Francis Magundayao

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Cabalteja and the second or paternal family name is Magundayao.
Francis Magundayao

Francis at Saranghaeyo #ewankosau storycon held in Belleville Cafe, September 7, 2014
Born Francis Elmer Cabalteja Magundayao
(1999-05-13) May 13, 1999
Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Other names Iking, Kiko
Occupation Actor, commercial model
Years active 2005–present
Agent GMA Artist Center (2005–2012)
Star Magic (2012–present)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)

Francis Magundayao (born May 13, 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 Elmer Cabalteja Magundayao 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
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: Kabataan Otep
2016 Alyas Robinhood Teen Jose


Year Title Role Production Company Note
2015 #Ewankosau Saranghaeyo Sebastian "Baste" Agoncillo Bonfire Production Independent Film
2016 The Story of Love Pedro ABJ International Film Independent Film


  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.
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