first dazzled the viewing public as a cute four-year-old contestant of Eat Bulaga!’s Little Miss Philippines. Her natural charm also worked on Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto
, and Joey de Leon
, such that she became part of the long-running show from 1987 to 1997. And that was the beginning of her long career as a child star
Born on September 17, 1983, Aiza has appeared in more than 30 movies and TV shows to date. As a child star, she often got the cute roles and was selected as Vic Sotto
’s daughter in countless movies. She was Enteng Kabisote’s charming daughter (part human, part fairy) in her first TV series Okay Ka, Fairy Ko!
She portrayed the role of Aiza Kabisote from 1987 to 1996.
By the age of 10, Aiza has already appeared in 16 movies, five of which she made in the span of a year when she was only five years old. Her movie credits include Hulihin: Probinsiyanong Mandurukot, Aswang, Daddy Goon, Dobol Dribol, Okey Ka, Fairy Ko! The Movie, Goosebuster, I Have 3 Eggs, Papa’s Girl, Twist: Ako Si Ikaw, Ikaw Si Ako, Aso’t Pusa, Me and Ninja Liit, Butchiki, Good Morning Titser, Petrang Kabayo at Ang Pilyang Kuting, Super Inday and the Golden Bibe, and Wake Up, Little Susie. These movies gave her the chance to work with such excellent actors as Roderick Paulate, Maricel Soriano, and the late Charito Solis.In 1993, Aiza received a FAMAS Best Child Performer award for the movie Okey Ka, Fairy Ko 2. The movie, which started as a TV series, has spawned the Enteng Kabisote movies.
Aiza continues to play the role of Vic Sotto’s daughter in those movies, the latest of which was released in 2007. As with most child stars, Aiza struggled to continue her success in her teenage years. She only appeared in six movies for Regal Films, mostly in horror flicks like Shake, Rattle & Roll IV
, Bahay ni Lola
and Singsing ni Lola
. She had a supporting role in a GMA
Network TV series entitled Hanggang Kailan
Aiza reinvented herself in her twenties by showing her talent in music. She sings and plays the guitar. She recorded her first album under Alpha Records in 2001. Her single, “Pagdating ng Panahon,” became a major hit that year and enabled her to start a new career. The song was so popular that a movie with the same title was made. The movie starred Sharon Cuneta
and Robin Padilla
. Her second album, Para Lang Sayo
, was released in 2007 under Star Records. A song in that album entitled “Akala Mo” was featured in the 2007 ABS-CBN
TV drama Ysabella
, top-billed by Judy Ann Santos
. Aiza also played the role of Alex Mendoza, Ysabella’s best friend. Aiza has released her third album entitled Open Arms
in Singapore. It was produced by S2S Productions of Singapore and Star Records. The 10-track album features Aiza’s versions of old hits like “Time After Time,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Vincent,” “Home,” and “Longer.” The album will also be launched in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, and Japan.
Aiza has finally erased the public’s image of her child star days and replaced it with a better picture of a well-rounded performing artist. Aiza was quite lucky in game shows. She won about Php 2,080,000 in The Singing Bee
, a game show in ABS-CBN hosted by Cesar Montano