|Origin||Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Occupation(s)||Comedian, Radio DJ, Actor, Director, Host|
|Label(s)||UNTV, 99.5 DWRT-FM|
|Strangebrew, Brewrats, The Weakend News,The Ramon Bautista Show|
Ramon Bautista is a Filipino actor, radio DJ, TV show host, commercial model, filmmaker, producer and University of the Philippines, Diliman professor. Dubbed as the “Internet superstar”, his fans follow him on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. His formspring.me account had the most "smiles" in the world in 2011. Bautista is currently one of the co-hosts of GMA News TV 11's May Tamang Balita.
Early life and education
As a child, Bautista spent most of his time reading magazines like Time and Newsweek, for these were what his parents mostly had at home. He and his friend, fellow filmmaker RA Rivera, are into matters of world trade, food security and other big issues.
Bautista lived the life of a normal college student at the University of the Philippines, Diliman until he decided to shift into Film and Audio-Visual Communication course. It was at that time when he met RA Rivera, and the two became partners in doing and shooting different videos and short films. Their works found their way to cyberspace and it didn't take long before they realized that the number of their fans are growing.
Bautista portrayed various characters in a reality comedy television show called Strangebrew, which was aired by UNTV Channel 37, People's Television Network, and Studio 23 from 2001 to 2003.
In 2005, Bautista became more popular with his David Blaine spoof where he acted as “Dan Michael Master Magician”. The video garnered about 500,000 views.
In 2007, he was one of the disc jockeys in 92.3 UFM's Brewrats, which was derived from the hit show Strangebrew. Together with other DJs Angel Rivero and Tado Jimenez, the show became a popular hit among the Filipino youth. It was also in 2007 that Bautista appeared in his own show in MTV Pilipinas', The Ramon Bautista Show, where he interviewed various renowned artists in the Philippine music industry, mostly bands, such as Sandwich, Spongecola, Radioactive Sago Project, Hale, Imago and many more.
He later appeared in a Nescafe commercial in 2008, where he had a rap battle against the late master rapper Francis Magalona.
He was later seen at a number of YouTube clips. Bautista endorsed big brands like Nescafé, Petron, McDonald's, Nissan Adventure, and Smart. He also starred in the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Ako Mismo campaigns. As an academician and comedian, his antics are more of a social commentary on Philippine culture and celebrity stardom than just typical gags.
In 2011, Bautista appeared as a co-host in GMA News TV 11's Sarap At Home. Together with Fabio Ide, Sam Oh and Jackie Rice, they showcased budget-friendly, easy-to-prepare, and healthy recipes. He also appeared in movies and music videos.
Tales from the 'Friend Zone'
Bautista's online love advice program Tales from the Friend Zone had its pilot episode on May 2012. In its first episode entitled “I love you, Bebelyn,” Bautista presented a story of formspring.me user Patricklan03, a college student who's in love with Bebelyn. The four-minute episode, which was centered around the proverbial "love problem" -- the friendzone has since reached 347,000 views. People with love problems post on Bautista's formspring.me account, and the latter chooses from among the entries. The chosen entry gets featured in episodes of the online show.
- 2012 Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles
- 2012 Qwerty
- 2012 MNL 143
- 2011- present May Tamang Balita (TV series)
- 2011 Laugh Out Loud (TV series)
- 2011 Isang Tasang Pangarap (short)
- 2011 Rakenrol
- 2011 San Lazaro
- 2007 Juan Baybayin
- 2006 Seroks
- 2006 Green Rocking Chair
- 2005 Beneath the Cogon
- 2003 Keka
Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? (at iba pang technique kung paano makaka-move on sa wasak na puso)
Bautista's first book, Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? (at iba pang technique kung paano makaka-move on sa wasak na puso), which was published in October 2012 by Psicom, tackled different issues on love like long distance relationships, “friendzone”, NBSB (no boyfriend since birth), crushes, MOMOL (make out make out lang) and moving on from a past relationship.
- “Learn To Cook With Fabio Ide, Ramon Bautista, Sam Oh, & Jackie Rice”.Cosmopolitan.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- Coson, Mara.“'Ako si Ramon Bautista'”.GMA News Online.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- Sulit, Jyle.“Ramon Bautista's tales from the 'friend zone'”.Rappler.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- “The Brewrats Republic”.multiply.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- “Funnyman Ramon Bautista Talks About Relationships”.Cosmopolitan.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- Sindico, Ruth.“Ramon Bautista talks about his favorite subject”.philSTAR.com Lifestyle.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- “The Ramon Bautista Show”.WikiPilipinas.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- Pagsolingan, Karen A.“Ramon Bautista and his "hindi-ako-makapaniwala" fame”.Philippine Entertainment Portal.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- “Ramon Bautista”.IMDb.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- “Ramon Bautista”.goodreads.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?: At Iba Pang Technique Kung Paano Makaka-Move On sa Wasak na Puso”.goodreads.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- Kunawicz, Karen.“Can’t move on without Ramon Bautista’s book”.The Manila Times.net.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- “Tales from the Friend Zone Episode 1”.YouTube.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- “Dan Michael Master Magician 1 (David Blaine spoof)”.YouTube.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).
- “Ramon Bautista's Tales from the Friend Zone”.facebook.(Accessed on 28 November 2012).