Tuesday, February 28, 2006
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Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Rosa Aguirre was born in 1908. She worked for Sampaguita Pictures and Lvn Pictures. She was married to actor Miguel Anzures and mother of former child actor Narding Anzures.
She made her first movie on 1938 via Himagsikan ng Puso with Rudy Concepcion
Aguirre completed 13 movies when WWII broke the city of Manila
Under X'Otic Pictures and Eiga Hekusa she made one movie during Japanese Occupation, the movie is Liwayway ng Kalayaan alternative title is Dawn of Freedom
In 1946, she made one war movies Death March under Philippine Pictures opposite Leopoldo Salcedo, Daily Doble for Fernando Poe Production in 1947.
Aguirre made two movies under Nolasco Bros. via Siete Dolores aka Seven Sorrows and Mga Busabos ng Palad aka Slaves of Hand.
Until Lvn Pictures gave her an exclusive contract to signed her until Lvn Pictures close on 1961.
She was Aling Charing in Tangtarangtang.
* 1938 - Himagsikan ng Puso
* 1938 - Mapait na Lihim
* 1939 - Pasang Krus
* 1939 - Gabay ng Magulang
* 1939 - Walang Tahanan
* 1939 - Ang Magsasampaguita
* 1939 - Takip-Silim
* 1940 - Magbalik ka, Hirang
* 1940 - Jazmin
* 1940 - Lambingan
* 1940 - Bahaghari
* 1940 - Nang Mahawi ang Ulap
* 1941 - Tampuhan
* 1944 - Liwayway ng Kalayaan
* 1946 - Death March
* 1947 - Daily Doble
* 1947 - Ina
* 1948 - Krus ng Digma
* 1948 - Siete Dolores
* 1948 - Mga Busabos ng Palad
* 1948 - Maestro Pajarillo
* 1949 - Ina ng Awa
* 1949 - Kidlat sa Silangan
* 1949 - Haiskul
* 1949 - Landas ng Buhay
* 1949 - He Promised to Return
* 1950 - Pedro, Pablo, Juan at Jose
* 1950 -Huramentado
* 1950 - Ang Magpapawid
* 1951 - Ang Tapis mo Inday
* 1951 - Satur
* 1951 - Irog, Paalam
* 1951 -Anak ng Pulubi
* 1951 - Bisig ng Manggagawa
* 1951 - Apoy na Ginatungan
* 1951 - La Roca Trinidad
* 1951 - Huling Concierto
* 1951 - Isinanlang Pag-ibig
* 1951 - Pag-asa
* 1952 - Matador
* 1953 - Highway 54
* 1953 - Sa Paanan ng Bundok
* 1954 - Playboy
* 1954 - Batalyon Pilipino sa Korea
* 1954 - Mr. Dupong
* 1955 - Higit sa Lahat
* 1955 - Dalagang Taring
* 1956 - Higit sa Korona
* 1957 - Walang Sugat
* 1957 - Sebya, Mahal Kita
* 1957 - Sanga-Sangang Puso
* 1958 - Faithful
* 1958 - Hiwaga ng Pag-ibig
* 1958 - Casa Grande
* 1959 Kundiman ng lahi (1959) .... Siyanang
* 1960 Nukso ng nukso (1960)
* 1968 Pitong krus ng isang ina (1968)
* 1974 Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang (1974)
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino, better known as Kris Aquino (born February 14, 1971 in Quezon City, Philippines) is a prominent television and movie personality in the Philippines.
She is the fifth and youngest child of Corazon Aquino, former President of the Philippines and Benigno Aquino, Jr., a popular opposition senator during the Marcos regime. She is the youngest of five siblings: Maria Elena, Aurora Corazon, Benigno the III, who is currently Tarlac representative and Victoria Eliza. She is married to James Yap.
In recent years, Aquino has been labeled "The Philippines' Queen of Talk," due to her success in hosting talk shows. She was also crowned as the 2004 Box Office Queen for her hit movies such as Feng Shui and So... Happy Together.
Aquino spent most of her elementary school days in the United States because the Aquino family was in exile. After returning to the Philippines in 1983, Aquino started out as a precocious presence in rallies against the Marcos government.
After the 1986 expulsion of President Ferdinand Marcos, the teenaged Kris stepped into the limelight, starting with guest spots on television dramas and comedies, as well as talk shows. Finally, she made her film debut with actor Rene Requiestas
in the comedy Pido Dida.
Aquino afterwards had a commercially steady, though critically panned career and managed to score an acting nomination for The Fatima Buen Story. She also starred in a film based on a true-life murder, The Vizconde Massacre. Its financial success and successive crime films of the same vein in which she starred in gained her the nickname "Massacre Queen" by newspaper critics.
Kris graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature.
It was not until 1994, that she did a film (Nandito Ako) with action star Philip Salvador that started one of Kris' very controversial love affairs. Aquino became pregnant and had a child, Joshua, who has ADHD.
With her movie career slowing, Aquino shifted her sights on a television career as a talk show host launched through The Kris Aquino Show produced by VIVA on Channel 4. But it was in GMA Network showbiz oriented talk show Startalk where she co-hosted with Boy Abunda and Lolit Solis that her hosting capabilities were noticed. Media conglomerate and GMA Network's rival ABS-CBN noticed her undeniable hosting wit, offered her a contract and launched Today with Kris Aquino, one of the most successful talk shows of the 1990s. In January 2003 to May 2004, she hosted yet another successful morning talk show entitled Morning Girls with Kris and Korina alongside popular media personality Korina Sanchez. As of 2005, she hostsThe Buzz with Mr. Boy Abunda and Ms. Cristy Fermin for the same network, as well as Pilipinas, Game KNB?, a game show similar in format to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. She had been also controversial for wearing plunging dresses which noted her as a fashion-talk show queen.
Aquino is also known for her troublesome relationships. Over the past decade, she has been linked to two married men. Her latest relationship became a cause célèbre in 2003 after it ended in gunplay and Aquino accused her lover, former Parañaque mayor and actor Joey Marquez, on live television, of giving her venereal disease.
Title Year Role
Sukob 2006 Sandy
So... Happy Together 2004 Lianne
Feng shui 2004 Joy Ramirez
Mano po 2: My home 2003 young Sol Tan
You and Me Against the World 2003 Diana
Dekada '70 2002 student leader
Mano po 2002 Juliet Go-Co
Hiwaga ng Panday 1998 Emily
Saan Ako Nagkamali 1995
Bakit pa Kita Minahal 1994
The Fatima Buen Story 1994 Fatima Buen
Tasya Fantasia 1994 Tasya
The Elsa Castillo story...
Ang Katotohanan Elsa Castillo
Geron Olivar 1993
Humanda ka Mayor 1993
Vizconde Massacre 1993 Carmela Vizconde
Mahal Kita Walang Iba 1992
Pido Dida 3: May Kambal na 1992 Dida
Ang Siga at ang Sosyal 1992
Kai xin gui shang cuo shen 1991 Kathy
Pido Dida 2: Kasal na 1991 Dida
Shake, Rattle & Roll III 1991
Pangako ng Puso 1990
Pido Dida: Sabay Tayo 1990 Dida
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Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco
5' 1" (1.55 m)
Father is a restaurant magnate of Barrio Fiesta fame. She grew up in Daly City, California.
She was born on February 14, 1985 to parents Reynaldo and Cecilia Ongpauco. She is the youngest in the brood of six with one brother and four sisters.
Her uncle (Rod Ongpauco) is the founder of the Barrio Fiesta restaurant chain while her father founded several Barrio Fiesta branches in San Francisco. She grew up and studied in the United States. In the Philippines, she enrolled in the Colegio San Agustin (Makati).
She was first discovered by a commercial agent while shopping at the mall with sister Camille. She signed with Star Magic (formerly known as Talent Center) and was paired with John Prats in the show G-Mik. Her relationship with John Prats gained tremendous popularity, and they starred in several movies together - Trip, Ang Tanging Ina and My First Romance. They also starred in popular teen-oriented show Berks. After which their real and reel life romance fizzled.
Since then Heart was paired with Geoff Eigenmann in popular primetime soap opera Hiram which also starred Kris Aquino, Dina Bonnevie, John Estrada and Anne Curtis. This soap earned Heart a Star Awards Best Actress nomination at the age of 20.
She has also starred in an action-based show called Panday with her current Boyfriend, Jericho Rosales.
Other notable achievements of Heart is winning best new female personality for both Star TV and Star Movie awards. She also won texter's and listener's choice at Himig Handog Awards for her single "Love Has Come My Way". Heart also released a single "Tell Me" in Australia which made it into the charts, peaking at number 18.
She is now managed by Manila Genesis Entertainment after her decision to not renew her contract with Star Magic (formerly Talent Center of ABSCBN).
Currently, she is dating actor Jericho Rosales, her co-star in Panday. A controversy that hounded Heart is the rumor of her being pregnant. She has denied this and dismissed her being in and out of the hospital as severe asthma.
Born Victor Laurel, he is the son of the deceased former Vice-President Salvador Laurel and Celia Diaz-Laurel, a popular stage actress and socialite. He is also a grandson of the former President of the Philippines, Jose P. Laurel.
He started in the stage and starred opposite Nora Aunor and Don Johnson in Lollipops and Roses in 1971.
He comcentrated in his stage acting, singing and other family businesses.
# Pinay, American Style (1979)
# Disco Fever (1978/II) (as Victor Laurel)
# Lollipops and Roses (1971) (as Victor Laurel)
... aka Lollipops, Roses and Talangka (USA)
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Thursday, February 02, 2006
One of the Great Actors in Philippine Movie History, Jose Padilla was born in 1915 in the showbiz clan of Padillas. He is the brother of Carlos Padilla, Sr.
He made his very first movie in Silent Picture in 1931's horror flick Ang Multo sa Libingan aka Ghost in the Cemetery. His second movie was in 1933, Doctor Kuba playing second to a leading actor, Don Dannon.
He made dozens of movie before Japanese occupation and one year ahead than his rival of Philippine Movie icon Rogelio dela Rosa. He continued making a movie until mid 80's
Padilla paired by some of the Philippine Screen Siren and he teamed up for the first time in 1939 movie of Arimunding-Munding with Carmen Rosales, Ako'y Maghihintay (1938) with his beloved wife in real life Arsenia Francisco, Rosa del Rosario in the 1947 movie Bakya Mo Neneng, Lilia Dizon in Kaaway ng Babae and many more.
He is also the uncle of Robin Padilla and Grandfather of Zsa Zsa Padilla.
* 1931 – Ang Multo sa Libingan
* 1933 - Doctor Kuba
* 1934 - Mag-inang Mahirap
* 1934 - X3X
* 1934 - Liwayway ng Kalayaan
* 1935 - Ang Gulong ng Buhay
* 1935 - Kuwintas ng Himutok
* 1937 - Mga Pusong Dakila
* 1937 - Asahar at Kabaong
* 1937 - Huling Awit
* 1937 - Ilaw ng Langit
* 1937 - Bilanggo Habang Buhay
* 1938 - Ang Batang Tulisan - Filippine Pictures
* 1938 - Kamay na Bakal - Filippine Pictures
* 1938 - El Secreto dela Confesion - Parlatone Hispano-Filipino
* 1938 - Celia at Balagtas - Excelsior Pictures
* 1938 - Ako'y Maghihintay - Excelsior Pictures
* 1938 - Lihim na Pagsinta - V.Valdez Pictures
* 1939 - Azucena - Excelsior Pictures
* 1939 - Naglahong Dambana
* 1940 - Lihim ng Kapatid - Excelsior Pictures
* 1940 - Sa Dating Pugad
* 1940 - Ave Maria - Excelsior Pictures
* 1940 - Magpakailan Man - Excelsior Pictures
* 1940 - Dating Sumpaan - Excelsior Pictures
* 1941 - Carmen - Sampaguita Pictures
* 1941 - Princesita - Sampaguita Pictures
* 1941 - Panibugho - Sampaguita Pictures
* 1941 - Pagsuyo - Sampaguita Pictures
* 1941 - Palikero - Sampaguita Pictures
* 1941 - Lolita - Sampaguita Pictures
* 1942 - Landas na Ginto - Sampaguita Pictures
* 1946 - OO Ako'y Espiya - Sta.Maria Pictures
* 1946 - Probinsiyana - Premiere Production
* 1946 - Ulilang Watawat - Sampaguita Pictures
* 1947 - Ngayon at Kailanman - Premiere Production
* 1947 - Bakya mo Neneng - Premiere Production
* 1947 - Bagong Sinderella - Premiere Production
* 1947 - Maling Akala - Lvn Pictures
* 1947 - Miss Philippines - Lvn Pictures
* 1947 - Caprichosa - Premiere Production
* 1947 - Violeta - Lvn Pictures
* 1947 - Binatang Taring - Lvn Pictures
* 1947 - Romansa - Lvn Pictures
* 1948 - Kaaway ng Babae - Lvn Pictures
* 1948 - Perfidia - Premiere Production
* 1948 - Pista sa Nayon - Lvn Pictures
* 1948 - Maliit lamang ang Daigdig - Premiere Production
* 1948 - Labi ng Bataan - Premiere Production
* 1948 - Hiram na Pangalan - Premiere Production
* 1949 - Lihim na Bayani - Premiere Production
* 1949 - Ibigin mo Ako, Lalaking Matapang - Lvn Pictures
* 1949 - Anak ng Panday - Premiere Production
* 1949 - Halik sa Bandila - Premiere Production
* 1949 - Makabagong Pilipina - Lvn Pictures
* 1949 - Sipag ay Yaman - Lvn Pictures
* 1949 - Ronquillo - [[Luis F. Nolasco Production]
* 1949 - Hen. Gregorio del Pilar - Lvn Pictures
* 1949 - Magdalena
* 1950 - Mutya ng Pasig - Lvn Pictures
* 1950 - Tatlong Balaraw - Premiere Production
* 1950 - Ang Bombero - Lvn Pictures
* 1950 - Gulong ng Palad - Premiere Production
* 1950 - Punglo at Pag-ibig - Premiere Production
* 1951 - Sa Oras ng Kasal - Premiere Production
* 1951 - Bahay na Tisa - Premiere Production
* 1951 - Dahong Palay - Premiere Production
* 1951 - Walang Kapantay - Royal Films
* 1951 - Diego Silang - Premiere Production
* 1951 - Ang Aking Kahapon - Tamaraw Pictures
* 1952 - Matador - Lvn Pictures
* 1952 - Ngipin sa Ngipin - Maria Clara Pictrues
* 1952 - Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo - Premiere Production
* 1953 - Maria Mercedes - Lvn Pictures
* 1953 - Rosa Villa - Premiere Production
* 1953 - Tianak [Cinema Technician Inc.]
* 1953 - Itinakwil - Lvn Pictures
* 1953 - Kambal na Lihim - LGS Porduction
* 1953 - Sa Hirap at Ginhawa - Maria Clara Pictures
* 1953 - Siga-Siga - Balatbat-Flores Pictures
* 1953 - Huk sa Bagong Pamumuhay - Lvn Pictures
* 1953 - May Karapatang Isilang - Deegar Cinema Inc
* 1953 - Habang Buhay - Manuel Vistan Jr Production
* 1954 - Ri-Gi-Ding - People's Pictures
* 1954 - Sa Kabila ng Bukas - Hermoso-Balatbat Production
* 1954 - Matandang Dalaga Sampaguita Pictures
* 1954 - Basagulera - [Everlasting Pictures]]
* 1954 - Sex Gang - Deegar Cinema Inc
* 1954 - Batalyon Pilipino sa Korea - Palanca Bros Production
* 1954 - Ginto sa Lusak - Balatbat-Flores Production
* 1954 - Limang Misteryo - Continental Pictures
* 1955 - Palahamak - Premiere Production
* 1955 - Minera - Premiere Production
* 1955 - Baril O Araro? - Filipiniana Pictures
* 1955 - Sapagka't Mahal Kita - Fremel Production
* 1955 - Ha Cha Cha - People's Pictures
* 1955 - Pangako ng Puso - Larry Santiago Production
* 1955 - Paltik - Premiere Production
* 1955 - Sanda Wong - Manuel Vistan Production/Champion Ho Production
* 1955 - Dakilang Hudas - People's Pictures
* 1956 - Takya - Balatbat & Balatbat Production
* 1956 - Ambrocia - Larry Santiago Production
* 1956 - Hokus-Pokus - People's Pictures
* 1956 - Lalo Kitang Mahal - People's Pictures
* 1956 - Umaalong Ginto - Premiere Production
* 1956 - Huling Mandirigma - People's Pictures
* 1957 - Kandilang Bakal - Champion Pictures
* 1957 - Objective: Patayin si Magsaysay - Champion Pictures
* 1958 - Water Lily - Premiere Production
* 1958 - Obra-Maestra - People's Pictures
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Zeny Zabala was born Zeny Ortiz Santos in 1934.
She reigned as primera contravida of 1950s Pinoy cinema.
With her alabaster skin and proud Mandarin features, Zeny specialized in "society girls gone bad."
She was discovered when she used to accompany her movie star sister Aurora Aragon in the movie set. She was just 16.
Premiere's resident publicist Aurelio Navarro gave her the name Zeny Zabala.
The Premiere execs casted her in "Lourdes" which had the great Anita Linda in the title role.
She played a market vendor opposite comedian Lopito.
When Dr. Jose Perez of Sampaguita saw the movie, he looked for her. Ric Rodrigo who was his dad's drinking buddy brought her to the head of Sampaguita Pictures.
Her first film was as Lolita Rodriguez's nemesis in "Binibining Kalog," which also featured Ramon Revilla Sr.
In the Samapaguita compound where Sampaguita contract stars were housed, she became pals to Lolita, Barbara Perez and Jean Lopez.
Men and women rode in separate vehicles. Women had chaperones wherever they go.
They were provided with clothes for the movies which they could buy at discounted prices later.
They were advised proper gromming and appropriate make-up for the occasions.
Ramon Valera and Pitoy Moreno dressed the ladies for special occasions.
After three consecutive three-year contracts with Sampaguita, Zeny went freelance.
When she went solo in the late 1960s, she started juggling six to seven movies annually.
She started being casted in the lead roles. ( "Ruby," "Mother Dear," "Our Lady of Penafrancia") and costume epics ("Luzviminda," "Mindanao," "Kalinga").
She was nominated for Famas Best Actress for her movie "Ruby".
When bomba became the trend, Zeny left the movies.
She put up a beauty parlor, canteen and shoe store.
From time to time, she accepts movie offers like 1993's "Ikaw Lang," with Vilma Santos and Cesar Montano, and 1998's "Tataynic," with Dolphy and Zsa Zsa Padilla.
She suffered two strokes in 2001.
But therapy and prayers brought her speech back and she was able to walk again.
* 1954 -Lourdes [Balatbat-Flores]
* 1954 -Milyonarya at Hampaslupa [Sampaguita]
* 1954 -Tin-Edyer [Lvn]
* 1955 -Pandora [Premiere]
* 1955 -Binibining Kalog [Sampaguita]
* 1956 -Prince Charming [Sampaguita]
* 1956 -Teresa [Sampaguita]
* 1956 -Gilda [Sampaguita]
* 1956 -Gigolo [Sampaguita]
* 1957 -Sino ang Maysala [Vera Perez]
* 1957 -Pasang Krus [Sampaguita]
* 1957 -Pretty Boy [Vera-Perez]
* 1957 -Prinsesang Gusgusin [Sampaguita]
* 1958 -Mga Reyna ng Vicks [Sampaguita]
* 1958 -Palaboy [Vera-Perez]
* 1958 -Berdaderong Ginto [Vera-Perez]
* 1958 -Talipandas [Sampaguita]
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