Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
This is exactly what action and drama star Edgar Mande has been feeling these days as an immigrant in the US.
Although he admitted that he is extremely happy because of his marriage to Mona Fabie, but his former colleagues in the local movie industry, particularly the so-called Liberty Boys, who have been occupying his memory.
“Nami-miss ko ang sama-sama namin noon sa mga lakaran, ang sama-sama naming pagtulog sa iisang bahay ng aming manager na si Alfie Lorenzo,” said Edgar in our exclusive online interview before he attended the in-person launching of the book “SekSinema (Gender Images in Philippine Sex Cinema Enfolding Pandemia)” in the US at the Philippine Expressions Bookshop at 479 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, California.
Liberty Boys was coined by Alfie as a reference to his wards who were living with him on Liberty Avenue in Cubao, Quezon City.
Some of the members of Liberty Boys, aside from Mande, were Lito Pimentel, Rey “PJ” Abellana and Patrick de la Rosa who stood by Lorenzo along the way but others like Aga Muhach, William Martinez, Albert Martinez, Al Tantay etc. eventually went to their respective talent managers.