Monday, December 31, 2007


Johnny Monteiro

Johnny Monteiro BIOGRAPHY

Johnny Monteiro—He was a favorite actor of Manuel Conde, appearing in the latter’s film masterpieces such as Siete Infantes de Lara (with Mario Montenegro and Eddie Garcia), Sigfredo (with Elvira Reyes) and Genghis Khan which participated in the Venice Film Festival. He played the lead roles in Paladin and Guerrero (with Arsenia Francisco, Eddie del Mar and Edna Luna) as directed by Teodorico Santos for Premiere Productions,Inc. He played a drug addict in Ako’y Alipin ng Opio and appeared as the main villain Carlos Trece, Eskrimador and Prinsipe Villarba which all starred Efren Reyes Sr.


# Revenge of the Street Warrior (1986) (as Johnny Montero)
... aka Street Warrior
# Clash of the Warlords (1985)
... aka Mad Warrior (UK)
# W Is War (1983) .... Nesfero
... aka Wa (Philippines: Tagalog title)

# Dalawang daigdig ni Carlota (1969)
# Cuadro de Jack (1968)
# Galo Gimbal (1968)
# Alabok sa lupa, Mga (1967)
# Alamat ng 7 kilabot (1967)
# Master Fighter (1967) .... Leon Desperado
# Ibulong mo sa hangin (1966)
... aka Blood of the Vampires (USA)
... aka Creatures of Evil
... aka Curse of the Vampires (International: English title)
... aka Whisper to the Wind (USA)
# Saan ka man naroroon (1966)
# Zamboanga (1966)
# Tatlong mabilis (1965)
# Guillermo Bravado (1965)
# Lambat (1965) .... Franco Castro
... aka Dragnet (Philippines: English title)
# 3 musketeras (1964)
# Back Door to Hell (1964) .... Ramundo
# Dapit-hapon: Oras ng pagtutuus (1963)
# Ripleng de rapido (1963)
# Apat na kilabot (1962)
# Lost Battalion (1961) .... Bruno
# Noli me tangere (1961)
... aka Touch Me Not (Philippines: English title)
# Tacio (1961)

# Man on the Run (1958)
# Obra-maestra (1958) .... (segment "Singapore")
# Singing Idol (1958)
... aka The Singing Idol (Philippines: English title)
# Simaron (1955)
# Ifugao (1954)
# Salabusab (1954)


Sunday, December 30, 2007


Myrna Delgado BIOGRAPHY

Myrna Delgado

# Nagsasalitang kalansay (1961)
# Gabi ng lagim (1960) .... (segment 2)

# 4 na pulubi (1958)
# Liham kay Tiya Dely, Mga (1958)
# Bahay sa bundok, Ang (1957)
# Kahariang bato (1957)
... aka Stoned Kingdom (Philippines: English title: literal title)
# Chabacano (1956)
... aka Chavacano (Philippines: Tagalog title)
# Prince Charming (1956)
# Contravida (1955)
... aka Kontrabida (Philippines: Tagalog title)
# Artista (1955)
# R.O.T.C. (1955)
# Sa dulo ng landas (1955)
# Tatay na si Bondying (1955)
# Waldas (1955)
# Dumagit (1954)
# Matandang dalaga (1954)
# Menor de edad (1954)
# Tres muskiteras (1954)
# Tres ojos (1954)
# Indio, El (1953)
# May umaga pang darating (1953)
# Recuerdo (1953)
# Tulisang pugot (1953)
# Kasaysayan ni Rudy Concepcion (1952)
# Monghita (1952)
# Teksas, ang manok na nagsasalita (1952)
... aka Texas (Philippines: English title)
# Kasaysayan ni Dr. Ramon Selga (1951)
... aka The Story of Dr. Ramon Selga (Philippines: English title: literal title)
# Tres muskiteros (1951)
... aka 3 muskiteros (Philippines: Tagalog title: literal title)
... aka Three Musketeers (Philippines: English title: literal title)
# Prinsesa at ang Pulubi, Ang (1950)
... aka The Princess and the Pauper (Philippines: English title: literal title)

# Dahil sa iyo (1949)

Saturday, December 29, 2007



patrick garcia

His real name is Franz Patrick Velasco but is better known as Patrick Garcia. He started as a model in a chocolate drink and hotdog commercial when he was a kid and became a member of ABS CBN's children's show Ang TV. His acting skills were recognized by the critics through the movie Batang PX. Since then, he has appeared in various shows in ABS CBN until he moved to rival station GMA 7. He is now expecting his first baby with girl friend Jennylyn Mercado.

1. "Babangon ako't dudurugin kita" (2008) TV series (post-production)
... aka B.A.D.K (Philippines: Tagalog title: promotional abbreviation)

2. "Fantastic Man" (2007) TV series .... Lloyd Mendez (2007)
... aka Fantastic Man: Ang Ikalawang Laban (Philippines: Tagalog title: second season title)
3. Angels (2007) .... Jude
... aka Angel (Philippines: English title)
4. "Super Twins" (2007) TV series .... Billy (unknown episodes)
5. "Kuwento ni Lola Basyang, Mga" .... Prinsipe Jorge (1 episode, 2007)
- Ang mahiwagang Kuba (2007) TV episode .... Prinsipe Jorge
6. "Komiks" .... Andro (2 episodes, 2006)
- Momay (2006) TV episode .... Andro
- Bampy (2006) TV episode
7. "Captain Barbell" (2006) TV series .... Levi (unknown episodes)
... aka Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell (Philippines: English title: complete title)
8. "Kampanerang Kuba" (2005) TV series .... Luke
... aka Pablo S. Gomez's Kampanerang Kuba (Philippines: Tagalog title: complete title)
9. Mano po III: My love (2004)
10. Noon at ngayon... pagsasamang kayganda (2003)
... aka Noon at Ngayon (Philippines: English title: short title)
... aka Pagsasamang kayganda... noon at ngayon (Philippines: Tagalog title)
11. "Darating ang umaga" (2003) TV series .... Nathanael Cordero
12. Jologs (2002) .... Dino Chavez
13. Sugatang puso (2001) .... Eric
14. "Pangako sa 'yo" (2000) TV series .... Jonathan
... aka I Swear
15. "Tabing ilog" (2000) TV series .... Jaime 'James' Collantes

16. Mula sa Puso: The Movie (1999) .... Warren
17. Nagbibinata (1998)
18. Batang PX (1997) .... Amboy
... aka Phil-American Boy (International: English title)
19. Biyudo si daddy, biyuda si mommy (1997)
20. "Mula sa puso" (1997) TV series .... Warren
21. Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure (1996)
... aka Ang TV: The Movie (Philippines: English title)
22. Madrasta (1996) .... Ryan
... aka The Stepmother (Philippines: English title)
23. "Gimik" (1996) TV series .... Carlo de Leon
24. Araw-araw, gabi-gabi (1995)
25. Asero (1995) .... Young Victor
26. "Familia Zaragoza" (1995) TV series
27. Separada (1994) .... Vincent

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Carlos Salazar BIOGRAPHY

Carlos Salazar

Carlos Salazar was born in 1932. He appeared in Abarinding and Dalagang Nayon (both with Tessie Quintana) though they were supported in the latter film by Rosa Aguire, Oscar Obligacion, Mario Roldan, Cora Madrid, Gumercindo Buencamino, Menggay and Fernando Garcia under the direction of Artemio Marquez. It was produced by LVN Pictures, Inc. Carlos, a renowned poker player in the country, played villain roles in some action movies.




Elvie Gonzales—She was introduced in Together Again which starred Nida Blanca, Dolphy, Romano Castellvi and Jean Lopez. She then appeared in Dugay Na Sa Maynila, Tonto Ka Pa (with Anita Linda, Max Alavarado and Gina Laforteza). She was proclaimed Queen of Dance-o-Rama, was a fourth runner-up winner in a Binibining Pilipinas beauty contest of the prestigious Miss Press Photography of the Philippines. She is the mother of Richard Bonnin and Charlene Gonzales (both children of Bernard Bonnin), the wife of Aga Muhclach.

1. Deadly Trio (1968)
2. Dugay na sa Maynila (Tonto ka pa) (1968) (as Elvie Gonzales)
3. Hari ng slums (1968) (as Elvie Gonzales)
4. Journey to Hell: The Lucky 9 Commandos (1968) (as Elvie Gonzales)
5. Crackdown (1967) (as Elvie Gonzales)
6. Let's Go Merry Go Round (1967) (as Elvie Gonzales)
7. Together Again (1967) (as Elvie Gonzales)

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Friday, December 28, 2007



Jose Romulo

He appeared in such films as Pandora (with Leila Morena), Conde del Monte Carlo, Dakilang Hudas, Apat na Kasaysayang Ginto (in the episode Santa Lucia with Arsenia Francisco), and Exzur. He played the komiks detective DI-13 with Rosita Noble as his leading lady, supported by Arsenia Francisco, Ramon D’Salva, Lopito and Vicente Liwanag. It was directed by Cesar Gallardo. He also appeared in one of the episodes of Gabi ng Lagim with Yolanda Guevarra, Marietta Miranda, Paquito Diaz and Aida Villegas for Larry Santiago Productions, Inc.




dondon nakar

Dondon Nakar, a.k.a. Guillermo Nakar III, was the grandson of the famous army general.He was among the four Apat na sikat which included Arnold Gamboa, the partner of Maribel Aunor, the cousin of superstar Nora Aunor and Winnie Santos, the sister of the star of All seasons, Vilma Santos.

Among his notable film appearances was Lipad, Darna, Lipad with Vilma Santos. He figured in minor drug offenses and sex scandals as ex-teen star. He tried to revive his career by recording the theme of the TV soap Flor de Luna. He' s now a preacher.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007


Armida Siguion Reyna

Armida Siguion Reyna<br />

Armida Ponce-Enrile Siguion-Reyna was born on November 4, 1930, the singer actress, producer and former MTRCB chairperson studied at the PWU. She has sang lead roles in the operas, “Lucia de Lammermoor,” “Rigoletto,” “La Traviata,” “I Pagliacci,” and “The Merry Widow” and in the zarzuela entitled “Ang Mestiza.”

In the latter part of her colorful career, she hosted a celebrity TV show called “Cooking Atbp,” and recorded the following albums: “Aawitan Kita” Vols 1 and 2 for Villar Records, “Armida” for Dyna Records and “Sa Lungkot at Saya…Aawitan Kita” for Viva records.

She is well-known for her musical TV show “Aawitan Kita” which won many awards. Her performance in the first film “Sa Pagitan ng Dalawang Langit” merited a Best supporting actress award in the 1975 Bacolod Film Festival.

Armida produced and starred in the 16mm musicals “Dung-aw,” “Lakambini,” “Supremo,” “Pagpatak ng Ulan,” and “Sisa.”

Her first film outfit, Pera Films, produced two movies: “Laruang Apoy” and “Bilanggong Birhen.” Her current film outfit is Reyna Films and has produced a couple of awards with his son Carlitos Siguion-Reyna at the helm.

source: global pinoy

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Suzette Ranillo BIOGRAPHY

Suzette Ranillo

Suzette Ranillo a.k.a Nadia Veloso, started at the age of 12 as an actor. She is well known for her awards and success 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 Lilibeth Sevilla Ranillo, Mat Sevilla Ranillo III a.k.a. Mat Ranillo III , Jojo Sevilla Ranillo, Dandin Sevilla Ranillo, Juni Sevilla Ranillo and Inah Sevilla Cortez.


"CareHome" (GGS Entertainment) . Directed by Suzette Ranillo. 2006.

"I Will Always Love You" (Regal Films) . Directed by Mac Alejandre. 2005.

"Kristo" (CineSuerte). Directed by Ben Yalung. 1996. Film Academy of the Philippines Best Picture Nominee.

"Trudis Liit" (Merdeka Films). Directed by Jett Espiritu. 1996. Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Nominee.

"Segurista" (Neo Films). Directed by Jose Aguiluz. 1995. Entry to Toronto Film Festival (Canada).

"Mulang Umawit ang Puso" (Viva Films). Directed by Joel Lamangan. 1995. Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Nominee.

Minsan pa (Kahit konting pagtingin 2) (1995)

Lucia (1992)

Matud nila (1991)

"Kumander Alibasbas" (JE Productions). Directed by Augusto Buenaventura. 1981. FAMAS Best Picture Awardee.

"Taga Sa Panahon" (Premiere Productions). Directed by Augusto Buenaventura. 1980. FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Nominee.

Mamang Sorbetero (1980)

Awat na, Asiong Aksaya! (1979)

. Isang dakot na kaligayahan (????)

"Aliw" / Pleasure (Seven Stars Production). Directed by Ishmael Bernal. 1979. Urian Best Actress Nominee. [Tribute to Ishmael Bernal Site -]

"Gimingaw Ako" (Kampilan Films). Directed by Amado Cortez. 1975. FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Awardee.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007



picture of elizabeth oropesa

picture of elizabeth oropesa
picture of elizabeth oropesa

Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines" ang bagong titulo ni Elizabeth Oropesa dahil sa hilig nito sa mga lalaking mas bata sa kanya.

Pangalawang asawa na ni Elizabeth, 48, ang 23-anyos na si Joel Valdez na isang physical therapist. Ikinasal sila kamakailan sa Eastern Samar kung saan lumaki si Joel. Nagkakilala ang dalawa sa isang gym kung saan miyembro si Elizabeth at fitness instructor naman si Joel. Nahulog raw ang loob ni Elizabeth kay Joel dahil mahal raw nito ang anak nitong si Gabriel at sinusuyo pa nito ang ina ni Elizabeth.

Bago kay Joel ay na-link si Elizabeth kay Gardo Versoza at Danny Ramos. Ang unang asawa niya ay si Meng Fei na isang Chinese Martial arts na aktor.

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Monday, December 24, 2007


Ma. Cristina Gonzales

Date of Birth
1 May 1976, Philippines


Alfred Romualdez 2 children

Daughter of matinée idol turned politician Jose Mari Gonzales and Charito Malarky.

Started in showbiz as a singer named Kring Kring.

Introduced as a singer named Kring Kring.

Like her mother who married a politician, Cristina also married a politician. Her husband Alfred Romualdez is a former congressman of Samar in Visayan region of the Philippines.

Daughters (with Alfred Romualdez): Sophia (2002) and Diana (2003).


# Bagamundo (1997)
# Tapang sa tapang (1997)
# Grepor Butch Belgica Story (1994)
# Sgt. Alvarez: Ex-Marine (1993) .... Edna
# Galvez: Hanggang sa dulo ng mundo hahanapin kita (1993)
... aka Galvez (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
# Kailangan kita (1993)
# Patapon (1993) .... Vicky
# Sana kahit minsan (1992) .... Lualhati
# Bad Boy 2 (1992)
# Katawan ni Sofia (1992) .... Sofia
# Lacson, batas ng Navotas (1992)
# Nang gabing mamulat si Eba (1992)
... aka Jennifer Segovia Story (Philippines: English title)
# Sagad hanggang buto (1991) .... Myra
# Takas sa impiyerno (1991)
# Emma Salazar Case (1991) .... Janet
# Itakwil man ako ng langit (1991)
# Bad Boy (1990)
# Lumaban ka... Sagot kita (1990)
# Bikining itim (1990)
# Flavor of the Month (1990)

# Wanted Pamilya Banal (1989)
# Mula paa hanggang ulo (1989) .... Daria

# Bad Girl (????)
# Iyo ang batas, akin ang katarungan (????) (as Kring Kring Gonzales)
# Kahit may mahal ka ng iba (????) .... Nelia
# Mahal ko ang misis mo (????)
# Mainit na puso (????)
# Nymfa (????) .... Nymfa

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Sunday, December 23, 2007


picture of edgar mortiz

Edgar Mortiz won in the Tawag ng Tanghalan. He became the love team of Vilma Santos in his ealry movie career.

Bobot, aside from being a versatile actors, is well-respected as a TV and movie director. He is married to Millet, the youngest sister of ABS-CBN top gun Charo Santos Concio and Star Cinema managing directress Malou Santos.

Bobot and Millet are blessed with four children. The eldest, Franco, is 24 years old and a UP Fine Arts graduate. He also dabbles in song writing. He is behind the music of "Game K N B?," the top-rating game show on ABS-CBN, hosted by Kris Aquino.

The Mortiz's second son, Albert, 22, is also a UP graduate. He finished

Colen, 21, is about to finish her marketing course from the Colegio de San Lorenzo. The youngest, Camille, 20, is taking up Masscom at Miriam College.

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picture of albert martines

Albert Reyes Martinez is a former matinee idol and a well-known Filipino actor. Born in April 19, 1965 he is the eldest of the Martinez brothers, William Martinez and Ronnie Martinez. His most recent critically acclaimed role was a downtrodden husband in Magnífico (2003).

Because of his youthful appearance, he is still billed in younger roles. Proof of this is when he recently starred in a soap opera, Sa Piling Mo, together with Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual which was shown in ABS-CBN. He played the part of Judy Ann's lovelorn husband.

In 2005 The Movie Film of Sandalang Bahay, He is The Bad Influence of Ronnie Lazaro. Ronnie Lazaro & Albert Martinez Are Not Friends in Sandalang Bahay in 2005. Courtesy of Cinema One.

His father, Bert Martinez, is also a character actor in during the 1960's. He is married to Liezl Sumilang and has three children namely Alyanna, Alfonso and Alissa.

He was in Maria Flordeluna as Leo Alicante. He is also in "Pedro Penduko"


* Bakit Ba Ganyan ? (1982)
* Where Love Has Gone (1982) - Aldo Asuncion
* Teenage Marriage (1984)
* Anak ni Waray, Anak ni Biday (1984)
* Yakapin Mo Ako Muli (1991) - Abel Lalugan
* Pangako ng Kahapon (1994)
* Talahib At Rosas (1994)
* Dyesebel (1994)
* Segurista (1997) - Jake
* Bridesmaids (1997) - Enrique Patricio
* Gloria, Gloria Labandera (1997)
* Batang PX (1997)
* Rizal sa Dapitan (1997) - Jose Rizal
* Pusong Mamon(1998) - [(Ron)]
* Bata, Bata... Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998) - Ding
* Scorpio Nights 2 (1999) - Andrew
* Ekis: Walang Tatakas (1999) - Gene
* Ika-13 Kapitulo (2000) - Ceasar
* Abakada Ina (2001) - Daniel
* Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (2001) - Emong
* Magnifico (2003) - Gerry
* Captain Barbell (2003) - Lagablab
* Anak Ka ng Tatay Mo (2004)
* Sandalang Bahay (2005)
* I´ve Fallen for you (2007)

Source: Wikipedia


Saturday, December 22, 2007



picture of amy austria

picture of amy austria
Date of Birth
13 December 1961, Tondo, Manila, Philippines

Birth Name
Esmeralda Dizon Tuazon

Esmeralda Tuazon was the second to the eldest among six children born in 1961 to an impoverished family. She helped the family by selling chewing gum. She studied at the Rajah Soliman High School. She was introduced to the producer Baby Martinez of MBM Productions through a common friend. She was then cast in Bitayin Si Baby Ama (1976), the movie that made a star of Rudy Fernandez. After her second film, Alas (1976), with Jun Aristorenas, she was given minor parts in several other pictures then dropped out of the movie scene for almost a year. When she came back in mid-1977, she was a contract star of Jesse Ejercito's Seven Star Productions. She became quite visible in the 1970s, in such films like Dabiana (1977), Miss Dulce Amor, Ina (1978), Atsay (1978), Menor de edad (1979), Gabun: Ama Mo, Ama Ko (1979), Bedspacers (1979) and Swing It, Baby (1979). After acting in two very relevant films for 1979, Ishmael Bernal's Aliw and Lino Brocka's Jaguar, Ms Austria was finally a lead star in Nang Bumuka Ang Sampaguita (1980). At a time when female parts in Filipino cinema were strong and revolutionary, Ms Austria became a busy actress: Langis at Tubig (1980), Sugat sa ugat (1980), Goriong Butete (1980), Tondo Girl (1981), Pusong Uhaw (1982) and Waywaya (1982). In the 1990s and well into the 21st century, she still gives powerful supporting performances, in The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995), Muro-ami (1999), and even in Pagdating ng Panahon (2001), a Sharon Cuneta starrer. Austria has two Best Actress awards for Brutal (1980), from the Film Academy of Movie Arts & Sciences (FAMAS) and Metro Manila Film Festival; three Best Actress awards for Celestina Sanchez A.K.A. Bubbles (1988), from the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP), the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) and the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). She has three Best Supporting Actress awards: for Jaguar (1979), given by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino ("Gawad Urian Awards"); for Narito Ang Puso Ko (1992), from the URIAN and the FAP; and for Anak (2000), given by the FAP. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Mano Po (2002), by FAMAS. She and Phillip Salvador, together with the late director Lino Brocka, represented the Philippines at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival, where Jaguar was shown at the Directors' Fortnight.

Her husband is Duke Ventura to whom she has one child.

She has adopted daughter while living in with Jay Ilagan.

1. "Walang kapalit" (2007) TV series .... Ceding (2007)
2. "Bituing walang ningning" (2006) TV series .... Barbara Arguelles (2006)
3. "Crazy for You" (2006) TV series (unknown episodes)
4. I Will Always Love You (2006) .... Encar
5. Mulawin: The Movie (2005) .... Fiona
6. "Sugo" (2005) TV series .... Graciela
7. "Now and Forever" (1 episode, 2005)
- Mukha (2005) TV episode
8. Mano po III: My love (2004)
9. Beautiful Life (2004) .... Benita
10. Singles (2004)
11. Babae sa Breakwater (2004)
... aka Woman of Breakwater (International: English title)
12. Annie B. (2004)
... aka Annie B: Bida ng ukay-uka, bongga siya day (Philippines: Tagalog title: long title)
13. "Mulawin" (2004) TV series .... Lourdes
14. "Daisy siete" (2003) TV series (unknown episodes)
15. "Narito ang puso ko" (2003) TV series .... Elsa
16. Magnifico (2003)
17. Mano po (2002) .... Linda Go-dela Merced
... aka Mano Po 1: My Family (Philippines: English title: long title)
18. Munting tinig, Mga (2002) .... Luz
... aka Small Voices (International: English title)
19. Bagong buwan (2001) .... Fatima
... aka New Moon (International: English title)
20. Pagdating ng panahon (2001)
21. Hostage (2001)
22. "Pangako sa 'yo" (2000) TV series .... Lourdes Magbanua Buenavista
... aka I Swear
23. Anak (2000) .... Lyn
... aka The Child (International: English title)

24. Muro-ami (1999) .... Susan
... aka Reef Hunters (International: English title)
25. "Kirara: Ano ang kulay ng pag-ibig?" (1999) TV series
26. Bullet (1999)
27. Anak ng dilim (1999) .... Magda
28. Shirley (1998)
29. Anak ng bulkan (1997) .... Seling, Pedring's Mother
30. Ako lang sa langit (1997)
31. Masdan mo ang mga bata (1997)
32. Frats (1997)
33. Vulcan (1997)
34. Isa, dalawa, takbo (1996)
35. Sa aking mga kamay (1996)
36. The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995)
37. Campus Girls (1995)
38. Nena (1995)
39. Trudis liit (1994)
40. Kung mawawala ka pa (1993)
41. Narito ang puso ko (1992)

42. Celestina Sanchez A.K.A. Bubble (1988) .... Bubble
... aka Bubble (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
43. Kay haba ng gabi (1986)
44. Ibigay mo sa akin ang bukas (1986)
45. Hinugot sa langit (1985) .... Estella
46. Escort Girl (1985)
47. Batang yagit, Mga (1984)
... aka Bataan, Mga (Philippines: Tagalog title: cable TV title)
48. May lamok sa loob ng kulambo (1984)
49. Kung mahawi man ang ulap (1984)
50. Palabra de honor (1983)
... aka Words of Honor (literal English title)
51. Sugat sa ugat (1983)
52. Kumander Elpidio Paclibar (1982)
53. Waywaya (1982)
54. Caught in the Act (1981) .... Cedes
55. Burgis (1981) .... Nedy
56. Cover Girls (1981) .... Totay
57. Ako ang hari (1981)
58. Tropang bulilit (1981)
59. Langis at tubig (1980) .... Pilar
... aka Tubig at langis (Philippines: Tagalog title)
60. Brutal (1980) .... Monica Real
61. Mamang Sorbetero (1980)
62. Bedspacer (1980)
63. Alaga (1980)
64. Nang bumuka ang sampaguita (1980)
65. Goriong butete (1980)

66. Gabun (1979)
67. Jaguar (1979) .... Cristy
68. Menor de edad (1979)
69. Harabas' Angels (1979)
70. Aliw (1979) .... Hostess #1
... aka Pleasure (International: English title)
71. Atsay (1978)
... aka Edgardo M. Reyes' Atsay (Philippines: English title: complete title)
72. Sabi barok lab ko dabiana (1978)
73. Garotte: Jai alai king (1978)

74. Katas ng langis (????)
75. Uhaw sa kalayaan (????)

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Friday, December 21, 2007



picture of ariel rivera

Ariel Rivera was born on May 21, 1970 to Ben and Fannie Rivera of Chinese and Spanish ancestry, respectively. He has four siblings and keeps his personal life private. Rivera has stated music was always played around his home and that he was raised in a middle class family.

In 1989, Musiko Entertainment signed the 19 year old to their label. His debut was crafted very carefully and was labeled as their "Next Big Thing." After two years, his self-titled debut album was finally ready for release. The firsr single, "Mahal Na Nahal Kita" (I Love You So Much) was a #1 pop-r&b crossover hit. The album went 3x platinum. In 1991, he quickly released his second album, Simple Lang. This album also went 3x platinum.

Acting career

In 1992, Ariel Rivera decided to take a chance at acting. His first starring role in the film Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal earned him a Best Supporting Actor award in the 1992 Metro Manila Film Festival. A lead role opposite Sharon Cuneta in 1993's "Ikaw" made him a bankable leading actor. He also co-starred in Isang sulok ng mga pangarap (1994); Anghel na walang langit (1994); Minsan May Pangarap: The Guce Family Story (1995); May nagmamahal sa iyo (1996), Ikaw pala ang mahal ko (1997) and Bata, bata ... Paano ka ginawa? (1998).

Acting Awards

* 1992: Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actor for "Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal"
* 2005: 2nd Golden Screen [Entertainment TV] AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for "Forever In My Heart" (GMA-7)

Return to music

In 1994, Ariel began recording new material for his next album, Photograph. Photograph was released in the spring of 1995. The album would earn critical acclaim. His album would turn Gold in the Philippines.
Family Man

Ariel married actress Gelli de Belen at Santuario de San Jose on December 22, 1997; they have two sons: Joaquin Andres (born on January 29, 1999) and Julio Alessandro (born on November 4, 2000).


* Ariel Rivera 3x platinum (300,000 copies)
* Simple Lang 3x platinum (300,000 copies)
* Photograph Gold (50,000 copies)
* Paskong Walang Katulad Gold (50,000 copies)
* Getting to Know Platinum (100,000 copies)
* Aawitin Ko Na Lang Gold (50,000 copies)
* In My Life 2x platinum (200,000 copies)
* Platinum Hits 5x platinum (500,000 copies)

* total Philippine sales: 1.6 million
* see Ariel Rivera discography for worldwide sales

Filipino Music Awards

* 1992: Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
* 1997: Music Video of the Year ( Tunay Na Ligaya )
* 1999: Best Vocal Performance of the Year by a Duo/Group: "I Don't Love You Anymore" with Lea Salonga

Thursday, December 20, 2007


piture of alicia vergel
picture of alicia vergel

Alicia Vergel (1927-1993) was a Filipina actress noted for her roles as fighting women and amazons and, like Norma Blancaflor, for her heart-shaped face. She married Sampaguita Pictures leading man Cesar Ramirez and had two children who are also celebrities in the Philippines: Ace Vergel (known as "the Bad Boy of the Philippines") and Beverly Vergel who is an actress, acting teacher and currently director of the ABS-CBN Center for Communication Arts, Inc. (more popularly known as WORKSHOPS@ABS-CBN). Vergel and Ramirez separated; Vergel wed another man and had another child, Mike Vergel.

Vergel's film credits include Diwani opposite Cesar Ramirez, MN with Carmen Rosales as her arch-enemy, Balisong with Ramon Revilla and Madame X with Gloria Romero as her daughter. She made the unfinished movie Masarap ang Bibingka under Sampaguita Pictures in the late 40s. Her performance in Basahang Ginto won Vergel the first Famas Award for Best Actress in 1952.

In the 1980s she had a role as Ricky Davao's strict grandmother in Saan Nagtatago ang Pag-ibig. Vergel died of natural causes in 1993.

# Mundo man ay magunaw (1990)

# Bakit iisa lamang ang puso (1989)
# Saan nagtatago ang pag-ibig (1987)

# Inay (1977) .... Inay
# Tatlong kasalanan (1976)

# Tagani (1965) .... Kiila
# Cavalry Command (1963) .... Laura
... aka The Day of the Trumpet

# Kadenang putik (1959)
# Anak ng lasengga (1958)
# Obra-maestra (1958) .... (segment "Macao")
# Kahariang bato (1957)
... aka Stoned Kingdom (Philippines: English title: literal title)
# Maskara (1957)
# Lupang kayumanggi (1956)
# Taong putik (1956)
# Artista (1955)
# Balisong (1955)
# Kuripot (1955)
... aka Miser (Philippines: English title)
# Mambo dyambo (1955)
# Aristokrata (1954)
# Eskandalosa (1954)
# MN (1954)
# Ukkala (1954)
# Diwani (1953)
# Madame X (1952/I)
# Basahang ginto (1952)
# Hiram na mukha (1952)
# Bernardo Carpio (1951)
# Huling patak ng dugo (1950)
# Mapuputing kamay (1950)

# Milagro ng birhen ng mga rosas (1949)
# Teniente Ramirez (1949)

# Bibingka'y masarap (????)

For news articles about Ace Vergel go to CelebritiesCorner.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007



picture of Sandy Andolong

Sandy Andolong was the true Filipina beauty
of her time. She is neither tall nor small. She is, in fact, 5'4" in
height. She has maintained her small frame, even now that she is mother to
five growing kids, the eldest of whom, Rafael Sandino, is now 20 years old.

Sandy is not so beautiful nor is she plain looking either. Once, a kibitzer
described her beauty as "tamang tama lang." The type that grows on you.

Sandy was armed with a degree in acting when she joined showbiz more than
two decades ago. She finished an acting course in a university in New York.
One of her mentors was the late director Ishmael Bernal, who included her
in the cast of almost all the movies he directed. One of Sandy's most
memorable films, as far as we are concerned, was "Kakabakaba Ka Ba?"
Bernal, of course, directed it.

Though Sandy never won an acting award, she's recognized as an actress in
the true sense of the word. She is the type of performer who delivers, so
to speak.

For a while Sandy concentrated on being a wife to actor Christopher de Leon
and a mother to their five children. Ian, Boyet's son by former wife, Nora
Aunor, lives in the same compound where his father's family lives.

Like his half-siblings, Ian fondly calls Sandy "Nanay." He used to call
Boyet "Daddy." Now, he addresses him as "Tatay."

Sandy is like a second mom to him, said Ian during an interview in
connection with his movie, "The Cory Quirino Kidnap, NBI Files." He said
she takes to him like her own son.

Now that their children are all grown up (the youngest, Mica, is six years
old), Sandy is back to acting.

Behind the scene, Bobot and Sandy, plus Johnny Delgado have formed a
closely-knit "family" of their own. Their friendship in real-life dates
back to when they were just starting their respective families. Bobot and
Johnny are good friends of Sandy's husband, Boyet. Their gag show, "Goin'
Bananas," was very popular in the '80s.

1. "Gaano kadalas ang minsan" (2008) TV series .... Gloria
... aka Sine novela - Gaano kadalas ang minsan (Philippines: Tagalog title)
2. My Big Love (2008) .... Mama Bing
3. "Asian Treasures" (2007) TV series .... Araceli (2007)
4. "Pangarap na bituin" (2007) TV series .... Jade Gomez (2007)
5. Moments of Love (2006) .... Elma
6. Tulay (2006)
7. "Now and Forever" (1 episode, 2006)
- Tinig (2006) TV episode
8. "Fantastikids" (2006) TV series .... Melinda
9. Maging akin muli (2005) (TV) .... Ina Santos
10. "Darna" (2005) TV series .... Prospera
11. "Spirits" (2004) TV series .... Paz
... aka Chito S. Roño's Spirits (Philippines: English title: complete title)
12. 9 Mornings (2002) .... Sister Susana
13. Trip (2001) .... Joboy's Mom
14. American Adobo (2001) .... Emma
15. "Arriba! Arriba!" (2000) TV series .... Isabel Arriba (unknown episodes)

16. Mother Ignacia - Ang uliran (1998)
... aka Mother Ignacia (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
17. Bakit labis kitang mahal (1992) .... Marita

18. Victor Corpuz (1987)
... aka Get Victor Corpus: The Rebel Soldier (Philippines: English title)
19. Muling buksan ang puso (1985)
20. Sa hirap at ginhawa (1984) .... Tessie
21. Moral (1982)
22. Alpha Kappa Omega Batch '81 (1982) .... Tina
... aka A.K.O. (Philippines: Tagalog title: short title)
... aka Batch '81 (Philippines: English title)
23. Oro, Plata, Mata (1982) .... Maggie Ojeda
24. High School Scandal (1981)
25. Pabling (1981)
26. Aguila (1980) (as Andrea Andolong) .... Farida
27. Kakabakaba ka ba? (1980)
... aka Will Your Heart Beat Faster?

28. Menor de edad (1979) (as Andrea Andolong)
29. Salawahan (1979) (as Andrea Andolong)
30. Ikaw ay akin (1978) (as Andrea Andolong)

For news articles about Sandy Andolong go to CelebritiesCorner.


Sunday, December 16, 2007



Ace VergelAce Vergel (born January 22 1952) is a Filipino actor also known as the "Bad Boy of Philippine Movies". From Ace York, he changed his screen name to Ace Vergel.

He is the son of the popular actress Alicia Vergel and actor Cesar Ramirez, and the brother of Beverly Vergel. He made his first appearance in age three when he did Taong Putik with his parents. The child actor was no-show and he was with his parents during the shooting. At age seven he starred in Anak ng Bulkan where he played the friend of a giant bird in the 1959 film. The movie was led by Fernando Poe Jr. and Edna Luna.

At age eight, Ace had to quit showbiz to concentrate on his studies. He made a comeback in 1977, now as Ace Vergel, as one of the children of his mom Alicia in Inay, directed by Lino Brocka. He got his first big break as a grown actor in the 1978 action-drama Batang City Jail, one of the films in which he played an anti-hero.
In 1983, he was nominated for a FAMAS Best Actor for his role in Pieta, written and directed by Carlo J. Caparas (a.k.a. Komiks King), produced by Vivian Velez who was also the leading lady.

Ace was married to model Maya dela Cuesta from whom he was separated.

He died December 14, 2007 of a heart attack.

For news articles about Ace Vergel go to CelebritiesCorner.


Monday, December 10, 2007



picture of oscar moreno

Oscar Moreno was known as the Clark Gable of the Philippines. During the 1950s, he romanced onscreen Gloria Romero, Delia Razon, Lolita Rodriguez and even played the leading man of Imelda Romualdez (later Marcos) when she did a screen test for Sampaguita Pictures. Oscar appeared in films such as Berdugo ng mga Anghel, Ang Asawa Kong Amerikana (with Joan Page), Sa Kabilang Buhay (with Paraluman), R.O.T.C., Si, Si, Señorito (with Carmen Rosales and Fred Montilla), Dugong Bughaw, Hihintayin Kita, Kasaysayan ni Dr. Ramon Selga and MN (with Carmen Rosales, Cesar Ramirez and Alicia Vergel. All films were produced by Sampaguita Pictures, Inc. He made Romeo at Julieta with Erlinda Cortez under Lebran Productions.

Oscar, though 81, never lost his sartorial elegance and charm.
His eldest daughter, actress Boots Ansor Roa, related that her father was a charming man to the end. He got a son, Alvin Anson. Moreno (Oscar Gamboa Anson in real life) died of cirrhosis of the liver. He had been under-going dialysis since June.

# Lollipops and Roses (1971)
... aka Lollipops, Roses and Talangka (USA)

# Kuwintas ng alaala (1960)

# Debutante (1959)
# Kanto Girl (1956)
# R.O.T.C. (1955)
# MN (1954)
# Hihintayin kita (1952)
# Tres muskiteros (1951)
... aka 3 muskiteros (Philippines: Tagalog title: literal title)
... aka Three Musketeers (Philippines: English title: literal title)

# Mameng, iniibig kita (1947)

For news articles about Oscar Moreno go to CelebritiesCorner.


Saturday, December 01, 2007


Vic Vargas (March 28, 1939-July 19, 2003) was a Filipino film actor and judoka.

Vargas was the three-time Philippine judo champion at the age of 17.

He starred in well over 60 films between the late 1950s and early 1960s to 2002. Due to his swarthy looks he was often typecast in action films.

He was discovered by Sampaguita Pictures owner Doc Jose Perez while teaching karate lessons in a TV program. He was given the title role as Diegong Tabak which allowed him to show his fantastic physique.He co-starred with Liberty Ilagan. He also made El Vibora, one of the early directorial jobs of Ishmael Bernal. He won a best actor award for his role in “El Vibora.”His other films included Prinsesa Urduja with Amalia Fuentes; and Zamboanga with FPJ and Susan Roces. He also co-starred with FPJ in Mabuting Kaibigan, Masamang Kaaway. His real name was Jose Asuncion from Las Baños, Laguna.

Vargas was once a favorite leading man of former Miss Universe Gloria Diaz back in years when they made the “Andres de Saya” series. His last appearance was in “Home Along da Riles.”

Vic Vargas died on Saturday, July 19, after two weeks in a coma at the San Juan de Dios Hospital. He had a stroke July 3 and lapsed into a coma. He was on a life-support system for two weeks until the family decided to take it off.

For news articles about Vic Vargas go to CelebritiesCorner.