Isabel Rivas

Marilou Yap Gumabao, professionally known as Isabel Rivas (born December 20, 1958) is a Filipina actress and businesswoman. She is the younger sister of former actor Dennis Roldan.

Isabel Rivas
Marilou Yap Gumabao

(1958-12-20) December 20, 1958
Manila, Philippines
OccupationActress and businesswoman
Years active1980–2013; 2018–present
RelativesDennis Roldan
Michele Gumabao
Marco Gumabao


She was introduced as a sexy nymphet in Celso Ad. Castillo's steamy movie, Uhaw Na Dagat (1980). She appeared movies such as Burgis (1981), Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap (1984), Ang Bukas Ay Akin (1989), Barumbado (1990), Alyas Baby Face (1990), and Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita (1998).

In 1995 Rivas was a full on regular in the GMA Telenovela Villa Quintana for which she received a Best Actress Nomination

In 1999 she was cast in ABS-CBN's Primetime Drama Saan Ka Man Naroroon the critically acclaimed drama that ran for two years she starred as a lead antagonist on the show she was reunited with her co star Rico Yan who was in the film "Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita" in 1998.

Rivas appeared in 2001 TV series Recuerdo de Amor, aired in ABS-CBN, starring Diether Ocampo and Carmina Villaroel and Kahit Isang Saglit with Jericho Rosales and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.

She won the 1996 Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress in Villa Quintana and she also nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series by the PMPC in 2002 for Recuerdo de Amor.

On television, she joined the cast of "Tepok Bunot" (1981-82) a daily sitcom over Maharlika Broadcasting System - Channel 4 as the colegiala-speaking friend of Roderick Paulate and Bibeth Orteza.

Personal life

Rivas and brother (Dennis Roldan) and their cousin actresses Melissa Mendez and Glenda Garcia have Chinese blood, from the Yap side of the family.

She now manages and owns a farm in Iba, Zambales, Philippines where she relaxes and works during the times she's not busy with her showbiz commitments.[1]



2020Bilangin Ang Bituin Sa LangitGMA Network
2019 Ipaglaban Mo: UtangChayongABS-CBN
2018-2019Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los BastardosAlba SantillanABS-CBN
2013Apoy Sa Dagatyoung Idelfonsa Del SolABS-CBN
2013Pahiram ng SandaliDiana GomezGMA Network
2012 Wansapanataym: IncredibelleCoryABS-CBN
2011 Wansapanataym: Christmas CarolineChonaABS-CBN
2011Guns And RosesPatria SantanaABS-CBN
2010Claudine Presents: Alzheimer'sGuestGMA Network
2008Kahit Isang SaglitVivian MondragonABS-CBN
2001Recuerdo de AmorGreta VillafuerteABS-CBN
1999Saan Ka Man NaroroonMarilouABS-CBN
1995Villa QuintanaStella QuintanaGMA Network

Selected movies

  • Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita (1998)
  • Istokwa (1996)
  • Pare Ko (1995)
  • Maricris Sioson: Japayuki (1993)
  • Beautiful Girl (1990)
  • Barumbado (1990)
  • Ang Bukas Ay Akin (1989)
  • Hari sa Hari, Lahi sa Lahi (1987)
  • Macho Gigolo (1986)
  • Heartache City (1985)
  • Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap (1984)
  • Aninong Bakal (1983)
  • Akin Ang Paghihiganti (1982)
  • Uhaw Na Dagat (1981)
  • Kambal Sa Uma (1979)
  • 9 De Pebrero (1979)

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