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Whatever happened to…

While reading a press release from QCinema 2017 (Oct. 19 to 28 ), this columnist is glad to learn that one of the films being shown is 1981’s “High School Scandal,” directed by Gil Portes, penned by Tony Perez, and topbilled by Gina Alajar, Sandy Andolong, Ting Jocson, and Greggy Liwag.

Given the right role…

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Given the right role…

Given the right role, Aljur Abrenica proves in a recent episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” that he can act…and act well. He delivers as they say in showbiz.

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Dream movie: Bells of Balangiga

A dream movie of the late director Gil Portes was the Balangiga massacre which took place in 1901 in the small town of Balangiga, Eastern Samar. American soldiers burned the entire town and killed hundreds of its inhabitants in retaliation for the assault on their garrison, which left 40 or so of their comrades dead.

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Lolita Rodriguez at Gil Portes, may tribute sa Cinemalaya Festival

BIBIGYAN ng tribute ng Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2017 ang mga pumanaw na sina Lolita Rodriguez at Direk Gil Portes sa darating na buwan ng Agosto.

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Words to live by

Received this card of thanks from the widow of director Gil Portes, Telly, and sons Carlo and Justin. The Portes family is based in New York, where Telly is a math professor at Monroe College and Carlo and Justin work in investment firms.

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’70s directors: Vanishing breed

A showbiz insider described the directors of the ‘70s as Vanishing Breed. Gone are Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal, Joey Gosiengfiao, Mario O’ Hara, Danny Zialcita, Celso Ad Castillo, and Marilou Diaz Abaya. And the latest to go, Gil Portes. Yes, all gone to a stress-free world, where there are no playdates and deadlines to meet.

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