996)

  • How Long?
  • Nagbubulag-bulagan
  • Sabik Na Sabik
  • Pagkat Mahal Kita
  • Babalik Pa Ba?
  • I'll Never Forget
  • True Love Ways
  • Lagi Kang Alaala

Manilyn Reynes Ultimate Collection (2000)

  • Sayang Na Sayang
  • Ikaw Pa Rin
  • Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang
  • Feel Na Feel
  • Sabik Na Sabik
  • Yakapin Mo Ako
  • Still in Love With You
  • Mula Sa Puso Ko
  • Mr. Disco
  • Somewhere Along the Way
  • Together Forever
  • Shake It Baby
  • Nagbubulag-Bulagan
  • Give Me Your Love
  • Nandito Pa Rin Ako
  • Isang Pag-Ibig

Once More (2002)

  • Sinusuyo, Niyayakap
  • Minsan Minsan
  • My World Keeps Getting Smaller
  • Saka Mo Sabihin
  • What's Forever For
  • You to Me Are Everything
  • Mula sa Sandaling Ito
  • Love Me Like the First Time
  • Where Did Our Love Go
  • Kulang Pa Ba


  • Apple thoughts. Very first albums by Ivory Rec.
  • Manilyn. The first album under Octo Arts, includes big hits such as Sayang Na Sayang.
  • Heartbeat. This album includes hits such as Ikaw Pa Rin.
  • High energy. This album includes the immortal hits Pangako a duet w/ Ogie alcasid; Kung Sino Pang Minamahal.
  • Still in love. Hits including Shake It Baby.
  • Mula sa puso. Hits include Nandito Pa Rin Ako.
  • Gugma. Compilation of beautiful Filipino songs translated in Cebuano.
  • Mula Sa Puso. Includes the song Mula Sa Puso, an original.
  • Voices. This albums includes a duet with big recording artist under Octo-Arts Records. Also Manilyn sings with Ogie Alcasid, Jamie Rivera, Rico J. Puno, Joselito Pascual, Rannie Raymundo, Keempee de Leon, Dingdong Avanzado & Lloyd Umali.
  • True Love Ways. The last album done under this label ( Octo-Arts) includes hits such as Sabik Na sabik.
  • Once More (Ivory Records). Includes remakes of classic songs and the song composed by her longtime friend Ogie Alcasid "Kulang Pa Ba?"


YearAward-Giving BodyCategoryWorkResult
2008Metro Manila Film FestivalBest Supporting ActressOne Night OnlyWon

External links

  • Manilyn Reynes at the Internet Movie Database
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