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Manual recount of votes underway

Manual recount of votes underway

THE manual recount and revision of votes for vice president in the 2016 elections began last Monday before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET). For the recount, the PET designated 50 sets of revisors, each with a table in the Supreme Court gym in Ermita, Manila. They will open some 1,400 ballot boxes from the three provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental, and then proceed to examine the individual ballots and record the votes for vice president.

Refreshing face, local Liz Taylor

The ‘60s saw the battle of two lovely faces. The Face that Refreshes versus the Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines. Fans of that decade of course know that Highspeed refers to Susan Roces and Amalia Fuentes, the movie queens coming from one studio, Sampaguita.

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From make-believe to real-life romance

The last time Highspeed dwelt on reel romance, strictly onscreen. Those with chemistry, rapport onscreen, even if the romance is make-believe and nothing more.

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Wearing 4 hats on the movie set

Let’s start with Rodel Nacianceno, director and producer of “Ang Panday.” He’s also co-writer. Rodel is, of course (as if you didn’t know), the actor Coco Martin.

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See you at the movies!

See you at the movies starting today! That’s the “battle cry” of this column, urging all to patronize the eight entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival – actually also shown in the provinces.

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Actors Guild Shootfest  pays tribute to FPJ

The Actors Guild of the Philippines led by its President Imelda Papin and the Board of Directors heartily invite everyone to join the “Actors Guild of the Philippines Shootfest President’s Cup 2017” to pay tribute to the King of Philippines Movies, Fernando Poe Jr., in recognition of his being a former president of the Actors Guild as well as in acknowledgment of his contributions to the growth of Philippine cinema.

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