1. Presy Guevara said,

    July 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    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.”

  2. Catherine de Guzman said,

    May 2, 2011 at 6:29 am


  3. Presy Guevara said,

    April 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Just as interesting as Ipe’s entry of 4/17 is another article in “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.

  4. Ipê Nazareno said,

    April 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    ‎”A ‘NOBODY HOME’ PRESIDENT” with “SCANT PERFORMANCE” leading a “SANCTIMONIOUS GOVERNMENT” — Armando Doronila describing President Aquino (page 1 of the Phil. Daily Inquirer)

  5. Clete Gonzalez Driver said,

    March 2, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Greetings from the grandson of Manuel Ernesto Gonzalez and Esperanza Gonzalez…

  6. February 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm


  7. February 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    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…” ???

    Toto Gonzalez

  8. Alicia Perez said,

    February 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Terrible news: the apparent suicide of General Angelo Reyes.

    As the social set has been discussing, the military is not happy.

    Alicia Perez

  9. Alicia Perez said,

    January 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    The talk in the posh dinner tables of the city is that there is a big destabilization plot going on because it is only a matter of time before PNoy will be ousted by a coup d’ etat.

    The all-powerful military is not happy. The still-powerful Arroyo camp is not happy.

    Alicia Perez

  10. Myles Garcia said,

    January 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    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.

  11. Cita Yaptinchay Abad-Dinglasan said,

    January 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    hi toto, send me updates – you write so funny and witty.


  12. Ipê Nazareno said,

    January 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    It’s January 2…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOTO!!!

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