How can people forget about the sweet darling of the mass, Julie Vega?

Before we have Judy Ann Santos and Claudine Barretto, there was first Julia Pearl Postigo, popularly known as Julie Vega, an admired actress and singer during her generation up until now. She began her career at an early age of three as a television commercial model. She starred in the film "Mga Mata ni Angelita," a 1978 hit, which was considered to be her first major lead film that earned her respect, admiration and popularity. Julie Vega's career also include "Mga Basang Sisiw," "Durugin Si Totoy Bato," "Mother Dear," and "Daddy's Little Angels."

PictureAnna Liza played by Julie Vega
She even blossomed more when she was chosen to play the lead role in GMA-7's soap opera "Anna Liza." This earned her sympathy of the viewing public and eventually made her the newest "darling" in the industry.

Not long after, Julie's health deteriorated which lead to broncho-pneumonia causing her death. The people deeply grieved on the sudden death of the young actress (who was then 16 years old) whom they love greatly as she touched many lives as an actress and singer.

This tragedy did not escaped controversies of the rumored death, not merely caused by weakened health, but by elements not of this world. People believed that she and her family was influenced by other forces they can't control.

It was rumored that Julie's health degenerated after filming the movie "Lovingly Yours, Helen." It is a Sunday afternoon program aired on GMA-7 from 1980 to 1996, which then turned into an anthology movie on 1984 because of its popularity. 

Julie has been sick since last year but this was a well-guarded secret. "Mga sadista kasi ang ibang press people at konti lang ang nagmamahal sa kanya," her father said in grief. 

The Times Journal
In the first movie episode of "Lovingly Yours, Helen," Julie Vega starred as a girl possessed by an evil entity. The film was done in an old house in Mt. Manalmon, located in the town of San Miguel, province of Bulacan. They say that Julie used to be very lively and active, until the time they were filming the horror film. They believed that the spirits felt they were disturbed and disrespected by the people doing the film. The spirits or Engkanto's might have taken a liking to the pretty star which causes the illness that seemingly struck the actress unexpectedly.

One of the accounts, said that when Julie and the crew were filming the movie, Julie saw a child with beards several  times in the temporary comfort room that the staff built. They even sacrificed a chicken to appease the being and to show respect to the place.

The Albularyo's (folk healer or medicine men) strongly believed that Julie Vega's body just appears to be dead but actually is not. They say that the Engkantos (Enchanted Ones) have taken Julie Vega's soul to go with them but the body is still alive. They said they could have performed a certain ritual so Julie Vega could go back to her earthly body, but it was too late already. And of course, most of the people won't believe such things. 

Still, some say that Julie Vega now resides with the Engkanto, dancing with them around the woods of Mt. Manalmon.

While this is the belief of the townfolk, others believed that the family have faced several unlucky events after Julie purchased their house.
People at the chapel who condoled with the family recalled that the Postigos weren't lucky in the house they had bought with Julie's earnings in 1982. Less that a hundred days after the purchase, second son Jeffrey was stabbed to death inside a car.
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Mrs. Postigo have just realized what the omen of the manghuhula (clairvoyant) meant:
"When Mrs. Postigo sought a clairvoyant to identify her son's killer, the woman told her: "Misis, may anak ba kayong babae? Ingatan ninyo sya. Ipagdasal nyo sya. Malapit na siyang mawala sa inyo." Mrs. Postigo remembered the warning only when Julie became seriously ill..."
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True or just a coincidence? After hearing something like this and that something really happened in an approximate estimated time, one would really think deeper if it is in fact that the manghuhula saw what was about to come and the family didn't heed the warning?

One thing is for sure, the family was very grieved with what had happen in their lives, having lost several members of their kin. 
"Dr. Postigo could not contain his grief. "Bakit ganito? Bakit mabigat ang buhay para sa akin?" he asked relatives at their home.."
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Several reasons emerged regarding the death of the beloved star. Whichever is true, the only accepted truth is that Julie will always be in the hearts of fellow Filipinos who are witness to her role as a public icon. 

Julie's role in the horror film is a tough one and takes a lot of effort and dedication, but it should not be the last impression that the angelic face of the actress would imprint on her audience.

Despite everything that had happened, Julie Vega's beauty and talent will forever be cherished by the Filipinos.


5/13/2013 01:04:22 am

we missed you julia

4/11/2015 10:55:24 am

Hindi man lang kita na abutan,,,

2/27/2017 09:57:36 am

sayang kung naabutan muh lng sana xa.isang napakagaling n child actress n may napakaamong mukha..ikinagimbal ng buong sambayanang pilipino ang biglang pagpanaw ni julie..sobrang damimng tao ang nkipagsiksikan masilayan lang ang mga labi nia.lalo nung araw ng libing nia,hndi mahulugang karayom ang mga nkiramay at nkipaglibing sa knya...

5/26/2013 10:41:15 am

Let's just pray for her.....

6/4/2013 11:14:06 am

I was just reminding the new generation the original child star of the new telenovela "Annaliza" came from, and this article was very helpful and at the same time intriguing. Thanks!

11/1/2013 11:53:03 am

magandang mukha magandang personality but how the hell did they convince her congrats to you and blythe

11/29/2013 06:42:55 am

pray o10

6/13/2013 02:41:09 pm

Right, God bless Julie Vega.

6/23/2013 03:59:40 am


6/27/2013 02:16:50 am

hindi ko man sya kilala peo alam ko na mabuti syang tao her angelic face will stay remain forever :))

7/4/2013 12:52:49 pm

rest in peace Julie... very surprise and sad :(

7/11/2013 05:25:14 am

good bye.. julie vega we will miss u..;(

ellen ramos
7/24/2013 04:39:10 am

my queries about her untimely death was answered after reading this article, true she really is very charming little lady..good actress as well as singer.. let's pray for her...

7/30/2013 11:41:47 am

kahit hindi ko siya nakita, alam kong mabait sya

9/8/2013 04:50:06 am

Hnd kmi ngpang abot ng panahon kya hnd ko cya kilala.pero interesado tlga ako sa pgkamatay nya ,mas lalo n sa lugar ng mt.manalmon kung san daw nandun prin ang kaluluwa nya hanggang ngayun,,pero ipag dassl perin ntin ang kanyang katahimikan kung san man sya narroon god bless

Mariano Rivero
9/25/2013 08:40:28 am

Nakakabobo talaga ang textspeak, hanggang dito ba naman, tsk tsk..

9/25/2013 05:31:33 pm

hahaha.I agree Mariano R.

1/21/2014 04:20:20 am

totoo tlga pre hndi man nten sya naabutan . pero naanu ako nung pinalbas sa misteryo yung madlum cave ,mt manalmon, at biak na bato kng saan din kme nag hiking ng mga barkada ko :(

9/9/2013 12:08:41 pm

uo nqa nakakamiss anq
baTanq chiLd sTar
anq baTa-baTa pa nia
para mamaTay ..

i miss u JULIE VEGA ..

Mariano Rivero
9/25/2013 08:42:32 am

Mas nakakabobo 'to. Textspeak and jejemon combined. Hayyy..

Waren Piz
10/30/2013 11:27:33 am

nakakaawa ang mga taong mahilig mamuna sa mali ng iba .. eto yong mga taong walang magawa,. miserable,. walang kaibigan,. walang nagmamahal ... napakalungkot ng buhay.. hayyyy... bakit ba may mga taong ganyan? nakakaawa

12/18/2014 11:34:52 pm

Tama naman si Mariano Rivero eh..

we miz u
9/21/2013 12:25:01 pm

9/23/2013 01:33:50 pm

i love you

5/19/2015 10:01:54 am

i pry you po sa julia

10/17/2013 06:45:28 am


10/20/2013 11:43:59 am

Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo was a little darling of the Phil Cinema during her generation her
memories had always cherised.I love her and I'M will never forget her.

mariquita fulleros
10/20/2013 04:22:03 pm

Dati pgk birthday or death anniv.ni Julie Vega pinplbas movie NY but now dina sana iplabas po uli...may your soul have peace Idol julie

10/22/2013 10:50:18 am

I love Julie vega because my mom love her.......

10/24/2013 06:50:36 am

Sa totoo lang favorite ko cya, at wala pa ring pumapalit sa kanya sa ganda at galing umarte at kumanta. Nag iisa lng ang angelic face nya.

10/27/2013 06:31:48 pm

sa totoo lang ngaun kulang sya nakilala.. pero basi sa dami ng humahanga sa kanya at sa ganda nya, talagang naniniwala akung magaling na actress sya,, we love julie vega

kimberly m.
11/4/2013 10:43:08 am

i love u julie vega khit hndi ko man nsksihan ang kabataan mo alam kong walang mkakapalit syo ..........

11/6/2013 02:35:00 am

i miss you

11/13/2013 05:58:22 am

after so many years ngayon ko lang naalala muli si julie vega. sya pala yun.bata pa kasi ako noon.

garylyn jill
12/3/2013 01:55:31 pm

grabe nlungkot aq. ur the sweetest beautiful angelic face for me. iloveyou julie.

5/11/2014 06:02:18 pm

parehas lang yata tayo after ko mabasa.. si julie lang yung matagal ng wala pero kapag nabasa mo mga tungkol sa kanya, mag iiwan sya ng kalungkutan sa puso mo..

1/6/2014 12:31:21 am

hind man kita inabaton sa pagiging child star isa lang masasabi ko sapat na sa akin ang mga mga nalaman ko tungkul sa pagkatao mo ang nag iisa julie vega sapuso ng mga tao sana masaya ka kung nasan ka man ngayun;;;;;

1/18/2014 02:05:05 am

1/21/2014 10:19:51 am

Idol ko cya magaling omarte Kumanta.Maya nanalo cya ng best child actress.talagang magaling cya

3/24/2014 05:51:17 pm

very beautiful darling julie pearl.. 4 years old lang ako nung namatay sya at ngayun lang ako naging sobrang interesado sa isang artista.. never too late to become a fan.. julie deserves HD.. syang wala pa nung time mo nung ganun.. i love you julie..

liza basas
4/28/2014 12:17:47 pm

Sa to too long now kulang nbsa ang mga comment.nu on p man fan muna ako mula mgkaicp ako.kaya eto ako ngaun ngsasav n mis kta,sana d nlang kw any kinuwa no aka,love u!

5/11/2014 06:06:53 pm

ako nga nung february lang naging interesado kay julie vega, after ko mapakinggan kanta nya na pinost ng kaklase ko... simula nun andami kong binasa about her life, pinanuod ko din mga available movies nya.. grabe, ngayun lang ako humanga sa isang artista.. strange nga lang kasi may iniiwang lungkot si julie sa ating mga fans nya.. :(

5/19/2014 12:06:11 pm

Even though i didnt know you i wish you have a better place in the spiritual world and your family too

7/22/2014 03:54:15 pm

Nice song,70s 80s wowl

7/26/2014 08:02:36 am

intayin nyo na lang yung biography book nya na malapit ng lumabas... paki like yung JULIE VEGA FOREVER sa facebook for updates..thanks!!

7/26/2014 05:27:04 pm

i was born feb 1973, maliit pa lang ako nasubaybayan ko na ang pagsikat ni julie. she is exceptional at kahit di ako nagkaroon ng pagkakataong makita sya sa personal alam kong isa syang tunay at mabait na tao..may kagandahang panlabas at panluob..Sayang nga lang at maaga syang kinuha sa atin. For you Julie wherever you may be, mula noon hanggang ngayon idol pa rin kita and may you find true happiness kung nasaan ka man ngayon. We miss you and we will always treasure you forever..love you..!

luzviminda ayaay pionilla
9/24/2014 09:26:47 am

hanggang ngayon nasa puso kita c pagpinagmamasdan ko ang mukha napakasrap mong titigan c ang amo ng mukha mo at ang boses mo ang srap pakinggan hindi nakakasawa i love you julie,,,

9/25/2014 02:57:42 pm

Inabutan nyo po ba si julie?

12/11/2016 09:29:02 am

Yes, magaling siyang artista. And very pretty. Her sudden death was pretty shocking. She collapsed on the set of Annalisa and a few days later or was it on the same day(?), she died. She starred opposite Janice de Belen with Janice as kontrabida. It was like a Cinderella story. The only difference is that Cinderella died. Sad.

11/3/2014 07:26:32 pm

Peace be upon you Julie! God bless you!

12/30/2014 09:27:08 am

Rest in peace julie you and fpj are both in heaven just make film that makes other angel in heaven are happy gud bye and see you on heaven

3/10/2015 01:02:10 am

idol ko cia we missyou julie vega ang mga ni angelita

1/13/2015 08:55:33 am

nung bata ako lagi kung inaabangan ang mga palabas ni julie,napakaganda nia wala siyang katulad,sana ipalabas mga pelikula nia.

joselito depiedra
2/21/2015 02:03:40 pm

1984 ako nung ipinanganak 10mnths ako.nung inabutan ko c Ate jullie lahat ng movie nya maganda kaso nga lng maaga xa kimuha sa tingin ko hnd kagustuhan ng panginoon na kunin xa ang engkanto my gusto na kunin xa basi sa kwento ng mga tao na nakatira sa mt.manalmon nakita nila c jullie kasama ang mga engkantada na naglalakad sa tuktok ng mt.manalmon tanging ibigay na lng natn kay ate jullie dasal para makatawid na xa sa kavilang buhay.

3/13/2015 04:54:25 am

year 1985 sa unang pagkakataon nakita ko sya sa tapat ng hauz nina herbert bautista may store kasi ng mga dress sa tapat at nandun si julie vega namimili sya ng derss tapos nung lumabas na sya nag kiss kami sa kanya at yakap ang bait bait nya at ang bango kahit galing sya ng school ng hapon na yun,tapos ng mga sumunod na araw ng sunday naguest sya sa programa ni german moreno yung suot nyang dress yun yung sinukat sukat nya nong makita namin sya,hanggang ngayon sariwa pa din sa alaala ko ang tagpong yun.i miss you idol...

6/2/2015 06:33:27 pm

talaga po?!! answerte nyo naman po.. anu pp ang itsura ni ate julie sa personal?

number one fan
4/15/2015 12:13:50 am

naalala ko pa nung bata pa ko napapanood ko sa tv mga teleserye nya kahit patay na sya.ganda nya talaga.sayang.

Uro Hormiga
4/15/2015 01:14:36 pm

enkantado talaga yung lugar na yan sa Bulacan kung saan sila nag shooting nung pelikula, same place kung saan namatay yung mga estudyante ng BSU na tumawid sa hangang ankle na tubig ng ilog then pagdating nila sa gitna ay biglang dumaloy ang malakas na tubig..

Cris Quizon Ricafort
5/27/2015 08:53:03 pm

Her sudden death is really interesting. Nakakapanghinayang ang buhay niya. :(

6/2/2015 06:35:06 pm

kaya nga po.. inabutan nyo po ba sya? ako po hindi kasi 2001 na ako pinanganak at naikwento na lang po sya sa akin ng lola ko

JuLie Pearl
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4/19/2016 06:20:22 pm

Hello! hindi ko inabutan si Julie Pearl, pero sobrang idol ko siya.. mula nung kinwento siya sakin ni papa 2 years na nakaraan,idol kasi siya ni papa nung h.s sila.. halos magkasing edad sila ng papa ko.. tapos nakita ko pictures niya, pinakinggan ko mga kanta niya, nanood ako ng mga movies niya.. sobrang naging idol ko na siya.. saka lagi ko tinitingnan pictures niya, nag print na nga po ako ng pictures niya tapos gumawa ako ng collage inilagay ko sa wall ng kwarto ko para sa twing matutulog ako siya tinitingnan ko.. di ko alam pero sa twing nakatingin ako sa mga pictures niya napapangiti ako.. sobrang lungkot ko nung mga unang beses ko pinapanood mga movies niya, yung lifestory niya napanood ko na din yung si nadia montenegro ang gumanap nung 1986 na film, sobrang naiyak talaga ako, kahit paulit ulit ko na pinanood.. pag malungkot ako pinapakinggan ko mga kanta niya... minsan kinakausap ko siya.. hehehehe.. iloveyou Julie Pearl! Sana buhay ka pa at naabutan pa kita.. :(
GODBLESS YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE.. alam ko magkikita din tayo someday! :) ikaw lang ang kaisa isang idol ko sa 17 years ng existence ko. :)) and ikaw lang habang buhay! :* (sana nababasa niya mga comments natin haayys..:(( )


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