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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.

‘My Forever Valentine’

Highspeed’s been writing about long and lasting love, referring to enduring couples in showbiz. Being Valentine, let’s name them…once more with feeling. “My Forever Valentines” is an apt head. Here they are:

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Three showbiz clans revisited

In the ‘90s, the Film Academy of the Philippines gave special recognition awards to three showbiz clans: Salvador, Ilagan, and Padilla.

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Great films of 6 National Artists

Highspeed asked the opinion of several cinema followers to name the great films of six National Artists (directors) and they came up with this list. Initially, it was really “greatest” films but we eventually settled for “great.” This columnist was part of the very informal selection.

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‘Overrated pleasures, underrated treasures’

“Overrated pleasures” are actors and actresses big in ego but small in talent. Those who are products of publicity, hype, promo… and manage to last for a while. Yes, only for a while as in no time their inadequacies are seen, exposed.

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’80s directors

Readers react to Highspeed’s piece on June 17, headlined ‘70s directors: Vanishing breed. Yes, many are gone, but they remind still around are Mike de Leon, Romy Suzara, Robert Arevalo, Lupita A. Kashiwahara, Elwood Perez, among others.

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