Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos-Recto (born Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos November 3, 1953 in Bamban, Tarlac), commonly known as Vilma Santos-Recto or Ate Vi is a Filipino actress and box office queen for almost four decades. One of the original Philippine movie queens, she rose up to become the versatile actress that has been given the fitting title of “Star for All Seasons” because of her capacity to adapt to the changing mores and values of the Filipino woman, giving a face to their plight and struggles, albeit in success both critically and box-office wise in some of Philippine cinema’s classics such as Trudis Liit (1963), Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), Burlesk Queen (1977), Relasyon (1982), Sister Stella L. (1984), Alyas Baby Tsina (1984), Pahiram ng Isang Umaga (1989), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Anak (2000) and Dekada ’70 (2002). She is currently the governor of Batangas, Philippines (2012)(Wikipedia).

For More Informations, Visit: Vilma Santos-Recto's Official Web-site

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Remembering...


Eddie Villavicencio Peregrina (11 November 1944 – 30 April 1977), better known as Eddie Peregrina, was a singer and leading matinee idol of the 1970s. Dubbed as "the Original Jukebox King," he was most famous for hit songs such as What Am I Living For, Together Again, Two Lovely Flowers and Mardy, among others. He died at the age of 32 after a freak car accident in EDSA...Eddie's Mustang car collided with a trailer truck in EDSA Shaw underpass in 1977. He died a month and a week later (April 30, 1977) at the age of 32 at Polymedic Hospital due to internal hemorrhage. His early and tragic death shocked his millions of fans nationwide. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Alfie Anido (December 31, 1959 – December 30, 1981) was a popular Filipino matinee idol best remembered for his death at the age of twenty one. He was the eldest of four children of Alberto Anido and Sara Serrano, and was the brother of Albert Anido, another Filipino actor. Born Alfonso Serrano Anido, he was also a fashion and commercial model before he became a contract star for Regal Films, a leading Filipino film production company. He was dubbed as one of the Regal Babies, along with then-young actors such as Gabby Concepcion, William Martinez, Albert Martinez, Jimi Melendez, Maricel Soriano, Snooky Serna and Dina Bonnevie. He was famously linked with Bonnevie, his co-star in the 1980 camp classic Temptation Island. At the time of his entry into show business, he was in college at the Ateneo de Manila University taking up Management. To date, an air of mystery still surrounds the circumstances behind Anido's death. The official version, contemporaneously reported in the mainstream Manila media, was that Anido had shot himself in a suicide.

This version has not been officially or authoritatively contradicted to this day. However, immediately after his death, rumors quickly spread that Anido was actually murdered, and that such fact was covered up owing to the prominence of the personalities allegedly involved. Fingers started pointing to the direction of the family of an ex-girlfriend whose father was a high ranking government official, Minister of Defense Juan Ponce Enrile. The rumor gained traction in Manila, which was then under the throes of the authoritarian rule of Ferdinand Marcos, whose government controlled the mass media during that period. Other versions on the death of Anido were printed in the alternative press such as the Philippine Collegian, the official student organ of the University of the Philippines, a hotbed of anti-Marcos activism. While the rumor that Alfie Anido was murdered still persists, with the aura of an urban legend, the fact remains that no evidence has been put forth to rebut the official version of a suicide. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo, better known by her stage name Julie Vega (May 21, 1968 – May 6, 1985), was a Filipina child actress, singer and commercial model. She remains very popular and well loved in her native Philippines, years after her sudden death at the age of 16 that triggered a massive outpouring of nationwide grief that is still vividly remembered by Filipino showbiz fans today. She won two FAMAS Awards for Best Child Actress during her brief showbiz career...Vega's life story was most notably shown on film through The Life Story of Julie Vega, which was shown shortly after her death. Nadia Montenegro portrayed the ill-fated movie and soap opera actress and singer, Jimmy Morato and Alicia Alonzo portrayed her parents, while her real-life brother Steve and babysitter Flor Argawanon appeared as themselves. That's Entertainment mainstays Jestoni Alarcon, John Regala and Hero Bautista also portrayed her brothers in the film. On television, through the October 2, 2003 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya entitled Unan (Tagalog for Pillow) played by Angelica Panganiban. Vega's parents were portrayed by Michael de Mesa and Rio Locsin. The said episode was well-received by both critics and Julie Vega fans alike and is noted for its use of actual footage of Vega’s burial which featured not only fans but also celebrities like Fernando Poe, Jr., Chiquito, Nida Blanca, Herbert Bautista and best friend Janice De Belen in mourning her death. The video footage was lent to the Maalaala Mo Kaya producers for the episode by the Postigos themselves. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Joel Alano (Joseph Emmanuel Alano in real life) was one of the most promising young actors of the 80s. He died of heart attack at the age of 21 years old. Today, October 28 is the 22nd death anniversary of the late actor.- James DR (READ MORE)

Rodel Naval (February 16, 1953 - June 11, 1995) was a well-known singer, songwriter and actor from the Philippines. He is best remembered for such songs as "Lumayo Ka Man" and "Muli". Rodel was the last one in the family of seven kids to arrive in Toronto. He came to Canada as landed immigrant sometime in 1980. After a year in Toronto, Rodel decided to try his luck in Los Angeles, California. He had three live major concert performances at the Ebell Theatre, the Scottish Rite Temple and at the Ambassador Hotel. It was during one of these concerts that a talent scout discovered him and made an offer for him to perform at Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. After Rodel had performed several times at Imperial Hotel in Las Vegas, his talent scout offered him to sign a contract as regular feature of the club. Few days before his new stint began, the stage of the club collapsed and several days later, the talent scout died of heart attack. Depressed, he went back to Los Angeles...He died on June 11, 1995, at age 42, barely three months after his father had died. He died of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. The public had little knowledge of what he was going through, though very much apparent of pain was his signature song "Lumayo Ka Man", whose music may have been inspired but the words were written by Rodel while grieving his mother's death. Infused with emotion and quiet suffering, the public had little knowledge that the hit love song was his cry to heaven for a mother taken too soon. He left behind not only beautiful memories for his family and his fans but also several songs which Rodel did not have time to popularize because of his illness. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan (March 14, 1975 – March 29, 2002) was a Filipino matinee idol, model, actor and entrepreneur. He was under an exclusive contract in the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network and was a member of their circle of home-grown talent named Star Magic. He was a Youth Spokesman for the Department of Education, touring the Philippines for free to promote education among youths, as well as establishing "Pinoy 'Yan!", a non-profit organization that aims to make young people stay in school and value education...Yan is one of four children, a grandson of former Foreign Affairs Secretary retired Gen. Manuel Yan. He was the brother of TV host Bobby Yan and, at the time of his death, was the boyfriend of Claudine Barretto. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

11th death anniversary - "...Bukas, March 29, ang 11th death anniversary ni Rico Yan na bangungot ang ikinamatay sa Dos Palmas Resort, Palawan. Good Friday bukas at Good Friday din nang sumakabilang-buhay ang aktor noong 2002. Hindi pa uso noon ang social media pero mabilis na kumalat ang balita dahil sa mga text message na umikot at gumimbal sa showbiz. Bago namatay si Rico, nakatikim siya ng blockbuster movie dahil pinilahan sa mga sinehan ang Got 2 Believe, ang pelikula nila ng kanyang ex-girlfriend na si Claudine Barretto. Nailihim nina Rico at Claudine na hiwalay na sila habang ipino-promote nila ang Got 2 Believe na mahigit isang buwan na ipinalabas sa mga sinehan. Nakiramay ako noon sa mga naulila ni Rico. Pumunta ako sa burol niya sa La Salle Greenhills. Mainit na noon ang network war ng ABS-CBN at GMA 7 kaya nang duma­ting ako, humingi pa ng clearance sa kinauukulan ang security guard ng La Salle Greenhills dahil Kapuso raw ako. Dumagsa ang fans ni Rico sa La Salle Greenhills dahil sa kagustuhan nila na makita sa huling pagkakataon ang aktor na kanilang iniidolo. Inabangan ng media ang pagdalaw noon ni Claudine sa burol ng kanyang ex-boyfriend..." - Lolit Solis, Pilipino Star Ngayon March 28 2013 (READ MORE)

Ronnel Victor - "Former movie star Ronnel Victor, known for his boy-next-door roles, succumbed to cancer of the colon yesterday in Chicago, Illinois (2 p.m. Manila times). He turned 32 last June 21. "We done everything," Victor's first cousin Marnie Ommalin told the Inquirer from Dipolog City yesterday. She said Ronnel has a tissue transplant last January following months of chemotherapy for the cancer. Ronnel - real name, Ronnel Isip - became comatose after he suffered massive rectal bleeding last Sunday, the cousin said. He died yesterday after months of confinement at the St. Francis Hospital in Illinois. The cancer was diagnosed June 2000. The biopsy showed that the disease was already in the third stage. Colonic cancer is characterized by the presence of masses in the large intestine and sporadic changes in bowel movement. "His family was at his bedside when he passed away," Omamalin said. "Before he died, he wanted to stay with his family." The actor's remains will no longer be flown to the Philippines and will instead be cremated in Chicago, the cousin said. Ronnel is survived by his parents, two siblings, two children and his partner of six years. The actor had left show business in 1993 but he recorded a Visayan album in 1996. He was a member of German Moreno's "That's Entertainment" on television and was discovered for show business by the late comedian-TV host Ike Lozada who also managed his career for awhile. From TV, Ronnel went on to make movies and was paired with the likes of Lotlot de Leon, Rita AVila and Sheryl Cruz. He starred in a number of youth-oriented movies mostly for Robbie Tan's Seiko Films where he was a contract star. From playing boy-next-door roles, Ronnel later shifted to character roles. He played the role of a seminarianin the 1987 hit "Working Girls 2" which starred Gloria Diaz, Dina Bonnevie and Dang Cecillio." - Leah Saltero and Marinel Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jul 2, 2002 (READ MORE)

Miguel Rodriguez was a soulwinner and former Filipino actor. A handsome hunk with features that made him look a bit like the late actor Chistopher Reeve, Miguel Rodriguez gave Richard Gomez a run for his money. Actually, the two were once together in the sitcom "Palibhasa Lalake" with Joey Marquez completing the wackiness...Mystery remains to cloak the death of actor and once-upon-a-time politician Miguel Rodriguez whose to His Gunshot body was discovered last February 7, 1998 by household help inside his house in BF Homes Internal Village, Talon, Las Piñas City...Speculations are running high on the real cause of the actor's death. A certain Bernadette Puno, who claimed to be a cousin of Rodriguez, said the actor died due to "collapsed pancreas." The autopsy report has not been released yet. Mediamen rushed to St. Jerome's Parish Church in Ayala, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)





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