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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Several friends, among them Danny Dolor, miss the poetic and unusual screen names then… prewar and post war. They say that now screen names – and even titles of movies and TV soaps – are in English. A few in Italian and Spanish. Think “Dolce Amore” and “Pasion de Amor.” As to the English titles, they are too many to enumerate.

Certain farm products can lead to obesity, heart attack

The US government spends billions of dollars each year on subsidies to farmers, but consuming too much food made from those subsidized farm products can boost people’s risk for heart disease, researchers say.

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Iconic Filipino films

A few years back, Mario A. Hernando named for Highspeed the greatest Filipino actors and actresses, topped by Fernando Poe, Jr. and Nora Aunor. Needless to say, Mario H is a cinema authority – member and former chairman of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, member of the Movie & Television Review & Classification Board, “Star” writer.

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Classy contravida

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Classy contravida

Speak of classy contravida and Cherie Gil’s name is right away mentioned. She who made life difficult for Sharon Cuneta in, among other films, “Bituing Walang Ningning.” Smart, witty, articulate, calculating.

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When PH ruled Asian cinema

The ’50s (up to the early ’60s) is called the second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema, the first being the ’30s and the third the ’70s.

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