Since 1997, Marc found himself most at home in the Philippines as a television host and ambassador to various organizations.
From a young age to graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Marc has always been traveling and learning about various cultures. He has lived in seven countries, and travelled to more than fifty countries. Whether it was bungee jumping in Australia, skydiving in Guam, swimming with Great White sharks in South Africa or flying a fighter jet over an active volcano, Marc was always eager and ready to throw himself into it and share his experience through Asia’s longest running TV sports show, “Sports Unlimited.”
Sports Unlimited has been aired in the the Philippines, as well as on cable networks throughout Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America. It has won the CMMA Award for “Best Sports Show” for 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009, putting it into the Hall of Fame. In the recent “Gawad Tanglaw Awards”, Sports Unlimited was also named “Best Sports Show” for the fourth year in a row (2013) and Marc garnered the title of “Best Sports Anchor” for 2012. This has made Marc hugely popular not just in the Philippines, but also overseas.
Forever pushing the envelope, Marc joined AXN’s Amazing Race Asia 2 with his good friend Rovilson Fernandez. Both proudly represented the Philippines by winning a record breaking 8 out of 12 legs. While they did not win the main prize, the show has added greatly to Marc’s popularity in the region.
Following the success of The Amazing Race Asia, Marc and Rovilson hosted “The Duke”, aired to millions of people throughout the Asian region. Additionally, he has also hosted two seasons of another show aired locally in the Philippines, “Dare Duo” on QTV (nominated for “Best Reality Show” and “Best Reality Show Host” in the 2009 Star Awards). In 2015, Marc and Rovilson were chosen as hosts of the biggest talent show in the world, “Asia’s Got Talent", which aired to over 200 million households and went on to break ratings records throughout Asia.
Marc currently supports 15 children through World Vision. He also encourages the companies he endorses to sponsor one child for each year he works with them. World Vision has since given Marc the official position of "Ambassador for Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency". He was chosen by Hands On Manila (the first international affiliate of the Hands On Network and Bill and Melinda Gates foundation) to be their image model to help raise interest and awareness of volunteer projects throughout the country. He has also been chosen as a regional celebrity ambassador for OXFAM, the world’s longest running NGO and was sent to Bangkok to help with the campaign on Climate change at the UN Climate Change Talks. A few years ago, Marc also joined the ranks of Leonardo Di Caprio and Jackie Chan as a celebrity ambassador of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).
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