Ladies Who LunchBy Thelma Sioson San Juan
We can still hear Donnie’s throaty baritone that almost always would explode into laughter after he gave a wisecrack or naughty comment. That’s because we still can’t quite believe that Donnie just died last Tuesday at dawn, a few hours after his 73rd birthday.
By Cheche V. Moral
Manila’s social and fashion scene got a shock on Thursday when news spread that one of the city’s prettiest faces had died.
By Ellen Oliveros-Jovellanos
On Monday, many Filipinos will be thinking of one of the greatest human beings the Philippines has ever known, Fr. James B. Reuter, SJ. It will be his first death anniversary.
By Pablo A. Tariman
Up to the last minute, actor-director Behn Cervantes was directing what looked like the Theater of the Absurd on the subject of his death.
By Tim Dacanay
“Elmar, look where we are now,” exclaimed Celeste Legaspi onstage when she received her Philstage Natatanging Gawad Buhay! for Lifetime Achievement a few years back. Celeste singled out the Philstage executive director who, aside from overseeing the awards night at the CCP Little Theater, had also convinced a number of reviewers of national dailies and arts professors from different universities to band together to watch and judge the year-round shows of the professional performance groups comprising Philstage.
By Pam Pastor
We got to know him as Finn Hudson on the hit TV show “Glee,” the lovable jock who just discovered his passion for singing. As his TV character, Canadian actor Cory Monteith had his share of struggles—bullying, girl problems, his uncertain future, the evil Sue Sylvester—but in real life, he faced a bigger battle.
By JK Anicoche
“Direk, just tell me what you want me to do, ha. Huwag lang mahihiya— 65 na ako but I really want to learn pa! Acting is a continuous process of learning, di ba?”
By Bart Guingona
When I first worked with Daisy Hontiveros Avellana, she was all of 88. By then she had survived five heart attacks, was suffering from crippling arthritis, had seen the loss of a baby, her husband, and even of her house to fire. I was asked by her daughter Ivi Avellana-Cosio to join a staged reading of Ladislas Fodor’s “The Vigil” to be performed at Far Eastern University (FEU). We rehearsed in the garage of their Pasig home and she sat there, script on her lap with an impish grin puffing up her cheeks.
By Doris Pangilinan-Bohun
When God created man, one of His most durable creations must be Ambassador Bienvenido R. Tantoco Sr. “Tito Benny”—ambassador, businessman who brought quality goods to Filipinos (Rustan’s, SSI, Rustan’s Supermarkets, Starbucks), charity supporter, grandfather, uncle, father, etc.—invited his family and a few friends to an evening of delight to celebrate his 92nd birthday.
By Margie David Collins
As arrangements for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday are being made—with 2,300 guests including foreign dignitaries expected to attend the ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral—it has been confirmed that Her Majesty The Queen, with the Duke of Edinburgh, will lead mourners in honoring one of the towering figures of the political firmament of the 20th century.
By Bob Zozobrado
I had been reading the name “Lita Logarta” way before I finally got the privilege of meeting her in person, and by the time time that meeting took place, she had already added the extra “L” to her first name.