MANY THANKS – With the indulgence of readers, this columnist says many thanks to “kind and gentle” people for their friendship.
Let’s start with TEMPO entertainment editor Bro. Nes (Cuartero), Weng Agilada, Dante “Danz” Lagana, and Tessa Castillo (retired but remembered with affection).
My assistants Greg Dugenia and Nonoy Deuda.
Angel Javier Cruz of GMA and her staff. Peachy Guioguio and daughter Trixie. EJ Salut of ABS-CBN. Emma Guevarra of Tanauan City, Batangas. Baby Gil of Viva. Thess Gubi of Star Magic.
Colleagues Lolit Solis, Gorgy Rula, Jojo Gabinete, Nora Calderon, Rose Garcia-Fabregas, Jun Nardo, Aster Amoyo, Ethel Ramos, Nap Gutierrez, Cristy Fermin, Ronnie Carrasco, Wendell Alvarez.
‘DABARKADS’ – Of course, members of “Dabarkads.” Susan Roces and daughter Senator Grace Poe, Manay Ichu Maceda and sister Bechay Nakpil, Dolor Guevarra and daughters JP and Anes and granddaughter Mia, Ricky Lo, Danny Dolor, Gelo Jamias, Shirley Kuan, Pat P. Daza, Girlie Rodis, Veanna Fores, Malou Choa-Fagar, June Rufino, Mother Lily Monteverde, Lawrence Tan.
“Dabarkads” guests every now and then: Tony Tuviera and wife Mads, Carlitos and Bibeth Siguion Reyna, Eric Quizon, Maricel Soriano, Tito Sotto, and Helen Gamboa.
PMPC – The Philippine Movie Press Club led by Ms. F (de Guzman). Members include Rodel Fernando, Mildred Bacud, Rommel Placente, Nene Riego, Letty Celi, Vero Samio, Linda Rapadas, Joe Barrameda, Len Llanes, Roldan Castro, Melba Llanera, Julie Bonifacio, Archie Liao, Mell Navarro.
This columnist served as PMPC president in the ‘70s – yes, that long ago.
MORE & MORE – Yes, all “kind and gentle.”
Joel Lamangan, Mel Chionglo, Maryo J. de los Reyes, Raquel Villavicencio, Cesar Hernando, Butch Francisco, Carlo J. Caparas, Wilson Lee Flores, Marinel Cruz, Cris Belen, Joseph Gonzales, Shalala. Ricky Calderon, Boy Villasanta, Virgie Balatico, Lito Manago, Mario Bautista, Rex Tiri, Aaron Domingo, Isah Red, Eugene Asis, Chit Ramos, Bong Revilla and Lani Mercado, Jinggoy and Precy Estrada.