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Rica Peralejo

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Years active  1992–2014
Role  Actress
Agent  Star Magic (1992–2014)
Siblings  Paula Peralejo
Height  5'4"
Children  Philip Nathaniel
Name  Rica Peralejo

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Full Name  Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo
Born  March 7, 1981 (age 34) (1981-03-07) Philippines
Spouse  Joseph Bonifacio (m. 2010)
Albums  Ikaw Pa Rin At Ako, Fallin'
Movies and TV shows  ASAP, Ang TV, TGIS, Spirit of the Glass, Gimik
Similar People  Paula Peralejo, Maui Taylor, Iya Villania, Donita Rose, Bianca Gonzalez

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Rica Peralejo (born as Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo on March 7, 1981), is a Filipina actress, singer, and television host. She is a member of ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents collectively known as Star Magic.


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Peralejo started out as a child star and was part of ABS-CBN's popular youth oriented variety show Ang TV. During her early teens, she became part of the rival network's hit teen-oriented drama, GMA Network's T.G.I.S.. A year later, Peralejo moved back to ABS-CBN and was cast as part of its own hit teen oriented drama, Gimik. She was also cast as part of the hit horror series !Oka Tokat. Her acting prowess was finally recognized as she became a staple in ABS-CBN's teleseryes such as Mula sa Puso, Marinella, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, Sineserye Presents: Palimos ng Pag-ibig, Sa Piling Mo and Pangarap na Bituin. She was also part of the hit sitcoms Palibhasa Lalake, Oki Doki Doc and OK Fine Whatever. She also honed her hosting skills as a host for the showbiz oriented show Showbiz No. 1 and a segment host for Umagang Kay Ganda. Rica was also hailed as a Dancing Queen with her Rated R segment in the Philippines' longest running variety show ASAP. She has appeared in several episodes of Komiks, Star Magic Presents, Philippine TV's longest running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and her own mini-anthology via Star Drama Presents: Rica. Recently, Rica has appeared in guest roles on 100 Days to Heaven and Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig and became a guest judge on several occasions on It's Showtime. In 2015, Peralejo hosted Mommy Hacks, a parenting lifestyle show on CNN Philippines, with Chesca Garcia-Kramer. The show will return this 2016 with a new title, Mommy Manual.


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Between making television shows, Peralejo has made several movies. During her younger years, she was a staple in teen flicks such as 'T.G.I.S. The Movie, Takot Ka Ba Sa Dilim? and Silaw. She also did several comedy movies such as It's Cool Bulol and Banyo Queen. She later took on more daring and sexy roles in such movies as Balahibong Pusa, Tatarin and Sa Huling Paghihintay. She then went on to star in a string of horror movies like Tiyanaks, Matakot Ka Sa Karma and Spirit of the Glass which earned her the moniker "Scream Queen". In the succeeding years, Peralejo made special appearances in films Caregiver and Paano Na Kaya.


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Peralejo also embarked on a singing career and has released two solo albums and contributions on soundtracks and compilations.


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She was an endorser for Philippine clothing brand, Bench.

Personal life

Peralejo studied at the School of the Holy Spirit during her early years. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in AB Literature.

Peralejo is married to Joseph "Joe" Bonifacio, a pastor of Every Nation Church. On January 17, 2014, she gave birth to a boy, Philip Nathaniel, and chose to give up showbiz to focus on her family. In May 2016, she announced that she will be having their second child.


  • Understatement: The Bench Underwear and Denim Fashion Show (2004)
  • Discography

  • Sa Huling Paghihintay (soundtrack) (2000)
  • Ikaw Pa Rin At Ako (1999)
  • Fallin' (1995)
  • References

    Rica Peralejo Wikipedia