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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


In 1961, Joseph Estrada was tapped to portray the true-to life story of Asiong Salonga, a notorious gang leader from Tondo. The movie was a big blockbuster during its theater run and eventually made Estrada an instant star.

Left- Asiong Salonga (1961)- Stars Joseph Estrada, Jose Padilla, Jr., Yolanda Guevarra, Guia Gomez, Paquito Diaz, Vic Diaz/ Directed by Pablo Santiago

Right- Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ February 28, 1961

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Left- Tulisan (1962)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Susan Roces, Tito Galla, Greg Martin, Tony Marzan, Zeny Zabala, Ely Roque, Pedro Faustino/ Directed by Jose de Villa

Based from the story by prolific writer Pablo S. Gomez and serialized in Hiwaga Komiks, Tulisan was adapted into the silver screen by Sampaguita Pictures in 1961. Dubbed as "the nation's most explosive stars, breathlessly awaited by millions, in the most electrifying clash of the year." The studio's big guns Amalia Fuentes and Susan Roces in one of their earlier screen appearances together as major stars.

Tulisan - Story by Pablo S. Gomez/ Penned by Nestor Redondo/ Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks/ 1961

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Tatlong Baraha (1961)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Amado Cortez and Eddie Rodriguez/ Cecilia Lopez, Lyn D'Amour, Gloria Sevila/ Directed by Fely Crisostomo

Tatlong Baraha tells of three friends known for their individual expertise in different kinds of weapons (gun, knife and bullwhip) who parted ways because of differences. Who will win in the end? Writer-illustrator Virgilio Redondo, creator of Palos and Gagamba, was able to keep his readers in suspense during its serial run in Espesyal Komiks in 1961. The komiks serial novel was eventually adapted into movies by Hollywood FarEast Production, the same outfit that made FPJ a box-office action star in Markado in 1960. FPJ played the role of Orlando, the knife wielder, Amado Cortez as Merlin Mendez, the fast drawing gunslinger and Eddie Rodriguez as bullwhip-lashing Roldan Mojica.

Tatlong Baraha- Story and penned by Virgilio Redondo/ serialized in Espesyal Komiks/ 1961

Monday, October 20, 2008


In 1967, young Vilma Santos appeared briefly in The Longest Hundred Miles, an international movie starred in by Hollywood stars like Doug McCLure, Katherine Ross (The Graduates, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) and Ricardo Montalban (TV series' Fantasy Island). Ably supported by veteran Filipino talents--- Ronald Remy, Vic Silayan, Berting Labra, Vic Diaz, Danilo Jurado and Helen Thompson.

The Longest Hundred Miles (1967)- Stars Doug McClure, Katherine Ross and Ricardo Montalban/ with Ronald Remy, Helen Thompson, Berting Labra, Vic Silayan Vic Diaz, Vilma Santos, Danilo Jurado/ Directed by Don Weis

(Courtesy of happyslix)

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Alamat ng 7 Kilabot (1967)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Jess Lapid, Bob Soler and Zaldy Zshornack/ with Dan Moreno and Roberto Talabis/ Introducing Andy Poe/ Directed by Armando A. Herrera

Andy Poe is the real Fernando Poe, Jr. He was third of six siblings, born after Elizabeth, Ronald Allan and after Genevieve (or Jenny), Frederick and Evangeline. He had to assume another screen name when his real name was used by his brother, Ronald Allan Poe. He was introduced as Andy Poe in the 1967 western movie, Alamat ng 7 Kilabot, starred in by top action stars that time. In his second movie, Matimbang ang Dugo sa Tubig, he shared top billing with his brother, Da King himself, FPJ. He gained full stardom in Jingy and El Nino, both released in 1968.

Matimbang ang Dugo sa Tubig (1967)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Andy Poe, Perla Bautista, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo and Quiel Segovia/ Directed by D'Lanor

Jingy (1968)- Stars Andy Poe, Paquito Diaz, Alicia Alonzo, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Pablo Virtuoso, Dencio Padilla/ Directed by Efren Reyes

Dos Por Dos (1967)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Andy Poe and George Estregan/ with Imelda Ilanan, Mary Ann Murphy, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz/ Directed by Armando Garces

El Nino (1968)- Stars Andy Poe, Pilar Pilapil, Berting Labra, Rocco Montalban, Resty Sandel, Joaquin Fajardo and Leticia Ojera/ Directed by D'Lanor

Ang Nabubuhay sa Baril (1969)- Stars Andy Poe, Liza Lorena, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, manolo Robles,Vic Varrion, Mario Escudero, Resty Sandel, Romy Diaz, Roberto Talabis, Dencio Padilla/ Directed by Jose De Villa

Brothers For Hire (1969)- Stars Andy Poe, George Estregan, Mario Montenegro, Imelda Ilanan, Mary Ann Murphy, Paquito Diaz and Romy Diaz/ Directed by Augusto Buenaventura

Mga Alabastro (1969)- Stars Bob Soler, Eddie Gutierrez, Andy Poe, Jojo Salvador, Ace York, Rosemarie Gil, Nova Villa/ Directed by Armando A. Herrera

Durando (1970)- Stars Andy Poe, Paquito Diaz, Eddie Garcia and Merle Fernandez/ with Ding Salvador, Ruel Vernal/ Introducing Daria Ramirez/ Directed by Leroy Salvador

Gonzales (1970)- Stars Andy Poe, Rosanna Ortiz, Eva Marie, Mona Lissa, Anna Ledesma/ Directed by Leroy Salvador

The Alvarados (1970)- Stars Andy Poe, George Estregan, Angelito Marquez and Leopoldo Salcedo/ with Rosanna Ortiz, Anita Linda, Berting Labra, Boy ALano/ Directed by Artemio Marquez

Bugoy (1971)- Stars Andy Poe, Paquito Diaz, Robert Jaworski, Rebecca, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Nello Nayo/ Featuring Romy Diaz and Zernan Manahan/ Directed by D'Lanor

Dimasupil Brothers (1971)- Stars Andy Poe, Paquito Diaz, Robert Jaworski, Romy Diaz, Jumbo, Alberto 'Big Boy' Reynoso Freddie Webb and Lou Salvador, Sr./ Directed by Manuel Cinco

Bank Robbery (1971)- Stars Tony Ferrer, Andy Poe, Nick Romano and Rosanna Ortiz/ with Leopoldo Salcedo, Martin Marfil, Bruno Punzalan, Jose Vilafranca/ Directed by Armando de Guzman

Berdugo (1972)- Stars Andy Poe, Paquito Diaz, Robert Jaworski and Leopoldo Salcedo/ with Rebecca, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Nello Nayo, Ruel Vernal/ Directed by D'Lanor

The Cat Patrol (1972)- Stars Andy Poe, Fred Galang, Ricky Rogers, Scarlett Revilla, Lorelei and Eva Linda/ Directed by Fred Galang

Kung Matapang Ka! (1972)- Stars Andy Poe, Romy Diaz, Pablo Virtuoso, Roderick Paulate and Divina Valencia/ with Martin Marfil, Avel Morado, Renato Del Prado/ Directed by Manuel Cinco

Friday, October 10, 2008


Besides scaling the walls and doing dangerous stunts in countless unforgettable movies as Alyas Palos and Alyas Gagamba, one of country's 60s top action stars Bernard Bonnin also starred in another but less popular Pinoy movie hero--- as Captain Karate.

Captain Karate (1965)- Stars Bernard Bonnin, Max Alvarado, Bessie Barredo, Johnny Stuart, Margie Tanquintic, Tugak and the SOS Daredevils/ Directed by George E. Rowe

Target: Captain Karate (1968)- Stars Bernard Bonnin, Divina Valencia, Vic Silayan, Bert Olivar, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Elas Bouffard/ Directed by George Rowe

Monday, October 6, 2008


When Sampaguita was in the process of scouting for an actress to play the role of Maldita, another popular F.V. Coching character in Pilipino Komiks, Coching insisted on Rita Gomez, whom he had seen in the Gerry de Leon film, Ang Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo (based on Amado Yasona komiks serial). His choice could not have been more apt as the film went on to become one of the top moneymakers in 1953. Gomez was herself on her way to becoming a fine performer, as attested to by her Famas Best Actress award in the 1958 adaptation of another Coching komiks serial Talipandas, playing the character of the bar girl with a heart of gold, which was also one of the country’s official entries to the Asian Film Festival that year.

Maldita (1953)- Stars Rita Gomez, Pancho Magalona, Boy Alano, Tony Cayado, Bella Flores, Aruray, Martin Marfil/ Directed by Enrique Moreno (or Eddie Romero)

Maldita- Story and penned by Franscico V. Coching/ serialized in Pilipino Komiks/ 1953

Left- Talipandas (1958)- Stars Rita Gomez, Luis Gonzales, Van de Leon, Carlos Salazar, Bella Flores, Zeny Zabala, Pacita Arana, Ely Roque/ Directed by Conrado Conde

Right- Talipandas- Story and penned by Fransciso V. Coching/ serialized in Espesyal Komiks/ 1958

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Barbaro is an adventure komiks novel about Sabas, a man who was driven by cruelty and oppression to become the sworn enemy of the colonial government. Barbaro was Coching’s first epic tackling the theme of Filipinos revolting against their Spanish colonial masters and it became one of his most popular works. The komiks serial spawned a sequel entitled El Indio featuring Sabas’ son. (Komiklopedia)

It was adapted into the movies in 1951 and emerged as one of the top ten box-office hits that year. Playing Barbaro was Pancho Magalona with reel-and-real partner Tita Duran as his love intersest. The movie was directed by Enrique Moreno, later to be known as Eddie Romero.

Barbaro (1952)- Stars Pancho Magalona, Tita Duran, Tessie Martinez, Bert Olivar, Tony Cayado, Jose de Villa, Chichay, Pedro Faustino, Totoy Torrente, Martin Marfil/ Directed by Enrique Moreno (or Eddie Romero

Friday, October 3, 2008


From my mail box---

What you see below
are not see-thru skirts. They are actually prints on the skirts to make it look as if the panties are visible. And these are the current rage in Japan ...

Can you believe this???


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