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Coco Martin: Call him ‘direk’

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.

The death of Romeo Vasquez at 78, the “Pretty Boy” of the ‘50s and ‘60s, brings to mind the other stars of Sampaguita Pictures who are shining in another world. But let it be said that Bobby (Ricardo Allan Sumilang of Tayabas, Quezon) was more than a “Pretty Boy.” He was Asia’s best actor in 1958 for “Ako ang Maysala,” a distinction he shared with only two other Filipino actors, Rogelio de la Rosa and Efren Reyes.

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Veteran character actor Danny Labra dies

KAMAKAILAN pala ay pumanaw na ang beteranong character actor na si Danny Labra. Tila hindi ito masyado nabalita sa showbiz entertainment news, maging sa social media man lamang.

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Talent manager Cornelia Lee, fondly known as Tita Angge in showbiz, passed away last Thursday night, almost one year after she suffered a massive heart attack that left her in coma. She was 70.

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THE Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Executive Committee announced last Wednesday the withdrawal of the Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award from the movie “Oro” in the wake of the controversial scene that depicted the killing of a dog.

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Poe family rejects transfer of FPJ’s remains to LNMB

Sen. Grace Poe continues to reject proposals for the transfer of the remains of her late father, National Artist Fernando Poe, Jr. or “FPJ,’’ to the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

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