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Millennial-speak

      WHATEVER’ – Let’s listen how young people or millennials speak. Often heard in conver­sation is “whatever.” Now what does it really mean? In the preface of her book “Whatever,” Carmen Guerrero Nakpil says: “The title, ‘What­ever,’ is a reference to the millennial way of ending an argument. It used to mean ‘anything’ […]

Bisexuals

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Bisexuals

    IT GOES – Read in TEMPO “neighbor” column (Timing by Rowena Agilada) that the ex-girlfriends of Sam Milby and Derrick Monasterio have admitted they are bisexuals. In fact, they have lovers…of the same sex, it goes without saying. Sam said he was happy for Marie Jasmin. Same reaction from Derrick, whose ex, Issa […]

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‘Takilya’ war: KatNiel vs Vice Ganda

        TAKILYA’ WAR – The “takilya” war for 2018 seems to be KatNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) versus Vice Ganda.   The KatNiel starrer, “The How’s of Us,” is a monster hit, grossing over P800 million worldwide. But then Vice Ganda’s goal for his Metro Manila Film Festival entry, “Fantastica,” is […]

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Unusual showbiz names

    ANYTHING BUT – Sure, showbiz is synonymous to glamour. Still there are unusual screen and stage names which are anything but glamorous. Think Babalu and Babalina. Chichay and Tolindoy. How about Dely Atay-Atayan and Andoy Balum-Balunan? Matutina and Aruray. Golay, the early stage-show moniker of the King of Comedy, Dolphy. Chiquito – at […]

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More on best of friends

    MORE ON – The last time, Highspeed focused on best of friends, as listed by the late Billy Balbastro some 30 years ago. This time, here’s a list – more on best of friends – of recent vintage. Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla – They’ve been through good and bad times, remaining the […]

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Best of friends

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Best of friends

    BILLY B. – Some years ago, Billy Balbastro wrote about the best of friends in the showbiz. He mentioned in passing the colorful and controver­sial Troika, composed of Oskee Salazar, Alfie Loren­zo, and Billy himself. They are all gone now. Billy B. was a lawyer, bar topnotcher (Top 10) from UP. Oskee was […]

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