AMADO CORTEZ – There’s a quick feedback on Highspeed’s item on showbiz clans. Colleague Vir Gonzales says that aside from Pempe Jr. and Carlos Padilla, there’s another brother. The late actor Amado Cortez who served as consul general (with the rank of ambassador) during the administration of Tita Cory (Cojuangco Aquino). His widow is Gloria Sevilla.
Amado was an awardwinning actor and Quezon City councilor before Martial Law. Just like Mario Montenegro, Fred Montilla, Cielito del Mundo, Pepito Vera Perez.
– While at it, may as well name other brothers in showbiz. Pepito and the late Ramil Rodriguez, who belonged to Sampaguita’s Stars 66.
Robert Campos and Guy Donato of LVN, circa the ‘60s. Dolphy and Georgie Quizon. Joseph Estrada and George Estregan. Not to forget Jesse Ejercito (star builder and producer). Tony Ferrer and Nick Romano. Eddie Garcia and Santiago Verches (director).
Fred Montilla and Rudy Francisco (father of RJ,stage -movie-TV actor, and lately producer. Rogelio and Jaime de la Rosa. Cirio and Dan Santiago of Premiere.
CONTEMPORARY – Just named are brothers from way back.
More contemporary brothers include:
Coco and Ronwaldo Martin, both ALJUR Abrenica fine actors.
Aljur and Vin Abrenica, who starred in the acclaimed Gil Portes films “HermanoPuli” and “Moonlight Over Baler,” respectively. Raymond and RK Bagatsing. Eric and EpyQuizon. Felix and Dominic Roco. Former Laguna Gov. ER Ejercito and former Quezon board member Gary Estrada.
Boss Vic and Ricky del Rosario of Viva.
Rodjun and Rayver Cruz. VIN Abrenica
Randy and Rowell and Raymart Santiago. AJ and Enchong Dee. Tito and Vic Sotto. Jinggoy and Jude Estrada. Aga and AJ Muhlach. Albert and William Martinez. Herbert (QC mayor) and Hero (QC councilor) Bautista.
Tonton and Monching Gutierrez, plus twins Richard and Raymond. Anjo and Jomari Yllana. California-based Leandro and Carlo Muñoz.
COCO Martin RONWALDO Martin