Personal Information:

  • Name: Socrates Hernandez Topacio A.K.A: Soxie
  • Date of Birth: June 19, 1952
  • Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines
  • Father: Dominador Topacio (deceased)
  • Mother: Socorro Hernandez (deceased)
  • Sibling: Roudel Topacio (deceased)

 

Educational Attainment:

  • J. Zamora Elementary School (1959 - 1965)
  • Araullo High School (1965 - 1969)
  • University of the Philippines
    • 1969 - 1970 undergrad.- Chemical Eng.)
    • 1970- undergrad.- BS Architecture)
    • 1970- undergrad. - Mass Com)
  • Phil. Institute of Interior Design
    • 1974 (undergrad. - Interior Design)
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Awards:

  1. Best Supporting Actor-1968 AHS English Club
  2. Best Actor- 1969 AHS Pilipino Club
  3. Best Actor- 1969 Children Museum and Library Inc. (CMLI)
  4. Nominee for Production Design, 1977 FAMAS for the Movie "Mortal"
  5. ALIW AWARDS Most Promising Actor 1977
  6. Third Prize CCP Gawad Pangtelebisyon 1988 for Director of "Si Panyong at Hatol ng Guhit na Bilog"
  7. Nominee for Best Director Bahaghari Awards for Channel 7 - 1995
  8. Nominee for Best Director Bahaghari Awards for Channel 7 - 1997

 

Positions held in PETA:

  1. Resident Artist since 1969
  2. Program Director of Kalinangan Emsemble 1982-1986
  3. PETA Executive Director 1986-1994
  4. Program Director of PETA Broadcast and Film Inc. 1986 - 2000
  5. Member PETA Board of Trustees 1995 (to present)
  6. Member Alfredo Salanga Foundation Board of Trustees 1990 -1992
  7. Member PETA Artistic Com 2004- 2006
  8. Membership Committee from 2005 to present