Former child star Aiza Seguerra turns 30


MANILA, Philippines - Aiza Seguerra turns 30 on September 17.

The 4-year-old who was a runner-up at the Little Miss Philippines in "Eat Bulaga!" in 1987 became one of the most popular child actresses during the '80s and early '90s.

Aiza was even named Box Office Queen because of her hit movies "Wake Up, Little Susie" (her first), "Petrang Kabayo at ang Pilyang Kuting," "Super Inday and the Golden Bibe," "Me, Ninja Liit," "Good Morning Titser," "Aso’t Pusa," and "Papa’s Girl."

Here's Aiza at 'Eat Bulaga!'s' Little Miss Philippines in 1987:

Apart from acting, Aiza is one of our celebrated singers today. She hit it big in this field with her single "Pagdating ng Panahon" in 2001.

“It has been 12 years since I came out with 'Pagdating ng Panahon,'" said Aiza.

"Hanggang ngayon pinapatugtog pa rin siya. May mga gumawa na nga ng covers."

(Until now that song is being played. Some are doing covers.)

"I knew from the start that it would be a classic. Hanggang sa tumanda na ako, meron pa ring kakanta niyan."

(Until I become old, that song will be still be sung.)

A fitting and inspiring comment, given the current of time in that song.

Here's Aiza with 'Pagdating ng Panahon':

Aiza has had many hit albums and TV and film projects, in a prolific if not too high-profile career.

She is watched daily in the hit morning series "Be Careful With My Heart" on ABS-CBN, and she has two film entries in the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival in December.

"I’m in the cast of the film version of 'Be Careful With My Heart' and I’m in 'My Little Bossings,' starring Vic Sotto, Kris Aquino, Ryzza Mae Dizon, and Bimby Aquino Yap," the singer-actress said with pride.

"Kaya busy tayo hanggang sa katapusan ng taong ito." (Which is why we're busy until the end of the year.)

Does Aiza still have a birthday wish?

"Matagal ko nang wish ang tumangkad ako pero wala talagang nangyayari!" she laughed.

(It's been my wish to become tall but that won't happen.) 

"But the blessings that keep coming make up for it. I am happy kaya [that's why] eternal happiness [is my wish] na lang ang wish ko.”

Aiza isn't one to shy from being open about her love life, and the lucky girl is former beauty queen and indie actress Liza Dino (who stars in the Cine Filipino indie comedy "Bingoleras").

On September 28, Aiza will hold a concert at Smart Araneta together with Charice titled "Power Of Two."

"I’m very happy to be working with Charice," Aiza said. "Nataon pa na birthday concert ko rin kaya [It also happens to be a birthday concert so] it makes it all special.

"We have different singing styles. But we have a duet and she will sing some of my songs.”

Rappers Gloc 9 and Abra will be their special guests. -