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Missing ‘Santacruzan’

      JUST A THOUGHT: “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard * NONE THIS TIME: One of the casualties of COVID-19 is the Maytime celebration of Flores de Mayo, a month-long series of events in hon­or of the Blessed Mother. The occasion is usually marked by afternoon prayer novenas in […]

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Actor of the Century

    LAST year was the centennial of Philippine cinema. The celebration continues until this year. In this regard, I nominate – if I may – Fernando Poe Jr. as the Actor of the Century. Poe Jr. is a National Artist, the only actor to be so honored. * OUTSTANDING FILMS – Let’s start with […]

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‘Actress of the Century’

  LAST year was the centennial of Philippine cinema. The celebration continues until this year. In this regard, I nominate – if I may – Nora Aunor as the Actress of the Century. While at it, I hope the Palace will proclaim her National Artist, an honor denied her unjustly by the previous Palace occupant. […]

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With foreign blood

  HIGHSPEED continues to write about Filipinos with foreign blood. Let’s start with the First Family. President Duterte said he has Chinese and Moro Blood. But no doubt his three children inherited their good looks from their mother, Elizabeth Zimmer­man, American of German extraction. Am referring to Davao City Mayor Sara, Vice Mayor Baste, Congressman […]

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More mestizos, mestizas

    THERE are lots and lots of Spanish mestizos and mestizas in showbiz, as shown in previous columns. Highspeed starts with those who speak Spanish. Eddie Gutierrez, Edu Manzano, Pepito Rodriguez, Tony Carreon, Cocoy Laurel. The late German Moreno, the Master Showman, also spoke Spanish. Pilita Corrales and daughter Jackie Lou Blanco, Diane Castillejo, […]

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Gender stereotypes

    ROVILSON Fernandez enu­merated “gasgas” gender ste­reotypes on GMA News TV in his “Ang Pinaka” show. High­speed recalls some of them. Men are physically and emotionally stronger then women. Highspeed tends to agree with the physical side. Men are generally stronger than women. But women, I dare say, are emotionally stronger than men. They […]

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