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Mestizas as movie queens

Mestizas as movie queens

This is a feedback to Highspeed’s item on today’s stars with foreign blood. American, European, Middle Eastern, Australian from all over the world.

This Mother’s Day, iWant TV celebrates mothers of all kinds by revisiting some of the most iconic moms in Pinoy movie history. Catch these timeless characters played by the most iconic actors on iWant TV this May, and appreciate the struggles that mothers go through for the love of their children.

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English also, please!

There’s a bill in Congress introduced by Pampanga Rep. Gloria M. Arroyo to enhance and strengthen the teaching of English in the grades – from preschool to tertiary level. She laments that English suffered a setback when DepEd introduced the bilingual policy decades back.

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‘Vida-contra’ stars

The most regal of all movie queens, Gloria Romero, is one. Early on in her career, Glo was cast in virginal and kooky roles. But some time in the ‘70s, the late Douglas Quijano cast her as a witch, yes “aswang,” in a Vilma Santos starrer “Lipad, Darna, Lipad.” It seemed unthinkable, but Douglas, an expert in casting, said, “Just wait and see.”

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Showbiz titles then

Let’s turn nostalgic and recall the ‘70s, ‘80s, and up to mid-‘90s when Philippine cinema was at its peak. In terms of box-office and artistry.

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Sharon and Maricel: The last of the movie queens

There are writers who describe the likes of Judy Ann Santos, Bea Alonzo, Angel Locsin, and Toni Gonzaga as movie queens. While they are popular actresses, they aren’t considered movie queens.

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