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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 598: ERNIE GARCIA, GREGGY LIWAG, PERLA BAUTISTA AND GLENDA ARANETA IN "TUKSUHIN NATIN ANG GABI" (1984)


"Tuksuhin Natin ang Gabi" (1984)
JPM Productions
Release Date August 31, 1984
Direction Edd Palmos
Cast Ernie Garcia, Greggy Liwag, Perla Bautista and Glenda Araneta/ Introducing Elsa Enrile

THE EIGHTIES # 597: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, VIVIAN VELEZ, JOHNNY DELGADO, CELSO AD CASTILLO, GEORGE ESTREGAN, TONY SANTOS, SR., PAQUITO DIAZ, RODOLFO 'BOY' GARCIA, JUAN RODRIGO, FANNY SERRANO IN "SAMPUNG AHAS NI EVA" (1984)


"Sampung Ahas ni Eva" (1984)
Amazaldy Film Productions
Release Date August 29, 1984
Serialized in People's Journal
Story Carlo J. Caparas
Film Editor Edgardo Vinarao
Cinematography Rey Lapid
Music George Canseco
Direction Carlo J. Caparas
Cast Christopher de Leon, Vivian Velez, Johnny Delgado, Celso Ad Castillo, George Estregan, Tony Santos, Sr., Paquito Diaz, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Juan Rodrigo, Fanny Serrano/ Also Starring Max Alvarado, Bomber Moran, Michael Murray, Johnny Wilson, Deborah Sun/ Co Starring Ruben Rustia, Nona Herrera, Ven Medina, Naty Santiago, Vic Varrion/ Special Participation- Ricky Belmonte

Monday, June 28, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 596: REY 'PJ' ABELLANA, LANI MERCADO, LENI SANTOS, CIELITO DEL MUNDO, LITO PIMENTEL, ALVIN GOMEZ AND JAYPEE DE GUZMAN IN "MGA IBONG PIPIT" (1984)


"Mga Ibong Pipit" (1984)
Seiko Films
Release Date August 28, 1984
Screenplay and Direction Mauro Gia Samonte
Cast Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Lani Mercado, Leni Santos, Cielito del Mundo, Lito Pimentel, Alvin Gomez and Jaypee de Guzman/ with Licelle Lorenzo, Erwin Estrella, Monique Castillo, Liza Soliman
 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 595: TITO, VIC & JOEY, JOEY ALBERT, TRINA LAUREL, DEBRALIZ AND TATLONG ITLOG IN "NAKU... HA!" (1984)


"Naku... Ha!" (1984)
CineVentures Inc.
Release Date August 20, 1984
Story and Screenplay Enrique de Jesus
Film Editor Teofilo de Leon
Director of Photography Rudy Dino
"Naku... Ha! composed by TVJ
"Tell Me..." by Louie Ocampo, courtesy of Octo Arts
Music Tito Sotto
Executive Producer Angie Yu Pineda
Produced by Manuel Andres (Boy) Uy
Direction Junn Cabreira
Cast Tito, Vic & Joey (Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon), Joey Albert, Trina Laurel, Debraliz and Tatlong Itlog



 

Friday, June 25, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 594: CHARITO SOLIS, GLORIA ROMERO, LIZA LORENA, WITH SNOOKY & ALBERT MARTINEZ, MARICEL SORIANO & WILLIAM MARTINEZ IN "TEENAGE MARRIAGE" (1944)


"Teenage Marriage" (1984)
Regal Films
Date Release August 15, 1984
Story and Screenplay Raquel Villavicencio
Cinematography Pedro Manding
Music Ding Achocoso
Editing Rogelio Salvador
Direction Mel Chionglo
Cast Charito Solis, Gloria Romero, Liza Lorena/ with Snooky & Albert Martinez and Maricel Soriano & William Martinez

Thursday, June 24, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 593: HERBERT BAUTISTA, RAYMOND LAUCHENGCO, GARY VALENCIANO AND AGA MUHLACH, WITH EULA VALDEZ, JOBELLE SALVADOR, MONETTE RIVERA IN "HOTSHOTS" (1984)


"Hotshots" (1984)
Viva Films
Release Date August 9, 1984
Written by Jose Javier Reyes
Edited by George Jarlego, Max Jocson
Cinematography Rody Lacap, Conrado Baltazar
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Direction Jeric Soriano
Cast Herbert Bautista, Raymond Lauchengco, Gary Valenciano and Aga Muhlach/ Also Starring Eula Valdez, Jobelle Salvador, Monette Rivera


The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


THE EIGHTIES # 592: ANTHONY ALONZO, LIZ ALINDOGAN, ANNA MARIE GUTIERREZ, PAQUITO DIAZ, LUCITA SORIANO, RAMIL RODRIGUEZ, TONY BERNAL IN "SENDONG SUNGKIT" (1984)


"Sendong Sungkit" (1984)
Good Harvest Films
Release Date August 8, 1984
Story Carmelita Del Mundo
Screenplay Arturo San Agustin
Editing Nonoy Santillan
Music Demet Velasquez
Direction Arturo 'Boy' San Agustin
Cast Anthony Alonzo, Liz Alindogan, Anna Marie Gutierrez, Paquito Diaz, Lucita Soriano, Ramil Rodriguez, Tony Bernal, Jun Santiago, Boy Bagatsing, Fred Panopio, Manok/ Introducing Jocelyn Herrera

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 591: JUN ARISTORENAS, ROBIN ARISTORENAS, WITH MARILOU BENDIGO, JANICE JURADO, JENNIE RAMIREZ, ROWENA RUIZ, PAQUITO DIAZ, RODOLFO 'BOY' GARCIA AND MAX ALAVARDO IN "ANG PAGBABALIK NI DIMASALANG" (1984)


"Ang Pagbabalik ni Dimasalang" (1984)
Emperor Films
Release Date August 6, 1984
Story and Screenplay Totoy Empaynado
Cinematography Danny Bustos
Music Pablo Vergara
Associate Director Leo Valdez
Direction Junar
Cast Jun Aristorenas, Robin Aristorenas/ with Marilou Bendigo, Janice Jurado, Jennie Ramirez, Rowena Ruiz,/ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Rommel Valdez, Renato del Prado, Johnny Wilson, Baldo Marro, Venchito Galvez and Max Alvarado
 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 590: EDDIE GARCIA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), PANCHITO, LORLI VILLANUEVA, CACHUPOY, WITH JEAN SABURIT, AZENITH BRIONES, ANA MARIE GUTIERREZ, JANICE JURADO, LUISA MUNOZ AND PIA MORAN IN "ATSAY KILLER" (1984)


"Atsay Killer" (1984)
Sittis Films
Release Date August 2, 1984
Story Dave Brodett
Cinematography Claro Gonzales
Music Pablo Vergara
Executive Producer Nadji Usman Ummar
Associate Producer Nadji Mon, Ali Ajinil
Produced by Nadji Sitti Aiza Ummar
Direction Angel Labra
Cast Eddie Garcia (in the title role), Panchito, Lorli Villanueva, Cachupoy, with Jean Saburit, Azenith Briones, Ana Marie Gutierrez, Janice Jurado, Luisa Minoz and Pia Moran/ Special Participation- Paquito Diaz, Marissa Delgado, Bayani Casimiro, Tony Blade, Palito, Yanshin Mond.Nur/ Featuring Olivia Kristal/ Introducing Fauzi Omar

THE EIGHTIES # 589: RUDY FERNANDEZ, LORNA TOLENTINO, JOHNNY DELGADO, ARMIDA SIGUION-REYNA AND LEROY SALVADOR IN "SOMEWHERE" (1984)


"Somewhere" (1984)
Viva Films
Release Date July 26, 1984
Serialized in Pilipino Komiks
Story Carlo J. Caparas
Screenplay Orlando Nadres, Jose carreon
Cinematography Ernie dela Paz
Edited by Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Music George Canseco
Direction Romy Suzara
Cast Rudy Fernandez, Lorna Tolentino, Johnny Delgado, Armida Siguion-Reyna and Leroy Salvador


The movie was released in Original VCD

Monday, June 21, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 588: ALL-STAR CAST, 4 EPISODES, IN "LOVINGLY YOURS, HELEN (THE MOVIE)" (1984)



"Lovingly Yours, Helen (The Movie)" (1984)
BSH Films
Release Date July 26, 1984
Direction Argel Joseph
Starring Helen Vela
4 Episodes
Episode 1- "Akin ang Walang Diyos"
Stars Coney Reyes, Anita Linda, Lito Anzures, Joonee Gamboa and Julie Vega

Episode 2- "Anak Lamang Nang Isilang"
Stars Ariosto Reyes, Jr., Fred Montilla, Dodong Gonzales and Che-Che/ Introducing Vivian Fox

Episode 3- "Candy"
Stars Carmi Martin, Johnny Wilson, Alicia Alonzo, Ricky Davao, Princess and Janice de Belen

Episode 4- "Nang Maupos ang Kandila"
Stars Chiquito, Rez Cortez, Odette Khan, Jimmy Santos and Sheryll Cruz/ Introducing Nina Roa


The Cast of "Lovingly Yours, Helen" (1984)
Top- Ricky Davao, Helen Vela, Chiquito
Second row- Che-Che, Carmi Martin, Julie Vega, Coney Reyes, Vivian Fox
Front row- Nina Roa (?), Sheryl Cruz, Princess Punzalan
Courtesy of Julie Vega Forever FB Page

Sunday, June 20, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 587: REY 'PJ' ABELLANA, LOVELY RIVERO, JACKLYN JOSE, TANYA GOMEZ, RACHEL AVILA AND KARLA KALUA IN "CHIKAS" (1984)


"Chikas" (1984)
Baby Pascual Films and Associates
Release Date July 26, 1984
Story and Screenplay Armando lao
Cinematography Apolinar Cuenco
Music Yoly Sasis
Direction William Pascual
Cast Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Lovely Rivero, Jacklyn Jose, Tanya Gomez, Rachel Avila And Karla Kalua/ Also Starring (The Chikos)- Dan Alvaro, Alvin Kanon, Jeffrey Coronel, Marty Merino, Lito Pastrana, Robert David, Leonard Obal

THE EIGHTIES # 586: ACE VERGEL, SNOOKY, LIZA LORENA, ARMIDA SIGUION-REYNA, GEORGE ESTREGAN, ANGELA PEREZ, BOMBER MORAN, MARITHEZ SAMSON IN "BASAG ANG PULA" (1984)


"Basag ang Pula" 91984)
Cine Suerte, Inc
Release Date July 20, 1984
Story and Screenplay Tony Calvento
Director of Photography Ben Lobo
Direction Ben Yalung
Cast Ace Vergel, Snooky, Liza Lorena, Armida Siguion-Reyna, George Estregan, Angela Perez, Bomber Moran, Marithez Samson/ Also Starring Martha Sevilla, Ricky Davao, Debraliz, Melissa Mendez, Lucita Soriano, Lito Anzures, Joko Diaz, Louella de Cordova, Amay Bisaya/ Introducing Rea Reyes/ Special Participation- Dang Cecilio, Vic Silayan

Friday, June 18, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 585: YOYOY VILLAME, PALITO, TANGE AND LEILA HERMOSA IN "BAROK GOES TO HONGKONG" (1984)


"Barok Goes to Hongkong" (1984)
Apex Films
Release Date July 19, 1984
Director of Photography Baby Cabrales
Edited by Efren Jarlego
Music  Demet Velasquez
Executive Producer Rene Baltazar
Supervising Producer Eddie Paulo
Written and Directed by Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Yoyoy Villame, Palito, Tange and Leila Hermosa/ Also Starring Ramil Rodriguez, Billy Sun, Nancy Chiu, Karim Kiram/ Special Participation- Charlie Davao, Cecille Inigo, Roel Vergel de Dios, Max Alvarado and Tony Ferrer

THE EIGHTIES # 584: VILMA SANTOS, JAY ILAGAN, GINA ALAJAR, LAURICE GUILLEN, TONY SANTOS, ANITA LINDA AND LIZA LORENA IN MIKE DE LEON'S "SISTER STELLA L." (1984)


"Sister Stella L." (1984)
Regal Films
Release Date July 12, 1984
Screenplay Pete Lacaba, Jose Almojuela, Mike de Leon
Cinematography Rody Lacap
Production Designer Cesar Hernando
Editing Jess Navarro
Music Ding Achacoso
Direction Mike de Leon
Cast Vilma Santos, Jay Ilagan, Gina Alajar, Laurice Guillen, Tony Santos, Anita Linda and Liza Lorena/ Also Starring Ruben Rustia, Eddie Infante, Adul de Leon, Rody Lacap




DVD Cover of "Sister Stella L."

Director Mike de Leon gives instructions to stars Vilma Santos and Laurice Guillen in Regal Films' "Sister Stella L." (1984)/ Photo courtesy of Cesar Hernando


 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 583: SHARON CUNETA, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, GINA PARENO, PILAR PILAPIL, TOMMY ABUEL, REY 'PJ' ABELLANA, RAYMOND LAUCHENGCO, LANI MERCADO, EULA VALDEZ, JANET GIRON IN "BUKAS LULUHOD ANG MGA TALA" (1984)


"Bukas Luluhod ang mga Tala" (1984)
Viva Films
Release Date July 11, 1984
Serialized in Pilipino Komiks
Story Nerissa Cabral
Screenplay Orlando Nadres, Jose Carreon
Edited by Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Cinematography Ely Cruz
Music Willie Cruz
Executive Producer Vic Del Rosario
Supervising Producer Tony Gloria
Produced by Ramon Salvador
Direction Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast Sharon Cuneta, Eddie Rodriguez, Gina Pareno, Pilar Pilapil, Tommy Abuel, Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Raymond Lauchengco, Lani Mercado, Eula Valdez, Janet Giron

THE EIGHTIES # 582: VIC VARGAS, EDDIE GARCIA, DONNA VILLA, SUSAN VALDEZ, GREGGY LIWAG AND STELLA STRADA IN "MALAISYA" (1984)



"Malisya" (1984)
Seiko Films
Release Date July 4, 1984
Direction Manuel 'Fyke' Cinco
Cast Vic Vargas, Eddie Garcia, Donna Villa, Susan Valdez, Greggy Liwag and Stella Strada/ Introducing Rafael Roces  

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 581: VIVIAN VELEZ, RAMON 'BONG' REVILLA, JR., WITH CHARITO SOLIS, DANTE RIVERO, GINA ALAJAR, EFREN REYES, JR. IN "PIETA: IKALAWANG AKLAT" (1984)


"Pieta: Ikalawang Aklat" (1984)
Amazaldy Film Productions
Release Date June 28, 1984
Serialized in Darna Komiks
Film Editor Edgardo Vinarao
Cinematography Rey Lapid
Music George Canseco
Direction Carlo J. Caparas
Cast Vivian Velez, Ramon 'Bong' Revilla, Jr./ with Charito Solis, Dante Rivero, Gina Alajar, Efren Reyes, Jr./ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Yvonne, Lucita Soriano, Opalyn Forster, Romnick/ Special Participation- Max Alvarado, Leopoldo Salcedo, Michael Murray, Carmen Enriquez



 

THE EIGHTIES # 580: AGA MUHLACH, RICKY BELMONTE, ROSEMARIE SONORA, SUSAN BAUTISTA, BENTOT, JR. AND INTRODUCING TANIA MONTENEGRO, MIKE CONCEPCION IN "CAMPUS BEAT" (1984)


"Campus Beat" (1984)
Morning Star Films
in cooperation of D'Wonder Films
Release Date June 22, 1984
Story and Screenplay Emmanuel Borlaza
Cinematography Hermo U. Santos
Film Editor Eduardo Jarlego, Jr.
Choreography Ed Morante, Reggie Alfonso, Mel Feliciano
Production Design Ernie Estrella, Peter Perlas
Music OctoArts International
 Direction Emmanuel Borlaza, Ed Palmos
Cast Aga Muhlach, Ricky Belmonte, Rosemarie Sonora, Susan Bautista, Bentot, Jr./ Introducing Tania Montenegro, Mike Concepcion


Sunday, June 13, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 579: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, DENNIS ROLDAN AND CARMI MARTIN IN LINO BROCKA'S "AKIN ANG IYONG... KATAWAN" (1984)


"Akin ang Iyong... Katawan" (1984)
Golden Dragon Films
Release Date June 22, 1984
Story and Screenplay Jose Javier Reyes
Film Editor George Jarlego
Cinematography Pedro Manding
Music Willie Yusi
Line Producer AC de Guia
Executive Producer Peter Gan
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Christopher de Leon, Dennis Roldan and Carmi Martin/ Featuring Rosemarie Gil, Tessie Tomas, Steve Paolo, Joseph Alta and Malou Apostol/ with the special participation of Maria Isabel Lopez


Synopsis: Anton Cuaresma (Christopher de Leon) is a possessive husband with a streak of insanity. He suspects Susan (Carmi Martin), his newly married wife and a former actress, of having an affair. He subjects her to a series of humiliations--- from making caustic statements about her behavior, to pointing a gun at her. He forbids her from making a movie comeback. He hires a detective to snoop on her activities but the results are negative. He designs a strategy to ferret out the imaginary lover.

Anton adheres to the double standard of machismo. He has an affair with Shirley (Mara Isabel Lopez), a prostitute, whom he incessantly teases before indulging in rough sex. His ex-girlfriend, Cathy (Malou Apostol), has returned from the States. He tries to win her back saying he only married Susan because he felt hurt by her sudden departure. She turns him down.

Anton and Susan have a new neighbor, Danny Mendoza (Dennis Roldan), an attractive young man with a divine physique. He keeps going to their house to use the phone. He keeps bumping into her in the city. But she remains a faithful wife.

However, as she becomes more estranged from her husband, she seeks his companionship. One day, Anton confronts Susan with photos of her meeting with her ex-lover, Jaime. He points a gun at her and shoots real bullets. She suffers a nervous breakdown and has to be brought to the hospital. Susan seeks revenge. She tries to seduce Danny. She talks of ambition and money. In between lovemaking, she makes him agree to kill Anton.

One night, she sets up Anton. Danny rushes in and, upon her prodding, shoots him. She then turns the gun on him, saying she knew all along that he was a detective hired by her husband. She shoots him dead.

Susan now calls the police. She has a ready alibi. However, when they get to the bedroom, they find no cadavers. She becomes hysterical. A cassette tape is played and her scheme is revealed.

Both Anton and Danny appear alive from behind. Susan is escorted out by the police. After the incident, Anton and Danny analyze the events. Danny says that he became suspicious of her motives when she talked of her plans. He admitted to loving her. Anton offers him money but Danny refuses. It would be on his conscience.

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

THE EIGHTIES # 578: DANTE VARONA, LIZ ALINDOGAN, PERLA BAUTISTA, RONALDO VALDEZ, BABY DELGADO IN "BITAG" (1984)


"Bitag" (1984)
Bathala Productions
Release Date June 16, 1984
Director of Photography Nonong Rasca
Art Director Peter Perlas
Film Editor Nap Montebon
Music Cecilio B. Cas
Executive Producer Naty Almanza
Story, Screenplay and Direction Edd Palmos
Cast Dante Varona, Liz Alindogan, Perla Bautista, Ronaldo Valdez, Baby Delgado/ Also Starring Roderick Paulate, Rommel Valdez, Walter Navarro

Saturday, June 12, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 577: DOLPHY, CONEY REYES, PANCHITO, WITH SNOOKY, MARICEL SORIANO, JULIE VEGA, JANICE DE BELEN, WILLIAM MARTINEZ, ALBERT MARTINEZ, EDGAR MANDE, REY 'PJ' ABELLANA IN "DADDY'S LITTLE DARLINGS" (1984)


"Daddy's Little Darlings" (1984)
Regal Films
Release Date June 16, 1984
Screenplay and Direction Luciano B. Carlos
Cast Dolphy, Coney Reyes, Panchito/ with Snooky, Maricel Soriano, Julie Vega, Janice de Belen, William Martinez, Albert Martinez, Edgar Mande, Rey 'PJ' Abellana/ with an All-Star Cast



Dolphy and Julie Vega in a scene from Regal Films' "Daddy's Little Darlings" (1984)

 

THE EIGHTIES # 576: JOSEPH ESTRADA, LAARNI ENRIQUEZ, WITH PAQUITO DIAZ, RAOUL ARAGONN, REZ CORTEZ, ANGELO CASTRO, JR. IN "BANGKANG PAPEL SA DAGAT NG APOY" (1984)


"Bangkang Papel sa Dagat ng Apoy" (1984)
Cine Suerte, Inc.
Release Date June 8, 1984
Cinematography Fredy Conde
Music Ernani Cuenco
Written and Directed by Edgardo M. Reyes
Cast Joseph Estrada, Laarni Enriquez/ Also Starring Paquito Diaz, Raoul Aragonn, Rez Cortez, Angelo Castro, Jr., Dave Brodett, Chito Ponce Enrile, Tonet Toledo

Friday, June 11, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 575: TITO, VIC & JOEY, POPS FERNANDEZ, JAYPEE DE GUZMAN, IKE LOZADA IN "GIVE ME FIVE!" (1984)


"Give Me Five!" (1984)
Seiko Films
Release Date June 8, 1984
Direction Mike Relon Makiling
Cast Tito, Vic & Joey, Pops Fernandez, Jaypee de Guzman, Ike Lozada/ Also Starring Frieda Fonda, Palito, Louella, Ritchie and Albert Eugenio

Thursday, June 10, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 574: "HILDA KORONEL, RIO LOCSIN, CHANDA ROMERO, CARMI MARTIN, MARIA ISABEL LOPEZ, BABY DELGADO AND GINA PARENO IN ISHMAEL BERNAL'S "WORKING GIRLS" (1984)


"Working Girls" (1984)
Viva Films
Release Date June 7, 1984
Written by Amado Lacuesta
Edited by Ike Jarlego, Jr.
Cinematography Manolo Abaya
Music Willie Cruz
Direction Ishmael Bernal
Cast Hilda Koronel, Rio Locsin, Chanda Romero, Carmi Martin, Maria Isabel Lopez, Baby Delgado and Gina Pareno


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 573: VILMA SANTOS, PHILLIP SALVADOR, WITH DEBORAH SUN, ALVIN ENRIQUEZ AND MARIO MONTENEGRO IN LINO BROCKA'S "ADULTERY (AIDA MACARAEG CASE NO. 7892)" (1984)


"Adultery (Aida Macaraeg, Case No. 7892)" (1984)
Regal Films
Release Date June 1, 1984
Based on a legal story by Aida Sevilla Mendoza
Screenplay Jose Javier Reyes
Cinematography Conrado Baltazar
Editor Rogelio Salvador
Music Lutgardo Labad
Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Vilma Santos, Phillip Salvador/ Also Starring Deborah Sun, Alvin Enriquez and Mario Montenegro


Synopsis: Aida Macareg (Vilma Santos) works as a waitress in a restaurant and is the lone breadwinner of her family. She goes berserk every time she comes home to an uncooperative sister, a jobless brother with a kid and a pregnant wife, a moralistic mother and a bedridden father. Aida longs for release from her situation.

Her boyfriend, Carding (Phillip Salvador), still has to finish college. He acts as courier for Bombay (Rene Hawkins), a drug dealer, who is also into other illegal activities. He is made to promise to avoid Bombay, but the need for money keeps him going to him for odd jobs.

One day, Aida turns her back on her family and asks Carding for a live-in arrangement. They move into an apartment they could hardly afford. He now depends on Bombay as their means of livelihood. He is able to buy appliances for her — and Aida is spared from working. However, Carding is caught red-handed and is implicated in the shooting of a policeman.

Aida goes back to work as a waitress. She visits Carding regularly in prison. She discovers she is pregnant. They decide to get married. Carding is sentenced to fourteen years in prison. Aida realizes she cannot bear the child in her reduced circumstances. She opts for an abortion. Her sister, Miriam (Deborah Sun), tells Carding she had a miscarriage.

In the restaurant, Aida meets Tito Pangilinan (Mario Montenegro) who is smitten with love for her. He is frank. He has a wife and three grown-up kids. Aida does not tell him the truth.

Carding is transferred to Davao. He writes several letters to Aida but they are not answered. One day, he is told that his sentence has been commuted. After seven years, he is finally free and starts to look for Aida. He hears stories from his aunt but does not believe her. He is able to track down Miriam who, caught by surprise, gives him her address.

It is a shocked Aida who meets Carding. She says she is keeping house for Miriam’s lover and child but this only makes him doubt her. The pieces do not fit and Carding discovers that the boy, Alvin, is Aida’s son. The relationship with Tito Pangilinan is revealed and Carding thinks the son is his.

Upon the instigation of his aunt, Carding sues for adultery. Tito is disgusted with Aida’s lies and removes their son from her care. He wants him spared from the trauma of the forthcoming trial. The trial finally descends on the protagonists.

The marriage is dissected; the past recalled. The question of his paternity props up, but Aida states to Carding’s chagrin, that he is not his child. His baby was aborted due to her hardships. The lawyer tells Aida that the trial will be resolved in Carding’s favor. She is advised to beg him to drop his suit so that she might be reunited with her son. She visits him in his aunt’s house but he is cool to her request.

During the day of the verdict, Carding announces that he is withdrawing the lawsuit. Days later, Carding brings Alvin to his waiting mom. It seems he told Tito he would drop the case if he returns Alvin to her. Carding has now accepted the sad facts of the situation. He is leaving for Cebu where he will be in charge of some agricultural lands. Aida thanks him profusely.

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

THE EIGHTIES # 572: DANTE VARONA, ANTHONY ALONZO, WITH LAARNI ENEIQUEZ, REX LAPID, JOONEE GAMBOA,ROI VINZON, DAN ALVARO IN "UBUSAN NG LAHI" (1984)


"Ubusan ng Lahi" (1984)
JPM Production Inc.
Release Date May 31, 1984
Story Manolo Maglaya
Direction Wilfredo Milan
Cast Dante Varona, Anthony Alonzo/ Also Starring Laarni Enriquez, Rex Lapid, Joonee Gamboa, Roi Vinzon, Dan Alvaro, Renato del Prado, Rommel Valdez, Den Montero, Mara Araneta, Ruben Rustia, Jimmy Santos, Robert Miller, Romy Nario, Mel Arca, Rocco Montalban/ Featuring Wester Cruz/ Special Participation of Mayor Consuelo Kare


 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 571: LITO LAPID, BABY DELGADO, LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, ROMY DIAZ, MELINDA MENDEZ, DICK ISRAEL IN "ANGKAN NG SIETE REALES" (1984)



"Angkan ng Siete Reales" (1984)
Seiko Films, Inc.
Release Date May 25, 1984
Based on the serialized novel by Carlo J. Caparas
Direction Pepe Marcos
Cast Lito Lapid, Baby Delgado, Leopoldo Salcedo, Romy Diaz, Melinda Mendez, Dick Israel

 

THE EIGHTIES # 570: LITO LAPID, ISABEL RIVAS, MADEL DE LEON, CONRAD POE, PAQUITO DIAZ, DENCIO PADILLA AND MAX ALVARADO IN "BARAKUDA: KILABOT NG KARAGATAN" (1984)


"Barakuda: Kilabot ng Karagatan" (1984)
Four-N Films
Release Date May 25, 1984
Story Val Aleta
Screenplay Lito de Guzman
Cinematography Rudy Monteloyola
Production Coordinator Tony Banta
Music Ernani Cuenco
Direction Augusto Salvador
Cast Lito Lapid, Isabel Rivas, Madel de Leon, Conrad Poe, Paquito Diaz, Dencio Padilla and Max Alvarado/ Also Starring Ernie Ortega, Robert Rivera and Ernie Forte/ with the special participation of Val Iglesia and Roy Oyama

Monday, June 7, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 569: CHARITO SOLIS, PEPSI PALOMA, COCA NICOLAS, SARSI EMMANUELLE, MYRA MANIBOG AND AL TANTAY IN "NAKED ISLAND" (1984)



Naked Island" (1984)
Regal Films
Release Date May23, 1984
Story and Screenplay Jose Javier Reyes
Cinematography Ricardo Jacinto
Editing Jess Navarro
Music Boy Alcaide
Direction Boots Plata
Cast Charito Solis, Pepsi Paloma, Coca Nicolas, Sarsi Emmanuelle, Myra Manibog and Al Tantay/ Introducing Lito Gruet




Saturday, June 5, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 568: JESS LAPID, JR., CACHUPOY, PIA MORAN, TATLONG ITLOG AND REDFORD WHITE IN "BILLY THE KID & THE SUNSHINE GID PLUS THENEVERMIND COMPANY" (1984)



"Billy the Kid & The Sunshine Gid 
Plus The Nevermind Company" (1984)
Bagong Silang Films, Inc.
Release Date May 16, 1984
Screenplay Jerry O Tirazona
Cinematography Rey de Leon
Film Editor Pepe Marcos
Music Rey Ramos
Produced by Paquito Reyes
Executive Producer Felix Dalay
Direction Tony Reyes
Cast Jess Lapid, Jr., Cachupoy, Pia Moran, Tatlong Itlog and Redford White/ Also Starring Romy Diaz, Suzanne Gonzales, Mark Talusan, Fred Panopio, Palito, Bing Angeles, Joaquin Fajardo, Renato del Prado, Joseph de Cordova, Danny Rojo, Ernie Forte, Danny Riel, Jun Santos, Jing Caparas, Jane Cuales, Nick Alladin/ Introducing Woodrow Torribio/ Featuring Manny Dora

Friday, June 4, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 567: RUDY FERNANDEZ, RIO LOCSIN, RONALDO VALDEZ, ANGELA PEREZ, WITH LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, PAQUITO DIAZ, PHILIP GAMBOA, MAX ALVARADO IN "MONTEMAYOR: TULISANG DAGAT" (1984)


"Montemayor: Tulisang Dagat" (1984)
Bonanza Films
Release Date May 10, 1984
Screenplay Humilde Roxas
Cinematography Ernie dela Paz
Film Editor Segundo Ramos
Music Jimmy Fabregas
Direction Nilo Saez
Cast Rudy Fernandez, Rio Locsin, Ronaldo Valdez, Anela Perez/ Also Starring Leopoldo Salcedo, Paquito Diaz, Philip Gamboa, Max Alvarado, Bert Olivar, Ernie Forte

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

THE EIGHTIES # 566: GLORIA DIAZ, AMY AUSTRIA, EDDIE GARCIA, TOMMY ABUEL, SUZANNE GONZALES AND INTRODUCING LYKA UGARTE IN "MAY LAMOK SA LOOB NG KULAMBO" (1984)


"May Lamok sa Loob ng Kulambo" (1984)
Essex Films
Release Date May 8, 1984
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine by Ben Pascual
Direction Danny L. Zialcita
Cast Gloria Diaz, Amy Austria, Eddie Garcia, Tommy Abuel, Suzanne Gonzales/ Introducing Lyka Ugarte



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