Edgardo Jose Martin Santiago Valenciano (born August 6, 1964 in Manila, Philippines), better known as Gary Valenciano or Gary V., is a Filipino musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, and dancer. He is best known for many songs, especially those that became theme songs for movies. He is also dubbed as "Mr. Pure Energy" for his energetic dance moves. He has released 26 albums, and won the Awit Awards for "Best Male Performer" 11 times. In 1998, he became UNICEF Philippines first national Ambassador. He is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actors.