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From ‘Boni’ to ‘Bato’

From ‘Boni’ to ‘Bato’

  FILMBIOS – Robin Padilla has the distinction of portraying historical and contemporary characters in two filmbios. One is “Boni” – as some millennials refer to the Katipunan Supremo: Andres Bonifacio. The other is “Bato” – guess everybody knows him, unless one has been living under the rock for a few years. “Bato” is , […]

Award for Barbs?

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Award for Barbs?

  HEART AND MIND – Martin del Rosario as Barbs in “Born Beautiful” is getting his share of acting accolades. The buzz is the role might just give him an Urian, this time lead. It’ll be recalled that Martin won an Urian (best supporting actor) for “Dagitab.” More than the pretty face and feminine gestures, […]

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Gay roles

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Gay roles

    PUSONG MAMON’ – Martin del Rosario’s Barbs character in “Born Beautiful” brings to mind gay roles in the past. Eric Quizon and Albert Martinez were delightful in “Pusong Mamon,” gay lovers who, “by accident,” got involved with Lorna Tolentino. Albert got her pregnant. How to get out of the tight situation? Enter Matt […]

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No script. Please!

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No script. Please!

    ACID TEST – It is said that the acid test for an emcee is carrying a show (or program) without the benefit of a script or guide. One improvises and adjusts as the show goes along, depending on the situations and guests. Even accidents do happen and a good emcee instinctively knows how […]

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City of Stars

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City of Stars

    KUYA GERMS – The late lamented Kuya Germs (German Moreno) worked long and hard to have Quezon City officially proclaimed City of Stars. Kuya Germs lobbied with the QC Council and the then incumbent mayor (Sonny Belmonte) and vice mayor (Herbert Bautista) for the approval of a resolution introduced by Councilor Dingdong Avanzado. […]

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Helen’s recipes

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Helen’s recipes

  GLADLY, PROUDLY – “Some people disagree with my politics, even hate it. But wow, I still have to meet some­one who does not bow to Helen’s cookery. So much so that in my office she is referred to as the wife of the Senate President, in her kitchen I am gladly and proudly the […]

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