Jericho Rosales

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Jericho Rosales
Jericho Vibar Rosales

(1979-09-22) September 22, 1979 (age 39) [1]
Other namesEcho
Years active1996–present
Agent Star Magic (1997–present)
Manila Genesis (2006–2014)
Kim Jones (m. 2014)

Jericho "Echo" Vibar Rosales (born September 22, 1979) [1] is an entertainer from the Philippines.


Primarily a film and television actor, he is known by his stage name of "Echo". He began his career by winning the Mr. Pogi ("Handsome") talent search on the noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga! His career has spanned over 20 years and a variety of genres, warranting the moniker, "Asia's Prince of Dramas." [2]

<i>Eat Bulaga!</i> Philippine television show

Eat Bulaga! is a Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network. Produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE), it is the longest running noontime show in the Philippines. Hosted by Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon, it premiered on July 30, 1979, and is currently produced from the APT Studios, along Marcos Highway in Cainta, Rizal. The show is also broadcast worldwide through GMA Pinoy TV and live streaming online on YouTube. The name approximately translates to "Lunchtime Surprise!".


Rosales has garnered international attention in the Asian, African, and Latin American television markets since his drama series have been distributed in these regions. In countries such as Malaysia, China, Ghana, [3] Cambodia, [2] Peru, Colombia, and many others, for his primetime soaps Pangako Sa 'Yo (2000–2002), Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas (2003–2004) and Dahil May Isang Ikaw (2009–2010), all co-starring Kristine Hermosa. Since its original release, Pangako Sa 'Yo has aired in over 20 foreign territories, with the Cambodian Television Network ordering a local remake in 2013. [4] In Peru, Rosales is known for his role in the series Bridges of Love ("Puentes de Amor"), the first Filipino drama to air in the country and the Latin American market. [2] Similarly, The Legal Wife (2014), which also stars Maja Salvador and Angel Locsin, have gained much popularity in the African and Balkan regions. [2]

<i>Pangako Sa Yo</i> television series

Pangako Sa 'Yo is a Philippine primetime soap opera series that aired on ABS-CBN. It starred Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales. It premiered from November 13, 2000 to September 20, 2002 replacing Labs Ko Si Babe.

<i>Sanay Wala Nang Wakas</i> television series

Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas was a primetime soap opera aired by ABS-CBN that premiered on May 19, 2003 and ended on July 9, 2004. It is a love story of two star-crossed lovers who suffer for their parents' long forgotten sins. Christian and Ara battle the odd twists and turns of fate in the hopes of protecting a love that withstands the test of time. The series was headlined by Jericho Rosales, Kristine Hermosa, Diether Ocampo and Angelika Dela Cruz.

<i>Dahil May Isang Ikaw</i> television series

Dahil May Isang Ikaw is a Philippine primetime drama series that aired on ABS-CBN starring Kristine Hermosa, Jericho Rosales, Lorna Tolentino, Gabby Concepcion, John Estrada, Chin Chin Gutierrez, Karylle and Sid Lucero. The show marks the reunion of young actors Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales as a love team after five years, since their previous series, Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas. It is a comeback primetime series of award-winning actress Lorna Tolentino on ABS-CBN after eight years. The first teaser was released on July 22, 2009 after TV Patrol which shows viewers the powerhouse cast and actors portrayal in the series. It premiered on ABS-CBN from August 24, 2009 to January 15, 2010 replacing Only You.

In 2006 he portrayed Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in Pacquio: The Movie, and bagged two Best Actor trophies for his work. He repeated this in 2008, when he won two more Best Actor awards for his role in the classic film Baler , opposite Anne Curtis.

Manny Pacquiao Filipino professional boxer and politician

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH is a Filipino professional boxer and politician, currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines.

<i>Pacquiao: The Movie</i> 2006 film by Joel Lamangan

Pacquiao: The Movie is a 2006 action-drama film based on a true story of Filipino boxer Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, co-produced by Star Cinema and FLT Films. The film was shot in General Santos City, Manila and Los Angeles, California.

Baler is a 2008 drama film and the official entry of VIVA Films in the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival, starring Anne Curtis and Jericho Rosales. Its first screening was on December 25, 2008, simultaneously with the rest of the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival film entries.

In 2012, Rosales played the lead role in Alagwa (Breakaway, internationally), for which he won Best Actor Trophy at the 36th Gawad Urian Awards. [5]

Alagwa is a 2012 Filipino drama horror film written and directed by Ian Loreños. The film stars Jericho Rosales, a father struggling to search his son after disappearing in the city. The film is inspired by a popular urban legend about a child's disappearance in Chinatown Manila. The film uncovers the dark facets of the underground business of human trafficking in the Philippines.

Gawad Urian Award

The Gawad Urian Awards are annual film awards in the Philippines held since 1977. It is given by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino and is currently regarded as the counterpart of the United States' New York Film Critics Circle. Due to its credible choices of winners, it is considered the most prestigious film awards in the Philippines.

The following years found him in a string of Metro Manila Film Festival entries. In 2016, Rosales played Philippine national hero Jose Rizal in Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo , which starred Robin Padilla as the eponymous character. His succeeding films were comedies, with rom-com #WalangForever in 2015, starring opposite Jennylyn Mercado; Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2: #ForeverIsNotEnough in 2016 - sequel to Quantum Film's satirical 2011 hit starring Eugene Domingo; and then played opposite Bela Padilla in 2017's Luck At First Sight.

José Rizal Filipino writer, ophthalmologist, polyglot and nationalist

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Realonda was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain.

<i>Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo</i> 2014 film by Enzo Williams

Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo is a 2014 Philippine historical action drama film centering on the life of Katipunan revolutionary Andres Bonifacio.It is an official entry to the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival.

Robin Padilla Filipino actor and director

Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla is a Filipino film actor, screenwriter, producer and director. He is known as the "Bad Boy" of Philippine cinema for portraying protagonist gangster roles in his films Anak ni Baby Ama, Grease Gun Gang, Bad Boy 1, and Bad Boy 2, to name some. He is dubbed as "The Action Prince" or "The Prince of the Philippine Action Movies".

In late 2017, he played Diego in surf romance film Siargao , directed by Paul Soriano. Set in the eponymous Philippine island, he co-stars Erich Gonzales and Jasmine Curtis-Smith.

Personal life

Rosales was born in Quezon City, but was raised in Bula, Camarines Sur [6] where he learned to speak Rinconada Bikol.

In 2000, Rosales was linked to former model Kai Palomares, with whom he has a son, Santino "Saint" Palomares Rosales.[ citation needed ]

He married Kim Jones in a beach wedding ceremony in Boracay on May 1, 2014. [7]


Television Shows

2018–2019 Halik Catalino "Lino" Bartolome ABS-CBN
2018 I Can See Your Voice Himself / Guest Star
2016-2017 Magpahanggang Wakas Ronualdo “Waldo” Del Mar
2015 Kapamilya Deal or No Deal Celebrity Player
Bridges Of Love Gabriel 'Gael' Nakpil
2014Kusinero CintaFredoGlobal Station Malaysia
The Legal Wife Adrian De Villa ABS-CBN
2013 It's Showtime Himself
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tsinelas Jesse Robredo
2012 Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Oliver Falcon
2011 100 Days To Heaven Tagabantay (a security guard)
I Dare You Himself/Host
Green Rose Jerome Delgado
2009 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Miguel Ramirez
I Love Betty La Fea Aldo
2008 Kahit Isang Saglit Francisco 'Rocky' Santillan, Jr.
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Gayuma Johnny
Jericho DateJericho Rosales
2007 Pangarap na Bituin Terrence Rodriguez
Love Spell Presents: Ellay Enchanted Elloy
2005–2006 Carlo J. Caparas' Ang Panday Tristan
Bora: Sons of the Beach Alon
2003–2004 Masayang Tanghali Bayan Host
Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Christian Soriano
2000–2002 Pangako Sa ’Yo Angelo Buenavista
1999–2002 Ang Munting Paraiso Alberto Dionisio
1998–2000Richard Loves Lucy
1998–2000 !Oka Tokat Jeremy
1997–present ASAP Himself
1997–1999 Esperanza Buboy
1997–1998Kaybol: Ang Bagong TV
1996–1997 Eat Bulaga! Mr. Pogi/Himself/Host GMA Network


YearTitleRoleFilm Company


The Girl in the Orange Dress Rye Del Rosario

Star Cinema
Quantum Films

2017 Siargao Diego Ten17P
Luck At First Sight Joma Viva Films,N² Productions
2016 Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is Not Enough as himselfQuantum Films
2015 #Walang Forever Ethan IsaacQuantum Films
2014 Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo José Rizal Philippians Productions
ABNKKBSNPLAko? The Movie Roberto Viva Films
MVP Entertainment
2012 Alagwa Robert LimIndie film distributed by Star Cinema
2011 Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Jacob Regal Films
Subject: I Love You [8] [9] VictorRadiant Studios
2010 I'll Be There Tommy Santibañez Star Cinema
2008 Baler Celso Resurrecion Viva Films
2006 Bilut GabrielMega Waja Sinar (Malaysia)
Chinese SchoolHeric Gongan Regal Films
Pacquiao: The Movie Manny Pacquiao Star Cinema
2005 Nasaan Ka Man Joven
2004 Santa Santita MikeUnitel Pictures
2003Noon At NgayonLevi Star Cinema
Ngayong Nandito KaRocky
2002Kailangan kitaAbel
2001 Bagong Buwan Lieutenant Ricarte
2000 Tanging Yaman Rommel
Wansapanataym: The Movie Michael Arcangel
1998 Magandang Hatinggabi Darwin
1997Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin?Jojo
Biyudo Si Daddy, Biyuda Si MommyRobertM-Zet Films
Star Cinema


Korona Jericho Rosales2012
Change Jericho Rosales2009
Jericho Jericho Rosales2008
Loose Fit Jeans2006
Hunks LiveHunks2001
Gahum BandGordon Street2018

Animal activism

During February 2014, Rosales became actively involved in a campaign to Free Mali, the lonely elephant who has been living in a small, concrete enclosure at the Manila Zoo for more that 35 years. The campaign is led by animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and works toward having Mali transferred to the Boon Lott's Sanctuary in Thailand, where she will be given all of the care and natural surroundings that the Manila Zoo cannot provide her with. Rosales showed his support by posing for a photograph holding up a sign that reads "JERICHO ROSALES WANTS MALI FREED"." [10]

Awards and nominations

Awards and Nomination
YearAward Giving BodyCategoryNominated WorkResults
1998PMPC Star Awards for TVBest New Male TV PersonalityWon
200030th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment AwardsPrince of RP MoviesWon
Most Popular Loveteam (with Kristine Hermosa)Won
14th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actor Maalaala Mo Kaya: Pasa Won
11th Young Critics Circle Awards Best Performance
(shared with the Tanging Yaman cast)
Tanging Yaman Won
2004 18th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Nominated
2005 19th PMPC Star Awards for TV Nominated
2006 54th FAMAS Awards Best Actor Nasaan Ka Man Nominated
2007 55th FAMAS Awards Pacquiao: The Movie Won
Gawad PASADO AwardsPinakapasadong AktorNominated
23rd PMPC Star Awards for MoviesMovie Actor of the YearWon
2009 57th FAMAS Awards Best Actor Baler Nominated
3rd Gawad Genio Awards Best Film ActorNominated
Gawad PASADO AwardsPinakapasadong AktorWon
23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Kahit Isang Saglit Nominated
2010 41st GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Promising Male Recording/Performer of the Year [11] ChangeWon
24th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Dahil May Isang Ikaw Nominated
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Green Rose Nominated
27th Luna Awards Best Actor Baler Nominated
37th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Festival Actor Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Nominated
2012 30th Luna Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actor of the YearNominated
Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series Green Rose Nominated
60th FAMAS Awards Best Theme SongNaaalala Ka
(song from the movie In the Name of Love)
26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor Dahil Sa Pag-ibig Won
7th MYX Music Awards Favorite Media SoundtrackBumuhos Man Ang Ulan
(song from the TV series Green Rose)
2013ENPRESS Golden Screen TV AwardsOutstanding Original Reality Competition Program Host I Dare You Nominated
61st FAMAS Awards Best Actor Alagwa Nominated
37th Gawad Urian Awards Won
Guam International Film FestivalAchievement in ActingWon
26th Awit Awards Song of the YearPaboritong Tag-ulan
(shared with Jonathan Manalo)
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actor The Legal Wife Nominated
201517th Gawad PASADO AwardsPinakaPASADOng Aktor (Best Actor) ABNKKBSNPLAko? The Movie Nominated
41st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actor [12] #WalangForever Won
2016 47th Box-Office Entertainment Awards Film Actor of the YearWon
2017 48th Box-Office Entertainment Awards TV Actor of the Year Magpahanggang Wakas Won
31st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama ActorNominated
20188th EdukCircle AwardsMost Influential Male Endorser of the YearN/AWon
2018 Metro Manila Film Festival Best ActorThe Girl in the Orange DressNominated

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