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Susan Roces has not sealed her heart

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ENDURING actress believes being busy keeps her young.

Susan Roces believes the best way to live life is to continue doing what one loves the most. And for this veteran actor, that has always been acting in front of the camera.

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‘Tit for tat’ plotting weighs down new drama series

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The first telecast of “Muling Buksan Ang Puso” last Monday intimated the innate strengths and weaknesses of local TV’s newest teleserye: Definitely a plus was Susan Roces’ unusually strong-willed portrayal, a welcome departure from her signature “sweet” characterization of yore.

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Too hot to handle

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Some moviegoers wonder why, with so many issues and disturbing developments rearing their pointy heads this year, local films generally stick to safe and shallow entertainment. We beg to disagree, pointing to the latest Cinemalaya film fest coming soon at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and other venues, including in its lineup of new productions a number of acutely topical and relevant stories.

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What mom Susan would do for Grace

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GRACE Poe and mom Susan (right) when they received the National Artist honor for Fernando Poe Jr. in August last year in Malacañang. LYN RILLON

Actress Susan Roces felt “too traumatized” by her experiences while campaigning in 2004 for her late husband and then presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr. that it “took her forever to throw her full support” to her own daughter Mary Grace Poe’s senatorial campaign.

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Inspiring sermons

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FUENTES. Returns to acting.

“I love tuning in to Bo Sanchez’ ‘Messages on Kerygma’ on ANC every Sunday morning. The host is cool, funny, and down-to-earth yet profound—truly a gifted servant of the Lord! His recent sermons about a frog and kettle were a fitting illustration of the trials we go through in life.”

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Enough of the ugly Barretto clan squabble

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A SCREEN SHOT of the Barretto sisters— Claudine, Gretchen and Marjorie— in good times

The Barretto sisters are at it again. Behind the beauty of Gretchen and Claudine’s faces lies so many ugly family secrets which have now become public knowledge through the exposé of their mom and siblings. But can’t we be spared of the gory details?

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Compelling themes boost ‘MMK’s’ Grace Poe episode

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CRUZ.  Informed portrayal.

When we learned that “Maala-ala Mo Kaya” would be dramatizing the life story of Grace Poe, we made a mental note to watch its telecast last Saturday. We’ve admired Grace’s adoptive parents, Fernando Poe Jr. and Susan Roces—and the way that Grace has made a name for herself, despite their potentially “overwhelming” fame and stature.

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Worth waiting for; Susan Roces accepts award for Fernando Poe Jr.

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FPJ NATIONAL ARTIST Susan Roces gestures toward a large photo of her late husband Fernando Poe Jr. at the conferment of the national artist award, posthumous, on the movie actor and presidential candidate on Thursday by, says his widow “a duly elected President,” President Aquino. LYN RILLON

In rites witnessed by four national artists, Fernando Poe Jr.’s widow Susan Roces and daughter Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares finally received the posthumous National Artist medallion and citation on behalf of the “Action King” of Filipino movies from President Benigno Aquino in Malacañang after a six-year-long wait.

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‘Manoy’ for all seasons

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ACTOR as director in Ishmael Bernal’s “Pagdating sa Dulo”      photo:Cesar Hernando

He is 83 and proud of it. According to show biz lore, Eddie Garcia is irreversibly tight-lipped about his age, which thus assumed the preeminence of a state secret.

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Grace Poe on dad FPJ: History can be rewritten

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My mind went on flashback mode when I visited the mausoleum of Tito Ronnie (Fernando Poe Jr.) at the North Cemetery on his seventh death anniversary last December 14. I remember how he used to call me Proxy because at weddings, I usually stand in for my mom as ninang. And often enough, Tito Ron would also be around as ninong.

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Season’s most inspiring series wraps up its storytelling

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SUSAN Roces: Stellar performance

After its 100 titular telecasting days, “100 Days To Heaven” finally wrapped up its storytelling with a big bang in terms of guest star value — no less than Susan Roces and Vilma Santos figured in its concluding episodes. Susan’s role was better motivated as an acting showcase, because she played the mother whom Coney [...]

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The ‘freelancer’ has good manners

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SUSAN Roces: Call her Kamag-anak.

Like a true celebrity of the old school, Susan Roces showed her good manners when she said she “respects” Lovi Poe as an actress and is willing to work with her in the future. Lovi is the daughter of Susan’s late husband Fernando Poe Jr. with former commercial model Rowena Moran, with whom the action [...]

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