Enrico de Jesus Puno was born on February 13, 1953, in Manila and died on October 30, 2018. He was better known as Rico J. Puno.
He was a Filipino singer, comedian, actor and television host.
Rico J. Puno was credited as a pioneer-promoter of original Filipino music.
Puno started the trend of incorporating Tagalog lyrics in his rendition of the American song The Way We Were and other foreign songs.
He became known as a singer who regularly infused his on-stage performance with tongue-in-cheek comedy and adult humor.
Rico J. Puno hosted the noontime variety show Pilipinas Win na Win alongside Rey Valera, Marco Sison and Nonoy Zuñiga for two months in 2010 replacing Kris Aquino.
Puno also hosted on Happy Yipee Yehey! together with John Estrada, Randy Santiago, Mariel Rodriguez, Pokwang and Toni Gonzaga as one of the main host replacing Pilipinas Win na Win.
He was also active in politics.
During 1998, Puno was elected as the City Councilor of Makati City from its 1st district until his third and last term ended in 2007.
Puno ran for a comeback in 2010 as the vice mayoralty candidate of Makati City, but was unsuccessful.
During 2016, he was elected as a councilor in Makati, under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
He died due to heart failure in St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City.
Rico J. Puno passed away at 65 years old.