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‘Seiko Jewels’

But in the ‘70s, ‘80s, up to the early ‘90s, movie companies were the star builders. Regal, Viva, and Seiko come to mind.

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‘Blood and Rose’

To date, Rosa Rosal continues to receive awards from civic and charitable groups. But as a private citizen, it’s safe to say that nothing can top the Ramon Magsaysay Award she got years back for public service, her work with the Red Cross Blood Bank in particular.

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Unsolicited advice

Read in TEMPO and other dailies that this politico and that politico are urging Willie Revillame to run for senator or mayor of Quezon City. The unsolicited advice of this columnist is: “DON’T!” Stay where you are, entertaining and inspiring and helping people through your GMA show, “Wowowin.”

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More name changers

The last time, Highspeed listed some actors who changed their names, like Paraluman who was originally billed Mina de Gracia.

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All in the family

Writer-director Joey Reyes first heard the expression “walwal” from his students at La Salle. It meant “walang pakialam” – anything goes, be it sex or alcohol or whatever. Joey’s long ago wanted to do something like “Pare Ko,” circa the ‘90s, about young people facing the adult world. So why not “Walwal,” which Regal produced.

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The greatest diva

The reclusive and enigmatic Greta Garbo may well be called the greatest diva of Hollywood’s golden years that is, the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. The authoritative “World Cinema” book describes Garbo as the “greatest of all stars being the most unreachable.”

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