MUSIC ARTIST, THEATRE & FILM ACTRESS, TV HOST, COMMERCIAL MODEL, SPCMHS75!
This website is an attempt to share a sneak peek into the accomplishments of MARIA PAZ "PINKY" CASTILLEJO MARQUEZ, one of the Philippines' most talented and versatile music and performing artists today. Pinky's a Paulinian, a very active member of the St Paul College of Manila High School Class of 1975. Please bear in mind that this website is NOT comprehensive; references are 99% from the Web and limited to recent events. Through the years, Pinky has done much more and it will be near-impossible to document everything. We will continue updating this site as new info is found.
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Latest update: 9/20/2004
KAREL MARQUEZ' SUMMER!
Pinky Marquez' daughter stars in ABS-CBN/TFC hit shows MYX, Wazzup, wazzup, ASAP and beginning 15 May 2004, Weekend Love. A Reedley '04 grad and Marketing freshman at Thames, she was nominated for Star Awards Best Newcomer '03 and FHM Sexiest Women '04, among others. She's now filming her second movie, Star Cinema's Because of You; she also sings at Dish ABS-CBN every Thu in May. Karel's the official Pond's endorser, in addition to Close Up, Lee Pipes, Oishi snacks, more. Interviews: Star 5/04, INQ7 5/04, Times 5/04, CelebTalk 11/03 / Star 10/03 / INQ7 11/02. Fansites: KM web / KM forum / KM eGroup / Karel's 17th bday! All the best, Karel!
PINKY MARQUEZ' SKED
* A Song For Eddie Mercado: 26 May, Merk's Bistro, Makati. Pinky to participate in all-star tribute fundraiser for ailing showbiz colleague. * Il Divino (The Divine): Music Museum Greenhills; 6, 7, 8 May at 8pm, also 3pm on May 7, 8. A musical on the life of Renaissance artist Michelangelo, Pinky plays radical poetess Victoria Colonna. * Bayani Agbayani, Vhong Navarro, Pinky Marquez, Tessie Tomas in Star Cinema's comedy flick Otso-Otso Pamela-Mela-One. * Bridal Shower starring Dina Bonnevie, Cherie Pie Picache and Francine Prieto with Pinky Marquez... a Manila Filmfest 2003 entry! * Aside from Pinky's many nationwide solo shows, she sings with music-comedy group Angfourgettables and all-female Lipstique! * And of course, What's up, 'day!, Sats, 430 -5pm, RPN Ch 9. Pinky hosts wacky sitcom-talk show with actress-singer Manilyn Reynes! PINKY MARQUEZ -- a talented music artist! She was a mainstay of the SAINT PAUL COLLEGE OF MANILA HIGH SCHOOL GLEE CLUB that performed in a series of successful joint concerts with its ATENEO DE MANILA HIGH SCHOOL counterpart in the '70s. With her distinctive powerful yet very soothing and enchanting voice, she became a member of the AMBIVALENT CROWD, FOURPLAY, MUSIC MAKING COMPANY, and since 1993, the globe-trotting ANGFOURGETTABLES. She has a successful solo career and has twice represented the country in the ASEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL. She has performed in concerts all over the world and guested in countless variety shows. Pinky's voice has graced nine music albums to date: Ang4gettables' "ANG4" (a new one coming soon!), Universal's "THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE" album to celebrate FOURTH WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, best of Bing Pimentel's all-original "AWIT...PAGIBIG, ALAY, PAPURI" and "BUHAY, ISANG AWIT", Viva's all-star "MOTHER OF ALL" , and soundtrack albums of Original Filipino Musicals (OFM) "RAMA AT SITA", "MAGNIFICAT", and "LAPU-LAPU". Pinky has starred in many Philippinel movies including "OTSO-OTSO PAMELA-MELA-ONE", "BRIDAL SHOWER", "NGAYONG NANDITO KA", "BARUMBADO", "CODE NAME: BLACK AND WHITE", "GORIO PUNASAN... REBEL DRIVER", "THE SINGING MASTER", "MATUDNILA" and "EVERLASTING LOVE". She is a regular on local TV's "WHAT'S UP, 'DAY!", "WANSAPANATAYM", "MAGPAKAILANMAN", "MAALA-ALA MO KAYA" and "AAWITAN KITA" -- the Philippines' longest-running television show (30 years plus!). Fans loved her in TV shows like "LUTONG BAHAY", "WORKING GIRLS", "READY NA DIREK", "LUNCH BREAK", and "HANEP BUHAY" (a Ch 13 public service program she hosted with Dyords Javier and former MTRCB chair Dennis Manicad). THEATRE: Pinky has always considered it the ultimate performance! Her first stint was in 1989 when she played second lead in Nestor Torre's OFM "KATY!". Directors and fans liked what they saw and Pinky was hooked. She has played major roles in many hits including Torre's longest-running "MAGNIFICAT" and "ANG BAGONG BITUIN"; Anton Juan's "OEDIPUS REX" (UP, 2002) and "PORTRAIT OF A FILIPINO AS AN ARTIST" (CCP, 2002), Rita Asilo's "THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES" (2001), Behn Cervantes' "FLOWER DRUM SONG", "DIARY OF ANNE FRANK", "BY GEORGE!", "REFUGE AND STRENGTH"; and "THE SOUND OF MUSIC", Henry Victor Tejero's "LAPU-LAPU"; Tony Espejo's "PERFECT DAYS" and "RIZAL - MGA HULING ARAW", "NOLI ME TANGERE", "EL FILIBUSTERISMO", "ON BROADWAY", "THE GREAT WHITE WAY 3", "ALIKABOK", and Leo Rialp's P40M blockbuster, "RAMA AT SITA". Mookie Katigbak's "BAKHITA" was her second major Original Religious Musical - after "MAGNIFICAT". A Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition graduate of the UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES in Diliman, Pinky hosts wacky sitcom-talk show "WHAT'S UP, 'DAY!", Saturdays, 430 -5 PM, RPN Ch 9 with actress-singer Manilyn Reynes, and "LUTONG BAHAY" -- a popular cooking show on PTV4 that airs every Sun, 1030-11 AM. She promotes National/Panasonic and other products for TV and print; and through the years hosted and performed in countless mega corporate events, like the Dept of Health's SALO-SALONG SAYA Breast Cancer Awareness Celebration, Arzobispado de Manila's JUBILEE PILGRIMAGE FOR PEACE, San Miguel Corporation's COOKMATCH, San Beda College's CENTENNIAL RED & WHITE BALL, Insular Life's HOT STUFF @ HARD ROCK, SANTATLONG PAPURI CONCERT, AMBASSADOR OF PEACE CRUSADE, MISS MAKATI ANNUAL PAGEANTS, Alabang Country Club's CHRISTMAS AWARDS NIGHTS, ARAW NG MAKATI CELEBRATIONS, MOTHERS' FESTIVAL, PILGRIMAGE FOR PEACE, SM CITY INAUGURATIONS, AGRISPECIALISTS ANNIV BALL, among many others. Pinky was featured in AWIT... PAGIBIG, ALAY, PAPURI full-orchestra concert showcasing Bing Pimentel's compositions last Dec 02. Take a peek at Pinky's 2002 and 2003 sked. *
Pinky is the incumbent TREASURER of the ORGANISASYON NG PILIPINONG MANG-AAWIT, where she also served as VP for External Affairs in 1991-92. She participated in the 1988 "PILIPINO MUNA!" ("Filipino First") ad campaign, where top music artists -- APO Hiking Society, Janet Basco, Lea Salonga, Robert Seña, Mitch Valdez, Rey Valera, Nonoy Zuñiga, more -- sang a Ryan Cayabyab original in an unprecedented TV ad. Indeed, Pinky has always been a caring, sharing member of the Filipino entertainment community.
Pinky's business manager is ARNOLD VEGAFRIA, ALV Productions, 5th Floor Taipan Place Bldg., Julia Vargas St. Pasig City. Please call him at (632) 637-7014 to 18 for biz inquiries.
MUSIC ARTIST, THEATRE AND FILM ACTRESS, TV AND CORPORATE HOST, COMMERCIAL MODEL, VERSATILITY PERSONIFIED... THAT'S OUR VERY OWN PINKY MARQUEZ!
CHOICE ARTICLES ON PINKY MARQUEZ and ANG4:
LUTONG BAHAY - THE COOKING SHOW! Let our favorite TV host, PINKY MARQUEZ, show you how to prepare delicious meals the fun and easy way. Tune in every Sunday, 10:30 to 11:00 AM, PTV4 Manila -- your friends and family will love you for it!
MOOD CANDLES hand-crafted by PINKY MARQUEZ transforms any room into something mysterious or romantic and fun, depending on one's fancy! Exclusively available at Treasures of the East at Gremel Bldg on Makati Avenue, soon at Garden Blooms at Rockwell Powerplant, Makati City. For info, call (02) 413-2034 or (0917) 441-0911. All about passion and obsession -- Pinky's latest love!
FOREVER LIVING -- a complete line of fine beauty products! Experience the difference -- try them today! PINKY MARQUEZ -- our consultant!
Pinky (front left) with cast of "Portrait", 2002.
Pinky in "Perfect Days", 2000.
"The Vagina Monologues", 2001.
Bimbo, Isay, Pinky, Jorge: The Angfourgettables!.