Sunday, February 23, 2014

Remembering Joe Quirino, Inday Badiday, Ike Lozada and Eddie Ilagan

Joe Quirino, more popularly known as Joe Quirino or JQ, was a Filipino entertainment columnist. He was also the host of the 1970s and 1980s television show, "Seeing Stars with Joe Quirino." - Wikipilipinas (READ MORE)

Eddie Ilagan "...I have been working since I was 8,” says Eddie Ilagan, “and I haven’t stopped working since then.” Eddie Ilagan is more popularly known to radio listeners and movie fans as “Eddielat:” Isa siya sa anim na anak ng batikang movie direktor na si Conrado Conde, ang panganay sa magkakapatid na Gerry de Leon, Tito Arevalo, Angel Esmeralda at iba pa. Isa si Eddie sa sikat na announcers ng DWWA at mapapakinggan siya araw-araw magmula alas-5 ng hapon hanggang alas-8:30 ng gabi. Puno ng mga balita (mostly movie news) ang kanyang programa at mahilig siyang magbigay ng komentaryo sa mga current events hindi lamang sa movies kundi pati na rin sa ibang fields. Nagsimula si Eddie sa Showbiz bilang child actor at karamihan ng mga ginawa niyang pelikula ay sa ilalim ng Sampaguita Pictures. He did some 20 movies as a child actor and his most important role was in his Uncle Gerry’s Noli Me Tangere where he played the role of Basilio. He also acted in radio shows, a difficult type of acting, according to Eddie, because you portray your character with your voice. “Kaya dapat mahusay ka sa vocal acting para lumabas na malinaw ang role mo,” he says. One of his memorable radio roles was as the sidekick of Kapitan Kidlat. Eddie took up several courses in college – Commerce, Computer Programming, etc. – but he never got to finish one. He also did stints on stage and in television but his world is really radio. “I’ve been a disc jockey since 1967,” Eddie says, “and I enjoy every minute of it.” Soon, if plans push through, Eddie might host a TV variety show to be called Most Beautiful Show, one feature of which is the Most Beautiful Contest he initiated in his radio program..." - Eddie Ilagan, JEH, April 27 1981 (READ MORE)

"...Inday Badiday (a.k.a. Ate Luds) doesn’t remember now who gave her the tableau containing that little prayer ("Ewan ko kung kaaway ko o kaibigan ko") but that’s beside the point. The tableau stands on her headboard and it’s the first thing Inday sees when she wakes up every morning. Sa totoo lang, Inday has been trying, during the past many years, to observe that prayer — to no avail. "Para akong si Mother Lily," says Inday, "pag hindi ko binuksan ang bibig ko, magugutom ako, hindi ako kikita. Aray ko!...Remember when Nora Aunor, displeased by a news report which she deemed favored Vilma Santos at her expense, asked her secretary to get back (that same evening!) a P5,000 check she had gifted Inday with a week earlier during the blessing of Inday’s house in Meycauayan, Bulacan?....Inday’s constant reminder to her children is this: "Don’t come to me crying!" That is also what the Ambassador would often tell his children: "Don’t ever come to me crying." "Military man kasi ‘yon, e." Inday hasn’t run back to Daddy crying ever since. "Alam mo," she admits, "people can accuse me of not having been a good wife. Pero walang makapagsasabing hindi ako naging mabuting ina." And that, would you believe, is the truth and nothing but." - Ricky Lo, Weekend magazine, March 10 1985 (READ MORE)

Lourdes Jimenez Carvajal (August 6, 1944 – September 26, 2003), better known as Inday Badiday, was a Filipino host and journalist who was known as Philippine television's "queen of showbiz talk shows" and "queen of intrigues". Referred to by many in the entertainment industry as "Ate Luds", Inday began her broadcasting career as a radio host who talked about show business. Her commentary and knowledge about the industry eventually brought her fame. One of her first shows was Nothing but the Truth and later See-True and Eye to Eye, which served as Philippine television's template for showbiz talk shows. These shows were all produced by GMA News and Public Affairs and her production company, LoCa Productions (LoCa is the combination of the first two letters of her names, Lourdes Carvajal). She made her television comeback in GMA Network in 2002 with the show Inday, Heart to Heart. Inday Badiday died on September 26, 2003, from multiple organ failure due to two strokes at 59 years old, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City. She had three children, Dolly Anne and Ricky from a previous marriage, and Clara (Klang-klang) by her beloved Gene "Bo" Palomo, the man Inday referred to in her famous parting shot, "Saranghamnida, Bo" (Korean for "I love you, Bo") in her program Eye to Eye. She was also the grandmother of Juicy co-host IC Mendoza. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

"...In the early 70s, the local entertainment industry was dominated by the love teams of Nora Aunor-Tirso Cruz and Vilma Santos-Edgar Mortiz. Arnold was a young teenager by the mid 70’s. Ike Lozada, a famous radio and TV host (known for his radio program, “Dambuhalang DJ”) and part-time talent manager conceptualized a junior love team that would target the younger audience and would follow the footsteps of the Nora-Tirso and Vi-Bubot love teams. The young love teams will be introduced in a new TV show which was planned to compete with the Channel 7 show, “Eto Na Kami”, another TV show quite popular with the young generation back then. Ike gathered the team of Arnold and Maribel “Lala” Aunor, Winnie Santos and Dondon Nakar that gave birth to the “Apat na Sikat” in Channel 9. The show was an instant hit not just with teen-agers, but also for older audiences and it quickly acquired a high rating among viewers. It was aired during prime time, and lasted for five years. People who grew up watching “Apat na Sikat” often associate Arnold’s name to the TV show, as it made television history during its prime...“Apat na Sikat” in the 70s was borne out of the imagination of the late Ike Lozada. Ike made quite a name for himself on his TV show “Big Ike’s Happening” and his AM radio program, “Dambuhalang DJ”. Like his colleague, Kuya Germs, Ike was also instrumental in launching the careers of young stars. The four young stars were easily brought to fame, because the two ladies were related to the star of the season. Winnie Santos is the younger sister of Vilma Santos, while Lala Aunor is the first cousin of Nora Aunor..." - Romy R. Protacio (READ MORE)

Enrique "Big Ike" Lozada (August 13, 1940-March 8, 1995) was a Filipino comedian, actor and TV host. He was born on August 13, 1940 in Iloilo City. He started acting at the age of 11 on the movie Mga Bituin ng Kinabukasan with the younger Susan Roces. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)


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