Comedian, Film actor
1942 – 1998
Who was Babalu?
Pablito Sarmiento, Jr., better known as Babalu, was a Filipino comedian and actor. Babalu is considered as "one of the most famous and beloved comedians" in the Philippines. He was a Filipino celebrity under ABS-CBN. He began as a driver for the late comedian, Panchito Alba. Dolphy, another Filipino comedian, discovered Babalu's talent as a comedian. His screen name was a reference to his long chin of which was sometimes a subject of on-screen ridicule, usually by himself. Babalu was given a featured role on the Philippines' leading comedy-variety show Buhay Artista. His appearances in movies and television included the shows Home Along Da Riles and Oki Doki Doc. Babalu's life story was featured on the television show Maalaala Mo Kaya "Imahe ng Berhen" on July 3, 2003.
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