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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jan 1, 2012

The Year in Review 2011 - Part 4: In Memoriam, New Moms New Babies

MANY SHOWBIZ denizens left for the great beyond in 2011.

Among the departures, the most controversial was the premeditated murder of Ram Revilla (Ramgen Bautista in rea life), with the suspected conspirators being his own brother and sisters. His girlfriend Janelle Manahan of ABS-CBN got severely injured in the incident and had to undergo a series of surgeries to rehabilitate her face. Adding insult to injury, some folks even uploaded on the internet a sex video of the late young actor and Janelle while making love.

Those who left us also include Rejoice Rivera of Baywalk Bodies (who was shot by unknown assailants just as 2011 was starting), actors Leo Rabago, Armando Goyena, Paquito Diaz, John Apacible (shot by his own uncle), (Antonello Joseph) AJ  Perez (who perished in a car accident at the very young age of 17), veteran komiks novelist Rico Bello Omagap, Jo Ramos (daughter of ex-Pres. Fidel Ramos and ex-wife of Lloyd Samartino), 1950s actress Shirley Gorospe, Director Don Escudero, National Artist Badong Bernal, broadcaster Vic Jose, designers Rudy Fuentes and Boying Eustaquio, writers Vic Sabado and Mar Munoz Kay, musical director Dick Zamora, writer-director Ben Feleo, Anthony Linsangan (Camille Prats’ husband who succumbed to cancer), Director Boots Plata, singer RJ Rosales, Ricky Pempengco (the father of Charice Pempengco who was stabbed to death), director-choreographer Lito Calzado (father of Iza) and Starstruck 1 alumnus Tyron Perez. Let’s all pray for the repose of their souls. May they all rest in peace, amen.

Stars who got sick this year include Jennylyn Mercado who had tonsillectomy, Cristine Reyes who was confined in the hospital for meningitis, Manilyn Reynes who had dengue fever while pregnant with her third child, Joseph Bitangcol was severely injured in a car accident, and Derek Ramsay who broke his arm while playing Frisbee.

The Year in Review 2011

Part 1: The Ugly, Messy Break Ups
Part 2: Weddings, Couplings In 2011
Part 3: The Controversies, Scandals And Feuds Of 2011
Part 4a: In Memoriam, New Moms New Babies
Part 4b: New Babies, New Moms
Part 4c: Beauty Pageants
Part 5: The Tv Shows Of 2011
Part 6: Local Films Shown In 2011
Part 7: The Best Films Of 2011