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Jason Paul Laxamana: ‘Graded A director’

GRADED A – Jason Paul Laxamana may well be called “Graded A director.” His entry, “Bakwit Boys,” to the nationwide Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (Aug. 15-21) was graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board, exempted 100 percent from amusement taxes. In last year’s PPP, his “100 Tula Para Kay Stella,” was also Graded A…and topgrosser to boot.

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Beyond the Internet

Some people, especially millen­nials can’t live without the Internet, losing the ability to and the pleasure of per­sonally connecting with other people.

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On movie kings

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On movie kings

FPJ & RUDY – After focusing on movie queens, Highspeed now dwells on movie kings. Unlike movie queens, only one actor, Fernando Poe Jr., is associated with the regal title, billed “Da King” since the ‘60s up to his death and even now. That he was named National Artist, to date the only actor to […]

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No more ‘queendom’

By Ronald Constantino HE LAST OF – In a previous column on showbiz titles, there was none for movie queen. Why? As noted time and again, there’s no more “queendom,” so why should there be a queen? Sharon Cuneta and Maricel Soriano are the last of the movie queens. They “ruled” in the ‘80s. And […]

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Two billionaires: Self-made and heir

By Ronald Constantino TANDEM – Highspeed had the honor and pleasure to have an informal chat with two billionaires. Department of Tranportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, both big assets of the Duterte administration. Tugade is self-made, while Villar is heir to the family fortune. They wanted […]

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From ANNEbisyosa  to Kapal to Kulit

By Rondal Constantino ANNE’S BACK – Imagine, if you can, Anne Curtis singing the aria “Nessum Dorma” from the opera “Turandot.” Well dear Anne did…and the result was at once hilarious and endearing. One thing with Anne, she doesn’t take her singing seriously, making her get away with almost any tune. Anne’s back on the […]

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