Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Julie Vega


Julie Vega is one of my favorite actresses of all time even though I was only 4 when she died. I dont know if you believe in "Paglilihi" cravings when still pregnant and she was one of them. I remember my mom telling me stories that when she was pregnant with me she will always watch all her tv shows and movies and would always forget her dishes that my dad is always served burned rice :) she said that I got my cleft chin from her, maybe I said i don't know probably it is true because non in my family have cleft chins only me. when I was little I was a cute little girl i don't know now. Maybe I do have a little resemblance of her before most especially when I cry. I can see her in me. I sometimes wish she didn't die very young probably she would be one of the brightest stars of today. She is a very good actress all her movies are still big hits, and all her songs are still being played till now. It is a sad thought that our little darling has long been gone but never been forgotten.

Julie Vega

Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo, better known as Julie Vega (May 21, 1968 – May 6, 1985),
was a Filipina child actress and singer. She remains very popular and very well loved in the Philippines, years after her sudden death at the age of 16 that triggered a massive outpouring of nationwide grief that is still vividly remembered by Filipino showbiz fans. She won two FAMAS Awards for Best Child Actress during her brief showbiz career.

Biography



Early life

Julie Vega, who was named after her own parents, was born at the UERM in Quezon City, Philippines to a devout Roman Catholic family and is the youngest and only girl in a brood of six children of dentists Julio Postigo (1931–1991) from Zamboanga del Sur and the former Perla Apostol (nicknamed Pearl, born 1932) from Iligan City, Lanao del Norte. This fact led her family to nickname her Darling and Tata (which means youngest child in the Visayan language). Her older brothers are (according to order of birth) James (nicknamed Jimmy), Jeffrey (nicknamed Joey, 1960–1983), Jonathan (nicknamed Noni), Joseph (nicknamed Toti), and Jerry (nicknamed Steve).







Filmography
Showbiz career

Julie, who inherited her mestiza looks from her half-Irish father Julio, was discovered at a Christmas party at the Quezon Institute, where her mother used to work then, by renowned film and stage director Lamberto Avellana and veteran actress Boots Anson-Roa, thus starting her showbiz career at the age of six as a television commercial model of a hotdog brand. She first used the screen name Darling Postigo and appeared in her first film entitled Ang Pag-ibig Ko’y Huwag Mong Sukatin as the young daughter of Anson-Roa and Dante Rivero. It was not until she appeared in her first major lead and breakthrough role in the 1978 film Mga Mata ni Angelita that she started using the screen name Julie Vega upon the recommendation of Dr. Larry Santiago. She had been chosen to play the title role of Angelita despite placing only third among over 200 applicants for the role.

When Julie became a teenager, she was signed to Regal Films by producer Lily Monteverde, who also owned the film company since its inception in 1962. She was then included among the so-called Regal “Cry Babies” along with then fellow teenaged actresses Maricel Soriano, Snooky Serna, and Janice De Belen. She did a total of six films for Regal, including Where Love Has Gone , Mother Dear , To Mama with Love, and Daddy’s Little Darlings, all of which became certified box office hits.

Movies


Year
Title
Character/Role
1984
Lovingly Yours, Helen: The Movie
Ida
1984
Daddy's Little Darlings
Chiqui
1984
Dear Mama
Joy
1983
Don't Cry for Me Papa
Gigi
1983
Iiyak Ka Rin
April
1983
Isang Bala Ka Lang!
Angela Rodriguez
1982
Roman Rapido
Carmen
1983
To Mama with Love
Mylene
1982
Mother Dear
Lagring
1982
Where Love Has Gone
Liza Grande
1981
Flor de Liza
Liza
1981
Mga Basang Sisiw
Herself
1982
Ang Milagro sa Porta Vaga
Herself
1980
Anak ng Atsay
Lisa
1980
Angelita...Ako ang Iyong Ina
Angelita
1980
Kape't Gatas
Wewet
1980
Pompa
Pompa
1979
Durugin si Totoy Bato
Lucia
1979
Roberta
Roberta
1978
Mga Mata ni Angelita
Angelita
1975
Mga Tinik Ng Babae
Herself
1975
Mortal
Mylene
1975
Ang Pag-ibig Ko'y Huwag Mong Sukatin
Herself

       Ang pag-ibig ko'y huwag mong sukatin (1975)


Drama  -   12 December 1975 (Philippines)
Director: Lamberto V. Avellana
Writer: 
Ensio Rislakki
Stars:
Dante Rivero
Boots Anson-Roa 
Ronaldo Valdez
Julie Vega as Darling Postigo

Mortal (1975)

Mga tinik nang babae (1975)

Mga mata ni Angelita (1978)





Director: Lauro Pacheco
Writers: Ricardo Y. Feliciano (story)Jose Flores Sibal (screenplay)
Release Date: 11 August 1978 (Philippines)
Cast
Julie Vega - Angelita

Part 1


 
Part 2

                                       
Part 3

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Roberta (1979)

Director: Lauro Pacheco
Writer: Jose Flores Sibal
Julie Vega - Roberta

Durugin si Totoy Bato (1979)


Director: Armando A. Herrera
Writers:
Eddie Romero (story)Carlo J. Caparas (story)
Release Date: 
9 November 1979 (Philippines)
Cast
Fernando Poe Jr. - Totoy Bato
Julie Vega - Lucia




Pompa (1980)


Director: Lauro Pacheco

Writer: Elena Patron




Julie Vega - Pompa

Part 1

Part 2


Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6


Part 7
Part 8
Kape't gatas (1980)


Director: Ric Santiago
Writer: 
Elena M. Patron (story)
Rick Acasio (screenplay)
Divino Reyes 1985-1986

Choquito
Julie Vega - Wewet


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7



Part 8

1983 Isang Bala Ka lang



Best Supporting Actress



Director: Fernando Poe Jr.

Writer: Fred Navarro (screenplay)

Release Date: 1983 (Philippines) 
Cast
Fernando Poe Jr. - Berting Rodriguez
Julie Vega - Angela Rodriguez




Roman Rapido (1983)




Director: Argel Joseph

Writer: Agustin dela Cruz and screenplay as Agustin B. dela Cruz

Cast
Fernando Poe Jr. - Roman Rapido
Julie Vega - Carmen


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

  
                                                                       Part 4

Part 5
                                 
Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10



Lovingly Yours, Helen (The Movie) (1984)



 
Ballad Pour Adellaine

 "Akin Ang Walang Diyos"
Part 1

 
Part 2

Part 3

                                       
Part 4

Daddy's Little Darling 1984


Director: Luciano B. Carlos
Writers: Wilfredo 'Boy"Esteban (story) and Luciano B. Carlos (screenplay)
Release Date: 11 August 1978 (Philippines)
Cast
Dolphy
Julie Vega - Chiqui





  

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Dear Mama (1984)


Director: Mel Chionglo
Julie Vega - Joy


This is a story of 5 children who suddenly lost their father and in search of justice. They were fighting for their rights but could not have it for they were poor. Their life turned into a mess when their mother, who's their only hope and the one who gives happiness to them died.
After the incident, their oldest brother decided to act as the mother and father of the family, but someone set him up and then was imprisoned. It was then that he decided to ask favor to his aunties and uncles to take good care of his brother and sisters while he was still in prison.
The 4 children are now in search of true happiness and love of a mother and father

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

                                          
Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

                                        
Part 9

Part 10

                                        
Part 11

Part 12



Don't Cry for Me, Papa (1983)

Director: Maryo J. Delos Reyes
Writers: Toto Belano and Jake Tordesillas
Charito Solis
Julie Vega - Gigi






Iiyak Ka Rin 1983



Director: Gil Portes
Writers: Mauro Gia Samonte

Julie Vega - April



OST
                                                       

To Mama with Love 1983




Director: Mario O'Hara
Writers: Mely Tagasa

Julie Vega - Mylene

Storyline

The film that tells of a family abandoned by a father who has emigrated to the United States. The daughters move heaven and earth to save the family, especially their rapidly deteriorating mother.

chapter 1

chapter 2

 
chapter 3

chapter 4

chapter 5

chapter 6

                                      
chapter 7

chapter 8

chapter 9

                                     
chapter 10

                                     
chapter 11

chapter 12

Mother Dear (1982)




Director: Lino Brocka
Writers: Jose Javier Reyes

Julie Vega - Lagring

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6


Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12 

Where Love Has Gone (1982)
Director: Joey Gosiengfiao
Writers: Jonas Sebastian

Julie Vega - Liza

OST

Flor de Liza (1981) 
Director: Nick Lizaso
Writers: Jose N. Carreon

Janice de Belen - Flor du Luna
Julie Vega - Anna Liza


Flor de Liza is a story of two different girls who has the same dad. Flor who was born in a wealthy family and Liza who was born on an average society and who grew up without knowing and seeing her dad.
Until Liza's dad decided to look for her and asked her to be with her but refused to because she doesn't want to leave her mother.
Liza only decided to leave her Mom when her father suddenly died on an accident. She was forced to move with Flor's family and live with them, but it turned out that Flor's Mom doesn't want Liza to be friends with her daughter. 
But nobody could tell them what to do, and they became best of friends. But Flor's Mom will do everything just to keep Liza away from Flor...
  


Mga Basang Sisiw 1981


Janice de Belen
Sheryl Cruz
Nino Mulach
Julie Vega - Anna Liza



Best Child Actress



OST

 "MILAGRO SA PORTA VAGA" (1982)


In 1982, thirteen-year old Julie Vega, best remembered for her role in Mga Mata ni Angelita (1978), appeared in Milagro sa Porta Vaga, a true-to-life story of the miraculous Virgin of Our Lady of Solitude of Cavite City.

 
 Nuestra Señora de la Soledad de Porta Vaga, also called "Reina de Cavite" and "La Virgen de la Soledad", is the patroness of Cavite City. The Blessed Virgin Mary is depicted as Our Lady of Sorrows. Mary, garbed in black and white attire, seems to be on her knees as she contemplates the Passion of Her Son, Jesus. Before her are the crown of thorns and the nails, the instrument of Christ's Crucifixion.

Anak ng atsay (1979)

Director: Lauro Pacheco
Writer: Jose Flores Sibal 

Nora Aunor
Julie Vega - Lisa


A film that depicts the usual story of a maid who got pregnant in no time because her boss got drunk one night.

Gloria (Nora Aunor) left the mansion before the scandal finds its limelight together with her friend, Enchong (Dencio Padilla) who was also working as a driver for the family of Conrado (Dante Rivero).

The two tried to raise the child, Liza (Julie Vega) until Conrado discovered it and offered a good future for his daughter under his custody.

Who knows that this will gonna be a gateway to a deep dark secret and a promising future for Gloria, Renato and Liza



Angelita... Ako ang iyong ina (1979)



Director: Lauro Pacheco
Writer: Jose Flores Sibal 

Fernando Poe Jr. - Conrado
Susan Rocess - Jaenette
Julie Vega - Angelita


Angelita Ako Ang Iyong Ina is a sequel of the super hit movie "Mga Mata ni Angelita" that made Julie Vega a child superstar, a story of a girl searching for the love and care of her real mother and also a story of sacrifice and love that cannot be equaled.

It also starts the incomparable Susan Roces as her real mother


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9



TELEVISION

Although Julie had to turn down the title role of Flor de Luna due to her hectic school and showbiz schedule, she would finally have her own soap opera when she was cast as the title character in GMA Network’s Anna Liza. Her portrayal of the sensitive, sad-sack and frequently oppressed title character drew the sympathy and affections of the Filipino viewing public and further solidified her star status. The success of Anna Liza made Julie the chief soap opera rival of Janice De Belen, a fellow child star who also enjoyed success with Flor de Luna, the title role Julie herself previously turned down, as the two dramas rivaled each other for the attention of the television-viewing public. Yet in spite being showbiz rivals, Julie and Janice were best friends in real life. In fact, Janice herself once mentioned, “There could be no me if Julie accepted the role as Flor de Luna.”
Anna Liza

Television

1979 - 1985 Anna Liza GMA Network

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Discography

Album

First Love - 1985, Emerald Recording Company
First Love

Lyrics
You, you made me feel this way
'Cause I can't let you go away
For you have taught me how to stay
Keeps us closer everyday
Life may be so hard sometimes
And yet I find each day so bright
Each time you kiss and hold me tight
My heart is fully satisfied

CHORUS:

You are the first love of my life
'Cause you're the one I need so badly
You're the apple of my eyes
You are the first love of my life

Through thick and thin I will be always at your side
Life may be so hard sometimes
And yet I find each day so bright
Each time you kiss and hold me tight
My heart is fully satisfied

CHORUS:

You are the first love of my life
'Cause you're the one I need so badly
You're the apple of my eyes
You are the first love of my life


All songs written by Mon Del Rosario except for First Love, which was written by Alex Catedrilla.
Someone Special





First Love





Somewhere in My Past









Somewhere In My Past

Lyrics

I met you just tonight
but I keep wondering why
It seems I've always known you all my life

I held you only once
but I keep wonerding why
it seems I've held you forever
CHORUS:
Can it be true?
could I be wrong?
that somewhere in my past
there was also me and you
I've kissed you only once 
but I keep wonerding why
it seems I've kissed your lips so many times
I met you just tonight
but I keep wondering why
it seems I've known you forever
REPEAT CHORUS
Somewhere, Forever
Somewhere, somewhere

Only a Dream

So Impatient


The Memory Will Remain


Singing career

Aside from acting, Julie also became a successful singer in her own right. She initially refused to pursue a singing career of her own, but after repeated proddings from her older brother Joey, who noticed her beautiful singing voice, she finally consented to doing so. She took formal voice lessons under renowned songwriter Cecille Azarcon to further hone her singing voice. With the training she received, she was able to sing many of the theme songs of the movies she appeared in like Dear Mama, Where Love Has Gone, Don't Cry for Me Papa, and Iiyak Ka Rin.

It was during one of her singing promotions for Where Love Has Gone that Julie was discovered by Bong Carreon, who then offered her to be a recording artist for the then newly formed Emerald Recording Company owned by Bong Carreon himself and his then wife, the famous Filipina singer Imelda Papin. Her debut single Somewhere In My Past, composed by Mon Del Rosario, was a major hit which became a certified gold record in only its first few weeks of release and would prove to be her most enduring hit and the one song she would be most identified with. The single’s success prompted Bong Carreon and Imelda Papin to launch Julie as a full-time solo artist by coming up with the latter’s 1985 debut album First Love, which included Somewhere In My Past and produced her further hit songs like Someone Special, The Memory Will Remain, and the title track itself.

According to Julie herself, she particularly liked singing because it is through this medium that she is able to best express her inner thoughts and feelings. This became especially true after the tragic loss of her brother Joey, to whom she was particularly very close to. Joey was stabbed to death by hired killers, who mistook him for another person they were hired to look for and then kill, while hanging out with his friends in 1983. His untimely death at the tender age of 22 proved to be devastating for the young Julie, who was then made to repeatedly wish to join him in death.

Education

In spite of her hectic showbiz schedule, Julie was still able to attend to her studies in school. She studied at the Our Lady of Sacred Heart School from grade school until first year high school before transferring to St. Joseph's College where she finished her high school education. The schools proved to be accessible to her since both are located not far from where her family used to live at 11th Avenue, Murphy, Cubao, Quezon City.

Darling was a March 1985 graduate. She always prioritized her studies even over her progressive career. Indeed, she was and still is a great role model for all youth. Had she lived, she wanted to take up Dentistry but just like any college-student-to-be, she told Kuya Germs that she might change her mind in the long run




Illness and early death



Julie Vega's final resting place in Loyola Memorial Park, Marikina City Not long after her high school graduation in 1985, Julie began complaining of extreme weakness and lack of sensation, particularly on her lower body. This prompted her parents to bring her to a private hospital for diagnosis and treatment. She was later diagnosed with a form of demyelinating disease, which was highly suspected to be either Guillain-Barré syndrome or multiple sclerosis. As Julie’s condition became worse, her parents were forced to have her confined to the Quezon Institute as they could no longer afford the increasing amount of her hospital bills. Sometime after her confinement there, she contracted bronchopneumonia, making her condition even worse than before.

A demyelinating disease is any disease of the nervous system in which the myelin sheath of neurons is damaged. This impairs the conduction of signals in the affected nerves, causing impairment in sensation, movement, cognition, or other functions depending on which nerves are involved.

The term describes the effect of the disease, rather than its cause; some demyelinating diseases are caused by genetics, some by infectious agents, some by autoimmune reactions, and some by unknown factors. Organophosphates, a class of chemicals which are the active ingredients in commercial insecticides such as sheep dip, weed-killers, and flea treatment preparations for pets, etc., will also demyelinate nerves.

Neuroleptics can cause demyelination.

Demyelinating diseases

Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system include:
  • multiple sclerosis (together with the similar diseases called idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating diseases)
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Tabes Dorsalis
  • transverse myelitis
  • Devic's disease
  • progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • Optic neuritis
  • Leukodystrophies
Demyelinating diseases of the peripheral nervous system include:
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome and its chronic counterpart, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Copper deficiency
Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) (French pronunciation: [ɡiˈlɛ̃ baˈʁe], English pronunciation: /ˈɡiːlæn ˈbɑreɪ/), sometimes called Landry's paralysis, is an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP), a disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system. Ascending paralysis, weakness beginning in the feet and hands and migrating towards the trunk, is the most typical symptom. It can cause life-threatening complications, particularly if the breathing muscles are affected or if there is dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. The disease is usually triggered by an acute infection. Guillain–Barré syndrome is a form of peripheral neuropathy.
The diagnosis is usually made by nerve conduction studies. With prompt treatment by intravenous immunoglobulins or plasmapheresis, together with supportive care, the majority will recover completely. Guillain–Barré syndrome is rare, at 1–2 cases per 100,000 people annually, but is one of the leading causes of acute non-trauma-related paralysis in the world. The syndrome is named after the French physicians Georges Guillain and Jean Alexandre Barré, who described it in 1916.

Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. Disease onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women. It has a prevalence that ranges between 2 and 150 per 100,000. MS was first described in 1868 by Jean-Martin Charcot.

MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other. Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals called action potentials down long fibers called axons, which are wrapped in an insulating substance called myelin. In MS, the body's own immune system attacks and damages the myelin. When myelin is lost, the axons can no longer effectively conduct signals. The name multiple sclerosis refers to scars (scleroses—better known as plaques or lesions) particularly in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord, which is mainly composed of myelin. Although much is known about the mechanisms involved in the disease process, the cause remains unknown. Theories include genetics or infections. Different environmental risk factors have also been found.

Almost any neurological symptom can appear with the disease, and often progresses to physical and cognitive disability. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms occurring either in discrete attacks (relapsing forms) or slowly accumulating over time (progressive forms). Between attacks, symptoms may go away completely, but permanent neurological problems often occur, especially as the disease advances.

There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis. Treatments attempt to return function after an attack, prevent new attacks, and prevent disability. MS medications can have adverse effects or be poorly tolerated, and many patients pursue alternative treatments, despite the lack of supporting scientific study. The prognosis is difficult to predict; it depends on the subtype of the disease, the individual patient's disease characteristics, the initial symptoms and the degree of disability the person experiences as time advances. Life expectancy of people with MS is 5 to 10 years lower than that of the unaffected population.
Bronchopneumonia or bronchial pneumonia or "Bronchogenic pneumonia" (not to be confused with lobar pneumonia) is the acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles. It is a type of pneumonia characterized by multiple foci of isolated, acute consolidation, affecting one or more pulmonary lobules.

It is one of two types of bacterial pneumonia as classified by gross anatomic distribution of consolidation (solidification), the other being lobar pneumonia
.
Julie was transferred to the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City at about 5:00 p.m on May 6, 1985 where she died suddenly and peacefully around 90 minutes later at the hospital's intensive care unit, just 15 days shy of her 17th birthday. Her cause of death was officially listed as cardiac arrest secondary to bronchopneumonia. Her untimely death left Anna Liza with an incomplete storyline and the Filipino people in total shock. After lying in state at Mount Carmel Church in Quezon City, her body was laid to rest right next to her brother's grave at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City in a funeral attended by millions of grieving fans and colleagues from Philippine showbiz.

At the time of her death, Julie left behind a large body of unfinished work aside from Anna Liza. She was supposed to promote her debut album First Love, do a second album for Emerald containing all Filipino language songs, perform with Imelda Papin in singing engagements both in the Philippines and abroad, start hosting two television shows (her own, Julie and Friends on Maharlika Broadcasting System, and as alternate host of Student Canteen on GMA), and star as one of the mainstays of the then upcoming teen-oriented talent show That's Entertainment on GMA. She was also supposed to attend the University of the Philippines for her college education.







WHAT WERE THE REASONS BEHIND JULIE VEGA'S DEATH?

Manila, OCTOBER 2, 2003  (MALAYA) BEFORE Judy Ann Santos, Claudine Barretto and Kristine Hermosa, there was Julie Vega. One of the first Filipino soap opera icons, Julie Vega died on May 6, 1985, a day of mourning for her many generations of fans she touched with her talent and personality.

Tonight, ABS-CBN's much-awarded drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya" will go back to the real story behind this pioneering drama star when it drafts "Berks" star Angelica Panganiban to play Julie Vega in this week's episode. Angelica will be joined by an ace dramatic cast led by Rio Locsin and Michael de Mesa as Julie's parents Pearl and Julio Postigo, and Kristopher Peralta, Luis Alandy, and Bryan Homecillo, among others, as Julie's brothers. Director Jerry Lopez Sineneng is at the helm of the episode written by Gilbeys Sardeja.

Born Julie Pearl Postigo, Julie Vega began her career at the tender age of three, when she did her very first TV commercial. Despite her parents' misgivings, Julie turned out to have a natural talent for acting, something she proved beyond doubt when she won the title role in the film "Mga Mata ni Angelita" after an exhaustive nationwide search.

When soap stardom came at the age of 11 via her starring role in "Annaliza," Julie's potential for further fame was sealed, which was why her sudden death shocked the entire country. What were the reasons behind Julie Vega's mysterious end? Were there any truth to any of the rumors that circulated after she died?

The episode strikes a personal note for many of the people involved in this week's production, starting with "Maalaala Mo Kaya" host Charo Santos-Concio, who played Julie's mother in a Fernando Poe, Jr. action-drama starrer, "Durugin si Totoy Bato." "I remember her as such a sweet, quiet child with so much potential," Charo recalls. "It was such a shock to wake up one day and hear she was gone."

On her side, episode star Angelica Panganiban admits that people have always remarked on how much she looked like Julie all throughout her career. At 16, Angelica is the same age as Julie was when she died.

The episode will also feature a long-unseen film footage of Julie's funeral. The footage, entrusted to ABS-CBN's film archives by the Postigo family and specially transferred to video for this episode, captures the crowds of mourners showing their unmatched sorrow at Julie's passing. 
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi

© Copyright, 2003  by PHILIPPINE HEADLINE NEWS ONLINE 
All rights reserved 
 Maalaala Mo Kaya entitled Unan (Tagalog for Pillow)
  

Life story

Julie's life story was most notably shown on film through The Life Story of Julie Vega, which was shown shortly after her death, and on television through the October 2, 2003 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya entitled Unan (Tagalog for Pillow) played by Angelica Panganiban. Nadia Montenegro portrayed the ill-fated movie and soap opera actress and singer, Jimmy Morato and Alicia Alonzo portrayed her parents, while Julie's real-life brother Steve and babysitter Flor Argawanon appeared as themselves in the film adaptation. That's Entertainment mainstays Jestoni Alarcon, John Regala and Hero Bautista also portrayed her brothers in the film. For the television adaptation, Angelica Panganiban portrayed Julie while Rio Locsin and Michael De Mesa portrayed her parents. The said episode was well-received by both critics and Julie Vega fans alike and is noted for its use of actual footage of Julie’s burial which featured not only fans but also celebrities like Fernando Poe, Jr. and Janice De Belen in mourning her death. The video footage was lent to the Maalaala Mo Kaya producers for the episode by the Postigos themselves.

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