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Marc Abaya
Birth name Ramon Marcelino Abaya
Born November 6, 1979 (age 29)
Origin Philippines
Occupations singer, guitarist, actor, TV host, VJ
Associated acts Shirley Beans
Sandwich (band)
Kjwan

Ramon Marcelino "Marc" Abaya (born November 6, 1979) is a Filipino musician, TV host, VJ, and occasional actor. He is the son of veteran actor/director Manolo Abaya and prolific director Marilou Diaz-Abaya.

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Sandwich

Abaya was discovered by Raimund Marasigan of The Eraserheads during a battle of the 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. Sandwich successfully released three albums; Grip, Stand, Throw; 4-track mind; Thanks to the Moon's Gravitational Pull.

Kjwan

While in Sandwich, he formed a band with his closest friends, they named Kjwan. Formed May 2003, Kjwan successfully released their self-titled album in 2004.[1] Their carrier single Daliri became popular.

He left Sandwich sometime in 2004, not only to be a full time member of Kjwan, but also because he could not juggle having two bands and being a VJ for MTV Philippines at the same time.

Sandwich remains in the mainstream, releasing their fourth album Five on the Floor, and their fifth, "S Marks the Spot", with Marasigan taking over frontman duties. Mong Alcaraz of Chicosci joined Sandwich to as one of the guitarists.

MTV career

He joined MTV Philippines [2]in 2003 and became one of the VJs until the dissolution of MTV Philippines under the Music Source Inc on January 1, 2007. He was not re-hired by All Youth Channels Inc, the company that operates the new MTV Philippines. Marc had hosted a variety of shows, most notably "Rockola on MTV" and "Massive". His MTV career had also gained him more widespread recognition as a host.

However, on September 2009, AYC hired him to man MTV Philippines' music station U92, in which he will do a show once a week (Saturdays).

Acting

Abaya recently entered Philippine local show business in which he was known for playing the role of Francis in an afternoon drama series on ABS-CBN's Ligaw na Bulaklak starring Roxanne Guinoo and Sid Lucero. He was also one of the judges of the new reality entertainment show Showtime.

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Filmography

Television

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