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Four outstanding active directors

Four outstanding active directors

National Artists – Gerry de Leon, Bert Avellana, Eddie Romero, Manuel Conde, Lino Brocka, Ishmael Bernal.

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.

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Director as star builder

The name that right away comes to mind when speaking of director as star builder is Lino Brocka. No objection or doubt about that.

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Rafa Siguion-Reyna: ‘They don’t play favorites, even if my parents are known!’

VERY proud and happy si Rafa Siguion-Reyna na makabilang sa powerhouse cast ng acclaimed and original Filipino stage play na “Maynila… Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag, The Musical”.

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The Belles of Papa Jesse

Gone are the days of such star builders as Mother Lily Monteverde, Boss Vic del Rosario, Seiko’s Robbie Tan, Master Showman Kuya Germs (Moreno), director Lino Brocka, and producer Papa Jesse Ejercito.

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Has the public forgotten Chiquito?

Highspeed earlier promised to write about comedians Dolphy and Chiquito. Let’s start with Chiquito (Augusto Valdez Pangan) who seemed to have been forgotten by the public. That is until this year when Vhong Navarro revived “Mang Kepweng,” which Chiquito originated in the ‘70s. Then people remembered that Chiquito starred in two movies about “Mang Kepweng,” a quack doctor with healing power.

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