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Dulce (born Maria Teresa Magdalena Abellare Llamedo on July 22, 1961. Currently, Mrs. Cruzata.[1]), is a Filipino singer and actress.

Early life and career

Dulce was born on July 22, 1961 in Villa Bulsita, Bulacao Pardo, Cebu City, Philippines. She started singing at the age of two, joining many contests until she had her first break at the Metropop Song Festival at the age of 14.[2]

Dulce's most famous song is Ako Ang Nasawi, Ako ang Nagwagi ("I Had Been Defeated, I Had Won").[3] Her popular recording of Dulce Amor for Lorna Tolentino's 1978 film of the same name, meanwhile, is what led to her now-famous stage name.[2]

Her other monikers include "Asia's Diva", "Theme Song Queen", and "Timeless Diva".[4]

Personal life

Dulce was first married to singer Danny Cruz, with whom she had three children: Daniel, David and Dana.[5] She is currently married to Bernard Beltran Cruzata, with whom she had two daughters, Jemimah and Abigail.


  1. Items filtered by date: Monday, 24 December 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named auto
  3. "La Dulce vita", The Philippine Star. 
  4. "Dulce: Timeless Diva", The Philippine Star. 
  5. "La Dulce Vita (Or, The Soundtrack of Dulce's Life)", The Philippine Star. 

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