Janno Gibbs

Janno Gibbs
Janno Ronaldo Ilagan Gibbs

(1969-09-16) September 16, 1969 (age 51)
Other names Mokong, The (Philippine) King of Soul
( m. 1990)
Children 2
Musical career
Genres OPM, Soul, Pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actor, Comedian
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 1986–present
Labels GMA Music (2004-2018)
Star Music (2018)
Viva Records

Janno Ronaldo Ilagan Gibbs (born September 16, 1969) is a singer-songwriter, actor, and comedian in the Philippines. He was a regular host of GMA Network television shows SOP Rules, Nuts Entertainment, Eat Bulaga!, Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5?, Power of 10, All Star K! and Sunday All Stars.

Early career

Gibbs started out in 1986 as one of the members of the teen variety show That's Entertainment on GMA Network. Gibbs then played some minor film roles for Viva Films. He was co-host of the TV show "Small Brothers" in 1990. Gibbs is also known as "Late", "Mokong" and "Philippine's King of Soul".

Television career

Gibbs is known for his role in the '90s sitcom Ober Da Bakod and Beh Bote Nga, both with Anjo Yllana. Gibbs also played the character Geron Agular in Codename: Asero which was aired in 2008. In 2001, Gibbs hired as a co-host of the longest-running noontime variety show in the Philippines Eat Bulaga! until 2007 due to his late appearance in the show.

Gibbs has several television shows like Eat Bulaga!, SOP, Party Pilipinas, Sunday All Stars, Nuts Entertainment and Ober Da Bakod. Gibbs also hosted a show Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5?, the Filipino version of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? since 2007.

Gibbs moved to TV5 after being with GMA Network for 30 years since 2015. He is one of the hosts of TV5's game and musical variety show Happy Truck ng Bayan. In 2017, Gibbs appeared once again on his former network, GMA Network, through Meant To Be.

Later in the year, he appeared on some shows of ABS-CBN such as The Voice Teens and on the Magpasikat 2017 segment on It's Showtime, as one of the "hurados" along with Director Rory B. Quintos, actress Ina Raymundo, journalist Marc Logan, and Philippines' Diamond Star Maricel Soriano.

Janno returns to Kapamilya Network in 2018 following the returning also of fellow Kapamilya Regine Velasquez, and his also long time best friend Ogie Alcasid who is also a Kapamilya since then and until now.

Movie career

Janno's 1st launching movie was Kalabog en Bosyo Strike Again released in 1986 which stars the late comedy king Dolphy Quizon, and the late Panchito Alba, then his very 1st drama movie Payaso with the late Master Showman German "Kuya Germs" Moreno the same year in 1986, followed by his 1st VIVA Films movie, Puto with his co-star former Q.C. Mayor Herbert Bautista, Mia Pratts, Gelli De Belen-Rivera, his real life wife Bing Loyzaga-Gibbs and the late Panchito Alba the comedy film was released in 1987. Janno's 1st Regal Entertainment movie was Stupid Cupid a romantic comedy movie was released in 1988.

Janno's following movie are an action comedy movie Tora Tora, Bang Bang which with co-stars Susan Roces, Eddie Gutierrez & former DZRH anchor Rey Langit which also he plays a news reporter and the film was released in 1990. Gibbs 1st action drama movie was Hindi Ka Na Sisikatan Ng Araw: Kapag Puno Na Ang salop Part III with co-stars the late Pinoy Action King Fernando Poe, Jr. was also released the same year in 1990, Janno and reunited again for the 2nd time for FPJ as a special participation in a comedy action fantasy movie Pedro Penduko was released by VIVA Films in 1995. Janno also released a comedy movie Enteng & Mokong with Bossing Vic Sotto & Maricel Laxa-Pangilingan and the funny movie was released in 1997 by Regal Entertainment.

Janno also made a Holy Week Drama TV Movie Special on Eat Bulaga entitled True Love in 2005.

His most notable recent comedy movie was Weyt A Minute, Kapeng Mainit was released in 2001 with the late Blakdyak and released also by VIVA Films in 2001.

Janno returns to a big screen in a brand new comedy movie with co-stars hip hop superstar Andrew E., Astig Comedian Dennis Padilla in Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo with the special participation of the late Manoy Eddie Garcia, the wackiest sexy comedy movie will be shown around September 2019 and release by VIVA Films.

Music career

Gibbs released a Vicor Music single called "Miss" in 1988 which became a radio hit. His second album entitled “Ipagpatawad” received a Gold and Platinum Award. One of the singles from that album with the same title won the 1991 Awit Award for Best Revival. Poly Cosmic Records released his third and fourth album. The third, entitled “Bulong” contains two of his original compositions. It also contained a revival entitled “Binibini” and the much loved “I Believe in Dreams”. His fourth album “Another Chance”, carries the hit song “Pinakamagandang Babae” which he himself composed, plus the moving love song “Another Chance”. His album “Sa ‘Yo” was again released through Viva Records where it had received a Gold Record Award.In 2001,Viva Records released an all revival album Divas & I which contains duet with the divas. In 2002, Viva Records released a live album called Janno Live Viva's and I. In 2004, Gibbs was now also a recording artist of GMA Records when he released his album entitled "Seven", as it is also his seventh album. Viva Records had a compilation album called "Janno Silver Series" which contained duets with Pops Fernandez, Jaya, Regine Velasquez, Rachel Alejandro and Ogie Alcasid. In 2007, Gibbs created an album called "Little Boy" which contained seven of his original composition. In 2008, Gibbs created a new album entitled "Orig" where 11 songs are composed and produced by himself. In 2010, Gibbs created another compilation album called "The Janno Gibbs Anthology" in which 18 of the songs are his compositions. In 2015, Gibbs created another album called "Novela" which contains the telenovela theme songs of GMA. In 2016, Gibbs created a single for his birthday titled "Get It On". In 2017, Gibbs records and created his latest single under GMA Records titled "My Jagiya" also a theme song of GMA's Telenovela Series "My Korean Jagiya". In 2017, Gibbs releases his new album this year very soon under GMA Records. In January 2018, Gibbs released a new digital album called Nagbabalik which includes his single Get It On, Oh Girl featuring Andrew E. and many more under GMA Records available on Spotify and other digital stores nationwide.

His most notable songs are, among others:

  • Fallin'
  • Binibini
  • Pinakamagandang Lalaki
  • If I'm Not In Love
  • Heart Of Mine
  • Umibig Muli
  • I Believe In Dreams
  • Ipagpatawad Mo
  • Ikaw Lamang (with Jaya)
  • Kung Mamahalin Mo Lang Ako
  • Moments Of Love
  • Muli
  • Walang Kadala-dala
  • Sana Dalawa Ang Puso Ko
  • Little Boy
  • Ako Si Superman
  • Sumisigaw
  • Sa 'Yo
  • Sa Lahat Ng Aming Inibig (with Ogie Alcasid)
  • If I Sing You A Love Song
  • Only Me and You
  • Soon
  • Lalake Lang Ako
  • Paraiso Ko'y Ikaw
  • Haven't Stopped Loving You
  • Asero
  • Gagambino
  • I'll Take Care Of You
  • Ikaw At Ang Gabi
  • Bulong
  • Pinakamagandang Babae
  • Sa Iyong Mundo feat Gabs and Alyssa Gibbs
  • Cheezy Call with Solenn Heusaff
  • Ikaw, Ako at Siya duet with Jaya and Julie Anne San Jose/Jonalyn Viray
  • Feeling JKL
  • Walang Kupas

Personal life

He is the son of veteran actor Ronaldo Valdez and Maria Fe Gibbs. He is married to actress Bing Loyzaga since 1990. Together they had 2 daughters named Alyssa and Gabby.[1]



TV shows

TV specials

  • GMA @ 45: The GMA 45th Anniversary TV Special (GMA Network)
  • That's Entertainment Anniversary Special (GMA Network)
  • Ryan Cayabyab: The Music Man @ 50 (ABS-CBN)
  • No. 1 @ 55: The GMA 55th Anniversary TV Special (GMA Network)
  • Philippine Idol Grand Finals Special (ABC)
  • SOP Anniversary Special (GMA Network)
  • Eat Bulaga Silver Special (GMA Network)
  • Party Pilipinas Anniversary Special (GMA Network)
  • GMA @ 60: The Heart Of Television TV Special (GMA Network)
  • Thank You Kapuso 2015: GMA @ 65 TV Special (GMA Network)
  • The Voice Teens Philippines Grand Finals 2017 (ABS-CBN 2)
  • It's Showtime 8th Anniversary Magpasikat 2017 Season 8 (ABS-CBN 2)


  • Winner, Best Male TV Host For Sobrang Okey Pare GMA 7 in 2000
  • Celebrity Inductee Winner, Eastwood City Walk Of Fame Philippines in 2009


  1. ^ "Ronaldo Valdez & Janno Gibbs:In the name of the father and of the son". philstar.com.

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