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Hopes are high that ‘Culion’ movie can help remove the stigma associated with leprosy

By Marinel R. Cruz

CULION, PALAWAN—“When one of the cameras turned and focused on the acacia tree, it hit me. That’s how I became part of that movie (‘Huwag Mong Salingin ang Sugat Ko’),” recalled Imelda Cortez Ganega, 66.

The 1991 movie was the last project of National Artist for Film Lino Brocka before he died of a car accident that year.

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Jasmine doesn’t mind being 2nd choice to sister Anne

By Marinel R. Cruz

“She’s proud and grateful, but also regretful,” said Jasmine Curtis-Smith when asked how her sister, Anne, took the news of her being part of the cast of Alvin Yapan’s historical drama, “Culion.”

The role of Doris, one of the three female leads in “Culion,” was previously offered to Anne.

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