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In Loving Memory: Ronel Victor, the Iconic Matinee Idol of the 1990s

The former young actor Ronel Victor has passed away at the age of 32. He succumbed to pancreatic cancer, residing in Illinois, Chicago, where he had been living for a long time. It is still uncertain whether the former actor will be buried in the US or brought back here.

Ronel also had a number of films under his belt and there were plans to build him up as an action star, but these plans did not materialize due to his migration to the US.



Ronel Victor was a beloved matinee idol during the 1990s, capturing the hearts of many fans. His charming presence and talent made him a sought-after actor in the entertainment industry. He starred in various films and television shows, leaving a lasting impression on audiences.

Ronel Victor's popularity soared as he showcased his acting skills alongside renowned actors and actresses of his time. He became known for his on-screen chemistry with Sheryl Cruz in the film "Mirror Mirror on the Wall" and worked with other esteemed veterans in the industry.

Aside from his acting prowess, Ronel Victor also pursued his passion for music. He released an album titled "Kanus-a Pa Kaha," which showcased his singing talent. His songs can still be enjoyed on platforms like YouTube.

Although Ronel Victor's time in the limelight was relatively short-lived, his impact on the industry and the hearts of his fans remains significant. He will always be remembered as a matinee idol who brought joy and entertainment to many during the 1990s. May his legacy live on in the hearts of those who admired him.


 Ronel Victor became a member of That's Entertainment in the late 1980s. He became a matinee idol and was paired with popular teen stars at that time, such as Sheryl Cruz and Lotlot De Leon. Aside from acting, Ronel also tried his hand at singing. In the late 1990s, he suddenly left showbiz and migrated to America. In 2002, it was reported that he passed away at the age of 32. Ronel Victor hailed from Dipolog City and showed great potential as an artist from a young age. Aside from being handsome, it was also discovered that he had talent in singing.

As he grew older, Ronel Victor tried to enter the world of showbiz. He auditioned for the youth-oriented show That's Entertainment hosted by German Moreno and immediately passed. This gave him the opportunity to showcase his talent not only in singing but also in dancing and hosting.

That show became a stepping stone for Ronel Victor to gain exposure. With his showcased skills, he was given the chance to guest in various TV programs on GMA 7. He also had the opportunity to star in movies. One notable film was "The Untouchable Family" released in 1988, where he was paired with Sheryl Cruz. He also took on supporting roles in action films such as "Beloy Montemayor Junior, Tirador Ng Cebu" starring Jeric Raval, released in 1993.

Aside from acting, Ronel Victor was also a singer. He released an album titled "Kanus-a Pa Kaha" which means "When Will It Be" in English. Some of his songs can still be found on YouTube. He continued his passion for singing in America and occasionally accepted gigs.

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