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Mestizas as movie queens

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MESTIZAS – This is a feedback to Highspeed’s item on today’s stars with foreign blood. American, European, Middle Eastern, Australian from all over the world.

Readers noted that the movie queens from the ‘40s to the ‘60s are all mestizas, mostly American.

Here they are:

‘40s – Carmen Rosales (Januaria Keller) and Rosa del Rosario (Rose Stagner).

‘50s – Gloria Romero (Gloria Borrego Galla) and Nida Blanca (Dorothy Jones).

All four movie queens have American blood, mestizas as indicated by their surnames.

‘60s – Susan Roces (Jesusa Purificacion Levy Sonora) and Amalia Fuentes (Amalia Margarita Amador Muhlach).

Susan’s mother had French blood, while Amalia’s father was of Spanish-German ancestry. They also have Chinese blood, Susan from her father, and Amalia from her mother.

(The ‘70s belonged to Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos, and the ‘80s to Sharon Cuneta and Maricel Soriano. Well, Vilma looks a bit “Tisay,” while Sharon has English blood, mother side.

‘VALOR’ – From Remy Umerez this item on a most worthy docu, “Valor.”

The Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) and the Board of Trustees of Veterans of World War (BTVWW11) recently launched at Ayala Museum in Makati their latest documentary, “Valor.” The docu recounts the heroism of the late Col. Emmanuel V. de Ocampo during World War II as a member of the Hunters-ROTC Guerrillas.

The special screening of “Valor,” 53-minutes long, was filmed by long-time PVB partner, Spyron AV Manila, and was written and directed by Bani Logrono. “Valor” also touched on Col. De Ocampo’s feats after the war, especially his involvement with the veterans sector. He was instrumental in the reopening of PVB in 1992.

After the screening, a copy of the docu was presented to the De Ocampo family by PVB chairman Roberto F. de Ocampo.

The late colonel’s wife, Dr. Pilar de Ocampo, received the docu.

“Valor” is being screened in schools and malls all over the country.

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