Chin-Chin Gutierrez

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Chin-Chin Gutierrez

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Chin-Chin Gutierrez (born November 22, 1972 in Manila) is a Filipino actress and environmentalist. Awarded as one of the best actresses in Asia, she uses her stature as a celebrity to further promote environmental awareness making her a sought-after speaker and lecturer for environmental education. Her environmental accomplishments earned her the award of appearing in Time Magazine (Asia), in April 2003, as one of the year's Asian Heroes.


Early life

Chin-Chin Gutierrez was born to a botanist father. During her childhood she exhibited fondness for flowers and trees through memorization of various plant species. Her mother, a former nun, and a painter exposed her to artistic expression and spirituality.

Acting career

Chin-Chin Gutierrez has appeared in various cinema, stage, and television shows including Maalaala Mo Kaya, which earned her first Gawad Urian Award for Best Actress, and Maging Sino Ka Man, a popular drama series in ABS-CBN. Other television and cinema appearances include the following:



Environmental advocacy

She promotes ecological awareness through her influence as an actress. She currently conducts lectures for various topics including, waste mangement, sustainable development, and sustainable consumer lifestyles.


Chin-Chin Gutierrez has independently produced two albums including, Uyayi: A Collection of Philippine Lullabies and Mater Vitae: Whispers of a New World to promote the culture of Philippine indigenous peoples and feminism.

In April 2004, the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) produced Uyayi as a full concert at the Alliance Francaise Theater of the World in France supported by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA). Chin-Chin was also invited to sing at the Miho Museum and Shumei Natural Agriculture Open-Air Theater in Shigaraki Prefecture, in Japan.


Chin-Chin Gutierrez launched a solo exhibit in May 2006, Whispers of a New World: A Celebration of Canvasses and Canticles, at Bliss Cafe in Baguio City. The exhibit featured 21 works in pastel, watercolor, and acrylic representing the five elements: fire, earth, water, air, and spirit.

Awards and Recognition

  • Time Magazine's Asian Heroes, April 2003
  • The Outstanding Women in Nation's Service (TOWNS) Award, 2004
  • Best Actress, Asian Television Awards, 1996
  • Best Supporting Actress for Maalaala Mo Kaya, Gawad Urian, 1994

External links


  • Chin-Chin Gutierrerez. (Accessed 08 August 2009)
  • Navato-Camacho, Leonarda. “100 Years: 100 Women Artists, The Centennial of the Feminist Movement in the Philippines.” Cultural Center of the Philippines, March 08, 2005.
  • "Chin-Chin Gutierrerez: A Natural Beauty." Time Magazine. 2003. (Accessed 08 August 2009)



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