Limelight

Clan of mestizo, mestiza screen idols bred of new Soroptimist International in Bagong Parañaque president

After the induction of the new set of officers and members of the Soroptimist International of Bagong Parañaque (SIBP) at the Manila Elks Club in Makati City, elected President Imelda Rivero-Vibar said she has an affinity with a number of small and big screen idols, one of them newscaster and actor Bon Vibar. “Bon is the first cousin of my …

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Jay Altarejos: “If ‘Maid in Malacanang’ and ‘Katips’ are for the people, they should be shown free to the public”

It must be the dawn of a new era in Philippine cinema when a filmmaker as Joselito Altarejos, also known as Jay Altarejos (“Pink Halu-Halo,” “Ang Lalake Parola,” “Ang Lihim ni Antonio,” “Unfriend,” “Jino to Mari” etc. has mouthed courageous soundbites during his self-initiated event, “Alt-rHeroes” to celebrate his fifteen years in filmmaking at the Mowelfund last Satruday afternoon. “Kailangang …

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Philstagers Foundation to restage “Katips” stage musical

From theatre to the big screen back to stage. This is the journey of the now controversial narrative of “Katips” on the horrors of Martial Law. It started onstage years ago which was produced by Philstagers Foundation written, directed and acted by Vince Tañada. Now it has gone full circle. After its film version which harvested varied and mixed reactions, …

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Vina Morales fully supports Gloria Sevilla Foundation

Not only were they generational colleagues in the local entertainment industry but their common birth origins made the bond between Vina Morales and the late actress Gloria Sevilla more meaningful and symbiotic. Vina and Gloria, known as the Queen of Visayan Movies, are known Cebuanos and this affinity made their shared vision doable in many aspects of celebrity lives. When …

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Elijah Canlas departs from BL image in the 2022 Cinemalaya prizewinning “Blue Room”

It’s a public knowledge that young actor Elijah Canlas made a name for himself in the biz because of his cutting edge performances in a series of Boys Love (BL) films such as the franchise “Game Boys.” “I’m thankful for the breaks BL films have given me,” quipped Elijah in a brief encounter at the lobby of Dream Theater at …

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Kathryn Bernardo misses Daniel Padilla in fun softdrink campaign

Each day isn’t complete if lovers Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla don’t see each one from moment to moment. It’s just like an empty glass of water they need to fill up to share and sip from using one and the same straw. Their mutual presence is like day and night, sun and moon, paper and pen, profile and post, …

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Max Eigenmann dedicates 2022 Cinemalaya Best Actress Award to Cherie Gil

In a euphoric mood upon receiving the 2022 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Best Actress award for her riveting role as a middle-aged pregnant woman who indecisively wants to keep her baby for the film “12 Weeks,” Max Eigenmann thanked a number of people in her acceptance speech for the support they have been giving her. What stood out in …

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Dexter Doria plays Madam Critic to Vince Tañada’s Blackbox Theater

Where does criticism begin and friendship end? Actress Dexter Doria and producer, director, writer and actor Vince Tañada have been friends for years but there is a line that divides the bond between the two film, television and artists. Dexter has maintained her independence as a screen persona and as a private individual who has duties and responsibilities in the …

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The show goes on for Max Eigenmann amid family tragedy

The day award-winning actress Cherie Gil died last August 5, 2022, Max Eigenmann was in iconic fashion designer Albert Figueras’ atelier in Makati City. Max at the time was excited and cheerful in fitting the frocks Albert made for her. “Ang saya-saya pa ni Max habang nagsusukat ng mga gown ko (Max was very happy fitting in my creations for her),” informed Figueras who created …

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Cherie Gil dies of cancer at 59

by Boy Villasanta Her disappearance from the local show business was so sudden that the public terribly missed her as the most effective Primera Contravida in Philippine big and small screens. Her death was as swift as the whiff of the wind when actor Sid Lucera officially announced her aunt’s demise. Death, in her case, was like a thief in …

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