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Born
Martina Eileen Hernandez delas Alas

(1964-11-11) November 11, 1964 (age 59)
San Luis, Batangas,
Philippines
Education Far Eastern University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • comedian
  • television personality
Years active 1985–present
Agent
Spouse(s)
Miguel Vera
(m. 1989; ann. 1996)
  • Jed Salang
    (m. 2013; div. 2013)
  • Gerald Sibayan
    (m. 2017)
Children 3
Relatives Ogie Alcasid (cousin)
Musical career
Genres
Labels
  • Star Music
    (2009–2013)
  • GMA Music
    (2017–present)
Associated acts

Martina Eileen Hernandez delas Alas-Sibayan (born November 11, 1964), known professionally as Ai-Ai delas Alas, is a Filipina singer, actress, and comedian. She is widely regarded as the country's "Queen of Comedy" for her comedic talent and best known for her role in the film Ang Tanging Ina (2003), which became a blockbuster hit. On account of the film's popularity, a television series spin-off was produced, as well as three sequels: Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat (2008), Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) (2010) and Enteng ng Ina Mo (2011), with delas Alas reprising her role. She also appeared in the comedy film Our Mighty Yaya, which premiered on May 10, 2017, through Regal Entertainment.

Early and personal life

Martina Eileen Hernandez Delas Alas is the daughter of Rosendo delas Alas (1920–2008) and Gregoria delas Alas née Hernández (died December 30, 2013), and was later adopted by her older, unmarried aunt, Justa delas Alas. She earned a mass communication degree from Far Eastern University (FEU) in 1985.

She was married to actor Miguel Vera, with whom she had two children; she also has a son from a previous relationship with Hernan Jeng Jeng Viola, a guitarist. Before acting, she worked as a sales assistant in a department store, and also performed as a stand-up comic in comedy bars around Metro Manila. On April 3, 2013, she married Jed Salang, at the time a 28-year-old unemployed man who was 20 years her junior. The marriage ended after a month, with delas Alas confirming their separation on May 19, 2013. Delas Alas confirmed through Instagram her engagement to Gerald Sibayan in April 2017; the two married in November 2017.

She is also cousins with Ogie Alcasid.

Career

Delas Alas started her career on GMA Network back in 1991, as a host of Saturday late-night musical variety show RSVP, with Dawn Zulueta and Ariel Ureta. Delas Alas co-hosted GMA noontime shows Lunch Date (1991–1993), SST: Salo-Salo Together (1993–1995) and Eat Bulaga! (2000). She was a member of the cast of GMA sitcoms Ibang Klase with Joey De Leon, Jessa Zaragoza, Mark Anthony Fernandez and Aiza Seguerra in 1997–1998, and 1 for 3 with Vic Sotto and Rosanna Roces between 1999 and 2001.

Delas Alas has acted in several films, including Ang Tanging Ina from Star Cinema, which became the highest-grossing film of 2003. It was followed by more comedy films like Volta where she played a superhero, which spun off into a television series. In the noon-time television show MTB: Ang Saya Saya she was one of the lead hosts. In prime-time teleseries, she played an important role in the TV remake of Bituing Walang Ningning as Dorina's mother. She has also acted in the films Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo, Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat and Pasukob.

She also released her first album on Star Records, entitled Ang Tanging Ina Nyo; this featured six novelty tunes. During the November 9 episode of ASAP 19, she premiered her song "Nandito Lang Ako", and revealed that she would be going under the stage name of ADA.

Return to GMA Network

After almost two decades of working with ABS-CBN, delas Alas decided to return to GMA Network, signing a two-year exclusive contract. One of the deciding factors for her move was the lack of projects for her from the Kapamilya Network. Her last show on ABS-CBN was the remake of Dyesebel alongside Anne Curtis.

Her return was celebrated in the Sunday-noontime show Sunday All Stars, where she was warmly welcomed as the newest Kapuso. As her first project, Delas Alas joined the cast of GMA's Telebabad series Let The Love Begin, in which she played the mother of Ruru Madrid. The show's final episode aired on August 7, 2015.

Delas Alas is also one of the main hosts and comedians in the newest Sunday afternoon comedy variety show Sunday PinaSaya, alongside Marian Rivera and the comedy duo Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. Sunday PinaSaya challenged its rival variety show, ASAP 20 of ABS-CBN Corporation. Delas Alas is also one of the hosts of GMA Network's celebrity talk show CelebriTV, which replaced the longest-running celebrity talk show Startalk. She hosts this alongside Joey De Leon, Lolit Solis, and Ricky Lo. The show premiered on September 19, 2015.

Aside from television shows in the Kapuso Network, Delas Alas also joined international shows in Canada and the United States through GMA Pinoy TV. She was one of the guests in the 10th anniversary of GMA Pinoy TV.

After the successful Enteng ng Ina Mo with Vic Sotto in 2011, delas Alas and Sotto reappeared in the romantic comedy My Bebe Love, released in December 2015. Directed by Jose Javier Reyes, it features the Eat Bulaga! love team of Alden Richards and AlDub (Maine Mendoza).

In June 2020, Delas Alas signed a contract with GMA Artist Center.

2017–present, GMA Records

In November 2017, delas Alas signed a contract with GMA Records and released a single titled "Walang Pinipili".

Other ventures

As a film producer

Delas Alas has produced some of the films in which she has starred.

List of films co-produced by Ai-Ai delas Alas

  1. Enteng ng Ina Mo, co-produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc., M - Zet TV Productions, Inc., OctoArts Films and APT Entertainment; with Vic Sotto
  2. Sisterakas, co-produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc. and Viva Films; with Vice Ganda and Kris Aquino
  3. Kung Fu Divas, co-produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc., Reality Entertainment and The O&Co. Picture Factory; with Marian Rivera, who was also a producer of the film.

MEDA Productions

Martina Eileen Delas Alas Productions, also known as MEDA Productions, is a film production company in the Philippines managed by delas Alas.

Theatrical featured films of MEDA Productions

  1. My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore (December 25, 2015) co-produced by OctoArts Films, M - Zet TV Productions, Inc., APT Entertainment and GMA Films; starring Vic Sotto, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

As a talent manager

Ai-Ai delas Alas was the manager of the Filipino hiphop collective Ex Battalion for a brief period of time, from June 2018 to May 2019.

The former manager reportedly relinquished her role to the group's original leader, Mark Maglasang due to the unprofessional and disobedient attitude of most of the members. According to her, she has been putting up with their behavior for 9 months already, characterize by the continuous absence in meeting sessions and disrespectful behavior displayed by other members when reprimanded. "I can only do so much. If they want their group to prosper, then I guess they must change themselves first. I can't help them if they won't help themselves", she insisted.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
1985 Sana Kahit Minsan Jenny Mae
1987 Dalawang Larawan ng Pag-ibig Kris Ananie
Mga Syanong Parak Lalang
1988 Regal Shocker: The Movie Marida
1989 Gawa Na ang Bala para sa Akin Miss Sy Go Row
Wooly Booly: Ang Classmate Kong Alien
Romeo Loves Juliet (But Their Families Hate Each Other)
1990 Rocky n' Rolly
Bakit Kay Tagal ng Sandali?
Ang Titser Kong Alien: Wooly Booly II
1991 Underage Too Yaya Kristina
Shake, Rattle & Roll III Dezzi Rae
1992 Shake, Rattle & Roll IV Astrude
Guwapings: The First Adventure Vivian
1993 Bulag, Pipi at Bingi Cinderella
1994 Separada Cookie
Koronang Itim Luigi
Mars Ravelo's Darna! Ang Pagbabalik
1997 Computer Kombat Mama Tasining
Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot Kiry
1998 It's Cool Bulol
Kasal-Kasalan (Sakalan) Hillary
1999 Ms. Kristina Moran, Ang Babaeng Palaban Ms. Kristine Moran
Kiss Mo 'Ko Pola
2000 Bakit Ba Ganyan? (Ewan Ko nga ba, Darling)
2001 Booba Gretchen/Madame X
2003 Ang Tanging Ina Ina Montecillo
Pakners Maui
Pinay Pie Yolly
2004 Volta Perla Magtoto/Volta
2005 Shake, Rattle & Roll 2k5 Ispiritista
2006 Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice Love
2007 Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo Georgia Quizon
Pasukob Julia San Miguel
2008 Ikaw Pa Rin: Bongga Ka Boy! Dra. Baby Holmes
Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat President Ina Montecillo
2009 BFF: (Best Friends Forever) Frances
Ang Tanging Pamilya: A Marry Go Round Sunshine Sicat
2010 Noy Herself/Cameo
Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Ina Montecillo
2011 Who's that Girl? John Eduque Sr.'s mistress
Enteng Ng Ina Mo Ina Montecillo
2012 Sisterakas Bernadette "Detty" Sabroso Maningas
2013 Bromance: My Brother's Romance Ghost in the mausoleum
Kung Fu Divas Charlotte/Lyna
2014 Past Tense 2034 Rosabelle "Belle" Garcia/2014 Beh
Ronda Paloma Arroyo
2015 La Amigas Victoria "Vicky" Verallo
My Bebe Love: KiligPaMore Corazon "Cora" Talatala
2016 Area Hillary
2017 Our Mighty Yaya Yaya Virgie
Bes and the Beshies Charla
2019 S.O.N.S. (Sons of Nanay Sabel) Sabel Dela Cruz
School Service
Feelenial: Feeling Millennial Madam Bato-Bato
And Ai, Thank You Aileen "Ai" dela Rosa
3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon! Mary Balbon
2020 D'Ninang Mercedita "Ditas / Ninang" Vicente

Television

Year Title Role(s) Network
1989 Palibhasa Lalake Elma ABS-CBN
1991–1995 R.S.V.P. Host GMA Network
1991–1993 Lunch Date Co-host
1994–1995 SST: Salo-Salo Together
1995–2000 Eat Bulaga Host
1997–2001 1 for 3 Tamulite aka "Tam"
1999 Comedy Central Market Host
2000 Sing Galing! ABC 5
2000–2005 MTB Co-host ABS-CBN
2000–2003 Arriba, Arriba! Venus Arriba
2000 Judy Ann Drama Special: Talak, Halahak, Palakpak
2001–2004 Whattamen Tita Vicky
2003–2005 Ang Tanging Ina Ina Macaspac
2004 Morning Star Host
2005–2006 Entertainment Konek
My Juan and Only Mercy
2006 Bituing Walang Ningning Adora Pineda
2006–2007 Super Inggo Bugan "Halimaw sa Banga"
2007 Princess Sarah Rama Dass
2008 Volta Perla Magtoto / Volta
2008–2009 I Love Betty La Fea Julia Pengson / Julia Tingson
2009 Ruffa & Ai Co-host
2009–2010 May Bukas Pa Delilah
2009–2010 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Presents: Pepeng Agimat Gloring Dimaanta
2010–2013 Pilipinas Got Talent Judge
2010 M3: Malay Mo Ma-develop Kring Kring
2011 Maria la del Barrio Casilda Dimaculangan
2011–2012 My Binondo Girl Zenaida "Zheny" Dimaguiba-Sy
2012 Wako Wako Dyosa Marishka
2013 Wansapanataym Presents: Moomoo Knows Best Joanna
TodaMax Vangie "Ate Van" Batumbakal
2014 Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel Banak
2015 Magpakailanman: Mga Anak ng Asawa Ko Leda GMA Network
Let the Love Begin Jenina "Jeni" Magtanggol-Pontenciano / DJ Jeni / DJ Bebeyoncé
2015–2019 Sunday PinaSaya Herself
2015–2016 CelebriTV
KalyeSerye Doña Barbara "Lola Babah" Laticia Rockefeller Viuda de Faulkerson
2016 Lip Sync Battle Philippines Himself
Yan ang Morning! Herself/Special Guest
Superstar Duets Herself
Magpakailanman: Anak Saan Kami Nagkamali Mercy
Laff, Camera, Action! Herself/Come-director
2016–2017 Hay, Bahay! Lav
2017 Trops Rosa Mystica Carpio De Roxas
Wowowin Herself
Super Ma'am Barbie
2017–2018 Bossing & Ai Herself
2017 Magpakailanman: Ang Nanay ng Kalsada Emy
Road Trip: Palawan Herself
2018 Sherlock Jr. Perla Calubaquib
7 Last Words Herself / Fourth Word Testimony Sharer ABS-CBN
Magpakailanman: My Nanay & I Elisa GMA Network
All Star Videoke Herself
#MichaelAngelo: Lenten Special The Boss
The Clash Herself/ Judge
Lip Sync Battle Philippines Herself/ Battler
2019 Daddy's Gurl Amor Flowers
Kara Mia Reynara
2021 Owe My Love Vida Morales
2022 Raising Mamay Leticia "Letty/Mamay" Reyes-Sandejas

Awards and nominations

Year Association Awards and Nominations Result
2017 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Comedy Actress (Hay, Bahay!) Won
48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Global Achievement by a Filipino Artist (Queens New York - Best Female Actor) Won
7th Queens World Film Festival Best Female Actor (Area) Won
2016 6th EdukCircle Awards Most Influential Film Actress of the Year (My Bebe Love) Won
47th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box-Office Queen (My Bebe Love) Won
2015 41st Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress (My Bebe Love) Nominated
38th Gawad Urian Awards Best Actress (Ronda) Nominated
2013 44th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Phenomenal Box Office Stars

(with Kris Aquino and Vice Ganda - Sisterakas)

Won
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Darling of the Press Nominated
2012 43rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Phenomenal Box Office Stars

(with Vic Sotto - Enteng ng Ina Mo)

Won
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Darling of the Press Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year (Enteng ng Ina Mo) Nominated
43rd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Comedy Box-Office Tandem (Enteng ng Ina Mo)

with (Vic Sotto)

Won
2011 42nd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Box-Office Queen (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)) Won
PMPC Star Awards for TV Female Face of the Night Won
9th Gawad Tanglaw Presidential Jury Award Won
36th Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines Best Actress (Enteng ng Ina Mo) Nominated
FAP Awards Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)) Nominated
Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress (M3: Malay Mo Ma-develop) Won
25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actress (Maalaala Mo Kaya: Krus) Won
59th FAMAS Awards Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)) Won
41st Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box-Office Queen (Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)) Won
27th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)) Won
2010 36th Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines Best Actress Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)' Won
2009 Golden Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) (Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat) Nominated
FAP Awards Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat) Nominated
40th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Comedy Box-Office Queen Won
2008 22nd Star Awards for Television Best Comedy Actress Nominated
24th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year (Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo) Won
2007 21st PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Drama Actress (Bituing Walang Ningning) Nominated
2004 20th PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina) Won
52nd FAMAS Awards Best Actress (Ang Tanging Ina) Nominated
PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Gameshow Host (Singgaling) Won
PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Comedy Actress (Ang Tanging Ina) Won
2003 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress (Whattamen) Won
35th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box-Office Queen (Ang Tanging Ina) Won
2002 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Comedy Actress (Whattamen) Won
2000 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Gameshow Host (Singgaling) Won
1999 Star Awards for Television Best Comedy Actress (Ibang Klase) Won
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
1998 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Comedy Actress N/A Won
2000 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Game Show Host(shared with Allan K.) Sing Galing! Won

Honours

  • Ribbon.Crossproecclesiaetpontifice.jpg Recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice

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