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Gardo "Cupcake" Versoza (born Mennen Torres Polintan on November 8, 1969) is a popular Filipino actor who has appeared in over forty movies and dozens of television shows.

Contents

1 Early career 2 Filmography

2.1 Television 2.2 Movies

3 References 4 External links

Early career[edit] He started out in roles such as Sabik Sa Halik, Machete II, Halimuyak Ng Babae and Kirot. He was known as "NINO ESPEDILLA" in true life. Later, he went on to star in action movies such as Cesar Climaco, Mison, and Ka Hector. He has also appeared in critically acclaimed movies such as the 1998 Marilou Diaz-Abaya version of Rizal where he played the role of hero Andres Bonifacio
Andres Bonifacio
and Sisa where he played the role of Jose Rizal
Jose Rizal
/ Pepe. He has recently even tried his hand in comedy starring in Pinoy Blonde. His success is not limited to movies alone. He also has been the focal point of some of the highest rated shows in Philippine television including Mula sa Puso
Mula sa Puso
where he portrayed Domingo, It Might Be You as Camilo San Carlos and Sugo
Sugo
where he was Apo Abukay. At the onset and during his heyday, Gardo Versoza was tagged "Asia's Sexiest Man. In his latest production, Sugo, Gardo plays the role of Apo Abukay. Apo Abukay is an evil chieftain who possesses black magic coming from the anito or spirit of darkness. He is characterized for embracing the old world or the pre-Spanish era. He battled the Spanish friars who came to the Philippines
Philippines
and it was only through the intervention of Conde Vergonze, a blind but powerful warrior that he was defeated. However, he made a pact that he could be resurrected with the blood of a certain woman from his bloodline (alay). After years of trying to resurrect Apo Abukay, the Binhi-lans (descendants of Apo Abukay) succeeded because the chosen one (sugo) of the Carag-Ayans (descendants of Conde Vergonze) fell in love with the alay and refused to kill her. In the end Apo Abukay was defeated and the Binhi-lan and Carag-Ayan tribes ended their centuries long war. The chosen one and the alay married and peace was restored. As of late, Versoza has been busy with guest appearances in various shows in both ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
and GMA - 7. He has been spotted lately in Bubble Gang, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Hokus Pokus and Magpakailanman. He is also taking up directing classes and hopes to be a director some day. In 2014, in an interview with the press, he mentioned that he carried over some of the gay mannerisms he used to portray during his previous movies and sitcoms. In early 2016, he began taking the moniker, "Cupcake", which was originally been given by his best friend, Aiai Delas Alas. As of 2017, he is currently into culinary activities, but still, he doesn't issue any statement whether he is a straight, a bisexual or gay, but because of his gayish mannerisms both on-cam and off-cam, many people believe he is now totally, a gay person.[1][2][3] Filmography[edit] Television[edit]

Year Title Role(s) Type of Role Network

2018 Extraordinary Love

Supporting role GMA Network

Sirkus Leviticus "Levi" Supporting role / Protagonist

2017 Kambal, Karibal Noli Bautista Special
Special
participation

Wish Ko Lang: Sa Kuweba Ng Buhay Lito Episode guest

D' Originals Greg "Chef Logo" Buenaventura Extended role / Antagonist / Protagonist

Hay, Bahay! Bernie Versace Episode guest

Tsuperhero Apo Amasam Episode guest / Antagonist

Destined to be Yours Teddy Obispo Supporting role

2016 A1 Ko Sa 'Yo Rolly Molina Co-lead role

Juan Happy Love Story Rodrigo "Bayong" Villanueva Supporting role

The Story of Us Ferdie Sandoval† Special
Special
participation ABS-CBN

Ismol Family Sampaguita Guest appearance GMA Network

2015-2016 The Half Sisters Dr. Santiago "Santi" Abarrientos III Extended role / Protagonist

2015 Magpakailanman: Love After the Storm Joel Episode guest

Let the Love Begin Antonio "Tony" Sta. Maria / DJ Tony Supporting role

2014-2015 More Than Words Victor Balboa Supporting role

2014 Magpakailanman Aniseto Episode guest

Dading Alfredo "Mother Lexi" Ignacio Supporting role

Rhodora X Derick Ferrer Supporting role

2013 Genesis Ka Andoy Guest appearance

Titser Sir Gil Main role GMA News TV

Mga Basang Sisiw Efren Rodrigo† Main role / Antagonist GMA Network

Never Say Goodbye Dindo Carpio Main role TV5

2012-2013 Aso ni San Roque Kanlaon Main role / Antagonist GMA Network

2012 Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa Arvin Supporting role TV5

Hiram na Puso Leonardo "Leo" Saavedra Main role GMA Network

Maalaala Mo Kaya: Singsing Piding Episode guest ABS-CBN

2011-2012 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Ferdinand Fuentebella Main role GMA Network

Amaya Rajah Mangubat† Main role / Antagonist

2011 Maalaala Mo Kaya: TV George Habijan Supporting role ABS-CBN

Green Rose David Tobias Supporting role

Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Bianong Bulag Ernesto Gutierrez

2010 Wansapanataym: Zoila's Valentina Luis Veneracion Episode guest

Untold Stories Mula sa Face to Face Various roles

TV5

Maalaala Mo Kaya: Rosas Nestor Episode guest ABS-CBN

The Celebrity Cook-Off Himself / Host Presenter TV5

Your Song Presents: Isla Mario Episode guest ABS-CBN

Rubi Arturo Dela Fuente Supporting role

2009-2010 Katorse Don Anselmo Arcangel Extended role

May Bukas Pa Gary Guest appearance

2009 Sugat ng Kahapon Aldo† Main role / Antagonist GMA Network

2008-2009 Luna Mystika Dante / Sikano† Supporting role / Antagonist

2008 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Basura Jojo Episode guest ABS-CBN

I Am KC: Time's Up! Mang Nolan Episode guest

Sine Novela Presents: Magdusa Ka Bernardo Doliente Supporting role GMA Network

2007-2008 Kamandag King Saban† Main role

2007 Ysabella young Perry Mendoza Special
Special
participation ABS-CBN

Sine Novela Presents: Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap Pablo Acuesta Main role GMA Network

Asian Treasures Socrates Extended role

Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao Nanding Guest appearance / Episode guest ABS-CBN

2006-2007 Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko Kapitan Carling Ambing Guest appearance / Episode guest

2006 Ang Kasagutan

GMA Network

2006-2007 Atlantika Haring Agat Supporting role

2005-2006 Sugo Apo Abukay† Supporting role / Antagonist

2005 Ang Mahiwagang Baul: Kung Bakit May Korona Ang Bayabas Mura-On Episode guest

2003-2004 It Might Be You Camillo San Carlos Supporting role / Antagonist ABS-CBN

2002-2003 Bituin Diony Main role

Kung Mawawala Ka Edmund Amparo Extended role GMA Network

2001-2002 Biglang Sibol, Bayang Impasibol Carlos Herrero

1997-1999 Mula Sa Puso Domingo† Supporting role / Antagonist ABS-CBN

Movies[edit]

The Pre Nup (2015) Justice (2014) Sundalong Kanin (2014) Sisterakas
Sisterakas
(2012) .... husband of Bernadette - Gardo's 1st VIVA Films Movie Bwakaw (2012) MNL 143 (2012) Astig (2009) Prinsipe Sabong (2009) Gulong (2007) The Bicycle (2007) First Day High (2006) .... Rene Samartino Pinoy Blonde (2005) Mano Po III: My Love (2004) Babae sa Breakwater (2004) .... Dave Animal (2004) .... Ferdie Kerida (2003) Bigay hilig (2003) Kiskisan (2003) .... Marvin Biyahera (2002) Kailangan kita (2002) Aagos Ang Dugo (2001) Huwag Mong Ubusin Ang Bait Ko! (2000) .... Franco Valero Sa Piling ng mga Aswang
Aswang
(1999) Sindak (1999) Ang Kabit ni Mrs. Montero (1999) Sisa (1999) .... Jose Rizal
Jose Rizal
a.k.a. Pepe Mula Sa Puso: The Movie .... Domingo (cameo) Jose Rizal
Jose Rizal
(1998) .... Andres Bonifacio Notoryus (1998) .... SPO1 Dalisay (as Police Syndicate) Kargado (1998) .... Frido Bawal (1998) Kid Manalo, Akin Ang Ulo No (1998) Ang Lalaki sa Buhay ni Selya (1997) .... Bobby The Mariano Mison Story (1997) .... Dennis Mabango (1997) Kristo (1996) .... Gestas Medrano (1996) .... David Medrano Halimuyak ng Babae (1996) Sabik sa Halik (1995) .... Rico Kirot 2 (1995) .... Dino Kandugan (1995) Ka Hector (1995) Sana'y Laging Magkapiling (1994) Machete 2: Pure Awesomeness (1994) .... David Bawal na Gamot (1994) .... Jimbo Isang Linggong Pag-Ibig (1993) Ayaw Ko Ng Nangarap (1993) .... Edward Kumusta Ka Aking Mahal (1993) Isang Linggong Pag-Ibig (1993) Taong Gubat (1993) Paminsan-minsan (1992) Sana Kahit Minsan (1992) .... Tony Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin (1992) Ilalaban Kita ng Patayan (1991) .... Zaldong tisoy (1991) Ubos Na Ang Luha Ko (1991) .... Nando Magdalena S. Palacol Story (1991) Onyong Majikero (1991) .... George

References[edit]

^ Kach 🍊 [@thirdyisagirl] (7 February 2017). "Nickname talaga ni Gardo Versoza yung cupcake? May story ba yun? I'm curious. 😊 #DTBY20DaysToGo" (Tweet) – via Twitter.  ^ http://philippines.shafaqna.com/EN/PH/386619 ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/380473/showbiz/gardo-versoza-aminadong-nada dala-ang-gay-mannerisms-ni-mother-lexie-kahit-off-cam

External links[edit]

Gardo Versoza on IMDb

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 26837258

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India-related topics in Philippines articles

History

Maritime Southeast Asia History of Indian influence on Southeast Asia

Tabon Caves Garuda Gold Pendant Golden Tara Laguna Copperplate Inscription

Indianized kingdom
Indianized kingdom
in Philippines
Philippines
and Indian cultural influences in early Philippine polities

Srivijaya Majapahit Kedatuan of Madja-as Kingdom of Butuan Maynila (historical entity) Kingdom of Namayan Rajahnate of Cebu Rajah Matanda Rajah Sulayman Sultanate of Maguindanao Sultanate of Lanao Sultanate of Sulu Tondo (Historical State)

Battle of Manila
Manila
(1762)

Geography

Indosphere

Greater India

Indian settlement in the Philippines

Cainta
Cainta
historic settlement of Indians

Religion

Religion
Religion
in pre-colonial Philippines
Philippines
had Indianized Hindu and Buddhist influence Buddhism in Southeast Asia

Buddhism in the Philippines

Hinduism in Southeast Asia

Aswang
Aswang
(Asura) Diwata Hinduism in the Philippines Philippine mythology Deities of Philippine mythology Philippine folk literature Nanak Darbar Indian Sikh Temple, Iloilo

Politics

India– Philippines
Philippines
relations Tourism in the Philippines

Visa requirements for Indian citizens

Tourism in India

Visa requirements for Filipino citizens Filipinos in India

Language

Indianized ancient Filipino script Indian loanwords in various Filipino languages Influence of Indian languages on Tagalog language Sanskrit language loanwords in Tagalog language Tamil language loanwords in Tagalog language Sanskrit language loanwords in Cebuano language Sampaguita Filipino national flower is named from Indian sanskrit Champaka

Economy

Maritime Southeast Asia Murrah buffalo
Murrah buffalo
from Haryana imported to Philippine

from Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Hisar, Haryana, India to Philippine Carabao Center
Philippine Carabao Center
in Nueva Ecija

Business process outsourcing to India Business process outsourcing in the Philippines Indian Companies

Culture

Pre-Spanish Indian traditions of Philippines

Filipino pre-colonial styles and titles National Assembly of the Philippines
Philippines
Hall has the statue of ancient Hindu saint Manu behind the president's seat Kudyapi
Kudyapi
guitar influenced by the Indian classical music Filipino martial arts
Filipino martial arts
inspired by the Indian martial arts Alim and Hudhud of Ifugao based on Indian Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharta Hudhud - the Ifugao epic based on the Indian epic Mahabharta Biag ni Lam-ang
Biag ni Lam-ang
Ilocano epic based on the Indian Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharta Ibalong epic of Bicol based on Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharta Darangen epic of Maranao people based on Indian epics Ramayana Pangalay
Pangalay
or Daling Daling (fingernail dance of Sulu and Sabah)

Cuisine

People

People

Indian Filipino List of Filipino-Indian people Indian surnames in Philippines Ethnic groups in the Philippines

Foreign citizens residing in Philippines Indian people

Dr. Leticia Ramos-Shahani
Leticia Ramos-Shahani
- sister of former President Fidel Ramos is married to an Indian Dang Cecilio (Binibining Pilipinas 1979) Janina San Miguel
Janina San Miguel
(Binibining Pilipinas 2008) Venus Raj
Venus Raj
(Binibining Pilipinas 2010) Parul Shah (Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2014) Ramon Bagatsing
Ramon Bagatsing
( Manila
Manila
mayor) Raymond Bagatsing (actor) Cassandra Ponti (actress) Chanda Romero (actress) Dawn Zulueta (actress) Gardo Versoza (actress) Melanie Marquez (director) Pepe Diokno
Pepe Diokno
(producer) Sharmaine Arnaiz (actress) Zia Marquez (actress) Jose Diokno
Jose Diokno
(politician) Dr. Juan R. Francisco (Indologist) Dr. Josephine Acosta Pasricha (Indologi

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