Tiya Pusit

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Tiya Pusit
Myrna Villanueva

(1948-03-23)23 March 1948
Died2 October 2014(2014-10-02) (aged 66)
Nationality Filipino
Other namesTiya Pusit
Occupation(s) Actress and comedian
Years active1975–2014
Relatives Nova Villa (sister)

Tiya Pusit (born Myrna Villanueva; March 23, 1948 – October 2, 2014) was a Filipino movie and television actress and comedian. She is best known for her role in the 1980s sitcom Eh, Kasi Babae. [1]


Personal life

Pusit was the sister of actress and comedian Nova Villa. [1] In 2013, it was announced that she would be marrying her 27-year-old boyfriend in 2014. [2] [3] She has 4 children. [1]


Tiya Pusit was best known for comedic roles during her 30+ year career. She appeared in many movies, including Dorm Boys (2012), A Journey Home (2009), Bakit ba Ganyan (Ewan ko nga ba, Darling) (2000), Huwag na Huwag kang Lalapit Darling (1997) and Hulihin si…Nardong Toothpick (1990), and Leroy Leroy Sinta (1988). [4]

Villanueva's final roles were in ABS-CBN's drama series Ikaw Lamang and the TV5 sitcom Confessions of a Torpe. [4] [5] She also had roles in DZBB-TV programs, GMA shows including Bahay Mo Ba 'To? (2005) One True Love (2012) and Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas (2013) and ABS-CBN dramas Momay (2010) and Mara Clara (2011).


Pusit fell ill in April 2014, suffering from kidney failure and aortic aneurysm. She underwent double heart bypass surgery on September 9 but had difficulties recovering. She died due to multiple organ failure at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City on October 2, 2014. [1]



1986No Return No ExchangeMr. Dimaguiba's Maid
1987 My Bugoy Goes to Congress
Di Bale Na Lang
1988Fly Me to the MoonTeacher
Leroy Leroy Sinta
Good Morning, Titser
1989Yes Yes Yo, Kabayong Kutsero
M&M, the Incredible Twins
1990Small en Terrible
Hulihin si Nardong Toothpick
Lover's Delight
1991Barbi for PresidentSheryl Ignacio
1992Ano Ba Yan!Pregnant Woman
1993Mama's Boys
Gin Kata
Ang Kuya Kong Siga
Mga 'Syanong Parak
Dino, Abangan ang Susunod Na...
Bulag, Pipi at Bingi
1994Tunay Na Magkaibigan, Walang Iwanan...Peksman
Once Upon a Time in Manila Panchang
1995Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin: Camiguin
Pustahan Tayo, Mahal Mo Ako
Hataw NaNena Masbate
1996Daddy's AngelSr. Miriam
Kung Alam Mo Lang
Sa Iyo Ang Langit, Akin Ang Lupa
1997Wanted Perfect MurderTindera
Huwag na Huwag Kang Lalapit, Darling
Buhay Mo'y Buhay Ko Rin
Ako Ba Ang Nasa Puso Mo?Elma
Langit Sa Piling Mo
1998April, May, June
Kasal-Kasalan SakalanAkang
1999D'Sisters: Nuns of the Above
2000Ayos Na Ang KasunodAling Toyang
Bakit Ba Ganyan? (Ewan Ko Nga Ba, Darling)
2001Super Idol
Kapitan Ambo: Outside de KulamboPusit
2003Message Sent
Anghel sa LupaManang Vita
Masamang UgatLara's Tita
Pinay Pie Tarcing
20091017: Sa Paglaya ng Aking Salita
A Journey HomeTita Nenita
2012Pacer 3
Dorm Boys


1982Eh Kasi, Babae IBC
1999–2003 Beh Bote Nga Tweety GMA Network
2004–2007 Bahay Mo Ba 'To? Bella
2007–2008 Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan Angge Mentor
2009–2010 Tinik sa Dibdib Manda
2010 Momay Aling Linda ABS-CBN
2011 Mara Clara Yaya Bonnel
2012 One True Love BrittanyGMA Network
2013 Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas Selya
2014 Confessions of a Torpe Aling Rosing TV5
Ikaw Lamang SoledadABS-CBN

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