Dominic Roque, 31, seems to have so many interests and hobbies. He races cars and motorbikes, is a content creator, is a photography enthusiast, is a thrill-seeker and world traveler, is a foodie as well, and yes, he is also an actor. Dominic started out in the industry as a model in his late teens and then eventually transitioned to acting. Fun fact: Acting actually runs in his blood because his tita is none other than Beth Tamayo, who happens to be his dad's sister. Ang galing, no?
Get to know more about Dominic Roque in these 10 must-watch shows and movies we hand-picked for you!
1. Habang May Buhay (2010)
Habang May Buhay was the much-anticipated reunion project of '90s teleserye greats Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes, who were catapulted to fame in Mara Clara. The medical drama follows the story of Jane Alcantara-Briones, a nurse who struggles in the field in the Philippines as well in America. Dominic plays the role of Mark Alcantara, Jane's cousin. Fun fact: Dominic is close to Judy Ann's family because his Tita Beth and Judy Ann are real-life besties.
2. Pagpag: Siyam Na Buhay (2013)
Pagpag: Siyam Na Buhay would be the first of many projects Dominic would work on with his good friends Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The supernatural horror film premiered at the 2013 Metro Manila Festival and starred KathNiel alongside Paulo Avelino and Shaina Magdayao. The film is based on the Filipino superstition, "pagpag," of not going directly home after attending a wake.
3. Moon Of Desire (2014)
Moon Of Desire is part fantasy, romance, and sci-fi! The series follows DJ Ayla and her radio program Moon Of Desire where she gives love advice to her listeners. Although she's gained a following because of her program, Ayla keeps her identity hidden because she carries a ~deep dark secret~.
4. Crazy Beautiful You (2015)
In Crazy Beautiful You, Jackie (Kathryn Bernardo) is reckless, wild, and seems to have no path in life. Her mom then decides to bring her along a medical mission at an impoverished community...all the way in Tarlac. Away from her big city life and all the distractions they bring, Jackie finds comfort and an understanding for the simple life in Kiko (Daniel Padilla) whom she meets in the province.
5. Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015)
There's really something about the classic rich-boy-poor-girl trope—just like Pangako Sa 'Yo! The 2015 remake of the original 2000 series, starred KathNiel (yes, again!), alongside veteran actors Ian Veneracion, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Angelica Panganiban.
6. Seklyusyon (2016)
Seklyusyon is Dominic's most critically-acclaimed film so far. The religious horror film was directed by Erik Matti no less and premiered in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival where they brought from nine awards including Best Director. Set in 1947, Seklusyon follows four deacons, or aspiring priests, who set out to live in a convent for one week in ~seclusion~. Things begin to change when a mysterious young girl arrives in the convent.
7. My Ex And Whys (2017)
Starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, My Ex And Whys is a rom-com about two ex-lovers Cali and Gio. Years after their messy breakup in college, the two meet up in their 20s with Cali aspiring to be a blogger and wanting nothing to do with Gio. On the other hand, Gio sets out to prove to Cali that he's changed from his playboy past.
8. Spirit Of The Glass 2: The Haunted (2017)
Yep, we're seeing a trend here with Dominic! Spirit Of The Glass 2: The Haunted is yet another horror film he's starred in. The story follows three social media influencers and their boyfriends who look for some fun in ~contacting spirits~ with an Ouija board.
9. La Luna Sangre (2018)
If you're a fan of vampires and werewolves, then La Luna Sangre is right up your alley! The supernatural series stars KathNiel, with Dominic playing the role of Jill Imperial. La Luna Sangre is the third installment of the Moonstone Trilogy, following Lobo (2008) and Imortal (2010).
10. Dominic Roque's YouTube Channel
Although technically neither a show nor film, Dominic does have his own YouTube channel! He has a couple of old video compilations of outings with his celeb barkada, aka the Nguya Squad. But this year, Dominic has released three vlogs showcasing his various interests—from racing to art collecting!