Tetchie Agbayani

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Tetchie Agbayani
Visitacion Parado

(1961-07-02) July 2, 1961 (age 60)
Alma mater Saint Joseph's College of Quezon City
Years active1980–present

Visitacion Parado (born July 2, 1961), better known by her screen name Tetchie Agbayani, is a Filipina movie and television actress, Mutya ng Pilipinas, psychology instructor and Playboy model. She appeared in a regular issue of German Playboy and a special American edition entitled "Women of the World". She is featured daily on the Filipino TV Channel where she stars in soap operas.


Early life

Agbayani was born on July 2, 1961 to a Roman Catholic family. She studied high school at the University of Santo Tomas before enrolling in the University's Bachelor of Science in Architecture program in 1979. She eventually dropped from the program due to showbiz commitments.


In the United States, Agbayani pursued acting in Hollywood. She appeared in international productions, sometimes credited as Carol Roberts. Her films include John Boorman's The Emerald Forest (1985); a cameo in The Money Pit (1986); leading lady in Gymkata (1985); and as a geologist in the Australian film Rikky and Pete (1988). Agbayani also appeared in an episode of the British television series Yellowthread Street .

On television, she played the tragic heroine "Sisa" in Eddie Romero's Noli Me Tangere, based on the novel by Philippine national hero Dr. José Rizal.

Private life

In 1989, Agbayani returned to the Philippines and took time out from her career to give birth to her daughter, China. During this period, Agbayani devoted her whole time as a mother, living a private life for several years.


In 1995, Agbayani resumed her education and enrolled in Saint Joseph's College, Quezon City. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 2000. In 2001, she was accepted into the Master of Arts in psychology with a concentration in counseling psychology program at the Ateneo de Manila University. She completed all academic requirements and is now working on her master's thesis. She is also teaching psychology at Saint Joseph's, [1] [2] while doing occasional TV and film appearances.



1980Juan Tamad, Jr. [3]
1981Pepeng ShotgunMarita AbadCredited as "Techie Agbayani" [3] [4]
1981Sambahin ang Ngalan MoFreda [5]
1982Mga Kanyon ni Mang Simeon [6]
1982 Desire Bessie [7]
1984The Story of the DollsLee [3] [8]
1985 Gymkata Princess Rubali [9] [10] [11]
1985 Emerald Forest Caia [12]
1986 The Money Pit Florinda Fielding [13]
1987DisorderliesLily [3]
Balweg Ka Susan [14]
1988 Rikky and Pete Flossie [15]
1991 Indio 2: The Revolt Mrs. Morelli [3]
1993 Sakay Elena [16] [17] [18]
1994RageAlternative title: Deathfight [19]
2006 Close to You Lance's Mother [12]
2008YanggawInday Villacin [20]
2009 T2 Rita [21]
2009IndependenciaMother [22]
2010Presa [23]
2010 The Red Shoes Bettina's mother [24]
2010 Babe, I Love You Lala Sanchez [25]
2010Limbunan [26] [27]
2011 Thelma Floring [28]
2012 Unofficially Yours Helen [29]
2012 Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang Melinda [30]
2014Mana [31] [32] [33] [34]
2015 The Love Affair [35]
2015 Beauty and the Bestie Coney [36]
2017 Finally Found Someone Evy [37]


1987–1997 Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! Amy
1992 Noli Me Tángere SisaMiniseries [38]
2001 Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan Consuelo
2003 Basta't Kasama Kita Marina Lagdameo
2006 I Luv NY Mrs. Balumbalunan
2007 Super Twins Donya Besta
2007 Love Spell Presents : Hairy HarrySally [39]
2008 Ligaw na Bulaklak Mina Rodriguez [40]
2008 Eva Fonda Josefina Escop
2009 Parekoy Lucy [41]
2009 The Wedding Natalie Aquino
2010 Habang May Buhay Ellen Corpuz [42]
2010–11 My Darling Aswang Tasha [43]
2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya Francisca TrilloEpisode: "Plane Ticket"
2011 Wansapantaym Presents : Rod Santiago's: Buhawi Jack Mildred Vergara / Ferenze Escaño [44]
2011WansapanataymAurora's Ma [45]
2011WansapanataymLucresia MarasiganEpisode: "Mga Alipin Ng Lumang Aklatan"
2011 100 Days to Heaven Claire's mother
2012 Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig Melinda Rivero [46]
2012 Aryana Queen Hiyasmin [47]
2012 Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Hiyas Elizabeth Salvador
2012 A Beautiful Affair Tala
2013 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw Luisa
2013Maalaala Mo KayaAnnieEpisode: "Football"
2013 My Little Juan Doña Tomasa Calibaquib [48]
2013Maalaala Mo KayaGloEpisode: "Tsubibo" [49] [50]
2013 Got to Believe Lucille [51]
2013 Maria Mercedes Bettina Delaver [52]
2014 Pure Love Senyora [53]
2014Maalaala Mo KayaMama ni RonnieEpisode: "Bukid" [54]
2015 Ipaglaban Mo RitaEpisode: "Sa Mata ng Bata" [55]
2015 Flordeliza Teresa Malubay [56] [57]
2016Wansapanataym Presents: Susi ni SisayCarmela [58]
2016 Dolce Amore Vivian Dubois [59] [60]
2016Ipaglaban MoLola SenyangEpisode: "Lola" [61]
2016–17 The Greatest Love Estella "Stella" Alegre-Policarpio
2018 Tadhana MargaritaEpisode: "Sayaw sa Macau"
2018 Contessa Madam Guadalupe "Guada/Dragona/Queen V." Sarmiento vda. de VenganzaVillainous Protagonist
2018 Magpakailanman LizaEpisode: "Kapag Tumibok ang Puso"
2018 Maalaala Mo Kaya Rosedel's motherEpisode: Korona
2019 Nang Ngumiti ang Langit Elizabeth "Beth" Villaluna
2019 Dahil sa Pag-ibig Clara CorpuzAnti-hero
2021 Init sa Magdamag Olivia AlvarezMain Antagonist

Awards and nominations

2008YanngawCinema One OriginalsBest Supporting ActressWon [62]

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