Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Zoren comes from a family of Filipino show businesscelebrities. His father, Lito Legaspi, and brothers, Kier and Brandon, are all actors. His domestic partner, Carmina Villaroel, is a movie and television actress. They have twins, Cassandra and Maverick, born in the US.
He was a leading man of beauty queen/actress to his girl friend Ruffa Gutierrez. who was his ex-girlfriend. He was a member of That's Entertainment as a matinee idol. He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance in the movie The Fatima Buen Story in the Gawad Urian Awards of 1995.
Zoren directs for GMA for television shows like Fantastikids, Fantastic Man, Wag Kukurap and Atlantika. He made his film director debut for Ultraelectromagnetic Love of Regal Films. which was to be shown in 2008.
Zoren returned to TV5 as host in Paparazzi with his co-hosts Ruffa Guttierrez, Shalala, Christy Fermin and Mo Twister. This was Zoren's second hosting on TV after Love Ni Mister, Love Ni Misis aired on GMA 7 in 2010.
Friday, November 05, 2010
Dulce Lukban is the mother of Pops Fernandez and the wife of Eddie of the late Eddie Fernandez. When Eddie Fernandez was incarcerated, she took another partner and a have a family of her own. She was a former actress who was a Susan Roces look-alike.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Rene Requiestas was a product of theater, his passport to fame was via
the post-EDSa satire Sic O’clock News. When Joey de Leon got him to
play Chee-tae in the Starzan series, Rene became a very popular
comedic figure and eventually starred in his own movies. Pido/Dida
with Kris Aquino was a blockbuster hit.
His toilet humor, of course, was denounced by the more proper sector
of society. Rene merely laughed his way – toothless at that – to the
bank. He lived life to the fullest and in style – complete with a
retinue of hangers-on. Eventually, he mismanaged his finances and got
sick. He died in the mid-’90s after enjoying half a decade of almost
Renato (Rene) Requiestas (born January 22, 1957 - July 24, 1993) was one of the top Filipino comedic acts of the late 1980s up to the early 1990s. Handpicked by comedian Joey de Leon for his comedic timing and natural funny disposition, Rene became known for his sidekick roles and his toothless grin. Rene is popularly known as the sidekick Cheetae from the movie Starzan, a parody film of Tarzan starring Joey de Leon as Starzan.
He was a poor man before he went into showbusiness. He sold cigarettes in streets before he was discovered by a talent scout. It has been said that he is one of the actors who raised profits for Regal Films and made comedy roles to almost all his movies.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Roderick Paulate started out as a child actor (Kaibigan Ko ang Sto.
Nino), Roderick practically grew up in front of the camera. He became
famous, however, for playing flaming gay roles: Petrang Kabayo,
Binibining Tsuperman, Kumander Gringa, etc.
On TV, he will be best remembered for playing Benny, the gay sidekick
of Barbara Tengco (Tessie Tomas) in Abangan ang Susunod na Kabanata
and, later, as a closet homesexual secretly in love with Aga Muhlach
in Oki Doki Doc. Early in the ’80s, he also did Tepok-Bunot on BBC-2.
Roderick is actually an all-round artist: Aside from doing comedy, he
sings and also dances well.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Divina Valencia was born Connie Fuller in 1946. She is the mother of a former matinee idol Dranreb who is the son of an action star Bernard Belleza.
Divina Valencia now resides with the current husband Delfin Quesada in San Diego, California.
Although labeled as sex siren together with Stella Suarez, she was did not strip naked in the movie. Se just wore bikinis and other skimpy clothing. She was the favorite of other action stars such as Fernando Poe, Jr., Jess Lapid, Tony Ferrer and others.
She was only 17 then, a picture of naivete with a hint of the slinky -- thanks to a fine genetic amalgamation of a Filipina mother and a German-Irish dad.
It helped that she came at a time when the country was ready for its first sex symbol. La Divina graced the silver screen, a year after John F. Kennedy was assassinated, when the world lost its innocence. The nation was also in dire need of a fresh start as Diosdado Macapagal was on the last leg of his presidency.
Since she was introduced in "Kardong Kidlat" that launched Jess Lapid to stardom, there was no stopping for Divina. She was embraced by film aficionados as the embodiment of feline grace, guile and ferocity.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Rizza came ahead of the bold stars in the 80's. Her real name was Estrella Fabian. She was launched to stardom by Celso Ad Castillo in the film Nympha in 1971.
Nympha was considererd by critics and Pinoy viewers a classic in
sex film genre. The movie, shot in black and white was touted as the
most artistic, educational, dramatic and daring sex film ever
produced. It qualified for competition in the 1971 Venice Film
Festival and later earned for Celso his first Famas nomination for
Rizza went on to star on another Celso Ad Castillo sex flick, titled
The Virgin, a follow up to the successful Nympha movie.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Sarsi Emmanuele was a go-go dancer before she became of the "soft drink beauties", the other two were Pepsi Paloma and Coca Nicolas. She was one of the highest paid bold stars during the height of her popularity.
She proved that she was not only a beauty when she worked with respected and award-winning directors. She was the lead star in Boatman , a film by Director Tikoy Aguiluz. She was an Urian award nominee for her role in this film but eventually lost to Vilma Santos who essayed the role of an activist nun in Sister Stella L . In the bio-pic of Yvonne, an earlier bomba star, she tied for the Urian’s best supporting actress award with Maya ‘Mitch’ Valdez . She also made Virgin Forest under Director Peque Gallaga and Naked City under Director Romy Suzara in the 80’s. She also made several pictures under Director Celso Ad. Castillo.
In 2005, Butch Francisco wrote
Not so long ago, she resurfaced and told the world about the humbling experiences she went through away from the limelight – including working as a takilyera in a feria operated by a relative.
She made a comeback last year and was cast in an ABS-CBN soap opera. But now is not really the best time to be in show business. We make very few films. Digital movies pay the actors so little (because the budget is so small) and the only way to survive on TV is to have enough strength to wear those heavy costumes in fantaseryes. But there will always be room for a real talent like Sarsi – one of the few gifted actresses who had to go through the sex film route first before being recognized for her true worth.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Pepsi Paloma is another "drink beauty" of Rey dela Cruz. She was only 14 when she was introduced in the movie hoping to help her family in Olongapo City. Her real name was Delia Smith.
She made her movie debut in 1981 in Celso Ad. Castillo’s Brown Emmanuelle. Pepsi will be remembered in the celebrated rape case in 1982 involving actor/TV hosts Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon and comedian Richie D’Horsey.
On May 31, 1985, Pepsi committed suicide. Her diaries revealed her problems which could have driven her to take her own life. some of these were monetary problems, love and relationship.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Danica Sotto is the daughter of Dina Bonnevie and Vic Sotto, She is the sister of Oyo Boy Sotto and sister-in-law of Kristen Hermosa. Ciara Sotto is her cousin.
She took a leave from show business to become full time wife of Mark Pingris, a basketball player who she married in 2007.
They have two children, Jean-Michel and Anielle Micaela.
She appeared in the following TV series and movies.
Daughter of abducted labor leader
Monday, August 09, 2010
Maricel Laxa is a Filipino comedian and actress. She is the daughter of Tony Ferrer to Imelda Ilanan.
Laxa attended primary school at St. Theresa's College in Quezon City, De La Salle-Zobel School in Muntinlupa City, and Assumption Antipolo. She attended secondary school at Assumption College in Makati. She attended college at The University of the Philippines at both the Manila and Diliman campuses, where she earned a B.S. as a Social Science Major in Behavioral Science and a Master's in Family Life and Child Development.
She performed in the 1992 movie "Iisa Pa Lamang" for which she won Best Supporting Actress awards in both the 1992 FAMAS Awards and 1992 Star Awards.
Maricel is married to Anthony Pangilinan, and the couple have five children: Ella, Benjamin, Donny, Hannah and Solana.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Cipriano Cermeño II (December 5, 1955 – July 25, 2010), better known as Redford White, was a Filipino actor and comedian who was active from the late 1970s until the late 2000s.
White first came to prominence in the late 1970s for his supporting role in the sitcom Iskul Bukol. He had a string of hits as the leading man in several 1980s comedies such as Boni and Klayd, Darakula and Hee Man: Master of None, his first major role. For several years, he starred in the TV sitcom Buddy en Sol with Eric Quizon. In the latter part of his career, White appeared in several films for Star Cinema such as Tar-San, Ala eh... Con Bisoy! Hale-hale-hoy!: Laging panalo ang mga unggoy, and Haba-baba-doo! Puti-puti-poo!
White was reportedly born with albinism, which gave rise to his screen name.
He was married to Elena Cermeño and they had a daughter, Jeruie Cermeño. On July 25, 2010, at 6:47 a.m., Redford White died of complications from his bout with brain and lung cancer at the age of 54. His wake took place at what had been his residence in the Maligaya Subdivision, Fairview, Quezon City.
source of bio:wikipedia
Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutiérrez (born June 24, 1974) is a Filipina model, beauty queen and actress. She was Binibining Pilipinas World 1993 and second runner-up to Miss World 1993.
Gutierrez began acting as a teen actress in the 1980s, under BMG Films. She became part of German Moreno's That's Entertainment in the early 1990s, before becoming a beauty queen in 1993.
As the official representative of her country to the 1993 Miss World pageant held in Sun City, South AfricaMiss World Asia & Oceania and placed second runner-up to eventual winner, Lisa Hanna of Jamaica Despite being a Binbining Pilipinas-World titleholder, her wardrobe, costume, accessories and travel expenses were funded and paid for solely by the Crown Prince of Brunei.
She is the daughter of matinee idol Eddie Gutierrez and talent manager Annabelle Rama. She has two half-brothers from her father's previous relationships who are Tonton Gutierrez and Ramon Christopher. From her parents, she has five siblings who are Elvis Gutierrez, Rocky, Ritchie Paul, and twin brothers Raymond Gutierrez and Richard Gutierrez.
Gutierrez was secretly married to Richard Daloia on January 19, 1999. Afterwards, she was married to Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas in 2003. They had two children, Lorin Gabriella and Venice. They announced their separation through a joint statement on May 8, 2007.
Sunday, August 01, 2010
several sitcoms – among them, Tindahan sa Nayon and was part of Super
Apeng Daldal whose real name was Serafin Gabriel was famous for his protruding teeth. He was a mainstay of several sitcoms – among them, Tindahan sa Nayon and was part of Super Laugh-In.
He was born in 1928 in San Luis Pampanga and died in February 1992 leaving behind eight children.
He worked several odd jobs including circus shows and acrobatic acts in town fiestas. He started in the Manila Opera House doing comedy skits in the late 1940's.
Together with Mar Lopez and Bebing Santos they performed as singers as the Top Three.
Johnny WIlson was the guy who was responsible for his joining the TV.
His first movie was Libis ng Baryo with Susan Roces. His major movie roles were in Magic Bilao and Walis ni Tengteng. His first starring role was Maskulado in 1965.
He was also a scripwriter for some sit-coms of the TV shows.
Apeng Daldal – Like most comedians in those days, Apeng – known for his big set of teeth and his being a fast talker (Daldal) – started in vaudeville where he was a dancer. He honed his dancing skills, however, in the regular “pasayaw ng mga bakla” in his Tondo neighborhood where he was a favorite male dancing partner of post-war cross-dressers. From stage shows, he also ventured into film (with Gina Pareño as leading lady) and television. His most memorable performance for me, however, was in an episode of Eliza (Boots Anson Roa’s drama anthology in the old BBC-2) where he played the personal assistant of a powerful man (Arnold Mendoza). In the story, Mendoza is married to Boots, but has a mistress (Coney Nubla – later to become Coney Reyes) he treats shabbily. After getting Coney pregnant, he dumps her, she loses the baby and dies during the miscarriage. Secretly in love with Coney, Apeng avenges her death by killing Mendoza.
With Apeng’s excellent performance in that Eliza episode, I really started to get convinced that great comedians also make good dramatic actors.
Apeng Daldal died in 1992.source:
STARBYTES By Butch Francisco
The Philippine Star 08/17/2006
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Ma. Isabel Lopez was proclaimed Bb. Pilipinas-Universe in 1982. Her witty answer to the question of Rita Gomez showed her to be one of the most articulate and liberal beauty queens.
For her final question, she was asked by a judge, the late actress Ms. Rita Gomez—if she was still a virgin at that time and she replied by asking back, "Will it make me win the crown if I said yes?" The contestant, Maria Isabel Lopez, was proclaimed the 1982 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe.
She was almost disqualified from representing the Philippines in the Miss Universe Pageant for being a former Gerard Peter model. In 1983, she was launched as a movie star in a big budgeted movie Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon. She co-starred with with a big cast headed by Hilda Koronel, Dindo Fernando, Lorna Tolentino, Anthony Castelo and Jay Ilagan. Hwe movie Isla, a very controversial movie directed by Celso Ad Castillo. Isla, ECP production, installed Ms. Lopez as the new bold star.
After being away for six years in the early 90's and two years in the early 2000, she is again active in the television.
Jean Lopez—She appeared in Tansan, a spoof on the popular Tarzan character opposite comedy king Dolphy and Barilan sa Baboy Koral, another spoof of a classic Americana western which starred Jose Mari and Rodolfo “Boy” Garcia. Her husband Romano Castellvi also entered showbiz.
- Tatlong patak ng dugo ni Adan (1980)
- Bongbong (1976)
- "Tayo'y maghapi-hapi" (1969) TV series
- I'll See You in September (1967)
- Together Again (1967)
- Mga batang turista (1965)
- Bye-bye na sa Daddy (1965)
- Mga espada ng Rubitanya (1965)
- Mga batang artista (1964)
- Mga batang bakasyonista (1964)
- Mga batang iskwater (1964)
... aka "Batang Squatter" - Philippines (English title)
- Mga batang milyonaryo (1964)
- Umibig ay di biro (1964)
- Apat ang anak ni David (1963)
- Si Lucio at si Miguel (1962)
- Barilan sa baboy-kural (1962)
- Tanzan the Mighty (1962)
- Pinakamalaking takas (ng 7 atsay) (1962)
- Pitong kalbaryo ni inang (1962)
- Susanang daldal (1962)
- Apat na yugto ng buhay (1961)
- Halik sa lupa (1961)
- Kandidatong pulpol (1961)
- Operatang sampay bakod (1961)
- Ang magkakapitbahay (1960)
Friday, July 23, 2010
Prospero Luna (April 20, 1931-July 23, 2010) is a Filipino character actor whose career has extended from the 1960s into the 2000s.
Among his best known performances are a long-running role in the popular Philippines series Buhay Artista.
Luna emigrated to the United States to live in Oroville, California with his daughter Leilani (with former Larry Santiago Productions starlet Zeny Buena.In 2008 he featured in the American independent comedy picture Corky's Hot Ice.The actor's last television appearance was in ABS-CBN's “Maalaala Mo Kaya” last year. The MMK episode titled "Cap" was one of the 5 anniversary episodes of MMK.
Three of the special episodes, including "Cap," were shot in the US.He passed away on July 23, 2010 at the age of 79 due to stroke.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Claudia Zobel was only 19 when she died in a car accident Thelma Maloloy-on who was from Mandaue was brought to the Makati Medical Center on February 10 1984 after her Mitsubish Colt flipped and hit another car. She was with three relatives and was going home at 4:30 am coming fom a nightspot.
Her first picture was Shame. Initially it was banned by the censors board but later allowed to be shown with cuts. She was under contract with Regal Films.
Friends and acquaintances of the actress said she had been depressed the past few days over her breakup with her boyfriend, a certain “Jeffrey.”
Brocka took her for a plum guest role in the movie Brocka was making that time for Cannes, Kapit sa Patalim.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
BIOGRAPHY OF DENNIS TRILLO
Popularly known as Dennis Trillo, he was born Gaudencio Carlos Alejandro Trillo on May 12, 1981 in Quezon City, Philippines. He is a television singer and film actor in the Philippines. His film debut was in Aishite Imasu (Mahal Kita) 1941.
Trillo graduated from Jose Abad Santos Memorial School in Quezon City while he finished his grade school years Grade at the Ateneo De Manila University. earned his AB in in International Studies from Miriam College.
He started his entertainment career in 2000 at ABS-CBN,in its Star Circle. He was seen in the television soap opera Pangako Sayo & Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan where he played the confidante of one of the lead stars.
He moved to GMA Network where he was cast in several television outings like Kahit Kailan, Twin Hearts and Love to Love.
In 2004, he became one of the lead stars in the telefantasya (fantasy-themed TV series) Mulawin. He made his film debut in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita, where he portrayed a cross-dressing spy for the Hukbalahap during the advent of the Japanese invasion in World War II. For Aishite Imasu, he received several awards and citations including Best Supporting Actor from the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival and Best Actor trophies from the Film Academy of the Philippines, the PMPC Star Awards For Movies, and the Young Critics Circle. He was also included in the third installment of Mano Po.
In 2005 Trillo was part of the TV adaptation of the Mars Ravelo comic, Darna, where he played the love interest of both the titular super-heroine as well as her archenemy Valentina. He was later part of the drama anthology Now and Forever: Agos. That same year he reprised his role for Mulawin: The Movie, and was also in the film Blue Moon. He won best actor trophies that year.
Trillo was again cast as a lead in Etheria, where he portrayed the Sapirian prince, Raquim. Midway through the series, GMA Network management announced that Trillo would be pulled out of Etheria to once again star in Majika, another fantasy-themed television series, but Trillo was allowed to complete Etheria.
Aside from his television show, Trillo also starred in the horror-suspense film Pamahiin. GMA also included him as a co-host for the network's noontime show "SOP" where he also plays drums as part of the show's Starband. He made a "Lenten Presentation" in GMA-7 entitled "Unico Hijo" which he played the role of Agnes, son of a well-known politician in their province who is gay, and has AIDS.
On 2007, Trillo was started doing Kulam for Regal Films. On August 21, 2007, he started taping for GMA-7's fantaserye Zaido.
On April 27, 2008, 5,000 spectators viewed the "Battle of Mactan" play, with Dennis Trillo playing Ferdinand Magellan at the Mactan, Cebu Shrine.
On May 12, 2008, Dennis Trillo joined an afternoon soap, Pablo Gomez's "Magdusa Ka".
In Late 2008, Trillo starred in "Gagambino" where he played the main character. The series ended in early 2009.
After Gagambino, he starred in the comedy, "Adik Sa'Yo" and as Pancho in Darna. Trillo replaced Dingdong Dantes as one of the hosts in StarStruck V.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Romeo Vasquez was born in 1942 at Tayabas, Quezon. He was married to another popular actress during their time, AMALIA FUENTES. They have one daughter, Liezl Sumilang who briefly joined the show business until she migrated to the Philippines. She is now married to another actor Alber Marinez.
Romeo Vasquez was he matinee idol in 1960s.
Among his movies were:
• Reputasyon (1997) ....
• Urban Rangers (1995) .... Colonel Castillo
• The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre 2 - God Have Mercy on Us (1994) .... Lauro Vizconde
• Vizconde massacre (1993) .... Lauro
• Hello Lover, Goodbye Friend (1985) .... Gary
• Ayaw kong maging kerida (1983) ....
• Bakit may pag-ibig pa? (1979) ....
• Pinagbuklod ng pag-ibig (1978) ....
• Isang gabi sa iyo... Isang gabi sa akin (1978) ....
• Bakit kailangan kita (1978) ....
• Namangka sa dalawang ilog (1977) ....
• Dupax (1977) ....
• Dalawang pugad, isang ibon (1977) ....
• Pulot gata (1977) ....
• Ibulong mo sa hangin (1971) .... Daniel Castillo
• Rowena (1969) .... Rommel
• Bakasin mo sa gunita (1968) ....
• Kailanma'y di ka mag-iisa (1968) ....
• Bandana (1968) ....
• Maruja (1967) .... Gabriel
• Honey-honeymoon (1967) ....
• Ang Nasasakdal! (1966) ....
• Ikaw... ang gabi at ang awit (1966) ....
• Mula nang kita'y ibigin (1966) ....
• Doble trece (1966) ....
• Sapagkat ikaw ay akin (1965) ....
• Isinulat sa dugo (1965) ....
• Romansa sa World's Fair (1965) ....
• Tatlong siga sa Maynila (1964) ....
• Tres bravos (1964) ....
• Bilis at tapang (1964) ....
• Pag-ibig, ikaw ang maysala (1964) ....
• Daigdig ng matatapang (1964) ....
• Scout Rangers (1964) ....
• Ang Mahal ko'y ikaw (1963) ....
• Sa muling pagkikita (1963) ....
• Tiger Unit (1963) ....
• Isinusumpa ko! (1963) ....
• Ako'y iyong-iyo (1963) ....
• Limang kidlat (1963) ....
• Cuatro condenados (1962) ....
• Suicide Commandoes (1962) ....
• Pitong kabanalan ng isang makasalanan (1962) ....
• Kambal na baril (1962) ....
• Gulo kung gulo (1962) ....
• Mga tigreng taga-bukid (1962) ....
• Mga Anak ng Diyos (1962) ....
• Batas ng lipunan (1961) ....
• Habagat sa tag-araw (1961) ....
• Apat na yugto ng buhay (1961) ....
• 28 de mayo (1960) ....
• Amy, Susie & Tessie (1960) ....
• Isinakdal ko ang aking ama (1960) ....
• Bilanggong birhen (1960) ....
• Debutante (1959) ....
• Pitong pagsisisi (1959) ....
• Wedding Bells (1959) ....
• Ipinagbili ko ang aking anak (1959) ....
• Madaling araw (1958) ....
• Bobby (1958) ....
• Tawag ng tanghalan (1958) ....
• Ako ang maysala! (1958) ....
• Mga Reyna ng Vicks (1958) ....
• Prinsesa gusgusin (1957) ....
• Mga Ligaw na bulaklak (1957) ....
• Ismol bat teribol (1957) ....
• Ate Barbara (1957) ....
• Sino ang maysala (1957) ....
• Pasang krus (1957) ....
• Pretty Boy (1957) ....
• Miss Tilapia (1956) ....
• Chabacano (1956) ....
• Kilabot sa Makiling (1950) ....
Friday, June 11, 2010
Biography of PILAR PILAPIL. BY RICKI LO
MANILA, February 27, 2006 (STAR) FUNFARE By Ricardo F. Lo - You wonder why the autobiography is entitled The Woman Without a Face when the author, Pilar Pilapil, is one of the loveliest and most visible faces to ever grace the silver screen.
You find the answer at the Conclusion chapter of the book subtitled The Life Story of Pilar Pilapil.
"Looking back," writes Pilar, "I tried very hard for many years to look for the love of a father and find happiness by doing what I wanted, and what everyone wanted me to do. I did what my parents wanted. I did what my directors wanted. I did what my fans wanted. I did what my men wanted, but most of all I did what I wanted! I soared to the highest levels of success that this world had to offer, only to find when I got there that I was empty, did not know who I was, and even despaired of life itself. I really did not have a face of my own."
But this book, which reads more like a testimony that renewed Christians (like the author is) deliver before a rapt audience than a real autobiography, Pilar Delilah "Lailing" Veloso Pilapil has finally put a face on that woman, and what a face it is!
Writing in all candidness in an easy style, as if she’s just writing a long-overdue revealing/revelatory letter to a trusted friend, Pilar starts her story from her childhood in Liloan town, Cebu, where she was born on Oct. 12, 1950, explaining without any apology that she has two sides – the Pilar Side which she claims is her "saintly nature" (the name Pilar having been taken from Mary of Pillar whose feast day falls on her birthday); and the Delilah Side, her "sinful nature" (Delilah having been derived from the woman who betrayed Samson, her lover, by cutting his hair, source of his strength and power).
She’s the woman without a face but with two distinct sides quite contrary to each other.
The youngest of six girls (with four brothers after her) recalled that childhood, spent with a spinster aunt since age five, with an overtone of bitterness toward a father who, she insists, didn’t love her, citing an incident when she was 14 and starting to be "mischievous" with the guys: She obeyed terrified when her father, depressed after losing his job at a tire company, summoned her to his room and, she narrated, "shut the door behind me and I learned just how very cruel my father could be."
What that "cruelty" was she didn’t elaborate. But after that incident, she says, "My life was never again the same."
Faking her age (18, she indicated in the application when in fact she was only sweet sixteen), she won as Bb. Pilipinas-Universe in 1967. After representing the country in that year’s Miss Universe Pageant, Pilar succumbed to the lure of showbiz, rising above being "a mere beauty" by winning a Best Actress award (for Imelda, ang Uliran) at the Manila Film Festival.
And she fell in love with, you guessed it, older men, first with Dolphy (who, according to some sources, she almost married) and then with a man whom she identifies only as Doy, father of her only child Pia who married a handsome blind model. Pilar recalled that on their first meeting, the man Doy tried to seduce her ("...the fact that he was proposing sex without romance was a big turn-off to me..."), so she ran out of the back entrance and down the stairs because the elevator of the apartment building was out of order, much like "Cinderella running away from my Prince Charming."
Well, to make a long story short, Pilar fell deeply in love with the man Doy, "even though he was married with several children," convinced that "I believed I learned to love him, and I believed that he loved me," foolishly desiring that they would be together forever even if she knew that that could never happen.
One of Pilar’s poignant recollections of the man Doy was when he fought with his wife (unidentified in the book) and he stayed with Pilar for one week: Midnight came and my helper used the intercom and told me that Doy’s two daughters were downstairs. I went down to see them while Pia (then only about three years old) and her dad were fast asleep. As we talked, his daughter told me, "You finally found what you wanted." I replied, "It’s not a matter of what I want, it’s a matter of how many people get hurt in the process. There are eight of you, nine including your mother. There are only two of us." They both became quiet and asked if they could see their father. I led the elder daughter to our bedroom upstairs and she woke her dad, saying, "Dad, mom is already home." He woke up and told me, "Mama (our term of endearment), I’ll go home first."
I guess you and I have an idea what happened to that "affair to remember."
This much is clear: Pilar had a fixation for older men because of her desperate search for a father figure...for a redemption from the painful memory of a father who, she said, never loved her.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
BIOGRAPHY OF ANGEL ESMERALDA
Ángel Esmerelda (born 1915) is a prewar Filipino actor. He is the husband of Sampaguita pictures leading lady Corazon Noble and the father of Jay Ilagan also known as Ángel Ilagan.
- 1934 Ang Dangal
- 1936 - Sa Paanan ng Krus
- 1937 - Mga Pusong Dakila
- 1937 - Nasaan ka Irog
- 1937 -Ang kumpisalan at ang Batas
- 1937 -Anak ng Kadiliman
- 1938 Ruben
- 1938 Ang Pagbabalik
- 1938- Sanggumay
- 1938 -Binatang Bukid
- 1938 -Dasalang Perlas
- 1938 - Isang Halik Lamang
- 1939 - Lihim ng Dagat-dagatan
- 1939 -Yaman ng mahirap
- 1939 -Langit at Karimlan
- 1940 -cadena de amor
- 1940 pangarap
- 1940 Prinsesa ng kumintang
- 1940 Bawal na Pag-ibig
- 1940 Sana
- 1941 mariposa
- 1944 Liwayway ng Kalayaan
- 1946 - Ligaya
- 1947 Maria Kapra
- 1948 Meme na bunso
- 1949 Dasalang Ginto
- 1954 -Ang manyika ng Sta. Monica
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Ciara Anna Gamboa Sotto-Oconer (born July 2, 1980 in Makati City, Philippines) is a Filipina actresssinger. and
She is the youngest daughter of actress Helen Gamboa and actor and senator Tito Sotto. She is first cousins with Sharon Cuneta (their mothers are sisters) and first niece with KC Concepcion. She is also cousins with Danica and Oyo Boy Sotto. She is three-eighths Cebuano and one-eighth Chinese (her father's side), and one-fourth Kapampangan, one-eighth Spanish, and one-eighth American (her mother's side).
At age 6, Sotto made her first appearance on Eat Bulaga! and at age 17 became one of the show's regular hosts from 2005 to 2007. Before she became a regular host at Eat Bulaga, she was a member of former teen-oriented drama T.G.I.S., produced by Viva Television and GMA Network. During her teenage years, Sotto together with cousin Danica Sotto and Jocas de Leon, had a regular Saturday production number in Eat Bulaga!. They were dubbed as the "Ang TVJ (Tito, Vic and Joey) Kids." During her stint in Eat Bulaga!, she was paired with co-host Paolo Ballesteros and were together dubbed "CiaPao."
On 2008, Sotto launched her album entitled If You Love Me. She said that she was involved in different aspects of the album's production. The album contains songs written by her father and Joey de Leon with Vic Sotto along with Tito Sotto doing the back-up vocals of one song. This is Sotto's second album and it is produced and distributed by Sony BMG Music. She is currently married to her non-showbiz boyfriend Jojo Oconer.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Palito (September 4, 1934 – April 12, 2010) was a veteran Filipino
slapstick comedian and actor who was at the height of his career in
the nineteen seventies and eighties. He was well-known for his
unusually light and thin anatomy, thus earning him the
self-deprecating screenname Palito, which is Spanish for stick,
understood in Filipino as matchstick or toothpick.
Born as Reynaldo Alfredo R. Hipolito, Sr., Palito was born in Calamba,
Laguna, near the house of Dr. Jose Rizal or the Rizal Shrine. As a
teenager in the 1950s, he took job as a dishwasher in a restaurant
called Alex Soda Fountain, located beside the Cine Odeon in Calle
Azcarraga (now C.M. Recto). With the restaurant being a hangout of
movie-stars, he would be discovered by Lauro Santiago of Santiago
He was only 21 when he first discovered the world of stage acting. A
student of Arellano University in Manila, he decided to choose acting
over his studies around 1959. Palito started as an “extra” in the 1960
Prinsipe Amante movie, starring the then superstar Rogelio dela Rosa.
One of his early movies was Pitong Zapata in 1965. His first non-extra
role was that as a sidekick of Jun Aristorenas in the late 60s film
Bingbong at Dodong. At first, he was cast in straight action films.
But because of his thinness, he was groomed as a comedian. With
moneymaking films, he would then join the cast of films with Fernando
Poe Jr., Dolphy, Chiquito, Panchito, Pugo at Togo, Pugak at Tugak,
Ramon Revilla, and many other big names in Philippine cinema.
In the late 1970s, the decline of Philippine movies and emergence of
“Bomba” films hurt Palito’s career. The action and comedy films which
Palito made were not being made as they used to. Those were the times
when Palito lost many of his investments.
Palito’s career had a brief resurgence then later peaked in the 1980s.
He starred in several comedy movies parodying American action films,
such as Rambuto,a Rambo spoof, the title being a pun of the Tagalog
word buto which means “bone”, again to capitalize on his being
“thin-boned”, and a James Bond spoof, James Bone, where he plays an
emaciated version of the secret agent. Other popular movies of his
were No Blood, Kumander Kalansalay, Walang Matigas na Buto sa Gutom na
Aso, and Rambo Tango.
He would also been known as a star in a lot of kitsch Pinoy horror
films as a zombie/corpse. His sunken hollow eyes and reed-thin body,
while not aesthetically-pleasing in the popular sense, fit the
corpse-like demeanor that local filmmakers love to utilize.
Palito laid low from Philippine cinema in the 90′s, only occasionally
playing bit parts, like in the 1992 film by contemporary
comedian/actor Dolphy, Home Along The River, a send-up of the popular
American Home Alone franchise.
On June 17, 2004, burgeoning comedy actor Vhong Navarro portrayed the
veteran comedian in a TV real-life drama series, Maala-ala Mo Kaya
(Will You Ever Remember), focusing on his life story as a survivor of
the Japanese occupation during World War II and his heyday as a
slapstick comedian during the 1970s and 1980s.
Palito starred in an independent film, Enterpool: Senior Citizen in
Action, released 24 August 2005, in the midst of the decline of
Philippine cinema. While it was received well by nostalgic movie-goers
and local movie critics, it failed to take the general public’s notice
due to lack of promotion and marketing. His last movie was M.O.N.A.Y.
Palito’s family, the Hipolitos, sold their house in Pacita Complex in
San Pedro, Laguna in 2004 and moved to Imus, Cavite for a smaller
place in a low-cost housing subdivision in Cavite.
Once voted as one of the top ten Filipino comedians of all-time,
Palito engaged in small stage shows to make a living in his last
years. He had a low-paying job performing a live music show Tuesday
evenings in a small casino in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
In the first quarter of 2010, Palito, a known smoker, was being
confined at a hospital for a month due to lung problems. After coming
home from work on 6 April 2010, he was rushed to the Imus Family
Hospital due to complaints of serious stomach pain. He was later
transferred to the ward section of Philippine General Hospital on the
Mark Escueta, drummer of the band Rivermaya who worked with Palito for
the music video of their single “Ambotsa,” was the first to break the
news of Palito’s illness via Facebook. Several young celebrities
called for donations through respective Twitter accounts while help
was extended from showbiz colleagues. Among visitors was former
Philippine president Joseph Estrada.
Palito was declared dead at 7:05 a.m. on April 12, 2010 in the
Philippine General Hospital from a lung complication.
Friday, May 07, 2010
Jacklyn Jose (born Mary Jane Sta. Ana Guck on March 16, 1964 in Manila Philippines) is a Filipina actress, who portrayed the role of Alena in the film Chikas.
Jose's work includes Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga through 2002 and Te Amo through 2004. Her series Zorro aired on GMA Network. She has acted in the soaps Babalik Kang Muli and Nagsimula sa Puso.
She and actor Mark Gil are the parents of Andi Eigenmann. She is of American descent.
Jaclyn Jose appeared in the movie by Lino Brocka, White Slavery in 1985.
As Lynette, one of the three barrio lass recruited for jobs in the
city but were forced into prostitution, she earned an Urian
Best Actress nomination. In 1986, she was nominated again in Urian for her role as torrera in Private Show. Finally, she won the the
URIAN Best Actress Award in Takaw Tukso.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Stella Strada whose real name was Suzette Bishop started her movie career in 1983 as a conract atar of Seiko films. Her starring role movie was Kirot. Her movies were blockbusters like Puri, Angkinin Mo Ako, Hanguin mo ako Sa Putik, Kriminal and Sex Education.
When she stopped doing bold movies, she received less film offers. She became depressed and was reported to have succumbed to drugs. Not even her new manager could revive her career.
On December 28, 1984, she committed suicide with her confidant whose name was Rene.
People closed to her confided that she resorted to illegal drugs when she was depressed. She had attempted suicide several times.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Vicente "Tito" Castelo Sotto III (born August 24, 1948) is an actor, musician, television personality, and politician in the Philippines.
Sotto served as vice mayor of Quezon City, the Philippines' most populous city, from 1988 to 1992. He served two terms in the Senate, from 1992 to 2004; he is reelected in the Senate in 2010.
Sotto is the brother of Marvic (Vic), Marcelino Antonio Jr. (Maru), and Valmar (Val) Sotto and a grandson and grandnephew of former Senators (Vicente Y. Sotto and Filemon Sotto).
Vicente C. Sotto III was born in August 24, 1948. His parents were Marcelino Ojeda Sotto and Dr. Herminia Castelo Sotto. Sotto studied at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila for his elementary, high school, and college education, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in English.
Entertainment careerSotto had a career as a composer, actor and musical artist. Among is notable compositions is Magkaisa, which is closely associated as being an anthem of the 1986 People Power Revolution.
Sotto was co-host of Eat Bulaga, the longest running Philippine television program in history.
Sotto was elected to the Senate of the Philippines in the 1992 senatorial election, topping the tally with nearly 12 million votes, more than 3 million more than his second place ranker. This made him the third member of his family to enter the Senate, after his grandfather Vicente Yap Sotto and granduncle Filemon Sotto.[
In the 1998 senatorial election, Sotto earned another term in the Senate with a third place finish, the best result among Senators vying for re-election.
He ran for another team in the senate in 2007 under the TEAM Unity coalition backed by the Arroyo administration, but was unsuccessful, finishing in 19th place.
Sotto won election to another term in the Philippine senate in the 2010 senatorial election, as a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition.
Sotto is married to Helen Gamboa, a beauty titlist, actress and singer. He is an avid bowler and was a member of the Philippine national bowling team, representing the country several times at the AMF World Cup.He also plays golf and has won several tournaments.He is Catholic. They have four children (Romina, Diorella, Gian and Ciara) and two grandsons (Romino and Victorio).
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Through prayers, Myra Manibog has gotten over her sad past life as a
bold star. And what a past it was – having done lurid sex scenes on
the big screen in the mid-’80s. She must have been the most exploited
in her batch because she claimed in her interview that she was only 13
when she started doing those sex films. No wonder she went later in
life, but mercifully was redeemed when she found the Lord. Today, she
is a preacher and has found peace at last.
Listening to Myra, you will be impressed with the way she speaks. For
somebody whose dialogues in the movies were limited to ooohs and
aaahs, she is very articulate and her thoughts are fluid.
Obviously she had always been intelligent, but was young and misguided
and so she chose the wrong path. But she turned in a new leaf and here
she is – the best example of a person who has been to hell and back
and is now in the loving arms of the Almighty God.
source: Starbytes by Butch Francisco 7/14/2005
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Cristina Crisol who was Jean Elizabeh May in real life had nothing but the shapely body and mestiza looks when she joined show business thru bold flicks.
Hers was a brief fame and fortune. After appearing in 12 movies such as Kikirut-Kirot, Uhaw na Uhaw, Di mahilom ang Sugat and Paraisong Gubat, she simply disappeared from
the public’s view.
In 2008, Cristina resurfaced in GMA’s Wish Ko Lang, Channel 7 multi- awarded TV program. It’s another sad story of a former star in dire need of help. She’s now married to a construction worker and with children. She hopes to revive her career.
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Carmen Ronda belonged to the "wet look" sex nymphets in the Bomba era in the mid 70's.
She was built up as a poor beautiful girl who lived in the push cart.
She starred in a few sex films; one of which was with Daria Ramirez in Piknik . When she took up familyraising with another action star, Rhene Imperial, she ledt the show business.
She split from the former action star and remarried. She had one kid aside from her children with Rhene.