Actor Model Singer Television actor

Marlo Mortel

Quick Facts

IntroFilipino singer
Is Singer
Television actor
From Philippines
Type Fashion
Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Birth 4 January 1993, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Age28 years
Star signCapricorn
San Beda University


Marlo Mortel (born January 4, 1993) is a Filipino singer and actor. He was best known for his role as Nicolo Angelo Cortez in the noontime television drama, Be Careful with My Heart. He is currently under ABS-CBN’s talent management Star Magic.



Mortel entered show business in 2009 as a contestant for the 5th season of GMA Network’s talent show StarStruck. At the time, he used the screen name Marlowe Pamintuan. He became one of the regular teen performers at German Moreno’s “Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman”, using the name John Miguel Pamintuan. In 2010 he was cast in the teen-oriented drama Reel Love Presents: Tween Hearts. There, he played the role of Uno, the best friend of Barbie Forteza’s character (Bambi), who becomes romantically involved with Leslie (Lexi Fernandez). He later recorded “Wake Me Up” by Wham!, one of the songs in the soundtrack album of Tween Hearts’ movie adaptation, “Tween Academy: Class of 2012”, released in 2011.

Mortel got his career breakthrough after he auditioned for The X Factor Philippines in 2012. Shortly after, he was cast as Nicolo Angelo Cortez in the daytime series Be Careful with My Heart. Since then, a “loveteam” has been formed between Mortel and co-star Janella Salvador. On February 22, 2014, Mortel and Janella starred in Maalaala Mo Kaya’s episode “Card“.


After his success in Be Careful with My Heart, Marlo was cast as “Gabriel Luna”, the male lead of Janella Salvador’s character in Oh My G!.

In a live interview on “Aquino & Abunda Tonight” last January 2015, Mortel revealed that he was not supposed to have as much lines in the defunct daytime series “Be Careful with My Heart,” but was given a meatier role due to the feedback to his tandem with Janella Salvador. He also said that he only intended to enter showbiz as a singer, and not as an actor, noting he doesn’t consider himself good-looking compared to his contemporaries.

ABS-CBN talent Marlo Mortel is getting more than what he bargained for in showbiz. In March 2015, ASAP launched Marlo’s newest boy group called “Harana” together with his co-members, Joseph Marco, Bryan Santos and Michael Pangilinan with their carrier single, “Number One“.

In January 2016, Mortel and co-star Janella Salvador were chosen as interpreters of “Mananatili,” one of the top 15 finalists in the 2016 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs, composed by Francis Louis Salazar.

Personal life

Mortel is a student at San Beda College studying Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing Management.



MV appearances


  • MAHAL KITA PERO Janella Salvador


  • SHINE PILIPINAS! Liza Soberano ft. Enrique Gil
  • I CAN Janella Salvador


  • Mananatili” Music Video with Janella Salvador

Compilation albums

2011“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”Tween Academy AlbumHimself
2015 “M.O.O”
(My One and Only)
OPM Fresh
2016“Mananatili”Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016Himself with Janella Salvador


YearAward-giving BodyCategoryNominated WorkResultRef.
201632nd PMPC Star Awards for MoviesNew Movie Actor of the YearHaunted MansionWon
Kabantugan AwardsBest Male TV PersonalityHimselfWon