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Thursday, October 31, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 83: ROMEO VASQUEZ, VILMA SANTOS, CHRISTOPHER DE LEON IN "GUSTO KITA, MAHAL KO SIYA" (1980)


"Gusto Kita, Mahal Ko Siya" (1980)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date October 3, 1980
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy" Vinarao
Director of Photography Ben Lobo
Music Idan Cortez
Direction Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast Romeo Vasquez, Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon/ Also Starring Rosemarie Gil, Ripp Rivera, Maila Gumila, Moonie Stevens, Cora Guinto

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 82: TITO, VIC AND JOEY (IN THE TITLE ROLE), WITH CHANDA ROMERO, BAMBI ARAMBULO, CHIQUI HOLLMAN IN "MR. ONE-TWO-THREE" (1980)


"Mr. One-Two-Three" (1980)
GP Films
Release Date September 26, 1980
Story L. P. Calixto
Serialized in Pinoy Komiks
Direction F. H. Constantino and Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon/ with Chanda Romero, Bambi Arambulo, Chiqui Hollman/ Also Starring Lorli Villanueva, Soxy Topacio, Moody Diaz, Sabatini Fernandez

THE EIGHTIES # 81: EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, LLOYD SAMARTINO AND ELIZABETH OROPESA IN "SALAMAT... KAPATID KO!" (1980)


"Salamat... Kapatid Ko!" (1980)
Luis Enriquez Films
Release Date March 7, 1980
Direction Luis Enriquez
Cast Eddie Rodriguez, Lloyd Samartino and Elizabeth Oropesa
Movie Ad: Courtesy of James dela Rosa (Pelikula ATBP)

Friday, October 25, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 79: NORA AUNOR, JULIE VEGA AND DANTE RIVERO, WITH MARISSA DELGADO, DENCIO PADILLA, ROLDAN RODRIGO IN "ANAK NG ATSAY" (1980)


"Anak ng Atsay" (1980)
Larry Santiago Productions
Release Date September 18, 1980
Screenplay Jose F. Sibal
Music Frankie Cruz
Direction Lauro Pacheco
Cast Nora Aunor, Julie Vega and Dante Rivero/ Also Starring Marissa Delgado, Dencio Padilla, Roldan Rodrigo, Patria Plata, Ike Lozada, German Moreno, John Salvador, Jing Abalos, Mike Cohen




Nora Aunor and Julie Vega



 Dante Rivero and Julie Vega


Thursday, October 24, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 78: NIÑO MUHLACH (IN THE TITLE ROLE), PANCHITO, BABALU, MARISSA DELGADO, DONDON NAKAR AND INTRODUCING TECHIE AGBAYANI IN "JUAN TAMAD, JUNIOR" (1980)


"Juan Tamad, Junior" (1980)
D'Wonder Films, Inc.
Release Date September 12, 1980
Screenplay Joe 'Lad' Santos
Cinematography Hermo U. Santos
Music Nonong Avila
Story and Direction Arsenio 'Ka Boots' Bautista
Cast Niño Muhlach (in the title role), Pancito, Babalu, Marissa Delgado, Dondon Nakar/ Introducing Techie Agbayani/  Special Participation of Manuel Conde/ Also Starring Ike Lozada, German Moreno, Lucita Soriano, Don Pepot, Palito, Robert Miller, Danny Rojo, Jimmy Santos, Ernie David

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 77: PINKY DE LEON, ELIZABETH OROPESA, BETH BAUTISTA, DINDO FERNANDO, EDDIE GARCIA, RONALDO VALDEZ, RAUL ARAGON IN DANNY ZIALCITA'S "ANG KABIYAK" (1980)


"Ang Kabiyak" (1980)
Trigon Cinema Arts
Release Date September 5, 1980
Story and Screenplay Baby Nebrida, Danny Zialcita
Direction Danny L. Zialcita
Cast Pinky de Leon, Elizabeth Oropesa, Beth Bautista, Dindo Fernando, Eddie Garcia, Ronaldo Valdez, Raul Aragon

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 76: FERNANDO POE, JR., LITO LAPID, WITH JENNIFER CORTES, BAMBI ARAMBULO, PAQUITO DIAZ, DENCIO PADILLA IN "KALIBRE .45" (1980)


"Kalibre .45" (1980)
Mirick Films International
Release Date September 5, 1980
Produced by Jesse Chua
Direction Nilo Saez
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Lito Lapid/ Also Starring Jennifer Cortes, Bambi Arambulo, Paquito Diaz, Dencio Padilla, Romeo Rivera, Dick Israel and Mary Walter/ With a special participation of Eddie Garcia and a cast of thousands



Monday, October 21, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 75: LLOYD SAMARTINO, MYRNA CASTILLO, WITH LIZA LORENA, RIC RODRIGO, EDDIE GARCIA, MARISSA DELGADO, NICK ROMANO, JOONEE GAMBOA, ROI VINZON AND ORLANDO NADRES IN "PAG-IBIG KO, HATIIN NINYO" (1980)


"Pag-ibig Ko, Hatiin Ninyo" (1980)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date September 5, 1980
Story and Screenplay Joey Papa
Cinematography Ricardo M. Herrera
Music Idan Cortez
Direction Maryo J. delos Reyes
Cast Lloyd Samartino, Myrna Castillo, with Liza Lorena, Ric Rodrigo, Eddie Garcia, Marissa Delgado, Nick Romano, Joonee Gamboa, Roi Vinzon and Orlando Nadres/ Also Starring Ruben Rustia, Maila Gumila, Yolanda Luna, Mary Walter, Tito Arevalo, Louella

Sunday, October 20, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 74: VILMA SANTOS, AL TANTAY, MARK GIL, RICHARD ROMUALDEZ IN "ANG GALING-GALING MO... MRS. JONES" (1980)


"Ang Galing-Galing Mo... Mrs. Jones" (1980)
HPS Productions
Release Date August 29, 1980
Story Toto Belano
Screenplay Ruben Rustia
Music A.S. Verdan
Direction Cirio H. Santiago
Cast Vilma Santos, Al Tantay, Mark Gil, Richard Romualdez/ Also Starring Anna Gonzales, Vic Silayan, Josephine Manuel, Anita Linda, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Tintoy, Pepot

Friday, October 18, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 73: RUDY FERNANDEZ, DANTE VARONA, AZENITH BRIONES, VERONICA JONES, PAQUITO DIAZ IN "KOSA" (1980)


"Kosa" (1980)
C.G. Films International
Release Date August 22, 1980
Story Chat Gallardo
Screenplay Edgar Reyes
Cinematography Nestor Orense
Associate Director Ron Gallardo Pablo
Direction Jun Gallardo
Cast Rudy Fernandez, Dante Varona, Azenith Briones, Veronica Jones, Paquito Diaz/ Also Starring Mario Escudero, Tony Carreon, Arturo Moran, Robert Rivera, Angel Confiado, Katherine Santos, Ike Fernando, Amay Bisaya/ Introducing Rinna Ruiz/ Featuring Joko Diaz 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 72: NORA AUNOR, LITO LAPID IN MARIO O'HARA'S "KASTILYONG BUHANGIN" (1980)


"Kastilyong Buhangin" (1980)
Lotus Films
Release Date August 22, 1980
Writers Mario O' Hara, Mely Tagasa
Direction Mario O'Hara
Cast Nora Aunor, Lito Lapid/ Also Starring Tonio Gutierrez, Metring David, Allan Bautista, Mario Escudero, Soxy Topacio, Bella Flores, Mely Mallari, Edwin O' Hara, Chiqui del Carmen, Robert Padua, Maila Marcelo, Joel Lamangan, Eddie Nicart



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 71: AMY AUSTRIA (IN HER FIRST SOLO STARRING ROLE), PERLA BAUTISTA, VIC SILAYAN, SANDY ANDOLONG, GEORGE ESTREGAN, RUSTICA CARPIO, DONDON NAKAR IN "NANG BUMUKA ANG SAMPAGUITA" (1980)


"Nang Bumuka ang Sampaguita" (1980)
Seven Star Productions
Release Date August 20, 1980
Theme Song sung by Claire
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Edward Palmos
Cast Amy Austria (in her first solo starring role), Perla Bautista, Vic Silayan, Sandy Andolong, George Estregan, Rustica Carpio, Dondon Nakar

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 70: RIO LOCSIN, AL TANTAY AND GLORIA DIAZ IN "WILD ANIMALS" (1980)


"Wild Animals" (1980)
Regal Films
Release Date August 15, 1980
Direction Lando Perez Jacob
Cast  Rio Locsin, Al Tantay and Gloria Diaz
(Movie ad- courtesy of James dela Rosa)

Monday, October 14, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 69: ALMA MORENO, LORNA TOLENTINO, AMY AUSTRIA IN "UHAW SA KALAYAAN" (1980)


"Uhaw sa Kalayaan" (1980)
Regal Films
Release Date June 27, 1980
Direction Arsenio Boots Bautista
Cast Alma Moreno, Lorna Tolentino, Amy Austria
(Movie ad- courtesy of James dela Rosa)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 68: RUDY FERNANDEZ, ACE VERGEL, WITH GEORGE ESTREGAN, JENNIFER CORTEZ, ANITA LINDA, CONRAD POE, DENCIO PADILLA IN "TATAK ANGUSTIA" (1980)


"Tatak Angustia" (1980)
Four-N- Films
Release Date August 15, 1980
Screenplay Humilde 'Meek' Roxas
Cinematography Rudy Monteloyola
Music Clemente Soriano
Produced by Manny Nuqui
Direction Jerry Tirazona
Cast Rudy Fernandez, Ace Vergel/ Also Starring George Estregan, Jennifer Cortez, Anita Linda, Conrad Poe, Dencio Padilla, Mario Escudero, Baldo Marro

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 67: LLOYD SAMARTINO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), EDDIE GARCIA, MARISSA DELGADO, PIA MORAN, DENNIS ROLDAN IN CELSO AD CASTILLO'S "TOTOY BOOGIE" (1980)


"Totoy Boogie" (1980)
Lea Productions
Release Date August 14, 1980
Cinematography Ricardo Remias
Choreography Geleen Eugenio
Music Ernani Cuenco
Story, Screenplay and Direction Celso Ad Castillo
Cast Lloyd Samartino (in the title role), Eddie Garcia, Marissa Delgado, Pia Moran, Dennis Roldan/ Guest star- Rosanna Ortiz/ Roderick Paulate, Martin Marfil, Luis Benedicto, Alma Bonavie/ Special Participation of Anita Linda, Celso Ad Castillo/ Featuring Irish Buendia




Monday, October 7, 2019

THE EIGHTIES # 66: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, CHARO SANTOS, JAY ILAGAN, SANDY ANDOLONG, JOHNNY DELGADO, BOBOY GARROVILLO AND ARMIDA SIGUION-REYNA IN MIKE DE LEON'S "KAKABA-KABA KA BA?" (1980)


"Kakaba-Kaba Ka Ba?" (1980)
LVN Pictures
Released thru D'Wonder Films
Release Date August 8, 1980
Direction Mike de Leon
Cast Christopher de Leon, Charo Santos, Jay Ilagan, Sandy Andolong, Johnny Delgado, Boboy Garrovillo and Armida Siguion-Reyna/ Also Starring Joe Jardi, Leo Martinez, George Javier, Danny Javier, Nanette Inventor, Moody Diaz



Christopher de Leon and Charo Santos


Johnny Delgado


Charo Santos

Photos- from internet sources

Saturday, October 5, 2019

RIP, AMALIA FUENTES, 79/ SELECTED MOVIE ADS (1956-67)


Manila, Philippines – Amalia Fuentes, the former Movie Queen of Philippine cinema, passed away on Saturday (05 October) at the age of 79. This was confirmed by her nephew, former child star Niño Muhlach, in an Instagram post.

Fuentes’ granddaughter, Alyanna Martinez, also announced the late actress’ demise via her own post.

“It is with great sadness that I together with my siblings Alfonso and Alissa, inform you that our Grandmother, Amalia Amador Muhlach has taken her last breath this morning in the Philippines,” she wrote.

This was confirmed by her nephew, former child star Niño Muhlach, in an Instagram post.

Fuentes’ granddaughter, Alyanna Martinez, also announced the late actress’ demise via her own post.

“It is with great sadness that I together with my siblings Alfonso and Alissa, inform you that our Grandmother, Amalia Amador Muhlach has taken her last breath this morning in the Philippines,” she wrote.

According to Muhlach, Fuentes succumbed to cardiac arrest at 4 a.m.

“Dinala po siya sa St. Luke’s Medical Center] nung three [or] four days ago. Tapos nagkaroon na siya ng multiple organ failure, tapos lagi siyang nagse-seizure,” Muhlach told DZMM in describing Fuentes’ final days. (She was brought to St. Luke’s Medical Center either three or four days ago, then she had multiple organ failure and she always had seizures.)

Muhlach added that the veteran actress was “paralyzed” and “bed-ridden” over the past four years.

Details of the actress’ wake would later be announced, Muhlach added.

Dubbed as the “Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines” for her striking resemblance with the legendary Hollywood actress, Fuentes achieved leading lady status as she starred in various films for Sampaguita Pictures during the late ’50s to ‘60s.

Fuentes won the Famas best actress award for her role in “Ibulong mo sa Hangin” in 1967, and the 1973 Manila Film Festival best actress award for “Pag-Ibig Mo Buhay Ko!”

The screen legend was married twice, first to her love-team partner, actor Romeo “Bobby” Vasquez, from 1965 to 1969. Their union bore a daughter, Anna Lisa or Liezl, who later married actor Albert Martinez.

Liezl passed away in 2015 from breast cancer, aged 47. Vasquez died two years later after his daughter.

Fuentes’ second marriage was to American businessman Joey Stevens. However, the union did not last as the two later separated. The couple adopted a son during their time together. Stevens died in 2012. 
(Reposted via Inquirer.net)



Movie Confidential, July 1956


Literary Song-Movie Magazine, March 1, 1958



Movie World, May-June 1959


Songs and Stars Pictorial, June 1962





She was called "Miss Number One" when she burst the silver screen in 1956. Together with Mr.Number One, they were introduced in the movie, "Lydia," topbilled by Carmen Rosales and Rogelio de la Rosa. Their screen names were finally revealed in "Rodora" as Amalia Fuentes and Juancho Gutierrez. One of those early gimmicks or 'publicity stunts' being launched by movie studios to pump up interest among fans.




Literary Song Movie Magazine/ 1956
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Left- "Lydia" (1956)- Stars Carmen Rosales, Rogelio dela Rosa, Paraluman/ Introducing Miss Number One and Mr. Number One/ Directed by Armando Garces

Right- "Senorita" (1956)- Stars Gloria Romero, Ric Rodrigo/co-starring Miss Number One and Mr. Number Two/ Directed by Tony Cayado



Left- "Rodora" (1956)- Stars Paraluman, Van de Leon/ co-starring Amalia Fuentes and Juancho Gutierrez/ Directed by Mar S. Torres

Right- "Inang Mahal" (1956)- Stars Van De Leon, Amalia Fuentes, Juancho Gutierrez, Rosa Mia/ Directed by Octavio Silos


Amalia Fuentes, dubbed the "Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines," was another prized talent of Sampaguita Pictures. She was launched into full stardom together with Juancho Gutierrez in 1956 in the film, Movie Fan. As a young star, she starred in such memorable movies like Pretty Boy (1957); Amy, Susie and Tessie (1960); Estela Mondragon (1960); Dayukdok (1961) and Amaliang Mali-Mali (1962). She was often paired with then reel and real life partner, suave and debonair Romeo Vasquez, (see another post for the Amalia-Romeo starrers), from which she bore a child named Anna Liza or Liezl (Liezl is now happily married to actor Albert Martinez). During her entire career, she was nominated 5 times by the FAMAS and was awarded the 1966 FAMAS Best Actress in Gerry de Leon’s Ibulong Mo sa Hangin.

See Amalia Fuente- Romeo Vasquez Starrers


"Movie Fan" (1956) with Juancho Gutierrez




"Bituing Marikit" (1957) with Dolphy and Juancho Gutierrez

"Baby Bubut" (1958) with Juancho Gutierrez

"Baby Face" (1959) with Jose Mari

"Amy, Susie and Tessie" (1960) with Susan Roces and Tessie Agana



"Estela Mondragon" (1960) with the great Carmen Rosales



"Dayukdok" (1961) with Carmen Rosales and Luis Gonzales




"Tulisan" (1962) with Susan Roces




"Amaliang Mali-Mali" (1962) with Luis Gonzales



"Siyam na Langit" (1962) with Eddie Gutierrez




"Ang Senyorito at ang Atsay" (1963) with Juancho Gutierrez


"Ang Sangano at ang Colegiala' (1963) with Joseph Estrada


"3 Musketeras" (1964) with Bernard Bonnin



"Walang Hanggan!" (1964) with FPJ




"Mga Daliring Ginto" (1964) with Joseph Estrada





"Magandang Bituin" (1964) with Eddie Fernandez

"Dream Girl" (1965)



"Kulay Dugo ang Gabi" (1965)- A film by Gerry De Leon




"Oro Blanco" (1965) with Bernard Bonnin


"Ibulong Mo sa Hangin" (1966)



"Baril at Rosaryo" (1967) with FPJ

"The More I See You" (1967) with Eddie Mesa

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