Wednesday, January 04, 2006



BERT "TAWA" MARCELO who was known for his distinctive laughter was born in Baliwag Bulacan on June 6, 1936. His parents were Jose and Alejandra Marcelo. He grew up with nine siblings selling hog meat in the public market.

He started to show inclination to acting when he joined stage plays in high school and in College where he took up AB MAss Communications at the Far Eastern University.
His biggest break was when he was hired in TISOY as Tikyo.

He became a mainstay in the San Miguel Commercial where he made famous the catchline catchline, Mag beer munta tayo.

He concentrated in emceeing when the sexy movies dominated the movie industry.

Apart from his classic commercials for San Miguel Beer such as Isang Platitong Mani, Marcelo was also best known as the co-host with Pilita Corrales of Ang Bagong Kampeon, a long-running television talent show which discovered Regine Velasquez among other talents. He was also an occasional actor in films, as well in television sitcoms such as Baltic and Company in the 1970s.

Marcelo was at the peak of his career when he suffered a fatal stroke, shortly after losing the 1995 gubernatorial election for the province of Bulacan.

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