Filipina, Wife, Mother of 5, Multi-awarded Actress, Columnist, Award-winning Author, Marathoner and manager of Team Pangilinan.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Major in Behavioral Science at the UP Manila

Maricel has earned her Master’s Degree in Family Life and Child Development at UP Diliman.

She is an award-winning actress who has done more than 20 films under the tutelage of some of the most respected directors of the country like Lino Brocka, Marilou Diaz-Abaya, Peque Gallaga, Lore Reyes, Maryo de los Reyes and Jose Javier Reyes to name a few.  Maricel has been one of the most sought after brand endorsers for family campaigns and more recently for Alcoplus, Strepsils and Alaska.

Maricel has authored 6 books and her children’s book Super Benj, was cited as best children’s book by the  Catholic Mass Media Awards in 2006 and her most recent book is one she co-wrote with her husband, Anthony called Sabi ni Mister, Sabi ni Misis.

Maricel conducts parenting and work-life balance seminars thru BusinessWorks, Inc. and The Master’s Workhouse Foundation.

She is Brent International School Manila‘s Consultant for Community Relations.

Maricel is a health and wellness advocate. She is a lacto-ovo vegetarian and keeps fit by engaging in triathlon with her family, also known as Team Pangilinan. Together, they have joined hundreds of multisport races combined. Maricel and husband, Anthony were official Philippine Delegates to 4 of the 6 World Marathon Majors in New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo.

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July 7, 2012 by Mommy Maricel