Francis Magundayao

Francis Magundayao (born May 14, 1999) is a Filipino actor and commercial model. He was first known as Iking in the series, Darna. He is also known for portraying young Travis (adult version portrayed by Gerald Anderson) in Sana Maulit Muli, Paco in the May Bukas Pa, Adrian in Aryana.

Francis Magundayao
Francis Magundayao Storycon
Francis at Saranghaeyo #ewankosau storycon held in Belleville Cafe, September 7, 2014
Francis Elmer Cabalteja Magundayao

May 14, 1999 (age 19)
Other namesIking, Kiko
OccupationActor, commercial model
Years active2005–present
AgentGMA Artist Center (2005–2012)
Star Magic (2012–present)
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)


Francis Elmer Cabalteja Magundayao cousin of Abelardo Pagulayan Mr. Pogi 2018 started his career as a commercial model at a very young age . He appears in several commercial before joining the cast of Darna as the heroine's sidekick, from then on he was referred to as Iking. Francis is also oftentimes portray the younger version of Gerald Anderson's character in television series like Sana Maulit Muli, Tayong Dalawa and Tiagong Akyat. He has since landed short supporting roles in various GMA and ABS-CBN shows, but it was his role as the teen version of Piolo Pascual's character in the drama Dahil Sa Pag-ibig that made people notice him.[1]

After his short stint as teen Alfred in Dahil sa Pag ibig, Francis topbilled his first ever Maalaala Mo Kaya episode with John Manalo about the friendship of two boys whose dreams turned into tragic experienced.[2][3] The said MMK episode was the most-watched program last March 31, 2012.[4]

2012-present: Star Magic

Francis signed an exclusive contract with Star Magic [5] and got reunited with Ella Cruz when he became a part of Aryana.[6] Francis was supposed to be in a film with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, but later give up his role to perform with his family in noontime variety show It's Showtime.

In August 2013, Francis was once again reunited with his Aryana co-star and loveteam Ella Cruz together with Bugoy Cariño as they topbill Wansapanataym's Oh My Genius.[7] In October 2013, Francis was supposed to be reunited with Ella for the fifth time in the upcoming family drama You're My Home, with Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta, but the plans fell through and the drama was put on hold by Dreamscape to give way for the productions' other dramas.[8]

In January 2014, at the ABS-CBN Trade Launch, it was revealed that Francis and his Aryana co-star Michelle Vito are part of the ensemble cast of Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon, which starred Bea Alonzo, Paulo Avelino and Albert Martinez. In March, he again topbills another Wansapanataym special with Sharlene San Pedro and Jairus Aquino which entitled Si Lulu at Lily Liit.[9]

In 2015, he starred in his big screen debut opposite to Barbie Forteza and Elisse Joson entitled #EwanKoSaU Saranghaeyo, a maindie (mainstream independent) romcom film.[10]


Television dramas

Year Title Role Network
2005 Mars Ravelo's Darna Iking GMA Network
2007 Sana Maulit Muli Preteen Travis ABS-CBN
Asian Treasures Pogi GMA Network
Mga Mata ni Anghelita Joshua
Kokey Elias ABS-CBN
Carlo J. Caparas' Kamandag Boyong GMA Network
Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang: Ang Parusa Ng Duwende Tias
2008 Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino Young Bino
2009 Tayong Dalawa Young JR ABS-CBN
Komiks Presents: Nasaan Ka Maruja? Myrno "Boy" Alicante
Only You Young Jonathan
Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin Young Arvin GMA Network
Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Tiagong Akyat Young Santiago "Tiago" Ronquillo ABS-CBN
SRO Cinema Serye: Exchange Gift EJ/Miguel GMA Network
2009–2010 May Bukas Pa Paco ABS-CBN
2010 The Last Prince Onuro GMA Network
Noah Teen Gabriel ABS-CBN
Kokey @ Ako Belat/Alien ABS-CBN
Mara Clara Young Gary David
2011 Pidol's Wonderland Jervin Tesorio TV5
Futbolilits Diego Roxas GMA Network
Amaya Teen Angaway
Wansapanataym: My Gulay Ritchie ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Happy Neo Year Jomel
2012 Wansapanataym: Somewhere Over The Bahaghari Emong
Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa Teen Joaquin TV5
Dahil Sa Pag-ibig Teen Alfred Valderama ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Barko Meynard Alcala
2012–2013 Aryana Adrian "Ian" Alejandro
2013 Maynila: My Tropa, My Tru-Lab Jolo GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Football Paterno ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: OMG (Oh My Genius) Benson
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Tirintas Oliver
2014 Wansapanataym: Si Lulu At Si Lily Liit Adrian
Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon Sebastian Syquia
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Stars Del
Luv U Andrew Ford Pineda
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Nurse Cap Andrew Palma
Ipaglaban Mo: Kahit Bata Pa Ako Boyet
2015 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Class Card Francis
Ipaglaban Mo: Ang Bintang Mo Sa Akin Chris Espiritu
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Barko Michael Capulong
And I Love You So Joseph "Otep" Reyes
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Parol King Angel
2016 Ipaglaban Mo: Dahas Onat
Parang Normal Activity Blue TV5
My Super D Teenage Dodong ABS-CBN
Born for You Allan
Ipaglaban Mo: Kabataan Joel
Ipaglaban Mo: Pagpag Otep
2017 La Luna Sangre Nognog Sebastian
Wansapanataym: Jasmin's Flower Powers Santi
2018 FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Yohan Hidalgo
Since I Found You Young Nathan Capistrano
Ipaglaban Mo: Bastardo Mario Gregorio


Year Title Role Production Company Note
2015 #Ewankosau Saranghaeyo Sebastian "Baste" Agoncillo Bonfire Production Indie Film
2016 The Story of Love Pedro ABJ International Film Indie Film
2017 Instalado Danny S. Quiazon Indie Film
2018 Signal Rock Bong CSR Productions


  1. ^ Policarpio, Allan (9 September 2012). "Child star now has a love team". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Francis Magundayao Stars in MMK this March 31 with John Manalo". Bida Kapamilya. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  3. ^ "John Manalo and Francis Magundayao's characters in MMK try to survive being thrown at sea". PEP. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  4. ^ "MMK Starring Francis Magundayao and John Manalo Most-Watched Program Last Weekend". Bida Kapamilya. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  5. ^ Sunio-Granali, Demai (1 September 2012). "Former child actor Francis Magundayao joins cast of Aryana; now Ella Cruz's official loveteam partner". PEP. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  6. ^ Valeza, Karen (2 September 2012). "Francis Magundayao goes big time". Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom. Celebrity Yahoo. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  7. ^ "ELLA, FRANCIS, AND BUGOY TOPBILL NEWEST "WANSAPANATAYM" SPECIAL". August 1, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "RICHARD-DAWN LOVE TEAM TO RETURN ON PRIMETIME TV IN 2014". October 18, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Giganto, Sheryl Grace (8 March 2014). "Rivalry Of Jairus Aquino And Francis Magundayao With Sharlene San Pedro, Marketable To Fans!". Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  10. ^ Red, Isah V. (21 January 2015). "Former child star plays lead role in teen love drama". showbitz. Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 22 January 2015.

External links

Aryana (TV series)

Aryana is a 2012 Philippine fantasy drama television series starring Ella Cruz in her first leading role. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block from May 7, 2012 to January 25, 2013, replacing Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin.

Asian Treasures

Asian Treasures is a 2007 Philippine television drama adventure series broadcast by GMA Network. The series marked as the first Philippine television drama series shot in multiple countries such as Mongolia, Thailand and China, and is one of the most expensive television series in the Philippine television costing more than 140 million pesos. Directed by Eric Quizon, it stars Angel Locsin and Robin Padilla. It premiered on January 15, 2007 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Captain Barbell. The series concluded on June 29, 2007 with a total of 118 episodes. It was replaced by Mga Mata ni Anghelita in its timeslot.

The series was released in DVD by GMA Records.

Darna (2005 TV series)

Darna is a 2005 Philippine television drama fantasy action series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is based on the Mars Ravelo's fictional character of the same name and a loose adaptation of the 2003 Mars Ravelo's Darna miniseries. It stars Angel Locsin in the title role. It premiered on April 4, 2005 on the network's Telebabad line up. The series concluded on November 25, 2005 with a total of 170 episodes.

Elisse Joson

Maria Chriselle Elisse Joson Diuco (born January 6, 1996) also known as Elisse Joson is a Filipino actress, model and endorser.


Futbolilits is a 2011 Philippine television drama sports series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Mike Tuviera, it stars Raymart Santiago, Jennylyn Mercado, Angelika Dela Cruz and Paolo Contis. It premiered on July 4, 2011 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Magic Palayok and worldwide on July 6, 2011 on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on October 14, 2011 with a total of 75 episodes. It was replaced by Daldalita in its timeslot.

John Manalo

John Vladimir Cruz Manalo (born September 6, 1995) popularly known as John Manalo is a Filipino actor who is formerly a member of ABS-CBN's circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic. He is a multi-awarded child actor. He is the nephew of Jericho Rosales.


Kokak (International title: The Frog Princess) is a Philippine television drama fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is based on a comics serial of the same title created by Ruben Marcelino and published in Darna Komiks. Directed by Ricky Davao, it stars Sarah Lahbati in the title role. It premiered on November 14, 2011 on the network's Afternoon Prime line up replacing Pahiram ng Isang Ina. The series concluded on March 2, 2012 with a total of 80 episodes. It was replaced by Hiram na Puso in its timeslot.

Kokey at Ako

Kokey at Ako (stylized as Kokey @ Ako, lit. Kokey and I) is a 2010 Philippine comedy-fantasy drama series that serves as a sequel to the 2007 TV series Kokey. Directed by Wenn V. Deramas, the series stars Toni Gonzaga and Vhong Navarro, with an ensemble cast consisting of Ms. Gloria Romero, Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, Mickey Ferriols, Maricel Laxa, Christian Vasquez, Wendy Valdez, Mike Lloren, Joy Viado, Tess Antonio, Francis Magundayao, Yulio Pisk, Empoy Marquez, Debralis Velasote, DJ Durano, Candy Pangilinan, Bugoy Cariño, Philip Nolasco, and Macky Billiones in their supporting roles. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida nighttime block, replacing Momay from September 20 to December 3, 2010.

Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat sa Akin

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Luv U

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Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig?

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Mga Mata ni Anghelita

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Pidol's Wonderland

Istorifik: Pidol's Kuwentong Fantastik (formerly known as Pidol's Wonderland) was a weekly fantasy, comedy series in which it delivers a collection of wonderful stories for the whole family as told by Dolphy as the funny and endearing Mang Pidol. It airs on TV5 every Sundays at 6:30 PM.Pidol's Wonderland dramatizes, adapts, and retells well-loved folk tales and legends, as well as original tall tales and fantasy stories that are perfect for the kids as well as for the whole family.Due to the untimely hospital confinement of Dolphy in 2011, until his death in 2012, Pidol's Wonderland was reformatted as a Fantasy Anthology.

SRO Cinemaserye

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Signal Rock

Signal Rock is a 2018 Philippine independent drama film produced and directed by Chito Roño, starring Christian Bables together with an ensemble cast. The film was produced by CSR Productions and distributed by Regal Entertainment on August 15, 2018 which serves as the official entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. It was selected as the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.Based on a true story and set in 1990s, the film follows Intoy (Bables), as he takes care of his family in Biri, Samar while his sister is in the overseas, only to contact her using strange rock formations in the island.

Since I Found You (TV series)

Since I Found You is a 2018 Philippine romantic comedy-drama television series starring Piolo Pascual, Arci Muñoz, JC de Vera, Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide via The Filipino Channel from April 16, 2018 to August 10, 2018, replacing The Good Son.

The Last Prince

The Last Prince is a 2010 Philippine television drama fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Mac Alejandre, it stars Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal. It premiered on January 11, 2010 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Sana Ngayong Pasko and worldwide on January 13, 2010 on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on June 25, 2010 with a total of 117 episodes. It was replaced by Endless Love in its timeslot.

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