The Info List - Marc Abaya

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Ramon Marcelino "Marc" Diaz Abaya (born November 6, 1979) is a Filipino musician, TV host, VJ, and occasional actor. Abaya appeared in the 2009 Philippine release of Tinker Bell. He is the son of actor/director Manolo Abaya and director Marilou Diaz-Abaya.


1 Musical career 2 Acting 3 Discography

3.1 With Kjwan 3.2 Filmography

3.2.1 Television 3.2.2 Movies

4 References

Musical career[edit] Abaya was discovered by Raimund Marasigan
Raimund Marasigan
of The Eraserheads
The Eraserheads
during a "battle of bands" in which Abaya's band Shirley Beans won first place. Marasigan, who was one of the judges for the night, invited Abaya to act as frontman for the band Sandwich in 1998. While Abaya was a member of the band, they released three albums: Grip, Stand, Throw; 4-track mind; and Thanks to the Moon's Gravitational Pull. While in Sandwich, Abaya formed the band Kjwan with his closest friends in May 2003. In 2004, Kjwan released their self-titled album,[1] which included the carrier single "Daliri." Abaya joined MTV Philippines[2] in 2003 and became one of the VJs until the dissolution of the channel under Music Source, Inc. on January 1, 2007. Abaya hosted a variety of shows, including Rockola on MTV and Massive. In September 2009, AYC hired him to man MTV Philippines' music station U92 for a weekly show. Acting[edit] Abaya played the role of Francis in an ABS-CBN
afternoon drama series, Ligaw na Bulaklak. He was also one of the judges of the network's reality entertainment show Showtime and host of Pilipinas Got More Talent, a spin-off program of the show Pilipinas Got Talent. In 2010, Abaya joined the cast of Dagim, a Cinema One
Cinema One
Original film directed by Joaquin Pedro Valdes for which he won "Best Supporting Actor" at the Cinema One
Cinema One
Originals Awards. In 2011, Abaya moved to GMA Network
GMA Network
for the shows Party Pilipinas
Party Pilipinas
and I Heart You, Pare! In 2012, he was seen in the GMA Afternoon Drama show Faithfully. Discography[edit] With Kjwan[edit] Studio Albums

Year Title Label

2004 Kjwan Sony Music Philippines

2006 2StepMarv PolyEast Records/Barnyard Music Philippines

2009 13 Seconds to Love MCA Music Philippines

2014 Kjwan IV Volume One MCA Music Philippines

Other Appearances

Year Song Album

2003 Drizzle (Helltop Remix) Rx Band Breakout Finalists CD

2005 A Different Kind ROK ON! Music Inspired by the Ragnarok Online Game

2007 Daliri LIVE AND RAW (6UG Live CD)

2009 Pause Kerplunk! DEFIANT

2009 13 Seconds to Love Nokia 5800 Express Music Phone MCA Music

2012 Kjwan IV volume 1 2014 I Kjwan IV voiume 2


Filmography[edit] Television[edit]


Year Title Role Network

2008 Ligaw na Bulaklak Francis ABS-CBN

2009 Your Song Presents: Babalik Kang Muli Rafael "Raffy" Valero

2010 Habang May Buhay King

Pilipinas Got Talent Himself ABS-CBN

Magkaribal Neil Olaguer

2011 Party Pilipinas Himself / Performer / Co-Host GMA Network

I Heart You, Pare! Joel

Spooky Nights Presents: Bampirella Armand

Daldalita Sam

2012 Faithfully Kevin Quillamor

2013 Forever Federico Gallardo

2014 Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real Vincent Dumlao

2015 Second Chances Dustin

Princess in the Palace Raphael Jacinto

2016 Hahamakin ang Lahat Luisito "Sito" Labsat Sr.

2017 Legally Blind William Villareal

Impostora Leo Corpuz

2018 My Guitar Princess



Year Title Role Film Production

2007 Elegie Seb -

2010 Off World Lucky Theo Films

Dagim Pido Cinema One

2013 Alfredo S. Lim: The Untold Stories Charlie Zaragosa Viva Films
Viva Films
and CM Films Productions

2013 Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, the Arturo Porcuna Story N/A Viva Films
Viva Films
and Scenema Concepts International

2014 Sundalong Kanin N/A Cinemalaya Productions


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v t e


Raimund Marasigan Diego Castillo Myrene Academia Mike Dizon Mong Alcaraz

Marc Abaya

Studio albums

Grip Stand Throw 4-Track Mind Thanks to the Moon's Gravitational Pull Five on the Floor <S> Marks the Spot Contra Tiempo Fat Salt & Flame Debris

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(1–4) Ai-Ai Delas Alas
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(1–4) Freddie M. Garcia Angel Locsin
Angel Locsin
(5–) Robin Padilla
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(5–) Vice Ganda
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Luis Manzano (1–5) Billy Crawford Toni Gonzaga (6–)

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