Super Tekla

Last updated

Super Tekla
Birth nameRomeo Librada
Born (1982-01-13) January 13, 1982 (age 39)
Pigcawayan, Cotabato, Philippines
NationalityFlag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
Years active2016–present
Notable works and roles

Romeo Librada (born January 13, 1982), better known in his stage name Super Tekla or simply Tekla, is a Filipino actor, comedian and television host. He is best known for appearing in GMA Network's variety show, Wowowin as one of its hosts. [1]


Early life

Librada was born in the small town of Pigcawayan, a town in Cotabato wherein he was raised by the Manobo tribe and was trained to be a farmer. His mother died at an early age. [2] Due to this, he supported his own education until he finished high school. He has seven siblings. [3]


Stand-up comedy

Out of curiosity, Librada went alone to Manila wherein he found himself singing on stage at malls and comedy bars for fun. He was then discovered and got regular stints as a singer first, then a stand-up comedian, at a popular comedy bar. [2] He is best known for his Celine Dion and Whitney Houston voice impersonations. [3]


In 2016, Librada appeared as a contestant in GMA Network's game show, Wowowin wherein main host Willie Revillame saw his potential in comedy and hired him as one of his co-hosts. He later formed a comedic duo with Donita Nose in the said show. [4] [5] A year after, he was allegedly fired by Revillame due to his alcoholic and gambling vices, in which Librada denied. On 2020, he was once welcomed again by Wowowin after guesting. [6] [7]

In 2017, Librada was signed by GMA Artist Center and appeared on several GMA Network shows like Alyas Robin Hood , Trops , and Celebrity Bluff . [8]

In 2018, Librada got his first major role in Inday Will Always Love You when he was cast as Kimberlou, the gay sidekick of lead actress Barbie Forteza. [9] His life story has been featured on the Kapuso drama anthology Magpakailanman , which gained high ratings for the show. Since then, he has been guested by the drama show twice, appearing in various true-to-life lead roles.

He is currently hosting comedy talk show The Boobay and Tekla Show along with comedian Boobay. [10]

Personal life

Although visually presented as gay, Librada identifies himself as a straight man. He has a daughter from his ex-wife named Irene Gonzales. [11] [2] [12]

Sexual misconduct allegation

In October 2020, Librada's live-in partner, Michelle Bana-ag, alleged in Raffy Tulfo in Action that the comedian had repeatedly sexually abused her and her child from an earlier marriage. This included demanding sexual intercourse in exchange for food while Michelle was ailing due to side-effects of contraceptive injection. [13] [14] Librada denied any wrongdoing, contending he would never rape Bana-ag as he has a daughter. Librada was later exonerated when Bana-ag was unable to provide sufficient evidence against the comedian, and testimonies from Librada's colleagues revealed past abuses from Bana-ag, namely her methamphetamine addiction as well as her lesbian relationship with a female partner. [15] This ultimately led to Raffy Tulfo withdrawing his previous pledge to support Bana-ag after the latter declined to take a drug test to prove her innocence. [16]



2020 All-Out Sundays Co-host / Performer GMA Network
2019 Magpakailanman: Lotto Winner naging Loser Erwin
2019–present The Boobay and Tekla Show Host
2018 Studio 7 Host
Inday Will Always Love You Kimberlou
All Star Videoke All Star Laglager
Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko: Tatlong Bibe Bibingi
2017 Alyas Robin Hood Yvonne Lady
Sunday PinaSaya Himself / Performer
Trops Tiffany
Celebrity Bluff Himself / Celebrity Bluffer
2016 Magkapakailanman: The Happy and Sad Adventures of Tekla: The Romeo Librada Story Himself
2016–2018, 2020–present Wowowin Himself / Co-host


2019 Kiko en Lala [17] Kiko / Lala GMA Pictures

Related Research Articles

Andrés José Garchitorena Yllana Jr., more commonly known as Anjo Yllana, is a Filipino actor-comedian, television host and politician.

Bayani Agbayani Filipino singer, comedian, actor, television host

Bayani Agbayani is a Filipino host, actor, singer, and comedian. His name is known to Filipinos who have followed his comedy shows and movies. After 15 years at ABS-CBN, he shuttled between his original home studio GMA Network and TV5 for the time being from 2008 to 2014 before moving back to ABS-CBN once more. Most of his television shows involves hosting, though he starred in several sitcoms. Most of his films involve actions with comedy. He is a graduate of Mass Communication in Broadcasting at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Lito Camo is a Filipino singer and songwriter. He is known for his songs novelty songs including "Bakit Papa? Tawag mo ako?", "Spaghetti Song", "Bulaklak", "Wowowee", "Boom Tarat Tarat" and "Otso-Otso" which earned him the moniker King of Novelty Songs. Lito Camo was a native of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro.

<i>Wowowin</i> Philippine television show

Wowowin is a Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Willie Revillame, it premiered on May 10, 2015 on the network's Sunday Grande sa Hapon line up.

Willie Revillame Filipino television host, singer, songwriter, businessman, actor and comedian

Wilfredo Buendia Revillame is a Filipino television host, comedian, singer, songwriter, actor, and businessman.

Vincent Aycocho, or better known as Petite is a Filipino actor, comedian, singer and TV show host. He is known for as a Filipino comedian in Comedy Bar, Punch line and Clowns, together with their other celebrities; Boobay, Iyah, Donita Nose, Ate Gay, Allan K. and Wally Bayola. Petite had more projects on GMA Network, hosting of CelebriTV, paired by Joey de Leon's, Lolit's partner

Michael V. Filipino entertainer

Beethoven Michael Del Valle Bunagan, known professionally as Michael V. and also known as Bitoy, is a Filipino actor, comedian and recording artist, who appears in the GMA Network show Bubble Gang, and in his own TV show Pepito Manaloto.

German Moreno Filipino television host, actor, comedian, and talent manager

German Molina Moreno, also known as Kuya Germs and "The Master Showman", was a Filipino television host, actor, comedian, and talent manager.

Ma. Sugar Mercado is a Filipino dancer and actress. She was originally a member of the Sexbomb Girls and one of the hosts of the popular GMA Network noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!. She was dropped by the show in 2007. She is now a co-host of Wowowin.

Archibald Nicholas "Archie" Alemania is a Filipino actor, host, comedian, and dancer.

Jaime Santos, professionally known as Jimmy Santos, is a Filipino actor, comedian, TV host and former professional basketball player.

<i>Wowowillie</i> Philippine television show

Wowowillie was a Philippine noontime variety show aired by TV5. The show premiered on January 26, 2013, and was broadcast live from TV5's Delta Studio in Quezon City, with its main host and producer, Willie Revillame. The show earned the distinction of being the only noontime program to have a Strong Parental Guidance rating from the MTRCB, which was imposed due to the dancers' provocative outfits.

Norman Balbuena, better known in his stage name Boobay, is a Filipino actor, comedian and television host. He is best known for appearing in several GMA News and Public Affairs shows as a co-host. He was also a regular host in the award-winning comedy-game show Celebrity Bluff as a gangnammm along with Edu Manzano, Brod Pete and host Eugene Domingo.

Donita Nose is a Filipino comedienne, actress and TV host on the GMA Network. She is best known as a trans woman comedienne in Punch Line and Klownz together with other celebrities in showbiz like Super Tekla, Iyah, Boobay and Ate Gay. Nose is also known as one of the television hosts in Wowowin together with Super Tekla and Willie Revillame. She also impersonates the actress and MTV VJ Donita Rose, where her screen name was taken from.

Lovely Abella, is a Filipina dancer, host, comedian, model, entrepreneur, and an actress. She is currently under the management of GMA Artist Center and GMA Network.

<i>The Boobay and Tekla Show</i> Philippine television and web show

The Boobay and Tekla Show is a Philippine television comedy talk show broadcast by YouTube and GMA Network. The show premiered as a streaming television show on YouTube in 2018. Directed by Rico Gutierrez, it is hosted by Boobay and Super Tekla. It premiered on terrestrial television on January 27, 2019 on the network's Sunday Grande sa Gabi line up.

<i>All-Out Sundays</i> Philippine television show

All-Out Sundays is a 2020 Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Alden Richards and Julie Anne San Jose, it premiered on January 5, 2020 on the network's Sunday Grande sa Hapon line up replacing Sunday PinaSaya.

Kelvin Miranda Filipino actor, model and singer

Kelvin Miranda is a Filipino actor, model and singer.

Herlene Nicole Budol, a.k.a. "Hipon Girl", is a Filipina comedian, actress and host of the Philippine variety game show Wowowin. Budol gained popularity when she joined the Wowowin segment "Willie of Fortune". Willie Revillame decided to make her a regular host of his show because of her talent and funny jokes.


  1. Anarcon, James Patrick (October 8, 2018). "Super Tekla cried when Willie Revillame hired him as Wowowin co-host".
  2. 1 2 3 Sun, Cherry. "MUST-READ: Ang tunay na buhay ni Super Tekla" [MUST-READ: The real life of Super Tekla]. (in Filipino).
  3. 1 2 "Super Tekla, nagpapasaya sa kabila ng pangungulila" [Super Tekla, amusing despite loneliness]. GMA News Online (in Filipino). October 2, 2016.
  4. "Wowowin: Super Tekla, magiging regular na sa 'Wowowin'" [Wowowin: Super Tekla, will be regular on 'Wowowin']. GMANetwork (in Filipino) via YouTube.
  5. Gonzales, Vir (October 16, 2016). "Pagbu-bold ni Lovi kasama ang sawa, kinainisan ng mga lalaki!" [Lovi boldly with the python, hated by the men!]. (in Filipino). Manila, Philippines.
  6. Serato, Arniel C. (July 7, 2017). "Super Tekla breaks silence on sudden exit from Wowowin".
  7. Rule, Karla (June 9, 2018). "How Super Tekla went from ground zero to TV star".
  8. Sun, Cherry (October 25, 2017). "Super Tekla and Boobsie Wonderland sign contract with GMA Artist Center".
  9. Anarcon, James Patrick (February 20, 2018). "Super Tekla gets first full-length teleserye; joins Barbie-Derrick reunion show".
  10. Bigtas, Jannielyn Ann (January 15, 2019). "The Boobay and Tekla Show promises to bring fresh comedy". GMA News Online.
  11. Bigtas, Jannielyn Ann (January 15, 2019). "Super Tekla wants to reconcile with the mother of his child". GMA News Online.
  12. Santos, Jamil (August 18, 2018). "Super Tekla, sinubok muna ang sexual identity bago nakumpirmang straight siya" [Super Tekla, first tested his sexual identity before confirming he was straight]. Balitambayan (in Filipino).
  13. Santiago, Ervin (October 21, 2020). "Super Tekla inireklamo ng live-in partner: 'no sex, no sustento'" [Super Tekla complained by live-in partner: 'no sex, no sustenance']. (in Filipino). Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  14. Severo, Jan Milo. "Super Tekla goes viral due to alleged sexual abuses". Manila, Philippines. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  15. Bukas, Leo. "Live-in partner ni Tekla na si Michelle Lhor Bana-ag, abusado at manloloko ayon sa isang singer-actor at sa manager ng Klownz". Push. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  16. Severo, Jan Milo. "'Nanaig na ang katutuhanan': Super Tekla on conclusion of sex abuse scandal with partner". Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  17. Nardo, Jun (December 20, 2018). "Derrick Monasterio bibida sa comeback movie ng GMA Films" [Derrick Monasterio stars in GMA Films' comeback movie]. Bandera Inquirer (in Filipino).