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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

THE NINETIES # 976: LEO MARTINEZ, CRISELDA VOLKS, DAISY REYES, ALICIA LANE, VERONICA VERON IN "DR. X ON THE AIR" (1998)


"Dr. X on the Air" (1998)
Falcon Films
Release Date May 6, 1998
Cinematography Ver Dauz
Film Editor Joyce Bernal
Production Design Rolly Bernardo
Musical Director William Yusi
Story, Screenplay and Direction Felix Dalay
Cast Leo Martinez, Criselda Volks, Daisy Reyes, Alicia Lane, Veronica Veron/ Also starring Berting Labra, Conrad Poe, Lucita Soriano, Danny 'Brownie' Punzalan, ERnie Zarate, Boy Roque, Ina Alegre, Cindy Moreno



Cast of "Dr. X on the Air" at Eat Bulaga Noontime Show


THE NINETIES # 975: MICHAEL V., BETH TAMAYO, LARA MORENO, WITH ELIZABETH OROPESA, GARY LISING, IAN VENERACION, GERMAN MORENO, AILEEN ANGELES IN "SINAKTAN MO ANG PUSO KO"(1998)


"Sinaktan Mo ang Puso Ko" (1998)
OctoArts Films and GMA Films
Release Date April 29, 1998
Story and Screenplay Cris Pablo
Cinematography Lito Mempin
Film Editor Eduardo Jarlego
Production Design Chito Somera, Willy Urbano
Musical Director Boyet Dongon
Direction Tony Y. Reyes
Cast Michael V., Beth Tamayo, Lara Morena/ Also starring Elizabeth Oropesa, Gary Lising, German Moreno, Aileen Angeles, Robert Em, Patricia Perez, Lyn Ching/ Special Participation of Ian Veneracion



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THE NINETIES # 974: JUDY ANN SANTOS, WOWIE DE GUZMAN, WITH LEO MARTINEZ, DOMINIC OCHOA, CHESKA GARCIA, MEL MARTINEZ, CARLOS AGASSI IN "MULING IBALIK ANG TAMIS NG PAG-IBIG" (1998)


"Muling Ibalik ang Tamis ng Pag-ibig" (1998)
Star Cinema Productions
Release Date April 29, 1998
Story and Screenplay Mel Mendoza del Rosario
Cinematography George Tutanes
Film Editor Kelly Cruz,Alex Castaneda
Production Design Ronald 'Do' Cadapan
Musical Director Gerdie Francisco
Direction Boots Plata
Cast Judy Ann Santos, Wowie de Guzman/ Also starring Dominic Ochoa, Cheska Garcia, Mel Martinez, Carlos Agassi/ Introducing Nikki Valdez/C-starring Anita Linda, Alicia Alonzo, Pocholo Montes, Tess Villarama, John Lapus, Paolo Zobel, JR Herrera, Gino Paul Guzman



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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

THE NINETIES # 973: KARLA ESTRADA, SABRINA M., ALMA SORIANO, PIA PAULA AND KRISTINA KASTEN, WITH LEO RABAGO, JOJO ABELLANA, SIMON IBARRA, SAMMY LAGMAY IN "MASARAP ANG UNANG KAGAT" (1998)

Four couples are entangled in each others' passions as they try to go with their lives.


"Masarap ang Unang Kagat" (1998)
Starlight Films
Release Date April 29, 1998
Musical Director William Yusi
Story, Screenplay and Direction Mike Macarena, Jr.
Cast Karla Estrada, Sabrina M., Alma Soriano, Pia Paula and Kristina Kasten/ with Leo Rabago, Jojo Abellana, Simon Ibarra, Sammy Lagmay/ Introducing Lalaine Lacson

THE NINETIES # 972: MONSOUR DEL ROSARIO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), CARMINA VILLARROEL, CHUCK PEREZ, NINO MUHLACH, RUEL VERNAL AND ARA MINA (IN A SPECIAL PARTICIPATION) IN "BUHAWI JACK" (1998)

A military man-turned-super hero slugs it out with evil forces who are out to conquer the world.


"Buhawi Jack" (1998)
Regal Films
Release Date April 29, 1998
Story and Screenplay Al Marcelo, Rod Santiago
Cinematography Rey de Leon
Film Editor Edmund 'Bot' Jarlego
Production Design Max Paglinawan
Musical Director Marita Manuel
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Philip Ko, Teddy Gomez
Cast Monsour del Rosario (in the title role), Carmina Villarroel, Chuck Perez, Nino Muhlach, Ruel Vernal/ with the special participation of Ara Mina/ Also starring Teddy Chiu, Raymund Keannu, Alex David, Tony Carreon, Cris 'Dagul' Aguilar, Jimmy Ko, William Romero



THE NINETIES # 971: JAY MANALO, AMANDA PAGE, DINDI GALLARDO, WITH JULIO DIAZ, ROY ALVAREZ, JOONEE GAMBOA, BRANDON LEGASPI, ROBERT MILLER, MIKE CASTILLO, ERICK JIMENEZ IN "WANG BU" (1998)

An aggressive and temperamental family man is out to seek revenge as he pursues the ruthless elements that killed his family.


"Wang Bu" (1998)
Neo Films
Release Date April 22, 1998
Story and Screenplay Henry Nadong, Toto Natividad
Cinematography Rudy Dino, Ramon Marcelino
Film Editor Toto Natividad
Production Design Alex Ochoa
Musical Director Edwin 'Kiko' Ortega
Direction Toto Natividad
Cast Jay Manalo, Amanda Page, Dindi Gallardo/ Also starring Julio Diaz, Roy Alvarez, Joonee Gamboa, Brandon Legaspi, Robert Miller, Mike Castillo, Erick Jimenez, Boy Roque, Lauro Delgado, Jr., Freddie Ondra, Kjeil Villamarin





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THE NINETIES # 970: ROMMEL PADILLA, RITA MAGDALENA, WITH JORGE ESTREGAN, KATRINA PAOLA, REY ROLDAN, JIMMY CONCEPCION, ROSENDA, SHEILA SANCHEZ, VIC FELIPE "ANG KILABOT AT SI MISS PAKIPOT" (1998)

An ex-convict gets another chance at life as the leader of a team of barangay tanod who save the community's youth from drugs and other vices.


"Ang Kilabot at si Miss Pakipot" (1998)
Canary Films
Release Date April 15, 1998
Story and Screenplay Leleng Ubaldo
Cinematography Boy Anao
Film Editor Nap Montebon
Production Design Rolly Bernardo, Ver Langcauon
Musical Director Edwin 'Kiko' Ortega
Direction Dante Pangilinan & Ferren Salumbides
Cast Rommel Padilla, Rita Magdalena, Jorge Estregan/ Also starring Katrina Paola, Rey Roldan, Jimmy Concepcion, Rosenda, Sheila Sanchez, Vic Felipe, Ariel Reyes, Edwin Montes


Sunday, October 1, 2023

THE NINETIES # 969: ACE ESPINOSA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), DANTE RIVERO, TONTON GUTIERREZ, PIA PILAPIL, MARICEL MORALES, RAMON CHROSTOPHER IN "BALASUBAS" (1998)

A man betrays his own neighbors in favor of a job and money for his sick mother. Conflict arises when he becomes a suspect in the don's murder and he has to prove his innocence.


"Balasubas" (1998)
Neo Films
An RNB Films Presentation
Release Date April 11, 1998
Story and Screenplay Genaro 'Nerdie' Cruz
Cinematography Rey de Leon
Film Editor Augusto Salvador
Production Design Cyrus Khan
Musical Director Mitch Morala
Direction Augusto Salvador
Cast Ace Espinosa (in the title role), Dante Rivero, Tonton Gutierrez, Pia Pilapil, Maricel Morales, Ramon Christopher/Also starring Ryan 'Atong' Redillas, Berting Labra, Don Umali, Lucas Valdez/ Special Participation of Perla Bautista, Teresita 'Darling' Rivera/ with Boy Roque, Alex Cunanan, Rey Bejar, Barry Canlas




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THE NINETIES # 968: YNEZ VENERACION, LUCAS LEONARDO, KAREN VILLAR, YDA MANZANO, WITH ERWIN MONTES, REY ROLDAN, ARIEL REYES IN "TUMAKAS KA... SA MUNDONG MAKASALANAN" (1998)

Through perseverance and sheer luck, a woman proves to everyone that despite working in the flesh trade, she has the intelligence to rise above her situation and emerge as somebody that they can be proud of.


"Tumakas Ka... sa Mundong Makasalanan" (1998)
Taurus Films
Release Date April 1, 1998
Cinematography Boy Anao
Film Editor Nap Montebon
Production Design Ver Lang
Musical Director Edwin 'Kiko'Ortega
Direction Karlo Montero
Cast Ynez Veneracion, Lucas Leonardo, Karen Villar, Yda Manzano/ Introducing Jackie Diaz/ Also starring Erwin Montes, Rey Roldan, Ariel Reyes, Tony Bernal, Eddie Arao, Nonong Talvo, Luis Sta. Maria, Leleng Obaldo, Ariel Henson, Ramon Francisco, Lody Caintoy, Baby Grace



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THE NINETIES # 967: GARDO VERSOZA, STELLA RUIZ, GLYDEL MERCADO AND TONTON GUTIERREZ, WITH BOB SOLER, ZANDRO ZAMORA, LARA MORENA, KING GUTIERREZ IN "KID MANALO (AKIN ANG ULO MO !)" (1998)

An amateur boxer escapes to Manila after he refused to sell his game. Now a taxi driver, he is again running as armed men hound him to recover an attaché case full of money left by a passenger.


"Kid Manalo (Akin ang Ulo Mo!)" (1998)
Mahogany Pictures
Release Date March 25, 1998
Story and Screenplay Humilde 'Meek' Roxas
Cinematography Baby Buenaseda
Film Editor Rene Tala
Production Design Alex Ochoa
Musical Director Edwin 'Kiko'Ortega
Direction Augusto Salvador
Cast Gardo Versoza, Stella Ruiz, Glydel Mercado and Tonton Gutierrez/ Also starring Bob Soler, Zandro Zamora, Lara Morena, King Gutierrez, Romy Diaz, Edwin Reyes, Fred Moro, Devin Villarama, Boy Agperon, Victor Reyes



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Friday, September 29, 2023

THE NINETIES # 966: RAMON' BONG' REVILLA, JR., CHARLENE GONZALES, RONALDO VALDEZ, ROY ALVAREZ, AILEEN DAMILES, BAYANI AGBAYANI, REZ CORTEZ, KING GUTIERREZ AND JOKO DIAZ IN "BEN DELUBYO" (1998)

 A former military man and his comrades risk their lives and limbs to succeed in their secret mission to liquidate the leaders of the four most wanted syndicates of the land.


"Ben Delubyo" (1998)
Neo Films & RRJ Films
Release Date March 18, 1998
Story and Screenplay Genaro 'Nerdie' Cruz
Cinematography Rey de Leon
Film Editor Marya Ignacio
Production Design Arnel Clemente
Musical Director Mitch Moralla
Direction Ike Jarlego
Cast Ramon 'Bong' Revilla, Jr., Charlene Gonzales, Ronaldo Valdez, Roy Alvarez and Joko Diaz/ Introducing Aileen Damiles/ Also starring Bayani Agbayani, Rez Cortez, King Gutierrez, Roldan Aquino, Zandro Zamora, Ernie Zarate, Nanding Fernandez, Boy Roque, Edwin Reyes, Naty Santiago




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THE NINETIES # 965: JOMARI YLLANA, ELIZABETH OROPESA, CHIN-CHIN GUTIERREZ, LJ MORENO, APPLE ZUNIGA, JHONG HILARIO, PEN MEDINA, ROLANDO TINIO, MIA GUTIERREZ, RONNIE LAZARO IN MARILOU DIAZ- ABAYA'S "SA PUSOD NG DAGAT" (I998)

 A young man grows up learning the trade of his mother, the only midwife in their community. At first, the young son doesn't mind the unusual arrangement but as he grows older, he begins to resist the role traditionally meant only for women.


"Sa Pusod ng Dagat" (1998)
GMA Films & Filmex
Release Date March 1, 1998
Story and Screenplay Jun Lana
Cinematography Romeo Vitug 
Film Editor Jesus 'Jess' Navarro
Production Design Len Santos
Musical Director Dionisio 'Nonong' Buencamino
Direction Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Cast Jomari Yllana, Elizabeth Oropesa, Chin-Chin Gutierrez, LJ Moreno, Apple Zuniga, Jhong Hilario, Pen Medina, Rolando Tinio, Mia Gutierrez, Ronnie Lazaro



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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

THE NINETIES # 964: AIKO MELENDEZ, ERIC QUIZON, WITH ARMANDO GOYENA, GINA PARENO, KOKO TRINIDAD AND SHAINA MAGDAYAO IN "PAGDATING NG PANAHON" (1998)

To get away from their respective families, a couple decides to live together only to separate because of many complications in their relationship. After one year, they meet again but this time, they agree that things are going to be different.


"Pagdating ng Panahon" (1998)
Garibaldi International
Released thru Star Cinema Productions
Release Date March 11, 1998
Story and Screenplay Enrico Quizon, Jeffrey Quizon, Ronnie Quizon
Cinematography Ricardo Jose Trofeo
Film Editor Katharina Santos
Production Design Ronnie Reyes
Musical Director Ardie Lopez
Direction Enrico S. Quizon
Cast Aiko Melendez, Eric Quizon/ Also starring Armando Goyena, Gina Pareno, Koko Trnindad and Shaina Magdayao/ with Bayani Agbayani, Mymy Davao, Eugene Domingo, Ervin Era, Clark Garcia, Ronnie Quizon



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THE NINETIES # 963: PHILLIP SALVADOR, ROSANNA ROCES, WITH EDDIE GUTIERREZ, ELIZABETH OROPESA, RICHARD BONNIN, DINDO ARROYO, GAMMY VIRAY, ERNIE ZARATE, ERIC FRANCISCO, MON CONFIADO IN "KAHIT PADER GIGIBAIN KO" (1998)

A high- class prostitute disguised as a nun teams up with the police's number one man to recover the video camera that contains the evidence against a senator who committed a murder.


"Kahit Pader Gigibain Ko" (1998)
Regal Films and RS Productions
Release Date March 4, 1998
Story and Screenplay Humilde 'Meek' Roxas, Joey del Rosario
Cinematography Baltazar Dauz
Film Editor Renato de Leon
Production Design Arthur Santamaria
Musical Director Mon del Rosario
Executive Producers Lily Monteverde, Ramon Salvador
Direction Joey del Rosario
Cast Phillip Salvador, Rosanna Roces/ Also starring Edie Gutierrez, Elizabeth Oropesa, Richard Bonnin, Dindo Arroyo/ with Gammy Viray, Ernie Zarate, Eric Francisco, Mon Confiado, Denver Razon, Jetro Castro, Ric Arellano, Bernard Fabiosa, Cris Daluz, Joey Sarmiento/ Special Participation of Allona Amor, Bob Soler, Apple Zuniga





Original theatrical poster of "Kahit Pader Gigibain Ko" (1998)
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THE NINETIES # 962: JESTONI ALARCON, ALMA CONCEPCION, WITH TIRSO CRUZ III, REZ CORTEZ, DENCIO PADILLA, DINDO ARROYO, EDGAR MANDE IN "LABAN KO ITO... WALANG DAPAT MADAMAY" (1998)

A policeman's strength and ability is tested when he faces a syndicate which kidnaps his fiancé's sibling just to lure him out and get even with him.


"Laban Ko Ito... Walang Dapat Madamay" (1998)
Diamond Harvest Pictures
Release Date February 25, 1998
Story and Screenplay Jose Carreon
Cinematography Ramon Marcelino
Film Editor Ruben Natividad
Production Design Judy Lou de Pio, John Portugal
Direction Toto Natividad
Cast Jestoni Alarcon, Alma Concepcion/ Also starring Tirso Cruz III, Rez Cortez, Dencio Padilla, Dindo Arroyo, Edgar Mande, Miguel Vasquez, Gammy Viray, Rando Almanzor, Alex David, Archie Adamos



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