Diego Loyzaga

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Diego Loyzaga
Born Carlos Diego Loyzaga
(1995-05-22) May 22, 1995 (age 28)
San Juan, Metro Manila
Nationality Filipino
Other names Diego Loyzaga
Occupation Actor, model, VJ
Years active 2010–present
Agent Star Magic (2010–present)
Parent(s) Cesar Montano (father)
Teresa Loyzaga (mother)
Sunshine Cruz (stepmother) (2000-2013)
Relatives Carlos Loyzaga (grandfather)
Joey Loyzaga (uncle)
Chito Loyzaga (uncle)
Bing Loyzaga (aunt)

Carlos Diego Loyzaga (born May 22, 1995) popularly known as Diego Loyzaga is a Filipino actor, model and VJ.[1][2]


Early life

Loyzaga was born in San Juan, Manila to actress Teresa Loyzaga and actor Cesar Montano. He has a brother named Joseph Dizon from his mother's former husband, businessman Arnold Dizon,;[3] and three sisters - Angelina, Samantha, and Francheska - from his father's marriage to Sunshine Cruz[4] and a brother named Christian Angelo Manhilot from his father's first wife.[5]

He is a grandson of Filipino basketball legend Carlos Loyzaga and a nephew of former PBA players Chito Loyzaga and Joey Loyzaga and actress Bing Loyzaga.[6]

In May 2000, Loyzaga, his mother, and brother Joseph moved to Sydney, Australia.[7]


Before moving to Sydney, Loyzaga went to Marcellis School in Antipolo City for his pre-school education. After moving to Sydney, he studied at the St Aidan's Catholic School in Maroubra, Sydney and the John Forrest School in Perth.[8]

In 2011, after moving back to the Philippines to pursue an acting career, he enrolled and finished high school in O.B. Montessori Center, Inc. – Greenhills.[9][10]


2011–2012: Early roles and short hiatus

On March 8, 2011, 15-year-old Diego Loyzaga signed a three-year exclusive contract with ABS-CBN.[1] In an interview, he said that going into showbiz was his personal choice and had nothing to do with his parents.[11] Diego became part of ABS-CBN’s top rating series Mara Clara reprising the role of the late Rico Yan, Derrick Gonzales.[8][12]

Loyzaga did several TV guesting including in the variety talk show, Gandang Gabi, Vice!, where he chaperoned Daniel Padilla and Neil Coleta.[13] In September 2011, he was casted in youth oriented drama series, Growing Up where he played Jason, the brother of Patrick.

Loyzaga was nominated as Amazing Male Newcomer in Yahoo! Awards Philippines in 2011.[14]

Whilst keeping up with his study, he also held various endorsements include the clothing brand, Bench labeled “Happy in Bench” with co-stars Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo and Albie Casino.

He took a break from show business to complete his secondary education in 2012.

2013–present: Comeback and new opportunities

In May 2013, Loyzaga returned onscreen in the Asia’s longest drama anthology, Maalaala Mo Kaya in the episode “Box” played the role Bruce.[15] The comeback acting talent of Loyzaga was received a good feedbacks from social medias wherein he ‘converse Tagalog flawless’-unlike his past projects halted in twang.[16]

Subsequently, he starred the fantasy-drama series Wansapanataym in the second installment of ‘Petra Paminta’ played the role as Sancho. He was paired to Julia Barretto.[17]

In July 2013, Loyzaga was initially signed for the major role in soap opera, Mirabella television series main casted by Julia Barretto;[18] however, he was later delegated to a supporting role.[19]

In September 2014, he played a supporting role in TV 5’s Wattpad Presents Mr. Popular meets Miss Nobody.[20] During the presscon of Wattpad Presents he said that he had no problems with working exclusively with TV 5 given the chance citing that for artists like him, network war is not relevant and his work is to portray the character well.

In January 2015, he was announced as one of three new VJ’s of MYX.[2] He can be watched at MYX shows My MYX, MYX Daily Top 10, Pinoy MYX, and Pop MYX.[21]

Still in January 2015, he guested as the young G (God) in hit daytime program Oh My G!,[22] and in February 2015, he joined the cast of TV series, Forevermore, which is top billed by Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano.[23]



Year Title Role Network Ref.
2016 Gandang Gabi Vice Guest ABS-CBN
2015 Pangako Sa 'Yo David San Luis / David Powers
Forevermore Jay Fernandez [23]
Oh My G! Young G (God) [22]
My MYX Himself (VJ) Myx [21]
MYX Daily Top 10 [21]
Pinoy MYX [21]
Pop MYX [21]
2014 Wattpad Presents: Mr. Popular Meets Miss Nobody 2: Still in Love Adrian Buenavista TV5 [24]
Wattpad Presents: Mr. Popular Meets Miss Nobody [20]
Mirabella Dave Castillo ABS-CBN [19]
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Card Joel Castillo
2013 Wansapanataym: Petra Paminta Sancho [17]
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Box Bruce [15]
2012 Growing Up Jason Rivero
2011 Gandang Gabi Vice Himself/Guest
(with Daniel Padilla and Neil Coleta)
Mara Clara Derrick Gonzales [12]


Year Title Role Producer Notes Ref
2012 Hitman Jay Fernandez Viva Films credited as Diego Loyzaga Montano [25]
2015 The Breakup Playlist Joshua Star Cinema
Viva Films
2016 Bloody Crayons Kenly Sy Star Cinema [27]


Awards and Nomination
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Male TV Personality Mara Clara Nominated
2013 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies New Movie Actor of the Year Hitman Nominated
2015 2015 FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award N/A Won


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cesar Montano's son signs contract with ABS-CBN", "ABS-CBN News Online". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tan, Threena."Here are Your New MYX VJs","Myx", Manila, 8 January 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  3. Vanzi, SolJose. "Teresa Loyzaga Wins Oldest Child's Custody", "NewsFlash", Pasig City, 1 April 1991. Retrieved on 20 February 2015.
  4. Lo, Ricky. "Cesar surprises Angelina with a magical party","The Philippine Star ", Manila, 28 September 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  5. "Cesar Montano's son commits suicide; love angle eyed","ABS-CBN News Online ", Manila, 29 March 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  6. Serato, Arniel C. "Teresa Loyzaga on possible showbiz comeback","Pep.ph ", Manila, 4 September 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  7. Abunda, Boy. "Is Teresa coming back for good?","The Philippine Star ", Manila, 15 July 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  8. 8.0 8.1 AffordableCebuAdmin. "Carlos Diego Loyzaga Montano", " AffordableCebu", 05 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  9. ABS-CBNNews.com. "From schoolmates to workmates: Kathryn Bernardo, Diego Loyzaga", "ABS-CBN News Online", Manila, 13 March 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  10. Lo, Ricky."Diego truly dad’s son","The Philippine Star", 14 June 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  11. "Showbiz newbie Carlos Diego Loyzaga joins 'Mara Clara'", "Push.Abs-cbn.com", Manila, 9 March 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Mara Clara (2010–2011) Full Cast & Crew", "IMDB.com". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  13. 13.0 13.1 ABS-CBN Entertainment . "Gandang Gabi Vice on September 25", "ABS-CBN Entertainment ". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  14. "Yahoo! OMG Awards" Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  15. 15.0 15.1 PEP.ph (2013) Ella Cruz will star with Diego Loyzaga and Khalil Ramos in MMK Retrieved June 2013
  16. PEP.ph (2012)Cesar Montano gives full support to son Diego's showbiz career
  17. 17.0 17.1 Trending.ph (2013)Wansapanataym: Petra paminta
  18. PEP.ph (2013)Julia Barretto will star with Diego Loyzaga and Kiko Estrada in Mira Bella Retrieved July 2013
  19. 19.0 19.1 Buan-Deveza,Reyma. "Diego Loyzaga happy to do supporting role in Mirabella,"ABS-CBN News Online ", Manila, 19 March 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Villano, Alexa. "Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Sam Concepcion lead new 'Wattpad Presents' TV lineup", "Rappler.com", Manila, 22 September 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 MYXPH. "VJDiego" "MYXPH " Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Diego Loyzaga: Jay/Batman in “Forevemore” and G in “Oh My G!”", "Random Republika", Manila, 13 February 2015, Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Saluta, Ador V. "Diego Loyzaga, bagong ka-love triangle nina Enrique at Liza", "Balita.Net", 14 February 2015, Retrieved 20 February 2015.
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