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Tribung Pinoy: Remembered with sadness and fondness

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.

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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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.

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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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