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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 177: PHILLIP SALVADOR, CHANDA ROMERO, AMY AUSTRIA, GINA ALAJAR IN "AKO ANG HARI" (1981)


"Ako ang Hari" (1981)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
A Stallion Films, Inc. Presentation
Release Date May 8, 1981
Cinematography Ben Lobo
Music Rey Ramos
Written and Direction Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Phillip Salvador, Chanda Romero, Amy Austria, Gina Alajar/ Also Starring Anita Linda, Lito Anzures, Resty Sandel, Ding Salvador, Rene Hawkins, Baldo Marro and Ross Rival/ Special Participation of  Andy Poe

Monday, March 30, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 176: MARICEL SORIANO, WILLIAM MARTINEZ, WITH HERBERT BAUTISTA, HERO BAUTISTA, HARLENE BAITISTA IN "OH, MY MAMA" (1981)


"Oh, My Mama" (1981)
Good Harvest Productions
Release Date May 8, 1981
Direction Tony Pascua
Cast Maricel Soriano, William Martinez, with Herbert Bautista, Hero Bautista, Harlene Bautista, PeeWee Quijano, Eric Francisco, Lito Arevalo and The Wea Twins (Joy and Gay Pobre)


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 174: BEMBOL ROCO, REZ CORTEZ, DEBORAH SUN AND MELANIE MARQUEZ (IN THE TITLE ROLE) AS "ROSANG TATAK" (1981)


"Rosang Tatak" (1981)
JPM Productions, Inc.
Release Date May 1, 1981
Direction Maria Saret
Cast Bembol Roco, Rez Cortez, Deborah Sun and Melanie Marquez (in the title role)/ Introducing Jennifer Roco

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 173: CHIQUITO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), LIZA LORENA, MARIA TERESA CARLSON, WITH TINTOY, MOODY DIAZ, PALITO IN "MANG KEPWENG" (1981)


"Mang Kepweng" (1981)
GP Films
Release Date May 1, 1981
Based on the character created by Al Magat
Story and Direction F.H. Constantino
Cast Chiquito (in the tiotle role), Liza Lorena, Maria Teresa Carlson/ Also Starring Tintoy, Moody Diaz, Palito, Greg Lozano, Chuchi, Julie del Mar, Mary Walter, Mary Jane Castellvi, Asuncion Ramos

Monday, March 23, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 172: TONY FERRER, RHENE IMPERIAL, WITH ROMY DIAZ, NICK ROMANO, VAL IGLESIA AND CHARLIE DAVAO IN "SHOOT THE KILLER!" (1981)


"Shoot the Killer!" (1981)
Margarita Productions
Release Date April 24, 1981
Direction Efren C. Pinon
Cast Tony Ferrer, Rhene Imperial/ Also Starring Romy Diaz, Nick Romano, Val Iglesia and Charlie Davao/ Co-starring Brenda del Rio, Yehlen Catral, Camille Raymond/ Guests- Myrna Castillo, Conrad Poe, Max Alvarado

Sunday, March 22, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 171: CHIQUITO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), LIZ ALINDOGAN, TINTOY, BALOT, PALITO, DICK ISRAEL AND MAX ALVARADO IN "KUMANDER SUROT" (1981)


"Kumander Surot" (1981)
Emperor Films International, Inc.
Release Date April 24, 1981
Direction Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao
Cast Chiquito (in the title role), Liz Alindogan, Tintoy, Balot, Palito, Dick Israel, Greg Lozano, Tony Carrion, Moody Diaz, Baldo Marro and Max Alvarado

Friday, March 20, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 170: RUDY FERNANDEZ, AMY AUSTRIA, ERNIE GARCIA, CARMI MARTIN, REZ CORTEZ, PAQUITO DIAZ, DICK ISRAEL IN "LAYA" (1981)


"Laya" (1981)
CG Films International
Release Date April 24, 1981
Story and Screenplay Ben Buenaventura
Cinematography Nestor (Popoy) Orenze
Music Ernani Cuenco
Asst. Director Ron G. Pablo
Direction Jun Gallardo
Cast Rudy Fernandez, Amy Austria, Ernie Garcia, Carmi Martin, Rez Cortez/ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Dick Israel, Lucita Soriano, Jose Romulo/ Special Participation- Ruel Vernal

Thursday, March 19, 2020

THE EIGHTIES # 169: VILMA SANTOS, BETH BAUTISTA, RAUL ARAGON, MICHAEL DE MESA, EDDIE GARCIA IN "EX-WIFE" (1981)


"Ex-Wife" (1981)
Cinex Films, Inc.
Release Date April 22, 1981
Direction Eddie Rodriguez
Cast Vilma Santos, Beth Bautista, Raul Aragon, Michael de Mesa, Eddie Garcia/ with Liz Alindogan, Wendy Villarica, Rosemarie Gil, Lucita Soriano, Fred Montilla

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

RIP, LIBERTY ILAGAN, 76/ SELECTED MOVIE ADS (1958-71)

MANILA, Philippines – Former actress and one of Sampaguita Pictures'prized talent Liberty Ilagan passed away at the age of 76. 

Her 3 children – Happy Ongpauco-Tiu, Love Ongpauco-Fallorina, and Soeng Ongpauco confirmed the news in a joint statement released Tuesday, March 17.

"We are heartbroken to announce that our dearest Mom, Liberty Ilagan has joined our Creator. She lost her battle to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) complications and had a cardiac arrest."

"Our Mom lived a full and glorious life."

"Mom was a beautiful woman with a golden heart. She was a loving and wonderful mother to us, a doting Mamam to her grandchildren, and a caring and devoted wife. Above all, our mother was a true and faithful child of God."

"We are the luckiest children in the world to have had the privilege to call her Mom."

"Your prayers, loving thoughts and supportive words bring comfort to us during this time of sorrow. Though we will miss her terribly, we are happy that she is now free from suffering and is reunited with our Lord and all our loved ones who have gone on."

"Mom must be so touched to be remembered so fondly and be held in such high esteem by all of you. We are happy to have shared our MOM with you."

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Source: Rappler 

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:


"Lover Boy" (1958)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date November 26- December 5, 1958/ Dalisay
Story Bernadette Perez de Guzman
Screenplay Ben Feleo
Choreography Rally Calvo
Music Pastor de Jesus, Raul Silos and His Homerockers
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Susan Roces, Romeo Vasquez, Jose Mari/ Introducing Liberty Ilagan/ Featuring Wing Duo/ Also Starring Rod Navarro, Pacita Arana, Boy Planas, Etang Discher (Guest), Venchito Galvez, Isa Rino




"Kalabog en Bosyo" (1959)
Sampaguita Pctures, Inc.
Release Date April 15-24, 1959/ Dalisay
Story Larry Alcala
Serialized in Pilipino Komiks
Screenplay Lucas Paredes
Music Pastor de Jesus
Direction Tony Cayado
Cast Dolphy and Panchito, Eddie Arenas, Barbara Perez, Tito Galla, Greg Martin, Meldy Corrales, Liberty Ilagan/ with Priscilla Valdez, Eddie Gutierrez, Horacio Morelos, Charlie Davao 


 "Batas ng Alipin" (1959)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date May 25- June 3, 1959/ Dalisay
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks
Screenplay Medy Tarnate
Music Nestor Robles
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Tito Galla, Liberty Ilagan, Pablo Guevarra, Isa Rinio, Matimtiman Cruz, Priscilla Valdez, Eddie Gutierrez, Boy Alano, Aring Bautista


"Ipinagbili Kami Ng Aming Tatay" (1959)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date November 16-25, 1959/ Life
Story and Screenplay Luciano B. Carlos
Choreography Dolphy and Nikki
Music Pastor de Jesus
Direction Tony Cayado
Cast Dolphy, Juancho Gutierrez, Barbara Perez, Marlene Dauden, Liberty Ilagan. Gre Martin, Boy Planas, Rod Navarro, Eddie Gutierrez, Lito Legaspi, Boy Alano, The Wing Duo (Nikki and Angie), Meldy Corrales, Delia Marcos, Zeny Zabala/ Featuring Elizabeth Ramsey


"Kilabot sa Makiling" (1959)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date December 11- 20, 1959/ Dalisay
Story Jose Santos and Cecilio Pamintuan
Screenplay Bert Mendoza
Music Carding Cruz
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Mario Montenegro, Lolita Rodriguez, Van de Leon. 
Romeo Vasquez, Eddie Garcia, Liberty Ilagan
(Movie Ad: Courtesy of James de la Rosa/ Pelikula atbp)


"Isinakdal ko ng aking Ama" (1960)
Vera-Perez Productions
Released thru Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date February 4- 13, 1960/ Life
Story Dr. Fausto Galauran
Serialized in Bulaklak and Alimyon Magazines
Screenplay Emmanuel Borlaza
Music Dick Zamora
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Paraluman, Fred Montilla, Amalia Fuentes, Romeo Vasquez, Tito galla, Liberty Ilagan



"Tatlong Patak na Luha" (1960)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date February 1-28, 1960/ Dalisay
Story Eddie Naval
Aired over DZRH
Screenplay Chito Tapawan
Music Nestor Robles
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Carlos Salazar, Greg Martin, Liberty Ilagan/ with Zeny Zabala, Lito Legaspi, Boy Planas, Ven Medina, Pablo Guevarra, Aring Bautista, Matimtiman Cruz, Ely Roque, Lillian de Leon, Jose Villafranca and Juvy Cachola


"Estela Mondragon" (1960)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date August 22-31, 1960/ Life
Story Luz del Mundo 
Serialized in Bulaklak and Alimyon Magazines
Screenplay Chito Tapawan
Direction Mar S. Torres
Cast Carmen Rosales, Paraluman, Amalia Fuentes, Tito Galla, Liberty Ilagan, Eddie Gutierrez and the return of Ernesto La Guardia


(l-r) Carmen Rosales, Liberty Ilagan, Paraluman---
a scene from Sampaguita Pictures' "Estela Mondragon" (1960)

Eddie Gutierrez and Liberty Ilagan starred as young lovers trapped in a web of intrigue and sin in their first starring role in "Kaming Makasalanan." The movie, based from a novel created by Pablo S. Gomez, also starred Carmen Rosales, Rita Gomez, Katy dela Cruz, Eddie Garcia and Carlos Salazar.



"Kaming Makasalanan" (1960)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date November 10-19, 1960/ Life
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Serialized in Pilipino Komiks
Screenplay Luciano B. Carlos
Music Ariston Avelino
Direction Mar S. Torres
Cast Carmen Rosales, Rita Gomez, Katy dela Cruz, Eddie Garcia, Carlos Salazar, Etang Discher, Bella Flores, Ven Medina, Matimtiman Cruz and Eddie Gutierrez & Liberty Ilagan (in their first starring role)

"Dalawang Kalbaryo ni Dr. Mendez" (1961)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date April 4, 1961/ Dalisay
Story Manuel Songco
a DZRH Radio Serial
Screenplay Emmanuel Borlaza
Music Nestor Robles
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Paraluman, Mario Montenegro, Liberty Ilagan, Eddie Gutierrez, Eddie Garcia, Jean Lopez



"Tindahan ni Aling Epang" (1961)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date August 7- 16, 1961/ Life
Story Tina Loy and Mike Caguin
A DZXL Radio Serial
Music Restie Umali
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Jose Mari, Liberty Ilagan and Chiquito/ Co-starring Matimtiman Cruz, Rod Navarro, Mitos Seva, Georgie Quizon, Horacio Morelos, Lillian Laing, Venchito Galvez


 "Joey, Eddie and Lito" (1961)
Vera- Perez Productions
Released thru Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date September 16, 1961/ Life
Story Jose Leonardo
Screenplay Luciano B. Carlos
Music Pastor de Jesus
Direction Mar S. Torres
Cast Jose Mari, Eddie Gutierrez, Lito Legaspi, Amalia Fuentes, Susan Roces, Liberty Ilagan/ Co-starring Horacio Morelos, Jose Villafranca, Venchito Galvez, Cora Maceda, Nena Perez Rubio, Herminia Carranza, Nena Ledesma, Lucien Pan, Santiago Duenas, Felipe Gomez



"Ito ba ang aking Ina?" (1961)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date September 26- October 5, 1961/ Life
Story Mars Ravelo
Serialized in Tagalog Klasiks
Screenplay Ben Feleo
Music Constancio de Guzman
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Rita Gomez, Mario Montenegro, Liberty Ilagan, Eddie Garcia, Lito Legaspi



"Sugat sa Balikat" (1962)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date January 24 to February 2, 1962/ Life
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Serialized in Tagalog Klasiks
Screenplay Mike Caguin
Music Dr. Rodolfo Cornejo
Direction Ding M. de Jesus
Cast Carmen Rosales, Jose Mari, Liberty Ilagan, Rosa Mia, Naty Santiago, Mitos Seva, Chichay/ Co-starring Jose Morelos, Charlie Davao, Maria Victoria, Ven Medina, Boy Alano


"I Miss You So (Hinahanap-hanap Kita)" (1965)
Larry Santiago Productions
Release Date November 12-21, 1965/ Globe
Story Liberty Ilagan
Screenplay Conrado Conde
Music Restie Umali
Direction Lauro Pacheco
Cast Jose Mari, Liberty Ilagan/ Also Starring Lilia Dizon, Jerry Pons, Aruray, Margie Tanquintic, Lito Garcia and Ben Perez/ Featuring Electro-Maniacs/ Introducing Carlos Moran
(movie ads- Courtesy of James dela Rosa/ Pelikula ATBP)




"Blackmail!" (1966)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date March 26, 1966/ Globe
Music Carding Cruz
Direction Eddie Garcia
Cast Tony Ferrer (as Agent X-44), Liberty Ilagan, Bessie Barredo and Miriam Jurado/ Also Starring Rod Navarro, Victor Bravo, Rocco Montalban, Nort Nepomuceno, Danny Rojo, Ray Marcos and Manolo Noble/ Special Participation- Val Castelo/ Guest Performances- Max Alvarado, Bert Olivar, Jennings Sturgeon




"Target Domino" (1966)
Magna East Productions
Release Date June 1966/ Cinerama
Direction Danny L. Zialcita
Cast Romano Castellvi, Liberty Ilagan, Stella Suarez/ Also Starring Roberto Gonzalez, marissa Delgado, Ben Manalo, Jaime Castellvi, Jr., Lu-Cas, Al Bravo, Bert Asuncion, Rolando de Oca, Val Dalton, Andy canares, Nel dela Ysla and Arturo Lavides/ Guests- Bessie barredo, Tito Arevalo, Leni Trinidad, Val Magno and Rolando Aquino


"Master Fighter" (1967)
Bataan Film Productions, Inc.
Release Date April 14, 1967/ Cinerama
Music Juan Silos, Jr.
Executive Producer Mariano Bermejo, Jr.
Story, Screenplay and Direction Solano Gaudite
Cast Roberto Gonzalez (in the title role), Liberty Ilagan/ Also Starring Johnny Monteiro, Eddie Torrente/ In order of Appearance- Jose Garcia, Bert Olivar, Larry Silva, Ben Perez, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Andy Garchitorena, Martin Marfil, Itoy Victoria, Chito Reyes, Rocco Montalban, Ruben Ramos, Tony Villar, Flor Bien, Ernie White, Nort Nepomuceno/ Featuring Johnny Carranza, Fao Ying, Protacio Dy, Tito Aquino, Antipas Celerio, Ernie Ortega, Crisostomo Cruz and Frank Zarate/ with Anna Ledesma, Rod Felix (in aa very special roles)






"Hammerhead" (1967)
Bonanza Productions
Released thru Puzon Film Exchange
Release Date April 28, 1967/ Globe
Direction Danny L. Zialcita (DLZ)
Cast Bernard Bonnin, Liberty Ilagan/ Also Starring Elsa Bouffard, Leni Trinidad, Vivian Lorrain, Eva Marie, Ben Perez and Eddie Arenas/ In Cameo Roles- Johnny Monteiro, Martin Marfil, Flor Bien, Renato del Prado,Eli Salas, Andy Canares/ In special role- Mario Paje





"Masquerade" (1967)
Emar Pictures
A BZ Productions
Release Date December 31, 1967/ Center
Direction Danny L. Zialcita
Cast Bernard Bonnin, Marlene Dauden, Liberty Ilagan/ Also Starring Ben Perez, Vic Silayan, Alfonso Carvajal, Martin Marfil, Vic Andaya, Maria Hernandez and Eddie Arenas/ with Jack Davis (in a very special role)










screencaps- Courtesy of SOFIA




"Ang Dayuhan" (1968)
RTG Productions
Release Date February 2, 1968/ Globe
Direction Efren Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Liberty Ilagan, Van de Leon, Paquito Diaz, Lito Anzures/ Also Starring Norma Blancaflor, Victor Bravo, Manolo Robles, Pablo Virtuoso, Dencio Padilla, Vic Varrion, Mario Escudero, Romy Diaz, Resty Sandel, Bob Padilla, Joe Cunanan




Fernando Poe, Jr. starred as a mysterious gunslinger (Marco/Daniel Barrion), who came to town and was mistaken by Donya Isabel (Norma Blancaflor) to be the person she hired to help her problem with Don Jose (Van de Leon), her second husband. Greed consumed Don Jose, enlisted a band of notorious gunslingers to eliminate the daughter (Liberty Ilagan) to claim the family's wealth.



FPJ and Liberty Ilagan



"Brainwash (Inaliping Pag-iisip)" (1968)
Adroit Productions
Release Date April 4, 1968/ Dalisay
Director of Photography Mars Rasca
Music Demet Velasquez
Producer and Director Ruben S. Abalos
Cast Liberty Ilagan, Ronaldo Valdez, Stella Suarez, Jack Davis/ Also Starring Ben Perez, Ely Ramos, Jr., Vic Andaya, Gabby Paile, Liza Belmonte/ with Edgar Rivas, Mario Paje, Elmer Imperial, Nel de la Ysla, Roger Villar, Candy Pimentel, Bert Asuncion, Rhodora, Frank Godinez and Thunder Boys


"Simula ng Walang Hanggan" (1968)
W.S. Torres Productions
Release Date May 18, 1968/ Gala
Music Restie Umali
Story and Direction Jose Flores Sibal
Cast Marlene Dauden, Liberty Ilagan, Lito Legaspi and Arnold Mendoza (in a very special role)/ Also Starring Renato Robles, Nello Nayo, Dely Villanueva, Dalton de Castro



"Naglalagablab na Gabi" (1968)
Adroit Films
Release Date August 10, 1968/ Center
Screenplay Pierre L. Salas
Music Tito Arevalo
Story and Direction Ruben S. Abalos
Cast Barbara Perez, Liberty Ilagan, Lourdes Medel, Lucita Soriano, Marissa Delgado and Vic Vargas


"Brownout" (1969)
Adroit Films
4 Stories/ 4 Directors
Release Date February 26, 1969/ Center
Story Liberty Ilagan
Screenplay Conrado Conde
Music Tito Arevalo
Directors Ruben Abalos, Artemio Tecson, Conrado Conde, Gerardo de Leon
Cast Vic vargas, Barbara Perez, Eddie Gutierrez, Liberty Ilagan, Lito Legaspi, Ronaldo valdez, Norma Ledesma, Loretta Marquez, Jimmy Morato/ Also Starring Alicia Alonzo, Patsy (Mateo), Veronica Palileo, Bert Marcelo, Minda Morena, Willie Dado, Eddie Ilagan, Apolonio Abadeza, Barba Cui, Max Taeza, Sabas San Juan, Agnes Alvarez and Tito Arevalo/ Special Participation- Cora Varona, Lito Francisco, Joe Canlas, Bert Garon/ Introducing Lulu, Doyet, Carlo Sovero



"Ito Ba ang Pag-ibig?" (1971)
Jela Productions
Release Date May 9, 1971
Story Rico Bello Omagap
Screenplay and Direction Abraham Cruz
Cast Luis Gonzales, Bert LeRoy, Jr. and Liberty Ilagan/ Guest star- Perla Bautista


"Paligayahin Mo Ako!!!" (1971)
Dayang Dayang Pictures
Release Date June 6, 1971
Story and Screenplay Gemini
Cinematography Justo Paulino
Theme song composed by Levi Celerio and Ruben Vega
Theme song sung by Carmen Patena
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Mariano Naning Padilla
Cast Andy Poe, Ronaldo Valdez, Amado Cortez and Liberty Ilagan/ Also Starring Gina Laforteza, Delia Dolor, Ella Madrid, Martin Marfil, Patricia Mijares, Jose Villafranca, Ely Roque, Conchita Morales, Vic Varrion, Ding salvador, Bello Borja, D' Vultures, Johnny long and manok/ Guest Stars- Bert Martinez, Tommy Angeles, Ramon Olmos


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