Birthday: May 19, 1971
Birthplace: Agusan Del Norte
Sylvia is one of the Philippine showbiz industry's finest actresses. She has five children-- Juan Carlos (Arjo Atayde), Maria Sophia (Ria Atayde), Maria Angela (Gela), Juan Arturo Xavier (Xavi) and Pia Marie-- and has been known for portraying several mother roles in ABS-CBN teleseryes such as, Be Careful with My Heart, Pure Love, Ningning and My Super D. Sylvia now embraces one of the biggest breaks in her career. From her many roles as the lead character's mother, Sylvia is now the "lead mother" in a story of a woman’s unconditional love for her children, ABS-CBN's family drama series, "The Greatest Love."