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Full Name at Birth
Bernard Revilla Palanca, Jr.
Date of Birth
Bernard Palanca Biography
Gifted with good looks and possessing a roguish attitude, he is one of the brightest young stars in the showbiz industry today. He has made quite a name for himself in both movies and television, and he is still one of the recognizable names in both.
Bernard Palanca, Jr., is a Filipino film and television actor who was born on December 3, 1978 to his parents, the late race car driver Bernard Palanca, Sr. and his widow Pilar Revilla-Jocson. He is also the grandson of actor Armando Goyena, who is Jose Revilla in real life, and Pacquita Roces, who was the first Camay girl in the Philippines.
He has cited before that the beach as his ultimate dream destination. He also said that his wakeboard and his cousins as his perfect friends. He cannot be without his iPod, guitar, notebook, and pen, as they are what he says are his essentials. Hanging out with friends is his favorite thing to do, and doing something different every summer as his way to make things absolutely memorable.
He is a member of the Star Magic talent stable of ABS-CBN 2 and was a member of the group “The Hunks” together with Piolo Pascual , Jericho Rosales , Carlos Agassi, and Diether Ocampo . He was also a member of the now defunct-band called Bizkit Factory. They were given a spot in the hit movie by Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual entitled “Kahit Isang Saglit.” Most of the movies that he has acted in have been produced by either Viva Films or Star Productions.
He formerly has had a romantic relationship with actress Rica Peralejo . He was formerly married to Meryll Soriano, oldest daughter of Willie Revillame and a certified actress. Their son, Elijah Pineda, was born in the Makati Medical Center, with his father in law paying the bills and insisting that the new mother and his newly-born grandson stay in the hospital suite for a while longer. As of right now, they have split due to personal disputes. They did so around 5 months after their wedding, which says quite a bit about what happened to their short-lived marriage. Rumors have it that people who are close to the couple said that it has something to do with “substance abuse.”
It was Meryll who made the decision of separating from her husband. Even before the whole dispute, it has already been seen that Meryll’s family do not really approve of their union, which was seen as none of Meryll’s family or relatives attended their wedding. Their separation happened way before their son was born. It is to be noted though that the father was present in the hospital after the birth of his son.
He recently has had roles in both movies and television, acting in both drama and comedy, with shows like Ang Panday and a role in the Komiks series. His last movie was Sukob during 2006, which is still one of the top-grossing blockbuster hits in the country.
Bernard is a member of an ABS-CBN Star Magic talents but he did not renew his contract after the expiration. He decide to fuse on GMA Network and became one of the cast of primetime series Gagambino with co-starred Dennis Trillo and Katrina Halili. He also joined the cast of the upcoming GMA drama series which is the korean drama adoption known All About Eve with former kapamilya actress Jean Garcia and Eula Valdez. He is now a GMA-7 contract actor.
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