Actor Manolo Robles passes away at 88 years old
Actor Manolo Robles (real name: Manolo Tolentino), who starred in movies alongside Filipino film icons such as Fernando Poe Jr. and Joseph “Erap” Estrada, has passed away at the age of 88.
He died after succumbing to prostate cancer on June 4, his children told INQUIRER.net today, June 21. Robles had passed away in the company of their stepmother here in the Philippines.
Robles first appeared in the 1961 film “Ikaw O Ako”, which starred Fernando Poe Jr. and Romeo Vasquez. Following his acting debut, he went on to play roles of villains in other movies such as “Pasong Diablo”, “Markang Rehas” and “Batang Maynila”.
Robles also had a gig as part-time chauffeur for Tony Ferrer, known as the James Bond of the Philippines, whom he later worked with on the 1961 production “Baril Sa Baril”.
His latest works before retiring were the 1973 films “Hulihin si Tiagong Akyat” and “Pepeng Agimat”, which both starred Ramon Revilla Sr. After his last projects, Robles moved to the United States but eventually returned to Manila.
Robles was also the cousin of former Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim. He is survived by his nine sons, who reside in Canada, United States and the Philippines. JB
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