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Monday, June 30, 2008


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

Kapitan Tornado (1962)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Lyn D'Amour, Chiquito, Lily Marquez, Mario Barri, Vic Diaz/ Directed by Fely Crisostomo

Eddie Rodriguez’ forte was in drama roles where he pitted talents with such drama icons as Lolita Rodriguez and Marlene Dauden forming a formidable triumvirate. He was dubbed the ‘Drama King’ of Philippine Movies which he ruled for almost two decades, in the 60s and 70s. However, Eddie, versatile as ever, also did action roles and portrayed characters like Target Max, The Shadow and El Perro Gancho. But his most successful action series were Paolo Stacatto (2 times) and Cobra where he essayed the role five times.

see the
Troika of Eddie, Lolita and Marlene

Alias Cruz Matador (1964) - Stars Van de Leon, Perla Bautista and Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Vicente V. De Villa

Tres Bravos (1964)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Eddie Rodriguez and Romeo Vasquez/ with Miriam Jurado, Ramon D' Salva and Dulce Lukban/ Directed by Felix Villar

Mamatay sa Laban (1964) - Stars Ronald Remy, Willie Sotelo, Cecilia Lopez, Vilma Valera, Ramon D' Salva and Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Felix Villar

Sa Kuko ng Lawin (1964) - Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Lyn D' Amour, Charlie Davao and Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Fely Crisotomo

Target Max (1964) - Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Lourdes Medel, Ramon D' Salva, Renato Robles and Lyn D'Amour/ Directed by Felix Villar

The Shadow (1967)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Liza Moreno, Willie Soltelo, Renato Robles/ Directed by Fely Crisostomo

... as Paolo Stacatto

Paolo Stacatto (1964) - Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Miriam Jurado, Renato Robles, Ramon D' Salva and Rodolfo Cristobal/ Directed by Nilo Saez

Paolo Stacatto
at ang Gintong Buddha (1966)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Liza Moreno, Juliet Pardo, Jose Vergara, Nello Nayo/ Directed by Nilo Saez

El Perro Gancho (1968)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Boots Anson-Roa (debut movie), Paquito Diaz, Renato Robles and Verna Gaston/ Directed by Luis Enriquez

...as Cobra

Cobra (1966)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Willie Sotelo, Renato Robles, Martin Marfil/ with Cecilia Lopez/ Directed by Nilo Saez

The Jokers (1967)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Willie Sotelo, RenatoRobles and Rolando Gonzales, Vic Silayan/ Directed by Nilo Saez

Th Kingpin (1967)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Imelda Ilanan, Renato Robles, manolo Robles and Willie Sotelo/ Directed by Nilo Saez

Kamandag sa Leeg (1969)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Daisy Romualdez, Renato Robles, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Vivian Lorraine and JOe Sison/ Dierected by Nilo Saez

Baron Gustavo (1969)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Liza Lorena, Eddie Garcia, Marissa Delgado and Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia & Jing Abalos/ Directed by Nilo Saez

Sunday, June 29, 2008


MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao made history, knocking out WBC lightweight champion David Diaz in the 9th round Sunday (Saturday in Las Vegas) to
become the first Asian to hold four different titles at different weights and the first Filipino to hold the crown.

After working his right jab effectively, Pacquiao called on an old favorite to finally end the match. Snapping Diaz's head with a right jab, Pacquiao unleashed a right jab before uncorking his pet left hand, sending the now former champ, who never saw the killer blow coming, crashing at the 2:24 mark of the ninth round.

Mandalay Bay Events Center erupted in cheers as Michael Buffer announced the new champion. Supporters rushed the ring as television interviewers sought out Pacquiao. Vic Drakulich waved off the fight after checking on Diaz, who Pacquiao approached even as he lay on the floor.

June 29, 2008 11:37:00
Francis Ochoa
INQUIRER.net Philippine Daily Inquirer

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Julie Vega, well-known television teen actress, died at 6:30 p.m. yesterday at the Lung Center of the Philippines. She would have turned 17 years old on May 21. Julie was rushed by her parents, Drs. Julio and Pearlie Postigo, to the Lung Center 5 p.m. yesterday from the Quezon City Institute where she was under confinement for the last three days. She died of broncho-pneumonia.

Julie (real name Julie Pearlie Postigo) had a heart attack sometime last February, but this has been kept from the public and from her, especially. She just graduated from high school at the St. Joseph’s College in Quezon City. Julie’s major role in the TV show Anna Liza had gained wide recognition for her acting ability as a child actress.

At press time last night, Regal Film producer Lily Monteverde was reported seeing the funeral arrangements, Julie having been one of the earliest and the producer’s favorite Regal baby.
The Times Journal/
May 7, 1985

See The Angelic Julie Vega (and her movies)
See Julie Vega Remembered

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Thursday, June 26, 2008


Alcala Fight Komix #1- July 9, 1963-

Superb issue! Featuring some of the finest names in Philippine comics.

What's inside...

Voltar – Katha at guhit ni Afredo P. Alcala

Alamid- Katha at guhit ni Tony Caravana
Kagubatang Bato – Katha at guhit ni Ruben N. Yandoc

Kapitan Limbas- Katha at guhit ni Ding Castrillo
Ang Lihim ni Gagamba – nina Virgilio at Nestor Redondo

Si Virgo Amasona!- ni Jim Fernandez
- ni Larry Alcala

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


After 12 frustrating years with the Minnesota Timberwolves, my idol, Kevin Garnett got his wish--- a championship ring and trophy for his new team, the Boston Celtics.

Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Boston Celtics. The 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), 220 lb (100 kg/16 st) power forward is regarded as one of the best all-around players in the NBA. His accomplishments include being voted Most Valuable Player of the 2003-04 season, NBA Defensive Player of the Year of the 2007-08 season, being named to eleven All- Star teams and being named to eight All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams. He is also the all-time leader in NBA seasons played with averages of at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. (Source: Wikipedia)

More on Kevin Garnett

Part of my KG collections: McFarlane toy figures and magazines.

For the 17th time in franchise history, the Boston Celtics are NBA Champions.

Kobe Bryant vs Kevin Garnett

The 2008 Celtics brought an end to their storied franchise's 21-year championship drought with the most lopsided closeout win in NBA Finals history on Tuesday night, blowing out the Lakers, 131-92. Leading just 32-29 midway through the second quarter, the Celtics scored 11 straight points and finished the half on a 26-6 run.

In the second half, Boston's 58-35 halftime lead only grew. Clearly, the Celtics had had enough close games.

Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett each scored a game-high 26 points and Rajon Rondo added 20 as the Celtics came up just three points shy of the NBA Finals record for largest margin of victory.

Ray Allen tied an NBA Finals record for 3-pointers made in a single game with seven, and set a new Finals record for 3-pointers made in a series, with 22. Garnett was superb on the boards, pulling down a game-high 14 rebounds for Boston, but it was Rondo who finished with the most astounding stat line in addition to his 20 points: eight assists, seven rebounds and six steals.

The Celtics' historic margin of victory in Game 6 was due in large part to their magnificent defense, which set an NBA Finals record with 18 steals, breaking the previous record of 17.

After the game, Paul Pierce was named Finals MVP. He had a modest outing in Game 6, but stood out plenty in the previous five games to deserve the honor. Pierce averaged 21.8 points and 6.3 assists per game as he, Garnett and Allen captured the first NBA titles of their long, accomplished, respective careers.

Source: NBA Website/ June 17, 2008


Trivia--- Did you know that Ronnie Poe was said to be against Susan Roces playing the title role in the movie Lilet? Susan felt it gave her a shot at a FAMAS award, but FPJ thought that the role would not be good to her public image. The movie eventually went to Celia Rodriguez who would win a FAMAS best actress for the part.
"Lilet "(1971)- Stars Ronaldo Valdez, Paraluman, Vic Silayan, Lou Salvador, Jr., Tita Munoz and Celia Rodriguez/ Directed by Gerardo de Leon

Best Picture - Lilet (Velarde & Associates)
Best Actor - Fernando Poe, Jr. (Asedillo/ FPJ Productions)

Best Actress - Celia Rodriguez - Lilet

Best Supporting Actress - Marissa Delgado (Lumuha Pati Mga Anghel/ Lea Productions)
Best Supporting Actor - Max Alvarado (Ang Kampana Sa Santa Quiteria/ FPJ Productions)
Best Director - Gerardo de Leon (Lilet)
Best Child Actress - Lorna Tolentino (Lumuha Pati Mga Anghel)
Best Child Actor - Arnold Gamboa (Lumuha Pati Mga Anghel)
Best Story - Arsenio "Boots" Bautista (Hukom Bitay)
Best Screenplay - Ishmael Bernal (Pagdating Sa Dulo)
Best Cinematography (Color) - Justo Paulino (Lilet)
Best Cinematography (Black & White) - Loreto Isleta (Nympha)
Best Editing - Teofilo de Leon (Lilet)
Best Theme Song - Victor Laurel (Imelda: Ang Uliran/ Premiere Productions)
Best Musical Score - Tito Arevalo (Lilet)
Best Sound - Angel Avellana (Asedillo)

Special Awardees:
Dr. Ciriaco Santiago Memorial Award - Atty. Espiridion Laxa
Gregorio Valdez Memorial Award - Joseph Estrada

see FAMAS List of Winners
see FAMAS Unofficial website
More on FAMAS

Asedillo (1971)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Barbra Perez,
Jose Romulo, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Rebecca, Imelda Ilanan
and Paquito Diaz/ Directed by Celso Ad Castillo

Ang Kampana sa Santa Quiteria (1971)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Boots Anson-Roa, Rosanna Ortiz, Max Alvarado, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Dencio Padilla/ Directed by Pablo Santiago

Lumuha Pati Mga Anghel (1971)- Stars Gloria Romero, Eddie Garcia, Marissa Delgado, Ronaldo Valdez, Lorna Tolentino, Arnold Gamboa, Henry Duvcall/ Directed by Lino Brocka


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