Found this in various links on the Internet afte Shirley’s first cousin told me about it yesterday: “Shirley Gorospe, the glamorous leading lady of Philippine cinema in the 50s and 60s, died on July 9, Saturday, due to brain tumor and lung cancer complication at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California. She was 73.”
Just as interesting as Ipe’s entry of 4/17 is another article in Inquirer.net: “Gutierrez says no to word war with President Aquino, calls it ‘demeaning’ “. In addition, despite Malacanang’s response, the popularity of the President”s former GF in Willing Willy lingers as an assumed factor in the furor against Willy Revillame over the Jan Jan controversy.
The death of General Angelo Reyes is disturbing because it seems to be a part of the proverbial “straw that will break the camel’s back” soon…
Without any discussion of his innocence or guilt, I want to point out that the biggest Filipino criminals are completely free, possess great political power, are ensconced in the lap of great luxury, and apparently have no guilt whatsoever.
So why did General Reyes have to cut his life, when even in the event that he could be found guilty as charged, he would never even compare to the really big fishes of Filipino criminality?
Didn’t General Reyes know the truism: “This too, shall pass…” ???
Hi Toto, (I don’t know where you would find it appropriate to post this bit of news) but a cousin just called to inform me that Gloria Cortez Toralballa died this morning at her home in New York City, one week short of her 96th birthday.
I am sure her true relatives will get the news soon enough…but perhaps her many friends and acquaintances might not be so quickly informed. Tita Glor (as I called her; an aunt by marriage) was a close friend and confidante of Tita Anita Magsaysay-Ho and the late Corito Araneta Kalaw, in their lifetimes. Tita Glor was one of the sweetest, gentlest, kindest, most soft-spoken persons I have ever known in this life. Originally from Surigao, she embodied all the most admirable and finest qualities of the true Visayan ladies (uhmmm…. save one from Tacloban).
Also, for followers of your blog, I would now reveal that Tita Glor T. was the long-time resident of the Illusorio apartments, located a stone’s throw from Lincoln Center in NYC. Going to the Met was never more convenient!
May you rest in peace, Tita. It was a pleasure knowing you.