Rico Blanco

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  • Birth Name: Rico Rene Granados Blanco
  • Birth Place: Ermita, Manila, Philippines
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
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  • An A-grade student who finished college earlier than usual at the age of 18 in 1992.
  • Was involved in politics in his teenage years where he was the head of the youth council in San Pedro, Laguna.
  • One of the founding members of the iconic Filipino Alternative Rock band Rivermaya, he served as their songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist from 1993 to 2007.
  • Left Rivermaya in 2007 and was technically retired but he returned as a solo artist to perform for the Sumilao farmers fighting for justice against the Government.
  • Commenced his solo career under Warner Music Philippines record label in 2008 with his first multi-award winning single Yugto.
  • His acting debut came in the 2006 comedy film Nasaan si Francis where he portrayed the role of a former drug addict trying to finish school.

Relationships

  • Purita Granados Blanco — Mother
  • Rene Aldeguer Blanco — Father

College

  • Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines (BS, 1992)

Details

  • Birth Name: Rico Rene Granados Blanco
  • Birth Place: Ermita, Manila, Philippines
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor

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