The youngest of 5 siblings, Jay-R grew up having not much. He was forced to quit school in order to help out his parents. Jay-R used to live in Manila with his uncle who introduced him to the band scene, unfortunately Jay-R’s too young to work in a band that time and had to go back home to Cebu. He has big dreams for himself and is determined to make it big.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
The youngest of 5 siblings, Jay-R grew up having not much. He was forced to quit school in order to help out his parents. Jay-R used to live in Manila with his uncle who introduced him to the band scene, unfortunately Jay-R’s too young to work in a band that time and had to go back home to Cebu. He has big dreams for himself and is determined to make it big.
Anna Fegi hails from Toledo City, Cebu. She started her singing career when she became a member of then well known group organized by a famous musical composer, arranger Mr. Ryan Cayabyab, The Smokey Mountain.
She had just completed her contract last year at the Disneyland Hongkong.
Here’s the straight message from Ms. Raki after winning at the Broadway.
“Hi everyone. Good day! Praise God! I got the chance to be a 2007 Champion of the World Grand Finalist among 5000 acts. I was among the Top 5 Senior Vocal soloists in the World. I got 2 gold plaques as 2007 senior female vocal champion of the world in Broadway & Contemporary categories, 3 Gold Medals, 2silver medals & an Industry medal award. Thank you very much for your prayers. God is so good! Mabuhay Cebu! Mabuhay Philippines!:)”- rochelle raki vega
Birthday: June 14, 1973
Birth Place: Cebu
Foreign: Liv Tyler, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bruce Willis, Jim Carrey
TV Show: Bahay Mo Ba ‘To, Nuts Entertainment
Singers: Janno Gibbs
Music: Depends on what is in
Adjective that best describes you: Funny person
Fashion: None, kung ano lang
Most treasured item: My car
Fears: Heights, reptiles especially frog
Pet Peeves: Plastic, for things, yung di ko kayang abutin
Unforgettable childhood memory: Nabagok ako sa CR maybe mga 7 years old ako noon
Goals: To have a good life and provide good future for my children and my family
Role Model: My father
Actually, di naman pumasok. It’s just accidental din. I was working in ABC 5 Art Department as Art Director, siyempre nasa loob ka ng showbiz, kailangan ng mga tatawid-tawid, mga passersby, yun na.
What do you consider as the turning point in your career?
Yung nakilala ako as Mike and Pekto
If you weren’t in showbiz, what kind of career would you have?
Maybe a Seaman
What do most people don’t know about you?
That I can cut hair with style and with pattern.
What are you most proud of?
Myself and my talent.
What do you value most?
What do you want to achieve?
Siguro wala na. Diretso lang, at least gusto ko nandoon lang at kilala ng mga tao. Mahirap kasi ‘yung nasa taas then biglang bubulusok pababa.
What is your advice to aspiring artists?
Kung ano sila, dapat ganoon pa rin sila hanggang nakilala sila at huwag lalaki ang ulo.
Diane Monique Lhuillier (born 1971 in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipino fashion designer based in the United States. She was born and raised in the Philippine province of Cebu and is of French and Cebuano descent, hence her typical French last name meaning "the oilmaker".
Lhuillier's family is one of the more prominent names in Philippine high society. The family owns a chain of pawnshops currently operating in more than a hundred cities in the nation.
Having had a difficult time finding her own gown, Lhuillier, a 23-year-old newlywed at the time, decided to begin sketching her own line of dresses. Her husband figured it was little more than a hobby, one that she would tire of soon enough. "He thought I had the wedding blues and eventually I'd get over it," she told USA WEEKEND Magazine. 
She made the news with two high-profile celebrity weddings in a row. She designed Christine Baumgartner's wedding dress for the fall 2004 wedding to Kevin Costner shortly after designing both of Britney Spears's wedding dresses in her wedding to Kevin Federline. She's also designed the wedding gown of US former Vice President and former Second Lady Al and Tipper Gore's youngest daughter, Sarah G. Lee, during her marriage to Bill Lee, Giuliana DePandi's wedding gown to The Apprentice winner Bill Rancic, and Allison Munn's wedding gown to actor Scott Holroyd.
Subsequently Lhuillier added evening wear to her line, and several of her efforts showed up on red carpets before awards shows. For the Fall 2007 season she branched off into more typical oddball runway collections.
2007 Fashion Week Spring CollectionOn September 18, 2007, Monique Lhuillier launched pretty dresses, her spring collection at New York Fashion Week. She introduced mostly sophisticated and fluid looks. Specifically, the Spring collection included, inter alia: "ready-to-wear formals and cocktail dresses, a collection characterized by ruffles, bows, pleats in soft fabric and candy colors of vanilla, mint, pistachio and butterscotch."
Leah Navarro is proud of her Cebuano roots. But it was when she was still in her late teens when she became a major pop-music star in the Philippines circa 1970s-80s in Manila.
Born to a well-off family, Leah was practically convent-bred and finished college at the Assumption, Makati City, around the time alumna Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was teaching there.
Her singing talent was discovered while still in school and she went on to sing pop music hits of the 1970s-80s such as Kailangan Kita and Saan Ako Nagkamali (both by George Canseco, National Artist), Lagi na Lang (by Nonong Pedero) and Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito which was later revived by Racel Tuazon, Moonstar88, and most recently Sheryn Regis. Her interpretation of Isang Mundo, Isang Awit won the Grand Prize in the annual Metro Manila Popular Music Festival then actively sponsored by Imee and Irene Marcos, presidential daughters and music aficionados.
Her discography includes such singles as Hindi Ka Lilimutin, Totoo ba'ng lahat ng ito?, and songs from the stage play Tales of the Manuvu. Her debut album was self-titled, Leah.
In later years, Leah was rumored to have had relations with American actor, Anthony Finetti (star of The Expendables), in 1988 in and on the grounds of the Peninsula Hotel in Manila.
Since the mid 1980s, Leah has taken an active role in Civil Society movements. Currently, she is co-convenor of the Black and White Movement opposing President Gloria Arroyo.
This sultry Cebuana diva has been singing for more than two decades now, a natural belter, also known as a jazz singer. She popularize songs like Kahit Isang Saglit, Kapag Kapiling Ka, Cry Me A River, Teach Me Tonight and a lot more.
Sheryn Regis first caught the public's fancy when she flawlessly dished out songs during her stint in the first batch of "Star in a Million."
After clinching the first runner-up title in the competition, Sheryn almost instantly earned her first hit song, a revival of "Come in out of the Rain." She also lent her voice to the themes of hit drama series "Marina," "Kampanerang Kuba," and "Nagmamahal Kapamilya."
Three years after the competition, she, more than proving further her worth as a singer, has also proven her mettle as a concert artist and television host.
With Sheryn's gift of gab, audiences here and abroad seem enthralled with the Crystal Voice of Asia's witty remarks during her live shows making most in-demand Filipino concert performers.
At present, she hosts the Visayan version of "Little Big Star," which enjoys immense popularity in the said region.
With jampacked concerts here and abroad, a gold and platinum record award, international recognitions like the Voice of Asia commendation, top-rating television shows to her name, Sheryn has proven that, more than just being a "Crystal Voice," she is also one gem of an artist.
AWARDS AND SHOWS
• 2004 - Present, mainstay of ASAP Mania at ABS-CBN Channel 2
• 2005 Asia-Pacific Top Fntertainer Awardee
as Best Female Performer
• 2005 Gold Record Award for What I Do Best
• 2004 Vocie of Asia 1 st Runner Up
• 2004 1st Runner-up Star In A Million Season 1
• 2004 Platinum Award for Come In Out of the Rain
• 2004 Night of The Champions Concert, Araneta Coliseum
• 2003 Double Platinum Award for Star In A Million Season 1
• September 24 & 25, 2006, First Major Solo Concertat the Music Museum
• May 2005, Solo Concert at Cebu Coliseum entitled "Sheryn Regis... Back at Home"
• Numerous out of town shows and out of the country shows (US, Australia, Dubai, Bahrain, Guam, Japan)
At a very young age, her parents noticed her interests in music, encouraging her to join in various singing contests in Cebu. It wasn't long before Bobit Avila saw her perform, and convinced her and her parents to go to Manila to try their luck.
In Manila, Bobit presented Manilyn, then only eleven, to Mother Lily, owner and producer of Regal Films. After the meeting she was offered a contract. For her first film, she worked with film actress Charito Solis in Dear Mama. That same year, her first album Apple Thoughts was released, followed by a Christmas album entitled Manilyn Christmas. Due to her popularity, she was given the title Star of the New Decade given by the press and the fans.Her achievements as a young star are still unbeaten. All of her albums are certified gold and platinum awards. She was the youngest recording artist to had a major concert at the Bigdome in 1990. In that same year she also had a major concert at the Ultra. she had movies and television shows left and right. She was the last actress to had a musical variety show entitled Manilyn live!.
She was a cast of the hit television show That's Entertainment and had her own show named after her. Manilyn's singing voice is often compared to Sheryn Regis, a fellow Cebuana singer in the Philippines.
She is married to former actor Aljon Jimenez.
25th showbiz anniversary
On September 20, 2007, Manilyn Reynes celebrated her 25th year in showbiz. Her silver anniversary October 27 concert at Aliw Theatre will include special guests Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, and Keempee de Leon.
Vina Morales (born Sharon Garcia Magdayao 17 October 1975, Bogo, Cebu, Philippines) is a Filipina actress of maternal Spanish and paternal Cebuano descent. She played the title role in the film The Sarah Balabagan Story. She is the older sister of teen actress Shaina Magdayao.
Even as a child growing up in Bogo, Cebu, Sharon Garcia Magdayao a.k.a. Vina Morales knew that she wanted to be a singer. It was nine-year-old Sharon's singing with her church choir that would lead to her big break. The local parish priest, Fr. Fritz Malinao, was also a songwriter. He recognized Sharon's talent and asked her to sing one of his compositions as an entry in the Cebu Pop Music Festival. The song, "Paglaum", ("hope" in Visayan), not only won the Grand Prize but also earned the "Best Interpreter" award for its young singer.
Sharon and her family were surprised to learn that representatives from Viva Films had seen her performance. They were so impressed with her talents that they immediately offered her a singing and acting contract. The Magdayao family was very supportive of their gifted daughter. They sold everything they had in Cebu and moved to Manila. The family entrusted ten-year-old Sharon's career to Mina del Rosario of Viva Films, who became like a second mother to Sharon. It was Mina who gave Sharon the name Vina, taken from her daughter's name Vina Vanesa. The only problem standing in the way of Vina's acting career was that she only spoke English and Cebuano. But now that she was living in Manila, her Tagalog improved rapidly and she soon made her first movie, Nakagapos na Puso, in which she played the niece of Tonton Gutierrez. The film also starred Vina's idol and namesake, Sharon Cuneta.
In her late teens Vina began taking on more mature and bold roles. She appeared with Robin Padilla in Utol Kong Hoodlum. She starred with Ariel Rivera in Anghel Na Walang Langit. This was a dual role in which Vina played two lookalike young women with very different personalities. One of Vina's most challenging and controversial roles was that of Sarah Balabagan, the young Muslim domestic helper from Mindanao who killed her employer in United Arab Emirates after he raped her. For a while it seemed like The Sarah Balabagan Story might never be shown publicly, after the UAR government objected to the way Muslim life was depicted in some scenes. It was finally allowed to be shown and earned Vina three Best Actress nominations.
While Vina's acting career flourished, she also kept up with her singing, continuing to record albums and perform in live concerts. Her latest album, released in March 2004, is a collection of love songs entitled Mamahalin Ka Niya. Vina co-wrote the lyrics of one song, "Paano Kaya Magtatagpo?", with good friend Piolo Pascual. Their busy schedules did not allow them to meet in person, so they wrote the lyrics through texting! The music was then composed by Arnel de Pano. Later Vina and Piolo recorded the song as a duet. Other songs on the album include "Yakapin Mo Ako", "Pangako" and "Saan Darating ang Umaga". Vina had first sung "Yakapin Mo Ako" when portraying singer Joey Albert on the biographical TV series Maalaala Mo Kaya. For the past couple of years Vina's career as an international concert artist has really taken off big-time. In 2002 she had a series of shows with Martin Nievera in the US and Canada. She had her own successful mult-city US tour, "Vina Revealed", in the summer of 2003 and is currently in the middle of another one called "Vina's Hot!"
Vina doesn't just sing, she also does several high-energy dance numbers at each show, and makes sure to keep physically fit so she can keep up with the demands of such an exhausting schedule. A special honor for Vina was being the first Filipino chosen to sing at the New York International Music Festival, which was held at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003. She performed five songs and got a long standing ovation.
On August 5, 2007, she won the right to represent the Philippines at the 2007 IKON Asean singing contest. She went on and bested contestants from Malaysia and Indonesia during the finals nights on August 12 and took home the solo title, while fellow Filipino band Kjwan took home the group title.
- That's Entertainment - GMA Network
- Saturday Entertainment - GMA Network
- Lira - GMA Network
- Vina - ABC 5
- GMA Telecine Specials - GMA Network
- GMA Love Stories - GMA Network
- S.O.P. (Philippine TV series) - GMA Network
- Spotlight (Philippine TV series)- GMA Network
- Young Love, Sweet Love - RPN
- 1896 - ABC 5
- Love Notes - ABC 5
- Maalala Mo Kaya - ABS-CBN
- Darating Ang Umaga - ABS-CBN
- Maria Flordeluna - ABS-CBN
- ASAP '07 - ABS-CBN
- Ikon Philippines - RPN
- Sana'y Ikaw na Nga (2003)
- Sagot Kita Mula Hanggang Paa (2000) .... Celina
- Eto Na Naman Ako (2000) .... Ana Maria Gomez
- Ang Boyfriend kong Pari (1999) .... Reggie
- Ako'y Ibigin Mo... Lalaking Matapang (1999)
- 'Di Pwedeng Hindi Pwede (1999) .... Kristin
- Lab en' Kisses (1997) .... Kisses
- The Sarah Balabagan Story (1997) .... Sarah Balabagan
- Wag na Wag Kang Lalayo (1997)
- April Boys' Sana'y Makapiling Muli Ako (1996)
- Huwag Mong Isuko ang Laban (1996)
- The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995) .... Russell Contemplacion
- Campus Girls (1995)
- Love Notes (1995)
- Anghel na Walang Langit (1994)
- Grepor Butch Belgica Story (1994)
- Ang Pagbabalik ni Pedro Penduko (1994)
- The Untold Story: Vizconde Massacre 2 - God Have Mercy on Us (1994) .... Carmela Vizconde
- Alyas Batman en Robin (1993)
- Hanggang Saan Hanggang Kailan (1993)
- Kadenang Bulaklak (1993) .... Jasmin Abolencia
- Sala sa Init, Sala sa Lamig (1993) .... Trina
- Miss na Miss Kita: Ang Uutol kong Hoodlum 2 (1992)
- Darna (1991)
- Maging Sino Ka Man (1991) .... Loling
- Ang Utol kong Hoodlum (1991)
- Wooly Booly 2: Ang Titser kong Alien (1990)
- Teacher's Enemy No. 1 (1990)
- Petrang Kabayo 2: Ang Ganda-ganda Mo (1990)
- Tootsie Wootsie (1990)
- Wooly Booly: Ang Classmate kong Alien (1989)
- Estudyante Blues (1989)
- Abot Hanggang Sukdulan (1989)
- Bakit Iisa Lamang ang Puso (1989)
- Bondying: The Little Big Boy (1989)
- Ang Lahat ng Ito Pati na ang Langit (1989)
- Captain Barbel (1986)
- Nakagapos na Puso (1986)
- Binhi (1985)
- Kumander Bawang (1985)
Elorde was the WBC Junior lightweight (Super Featherweight) champion from March 20, 1960 until June 15, 1967 and WBA Super featherweight champion from February 16, 1963 to June 15, 1967 making him the longest reigning world junior lightweight champion ever (seven years and three months). He also outpointed all time great featherweight champion Sandy Saddler in 1955 in a non-title bout. In 1956 he was given a rematch with Saddler, this time with Saddler's featherweight title on the line, but Elorde suffered a cut eye and lost the fight on a 13th round TKO.
After his retirement, Elorde remained in the Philippines within the public eye, prominent as a popular commercial endorser, especially of San Miguel Beer. In fact, his San Miguel Beer TV commercial (which he made with Bert Marcelo and Rico J. Puno) wherein he famously said the words ".... isang platitong mani (one plate of peanuts) was recently named as the No.1 Filipino advertisement of all time.
In 1993, he became the first Asian inducted into the New York-based International Boxing Hall of Fame. He was also enshrined into the World Boxing Hall of Fame. Elorde's father-in-law, Lope Sarreal, was one of Asia's most prominent boxing promoters who was himself later inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Marcelo Briones Fernan was born in Cebu City on October 24, 1927. He was married to Eloisa Nolasco with whom he had nine children.
As a student, Fernan gained distinction as an outstanding youth leader and scholar. He served as President of the Student Council Association of the Philippines, and was elected Member of the International Honor Societies of Phi Kappa and Pi Gamma Mu.He graduated among the top ten of his class from the College of Law of the University of the Philippines in 1952. The following year, he obtained his Master of Law from the Harvard University in the United States.
He likewise led an active civic and social life as President of the Cebu Jaycees Role Club of Cebu West, Cebu Country Club, chairman and President of the Cebu Newspaper Workers Foundation, Inc.
He was an Associate and later Professorial Lecturer at the University of the Philippines in Cebu, Dean of the College of Law of the University of San Jose – Recoletos now Dean Emeritus, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of San Carlos, Secretary General of the Academy of American and International Law Alumni Association and Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyer Associations for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA) Human Rights Standing Committee, Chairman of the LAWASIA Judicial Section, President of the Fulbright Scholars Association, President of the Philippine Society of International Law, Chairman of the Philippine National Committee of the Asean Law Association and member of the Governing Council, President of the ASEAN Law Association, President of the Fellows on Asia Foundation and Trustee of the Southwestern Legal Foundation in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
He received awards in civic, legal and educational fields among which are Most Outstanding Law Practitioner in Cebu City; Most Outstanding UP Alumnus in Civic Affair in Cebu City; Most Outstanding JCI Senator in the Philippines in the Field of Education; The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Awardee, Most Outstanding Alumnus of Abellana National School, U.P. Professional Achievement Awardee in the Field of Law, U.P. Cebu Achievement Awardee as Legal Teacher and Practitioner, Most Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Law, University of the Philippines, 1999 Most Distinguished Alumnus from the University of the Philippines Alumni Association, First Recipient of the Southwest Legal Foundation’s Robert G. Storey International Award for Leadership and First Recipient at the “ Public Award “ of the President Sergio Omeña Memorial Foundation.
He was conferred the titles General Brother of the Agustinian Recollect Order and Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
He was the Most Outstanding Cebuano awardee. Next to the late President Sergio Osmeña, he was the second Cebuano in history to be given such highly exclusive and revered recognition.
He received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the University of San Carlos Cebu City, University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City; Centro Escolar University, Member of Angeles University Foundation, Angeles City; De La Salle University, Manila and University of the Philippines-Visayas.
He entered the government service as member of the Cebu City Planning Board. Later, he became a member of the Cebu Provincial Board, delegate to the Constitutional Convention and Assemblyman (Assistant Minority Leader) in the Batasang Pambansa.
He was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and served as Chairman of the Supreme Court Committee on the Revision of the Rules of Court and Chairman of the House Electoral Tribunal.
He served as the nineteenth Chief Justice of the Republic and was Chairman of the Judicial and Bar Council and the Judiciary Planning and Implementation Office. During his term as Chief Justice, several bold judicial reforms were instituted, among them the judicial orientation and career enrichment program, updating of the Code of Judicial Conduct and the continuous trial program.
In 1995, Fernan was elected as Senator of the Tenth Congress. He became the Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the following Senate Committees Justice and Human rights, Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development and Ethics and Privileges.
As Senator, he authored highly significant laws, among these are : Republic Act 8246 or the Court of Appeals Regionalization Act, RA 8493 or the Speedy Trial Act of 1998, RA 8557 of the Philippine Judicial Academy, RA 8525 or the Adopt-a-School Act of 1997 and RA 8558 or the Underground Mine Workers Act.
He also sponsored RA 8247 or the Alien Social Integration Act of 1995. RA 8282 or the Social Security Act of 1997, and RA 8369 or the Family courts Acts of 1997.
At the opening of the Eleventh Congress, Fernan was nominated and elected as President of the Senate and concurrently, Chairman of the Commission on Appointments. During his term as Senate President, the Senate passed the Clean Air Act, the Visiting Force Agreement and the General Appropriations Act of 1999.
Fernan resigned from Senate Presidency on June 28, 1999 due to his failing health. Senator Fernan passed away on July 11, 1999 and was laid to rest at the Cebu Memorial Park, Cebu City. His death was deeply mourned all over the country.
Fernan holds the record as the only Filipino to head both the Judicial and Legislature, as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and as Senate President, respectively.
Osmeña is the patriarch of the prominent Osmeña family, which includes his son (former Senator Sergio Osmeña Jr.) and his grandsons (Senators Sergio Osmeña III and John Henry Osmeña), ex-Governor (Lito Osmeña and Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña).
Early life and career
A Chinese-mestizo with some Spanish blood, Osmeña was born in Cebu to Juana Osmeña y Suico. He took his elementary education in the University of San Carlos and graduated in 1892. Osmeña continued his education in Manila, studying in San Juan de Letran College where he first met Manuel L. Quezon, a classmate of his. He took up law at the University of Santo Tomas and was second place in the bar examination in 1903.
Osmeña served on the war staff of General Emilio Aguinaldo as a courier and journalist. In 1900, he founded the Cebu newspaper, El Nuevo Día which lasted for three years.
In 1904, the American colonial administration appointed him governor of Cebu. Two years later he was elected governor of Cebu. While governor, he ran for election to the first Philippine Assembly of 1907 and was elected Speaker of that body. Osmeña was only 29 and already the highest-ranking Filipino official.
He and another provincial politician, Manuel L. Quezon of Tayabas, set up the Nacionalista Party as a foil to the Partido Federalista of Manila-based politicians. The two would engage in a rivalry for political dominance ever since.
Osmeña was elected an assemblyman, in 1907, and remained a member of the lower house until 1922. He was the country's vice president for two consecutive terms under the Philippine Commonwealth.
Osmeña was elected as vice-president of the Commonwealth in 1935, with Quezon as president. He was re-elected in 1941. When the Commonwealth government relocated in the US in exile, Osmeña went with Quezon.
Osmeña became president of the Commonwealth on Quezon's death in 1944. He returned to the Philippines the same year with General Douglas MacArthur and the liberation forces. After the war, Osmeña restored the Commonwealth government and the various executive departments. He continued the fight for Philippine independence.
For the presidential election of 1946, Osmeña refused to campaign, saying that the Filipino people knew of his record of 40 years of honest and faithful service. Nevertheless, he was defeated by Manuel Roxas, who won 54 percent of the vote and became the first president of the independent Republic of the Philippines.
War Cabinet 1944-45
On August 8, 1944, President Osmeña issued Executive Order 15-W reorganizing and consolidating the Executive Departments of the Commonwealth government. The reorganization of the government after it was reestablished on Philippine soil was undertaken with Executive Order No. 27, February 27, 1945.
|Secretary of Finance||Jaime Hernandez||1944–1945|
|Secretary of National Defense and Communications||Basilio Valdes||1944–1945|
|Secretary of Information and Public Relations||Carlos P. Romulo (concurrent capacity)||1944–1945|
|Secretary of Justice, Labor and Welfare||Mariano A. Eraña (acting capacity)||1944–1945|
|Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce||Manuel Nieto||1944–1945|
|Secretary to the President||Arturo Rotor||1944–1945|
|Resident Commissioner||Carlos P. Romulo||1944–1945|
|Budget and Finance Commissioner||Ismael Mathay||1944–1945|
|Judge Advocate General of the Army||Mariano Eraña||1944–1945|
|Economic Adviser||Urbano Zafra||1944–1945|
|Military Adviser||Alejandro Melchor||1944–1945|
Cabinet and Judicial Appointments 1945-46Executive Order No. 27, February 27, 1945 was issued upon the restoration of civilian authority to the government of the Commonwealth, and members of the new cabinet appointed on March 8, 1945. Subsequent renaming and mergers of departments have separate listings.
|Secretary of the Interior||Tomas Confesor||1945|
|Secretary of Finance and Reconstruction||Jaime Hernandez||1945–1946|
|Secretary of Justice, Agriculture and Commerce||Delfin Jaranilla||1945|
|Secretary of Justice||Ramon Quisumbing||1945–1946|
|Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce||Vicente Singson Encarnacion||1945–1946|
|Secretary of National Defense||Tomas Cabili||1945|
|Secretary of National Defense and Interior||Alfredo Montelibano||1945–1946|
|Secretary of Health and Public Welfare||Basilio Valdes||1945|
|Secretary of Public Instruction and Information||Francisco Benitez||1945|
|Secretary of Education||Francisco Benitez||1945–1946|
|Secretary of Public Works and Communications||Sotero Cabahug||1945–1946|
|Secretary of the Budget||Ismael Mathay||1944–1945|
|Secretary to the President||Jose S. Reyes||1945–1946|
|Secretary of Labor||Marcelo Aduru||1946|
|Resident Commissioner||Carlos P. Romulo||1945–1946|
Post-presidencyOctober 19, 1961, at the Veteran's Memorial Hospital in Quezon City. He is buried in the Manila North Cemetery in Manila.
This Cebuano actress is the niece of the Multi-awarded director Eddie Romero.
She won the Best Supporting Actress in 1981.
Faces Of Love (2007)
"magic Kamison" (2007) / Black Jewel in the Palace
Umaaraw, Umuulan (2006)
"vietnam Rose" (2005)
"now And Forever" (2005) / Linlang
Room Boy (2005)
Liberated 2 (2004)
Room Service (2004)
Sa Totoo Lang! (2004)
My First Romance (2003)
"narito Ang Puso Ko" (2003)
"ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin" (2001)
Kahit Kailan (1997)
Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin (1997)
Biyudo Si Daddy, Biyuda Si Mommy (1997)
Langit Sa Piling Mo (1997)
Ligaya Ang Itawag Mo Sa Akin (1997)
Bagong Bayani (1995)
"villa Quintana" (1995)
Binibini Ng Aking Panaginip (1994)
Paniwalaan Mo (1993)
Gwapings Dos (1993)
Kasalanan Bang Sambahin Ka? (1990)
Bakit Ikaw Pa Rin? (1990)
Kahit Wala Ka Na (1989)
Paano Tatakasan Ang Bukas (1988)
Langit At Lupa (1988)
Stolen Moment (1987)
Olongapo: The Great American Dream (1987)
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1986)
Si Mister At Si Misis (1986)
Turuang Apoy (1985)
Heartache City (1985)
Bakit Manipis Ang Ulap (1985)
Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin (1984)
Batuigas... Pasukuin Si Waway (1984)
Working Girls (1984)
Taong Labas (1982)
Alpha Kappa Omega Batch '81 (1982)
Raw Force (1982)
Jag Rodnar (1981)
Beach House (1980)
Taga Sa Panahon (1980)
Ikaw At Ang Gabi (1979)
Agimat Ni Pepe (1979)
Anak Ng Maton (1979)
Marupok, Mapusok, Maharot (1978)
Nasa Lupa Ang Langit At Imperyno (1978)
Sa Piling Ng Mga Sugapa (1978)
Sari-sari Kulasisi (1978)
Boy Pana (terror Ng Maynila '63) (1978)
Divorce Filipino Style (1977)
Elektra Kasi Eh! (1977)
Basag Na Kristal (1977)
Banta Ng Kahapon (1977)
Babae, Huwag Kang Tukso (1977)
Makahiya At Talahib (1977)
Hindi Kami Damong Ligaw (1976)
Tatlong Kasalanan (1976)
Uhaw Na Bulaklak, Mga (1975)
Batul Of Mactan (1974)
Kahit Ang Mundo'y Magunaw
She first got involved with FPJ after he directed her in a movie which co-starred Pilar with FPJ’s brother Andy Poe (and co-starring with him in "Ang Alamat"), but although she confessed to have had a deep love for FPJ, their relationship did not develop into a long-term affair. They remained good friends, however. As every one in showbiz knew, it was with Dolphy whom Pilar had her first serious romantic involvement. They co-starred in "El Pinoy Matador" and "Up, Up and Away," a blockbuster movie filmed in Europe and the US.
Pilar was accompanied by her mother who guarded her like a hawk during the shooting, and this made Dolphy so frustrated, he even broke the window of a restaurant in Paris. Once back in Manila, Pilar’s mom reported to her husband, their daughter’s relationship with Dolphy. Her father urged her to forget him. Pilar pleaded with her father, telling him she loved Dolphy for being so considerate, gentle and kind, but her pleas fell into deaf ears, her father insisting that he knew more about the ways of the world and the ways of men that she did.
What’s still talked about in showbiz is that Dolphy really wanted to marry and have children with her, but it wasn’t meant to be. Instead, it was with the late former vice president of the land, Salvador "Doy" Laurel that Pilar chose to have a child with. Their daughter Pia Pilapil has given them three grandchildren.
When she wasn’t active in the movies anymore, Pilar semi-retired from public consciousness, emerging only when she threw her hat into the political arena. She ran for senator in the last election. Unfortunately, she lost.
And now, Pilar Pilapil is in the limelight once more as she turns author, writing her own life story in the book "The Woman Without a Face," which had its formal launch at the Teatrino in Greenhills a few days ago.
The book encapsulates Pilar’s colorful life story.
Pilar is one of the most beautiful faces in local showbiz. But why is her autobiography entitled "The Woman Without a Face?"
Pilar explained: "I’ve had many experiences in my life that made me faceless, or, as they say in Tagalog, yung wala na akong mukhang ihaharap." The book, she added, is dedicated to young women just starting their lives, so they can learn from what she’s been through.
The book, which traces Pilar’s life from her childhood in Lilo-an, Cebu to her teenage years, when she joined the 1967 Bb. Pilipinas contest, to her years as an actress, her colorful and controversial relationships, and finally, finding true peace and contentment in Jesus Christ, is now available at all National Bookstore, Powerbooks outlets and other bookstores nationwide.
The story is rich with details that readers would expect to find, although Pilar said she did not do it just for the sake of satisfying’s people’s curiosity. "I only put in the most important details that people can learn from. There is a reason for every chapter."
As for the men in her life, Pilar said that they have nothing to fear, since "I didn’t write about them - I wrote about me. I didn’t say anything negative about them (in the book)."
At its most basic, the story of "The Woman Without a Face" is one of "stardom, sin and salvation," told in Pilar’s own words. It is not just a tell-all memoir, but more important, it is a story of redemption.
As Pilar wrote: "The main difference in my life now is contentment. God’s grace freed me from bitterness, anxiety and the desire to please everyone. From a life of discontentment - of restlessness, depression, impulsiveness and anger - I have found peace. Now, I depend on God for His guidance and love. He is now my Boss; and I am learning how He wants me to live."
One of the more interesting stories in the book is the story of how Pilar was led by God to her current husband, Christian pastor Bernie Peñas whom she married in 2002. Pilar also talked about her failed attempt in the senatorial race, her ministry work in Cebu and Manila, and other vignettes from her life.
Interwoven with the text are rare, never-before-published photographs from Pilar’s personal collection. This makes the book a truly rare treat for its readers. In fact, the latest reports indicate that the book was nearly sold out a mere two weeks after going on sale in bookstores.
Pilita Corrales was born in Cebu City, Cebu in 1939, she is a mestiza, (of Spanish and Austronesian) ancestry with a father of Spanish descent and birth and Cebuana mother. After finishing her studies at Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion in her native land of Cebu, she went to Spain to enroll in a finishing school in music. In 1958, Pilita began her recording career after arriving with a shipwrecked troupe of performers in Melbourne. She left her mark by becoming the first woman to make the Australian pop charts with a local recording called 'Come Closer to Me'. She became a star of the Melbourne TV circuit and her first hit, Come Closer to Me, became part of a collection on which she’s billed as one of the Grand Dames of Melbourne Radio and Television.
Pilita holds the distinction of being the first female artist to top the Australian pop music charts long before Helen Reddy, Olivia Newton-John and Kylie Minogue. Pilita also recorded at least 3 LPs in the late 1950s-early 1960s: Pilita with Arthur Young :Pilita tells The Story of Love, I'll Take Romance and This is Pilita under Astor Records. Being one of the pioneers of Australia's early television years, a street was named after her outside Melbourne. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) recently featured Pilita and several pioneering female artists in Australia in the 2nd episode of the highly acclaimed TV special, Love is in the Air. Pilita returned to Manila during the mid 1960s to pursue a career in the Philippine music industry. Her Philippine career began when she hosted a radio program La Taverna over DZPI where she sang Spanish songs and played the guitar. She performed regularly in stage shows at the Manila Grand Opera House. Subsequently, her reputation grew and during her international stints, she has performed with internationally acclaimed artists like Sammy Davis Jr. the Beatles, Bob Hope, Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra and Julie Andrews. She also appeared in movies, most of them musicals. Her film debut was a lead role in the 1968 film Miss Wawaw, and was followed by 11 more movies for the next two years. Pilita later recorded numerous albums in Spanish in the early 60s as well as numerous long playing albums in English, Tagalog and Cebuano during the 1970s under Vicor Music Corporation. Her multiawarded TV program at ABS-CBN, An Evening with Pilita (1965-1972), is widely considered as one of the benchmarks in Philippine broadcasting history.
Pilita frequently performed for Seeing Stars with Joe Quirino in IBC-Channel 13 after the martial law years where she demonstrated her range as a gifted performer of Spanish, English, Cebuano and Tagalog music. Aquarius Record Philippines produced a compilation of Pilita's Spanish songs in CDs like Noche de Ronda, Vaya Con Dios. Her signature song A Million Thanks to You was translated in seven languages. She eventually recorded songs composed by Filipino composers like Danny Holmsen, George Canseco, Willy Cruz, Ryan Cayabyab and several others. Under Vicor Records, Pilita interpreted numerous Filipino classics and introduced them to younger audiences.
Pilita first met Canseco in Your Evening with Pilita (aired on pre-Martial Law ABS-CBN) as a guest in the composers' portion of the show". For the show Canseco brought with him You're All I Love. Canseco later wrote Filipino lyrics for the song, which became Kapantay ay Langit, the first song Canseco sold to a record label in 1966. The song was first recorded by Amapola for the movie theme of Kapantay Ay Langit starring Marlene Dauden and Eddie Rodríguez. The song won for George Canseco and Amapola the Manila Film Festival award for best song of the year. The song did not fare well commercially, because Amapola had left (for her U.S. concert tours) and the song was not promoted properly, according to Canseco during an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer. But when Pilita revived the song, it turned into a classic and defied trends and time. "The song," Pilita said, "was included in my album Philippine Love Songs Vol. 1, which was released in the early 1970s."
Through the personal invitation of Sammy Davis Jr., Pilita became the first Filipino to sing in Caesars Palace. In her concert in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas during the late 70s, Pilita sang Spanish, English, Cebuano and Tagalog songs, all conducted and arranged by Ryan Cayabyab.
After receiving a 1965 Philippine Citizen's Award for TV as Best TV Female Performer, Pilita went on to receive Cecil, Aliw, Tinig and Awit and several other awards for her performances and lifetime achievement. In 1990, she received a Merit Award from the FAMAS Awards. In 1991, she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) for bringing Filipino musical artistry to international audience. She also holds the distinction of being the first Filipino to win in an international music festival by bagging the Best Performer Award during the 1st Tokyo Music Festival (1972) where she bested numerous international artists including the highly-regarded Olivia Newton-John.
These days she operates Pilita, a restaurant-bar in Greenhills, one of Manila's prime commercial districts. She is also a highly-acclaimed host and comedy actress on Philippine television. With over 135 albums to her credit and an international profile with many appearances in Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America, she still enjoys a reputation as “singing icon and living legend.”
In 2006, Pilita Corrales was handpicked by Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC Channel 5) and FremantleMedia to be one of the celebrity-judges for the first-ever nationwide search for the Philippine Idol together with composer Ryan Cayabyab and rapper Francis Magalona. She was a judge in the first Asian Idol held in Indonesia, representing Philippine Idol.
Corrales has two children, Lourdes Jacqueline Blanco (commonly known as "Jackielou" Blanco) and Ramón Christopher Gutíerrez. Both her two children are also well known celebrity figures in the Philippine Film Industry. Corrales was married in 1963, to the late executive businessman Gonzalo Blanco and separated soon after, while her daughter "Jackielou" was still a child. Gonzalo later died in 1981.
Corrales had a brief short love affair with actor Eddie Gutíerrez, and later gave birth to her second child, Ramón Christopher, in 1971.
- Come Closer to Me
- Pilita with Arthur Young: Ill Take Romance
- This is Pilita
- Pilita tells the story of Love
Philippines (including albums for international release)
- Pilita, Live At the Riviera
- Pilita, Live At the Riviera Vol. 2
- Pilita, Live At the Riviera Vol. 3
- Pilita, Now
- Pilita Sings
- Pilita in Motion
- Pilita Corrales, Greatest Hits
- Pilita, Greatest Hits Volume 2
- Matud Nila (Cebuano Visayan)
- Philippine Love Songs
- Philippine Love Songs Volume 2
- Kapantay ay Langit
- A Song for You
- Best of Philippine Pop Songs
- Sa Tanang Panahon (Mostly Cebuano Visayan versions of Tagalog songs)
- Minamahal, Sinasamba
- Pilita, The Queen of Songs (Ang Mutya ng Awit)
- Pilita, Christmas Special
- Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan?
- The Best of Philippine Music
- Pagsapit ng Pasko
- Araw-araw, Gabi-gabi
- Pilita, Visayan Love Songs Volume 1 (Cebuano Visayan)
- Pilita Sings George (If I Had My Life to Live Again)
- Pilita, Great Songs from Filipino Movies
- Sa Aking Pag-iisa
- Walang Pagmamaliw
- Pilita Sings...Love Themes from Viva Films
- Pilita y Amado en español
- Pilita Y Amado en español, Volume 2
- Ang Nagiisang si Pilita(Viva Records)
- Pilita Goes Pop (OctoArts Record)
- When My Eyes Are Filled with Tears (Dyna Record)
- Pilita Corrales sings Visayan Songs (Cebuano Visayan) (Villar)
- For Love Sake Only
- If You Go Away
- Oh La La!
- Pilita y los mensajeros del Paraguay
- Viajar (Travel)
- Abrázame (Embrace Me)
- Yukbo Sa Bisayanhong Awit (Cebuano and Ilonggo Visayan duet album with Susan Fuentes)
- Ako ang Nagtanim
- Ako Raw ay Makasalanan
- Ampingan Mo ba
- Ang Dalaga Noon at Ngayon
- Ang Diwa ng Pasko
- Ang Kawayan
- Ang Pag-ibig
- Ang Pag-ibig ay Mahiwaga
- Ang Pipit
- Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig
- Apat na Dahilan
- Awit ng Labandera
- Awit ng Mananahi
- Ay Pag-ibig
- Ay, Ay, Ay Pag-ibig
- Ayaw nang Magmahal
- Bakas ng Lumipas
- Bakasin Mo sa Gunita
- Bakit Kita Inibig
- Balud sa Kalimot
- Baryo Fiesta
- Basta't Magkasama Tayo
- Basta't Mahal Kita
- Bisan sa Damgo Lang
- Bulak Akong Bukidnon
- Come Close and Love Me
- Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak
- Dahil sa Iyo
- Dalagang Pilipina
- Dalagang Pilipinhon
- Dalawang Filipina
- Di Ko Kasalanan
- Di na Iibig
- Dili na Mausab
- Gipangita Ko Ikaw
- Had I Known It
- Hanggang Langit Mahal Kita
- Hinahanap Kita
- Hinugpong nga mga Awit
- Hiwaga ng Pag-ibig
- Huling Halakhak
- Ibong Kakanta-kanta
- If I Had My Life to Live Again
- Iibigin Ka
- Ikaw ang Mahal Ko
- Ikaw na Lamang
- Iniibig Kita
- Ipagdarasal Kita
- Irog Ako ay Mahalin
- Isumbong Ko Ikaw Sa Langit
- Iyong-iyo Kailan pa Man
- Kahit Sino Ka Man
- Kamingaw Gayud
- Kapantay ay Langit
- Katulog na Inday
- Kay Hirap ng Umibig
- Kay Langit Ko ang Gugma Mo
- Kung Batid Mo Lamang
- Kung Kita'y Kapiling
- Kung Nagsasayaw Kita
- Lahat ng Araw
- Lahat ng Gabi Bawat Araw
- Lahat ng Oras
- Landas sa Pag-ibig
- Larawan ng Pag-ibig
- Let's Forget The Time
- Lihim na Damdamin
- Lonely Nights
- Luluha Ka Rin
- Maalaala Mo Kaya
- Magandang Gabi Po
- Mahal Kita Hanggang Langit
- Mahal Mo Ba Ako?
- Mamang Tsuper
- Mano Po Ninong
- Matagal na Rin
- Matud Nila (Visayan)
- May Ibong Kakanta Kanta
- Minamahal Kita
- Minamahal Ko Siya
- O Maliwanag na Buwan
- Pag-ibig Ikaw ang Dahilan
- Pagka't Kapiling Ka
- Pasko sa Nayon
- Patatawarin Kita
- Pobreng Alindahaw
- Puto Kutsinta
- Rosas Pandan
- Sa Araw ng Pasko (Ikaw Lang ang Siyang Kailangan)
- Sa Bawat Sandali
- Sa Libis ng Nayon
- Saan Ka man Naroroon
- Salamat sa Alaala
- Sana Kahit Minsan
- Sapagkat Ikaw ay Akin
- Sapagkat Kami ay Tao lamang (We Are Only Human)
- Sapagkat Malapit na
- Sayaw sa Ilaw
- Sayo sa Kabuntagon
- Sinumpa Ko sa Diyos
- Sumpang Walang Hanggan
- Tama Na
- Titibok Tibok
- Tugoti Kami
- Tunay na Tunay
- Ulilang Puso
- Walang Kapantay
- When Eyes Are Filled with Tears
- Yesterday I Heard the Rain
- Noche de Ronda
- Vaya con Dios (Farewell)
- Historia de un amor (Story of a Love)
- Abrázame (Embrace Me)
- Gracias amigo (Thanks my Friend)
- Solamente una vez (Just Once)
- Espérame en el cielo (Wait for Me in Heaven)
- La foto (The Picture)
- Hasta el fin de mi existir (Til the End of My Existence)
- Con estas manos (With These Hands)
- Tema del padrino (Theme of the Godfather)
- Grande, Grande, Grande
- A flor de piel
- Quisiera saber (I’d Like to Know)
- Desde que tú has ido (Since You’ve Been Gone)
- Tu sonrisa (Your Smile)
- Concierto de un otoño
- Río rebelde
- Voy (I Go)
- Amor (Love)
- Nganong Mipakita Ka
- Sayri Ako
- Ngano Ba Gugma
- Ampinging mga Bulak
- Ilingaw-Lingaw Lang
- Mao Ba Kini ang Gugma
- Hain Ka na Pinangga
- Uhaw sa Gugma
- Your Evening With Pilita - ABS-CBN 2
- Awitawanan - IBC 13
- Magasaway Di Biro - RPN 9
- Ang Bagong Kampeon - RPN 9
- Tahanan Ng Kampeon - GMA Network
- Lagot Ka, Isusumbong Kita - GMA Network
- Philippine Idol - ABC 5 (judge)