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‘Regal Babies’

Of the three major studios in the ‘80s and ‘90s – Seiko, Viva, Regal – the last, owned and managed by Mother Lily Monteverde, was the most star-studded. Its stars were billed “Regal Babies.”

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‘Viva Artists’

Highspeed noted yesterday that decades back, three major movie studios – Seiko, Regal, Viva – were star builders. Today TV stations took over the task of making and packaging stars.

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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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