Rey Malonzo

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Rey Malonzo (Born Reynaldo Malonzo) is a Filipino action star and politician.<ref> Ronquillo, Marlen V. "A fresh debate on political dynasties". Manila Times. January 04, 2009.</ref><ref>Ramirez, Paulyn. "Manuel Ramirez, Filipino writer, My Dad". March 10, 2008.</ref> He rose to popularity by way of "kung fu" and "karate" movies in 1970s. Moreover, he embarked on directing a few movies in 1980s, and collaborated with American actors Brett Baxter Clark and Robert Patrick for the film Eye of the Eagle.<ref>Eye of the Eagle. Film. Accessed March 20, 2009.</ref> In 1995, he won the mayoral seat of Caloocan City, and held the office for three consecutive terms. Prior to being an actor, he graduated with a degree in Police Science from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.



"They Call Him Bruce Lee" (1979), one of the martial arts films that launched Rey Malonzo to stardom.

As Actor

  • The Hunt for Eagle One (2006) (V) .... Lt. Narcisco Montalvo
  • Operation Balikatan (2003) .... Rodrigo
  • When Eagles Strike (2003) .... Lt. Gomez
  • War Camp (1988)
  • Agila ng arkong bato, Mga (1987)
  • Killer Instinct (1987) .... Sam ... aka Behind Enemy Lines (USA)
  • Women of Valor (1986) (TV) .... Sgt. Ramos ... aka Women of Valour (UK)
  • Eye of the Eagle (1986) .... Cpl. Willy Leung
  • Classified Operation (1985) (as Raymond Malonzo)
  • Search for Vengeance (1984)
  • Suicide Force (1982)
  • Firecracker (1981) ... aka Naked Fist (Australia)
  • Deadly Fighters (1980)
  • Pangkat Do or Die (1980)
  • Hepe (1980)
  • Pedrong Palaka (1980)
  • Pinoy Boxer (1980)
  • Agimat ni Pepe (1979)
  • Tsikiting Master (1979)
  • They Call Him Bruce Lee (1979) .... Tom Durbin
  • Tsimay at ang Tambay, Ang (1979)
  • Huling Lalaki ng Baluarte, Ang (1978)
  • Butsoy (1978)
  • Bruce Liit (1978)
  • Hari at ang Alas, Ang (1978)
  • Target Shaolin Master (1978)
  • Doble Kara (1978)
  • The Deadly Rookies (1978)
  • Kambal Dragon (1978)
  • Stowaway (1976)
  • D' Godson (????)
  • Ulo ng gang-ho (????)


  • Classified Operation (1985) (as Reginald King)
  • Search for Vengeance (1984)
  • Pedrong Palaka (1980) (as Reginald King)

Special participation

  • Garapal (2000)

Political career

Malonzo ran for mayor of Caloocan City in 1995, and he defeated Macario 'Boy' Asistio; thus, putting an end to the decade-long political dynasty of the Asistios. A year later, Asistio loyalists filed a recall petition against Malonzo, citing a number of reasons and allegations. A recall election was conducted, and Malonzo emerged as winner.<ref name="pcij"> "Star-studded Politics. The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Vol. VIII, No. 4. October-December 2002.</ref>

Mayor Malonzo got reelected in the 1998 polls, the same elections that brought Joseph Estrada, a close friend of the Asistios, to Malacañang. In March 1999, the Office of the President ordered the suspension of Malonzo and several other Calookan City officials for graft, for realigning PhP 39 million of the city budget. Malonzo was suspended for 20 days.<ref name="pcij"/>

In 2001, Malonzo won a third term, this time against former congressman Luis 'Baby' Asistio, whose family continued to make things difficult for the mayor. Luis Asistio filed a protest against Malonzo for declaring himself winner even before the Commission on Elections had issued its proclamation. Because of the case, Malonzo had to wait four months before assuming his seat.<ref name="pcij"/>


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