MANILA, Philippines- Actor-turned-politician Alfred Vargas turned 29 on October 24.
Born Alfredo Paolo Dumlao, he started his acting career in 2002 after making it to ABS-CBN Star Magic (formerly Star Circle) batch 10.
The model-actor was first introduced in hit teleserye “Pangako Sa’yo” as Dyno Zuryete.
Vargas’s major break came when he starred in “Bridal Shower.” His role in the film earned him an award (Golden Screen Award Breakthrough Performance by an Actor) and a nomination (Gawad Urian’s Best Supporting Actor).
Vargas was also part of films “Status Single” and “When I Met You.”
In 2004, Vargas left ABS-CBN and transferred to rival GMA 7.
Vargas decided to enter politics in May 2010 when he ran for councilor of Quezon City District 2. He garnered the second highest number of votes.
Vargas’ previous relationship was with actress LJ Reyes. He is now dating a non-celebrity girl named Yasmine Espiritu.