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Sunday, September 26, 2021

RIP, JANET BORDON, 61/ SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY (1977-83)

Former actress Janet Bordon has passed away. She was 61 years old. Her brother Rozel confirmed the news with GMA News Online.

“Aug. 29, from her last procedure at Stanford Hospital, the spreading of cancer in her body affected her internal organs and the medical doctors can’t do any surgery no more,” he said.

“She was sent home with the help of hospice nurses to take care of her. She was surrounded with the love and prayer vigils of the family ‘til her last breath.”

Source: GMA Online : see link
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/showbiz/chikaminute/804395/janet-bordon-former-actress-dies-at-61/story/

=====SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY=====

"Ako si Emma, Babae!," the movie that made newcomer starlet Janet Bordon a big star in 1977. The movie deals with the sensitive issue of 'transsexualism,' where Bordon plays the role of a male who undergo a sex change.


"Ako si Emma, Babae!" (1977)
Release Date June 3, 1977
Screenplay Diego C. Cagahastian
Cinematography Fredy Conde
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Augusto Buenaventura
Cast Rudy Fernandez, George Estregan, Allan Valenzuela, Rosemarie Gil and Janet Bordon (in the title role)/ Also Starring Raquel Monteza, Charina ALonzo, Tina Artillaga, Merle Tuazon, Ike Fernando, Ruben Rustia, Nenita Jana, Carpi Asturias


"Lalaki, Babae Kami!" (1977)
Alaminos Films
Release Date August 26, 1977
Direction Danny Zialcita
Cast Pinky de Leon, Chanda Romero, Janet Bordon and Alona Alegre/ with George Estregan, Eddie Garcia, Raul Aragon and Tommy Abuel/ Also Starring Johnny Vicar, Cecilia Lopez, Dick Israel, Anita Linda and Ruel Vernal

"Ben Boga" (1978)
SQ Film Productions
Release Date March 31, 1978
Story Tony S. Mortel
Cinematography Ramon Marcelino
Music George Canseco
Associate Director Felix E. Dalay
Direction Jerry O. Tirazona
Cast Tony Ferrer/ Also Starring Janet Bordon, Charlie Davao, Conrad Poe, Arnold Mendoza and Nancy de los Santos/ Co-starring Joe Sison, Ben Dato, Rey Sagum, Robert Talby, Golay and Val Iglesia


"Biyak na Manyika" (1979)
Agrix Films Production, Inc.
Release Date March 16, 1979
Story and Screenplay Toto Belano
Cinematography Eduardo 'Toto' Jacinto
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Music George Canseco
Direction Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast Gloria Romero, Phillip Salvador, Alicia Alonzo, Brenda del Rio, Ruby Ana, Chona Castillo and Janet Bordon (in the title role)/ Also Starring Manny Luna, Romeo Rivera, Mary Walter, Greg Lozana, Jesse Lee, Dray Dadivas, Angie Magbanua, Bernard Valle, Joey Infante, Allan Jayme Rabaya/ Introducing Ramon Recto/ Featuring Mae Cendana, Sino Band

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"4 na Maria" (1980)
Agrix Film Production, Inc.
Release Date January 4, 1980
Screenplay Tom Adrales
Production Design Fiel Zabat
Cinematography Joe Batac, Jr.
Editor Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Music Idan Cortez
Direction Maryo J. delos Reyes
Cast Charo Santos, Janet Bordon, Julie Ann Fortich and Lorna Tolentino/ Also Staring Roel Vergel de Dios, Ronald Corveau, Lloyd Samartino, Bobby Sandico/ C-starring Mario Montenegro, Gloria Sevilla, Francis Montilla, Anita Linda and Chichay/ Special Participation of Lirio Vital



"Rocky Tu-Log" (1980)
Emperor Films International, Inc.
Release Date October 3, 1980
Direction Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao
Cast Chiquito (in the title role), Janet Bordon, Nova Villa/ Also Starring Tintoy, Dencio Padilla, Martin Marfil, Rody Manlapaz, Moody Diaz, Debraliz, Pedro Adigue/ with the special participation of Ike Lozada and German Moreno


"Sa Pagitan ng Dalawang Diablo" (1980)
Showbiz, Inc.
Release Date November 13, 1980
Direction Efren C. Pinon
Cast Jess Lapid, Jr., Rio Locsin, Anthony Alonzo, Janet Bordon, Pia Moran


"Tatlong Hari" (1980)
Golden Movie Arts Corporation
Release Date November 27, 1980
Cinematography Louie Chiong
Direction Carlo Lopez
Cast Bembol Roco, Phillip Salvador, Robin Aristorenas/ with Janet Bordon, Jennifer Cortes, Julie Ann Fortich/ Also Starring Philip Gamboa, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Johnny Wilson, Renato del Prado, Larry Silva, Mario Montalban, Amay Bisaya, Robert Talby, Baldo Marro, Romy Nario, Avel Morado, Arthur Cervantes, Nelly Cavestany







"Boy Ulo ng Tondo" (1981)
JPM Productions
Release Date January 16, 1981
Direction Zoilo Romero, Jr.
Cast Roberto Gonzalez, Janet Bordon, Pia Moran, George Estregan and Ben Ulo, Jr. (in the title role)

"Hanapin si Jake Romano" (1981)
LuisMar Film Productions
Release Date November 27, 1981
Direction Armando Ruiz David
Cast Anthony Alonzo, Janet Bordon, Veronica Jones, Cecille Castillo, Paquito Diaz, Dencio Padilla, Dick Israel, Ruel Vernal, Doris Austria

"Labag sa Batas" (1982)
Supreme Motion Pictures, Inc.
Release Date Apri1, 1982
Screenplay Edgardo M. Reyes
Cinematography Ricardo Herrera
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction Leonardo L. Garcia
Cast Ramon Revilla, Janet Bordon, Chito Ponce Enrile, George Estregan, Dinah Dominguez, Arnold Mendoza, Max Alvarado, Michael Murray and Nick Romano

"Sabayan" (1982)
GP Films
Release Date June 18, 1982
Story and Screenplay Greg Macabenta
Direction Junar
Cast Jun Aristorenas, Dante Varona, Janet Bordon and Rosemarie de Vera/ Also Starring Rommel Valdez, Romy Diaz, Johnny Wilson


 "Ninong" (1982)
Baby Pascual Films and Associates
Release Date July 16, 1982
Direction Efren C. Pinon
Cast Rhene Imperial, Roland Dantes, George Estregan, Janet Bordon, Carmi Martin, Carmen Ronda/ Also Starring Charlie Davao, Ramil Rodriguez, Nick Romano, Philip Gamboa, Michael Murray, Vic Diaz, Paquito Diaz, Allan Bautista, Greggy Liwag, Ruel Vernal, Dick Israel, Val Iglesia and Max Alvarado/ with Leopoldo Salcedo, Ike Lozada, Pugak & Tugak and Manny Luna


"Virgin People" (1983)
Topaz Film Productions
Release Date January 27, 1983
Produced by Jun T. Dominguez
Direction Celso Ad Castillo
Cast Janet Bordon, Myrna Castillo, Pepsi Paloma and Ernie Garcia

Saturday, September 25, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 777: PILAR PILAPIL, ELIZABETH OROPESA, RIO LOCSIN, CHAT SILAYAN, LALA MONTELIBANO, DINDO FERNANDO, EDU MANZANO IN CELSO AD. CASTILLO'S "KAILAN TAMA ANG MALI?" (1986)


"Kailan Tama ang Mali?" (1986)
Viva Films
Release Date January 21, 1985
Story and Screenplay Amado Lacuesta, Jr.
Cinematography Romeo Vitug
Editor Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Production Design Manny Morfe
Music George Canseco
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Direction Celso Ad. Castillo
Cast Pilar Pilapil, Elizabeth Oropesa, Rio Locsin, Chat Silayan, Lala Montelibano, Dindo Fernando, Edu Manzano

 

THE EIGHTIES # 776: SARSI EMMANUELLE, ERNIE GARCIA, CRISTINA CRISOL, TONY SANTOS, SR., ROBERT AREVALO, ROSEMARIE GIL IN "NUDE CITY" (1986)


"Nude City" (1986)
Ian Film Productions
Release Date January 18, 1986
Direction Romy Suzara
Cast Sarsi Emmanuelle, Ernie Garcia, Cristina Crisol, Tony Santos, Sr., Robert Arevalo, Rosemarie Gil/ with Vida Verde, Brandy Ayala, Vodka Zobel, Stella Strada, Jr.

THE EIGHTIES # 775: MICHAEL DE MESA, JOEL TORRE, LALA MONTELIBANO AND ANNA MARIE GUTIERREZ IN PEQUE GALLAGA'S "UNFAITHFUL WIFE" (1985)


"Unfaithful Wife" (1986)
Regal Films
Release Date January 11, 1986
Screenplay Rosauro dela Cruz
Director of Photography Eduardo Jacinto
 Film Editing Jesus Navarro
Production Design Don Escudero
Music Dionisio Buencamino
Produced by Madie Gallaga
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Peque Gallaga
Cast Michael de Mesa, Joel Torre, Lala Montelibano and Anna Marie Gutierrez



Original theatrical poster of "Unfaithful Wife"

 

Friday, September 24, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 774: CHIQUITO, NOVA VILLA, PANCHITO, ELSA AGANA, ROSEMARIE GIL, HARLENE BAUTISTA, TINTOY, TOM-TOM AND PAQUITO DIAZ IN "ROCKY FOUR-MA" (1986)

A Pinoy movie spoof on Sylvester Stallone hit movie, "Rocky 4." Chiquito starred as "Rocky Four-Ma"!


"Rocky Four-Ma" (1986)
Bo-Mel Films International
Release Date January 10, 1986
Story and Screenplay Bonnie Paredes, Mandy Plaridel
Cinematography Armando de Guzman
Film Editor Ruben Natividad
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction Jose (Pepe) Wenceslao
Cast Chiquito, Nova Villa, Panchito, Elsa Agana, Rosemarie Gil, Harlene Bautista, Tintoy, Tom-Tom and Paquito Diaz/ Special participation- Jun Aristorenas, Don Pepot, Palito/ Also Starring Eddie Infante, Tatlong Pinoy, Tenny Domnguez, Odette Khan, Rommel Valdez, Avel Morado, Romy Nario, Jun Santos, Roger Miranda, Vic Pola, Rolly Felipe, Ros Olgado, Garry Concepcion, Armando Lambino, Mike Toledo



 

THE EIGHTIES # 773: DAN ALVARO, CARMI MARTIN, JOEL TORRE, ROBERT AREVALO, CELSO AD. CASTILLO, ELVIRA MANAHAN, PERLA BAUTISTA, GLAIZA HERRADURA IN MARIO O' HARA'S "BAGONG HARI" (1986)


"Bagong Hari" 91986)
Cineventures, Inc.
Release Date January 10, 1986
Direction Mario O' Hara
Story and Screenplay Frank Rivera
Cinematography Johnny Araojo, Romulo Araojo
Film Editing Efren Jarlego
Sound Rolly Ruta
Music Tony Aguilar
Cast Dan Alvaro, Carmi Martin, Joel Torre, Robert Arevalo, Celso Ad. Castillo, Elvira Manahan, Perla Bautista, Glaiza Herradura/ Also Starring Ruel Vernal, Lito Anzures, Max Laurel, Toby Alejar, Don Pepot, Becky Misa, Joel Lamangan, Greg Sta. Ines, Jerry O'Hara, Dante Balois and Liza Lorena


THE EIGHTIES # 772: TITO, VIC & JOEY, JANICE DE BELEN, AGA MUHLACH AND INTRODUCING IAN KRISTOFER DE LEON IN "SUPER WAN-TU-TRI" (1985)


"Super Wan-Tu-Tri" (1986)
Regal Films
Release Date January 4, 1986
Story and Screenplay Jose Javier Reyes and Luciano B. Carlos
Cinematography Gener Buenaseda
Editing Efren Jarlego
Music Homer Flores
Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Tito, Vic & Joey, Janice de Belen, Aga Muhlach/ Introducing Ian Kristofer de Leon/ Special participation- Lani Mercado/Also Starring Ramil Rodriguez, Val Sotto, Debraliz, Balot, Palito, Christopher Paloma, Jaime Fabregas, Metring David, Jimmy Santos, Tony Gozalves


Thursday, September 23, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 771: REDFORD WHITE (IN THE TITLE ROLE), RODERICK PAULATE, EMILY LOREN, DON PEPOT, TATLONG ITLOG, JOAQUIN FAJARDO, MANING BATO IN "HEE MAN, MASTER OF NONE" (1985)


"Hee Man, Master of None" (1985)
Cine International Group, Inc.
1985 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1985
Cinematography Ramon Marcelino
Editor Ruben Natividad
Optical and Animation Rolly Santiago
Music Rey Ramos
Written and Directed by Tony Y. Reyes
Cast Redford White (in the title role), Roderick Paulate, Emily Loren, Don Pepot, Tatlong Itlog, Joaquin Fajardo, Maning Bato/ Also Starring Imelda Caparas, Ernie Ortega, Mario Escudero, Thesa Madrid

THE EIGHTIES # 770: GINA ALAJAR, MICHAEL DE MESA, EDU MANZANO, CARIDAD SANCHEZ AND KATRIN GONZALEZ IN LINO BROCKA'S "ANO ANG KULAY NG MUKHA NG DIYOS?" (1985)

Fidel Alipio (Michael de Mesa) collects tong from passing jeepneys for the traffic cops. He is in love with Lani (Gina Alajar), a bar girl. He cannot stand to see her with other men. One day, he proposes to her. They are married but their honeymoon is cut short when they run out of funds. Much to his objections, Lani returns to the bar. One of her steady customers is Mr. Perez, whom he suspects to be her lover. One night after a misunderstanding, he accidentally shoots him dead. He is sentenced to die in the electric chair.

Lani finds herself pregnant. She tells Fidel but he refuses to believe it is his child. The baby is born and is christened Maripi (Katrin Gonzales). She suffers from complications and becomes blind. Lani has to fend for the two of them. She becomes a street walker. While she is away, Maripi is cared for by Celing, an aging, former bar girl who runs a sari-sari store and has no family. Lani and Maripi live in her house but are not charged rent.

One night, Lani is picked up by the police for vagrancy. Rudy Velez (Edu Manzano), a news reporter, convinces the superintendent to release her. He drives her home and meets Maripi. He tries to convince her to turn a new leaf. Lani listens to Rudy and applies for a job in a department store. She gets accepted as a shop girl and is in charge of the perfumery section. However, the store manager, who knows her to be a former hooker, eyes her lasciviously.

One night, while Lani and Rudy are away, thieves break into the store. Celing wakes up and is stabbed by the assailants. Maripi cries for help. There is now no one to care for her blind child. Lani brings her to her place of work. The store manager castigates her for doing so, in contravention of the rules. Lani becomes angry and sweeps the perfume bottles off the counter. She is slapped a bill for the broken bottles; she has no money to pay for them. She asks for reconsideration; he insinuates a sexual favor.

Lani is as cynical as ever. She goes back to street walking. Maripi is left alone in the house. One day, Rudy picks her up in church as she is beseeching the Lord Almighty for favors. He brings her to an eye specialist. He is told that she could regain her eyesight if someone would donate a pair of eyes. But it has to come from someone who has just died within twenty-four hours prior to the operation and who is not sick.

Rudy decides to write an appeal for a donor in his paper. But, upon the proddings of his
editor, the writeup is sensationalized. Lani is edited out of the story and Maripi is made to look like an orphan. Fidel Alipio, now a changed man, reads about it and, knowing that his end is near, offers his eyes. A meeting is set between Maripi and her donor. As it is a hot item, Rudy is told to cover it. There is surprise and glee when Fidel discovers Lani
and Maripi. He is reunited with them and now accepts her as his child. The paper plays up the reconciliation. The next few days are a happy one for the family. They are together during Christmas. Because of the extensive press coverage, Fidel is given a pardon. But a new problem erupts. Who is now going to give his eyes to Maripi? As he looks at the fireworks on New Year Eve, Fidel reflects on his life. He has wasted it and should allow others to be given the chances he has thrown away. The following day, he is found dead. An operation is rushed. Maripi has been given the gift of sight by her father.

(Source: Lino Brocka: The Artist and His Times)



"Ano ang Kulay ng Mukha ng Diyos?" (1985)
Lea Productions
1985 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1985
Story and Screenplay Jose 'Butch' Dalisay
Cinematography Pedro Manding, Jr.
Editing Augusto Salvador
Sound Rolly Ruta
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Gina Alajar, Michael de Mesa, Edu Manzano, Caridad Sanchez and Katrin Gonzalez/ Guest stars- Joonee Gamboa, Subas Herrero

THE EIGHTIES # 769: GLORIA DIAZ, CARMI MARTIN, TANYA GOMEZ AND JANICE DE BELEN, WITH PAQUITO DIAZ, MAX ALVARADO, LOU VELOSO IN DANNY L. ZIALCITA'S "MENUDO AT PANDESAL" (1985)


"Menudo at Pandesal" (1985)
Essex Films
1985 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1985
Film Editor Nonoy Santillan
Cinematography Felizardo Bailen
Direction Danny L. Zialcita
Cast Gloria Diaz, Carmi Martin, Tanya Gomez and Janice de Belen/ with Paquito Diaz, Max Alvarado, Lou Veloso, Caridad Sanchez/ Also Starring Eddie Arenas, Tessie Tomas, Balut, Matimtiman Cruz, Flora Gasser, Beverly, Jerry, Mandy and Alex Leviste

THE EIGHTIES # 768: CHARITO SOLIS, WILLIAM MARTINEZ, CARMI MARTIN, TOMMY ABUEL, CONEY REYES AND ACE VERGEL (IN THE TITLE ROLE) AS "BOMBA ARIENDA" (1985)


"Bomba Arienda" (1985)
Brown Fox Organization
1985 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1985
Based on the life of Roger Arienda
Screenplay Ricardo Lee
Director of Photography Conrado Baltazar
Production Design Venjie de Guzman
Sound Ramon Reyes
Editing Jess Navarro
Music George Canseco
Production Consultant Charo Santos-Concio
Supervising Producer Malou N. Santos
Executive Gryk Ortaleza
Direction Mel Chionglo
Cast Charito Solis, William Martinez, Carmi Martin, Tommy Abuel, Coney Reyes and  Ace Vergel (in the title role)/ with Danny Labra, Ruel Vernal, Cristina Crisol, Larry Silva, Abbo dela Cruz & Tom Olivar

THE EIGHTIES # 767: NIÑO MUHLACH, JANICE DE BELEN, AGA MUHLACH IN OKS NA OKS PAKNER" (1985)


"Oks na Oks Pakner" (1985)
D' Wonder Films, Inc.
1985 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1985
Direction J. Erastheo Navoa
Cast Niño Muhlach, Janice de Belen, Aga Muhlach/ Also Starring Bayani Casimiro, Ike Lozada, Jograd dela Torre, Don Pepot, Chuchi, Mary Walter, Tony Carreon

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 766: LOLITA RODRIGUEZ, VIVIAN VELEZ, DENNIS ROLDAN, MICHAEL DE MESA, ROBERT AREVALO, ARMIDA SIGUION-REYNA, LITO ANZURES IN CELSO AD. CASTILLO'S "PARADISE INN" (1985)


"Paradise Inn" (1985)
Amazaldy Film Productions
1985 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1985
Screenplay Oscar Miranda
Film Editor Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao
Cinematography Romeo Vitug
Music George Canseco
Direction Celso Ad. Casrtillo
Cast Lolita Rodriguez, Vivian Velez, Dennis Roldan, Michael de Mesa, Robert Arevalo, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Lito Anzures, Jinggoy Estrada, Lucita Soriano, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Bing Davao, Jaime Fabregas, Jean Carlos

THE EIGHTIES # 765: RAMON 'BONG' REVILLA, JR., LANI MERCADO, LYKA UGARTE, GEORGE ESTREGAN, RAOUL ARAGONN, PERLA BAUTISTA, REZ CORTEZ, CONRAD POE, BOMBER MORAN IN "BOBOY TIBAYAN, TIGRE NG CAVITE" (1985)


"Boboy Tibayan, Tigre ng Cavite" (1985)
Imus Productions
1985 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1985
Direction Pepe Marcos
Cast Ramon 'Bong' Revilla, Jr., Lani Mercado, Lyca Ugarte, George Estregan, Raoul Aragonn, Perla Bautista, Rez Cortez, Conrad Poe, Bomber Moran

THE EIGHTIES # 764: ANTHONY ALONZO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), CHARITO SOLIS, GINA ALAJAR, TOMMY ABUEL, GEORGE ESTREGAN, RAOUL ARAGONN, JUAN RODRIGO, REX LAPID IN "THE MOISES PADILLA STIRY (THE MISSING CHAPTER)" (1985)



"The Moises Padilla Story (The Missing Chapter)" (1985)
Triple A Films
1985 Metro Manila Film Festival Entry
Release Date December 25, 1985
Story Liberty Pesayco
Screenplay Tom Adrales
Film Editor Pat Ramos
Cinematography  Apolinario Cuenco
Music George Canseco
Produced by Antonio Hernandez
Executive Producer Tarhata N. Directo
Direction Wilfredo Milan
Cast Anthony Alonzo (in the title role), Charito Solis, Gina Alajar, Tommy Abuel, George Estregan, Raoul Aragonn, Juan Rodrigo, Rex Lapid/ Also Starring Daria Ramirez, Fred Moro, Roi Vinzon, Tom Olivar, Renato del Prado, Joonee Gamboa, Dahlia Delgado, Bob Duran, Den Montero and Alicia Alonzo/ with special participation of Louie Florentino, Jim Rosales

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