Wednesday, October 31, 2007



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Born on January 30, 1945 as Maria Elisa Cristobal Anson to Oscar Moreno a movie matinee during his time, Boots Anson-Roa is a multi-awarded actress including a Lifetime Achievement Award from FAMAS and STAR AWARDS.

She started in TV as host of Dance-O-Rama in 1963. Married at the age 18 with Pete Roa, it did not stop her from joining the movies where she received multi-awards in recgonition of her acting.

In the 1980's they moved to the United States to become the Press Attache/ Cultural Officer/ Special Asst. to the Ambassador for Media, Community & Cultural Relations.

An achiever and trusted advocate (1974 TOWNS Awardee and UP Outstanding Alumnus Awardee among the other service and achievement awards), Boots has been Executive Director of the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation, Inc or MOWELFUND since 2002, and a member of the faculty of the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University. Married to retired media practitioner Pete Roa, with four children successful in their own chosen fields, Boots juggles her time between home, TV responsibilities, advocacies, several upcoming movies, and her post as member of the Executive Committee of Metro Manila Film Festival.

She lost her husband Pete Roa in 2007 who succumbed to cancer of the lungs and the brain.

She run for senator in 2007 but lost.

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