Love makes the world go ‘round in Pinoy movies
FUNFARE - Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) - February 7, 2014 - 12:00am

Everybody loves a lover.

And on that universal truth is based the recurring theme of Pinoy movies made memorably romantic by such love teams as Carmen Rosales and Rogelio dela Rosa, Gloria Romero and Luis Gonzales, Tessie Quintana and Armando Goyena, Nestor de Villa and Nida Blanca, Zaldy Zshornack and Shirley Gorospe, Susan Roces and Eddie Gutierrez, Amalia Fuentes and Romeo Vasquez, Vilma Santos and Edgar Mortiz, Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III, Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion, Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez, Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz and many others.

As a nod to the Month of Love, Funfare’s “other beauty expert” Celso de Guzman Caparas made a list of local movie titles, circa 1925-1965, with love and affection (pag-ibig, mahal, amor), romance (romansa), heart (puso), terms of endearment (giliw, sinta, irog, honey, darling), kiss (halik), sweethearts (kasintahan, nobya), marriage (kasal, wedding, honeymoon, bride, Mr. & Mrs.), Valentine and the like that denote and connote “love” not only for someone but also for country.

Take a deep breath as you go over the (kilometric) list:

• 1925 Miracles of Love, Salumbides

• 1928 Mary, I Love You, Nepomuceno

• 1929 The Road to Love, Malayan

• 1929 Patria Amore, Manansala

• 1929 Powerful Love, Filipino Fiesta

• 1930 Collegian Love, Araw

• 1932 Pugad ng Pag-ibig, Malayan

• 1932 A Coed’s Romance, Banahaw

• 1932 Love and Pity, Araw

• 1933 Pag-ibig ng Isang Cadete, Manansala

• 1935 Kundiman ng Puso, Filippine

• 1935 Awit ng Pag-ibig, Filippine

• 1937 Mga Pusong Dakila, Parlatone

• 1937 Nasaan Ka Irog, Parlatone

• 1937 Tayo Na Sa Langit ng Pag-iibigan, New Star

• 1938 Inang Mahal, Sampaguita

• 1938 Bayan at Pag-ibig, Excelsior

• 1938 Himagsikan ng mga Puso, Sampaguita

• 1938 Dahil sa Pag-ibig, Luzon

• 1938 Mga Sugat ng Puso, Parlatone

• 1938 Isang Halik Lamang, Parlatone

• 1938 Ang Pusong Wasak, Filippine

• 1939 Lihim na Pagsinta, V. Valdez

• 1939 Leron-Leron Sinta, X’Otic

• 1939 Giliw Ko, LVN

• 1939 Pag-ibig ng Isang Ina, Phil. Artists Guild

• 1939 Mga Pusong Lumuluha, Sinukuan

• 1940 Cadena de Amor, Sanggumay

• 1940 Magbalik Ka Hirang, Sampaguita

• 1940 Sa Duyan ng Pagmamahal, X’Otic

• 1940 Bawal na Pag-ibig, Parlatone

• 1940 Puso ng Isang Filipina, Parlatone

• 1940 Lambingan, Sampaguita

• 1940 Tinig ng Pag-ibig, Joaquin

• 1940 Mahal Pa Rin Kita, Excelsior

• 1941 Pagsuyo, Sampaguita

• 1946 Labis na Pagmamahal,Palaris

• 1946 Honeymoon, LVN

• 1947 Isumpa Mo Giliw, Sampaguita

• 1947 Romansa, LVN

• 1947 Unang Pag-ibig, Sampaguita

• 1947 Ikaw ang Mahal Ko, Oriental

• 1947 Mameng, Iniibig Kita, Sampaguita

• 1948 Tatlong Puso, Sampaguita

• 1948 Pag-ibig at Patalim, GLM

• 1948 Pipit-Puso, Mabuhay

• 1948 24 na Pag-ibig, Sampaguita

• 1949 Ibigin Mo Ako, LVN

• 1949 Kumakaway Ka Pa Irog, Bayani

• 1950 Mahal Mo Ba Ako?, LVN

• 1950 Umaga na Giliw, Sampaguita

• 1950 Punglo at Pag-ibig, Premiere

• 1950 Aklat ng Pag-ibig, Balintawak

• 1951 Bayan o Pag-ibig, LVN

• 1951 Irog, Paalam, Benito Bros.

• 1951 Anghel ng Pag-ibig, Sampaguita

• 1951 Isinanlang Pag-ibig, Benito Bros.

• 1951 Kasintahan sa Pangarap, Sampaguita

• 1951 Amor Mio, LVN

• 1951 Nasaan Ka Giliw, LVN

• 1952 Romansa sa Nayon, LVN

• 1952 Hihintayin Kita, Sampaguita

• 1953 Pusong Ginto, Deegar

• 1953 Awit ng Pag-ibig, LVN

• 1953 Ating Pag-ibig, Sampaguita

• 1953 Mga Pusong May Lason, LVN

• 1953 Ligaw Tingin, LVN

• 1953 Mr. Kasintahan, Sampaguita

• 1953 Dalawang Pag-ibig, LVN

• 1953 Inspirasyon, Sampaguita

• 1954 Sa Isang Halik Mo, Pancho, Sampaguita

• 1954 Hiram na Kasintahan, LVN

• 1955 Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig, Sampaguita

• 1955 Sapagka’t Mahal Kita, Fremel

• 1955 Darling Ko, LVN

• 1955 Uhaw na Pag-ibig, Sampaguita

• 1955 Pangako ng Puso, LSP

• 1955 Dinayang Pagmamahal, LVN

• 1956 No Money, No Honey, LVN

• 1956 Charito, I Love You, LVN

• 1956 Buhay at Pag-ibig ni Dr. Jose Rizal, Balatbat & Bagumbayan

• 1956 Puppy Love, LVN

• 1956 Lalo Kitang Mahal, People’s

• 1956 Inang Mahal, Sampaguita

• 1956 Mr. & Mrs., People’s

• 1957 Sebya, Mahal Kita, LVN

• 1957 Sanga-sangang Puso, LVN

• 1957 Sweethearts, C. Santiago

• 1957 10,000 Pag-ibig, LVN

• 1957 Conde de Amor, LVN

• 1957 Nasaan Ka Irog, LVN

• 1958 Kundiman ng Puso, Sampaguita

• 1958 Be My Love, People’s

• 1958 Pulot-Gata, Sampaguita

• 1958 Beloved, Sampaguita

• 1958 Shirley, My Darling, People’s

• 1958 Ang Nobya Kong Igorota, Champion

• 1958 Hiwaga ng Pag-ibig, LVN

• 1958 Young Lovers, Fresan

• 1958 Lover Boy, Sampaguita

• 1958 Batas ng Puso, LSP

• 1959 Wedding Bells, Sampaguita

• 1960 Hongkong Honeymoon, PPI

• 1960 Love at First Sight, Sampaguita

• 1960 Lovingly Yours, LVN

• 1960 Teenage Crush, Dalisay

• 1960 Kung Ako’y Mahal Mo, LVN

• 1960 7 Amores, Sampaguita

• 1961 Hani-Hanimun, Sampaguita

• 1961 Sa Puso ni Bathala, LVN

• 1961 Lab na Lab Kita, VP

• 1961 Kasal Muna, Bago Ligaw, Sampaguita

• 1961 Umasa Ka Mahal Ko, Arriva

• 1961 Pusong Bakal, Tamaraw

• 1962 Mahal Kita Inay, LSP

• 1962 June Bride, Sampaguita

• 1962 Pitong Puso, Sampaguita

• 1963 Sweet Valentine, VP

• 1963 Historia De Un Amor, Sampaguita

• 1963 Sa Puso ng Isang Ina, VP

• 1963 Ang Mahal Ko’y Ikaw, TIIP

• 1963 Ako’y Ibigin Mo, Dalagang Matapang, VP

• 1963 Sinisinta Kita, Sampaguita

• 1964 Eddie Loves Susie, VP

• 1964 Larawan ng Pag-ibig, Vitri

• 1964 Ang Mahiwagang Pag-ibig ni Lola Cinderella, Lea

• 1964 Kasal o’ Sakal, Motion

• 1964 Leron-Leron Sinta, Sampaguita

• 1964 Lover’s Street, TIIP

• 1964 Lalaine, Mahal Kita, Tamaraw

• 1964 From Tokyo with Love, VP

• 1964 Sa Bawa’t Pintig ng Puso, LSP

• 1964 Umibig Ay Di Biro, VP

• 1965 Bakit Kita Inibig?, Jacros

• 1965 Pag-ibig, ikaw Ang Maysala, United Bros.

• 1965 Bakit Kita Iibigin?, Sampaguita

• 1965 Romansa sa World’s Fair, GM

• 1965 Pagkatapos ng Kasal, LSP

• 1965 Lagi Ka Sa Puso Ko, Hollywood Far East

• 1965 Kung Wala Na Ang Pag-ibig, VP

• 1965 Pilipinas Kong Mahal, FPJ

• 1965 Portrait of My Love, Sampaguita

(Actually, all we want to say is: Advance Happy Valentine’s to everybody!)

(E-mail reactions at entphilstar@yahoo.com. You may also send your questions to askrickylo@gmail.com. For more updates, photos and videos visit www.philstar.com/funfare or follow me on www.twitter/therealrickylo.)

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