Josh Santana

Michael Alexander Alvarez Pamular, better known by his stage name Josh Santana is a Filipino television actor and singer. Santana was born on 18 June 1983 in Metro Manila, Philippines to Spanish-Filipino parents Ramón Delgado Pamular (judge) and Sonia Magno Álvarez. He rose to popularity in 2003 as the male love interest of Carol Banawa in the TV series Bituin. It was from the character he played in Bituin where he took the name Josh Santana. Josh Santana obtained his college degree at the Far Eastern University (FEU), Manila. He represented his university in an International Student Congress held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2005 and in 2006, was elected as the President of the FEU-Central Student Council. He graduated in 2007 and named with 12 others as an Outstanding Senior Student out of 6000 FEU graduates of 2007. After his graduation, he was named Dangal ng Kabataan awardee (or Honor to the Youth) by the Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalub-guro. In Bituin, Josh Santana plays the role of a very popular Filipino actor-singer from whom Melody Sandoval (played by Carol Banawa) seeks help in launching her singing career. However, he despises her having come from a poor provincial family. Upon realising the truth about his dwindling singing career, after his fans found out that he had a son, who was kept away from media exposure, died in an accident, he was left with only one option, to accept the offer to have Melody as a guest in his concert. By then, Melody has already become a more popular personality. The world turns around, and this time it is Josh who needs help from Melody, who sings with a crystal clear and angelic voice. They both get a chance to work with each other and eventually fall in love. Bituin soon ended following the rumours that its senior lead character Nora Aunor refused to comply with the agreement specified in her contract signed with ABS-CBN Star Cinema. After Bituin, Santana focused on his singing career and eventually he was given another shot when he recorded the theme song of Basta't Kasama Kita, followed by a translation of Qing Fei Di Yi to Can't Help Fallin for the theme song of Meteor Garden. Josh left show business after he released the theme song of the teen-oriented TV programme Qpids titled Dito sa Puso ko, where he featured the then new discovery Nikki Gil.

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