Phillip Salvador

Phillip Salvador
Born Felipe Reyes Salvador
(1953-08-22) August 22, 1953
Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1965–present
Awards FAMAS Best Actor
1985 Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim
1993 Masahol Pa Sa Hayop
1997 Bobby Barbers, Parak

Phillip Mikael "Ipe" Reyes Salvador (born Felipe Reyes Salvador on August 22, 1953)[1] is a three-time FAMAS award-winning Filipino actor.

Acting career

Salvador made his film debut in 1971 with Adios Mi Amor. He toiled in minor roles in Philippine movies until he became a protégé of director Lino Brocka.[2] Together, they made more than ten films in a row,[3] including Ang Tatay Kong Nanay (1978), Mananayaw (1978), Gumising Ka, Maruja (1978), Hayop sa Hayop (1978), Init (1979), Jaguar (1979), Bona (1980), Kontrobersyal (1981), Cain at Abel (1982) and PX (1982). Jaguar, where Salvador played the lead, became the first Filipino film to be entered into competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Salvador played the leading role in another Brocka film, Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim (1985), for which he won his first of three FAMAS Best Actor awards. In 1989, Salvador again starred in another Brocka film, Orapronobis, which was critical of the human rights record of the administration of President Corazon Aquino. That film was banned by the local film censors, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.[4]

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Salvador headlined several biopics, including Balweg (1986), Boy Negro (1980), Kumander Dante (1988), Joe Pring: Homicide Manila Police (1989), and Ka Hector (1995). For his portrayal of Senator Robert Barbers in Bobby Barbers, Parak, Salvador won his third FAMAS Best Actor Award; he had previously won his second such award for Padilla: Bala Lang ang Katapat mo! in 1993.

Salvador transitioned into supporting roles in films such as Utang ng Ama (2003) and Baler (2008). He also co-starred in the ABS-CBN television series Maging Sino Ka Man and Ang Panday.

Personal life

Salvador was the son of the athlete and film/stage producer Lou Salvador and Corazon Reyes.[1][2] He is the brother to Alona Alegre, Mina Aragon, Leroy Salvador, Lou Salvador, Jr., Juan Miguel "JM" Salvador, Ross Rival (born Rosauro Salvador), and the uncle of actresses Deborah Sun (born Jean Louise Salvador), Jobelle Salvador, Althea Salvador (now married to former action star Jess Lapid, Jr.), Janella Salvador and Maja Salvador. He is now married to Emma Ledesma. In January 21, 2009 he beats a bus driver name Michael Baino when he nearly hit his car in Mandaluyong City. He has a son named Josh (born 1995) with Kris Aquino whom he had an extra-marital affair with. He was running for Vice Governor, along with Josefina Dela Cruz as a running Governor.[5]

Fraud conviction

In 2006, Salvador was convicted by a Las Piñas City trial court for estafa and sentenced to 20 years in prison.[6] The case had been initiated by a businesswoman, Cristina Decena, with whom he had a relationship. As of January 2009, the case is pending appeal with the Court of Appeals.[7]



TV series


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2008 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Baler[8] Won
2009 Ang Panday[9] Won


  1. 1 2 3 Phillip Salvador's Birth Certificate
  2. 1 2 Bibsy M. Carballo (August 12–18, 1979). "The Era of a New Star". TV Times. p. 50.
  3. Bibsy M. Carballo (August 12–18, 1979). "The Era of a New Star". TV Times. p. 51.
  4. Godinez, Bong (2007-09-21). "Cut!" "MTRCB Heads That Said Cut". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2009-01-12.
  5. Lazaro, Ramon (2015-12-11). "Phillip Salvador to run as vice governor". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  6. Caber, Michael (2006-04-26). "Phillip Salvador gets 20 years in prison for estafa". Manila Standard Today. Archived from the original on November 8, 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-12.
  7. Cruz, Marinel (2009-01-28). "Bong: 'Only the best lawyer for Ipe'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  8. "Metro Manila Film Festival:2008". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  9. "Metro Manila Film Festival:2009". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
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