Apoy Sa Ibabaw, Apoy Sa Ilalim (1977)


Basic Info: Screenplay, Director: Ben Feleo; Cast: Romeo Vasquez; Chanda Romero; Lorna Tolentino; Barbara Luna; Original Music: Demet Velasquez; Cinematography: Max de la Peña; Release Date: December 9 1977; Production Co: VS Films – IMDB

Plot Description: No information available except that the Vilma Santos’ birthday celebration was added as bonus feature of the film.

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Review: “…Ate Vi made around 198 films from 1963 to 2002. This includes cameo appearances in Dugo at Pagibig sa Kapirasong Lupa, Mga Mata ni Angelita, Huwag Hamakin Hostess (with Nora Aunor and Alma Moreno with Vilma getting Orestes Ojeda in the end), Candy, No Other Love, Charot, Rizal Alih, Engkanto, and ‘Bukas Sisikat Din Ang Araw’, a Gabby-Snooky starrer, produced by friend Gabby Concepcion…” – The 28th (READ MORE)

Victoria Lorna Aluquin, better known as Lorna Tolentino, sometimes known as L.T., an abbreviation of her screen name (born December 23, 1961), is a Filipina actress, host, executive producer and widow of actor Rudy Fernandez. Together, they bore two sons named Ralph and Renz. She was born on December 23, 1961 in Concepcion, Tarlac and later moved to Manila. Her dad is from Liliw, Laguna. She is also the stepmother of actor Mark Anthony Fernandez. She is first cousin to actress Amy Austria and a niece of actor Jerry Pons. She was married to Rudy Fernandez from 1983 till his untimely death in 2008. They had two children. She attended the elementary grades at St. Anthony School where she also finished high school She took up a Bachelor of Arts course at St. Paul College in Quezon City, and also at the University of Santo Tomas and Maryknoll College. She started her career as a child actress. Later, she portrayed the young Susan Roces in Divina Gracia and has a total of at least 60 movies. She has won eight film awards and garnered 20 nominations (mostly for Best Actress in FAMAS). She’s also one of the Grandslam actresses in the Philippine Cinema together with Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos and Sharon Cuneta. She won her Grandslam Best Actress for Narito Ang Puso Ko (1993). – Wikipedia (READ MORE)

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Film Review: Pulot-gata, Pwede Kaya? (1977)

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The Plot:Pulot-gata, Pwede Kaya? (1977) – An intrigued filled love affair between Baby Abueva a poor lass of Baguio and Teddy Burgos a millionaire from Zamboanga. An affair married with the appearance of Lota. – Kabayan Central (READ MORE)

The Reviews: – Serialized in Wakasan Komiks Magazine published by Nestor Leonidez, and under the direction of one of the most workaholic director of the 70s, Leonardo L. Garcia, “Pulot-Gata, Pwede Kaya?” started with rich man Bobby, who is trying to live a new persona as a poor bell boy to lure a hotel receptionist Baby Abueva (Vilma Santos). Abueva won Baguio City’s 1977 Summer Girl.  She then started some modeling gig while being pursued by the bell boy, Teddy/Bobby (Romeo Vasquez).  Teddy’s assistant played by comedian, Tange, took Bobby’s identity and became the boss.  They tried to cover up their secrets until Bobby’s long time ex-fiance, played by the young Suzanne Gonzales, found out what the two are up to.  Suzanne then, concocted a plan to destroy Bobby’s new affair by asking Bobby’s opportunist attorney played by Rodolfo “Boy” Garcia to produce a fake marriage contract.  She then confronted Baby with this document.  As a result, Baby broke-up with Teddy/Bobby, who earlier proposed to marry her.  Bobby discovered the fake marriage contract and fired his attorney.  He then explained this to Baby and they reconciled.  The End.  Pulot-Gata was one of the several hit films of Romeo Vasquez and Vilma Santos.  And one of the forgettable ones.  It exploits their real and reel life relationships.  Despite the film’s poor material, you can see their screen chemistry in several light comedic scenes.  Ruel Vernal’s fight scene with Vasques can be shortened or edited out.  Ditto with Susane Gonzales scenes in the hotel room, attempting to seduce back her ex-fiance.  In addition to some comedic scenes that can be edited, Vilma’s dramatic scene near end, can also be shortened.  A more watchable film of Vi and Romeo were “Dalawang Pugad Isang Ibon” and “Nag-aapoy na Damdamin.”  After watching “Pulot-Gata, Puede Kaya?” (literally means, “Sweet-Coconut, Can it be?” which can be assumed about the May-December affair of Santos and Vasquez), one can clearly say, “YES” to the real relationship of Vi and Romeo but NO to this films. – RV

Ang Makulay na Buhay-Pag-ibig ni Rosa Vilma Santos (Repost)

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Makulay ding masasabi ang kabanatang may kinalaman sa buhay-pag-ibig ng ating hinahangaang at iniidolong aktres na si Rosa Vilma Santos. Bukod sa kanyang record bilang the greatest actress of all times and the reigning movie queen of the local cinema ay naitala rin ang kasaysayan ng kanyang pag-ibig. In her early stage of her career, ang dalagang si Vilma Santos ang most desired at most desirable actress, at ang record niyang ‘yon ang nangingibabaw in an industry which feeds on gossip and intrigue. Truly, the star for all seasons and reasons has the longest line of suitors and admirers, barring none. In and out of showbiz, Ate Vi would easily be the most desired star of them all. And to think that she’s not the typical sex symbol of our parochial mold. In matters of the heart, Ate Vi had many romantic interludes with these interesting men in and out of showbiz world. Considers the names that the rumor mill has linked to her: Edgar Mortiz, Eddie Peregrina, Jay Ilagan, Jojit Paredes, Ronnie Henares, Erik Espina, Bongbong Marcos, Dave Brodette, Junior, FPJ, Meng Fei, Dolphy, Jimmy Morato, Rollie Quizon, Bembol Roco, Eugene Torre, Boyet de Leon, Mark Gil, Zaldy Zshornack, Jun Arestorenas, Eddie Rodriguez, Ricky Belmonte, Romeo Vasquez, Mat Ranillo, Joey Stevens, Lito Lapid, Glenn Capacio, Paul Alvarez, Alvin Patrimonio, Dante Silverio, Edu Manzano, Philip Salvador, Miguel Rodriguez, Ronnie Ricketts, Aga Muhlach, Eric Quizon, Gabby Concepcion, Nonoy Zuniga, Jolly Benitez, and Senator Ralph Recto. Her lovelife is one of the movielands’ most colorful and also the stormiest. Like the other actresses who fell in love and fell out of love, Ate Vi has had her share of sad valentines. But while she loved, she loved to the fullest and gave her all. And when she got separated from her first husband, Edu Manzano, she did not linger on the broken pieces of a love affair turned sour.

There was no bitterness or rancour. After all, that bond gave her a son, Luis Manzano. Maraming makukulay na episodes sa buhay-pag-ibig ni Ate Vi. Merong totoo, meron namang nanatiling tsismis lang. Sa pagpapakasal niya kay Senator Ralph Recto ay naipinid na ang chapters na ito sa lovelife ng actress-politician. Mahirap ang maging Vilma Santos.Isa kang “Star for All Seasons”, libu-libo ang mga tagahanga, sinasamba at iniidolo. Napakahirap humanap ng Mr. Right Man na aangkop sa pagiging Vilma Santos niya sa loob at labas ng daigdig ng pelikula. Her being number one star-actress poses a different problem to suitors of lesser means. Of the sundry men that the rumor mill has identified with her, Ate Vi admits to having had real relationships with only five: Edgar Mortiz, her first boyfiend; Ronnie Henares, to whom she was engaged; Romeo Vasquez,her controversial beau; Edu Manzano, to whom she was married and eventually divorced; and Senator Ralph Recto, her longest affair, the only boyfiend she had after her first marriage broke-up and the father of her child, Ryan Christian.

Ate Vi learned different things in the seasons she spent with them. Si Edgar Mortiz ay isang bahagi ng puppy love ni Ate Vi. Itinuring na subok na matibay, subok na matatag ang kanilang tambalan.Mula nang magkatambal sa pelikula, nagkaroon din sila ng mga TV shows tulad ng “The Sensations” at “Edgar Loves Vilma”. Si Bobot ay ang first love ni Ate Vi. Tumagal din ang relasyon ng dalawa na umabot ng tatlong taon na mahigit. Akala nila ay panghabambuhay na ang kanilang relasyon but it suddenly ended on April 28, 1974. Sa kung anong tunay na dahilan ng kanilang break-up ay hindi naging malinaw. In fact, naging very close nga sila ni Edgar at pati ang kani-kanilang pamilya, to the point na angpatayo pa sila ng bahay na magkatabi lamang sa isang subarban subdivision. Dahil sa magkaibang estado nila, mas sikat si Ate Vi noon kaysa sa kanyang screen partner, at hindi pag-usad ng career ni Bobot ay nagbunga ng kanilang argumento. Siguro nga, isa sa mga dahilan ng kanilang paghihiwalay. Career move, ika nga. Even now that they lead separate lives, Vilma and Edgar have remained the best of friends.

Taong 1975, a year after she had ended her colorful involvement with Edgar, pumasok naman sa eksena ang elitistang singer na si Ronnie Henares. In a way, matagal nang magkakilala ang dalawa pero nagkaroon lang sila ng pagkakataong maging close nang mag-guest si Ronnie sa drama anthology ni Ate Vi ang “Dalambuhay ni Rosa Vilma”. Inamin naman ni Ate Vi sa mga interviews na si Ronnie ang siyang naging instrumento niya na matutong magsalita ng wastong English-bagay na hindi naman ikinahihiyang aminin ng aktres. He taught her how to pronounce English words. Malapit sa isa’t isa ang pamilya nilang dalawa. Muntik na rin silang lumagay sa tahimik pero hindi maiwasan ‘yung nagkaroon sila ng sigalot sa kanilang pagitan, at hindi na nga naisakatuparan pa ang planong humarap ng altar. Nangibabaw pa rin ang obligasyon ni Ate Vi sa kanyang pamilya at dedication sa career kaya eventually ay sa paghihiwalay rin nagtapos ang dapat sana’y makulay na episode sa kanyang buhay. Romeo Vasquez is an oddity in Vilma’s life. Hindi akalain ng lahat na ang isang notorious playboy and balikbayan actor would capture the heart of the then elusive Ate Vi.

Nagkaroon sila ng affair which lasted for more than a year. Kilala si Bobby sa pagiging bohemyo kaya naman walang kakilala si Ate Vi na bumoto sa aktor. Ate Vi was love struck at talagang na head-over heels in love. Nagsimula ang kanilang affair sa set ng kanilang pelikulang “Nag-aapoy na Damdamin”. True to this title, nagliyab silang dalawa at tunay ngang nag-apoy ang kanilang damdamin. May plano pa nga sila ni Bobby na magpakasal sa Europe. Talagang Ate Vi was ready to give up her life as an actress and would settle with the actor abroad. And with herb relationship with Bobby, nag-surface ang bagong Vilma Santos.Ate Vi realized that she cann’t sacrifice everything for love. Nagising siya sa katotohanan at nagkamali kung kaya nagdesisyon siyang kumalas sa bohemyong aktor. Nagkulay rosas noon ang mundo ni Ate Vi at ibinigay ng buong laya ang sarili’t pag-ibig sa isang Mr. Edu Manzano na kung saan nagbunga yun ng isang Lucky. Umusbong ang pagkakakilala nila ni Doods sa Cebu City, kung saan nagkasabay sila sa flight paluwas ng Maynila.Nag-shooting kasi noon si Ate Vi ng pelikulang “Yakapin Mo Ako Lalaking Matapang” at parang pinagtiyap ng panahon na magkrus ang kanilang landas. Ibang klase ang ginawang panunuyo ni Doods sa aktres.Naroon ang yayain nito si Ate Vi na kumain sa turo-turo.Nahulog ang loob ng aktres na siempre pa na humantong sa kanilang pagpapakasal. Bale sa abroad, sa Las Vegas naganap ang kanilang kasal. Hindi naging matagumpay ang kanilang pagsasama dahil na rin sa baon ng utang sa BIR nang panahong ‘yon. Akala ng lahat ay si Esu na ang Mr.Right Guy kay Ate Vi. Hindi pala.Ang isang masaya, makulay, masiglang simula’y sa paghihiwalay din nauwi. Mga tatlong taon lamang silang nagsama pero nanatiling mabuting magkaibigan sila.Sa Guam naaprubahan ang divorce nila on July 25, 1986 or thereabouts. Ang inaakala ni Ate Vi na mahihirapan niyang hanapin ang tamang lalaki sa kanyang buhay ay natagpuan sa katauhan ni Senator Ralph Recto. Despite a 10-year age gap, her marriage with Ralph has weathered all storms and is now into its 20 years. And it is still going strong.

Ang kay Edgar, kay Ronnie, kay Romeo, kay Edu- ay pawang mga kasaysayang puwede natin isapelikula. Dahil bahagi na lamang sila ng kahapong may tamis at pait sa gunita. Cute ang sa kanila ni Bobot. Masaya ang kay Ronnie. Maligaya ang kay Bobby. Makasaysayan ang kay Doods. Pero ang kay Senator Ralph Recto ay pinakamaigting na relasyong hinding-hindi malilimot ng isang Vilma Santos. One thing is most important at this time in Vilma’s life-her marriage with Senator Ralph Recto, ostensibly destined to be the most important in her life from now on. – Willie Fernandez, V magazine, 2005

Filmography: Nag-aapoy na Damdamin (1976)

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Basic Information: Directed: Leonardo Garcia; Story: Marty Gee Aragon; Screenplay: Ramon Marcelino; Cast: Vilma Santos, Romeo Vasquez, Aurora Salve, Walter Navarro, Romy Diaz, Ely Roque, Tintoy, Tita De Villa, Pepot, Ruben Tizon; Original Music: D’Amarillo; Cinematography: Ricardo Herrera

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Review: “…Sometime in the mid 70s, matinee idol Romeo Vasquez returned to the movie scene after a long absence, his movie career in limbo after his failed marriage with popular actress Amalia Fuentes. His team-up with Vilma Santos somehow rekindled and revived his career. Their first movie together, Nag-aapoy na Damdamin in 1976 turned out to be a big hit. Despite their age gap, reel and real life sweetheart, Romeo, 34 and Vilma, 23, soon became the hottest love team, doing one hit movies after another…” – Video 48 (READ MORE)

“…Romeo Vasquez is an oddity in Vilma’s life. Hindi akalain ng lahat na ang isang notorious playboy and balikbayan actor would capture the heart of the then elusive Ate Vi. Nagkaroon sila ng affair which lasted for more than a year. Kilala si Bobby sa pagiging bohemyo kaya naman walang kakilala si Ate Vi na bumoto sa aktor. Ate Vi was love struck at talagang na head-over heels in love. Nagsimula ang kanilang affair sa set ng kanilang pelikulang “Nag-aapoy na Damdamin”. True to this title, nagliyab silang dalawa at tunay ngang nag-apoy ang kanilang damdamin. May plano pa nga sila ni Bobby na magpakasal sa Europe. Talagang Ate Vi was ready to give up her life as an actress and would settle with the actor abroad. And with herb relationship with Bobby, nag-surface ang bagong Vilma Santos. Ate Vi realized that she cann’t sacrifice everything for love. Nagising siya sa katotohanan at nagkamali kung kaya nagdesisyon siyang kumalassa bohemyong aktor…” – Willie Fernandez (READ MORE)

“…But it was with handsome actor Romeo Vasquez that Vilma Santos had her most controversial relationship. Romeo was the former husband of Philippine movie queen Amalia Fuentes. He and Vilma first paired in the movie Nag-aapoy na Damdamin (1976). It was also during this year that they became a couple. They made several movies together, all of which did well at the box-office. Vi and Bobby (Romeo’s nickname) became the most-talked about reel and real love team at the time. The relationship was always on the pages of showbiz magazines and tabloid entertainment section pages because of the intrigues and the personalities who got involved with them…” – Rommel R. Llanes (READ MORE)

“…And came her romance with Romeo Vasquez, boosting both their stocks at the box office (their two starrers, Nagaapoy Na Damdamin and Pulot-Gata where Vilma did her own wet style, were big moneymakers). The tandem, although it did help Vilma, actually helped Vasquez more in reestablishing himself at the box office (without Vilma, his movies with other leading ladies hardly create any ripple). In Susan Kelly, Edad 20, Vilma played a notorious-woman role that required her to wear skimpy bikini briefs in some scenes, following it up with two giant sizzlers (Dalawang Pugad Isang Ibon and Madakit Masarap Ang Umibig) that catapulted her as the newest Bold Queen…” – Ricardo F. Lo, Expressweek, Jan 19 1978 (READ MORE)

“…Nang sumunod ng taon, 1977, nakilala niya at nakatambal si Romeo Vasquez sa “Nagaapoy Na Damdamin.” Nang mga panahong iyon, nagpasiya na si Vi na bumukod ng tirahan. Ang tanging hangarin niya noon: matutong mamuhay nang mag-isa, magpasiya nang siya lamang ang mananagot sa anumang kahihinatnan, at matikman ang inaakala niyang kalayaan na ganap lamang niyang mapagsasawaan kung siya’y nakahiwalay sa mga magulang at kapatid. Naganap nga ang kanyang kagustuhan, ngunit hungkag pa rin ang kanyang buhay. Walang direksiyon. Ang naging publisidad nang hakbang na ito ni vi ay ang diumano’y pagsasabi niya na “I want to be liberated.” Marami ang nagtaas ng kilay. At lalo nang hindi nila maibaba ito nang mapabalita na si Bobby ay kasintahan na ni Vi. Lalong gumulo na ang iba’t ibang nasulat tungkol sa dalawa. Hanggang sa tuluyan nang maghiwalay sila ng landas…” – Ched P. Gonzales (READ MORE)

Filmography: Bakit Kailangan Kita? (1978)

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Basic Information: Story: Pierre Salas; Screenplay: Allan Jayme Rabaya; Direction: Emmanuel H. Borlaza; Cast: Romeo Vasquez, Vilma Santos, Ma-an Hontiveros, Laurice Guillen, Romeo Enriquez, Mary Walter; Cinematography: Oscar Querijero; Music: George Canseco; Production Company: Lea Productions; Release Date: February 3, 1978; Theme Songs: “Kailangan Kita” performed by Leah Navarro

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Review: “Sometime in the mid 70s, matinee idol Romeo Vasquez returned to the movie scene after a long absence, his movie career in limbo after his failed marriage with popular actress Amalia Fuentes. His teamup with Vilma Santos somehow rekindled and revived his career. Their first movie together, Nag-aapoy na Damdamin in 1976 turned out to be a big hit. Despite their age gap, reel and real life sweetheart, Romeo, 34 and Vilma, 23, soon became the hottest love team, doing one hit movies after another…” – Video 48 (READ MORE)

“…Romeo Vasquez is an oddity in Vilma’s life. Hindi akalain ng lahat na ang isang notorious playboy and balikbayan actor would capture the heart of the then elusive Ate Vi. Nagkaroon sila ng affair which lasted for more than a year. Kilala si Bobby sa pagiging bohemyo kaya naman walang kakilala si Ate Vi na bumoto sa aktor. Ate Vi was love struck at talagang na head-over heels in love. Nagsimula ang kanilang affair sa set ng kanilang pelikulang “Nag-aapoy na Damdamin”. True to this title, nagliyab silang dalawa at tunay ngang nag-apoy ang kanilang damdamin. May plano pa nga sila ni Bobby na magpakasal sa Europe. Talagang Ate Vi was ready to give up her life as an actress and would settle with the actor abroad. And with herb relationship with Bobby, nag-surface ang bagong Vilma Santos.Ate Vi realized that she cann’t sacrifice everything for love. Nagising siya sa katotohanan at nagkamali kung kaya nagdesisyon siyang kumalas sa bohemyong aktor…” – Willie Fernandez (READ MORE)

“…But it was with handsome actor Romeo Vasquez that Vilma Santos had her most controversial relationship. Romeo was the former husband of Philippine movie queen Amalia Fuentes. He and Vilma first paired in the movie Nag-aapoy na Damdamin (1976). It was also during this year that they became a couple. They made several movies together, all of which did well at the box-office. Vi and Bobby (Romeo’s nickname) became the most-talked about reel and real love team at the time. The relationship was always on the pages of showbiz magazines and tabloid entertainment section pages because of the intrigues and the personalities who got involved with them…” – Rommel R. Llanes (READ MORE)

Filmography: Pag-ibig ko sa iyo lang Ibibigay (1978)

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Basic Information: Directed: Nilo Saez; Story, screenplay: Bert Mendoza; Cast: Romeo Vasquez, Vilma Santos, Perla Bautista, Romy Diaz, Rodolfo Boy Garcia, Nello Nayo, Dexter Doria, Ely Roque, Richard Romuldez; Original Music: D’ Amarillo; Cinematography: Alfonso Alvarez; Theme Songs: “Pag-ibig ko sayo ko lang ibibigay” performed by Flippers

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Review: “Sometime in the mid 70s, matinee idol Romeo Vasquez returned to the movie scene after a long absence, his movie career in limbo after his failed marriage with popular actress Amalia Fuentes. His teamup with Vilma Santos somehow rekindled and revived his career. Their first movie together, Nag-aapoy na Damdamin in 1976 turned out to be a big hit. Despite their age gap, reel and real life sweetheart, Romeo, 34 and Vilma, 23, soon became the hottest love team, doing one hit movies after another…” – Video 48 (READ MORE)

“…Romeo Vasquez is an oddity in Vilma’s life. Hindi akalain ng lahat na ang isang notorious playboy and balikbayan actor would capture the heart of the then elusive Ate Vi. Nagkaroon sila ng affair which lasted for more than a year. Kilala si Bobby sa pagiging bohemyo kaya naman walang kakilala si Ate Vi na bumoto sa aktor. Ate Vi was love struck at talagang na head-over heels in love. Nagsimula ang kanilang affair sa set ng kanilang pelikulang “Nag-aapoy na Damdamin”. True to this title, nagliyab silang dalawa at tunay ngang nag-apoy ang kanilang damdamin. May plano pa nga sila ni Bobby na magpakasal sa Europe. Talagang Ate Vi was ready to give up her life as an actress and would settle with the actor abroad. And with herb relationship with Bobby, nag-surface ang bagong Vilma Santos.Ate Vi realized that she cann’t sacrifice everything for love. Nagising siya sa katotohanan at nagkamali kung kaya nagdesisyon siyang kumalas sa bohemyong aktor…” – Willie Fernandez (READ MORE)

“…But it was with handsome actor Romeo Vasquez that Vilma Santos had her most controversial relationship. Romeo was the former husband of Philippine movie queen Amalia Fuentes. He and Vilma first paired in the movie Nag-aapoy na Damdamin (1976). It was also during this year that they became a couple. They made several movies together, all of which did well at the box-office. Vi and Bobby (Romeo’s nickname) became the most-talked about reel and real love team at the time. The relationship was always on the pages of showbiz magazines and tabloid entertainment section pages because of the intrigues and the personalities who got involved with them…” – Rommel R. Llanes (READ MORE)

Filmography: Pulot-gata, Pwede Kaya? (1977)

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Basic Information: Directed: Leonardo L. Garcia; Story, screenplay: Bert R. Mendoza; Serialized in Wakasan Komiks Magazine published by Nestor Leonidez; Cast: Romeo Vasquez, Vilma Santos, Suzanne Gonzalez, Rodolfo Boy Garcia, Tange, Ruel Vernal, Ricky Manalo Jr., Vanessa Lopez, Tita De Villa, Richard Santiago, Paraluman, Palito; Original Music: Restie Umali; Cinematography: Ricardo Herrera

Plot Description: An intrigued filled love affair between Baby Abueva a poor lass of Baguio and Teddy Burgos a millionaire from Zamboanga. An affair married with the appearance of Lota. – Kabayan Central (READ MORE)

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Review: “…And came her romance with Romeo Vasquez, boosting both their stocks at the box office (their two starrers, Nagaapoy Na Damdamin and Pulot-Gata where Vilma did her own wet style, were big moneymakers). The tandem, although it did help Vilma, actually helped Vasquez more in reestablishing himself at the box office (without Vilma, his movies with other leading ladies hardly create any ripple). In Susan Kelly, Edad 20, Vilma played a notorious-woman role that required her to wear skimpy bikini briefs in some scenes, following it up with two giant sizzlers (Dalawang Pugad Isang Ibon and Madakit Masarap Ang Umibig) that catapulted her as the newest Bold Queen…” – Ricardo F. Lo, Expressweek, Jan 19 1978 (READ MORE)

“…Pulot-Gata was one of the several hit films of Romeo Vasquez and Vilma Santos. And one of the forgettable ones. It exploits their real and reel life relationships. Despite the film’s poor material, you can see their screen chemistry in several light comedic scenes. Ruel Vernal’s fight scene with Vasques can be shortened or edited out. Ditto with Susane Gonzales scenes in the hotel room, attempting to seduce back her ex-fiance. In addition to some comedic scenes that can be edited, Vilma’s dramatic scene near end, can also be shortened. A more watchable film of Vi and Romeo were “Dalawang Pugad Isang Ibon” and “Nag-aapoy na Damdamin.” After watching “Pulot-Gata, Puede Kaya?” (literally means, “Sweet-Coconut, Can it be?” which can be assumed about the May-December affair of Santos and Vasquez), one can clearly say, “YES” to the real relationship of Vi and Romeo but NO to this films…” – RV (READ MORE)