Sunday, January 27, 2008


Rogelio dela Rosa BIOGRAPHY

Rogelio de la Rosa was born as Regidor de la Rosa on November 12, 1916 and died in November 10, 1986. He was one of the most popular Filipino matinee idols of the 20th century and was the first Filipino film actor who was elected to the Philippine Senate from 1957 to 1963.

He was born in Lubao, Pampanga, the son of an arnis champion. Together with the former Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal, his brother-in-law,(Macapagal's first wife, Purita, was de la Rosa's sister) he performed in sarzuelas.

As a teenager, he was cast by his uncle, a film director, in a starring role in the silent film Ligaw na Bulaklak opposite Rosa del Rosario. The film's director, Jose Nepumuceno, gave him the screen name "Rogelio de la Rosa". However, he opted to attend college at the Far Eastern University in Manila. He was an excellent collegiate athlete and debater in the years from 1932 to 1934. In 1933, de la Rosa won the Claro M. Recto Gold Medal in a national oratorical contest.

He resumed his acting career in the late 1930's where he gained stardom; being frequently cast in dramas as a romantic idol opposite such actresses as Rosa del Rosario

 Rosa del Rosario

Norma Blancaflor

Norma Blancaflor

Emma Alegre

Mila del Sol

Mila del Sol



and Carmen Rosales

who proved to be his most durable onscreen partner, and their "love team" is said to be among the most successful in the history of Philippine movies.

During the Japanese Occupation, he performed in bodabil at the Life Theater. After the war, he resumed his film career and became more popular. He also formed his owm film production company but still worked with LVN Pictures. He was the first Filipino actor to be cast in American produced movie, The Avenger. His 1955 role in Higit sa Lahat with Emma Alegre earned him the 'Best Actor' trophy at the 1956 FAMAS awards, as well as a citation as Southeast Asia's Best Actor at the Hongkong Film Festival.

In 1957 general elections, de la Rosa ran and won a seat in the Philippine Senate and served for six years.

De La Rosa decided to run for the presidency as an independent candidate.The other major candidate in the race was then-Vice President Macapagal of the Liberal Party, his former brother-in-law. Shortly before election day, de la Rosa withdrew from the election.

When he run for Senate again, he lost. He would never again be elected to public office.

De la Rosa remained in public service as an acclaimed diplomat. In 1965, he was appointed Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia, an important designation considering that country's proximity to the Philippines. During the administration of Ferdinand Marcos, de la Rosa was also named as Philippine Ambassador to the Netherlands, and to the Soviet bloc countries of Poland, Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia. He was duly admired for his savvy in foreign affairs and language proficiency. He also used his position to promote Filipino art and culture and to assist Filipino artists performing abroad.

After retiring from the diplomatic corps, de la Rosa made his last foray into politics by unsuccessfully running in the 1984 Batasang Pambansa parliamentary elections. Shortly before his death from a heart attack in 1986, he played one last acting role, in a guest spot on the popular drama anthology Coney Reyes on Camera.

De la Rosa was married twice. His second wife, Carlotta Delgado was a former leading lady of his in films.

Source: Condensed from Wikipedia

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Saturday, January 26, 2008



Vilma SantosVilma Santos (born Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos November 3, 1953) is a popular multi-awarded actress and politician in the Philippines. She's known as the "Queenstar" and "Star for All Seasons". She is currently governor of Batangas. She is the first woman governor of the province. She was previously the first woman mayor of Lipa City.

She started acting at the age of nine, after winning the title role for the hit drama film Trudis Liit (Little Trudis). She immediately received her first acting trophy as Best Child Performer from FAMAS for the same film.

Groomed as a lead actress in her teens, her popularity grew further, bolstered by her loveteam with actor Edgar Mortiz and rivalry with contemporary actress Nora Aunor. She made the film Burlesk Queen when she lost to Nora Aunor in popularity. At the height of her showbiz career she was a consistent box-office drawer highlighted by comic-book adapted films like the Darna series

and Dyesebel,
vilma santos-dyesebel

and dramatic/daring films like Burlesk Queen and Sinasamba Kita, among others.

Regarded as the longest reigning Box-Office Queen of Philippine Cinema, her films broke box-office records several times in her career and is hailed as the Star for All Seasons and Queenstar. She also hosted her own top-rating musical variety television shows ('The Sensations', 'VIP' and the long-running multi-awarded 'Vilma').Though not really a singer but a natural dancer fond of doing 'acrobatic' dance performances in her TV show, she managed to earn gold record awards as a teener.

Known for her versatility and intense acting, she honed her craft as she worked with various top caliber directors, writers and actors, and now holds the record for having the most acting awards ever by a Philippine actress from prestigious award-giving bodies, local and international. Critically acclaimed for tackling roles on various women's issues, her other major films include "Burlesk Queen", Rubia Servious", Relasyon, Sister Stella L, Dolzura Cortez,Dekada '70, Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?, and Anak. To date, she has almost 200 films under her belt with numerous commercial endorsements and television works on the side.

Political career

In 1998, she entered politics and ran for mayor of Lipa City, Batangas where she won by landslide victories in three consecutive elections. As the first woman mayor of Lipa City, she helped bring not just economic progress and infrastructure development to Lipa City, but more notably her various programs on public health, education and environment, which again earned various local and international awards and recognitions.

In 2005, the University of the Philippines conferred her the Gawad Plaridel Award for her achievements and contributions both as an actress and a public servant. In the same year she was conferred with honorary doctorate degree (honoris causa) in humanities by the Lipa City College. She was again honored in 2006 by the University of the Philippines as one of the four awardees in UP's First Diwata Awards.

Dr. Vilma Santos is married to Senator Ralph Recto, who belongs to a well-known political clan in the Philippines. Together they have a son, Ryan Christian. She is also a mother to actor/model/television host Luis 'Lucky' Manzano, from previous marriage to actor Edu Manzano.


* 1963 - FAMAS - Best Child Actress for Trudis Liit

* 1968 - San Beda College Awards - Best Supporting Actress for Kasalanan Kaya?
* 1972 - FAMAS for Dama de Noche
* 1975 - Bacolod City Film Festival for Nakakahiya?
* 1977 - Metro Manila Film Festival for Burlesk Queen
* 1981 - Metro Manila Film Festival for Karma
* 1981 - Cebu City Film Festival for Karma
* 1981 - FAMAS for Pakawalan Mo Ako
* 1982 - First Grand Slam for Relasyon
* 1982 - FAMAS for Relasyon
* 1982 - Gawad URIAN Relasyon
* 1982 - Film Academy of the Phils. for Relasyon
* 1982 - Catholic Mass Media Awards for Relasyon
* 1982 - Let’s Talk Movies Awards for Relasyon
* 1983 - Gawad URIAN for Broken Marriage
* 1984 - Gawad URIAN for Sister Stella L.
* 1987 - FAMAS for Tagos ng Dugo
* 1987 - Catholic Mass Media Awards for Tagos ng Dugo
* 1987 - Movie Magazine Awards for Tagos ng Dugo
* 1987 - Cinemascoop Awards for Tagos ng Dugo

* 1988 - FAMAS for Ibulong Mo sa Diyos

* 1989 - Star Awards for Pahiram ng Isang Umaga
* 1989 - Gawad URIAN for Pahiram ng Isang Umaga
* 1989 - Movie Magazine Awards for Pahiram ng Isang Umaga
* 1989 - Metro Manila Film Festival for Imortal
* 1989 - Channel 2 Viewers Choice Award for Imortal
* 1989 - FAMAS Hall of Fame
* 1990 - Gawad URIAN AKTRESS ng DEKADA (Body of Works in the 80s)
* 1991 - Gawad URIAN for Ipagpatawad Mo
* 1991 - Movie Magazine Awards for Ipagpatawad Mo
* 1991 - Intrigue Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Ipagpatawad Mo
* 1992 - New Fame Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Sinungaling Mong Puso
* 1992 - FAMAS Circle of Excellence Award
* 1993 - Second Grand Slam for Dolzura Cortez Story
* 1993 - Manila Film Festival Dolzura Cortez Story
* 1993 - Gawad URIAN for Dolzura Cortez Story
* 1993 - Film Academy of the Phils. for Dolzura Cortez Story
* 1993 - Star Awards for Dolzura Cortez Story
* 1993 - Movie Magazine Awards for Dolzura Cortez Story
* 1993 - Intrigue Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Dolzura Cortez Story
* 1993 - New Fame Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for Dolzura Cortez Story
* 1993 - FAMAS Circle of Excellence for Dolzura Cortez Story
* 1997 - FAP Lifetime Achievement Award
* 1998 - Third Grand Slam for Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?
* 1998 - Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle for Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?
* 1998 - Gawad URIAN for Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?
* 1998 - Star Awards for Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?
* 1998 - Film Academy of the Phils. for Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?
* 1998 - Gawad Sineng-Sine PASADO Awards (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro) for

Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?

* 1998 - Siasi, Jolo Critics Awards for Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?
* 1998 - FAMAS Lifetime Achievement Award
* 1999 - Brussels International Film Festival for Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?
* 1999 - Star Special Citation for winning at the Brussels Int'l Film Festival

(The film "Bata, Bata...Paano ka Ginawa?" was also given a Special Jury Award for Women's Awareness at the Asia Pacific Film Festival held in Bangkok, Thailand from Nov. 22-26, 1999. Ms. Santos was a Best Actress nominee.)

* 2000 - Star Awards for Anak
* 2000 - Gawad Sineng-Sine PASADO Awards (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro) for Anak
* 2000 - Gawad URIAN AKTRESS ng DEKADA (Body of Works in the 90s)
* 2000 - Cinemanila Lifetime Achievement Award
* 2002 - Fourth Grand Slam for Dekada '70
* 2002 - Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle for Dekada ‘70
* 2002 - Gawad Sineng-Sine PASADO Awards for Dekada ‘70
* 2002 - Star Awards for Dekada ‘70
* 2002 - Film Academy of the Phils. for Dekada ‘70
* 2002 - Gawad URIAN for Dekada ‘70
* 2002 - Gawad TANGLAW for Dekada ‘70
* 2002 - Cinema One’s RAVE Awards for Dekada '70
* 2002 - Critic’s Choice - Best Performer for Dekada ‘70
* 2002 - People’s Choice - Best Performer for Dekada ‘70
* 2002 - CineManila International Film Festival for Dekada ‘70
* 2002 - Cinemanila Lifetime Achievement Award

* 2004 - Metro Manila Film Festival for Mano Po 3
* 2004 - Gawad Suri Awards for Mano Po 3
* 2004 - Gawad TANGLAW for Mano Po 3
* 2004 - Star Awards for Mano Po 3
* 2004 - PMPC Star Dekada Award (Body of Works)

Source: wikipedia

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Thursday, January 24, 2008



Gabby ConcepcionHe was born Gabriel Arellano Concepcion on November 5, 1963 in San Juan, Philippines
to parents Rolando Concepcion/Lourdes Arellano. He has 4 brothers/1 sister
He finished his grade scholl in Ateneo and high school at the Aquinas. He took up AA-Advertising at Maryknoll. He finished Management Information Systems at Lincoln Universtiy.

His first public public exposure was in a a Closeup commercial in 1980, which led to him being a moviestar in Regal Films' Katorse and earned him Matinee Idol status.

He made about 80 movies from 1980 to 1995.
He has four children; (KC, with ex-wife Sharon Cuneta, ; Gabrielle, with Grace Ibuna; Chloe, with ex-wife Jenny Syquia who is now married to a Swede) and Samantha Alexis with Genevieve who was born in January, 2008:

Gabrielle with Grace Ibuna
Helena Cleotilde with Jenny Syquia
KC Concepcion with Sharon Cuneta

KC Concepcion

photocredit: Gabfan

He was paired to almost all leading actress in the 80's and early 90's. His most famous pairing was with Sharon Cuneta their loveteam captivated millions of moviegoers.

Gabby was paired with Sharon Cuneta in the movie Dear Heart in 1981. This paved the way for their onscreen romance to blossom into a real-life relationship. They got married on September 23, 1984. They legally separated in 1987 until their marriage was annulled six years later.

He is now married to Genevieve Yatco Gonzales and is living in Stockton, California working as real estate broker/agent.


Besides (and before) Sharon and Jenny, Gabby reportedly married one Jenny Martin, so Genevieve is the fourth woman he married.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Alfie Anido biography

Alfie AnidoAlfie Anido (December 31, 1959 – December 30, 1981) was a popular Filipino matinee idol best remembered for his tragic death at the age of 22. He was the eldest of four children of Alberto Anido and Sara Serrano, and was the brother of Albert Anido, another Filipino actor.

Born Alfonso Serrano Anido, he was also a fashion and commercial model before he became a contract star for Regal Films, a leading Filipino film production company. He was dubbed as one of the Regal Babies, along with other than-young actors such as Gabby Concepcion, William Martinez, Albert Martinez, Jimi Melendez, Maricel Soriano, Snooky Serna and Dina Bonnevie. He was famously linked with Bonnevie, his co-star in the 1980 camp classic Temptation Island. At the time of his entry into show business, he was in college at the Ateneo de Manila University taking up Management.

To date, an air of mystery still surrounds the circumstances behind Anido's death. The official version, contemporaneously reported in the mainstream Manila media, was that Anido had shot himself in a suicide. This version has not been officially or authoritatively contradicted to this day. However, immediately after his death, rumors quickly spread that Anido was actually murdered, and that such fact was covered up owing to the prominence of the personalities allegedly involved. The rumor gained traction in Manila, which was then under the throes of the authoritarian rule of Ferdinand Marcos, whose government controlled the mass media during that period. Other versions on the death of Anido were printed in the alternative press such as the Philippine Collegian, the official student organ of the University of the Philippines, a hotbed of anti-Marcos activism. While the rumor that Alfie Anido was murdered still persists, with the aura of an urban legend, the fact remains that no evidence has been put forth to rebut the official version of a suicide.

source: wikipedia


* 1980: Nympha - introducing role (movie released March 7, 1980)
* 1980: Uhaw sa Kalayaan (movie released June 6, 1980)
* 1980: Temptation Island - Alfred (movie released July 4, 1980)
* 1980: Katorse - Albert (movie released July 25, 1980)
* 1980: Waikiki: Sa lupa ng ating mga pangarap (movie released November 14, 1980)
* 1981: Bilibid Boys (movie released January 16, 1981)
* 1981: Blue Jeans (movie released February 20, 1981)
* 1981: Bilibid Gays - guest role (movie released July 31, 1981)
* 1981: Kasalanan Ba? - Benjie (movie released October 2, 1981)
* 1981: Throw Away Child - Atty. Delfin Llamzon (movie posthumously released January 8, 1982)
* 1981: Dormitoryo - (the only non-Regal movie that starred Alfie Anido; movie posthumously released January 15, 1982)
* 1981: Diosa (movie posthumously released August 13, 1982)
* 1981: The Diary of Cristina Gaston (movie posthumously released September 24, 1982)

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Martin Nievera BIOGRAPHY

Martin NieveraMartin Ramon Nievera was born on February 5, 1962, in Manila, Philippines together with twin sister, Vicky, to Bert Nievera & Conchita Razon. Nievera spent most of his childhood in Hawaii together with his father as his father sang for the group S.O.S. (a.k.a. A Society of Seven).
Inspired by his father's talent and success, he returned to the Philippines in 1982 to begin his own singing career and by June 1982 he released his first LP, Martin...Take One with the album reaching platinum in just five months. Martin also began co-hosting the TV variety show Penthouse Live! together with Pops Fernandez, the Philippines' "Concert Queen," who would later become his wife. Martin's second LP, 1984's "The Best Gift", also reached platinum. In 1987, Penthouse Live! was changed to Martin and Pops Twogether, in celebration of their marriage. Martin's affable on-stage personality had mass appeal, and throughout the 80s and 90s his albums and live performances were fanatically devoured. After his marriage to Pops, with whom he has two sons, Ram and Robin, failed in 1998, he wrote and recorded music for the sole purpose of winning her back, which he called Forever. Even though he didn’t succeed, the music ended up in the hands of the public and rose to become a best-selling music collection. The two sequels, Forever Forever and Return to Forever are also about the split. Both of these albums hit platinum sales as well.

As an actor, Martin has an extensive acting career and has appeared or starred in eleven movies and seven television series and specials. Martin's film credits include dramas, romance, science fiction, comedy and action.

Martin is now temporarily based in Las Vegas, Nevada together with Katrina Ojeda with whom he has a son named Santino (born October 23, 2006 at St. Rose Hospital in Las Vegas, NV).


# Wrinkles (2006)
# Masikip sa dibdib (2004) .... Martin
... aka Boobita Rose... Masikip sa dibdib (Philippines: Tagalog title)
... aka Masikip sa dibdib - The Boobita Rose story (Philippines: Tagalog title: long title)

# Alyas Boy Tigas: Ang probinsyanong wais (1998)
... aka Alyas Boy Tigas (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)

# Magic to Love (1989) .... Zerox
# Sa puso ko hahalik ang mundo (1988)
# Maria Went to Town (1988)
# Stupid Cupid (1988)
# Shoot That Ball (1987)
# Si mister at si misis (1986)
# Always and Forever (1986)
# Payaso (1986)
... aka The Clown (literal English title)

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Monday, January 21, 2008



Lino BrockaCatalino Ortiz Brocka, better known as Lino Brocka (April 3, 1939–May 21, 1991) is known as one of the greatest film directors of the Philippines. Brocka was openly homosexual and many of his films incorporated LGBT themes into their often dramatic storylines.

Brocka was born in Pilar, Sorsogon. He directed his first film, Wanted: Perfect Mother, based on The Sound of Music and a local comic serial, in 1970. It won an award for best screenplay at the 1970 Manila Film Festival. Later that year he also won the Citizen’s Council for Mass Media's best-director award for the film Santiago.

In 1974 Brocka directed Tinimbang Ka ngunit Kulang, which told the story of a teenager growing up in a small town amid its petty and gross injustices. It was a box-office hit, and earned Brocka another best-director award, this time from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS).

The following year he directed Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag (Manila: in the Claws of Light), which is considered by many critics to be the greatest Philippine film ever made - including British film critic and historian Derek Malcolm . The film tells the allegorical tale of a young provincial named Julio Madiaga who goes to Manila looking for his lost love, Ligaya Paraiso (which is Tagalog for "Joyful Paradise"). The episodic plot has him careering from one adventure to another until he finally finds Ligaya. Much of the film's greatness can be traced to the excellent cinematography by Mike de Leon, who would become a great Filipino filmmaker himself.

In 1976 Maynila: Sa mga kuko ng liwanag won the FAMAS awards for best picture, best director, best actor, and best supporting actor.

Insiang (1978) was the first Philippine film ever shown at the Cannes Film Festival. It is considered to be one of Brocka's best films — some say his masterpiece. The film centers on a young woman named Insiang who lives in the infamous Manila slum area, Tondo. It is a Shakespearean tragedy that deals with Insiang's rape by her mother's lover, and her subsequent revenge.

The film Jaguar (1979) was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes Festival. It won best picture and best director at the 1980 FAMAS Awards. It also won five Gawad Urian Awards, including best picture and best direction.

In 1981, Brocka was back at Cannes' Director's Fortnight with his third entry, Bona, a film about obsession.

In 1983 Brocka created the organization Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), which he led for two years. His stand was that artists were first and foremost citizens and, as such, must address the issues confronting the country. His group became active in anti-government rallies after the assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr..

The following year, Bayan ko: Kapit sa Patalim (Bayan Ko: My Own Country) was deemed subversive by the government of Ferdinand Marcos, and underwent a legal battle to be shown in its uncut form. At the 1984 Cannes Festival, however, it was nominated for the Palme d'Or. It garnered four honors at the 1986 Gawad Urian Awards, including best picture.

Brocka directed over forty films. Some of his other notable works are Macho Dancer (1988), Orapronobis (1989), and Gumapang Ka sa Lusak (1990).

In 1987 a documentary entitled Signed: Lino Brocka was directed by Christian Blackwood. It won the 1988 Peace Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

On May 21, 1991 Brocka met an untimely death in a car accident in Quezon City, Metro Manila. In 1997 he was given the posthumous distinction of National Artist for Film.

source: wikipedia

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Sunday, January 20, 2008


Reycard Duet BIOGRAPHY

Reycards duet is composed of Rey Ramirez and Carding Cruz. As the Reycard duet, Cruz and Ramirez had been entertaining audiences since the sixties. Ramirez was known as the dashing singer while Cruz provided the comedy in every performance.

Rey and Carding first teamed up in 1953 during a singing contest in Quiapo, Manila, where they won first prize.

In 1954, they started calling themselves the Reycard Duet and became the most famous entertainers at the Clover Theater and the Manila Grand Opera House, both in Manila.

The Reycard Duet also performed in town fiestas, on television and radio in the '50s.

In the 1960s, the Reycards hit it big in Las Vegas, which became their home for more than 40 years. They became known not only in the US but also in Europe and other parts of the globe.

Carding whose real name was RICARDO Castro, was married to a Japanese woman but they had been separated.

In the early '90s, they hosted "Awitawanan," with Pilita on Channel 13. They also starred in comedies like "Katabi Ko'y Mamaw and "Yes, Yes, Yo, Kabayong Kutsero

When Ramirez died, Cruz remained active as a solo performer and for a few years was part of the ensemble cast of the ABS-CBN comedy sitcom Home Along da Riles.

He died of cardiac arrest in a hospital in Las Vegas in 2003 .

Carding was survived by his sons Bongbong, Anthony and Jerico, and siblings Saturnina, Angelita and Belen.

Carding was 70.

Rey Ramirez, the other half of the Reycard Duet, died in August 1997.

He was survived by his wife actress Lyn D' Amour and children.

Rey's death had broken Carding's heart, according to their close friends in show business.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008




Carmen Rosales was born in Pangasinan in 1918 and died in 1991. She is a famous prewar actress better known as Mameng . Her film debut was Ang Kiri which was produced in 1938 where she doubled to Atang dela Rama. movie Ang Kiri which she made a double to Atang dela Rama. At first, she was rejected in her bid to become a movie star. The producer thought that she did not have an aura of an actress.

She became very popular in 1940's and 1950's with Rosa del Rosario as rival in the box office. Aside from acting she could also sing and had recorded numerous songs. Her first starring role was opposite Jose Padilla in Arimunding-Munding in the year 1939.

Shewas the highest paid actress in Sampaguita Pictures. She was often paired with Rogelio dela Rosa where she's remembered in Maalala Mo Kaya as the martyr lover and Ang Tangi kong Pag-ibig as a club singer.

She got her first Famas Award in 1954 via Inspirasyon opposite Van De leon and a strict auntie and Estela Mondragon in 1960.

Rosales and Carmen Pangasinan were named after Carmen Rosales. She refused personal apperance after she retired from the movie industry.

  1. Gintong recuerdo (1965)
  2. The Dolly Sisters (1964)
  3. Sugat sa balikat (1962)
  4. Dayukdok (1961)
  5. Halik sa lupa (1961)
  6. Octavia (1961) .... Octavia
  7. Estela Mondragon (1960) .... Estela Mondragon
  8. Mother Dearest (1960)
  9. Tatlong Magdalena (1960)
    ... aka The Three Magdalenes (Philippines: English title)

  10. Baby Face (1959)
  11. Debutante (1959)
  12. Esmeralda (1959)
  13. Pitong pagsisisi (1959)
    ... aka The Seven Repentances (Philippines: English title)
  14. Sandra (1959)
  15. Vicky (1959)
  16. Lydia (1956) .... Lydia
  17. Iyong-iyo (1955)
  18. R.O.T.C. (1955)
  19. Tangi kong pag-ibig, Ang (1955)
  20. Uhaw na pag-ibig (1955)
  21. Luha ng birhen (1954)
  22. Maalaala mo kaya (1954)
  23. Matandang dalaga (1954)
  24. MN (1954)
  25. Inspirasyon (1953)
  26. May umaga pang darating (1953)
  27. Rosa Villa (1953)
  28. Anak ko (1951)
  29. Babae, babae, at babae pa (1951)
  30. Huling konsiyerto (1951)
    ... aka Huling concierto (Philippines: Tagalog title)
  31. Nanay ko (1951)
  32. Walang kapantay (1951)
  33. Bombero, Ang (1950)
  34. Magpapawid, Ang (1950)

  35. Batalyon trece (1949)
  36. Camelia (1949)
  37. Carmencita mia (1949)
  38. Sipag ay yaman (1949)
  39. Hindi kita malimot (1948)
  40. Hele hele bago quiere (1947)
  41. Kaaway ng bayan (1947)
  42. Kamay ng Diyos, Ang (1947)
  43. Mameng, iniibig kita (1947)
  44. Si, si, señorito (1947)
  45. Garrison 13 (1946)
  46. Guerilyera (1946)
  47. Probinsyana (1946)
  48. Liwayway ng kalayaan (1944)
    ... aka Dawn of Freedom
  49. Tatlong Maria (1944)
  50. Carmen (1941)
  51. Palikero (1941)
  52. Princesita (1941)
  53. Tampuhan (1941)
  54. Diwa ng awit (1940)
  55. Lambingan (1940)
  56. Senorita (1940)

  57. Takip silim (1939)
  58. Arimunding-munding (1938)
    ... aka Arimunding-arimunding (Philippines: Tagalog title)
  59. Mahiwagang binibini (1938)

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Friday, January 18, 2008



Victoria Lorna Aluquin Fernandez whose screen name is was born in Concepcion, Tarlac on
December 23, 1961.

She is the wife of actor Rudy Fernandez. Her son Raphe Fernandez has joined the showbiz recently. She is the stepmother of another actor, Mark Anthony Fernandez, the son of Rudy Fernandez to Alma Moreno.

She started her career in Late 60's (or Early 70's) as a child actress. Her starring role as lead actress was Divina Gracia. She's also known for her mother roles in TV and films. She won 8 awards in different film awards and has 20 nominations (mostly for Best Actress in FAMAS). She has a total of at least 60 movies.

Very few may remember that she also played Darna in a TV series in 1977 just like
Angel Locsin.

1. "Zaido: Pulis pangkalawakan" (2007) TV series .... Helen Lorenzo/Shanara (2007)
... aka Zaido (Philippines: English title: short title)
2. Katas ng saudi (2007)
3. Mano po 5: Gua ai di (I love you) (2006) .... Yolanda
4. "Now and Forever" .... Lorena Castrillo (1 episode, 2006)
- Linlang (2006) TV episode .... Lorena Castrillo
5. Lovestruck (2005)
6. "Sugo" (2005) TV series (as Ms. Lorna Tolentino) .... Amelia
7. "K, the P1,000,000 Videoke Contest" (1 episode, 2005)
... aka All Star K (Philippines: English title: new title)
- Sugo! (2005) TV episode
8. "Darna" (2005) TV series .... Adran
9. "Hanggang kailan" (2004) TV series
10. Mano po 2: My home (2003) .... Belinda Que-Tan
11. Utang ng ama (2003)
12. Magnifico (2003) .... Edna
13. "Kay tagal kang hinintay" (2002) TV series .... Lorrea Guinto/Lea Mijares, Lorrinda Guinto/Ingrid Medrano/Red Butterfly
14. Abakada ina (2001) .... Estela
15. Sugatang puso (2000) .... Celine
16. Ping Lacson: Supercop (2000) .... Alice Lacson
17. Yakapin mo ang umaga (2000)
... aka Embrace the Dawn (International: English title)

18. Luksong tinik (1999) .... Beth
19. Pusong mamon (1998) .... Annie
... aka Soft Hearts (International: English title)
20. Bayarang puso (1997)
21. Hanggang kailan kita mamahalin (1997)
22. May nagmamahal sa iyo (1996) .... Louela
23. Kinkyu yobidashi - Emâjenshî kôru (1995) .... Nikki
... aka Emergency Call
... aka Emergency Doctor
... aka Kinkyû yobidashi: Emergency Call
... aka Sagot ng puso (Philippines: Tagalog title)
... aka Sigaw ng puso (Philippines: Tagalog title)
24. Patayin sa sindak si Barbara (1995) .... Barbara
25. Sa ngalan ng pag-ibig (1995) .... Mae
26. Gaano kita kamahal (1993)
27. Narito ang puso ko (1992)
28. Kislap sa dilim (1991) .... Ciena
29. Ayaw matulog ng gabi (1990)
30. Higit na matimbang ang dugo (1990)

31. Kailan mahuhugasan ang kasalanan (1989) .... Monica
32. Natutulog pa ang diyos (1988) .... Gillian
33. Nagbabagang luha (1988)
34. Maging akin ka lamang (1987) .... Rosita Monteverde
35. Pinulot ka lang sa lupa (1987)
36. Nakagapos na puso (1986) .... Eliza Fajardo
37. Ina, kasusuklaman ba kita (1985) .... Rizzy
38. Muling buksan ang puso (1985)
39. Hindi nahahati ang langit (1985) .... Melody
40. Hello Lover, Goodbye Friend (1985)
41. Somewhere (1984)
42. Sana, bukas pa ang kahapon (1983)
43. Init sa magdamag (1983) .... Extra
44. Kumander Elpidio Paclibar (1982)
45. Moral (1982)
46. Dormitoryo (1982)
47. Sinasamba kita (1982) .... Nora
48. Uod at rosas (1982)
... aka Of Worms and Roses
49. Caught in the Act (1981) .... Bea Garrido
50. Wild (1981)
51. Diosa (1981) .... Luz
52. Cover Girls (1981) .... Adora
53. Tropang bulilit (1981)
54. Mamang Sorbetero (1980)
55. Apat na Maria (1980)
56. Waikiki: Sa lupa ng ating mga pangarap (1980)
... aka Waikiki (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
57. Sa init ng apoy (1980)
58. Disco Madhouse (1980)
59. City After Dark (1980)

60. Huwad na mananayaw, Mga (1979)
61. Midnight Show (1979)
62. Paano ang gabi kung wala ka (1979)
63. Aliw (1979) .... Hostess #3
... aka Pleasure (International: English title)
64. Iskandalo! (1979)
65. Stepsisters (1979) .... Pia
66. Katawang alabok (1978)
67. Sapagkat kami'y tao lamang, Part 2 (1978)
68. "Darna!" (1977) TV series .... Darna / Narda
69. Dulce amor, ina (1977)
70. Pag-ibig mo, buhay ko (1973)
71. Divina Gracia (1970)
72. Anghel na walang langit, Mga (1970)

73. Huwag mo kaming isumpa (????)
74. Uhaw sa kalayaan (????)

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Thursday, January 17, 2008




Fred Galang was one of the famous actors in the Philippines during his acting career. Fame, Fortune and Females, Fred had all these as a celebrity.

At the height of his success as an actor, director and producer, “I felt miserably deceived by my own knowledge of success,” Fred said. “I am elated with ideas of progres­sion and charmed with my own vain philosophy, but grope in midnight darkness relative to true knowledge. Yes I had my learning experience but never came to the knowledge of the truth.” he declared.

In 1968, Fred appeared as a leading man of Charito Solis in "Igorota" and earned him to be Best Actor in a Supporting role in 7th Asian Film Festival, and also awarded as FAMAS' ‘Best Supporting Actor' in the same picture.

In 1969, Bangkok, Thailand after the Royal Command Perfor­mance of his film, "Ang Pulubi," The Royal Couple, Queen Sirikit and King Phumibul hosted a celebration in honor of Fred Galang.

The movie, ‘Ang Pulubi', was adjudged as the Best Picture of Asia in the 8th Asian Film festival which was held in Manila. Queen Sirikit praised the former actor by saying, “Your movie made me cry, you're really a good actor,” He also won Best Actor award in Manila Film Fest.

The once famous Filipino actor now famous 'Born Again' Minister had performed in drama, action and bold movies.

His desire to enter in acting career started when he was still in Grade IV (10 yrs. old). Since then he took every opportunity to enrich himself with experience.

He went to New York and worked as Liaison Officer of Philippine Mis­sion to the United Nation. And during his spare time he visits 7 th Street Playhouse, a small actor's workshop in said city. There he learned the basic stage acting as a backstage worker.

After one year and six months he went back to Manila equipped with new experience and knowledge. He was then intro­duced as Daniel Gallego in a movie titled “13 Hudas”.

The eyes of the people started to be upon him, especially at his home town, Legaspi City , where he joined the cast of the film "Magtago ka na, Binata..." as one of the good guys.

When he started making a name in the industry, women became a part of his life. “I was involved with other women, but Nancy Kwan was a special one to me then... I love her so much, we had so many things in common.” he reminisced.

This intimate relationship led him not to go home on 3 consecutive Christmas in Manila.

His life became more complicated when he joined occult, ESP mind power and drugs, only to notice that his life is going no where. Emptiness created a vacuum in his heart, asking him­self where is he headed to.

“When the mind has been long permitted to dwell only on earthly things, it is a difficult matter to change the habits of thought. That which the eye sees and the ear hears too often attracts the atten­tion and absorbs the interest,” he said.

In the midst of all these conflicts and confusions in life, one day in one of his travels abroad, and he did travel a lot because he could already afford such luxuries in life being on top of his movie career, and in his pursuit of happiness the worldly way, he felt that traveling abroad would help him.

In one of the hotels that he was billeted in, he found a “book” that has all the answers to his questions in his mind. It was a copy of the Holy Bible which he later learned was placed by the Gideons, and the rest is history, he said.

1987 Iskalawag - Congressman

1986 Jungle Wolf - Rebel

1983 A Time for Dying

1978 Fortress in the Sun

1976 Dugong Lawin

1976 Magulong Daigdig Ng Isang Bubuyog

1976 Hubad na Anino

1976 Krisanto Diablo

1975 Tutol Ang Lupa Sa Patak Ng Ulan

1975 Supercock - Assistant Director (aka. A Fistful of Feathers USA, Fowl Play)

1975 Mainit Na Puso, Malamig na Kamay

1975 May Ningning ang Buhay

1975 Batong bakal

1974 Diamonds are for Eva

1972 Cat Patrol

1972 Secret Mission

1968 Ronquillo Brothers

1968 Bakit kita Inibig?

1968 Igorota - Agpo (aka. Igorota, the Legend of the Tree of Life)

1968 Mission Batangas (aka. Batangas USA)

1968 The Good, the Wild, and the Beauty

1967 Beach Red - Lt. Domingo

1965 Magtago Ka Na Binata

1965 Once Before I Die - Assistant Director

1964 Intramuros (aka. The Walls of Hell)

source: fredgalangministry

Wednesday, January 16, 2008



Oscar Keese was a Filipino actor who won Best Supporting Actor in Famas. He always play the role of villain. Although he was born in the Philippines on April 28, 1918, he died in San Joaquin, California on March 15, 1968.

He first appeared in the movie after World War 2.

1. Brides of Blood (1968) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.) .... Captain Macbee
... aka Brides of Blood Island
... aka Brides of Death
... aka Brides of the Beast
... aka Grave Desires (USA: reissue title)
... aka Island of the Living Horror (USA: TV title)
... aka Orgy of Blood
... aka Terror on Blood Island
2. San Bernardo (1966)
3. Contra señas (1965)
4. Alyas Batman at Robin (1965)
5. Daigdig ko'y ikaw, Ang (1965)
6. Daigdig ng mga api, Ang (1965)
7. Hong Kong 999 (1965)
8. Pilipinas kong mahal (1965)
9. Swanie (1965)
10. Lagablab sa Maribojoc (1964)
11. Lagalag (1964)
12. Cry of Battle (1963) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.)
... aka Officers and Men (USA: DVD box title)
... aka To Be a Man
13. Kung hindi ka susuko...! (1963)
14. The Raiders of Leyte Gulf (1963) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.) .... Leon Magpayo
15. Kayo ang humatol! (1963)
16. Kung gabi sa Maynila (1963)
17. The Macapagal Story (1963)
18. Magandang bituin (1963)
19. Zigzag (1963)
20. Ako ang katarungan (1962)
... aka I Am Justice (USA)
21. Albano Brothers (1962)
22. Asiong Seven (1962)
23. Filibusterismo, El (1962)
24. The Steel Claw (1961) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.) .... Lolita's Cousin
25. Pitong sagisag (1961)
26. Birheng walang langit, Mga (1961)
27. Baril sa baril (1961)
28. Habagat sa tag-araw (1961)
29. I Believe (1961)
30. Noli me tangere (1961) .... Padre Damaso Verdolagas
... aka Touch Me Not (Philippines: English title)
31. Tatlong baraha (1961)
32. Huwag mo akong limutin (1960)
33. Markado (1960)
34. Lo' Waist Gang Joins the Armed Forces (1960)
35. Rancho Grande (1960)

36. Terror Is a Man (1959) .... Walter Perrera
... aka Blood Creature (USA: reissue title)
... aka Creature from Blood Island
... aka The Gory Creatures
37. Aawitan kita (1959)
38. Marcelino (1959)
39. Kundiman ng lahi (1959)
... aka Kundiman of the Race
40. Isang paa sa hukay (1958)
41. Combo Festival (1958)
42. Barkada (1958)
43. Rebelde (1958)
44. Faithful (1958)
45. Walang takot (1958)
46. Badjao (1957) .... Pearl dealer
... aka Badjao, the Sea Gypsies
47. Robo, El (1957) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.) .... Don Silvestre Montenegro
48. Sampung libong pisong pag-ibig (1957)
... aka 10,000 pag-ibig (Philippines: Tagalog title)
49. Walang sugat (1957) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.)
50. Ferroviere, Il (1956) (uncredited)
... aka Man of Iron
... aka The Railroad Man
51. Anak dalita (1956) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.)
... aka Child of Sorrow (Philippines: English title)
... aka The Ruins (literal English title)
52. Handang matodas (1956)
53. Higit sa lahat (1955) (as Oscar Keese)
... aka Most of All (Philippines: English title)
54. Ikaw kasi (1955)
55. Lapu-lapu (1955)
56. Rodrigo de Villa (1952)
57. Og (1952) (as Oscar Keese)
58. Kalbaryo ni Hesus (1952)
... aka Passion of Christ (Philippines: English title)
59. Malolos (1952)
60. 48 oras (1950)

61. Dugo ng katipunan (1949) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.)
62. Diablo, El (1949) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.)
63. Awit ni palaris (1946) (as Oscar Keesee Jr.)
64. Dugo at bayan (I remember Bataan) (1946) (as Oscae Keese)

Monday, January 14, 2008




Max Alvarado (February 19, 1929 — April 6, 1997) was a FAMAS award-winning Filipino film actor known mainly by his portrayals of villains in a career that spanned 6 decades.

Alvarado was born Gavino Maximo Teodosio in Manila. In his youth, he was a member of street gangs, as well as an itinerant manual laborer.

Alvarado broke into films in 1948 as a bit player in Halik sa Bandila. Soon after, he was frequently cast as a villain in films produced by Premiere Production and its sister company, the Larry Santiago Production, as well as People's Pictures. He first gained critical notice in the 1953 film Ang Sawa Sa Lumang Simboryo directed by Gerry de Leon. For that role, he garnered a FAMAS Best Supporting Actor nomination. Ultimately, Alvarado was nominated for 5 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor nominations, winning the trophy in 1971 for Ang Kampana ng Sta. Quiteria.

Alvarado was also nominated for a FAMAS Best Actor award in 1968 for Tatak Sakramentos. Beginning in 1967 with Alyas Chain Gang, Alvarado was cast in leading roles even as a romantic lead, despite his swarthy and somewhat villainous appearance. Alvarado also showcased his versatility by sometimes playing gay roles, such as in the 1978 film Gorgonia.

As a villain, Alvarado was frequently cast opposite the heroic roles of Fernando Poe Jr.. Among his best remembered parts in that vein was as Lizardo, the arch-enemy of the Panday character portrayed by Poe.

Towards the end of his life, Alvarado became a commercial spokesperson for Maxx candy, a popular rock candy eponymous to his own screen name. He died from heart failure in 1997.


* 1949 -Kayumangi [Premiere]
* 1949 -Halik sa Bandila [Premiere]
* 1951 -Sisa [Premiere]
* 1952 -Sandino [Manuel Vistan Jr.]
* 1952 -Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo [Premiere]
* 1955 -Dakilang Hudas [People's]
* 1955 -7 Maria [Larry Santiago]
* 1956 -Desperado [People's]
* 1956 -Lo-Waist Gang [Larry Santiago]
* 1956 -Huling Mandirigma [People's]
* 1956 -Mrs. Jose Romulo [Larry Santiago]
* 1957 -Maskara [Premiere]
* 1957 -Kamay ni Cain [People's]
* 1957 -Bicol Express [Premiere]
* 1957 -Kalibre .45 [Premiere]
* 1957 -Pusakal [People's]
* 1958 -Pepeng Kaliwete [Premiere]
* 1958 -Sta. Rita de Casia [Premiere]
* 1958 -Mga Liham kay Tia Dely [Larry Santiago]
* 1958 -Jeepney Rock [Spotlight]
* 1958 -Glory at Dawn [PMP]
* 1958 -4 na Pulubi [Larry Santiago]
* 1980 -Ang Panday

Sunday, January 13, 2008



Gil de León (born 1925) is a film actor. He made his first movie after World War II. The movie is Orasang Ginto aka Golden Clock under Lvn Pictures where he stayed in the said company for almost 3 decades.

He married another Lvn Star, Lilia Dizon. They have three children, who inherited their talents in acting: Pinky de León the eldest, Christopher de León and Lara Melissa de León.
De León is also known as a film director, with his first directorial job via Glory at Dawn in 1958 under PMP Pictures

He made two movies under MC Production the movie is Juan Tamad with Manuel Conde and Vende Cristo.

He played most of his film as Contravida and other supporting roles. He continued acting up to the 1980s.

[edit] Filmography

1946 - Orasang Ginto [LVN]

1946 - Garrison 13 [LVN]

1947 - Kamagong [Nolasco]

1947 - Si Juan Tamad [MC]

1947 - Caprichosa [Premiere]

1947 - Binatang Maynila [RDS]

1947 - Pangarap ko'y Ikaw Rin [Premiere]

1947 - Hacendera [Phils Artists]

1948 - Krus ng Digma [X'Otic]

1948 - Matimtiman [Pangilinan]

1948 - Siete Dolores [Nolasco Bros.]

1948 - Mga Busabos ng Palad [Nolasco]

1948 - Vende Cristo [MC]

1949 - Parola [LVN]

1949 - Maria Beles [LVN]

1949 - Tambol Mayor [LVN]

1949 - Kuba sa Quiapo [LVN]

1949 - Sagur [X'Otic]

1949 - Dasalang Ginto [Filcudoma]

1949 - Biglang Yaman [LVN]

1950 - Florante at Laura [LVN]

1950 - Nuno sa Punso [LVN]

1950 - Doble Cara [Premiere]

1951 - Ang Tapis mo Inday [LVN]

1951 - Reyna Elena [LVN]

1951 - Sigfredo [Lebran]

1951 - Bohemyo [LVN]

1951 - Dalawang Prinsipeng Kambal [LVN]

1951 - Romeo at Julieta [Lebran]

1952 - Kambal-Tuko [LVN]

1952 - Taong Paniki [LVN]

1953 - Philippine Navy [LVN]

1953 - Kuwintas ng Pasakit [LVN]

1953 - Squatter [LVN]

1953 - Dagohoy [LVN]

1953 - Hiyasmin [LVN]

1954 - Krus na Bakal [LVN]

1954 - Donato [LVN]

1955 - Sanda Wong [Manuel Vistan/Champion Ho]

1957 - Objective: Patayin si Magsaysay [Champion]

1958 - Glory at Dawn

Friday, January 11, 2008


ESPERANZA FABON - 70s singer, Awit Award for Best New Female Vocalist in 1980, now the Presiding Judge of Branch 157, Regional Trial Court of Pasig City.

A recipient of the Awit Award for Best New Female Vocalist in 1980, the Presiding Judge of Branch 157, Regional Trial Court of Pasig City has mastered the skill of multi-tasking, bringing her success in fields as diverse as journalism, education, music, law, and motherhood.

As a young girl, “Espie” dreamt of becoming a doctor. Unfortunately, financial constraints kept her from going to medical school. She thus took a degree in Communication Arts at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila. She later earned citations for her work in radio broadcasting, including the 1986 Catholic Mass Media Award for Best Public Service Program and a Plaque of Recognition – Radio Service during the EDSA Revolution for her radio program “Espie Espesyal” aired over DZBB – GMA radio. Simultaneous with her job as a producer/announcer at GMA-7 from 1984 to 1986, she also taught at Trinity College in Quezon City.

It was only through the influence of her late husband that the Judge was persuaded into venturing into the legal profession. In 1977, the same year Atty. Jaime Victorino was to take the Bar exams, he encouraged his wife to enroll at the UST Faculty of Civil Law, paving the way for Judge Victorino to begin her law career in 1982. By the year 1987, she got accepted at the Office of the Solicitor General as an Assistant Solicitor. In 1997, she left her post as Solicitor III to join the Bench.

With her credentials as well as her extensive experience as a judge, having handled an estimate of 2,500 cases – 2,154 of which are criminal – it was no surprise that Judge Victorino has been assigned to head the Special Court for cases involving killings of political activists and members of media in Pasig City, in accordance with SC Administrative Order No. 25-2007. Although to date there has been no cases of such nature filed before her sala, the Judge considers the designation of special courts as a welcome development in the judicial system, claiming the initiative will “certainly assist in the judicious and expeditious disposition of (such) cases.”

While living up to her name (meaning “hope”), she is optimistic that she and other members of the Bench can rise to the challenge of performing this “arduous but very challenging task” especially under the “leadership of our present Chief Justice.” However, she is quick to add that the Judiciary “can only accomplish this goal if adequate coordination and cooperation are achieved from the prosecutorial arm of the State, the private complainants and their witnesses considering the limited powers of the Courts.”

Born in Manila on August 3, 1950, Judge Victorino is currently pursuing graduate studies in law and business administration at the San Beda College, Manila and Ateneo de Manila Graduate School in Makati, respectively.

Quality time with her family means watching Korean telenovelas with her three daughters: Margarita, 31, who, following in her mother’s footsteps, is a lawyer at the OSG; Magnolia, 28, a chef finishing her graduate studies in Food Management at UP; and Eugenia, 25, an Italian Government scholar taking up graduate studies in Economics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Aside from her interests in gardening, traveling, and reading the works of Paulo Coelho and National Artist F. Sionil Jose, Judge Victorino lives up to her Awit Award by opening flag ceremonies in the court with her rendition of the National Anthem and song numbers in gatherings by the Philippine Judges Association and the Philippine Women Judges Association, until recently that is. For, as a true Ulirang Ina, she has passed on the singing crown to the younger batch, encouraging other judges and lawyers to discover their own musical abilities.

For now, the Judge is content to be at the sidelines watching her protégés. That and singing videoke in her living room.

Selected Filmography:

# Love Letters (1970)

# Fiesta extravaganza (1969)
# Halina Neneng ko (1969)

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Jun Aristorenas Biography

Jun Aristorenas

Jun Aristorenas was born as Juanito Aristorenas in Manila on May 7, 1934. He was a dancer-turned-movie actors. His first bit role was Kurdapya starring Gloria Romero and Ramon Revilla in 1954.

He also in such movies as Johnny Tigre, Ronquillo, Ang Babaing Ito’y ay Akin (with Divina Valencia), Soliman Brothers (with Jess Lapid) and Ama Namin (with his son Robin Aristorenas). He was married to Virginia, acknowledged action queen of that time. His other movies included Quadro de Jack (with Pres. Joseph Estrada, Jess Lapid and Jing Abalos) which was produced by J.E Production Inc., and Tarzan and the Brown Prince where he co-starred with a foreign actor and Robin Aristorenas which was produced by Junar Productions, Inc. He also became a director later in his showbiz career.

His other son is Peter Aristorenas.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Suzette Ranillo

Suzette Ranillo

Suzette Ranillo, started at the age of 12 as an actress. She is well known for her awards and successes in film, television and theater. Born in Cebu City, Philippines to actors' Mat Ranillo Jr. and Gloria Sevilla (who later wed Amado Cortez). Her siblings are Maria Lilibeth Sevilla Ranillo aka Bebet Ranillo DeRivera, Matias Archibald Sevilla Ranillo III, to his friends and family "Archie," (a.k.a. Mat Ranillo III), Matias Jonathan Sevilla Ranillo IV aka Jojo Ranillo, Matias Bonifacio Sevilla Ranillo V aka Dandin Ranillo, Matias Junius Ferdinand Sevilla Ranillo VI aka Juni Ging Ranillo and Czareanah Mari Sevilla Cortez aka Inah Cortez Do.

She used the screen name Nadia Veloso.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Isabelle Diaz biography

Isabelle Diaz is the daughter of former Miss Universe, Gloria Diaz and Bong Daza, son of the popular Nora Daza.

She was spotted by Ben Chan in a party, who immediately offered the teener a modeling contract. Isabelle, who has never done any modeling in her life, was naturally very flattered by the offer.

She finished her high school in Assumption and is now enrolled in La Salle.

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Monday, January 07, 2008




Known as the portrayer of the komiks character Palos, he made a series of films co-starring with Lourdes Medel who became his wife in real life. His other included Walang Pangalan (with Lilia Dizon, Lourdes Medel, Hector Reyes and Robert Campos) which was directed by Fred Daluz; Black Beauty (with Charito Solis in the title role, Robert Campos, Perla Bautista, Arturo de Castille, Carolina Herranz and Maria Miranda) which was directed by Susana de Guzman; and Bayanihan (with Nestor de Villa, Carmencita Abad, Manding Claro, Perla Bautista, Liza Moreno and Caridad Sanchez) which was directed by Manuel Conde. Most of his films were produced by LVN Pictures Inc.

Bernard Bonnin hails from Negros. At 14, he came to Manila to study high school in San Beda. While studying, he excelled so well in sports. He was an all-around athlete. )

His father was Juan S. Bonnin, a pure Spaniard from Palma de Mallorca and his mother was Lina Sayco from Negros. Bernard is second to the youngest in a brood of four boys and four girls.

He was discovered by Archie ‘Boy’ Lacson, a TV personality, and Tommy Abeto, one of the couturiers during the time who introduced him to film producers.

He passed all the studio auditions but he chose LVN because the studio had a need for a new leading man. It was in 1959."

Bernard was introduced in his very first movie, "Ay Pepita" starring Nenita Javier and Mario Montenegro. The studio rewrote the script ton include him as Nenita’s brother. His partner was Milagros Naval.

His ninth movie was Alyas Palos which made him very popular.

During his prime, Bernard did 16 movies per year. "Left and right ang mga pelikula ko. I avoided being typecast as Palos by appearing in as many movies," he said.

Aside from Palos, Bernard also immortalized the Gagamba character.

Bernard feels he owes so much from the Palos character, he had it copyrighted in 1974.

His frist ambition was to become a pilot. Bernard Bonnin has done a hundred and fifty films as a leading man, and thirty more, as the nemesis of the lead character. Among his films are: Masikip sa Dibdib (2004), Ako ang Lalagot sa Hininga Mo (1999), Code Name: Bomba (1998), Seth Corteza (1996), Apoy sa Lupang Hinirang (1990), Ibabaon Kita sa Lupa (1990), Buy One, Take One (1988) opposite Susan Roces, Tatlong Patak ng Dugo ni Adan (1980), Women in Cages (1971), The Arizona Kid (1971), Bart Salamanca (1968), Target: Captain Karate (1968), Walang Duwag na Bisaya (1965), Sandata at Pangako with Fernando Poe Jr and Charito Solis (1961) and Mga Anak ni Waray (1959).

His current wife is Digna. He has five children including Charlene Gonzales, his beauty-queen daughter to ELvira GOnzales; erstwhile actor Richard Bonnin, who will be coming back to the country to pursue his studies; Gabby, who is doing well in Australia; Vincent, who is in London; and 17-year-old France, who is also bound for London to study mass communication.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008


Nestor de Villa BIOGRAPHY

Nestor de Villa

Nestor de Villa

Néstor de Villa is a Filipino actor. Aside from being a famous actor, he was also a gifted dancer where he was often paired with favorite onscreen partner Nida Blanca in both movies and television. His dancing talent led others to call him the "Fred Astaire of the Philippines."

De Villa was born Gines Francisco Soriano on July 6, 1928 in Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He made his first movie with LVN Pictures entitled Amor-Mio (My Love).

Nestor, was medical student at the University of Santo Tomas,when he was discovered by Susana de Guzman when his friends went with Celia Flor in her shooting.

Scriptwriter Nemesio Caravana, who was then doing the screenplay for the Rogelio de la Rosa-Lilia Dizon movie, Dimas, offered him a part in the film. Given that kind of encouragement from respected movie people, Nestor finally considered getting an audience with LVN matriarch Doña Sisang de Leon, who lost no time giving him a build-up contract. Among his early films were Rodrigo de Villa, Amor Mio and Dimas.

In 1952, he was teamed up for the first time with Nida Blanca in Romansa sa Nayon and their tandem was born. The list of films he subsequently did with Nida is long: Dalawang Sundalong Kanin (also with Pugo and Togo), Hijo de Familia, Tumbalik na Daigdig, Iskwater, Hiyasmin, Waray-Waray, Luneta, Tinedyer, Darling Ko, Ibong Adarna, Handang Matodas, Talusaling, Ikaw Kasi, Easy Ka Lang Padre, Bahala Na, Sebya, Mahal Kita, Kalyehera, Wala Kang Paki, Turista, Baguio Fever, Tingnan Natin, Ganyan Ka Pala, Medalyong Perlas, Anak ni Waray and My Serenade.

Nestor de Villa, however, also made films with other LVN leading ladies: Delia Razon in Dalagang Taring, Charito Solis in Big Shot, Ang Langit Ko’y Ikaw, Unos sa Laot, Dahlia and Villa Milagrosa, Carmencita Abad in Bayanihan and Luz Valdez in her launching movie, Chinita.

Nestor decided to drop out of medical school to the disappointment of his father, Emiliano Soriano, who wanted him to become a doctor. As a result of Nestor’s decision to quit his studies, the old man, who belonged to Nueva Ecija’s landed gentry, refused to speak to him for about a year. It wwas Dona Sisang who arranged for the reconciliation of the father and the son.

He was devoted to his film company until 1961, when LVN closed shop. He then transferred to Sampaguita Pictures where in 1962 he made his first movie, Tugtuging Bukid (Music in the Field), together with Gloria Romero.
After his stint in LVN, Nestor went on to do movies for other film companies and for a while even produced movies with Nida Blanca. Twice, he was nominated in the FAMAS for best actor – in Mga Yapak na Walang Bakas and in Siete Dolores. Later he, was also named Mr. Philippine Movies.

In 1967, he had an unsuccessful bid in politics and during the time that he was inactive in the movies and on TV, he spent most of his time doing photography, which eventually became a lucrative second career for him since his services as photographer became in demand for print ads. His photography studio was in the posh Bricktown near the old Quad in Makati and below it was the family-owned restaurant.

On ABS-CBN, he did The Nida-Nestor Show (at 8 p.m. every Thursday) for more than half a decade. A comedy show (it had different stories every week) that opened with a rousing dance number with Nida Blanca, this program gave Nestor de Villa the Best Male Performer award in the 1967 Citizens’ Award for Television (CAT).

In 2001, Nestor had another crack at television when he starred in the sitcom Biglang-Sibol, along with Celia Rodriguez, Delia Razon, Sylvia la Torre and a cast of young talents that included Alessandra de Rossi and Jeffrey Quizon.

On the big screen, he became active again in the ’80s and when Viva Films revived his team up with Nida in Forgive and Forget (also starring Sharon Cuneta and William Martinez). Other films he did for Viva were Cross My Heart (with Charito Solis, Sharon Cuneta, and Rowell Santiago), Saan Darating ang Umaga? (with Ms. Blanca and Maricel Soriano) and Like Father, Like Son (with Niño Muhlach, Leroy Salvador and Herbert Bautista.

For Regal he did Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday in 1984. I believe, however, that he gave his best performance around this period in the Mike de Leon movie, Hindi Nahahati ang Langit. Nestor’s last movie was Forevermore for Star Cinema two years ago.

De Villa made his screen comeback along with Nida Blanca in two movies with Viva Films: Forgive and Forget, which also starred Sharon Cuneta and William Martinez, and Saan Darating ang Umaga (Where Will the Morning Come), a heavy family drama which also starred Maricel Soriano and Jaypee de Guzmán.

De Villa died of prostate cancer on February 21, 2004, having remained active in films up to the very end.

Paul Soriano, the boyfriend of Toni Gonzaga is his grandson from Jeric Soriano.
Another son, Joby is a minister.His wife is Marilu Cacho.

Sources: newsflash and wikipedia.

Selected Filmography

1. Forevermore (2002) .... Alejandro
2. "Sa dulo ng walang hanggan" (2001) TV series .... Gov .Federico Bustamante

3. Ligaw-ligawan, kasal-kasalan, bahay-bahayan (1993) .... Totoy

4. Prinsesang gusgusin (1987)
5. Like Father, Like Son (1985) .... Albert
6. Hindi nahahati ang langit (1985) .... Ariston
7. Anak ni Waray, anak ni Biday (1984)
... aka Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday (Philippines: Tagalog title)
8. Saan darating ang umaga (1983) .... Noel
... aka Saan darating ang umaga? (Philippines: Tagalog title)
9. Forgive and Forget (1982) .... Nelson
10. Mother Dear (1982)

11. Magkapatid na Jesse at James (1967)
12. Wow na wow (1967)
13. Espiya kontra espiya (1966)
14. Familia Galawgaw (1966)
15. Huwag kang sumingit (1966)
16. Mabilis paa't kamay (1966)
17. Sound of Bwisit (1966)
18. Everybody Dance (1965)
19. Utos ni Tale hinde mababale (1965)
20. Naku yabang (1964)
21. Si Doray naman (1964)
22. Yeba Chiquicha (1964)
23. Bukas ay akin, Ang (1963)
... aka Tomorrow Is Mine (Philippines: English title)
24. Asiang ng La Loma (1963)
25. Limbo Rock (1963)
26. Magtiis ka darling (1963)
27. Jam Session (1962)
28. Oy akin yata yan (1962)
29. Sikat na siga pa (1962)
30. Tugtuging bukid (1962)
31. Lawiswis kawayan (1961)
32. Walang sisihan (1961)
33. Bakit ka nagtampo (1960)
34. My Serenade (1960)
35. "Nida-Nestor Show" (1960) TV series
36. Pitong gabi sa Paris (1960)

37. Surrender - Hell! (1959) .... Major Bulao
... aka Blackburn's Guerrillas (USA)
... aka Blackburn's Headhunters (USA)
38. Baguio Fever (1959)
39. Tayo'y magsaya (1959)
40. Wala kang paki (1959)
41. Anak ni Waray, Mga (1958) .... Delfin
42. Austerity Love (1958)
43. Casa grande (1958)
44. Tingnan natin (1958)
... aka Let Me See (Philippines: English title: literal title)
... aka Let's Find Out (Philippines: English title: literal title)
45. Villa milagrosa (1958)
46. Kalyehera (1957)
47. Bahala na (1957)
48. Ganyan ka pala (1957)
49. Sebya, mahal kita (1957)
50. Turista (1957)
51. Aling kutsero (1956)
52. Big Shot (1956)
53. Easy ka lang, padre (1956)
54. Handang matodas (1956) .... Delfin
55. Medalyong perlas (1956)
... aka Pearl Necklace (International: English title: literal title)
56. 1 2 3 (1955)
57. Dalagang taring (1955)
58. Darling ko (1955)
59. Ibong Adarna, Ang (1955)
60. Ikaw kasi (1955)
61. Talusaling (1955)
62. Luneta (1954)
63. Singsing na tanso (1954)
... aka Silver Ring (Philippines: English title: literal title)
64. Tin-edyer (1954)
... aka Teenager (Philippines: English title: literal title)
65. Waray-waray (1954) .... Delfin
66. Dalawang pag-ibig (1953)
... aka Two Love (Philippines: English title: literal title)
67. Hijo de familia (1953)
68. Hiyasmin (1953)
69. Squatters (1953)
70. Tumbalik na daigdig (1953)
71. 2 sundalong kanin (1952)
... aka Dalawang sundalong kanin (Philippines: Tagalog title)
72. Amor mio (1952)
... aka My Love (Philippines: English title: literal title)
73. Haring Solomon at Reyna Sheba (1952)
74. Romansa sa nayon (1952)
75. Tenyente Carlos Blanco (1952)

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Saturday, January 05, 2008


Christopher Gutierrez Biography

Christopher Gutierrez<br />

Christopher Balbin aka Chris Gutierrez, is the son of former actress Maritess Gutierrez and grandson of the great Gloria Romero and Juancho Gutierrez.

VERY young and handsome student from De La Salle, Chris is engrossed with his studies and partly showbiz as acting runs in his veins. The first time he was on TV, he was shaking, not knowing that he shouldn’t because he comes from a showbiz family. Chris was born in Delaware, U.S.A., then moved to the Philippines with his mother, leaving behind his dad. Chris misses his cousins, his aunt Louise, uncle Gilbert Galla (a doctor) in Delaware.

Born in the US on May 9, 1992, he still close to his dad whom they left in Seattle when his parents divorced when he was young. They now live together with his grandmother Gloria Romero.

For news articles about Christopher Gutierrez go to CelebritiesCorner.

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Fernando Poe Sr. BIOGRAPHY

Fernando Poe SrFernando Poe, Sr. (1916 - 1951) was a famous actor during the early cinema era in the Philippines. He was the father of the late Fernando Poe, Jr., who was an iconic and hugely popular actor, who had ran for the Philippine Presidency in 2004. He directed the first Darna film in 1951 before he died in the same year.

Poe, Sr. had been rumored to be the model of the University of the Philippines’ famous statue — "The Oblation", although it was later revealed that it was actually Anastacio Caedo.

Fernando Poe, Sr. had six children by his partner, Irish-American Elizabeth "Bessie" Kelley, namely Elizabeth, Ronald Allan (FPJ), Fernando (Andy), Genevieve (Jenny), Fredrick (Freddieboy), and Evangeline. Poe and Kelly were married in 1940 after Ronald Allan was born.

Filipino actor Conrad Poe was his illegitimate son by actress Patricia Mijares.

The original spelling of his surname was Pou (pronounced almost like Poe) via his father, playwright Lorenzo Pou, a Balearic immigrant from Majorca, Spain, who established a mining business in the Philippines.

During a film shooting, Fernando Poe, Sr. died in 1951 after he permitted a rabid puppy to lick his wound.

Source: Wikipedia

1. Hagibis (1950)
2. Kami ang sugatan (1950)

3. The 13th Sultan (1949)
4. Carmencita mia (1949)
5. Sagur (1949)
6. Forbidden Women (1948)
7. Anak-pawis (1947)
8. Haciendera (1947)
9. Awit ni palaris (1946) .... Palaris
10. Liwayway ng kalayaan (1944)
... aka Dawn of Freedom
11. Princesa Urduja (1942)
12. Bayani ng buhay (1941)
13. Palaris (1941) .... Palaris
14. Puting dambana (1941)
15. Viuda alegre, Ang (1941)
16. Alaalang banal (1940)
17. Dalagang Filipina (1940)
18. Datu-talim (1940)
19. Dilim at liwanag (1940)
20. Paraluman (1940)
21. Puso ng isang Filipina (1940)
22. Tinig ng pag-ibig (1940)

23. Biyak na bato (1939)
24. Giliw ko (1939)
25. Hanggang langit (1939)
26. Leron-leron sinta (1939)
27. Mabangong bulaklak (1939)
28. Punit na bandila (1939)
... aka Ripped Flag (Philippines: English title: literal title)
29. Hatol ng mataas na langit (1938)
30. Maya, Ang (1938)
31. Zamboanga (1937) .... Danao
... aka Fury in Paradise (UK)
32. Bakas ng kalansay (1937)
33. Birheng walang dambana, Ang (1936)

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Friday, January 04, 2008



Tita Duran (1929-1991) was a Filipina film actress who began as a child actor. She was the first ever successful child star of Philippine cinema.

She is the mother of a well-Filipino rapper Francis Magalona and grandmother to Maxene Magalona who as a child shows a striking resemblance.

Charming, Sweet and Youthful, Duran joined a movie in her earliest career as an 8 yr old child who abandoned by their mother in 1936 family-drama of Awit ng mga Ulila aka (The Songs of the Orphans.

She married her all-time partner Pancho Magalona, and one of those children is a Master Rapper from the Philippines Francis Magalona.

In 1938, Sampaguita Pictures spotted the child and cast her in a tear-jerker movie of Inang Mahal aka (Dear Mother). Her second movie in Sampaguita where her home is, Ang Magsasampaguita]aka (a Sampaguita Vendor).

Duran made 2 movies under LVN Pictures and it was Pangarap aka (Dream) and Sawing Gantimpala aka (Lost Price) both in 1940.

After World War II, she made a comeback in her studio Sampaguita Pictures,not a child actress but a beautiful lady. She joined in a War Picture with Carmen Rosales in Guerilyera and typecasted in numerous Musical Movies paired by some of the Sampaguita's finest actor.

After her last movie in Sampaguita Isang Halik Mo Pancho, she made Maria Went to Town under Deegar Cinema Inc.

She died in 1990.

* 1936 -Awit ng mga Ulila
* 1936 -Sa Paanan ng Krus
* 1936 –Tunay na Ina
* 1937 -Milagro ng Nazareno sa Quiapo
* 1937 -Anak ng Kadiliman
* 1938 -Inang Mahal
* 1938 -Alipin ng Palad
* 1938 -Mariang Alimango
* 1938 -Ang Pusong Wasak
* 1939 -Anak ng Hinagpis
* 1939 -Tatlong Pagkabirhen
* 1939 -Palaboy ng Diyos
* 1939 -Ang Magsasampaguita
* 1940 -Awit ng Magulang
* 1940 -Pangarap
* 1940 -Lihim ng Lumang Simbahan
* 1940 -Sa Duyang ng Pagmamahal
* 1940 -Sawing Gantimpala
* 1940 -Bahaghari

* 1941 -Panambitan
* 1941 -Paraiso
* 1946 -Guerilyera
* 1946 -Maynila
* 1947 -Lantang Asahar
* 1947 -Ang Kapilya sa Daangbakal
* 1947 -Dahil sa Ina
* 1948 -Ang Anak ng Dagat
* 1948 -Pamana ng Tulisan
* 1948 -Bulaklak na Walang Pangalan
* 1948 -Dahil sa Iyo
* 1948 -Tatlong Puso
* 1948 -Maharlika
* 1949 -Always kay ganda mo
* 1949 -Ulilang Kalapati]
* 1949 -Tala sa Umaga
* 1949 -Milagro ng Birhen ng mga Rosas
* 1949 -Sa Piling Mo

* 1950 -Huwag ka ng Magtampo!
* 1950 -Umaga na Giliw
* 1950 -Kay Ganda mo Neneng
* 1951 -Kasintahan sa Pangarap
* 1952 -Barbaro
* 1952 -Buhay Pilipino
* 1952 -Cumbanchera
* 1953 -Ang Ating Pag-ibig
* 1953 -Sa Isang Sulyap mo Tita
* 1953 -Vod-A-Vil
* 1954 -Sa Isang Halik mo Pancho
* 1955 -Maria Went to Town
* 1956 -Mr. & Mrs.
* 1957 -Bicol Express
* 1957 -Yaya Maria
* 1958 -Tatak ni Solomon

For news articles about Tita Duran go to CelebritiesCorner.