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‘Ogag’ and ‘damatan’

‘Ogag’ and ‘damatan’

The Pinoy slang, “Ogag” and “damatan,” are not really new, but they gained attention lately…thanks to a character actor. He was fuming mad – green at the gills and fit to be tied, in a manner of speaking – because of what a movie scribe wrote, not at all favorable to the actor.

3rd golden years of PH cinema (’70s)

Ironic as it may seem, Philippine cinema flourished during Martial Law years. In fact, the ‘70s up to the early ‘80s are considered the third golden years of the Philippine cinema.

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‘Overlooked’ Aunor starrers

Readers react to Highspeed’s item on Nora Aunor last Sunday, thankful that almost all her directors were mentioned. They say that some Aunor starrers were “overlooked” – those directed by Totoy Buenaventura, Chaning Carlos, and Pablo Santiago.

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Bicol stars

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Bicol stars

Last May 22, TEMPO entertainment editor Bro. Nestor Cuartero wrote in Trailer on the distinct Batangas accent, “Ala eh,” spoken in the ABS-CBN soap “A Love to Last.” He named a number of Batangueños/Batangueñas, both native and transplanted.

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‘The Durables’

The late Romeo Vasquez came from a noted clan in Tayabas and nearby Quezon towns: Alandy and Sumilang. He was once urged to run for mayor but he declined. Politics was not for him.

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Coco Martin: Call him ‘direk’

In no time, Coco Martin will be addressed as “Direk” as he’s decided to helm (and star in) “Ang Panday,” meant for the Metro Manila Film Festival.

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