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12 fashion tips from Ramon Valera

12 fashion tips from Ramon Valera

Needless to say , Highspeed is no fashion column, but just the same here are 12 fashion tips from the country’s greatest designer, Ramon Valera. A National Artist, no less, the only one to be so honored from the fashion world.

First golden years of PH cinema (1936-1941)

Film historians and authorities, among them the revered Nestor U. Torre, consider 1936 to 1941 the First Golden Years of Philippine Cinema. Yet those years seem to have been forgotten by today’s filmbuffs and cineastes, Perhaps, because many of the films produced during those years are no longer existing, save for three or four.

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Tribung Pinoy: Remembered with sadness and fondness

Danny Dolor called to say he read our item on departed stars and celebrities. It was with mixed feelings, sadness and fondness, specially on Tribung Pinoy members who are no longer with us: Julie Mendoza, Rey Almira, Constancio Cadelina, and Erlinda Dacanay Azcuna. Danny added another name, Narding Torres, Tribung Pinoy coordinator who was always the life of the party.

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Remembering Mario & Maning

At the wake last month of Mario Hernando at Mt. Carmel in Q.C, Maning Borlaza came. Now Maning himself is gone. Death came early Monday morning of Thursday (October 12).

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Poetic, unusual showbiz names

A dear friend from Makati, Benjie Henson, called up to say how much she enjoyed reading Highspeed items on the movies and stars of yesteryear. Her all-time favorite is Susan Roces, “The Face that Refreshes.” And yes, Benjie watches regularly “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” where Susan plays the grandma of Coco Martin.

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Liza is ‘Darna’… and ‘Dyesebel’ too?

Am referring to Liza Soberano who’s been chosen by Star Cinema to play the Pinay superwoman “Darna.” But then this columnist says Liza’s the perfect “Dyesebel,” pretty and innocent-looking. So, why not also give her the mermaid role?

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