After learning all that he could about film in London, Abaya returned to the Philippines to set up the family’s own movie production outfit, Cine Filipinas, Inc. After two years of college in the University of Santo Tomas, he went to England and took up a diploma course in filmmaking at the London International Film School.In March 1988, it set up a theater company which produced a play, Manly-linlang (Filipino adaptation of Norman, Is That You? The AWF is recognized by the Film Academy of the Philippines as an educational entity for its actors and is a member of the FAP Board of Governors. Her other movies include Mapuputing Kamay (The White Hands), Anak ng Espada (The Child of the Sword), Munting Koronel (Little Colonel), and Kerubin (Cherub). She married actor Miguel Anzures and together they appeared in several movies before the war. Her other prewar movies are: Mapait na Lihim (Bitter Secret), 1938, with Rosario Moreno; Pasang Krus (Bearing the Cross), 1939, with Corazon Noble and Rogelio de la Rosa; Gabay ng Magulang (A Parent’s Guide), 1939, with Yolanda Marquez; Walang Tahanan (No Place to Call Home), 1939, with Carlos Padilla Sr.; and Takip-Silim (Twilight), 1939, the picture that launched the famous love team of Carmen Rosales and Rogelio de la Rosa. She was part of the cast of Sebya, Mahal Kita (Sebya, I Love You), which started as a radio show over DZXL and was later made into a movie by LVN in 1957. She married actor Michael de Mesa with whom she has three sons. Alajar was only eight years old when she auditioned for Lea Productions ’ Kaibigan Ko ang Santo Niño (The Holy Infant is My Friend), 1967. He performed at the Orient Theater together with Pilita and Dolphy, among others, in 1945. and Rolinda Alcazaren, the two brothers finished elementary and high school at the Don Bosco Technical College.
She returned briefly in 1960 to do some teen movies with Jose Mari in Love At First Sight and Amalia Fuentes and Susan Roces in Amy, Susie, Tessie, before she married and settled in the United States for good. She was nominated by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) as best supporting actress twice, for Kundiman ng Lahi (Kundiman of the Race), 1959, and Mahal Kita, Inay (I Love You, Mother), 1962. Among her early movies was Donata, 1968, where she played the role of the girl who grew up to be Gina Pareño. Some of his memorable movies are Kalabog en Bosyo (Kalabog and Bosyo), 1950; Eca Babagot (Don’t You Dare), 1961; Buhay Artista (An Artist’s Life) and Dakilang Tanga (The Great Idiot), 1968; and Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Pedro Penduko (The Mysterious World of Pedro Penduko), 1973. In the clay animation company they set up, Miguel and Juan serve as director and design engineer, respectively. Introduced in Kwatang, 1967, Lea Productions soon signed her up as a contract actor.
His first film was Malaya, Mutya ng Gubat (Malaya, Muse of the Forest), 1948, starring Mila del Sol and Teody Belarmino.