Jograd dela Torre
Jograd dela Torre (born 13 April 1960) is a popular singer, composer, and actor during the 1980s. He became popular for his power ballad, Pag-ibig ko'y Metal (My Love is Metal). He is currently the president of the Talent and Artists Managers' Association (TAMA).
Dela Torre is one of the earliest heavy metal singers in the Philippines and he has composed and performed numerous power ballads about love. His raspy voice and saccharine lyrics has influenced succeeding power balladeers like Renz Verano and Jerome Abalos.
Film and television
Dela Torre is also a veteran actor and comedian. He appeared in the following films and TV shows:
- Baby Tsina (1984)
- Till We Meet Again (1985)
- Okleng Tokleng (1986)
- Payaso (1986)
- Stupid Cupid (1988)
- Papa's Girl (1990)
- Eh Kasi Bata (1991)
- Bala at Lipstik (1994)
- Exploitation (1997)
In 2005, dela Torre campaigned against the discrimination of around 197,000 Filipino singers and performers in Japan. Dela Torre pointed out unfair labor policies in Japan as the cause of the problem.
- Singer Jograd dela Torre speaks out on behalf of Pinoys in Japan The Manila Bulletin (Sinilip noong 12 Nobyembre 2010)
- A night-full of music, laughter and faith Asian Journal (Sinilip noong 12 Nobyembre 2010)
- Database ni Jograd dela Torre iMDB (Sinilip noong 12 Nobyembre 2010)