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Digitally Remastered, Ikaw Ay Akin

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The Reviews: “…After 37 years, Ikaw Ay Akin becomes a materialist indictment of the patriarchal deceit cisgender passion must contend with, opening up the queerness that emerges from feminine confidence as zone of alternative feelings. And, of course, Nora still punctures the assault with an imperturbable will to punctuate the sentence, despite the adages of her time failing to utter competitive affection, convincing Vilma that the encounter isn’t just about female rivalry, but also masculine decadence…” – J. Pilapil Jacobo, Young Critics Circle Film Desk, 21 November 2015 (READ MORE)

“…“Ikaw Ay Akin,” 1978, Ishmael Bernal. A refreshing change of role for the superstar, cast here as a smart and sophisticated horticulturist at odds with best friend and real-life rival Vilma Santos. Notable for its experimental and long closing shot of the two friends’ reunion, with only their eyes talking…” – Mario A. Hernando, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 01 October 2011 (READ MORE)

Manyikang Artista

Nowadays, hapi-hapi threesome sina Eddie Peregrina, Esperanza Fabon at Sweetheart. Sa mga hindi pa nakakaalam, mysterious pa nga ang every now and then ay tinatawag ni Ching (palayaw ni Espy) na “Sweetheart.” Ang hula pa ng iba ay si Eddie ang pinag-uukulan ni Espy ng ganitong ka-loving at very sweet na pagtawag.‬

Kung sa bagay ay posibleng si Eddie nga ito sapagka’t sa nakikita ngayong kay-tamis na pagtitinginan ng dalawa (noon pa ito nguni’t lalo itong tumitingkad sa araw-araw halos na pagkikita at pagsasama ng dalawa) ay walang duda na siya na nga ang “sweetheart”ni Espy.‬

Ito rin ang aking hinala nang hindi ko pa natutuklasan kung sinong talaga itong si “Sweetheart”. Iyon palaý ang 2 1/2 ft. na walking doll na ibinigay ni Eddie dito kay Espy, noon nakaraang Pasko, na may kasamang card na nasusulatan ng ganito: “Dearest Espy, Hope you like this simple remembrance of mine – AFFECTIONATELY, Eddie.”

Ang isa pang walking doll ang unti-unti ay humahabol sa katanyagan ng nagmamay-ari nito…si JAYPER. Ito ang very cute na manyikang ibinigay ng mga Jay Ilagan-Perla Adea fans kay “Ling” (palayaw ni Perla), kaya pinangalanan itong Jayper. Kung ano mang tagahanga mayroon si Perla ngayon ay gayon din si Jayper. At lalong sumikat si Jayper nang isang araw ay tumanggap siya ng call slip buhat sa Sampaguita Pictures! Iyon pala ay lalabas siya sa pelikulang “Fiesta Extravaganza.” Ang role niya ay kalaro ng manyika ring si Maria Leonora Theresa! Aba, akalain ninyo, fifty pesos a day pala siya (actually, ten peson siya at pa-aginaldo na sa kanya ni “Doc” Perez and iba)! At sinundo at inihatid siyang mag-isa ng panel ng Sampaguita! Star talaga! Pero hindi lang yan. Na-request si Jayper na mag-guest sa Operetang Putol-putol, at si Jay Ilagan mismo ang nagsabit ng kuwintas na sampaguita!

Ang isa pang manyika na may magandang kuwento ay si Snooky, ang living doll. Natatawang ikinuwento sa amin ng kanyang daddy na si Von Serna na noong bisperas ng Pasko ay namasyal silang mag-anak sa San Andres Market upang mamili ng maipagnonotse buwena. Nang bigla raw nakaalala si Snooky na ang gusto niyang prutas para sa notse buwena ay ubas!

Di naghanap nga sila ng ubas. Nang makakita raw sila, tuwang-tuwa itons si Snooky kaya nagpatimbang agad ng 3 kilo si Von. Nang tanungin daw nila kung magkano ang tatlong kilong ubas, muntik na raw bumaligtad si Von sa gulat. Ang presyo kasi ng 3 kilong ubas…100 pesos! At ‘yon palang lagay na ‘yon ay may discount pa sila, alang-alang sa pagkagiliw ng tindera kay Snooky! Actually thirty five pesos ang halaga ng isang kilo ng ubas. Kaya may discount silang limang piso.

Then there is Mannette, ang Nora-Manny doll na nasa pag-iingat ni Manny at inaalagaang mabuti ng matapat na fan ni Manny na may palayaw na “Baby” (Kaya siguro siya ang pinili ni Nora na mag-alaga kay Manette, ay dahil kapaayaw o tokaya niya). Ngayong wala pa si Nora Aunor, siya ang tumatayong proxy ni Nora bilang honorary member ng Blue Ladies led by “kumander” Pedring Villasan. – Movie Talk ni Virgie Ramos Lugo (From the pages of an unknown magazine, Circa 1970s)‬

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Vi @ Magandang Buhay

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Text credit: Mario Bautista, Video Credit: ABS-CBN, Photos: Online Postings – Fair Dealing in Effect, no commercial for profit dealings!

“ABS-CBN Gives Vilma Special Tribute – Vilma Santos is celebrating her birthday on Friday, November 3, and ABS-CBN paid her a special tribute via their morning show “Magandang Buhay” shown for two consecutive days. Hosts Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros are understandably excited in having the Batangas representative in their show. Many Kapamilya stars greeted Ate Vi during the show, including Charo Santos Concio, with whom she has worked in “Kapag Langit ang Humatol”. Another one who dropped by the studio was Xian Lim, who played Ate Vi’s son in “Everything About Her”, which gave him a couple of best supporting actor awards.

Ate Vi willingly shared her wealth of experiences during her 55 years in showbiz, right from when she started as a child star in films like “Trudis Liit” and “Ging” when she was 9 years old. She shared how she also became rebellious at one time, how her career suffered and how she was able to bounce back to become one of the country’s top box office draws and most honored actresses. Ate Vi even showed that her dancing prowess remains undiminished when she danced with brothers Jason and Joshua Zamora in an impromptu upbeat number. To honor her, the show gave her a special trophy given to the Momshie for All Seasons. Happy birthday, Ate Vi! May God continue to bless you with more birthdays, more blessings and more success to come!” – Mario Bautista, Journal, 27 October 2017 (READ MORE)