Friday, September 21, 2012

Rez Cortez Goes to Sablayan

Rez Cortez, my favourite movie villain next to Johnny Montiero, came to Sablayan last Tuesday, September 18 not as an actor but as consultant of the Social Housing and Finance Corporation (SHFC). In behalf of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay as chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and as ex-officio chair of the SHFC, the versatile Filipino thespian distributed the much-awaited land titles for around 20 members of the Gary-Cris Village Homeowners Association located at Brgy. Poblacion. The SHFC is committed to uplift the living condition of the under privilege Filipinos by providing access to affordable shelter financing and work in partnership with multi-sectoral stakeholders for the development and implementation of innovative and sustainable social housing programs. SHFC was created through Executive Order No. 272 while Rez Cortez’ first blockbuster film was with Trixia Gomez in the 1978 film “Halik na Lumalatay.” Judging from its title and his leading lady, we will know the genre of the film.

Aside from Poblacion and earlier that day, he was there to witness the Turn-Over Ceremony of the school building intended for Ligaya National High School (LNHS). Mayor Eduardo G. Gadiano turned over the facility to Department of Education (DepEd) headed by its Principal Mrs. Elvira Dayrit and Brgy. Chairman Edgar Hilario of Ligaya. It was in Ligaya where he informed his fans, students and faculty members of LNHS that he’s in the cast of an indie film called “Bwakaw”.

Rez in real life, according to Wikipedia, is Res Septimo Cortez, was born in Canaman, Camarines Sur in February 4, 1956. In “Bwakaw”, Rez is a tricycle driver who became particularly close with Rene (the Eddie Garcia character, a 75-year-old-gay man) and the old man’s dog named “Bwakaw”. Rez Cortez did not tell us that in the movie he have a kissing scene with Eddie Garcia. In an interview, Garcia admitted that he once did it (kissing scene with another man) before with the late Mario O’ Hara in 1971 award winning film “Tubog sa Ginto”. In his teaming up with the great Manoy, a co-Uragon, in this particular film he stated as told to PEP’s Noli Nicasio, “I highly respect the guy so I gave him all the support that I could give."

In his public speeches in three occasions for his two days stay in Sablayan, he was so amazed how Mayor Ed is steering this great town of ours…


(Photo : File With some employees of LGU-Sablayan)

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