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Religion and showbiz

Religion and showbiz

Coney Reyes, Angeli Pangilinan and Gary Valenciano and children, Martin Nievera, Sam Milby, Sharon Cuneta, Piolo Pascual, Dulce, Tessie Villarama, Paul Soriano, Gretchen Barretto and sister Claudine, Jericho Rosales, Donita Rose, Rica Peralejo, Princess Punzalan, Tirso Cruz III and Lynn Ynchausti, Gina Alajar, Cesar Montano, Raquel Villavicencio, Dulce Lucban, Carlitos Siguion-Reyna and Bibeth Orteza, Melissa Mendez.

What’s in a name?

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What’s in a name?

Several friends, among them Danny Dolor, miss the poetic and unusual screen names then… prewar and post war. They say that now screen names – and even titles of movies and TV soaps – are in English. A few in Italian and Spanish. Think “Dolce Amore” and “Pasion de Amor.” As to the English titles, they are too many to enumerate.

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Looking forward to 2017

It’s the start of the New Year, Jan. 1, 2017, and Highspeed looks forward to some events in the days to come.

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‘Shining names’ close to one’s heart and mind

Last Dec. 24, Highspeed named “shining names” in showbiz. This column continues naming more, this time close to one’s heart and mind.

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‘Hot mamas’

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In no particular orde: Dawn Zulueta, Lucy Torres, Sarah Lahbati, Jennylyn Mercado, Cheska Garcia, Gretchen Barretto, Lani Mercado, Marian Rivera, Iya Villania, Toni Gonzaga, Leah Salonga, Pops Fernandez, Charlene Gonzalez, Jodi Sta.
Maria, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Sunshine Cruz, Jackie Lou Blanco.

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Ai-Ai and other Papal Awardees

In the ‘50s, our seaside town Unisan (Quezon) was excited over the visit of Bishop Alfredo Obviar to confer a Papal Award on a prominent lady, Doña Irene Vera Cruz. Even the Catholic newspaper The Sentinel gave the event a one-page spread. Didn’t really know its significance, but elders explained the award came all the way from Rome, recognizing Doña Irene’s services and contributions to the Catholic Church. When she died she willed all her wealth to the diocese of Lucena, Quezon’s capital.

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