Saturday, September 28, 2019

REMEMBERING THE CRISPA REDMANIZERS


REMEMBERING THE CRISPA REDMANIZERS
THROUGH THE MAGAZINE COVERS


          If any of you readers doesn’t know who or what are the Crispa Redmanizers. It’s Philippine basketball most colorful team. Players’ names like Alberto “Abet” Guidaben (Number 5), Fortunato “Atoy” Co (6), Rodolfo “Rudy” Soriano (7), Danilo “Danny” Florencio (8), Johnny Revilla (9), Alfredo Hubalde (10), William “Bogs” Adornado (11), Bernard “Bernie” Fabiosa (15), Philip Cesar (18), etc., are legendary in roster of great Filipino cagers.

          I consider myself as one of Crispa Redmanizers biggest fans. I never missed a Crispa game whether on television, radio, or at the actual venues. Well, not unless I’m terribly sick or incredibly busy at school works. I was still in Grade 6 and going to High School when team owner and manager Danny Floro and head coach Baby Dalupan were leading Crispa to the apex of basketball championships one after another in the 1970s and 1980s, from the MICAA to the PBA.

          One can say that the memories are already nostalgic as it has been more than three and a half decades since those exciting days.

          I’ve collected many magazines where the Crispa team or its players are on the covers. Unfortunately, most of the magazines were either ruined by the 2010 Habagat flood or lost during our transfer from one residence to another.

          Here are some of what remains of my magazine collection featuring the Crispa Redmanizer or it’s players on the cover.
The Crispa Redmanizers cage team
on their way to the 1976 PBA Grand Slam,
on the cover of Philippine Panorama (January 11, 1976).
 
Coach Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan (1923-2016)
on the cover of Philippine Panorama (January 23, 1977).
 
The Crispa Redmanizers “Super Six”
(From top left, Abet Guidaben, Freddie Hubalde, Philip Cezar
Atoy Co,
Bogs Adornado and Bernie Fabiosa)
on the cover of TV Times (September 2-8, 1979).


Bernard Fabiosa
on the cover of Sports Weekly (July 24-31,1981)
 
Two Crispa cagers, Arturo “Bay” Cristobal (#8) and Elpidio “Yoyoy” Villamin (#13)
playing against the Russian Youth Team,
on the cover of Sports Weekly (August 14-21, 1981).


William “Bogs” Adornado
on the cover of Sports Weekly (October 16-23, 1981).
 


Crispa’s Abet Guidaben (#5) and Padim Israel (#9) contesting the rebound
against Toyota’s Sonny Jaworski (#7),
in a 1981 Crispa-Toyota encounter,
on the cover of Sport Weekly (October 23-30, 1981).





TO BE CONTINUED....


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

ON THE COVER: NAKED BUT UNBARED



ON THE COVER: NAKED BUT UNBARED 

          The magazine covers featured in this series are quite unique. The title explains it all, you’ll see beautiful Filipina celebrities on the covers of magazines quite naked but exposing no private parts. Browse through the covers and let the atoms of your imaginations do the rest.

Iza Calzado
I’m seeing a diwata queen..... What a beauty! Am I in Encantadia?
Iza Calzado
on the cover of Esquire Philippines, November 2011.
 
Gaby Ramirez
Yeah, strip that sticky Wonder Woman costume prints off that gorgeous body. You're a wonderwoman even without it.
Gaby Ramirez
on the cover of Playboy Philippines, December 2011.

 Mae dela Cerna
Beauty beyond the nakedness of the flesh.
Mae dela Cerna
on the cover of Playboy Philippines, May-June 2013.
 

 Mara Lopez
I’m speechless!
Mara Lopez
on the two cover issues of Playboy Philippines, May-June 2014.
 
 
Ellen Adarna
“Underneath it all,” I love you, too!
Ellen Adarna
on the cover of Metro Philippines, April 2017.



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          The magazine covers featured in this series are quite unique. The title explains it all, you’ll see beautiful Filipina celebrities on the covers of magazines quite naked but exposing no private parts. Browse through the covers and let the atoms of your imaginations do the rest.

Sheree
It’s already written: “She’s from up above, but she’s been bad!”
Sheree
on the cover of Maxim Philippines, April 2007.
 
Claire Barberis (The Female Centaur)
In fantasy, everything is possible.
Claire Barberis
on the cover of Playhouse first issue, January 2008.
 
Diana Zubiri
Oh how I would love to have a quick, nay, prolong dip, with you, dearest lady.
Diana Zubiri
on the cover of FHM Philippines, July 2008.
 
Katrina Halili
No need to bejewel yourself, it’s ecstasy to see you naked.
Katrina Halili
on the cover of Maxim Philippines, September 2008.
 
Aubrey Miles
Lucky (and naughty) is the guy that made those palm prints.
Aubrey Miles
on the cover of FHM Philippines, July 2009.
 
Amber Dy
I’ve always dream to be director like Peque Gallaga.
Amber Dy (with Peque Gallaga)
on the cover of Playboy Philippines, January 2010.

Mercedes Cabral
A diwata in a bed of roses. They are always naked, right?
Mercedes Cabral
on the cover of Playboy Philippines, November-December 2010.


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ON THE COVER: NAKED BUT UNBARED 
 
          The magazine covers featured in this series are quite unique. The title explains it all, you’ll see beautiful Filipina celebrities on the covers of magazines quite naked but exposing no private parts. Browse through the covers and let the atoms of your imaginations do the rest.

Janice Jurado
Exotic! Euphoric! Erotic!
Janice Jurado
on the cover of Boobs at Keps No. 3, March 1990.
 
Rosanna Roces
Tattooed angel with crystal wings on a white-silken bed. Hmmm....
Rosanna Roces
on the cover of Mr. & Ms. Vol. 21 No. 9, June 24, 1997.
 
Rufa Mae Quinto
Balloons! Balloons! Take away those balloons!
Rufa Mae Quinto
on the cover of Sexy Movie Stars Vol. 1 No. 7, September 30, 1997.
 
Nina Lopez
The more beautiful flowers are hidden.
Nina Lopez
on the cover of 10 Vol. 2 No. 13, October 2002.
 
Assunta de Rossi
What’s behind those white feathers? It doesn’t matter. Dressed or naked, she’s a one-of-a-kind beauty.
Assunta de Rossi
on the cover of 10 Vol. 2 No. 14, December 2002.
 
Alma Soriano
The sweetest of flowers needed to be picked.
Alma Soriano
on the cover of 10 Vol. 2 No. 17, May 2003.

 
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ON THE COVER: NAKED BUT UNBARED



ON THE COVER: NAKED BUT UNBARED 

          The magazine covers featured in this series are quite unique. The title explains it all, you’ll see beautiful Filipina celebrities on the covers of magazines quite naked but exposing no private parts. Browse through the covers and let the atoms of your imaginations do the rest.

Claudia Zobel
Take off the belt and face the audience.
Claudia Zobel
on the cover of Sport World Vol. 11 No. 41, November 12-18, 1983.
 
Emily Loren
Contemplating on what to do with such a beautiful body?
Emily Loren
on the cover of Babae Vol. 1 No. 17, November 15, 1983.
 
Alita San Diego
Sweet grapes, lucky grapes.
Alita San Diego
on the cover of Pinoy Playboy Vol. 1 No. 8, November 30, 1983.
 
Take Home Girls: (From center, counterclockwise) Anna Marie Gutierrez,
Glenda Araneta, Maritess Samson, Angela Perez,
Emily Loren, Anna Luna, and Farida Yulo (with a nipple expose).
Seven naked girls and only a nipple to see.
The cast of Take Home Girls
on the cover of Pinoy Playboy Vol. 1 No. 44, August 9, 1984.
 
Vida Verde
The abundance of “life” in Nature is “green,” all naked and blooming. No need to cover the beauty of nature.
Vida Verde
on the cover of Dalaga No. 34, June 1985.
 
Jaclyn Jose
Ohhh..... That sweet, alluring, inviting smile. Who can resist?
Jaclyn Jose
on the cover of (New) PIC first issue, 1986.
 
Didith Romero (Front) and Nina Noble (Back)
Peekaboo! Just a nipple from the two.
Nina Noble (Back) and Didith Romero (Front)
on the covers of Pinoy Hustler first issue, 1988



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ON THE COVER: NAKED BUT UNBARED



ON THE COVER: NAKED BUT UNBARED
 
          The magazine covers featured in this series are quite unique. The title explains it all, you’ll see beautiful Filipina celebrities on the covers of magazines quite naked but exposing no private parts. Browse through the covers and let the atoms of your imaginations do the rest.
 
Scarlett Revilla
She’s absolutely, definitely, totally naked!
Scarlett Revilla
on the cover of PIC Vol. 2 No. 6, September 1972.

Pilar Pilapil
Could she be wearing anything else besides the towel?
Pilar Pilapil
on the cover of Ginoo, August 14, 1975.
 
Josephine Manuel
Thin lingerie untied, nothing else!
Josephine Manuel
on the cover of Sports World Vol. 10 No. 32, January 22-28, 1983.
 
Myrna Castillo
Remove the heart-shaped pillow and be allured.
Myrna Castillo
on the cover of Tik at Tik Vol. 1 No. 11, February 18, 1983.
 
Isabel Rivas (Front)
You don’t need that jeans, pretty lady.
Coca Nicolas (Back)
You can’t hide the nakedness of beauty.
Coca Nicolas (Back) and Isabel Rivas (Front)
on the covers of Tik at Tik Vol. 1 No. 22, May 23, 1983.
 
Techie Agbayani
Smiles and silvery bodypaints and everything else worth seeing.
Tetchie Agbayani
on the cover of Tik at Tik Vol. 1 No. 25, June 3, 1983.
 
Irma Alegre (Front) and Claudia Zobel (Back)
The embodiment of youth and sexiness.
Claudia Zobel (Back) and Irma Alegre (Front)
on the covers of Pinoy Playboy Vol. 1 No. 4, November 2, 1983.
 
Luisa Muñoz
Cover not what Nature bestows.
Luiza Muñoz
on the cover of Sports World Vol. 11 No. 40, November 5-11, 1983.


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Friday, July 5, 2019

MY FAVORITE MAGAZINE COVERS (As a Writer)



MY FAVORITE MAGAZINE COVERS

 
          As a freelance writer, I have written in more than 20 different publications, most of them are magazines.
          I have worked with Atlas Publishing for more or less 27 years (1981-1994, 1999-2013), making crossword puzzles (Sports Weekly, Special People, MOD, Atlas TV Guide), writing features articles (MOD, MOD Girl, Atlas TV Guide, Playhouse, Spiff), doing comics works (Espesyal, Pilipino, Puro Wakas), and doing informative columns (MOD, Men’s World, Gintong Mariposa, Pinay Digest, People’s Balita).

          For Atlas Publishing alone, my works have been in the pages of more than a thousand publication issues, a third of which are weekly magazines.

          For Mr. & Ms., I’ve made more than 50 crosswords and written around 200 articles, spanning more than 12 years (1994-2006).

          For Celebrity World, I’ve been part of it’s pages ever since it’s transformation from Movie Fan until it’s last issue.

          Then there’s Chinatown East, Family Today, Good Life, Health News, Liwayway, Men’s Edge, Miscellaneous, Money Asia, Moneysaver, Plus!, Prime Editions, Savvy, Woman Today, etc.
 
          With all these publications that I have been a part of, I have many favorite magazine covers, but these are the ones that stand out.

 
MOD Filipina:
(1) Leah Orosa, Vol. 21 No. 0910, February 10, 1989,
(2) Vivien Ramirez Francisco, Vol. 23 No. 1035,
(3) Alma Concepcion, Vol. 24 No. 1048, October 4, 1991,
(4) Jeanette Ipapo, Vol. 24 No. 1049, October 11, 1991,
(5) Bernadette Cruz, Vol. 24 No. 1050, October 18, 1991.

 
MOD:
(1) Elaine Lanuza, Vol. 25 No. 1106, November 13, 1992,
(2) Vanessa del Bianco, Vol. 31 No. 1443, May 21, 1999,
(3) Angel Locsin (as Darna), Vol. 36 No. 1764, August 12, 2005,
(4) Vina Morales, Vol. 37No. 1814, August 14, 2006,
(5) Kimberly Baculi, Vol. 42 No. 1889, December 2011.


MOD Girl:
(1) Genevieve Villabroza, May 14, 2004,
(2) Rinncez Chiu, January 28, 2005,
(3) Rebecca Rose, October 28, 2005,
(4) Maria Fe Cadayona, February 24, 2006,
(5) Jill Yulo, July 2006.

Atlas TV Guide (Formerly TV Star):
(1) Oddball (102 Dalmatians), Vol. 1 N14, February 2001,
(2) Spider-Man, Vol. 3 No. 28, April 2002,
(3) Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista, Vol. 8 No. 97, January 2008
(4) Summer Glau, Vol. 8 No. 99, March 2008,
(5) Peter Dinklage, Vol. 12 No. 149, May 2012.
 
Other Magazines of Atlas Publishing:
(1) Bernard Fabiosa, Sports Weekly, Vol. 7 No. 373, July 24, 1981,
(2) Imelda R. Marcos, Kristy McNichol, George Young and Jaclyn Smith, Special People, Vol. 2 No. 82, January 31, 1983,
(3) The Gutierrez Family, Gintong Mariposa, Vol. 1 No. 8, February 25, 1992,
(4) Claire Barberis, Playhouse, Vol. 1 No. 1, January 1, 2008,
(5) Ziera Pagkalinawan, Spiff, Vol. 1 No. 4, 2008
 
Mr. & Ms.:
(1) Donna Cruz, Aga Muhlach, Donita Rose and Vina Morales, Vol. 19 No. 26, October 24, 1995,
(2) Donita Rose, Vol. 25 No. 5, May 22, 2001,
(3) Benji Paras and sons Andre and Kobe, Vol. 25 No. 18, August 21, 2001,
(4) Assunta de Rozzi and stepchildren Julio and Cristina Ledesma,
(5) Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin, Vol. 28 No. 39, January 18, 2005.

















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Thursday, January 31, 2019

PRIME COLLECTIBLE MAGAZINES



PRIME COLLECTIBLE MAGAZINES
Issues That Have the Potentials to Become Very Valuable
 

          Among my collection of Philippine magazines, except for the truly vintage (more than half a century old as of this posting) and first issues, which are already posted in this blog, I find the following as prime collectibles, some presently having high collectibility value and others having potentials for future value increments.
          How important is the cover of a magazine for collector? When I asked my fellow collectors, their answers were just about in the middle. Some collectors collects magazines just for the covers, for its uniqueness, for its extraordinary features, for its rare quirks and foibles, and others for what the magazines contain, the write-ups, ads, pictures, and stories. For me, if I were to estimate the value of collectible magazine, the cover  comprises around 70 percent of its worth.
          The magazine cover must indeed have unique and extraordinary features for it to be potentially collectible.
 

UNIQUE AND EXTRAORDINARY
MOD Vol. 36 No. 1693, March 26, 2004,
with Christine Jacobs on the main front cover,
and Lydia de Vega, and Milo’s “40 Years” Hall of Champions print ads
on the inside cover’s folded spread.
          On its March 26, 2004 issue, MOD release a two-leaf five-page reverse folded front cover spread in celebration of Milo’s 40th year titled “Hall of Champions” (the back cover is not shown here). It featured Christine Jacob on the main front cover, Lydia de Vega on the inside front cover, and a gallery of star athletes on the reverse fold of the front page and on the succeeding six pages. This alone makes this MOD issue a prime collectible.
 
Mr. & Ms. Vol. 21 No. 9, June 24, 1997,
with Rosanna Roces on the front cover.

          This is probably the only time that Mr. & Ms. featured a totally nude celebrity on its cover (June 24, 1997 issue) in the person of Rosanna Roces wearing only a pair of crystal wings. Though nothing is really exposed, this one is as rare as it gets, and therefore very, very valuable.






 
Pinoy Playboy Vol. 1 No. 44,
with the cast of Take Home Girl on the front cover
and Anna Luna on the back cover.
          An adult magazine with seven nude women on the front cover, and yet only a single nipple can be seen, is certainly quite rare and extremely collectible. Pinoy Playboy August 9, 1984 issue featured the cast of Take Home Girls: Emily Loren and Anna Luna (on the floor), Anna Marie Gutierrez (on the sofa), Farida Yulo (kneeling sideways, the only one with an exposed nipple), and Maritess Samson, Glenda Araneta and Angela Perez (at the back of the sofa). On the back cover is Anna Luna.





 
Movie Queen Showbiz Magazine Vol. 6 No. 62,
with Vilma Santos on the front cover
and Ric Manrique Jr on the back cover.
          Where can you see a picture of Vilma Santos in a made-up leopard skin jungle outfit holding a poodle in her right arm and the leash of a monkey on her left? This Movie Queen Showbiz Magazine July 30, 1973 issue had it all captured for posterity in its front cover. To top it all, singer Ric Manrique Jr is on the back cover.






 
Playhouse Men’s Magazine Vol. 1 No. 2, February 12, 2008
(Two cover variants),
with Jeanette Joaquin (left) and Wella Williams (right)
on the front covers.

          Playhouse Men’s Magazine had only two legitimate issues. Both of them have two cover-variants, very unique, extraordinary  and groundbreaking, and all are highly collectible. This February 12, 2008 second issue featured the story “Bondage,” with Jeanette Joaquin (white underwear) on the first cover and Wella Williams on the second cover.
 









ERRORS AND MISTAKES
Aliwan Vol. 2 No. 84, March 31, 1947,
with the illustration of Alfonso Sujeco’s novel,
 Ikalimang Utos ng Diyos, on the cover.
           The magazine Aliwan, containing novels and some komiks pages started circulating in 1946. Because of its vintage, any existing copy is considered rare, but to be highly collectible it must still be in very good to excellent condition. This particular March 31, 1947 issue, which bannered the illustration of Alfonso Sujeco’s novel, Ikalimang Utos ng Diyos (“Fifth Commandment of God”), is one for the book. Why? Because, if you haven’t read the novel, you will think that either its title is wrong or the cover illustration is wrong. In the Bible (Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5), the Fifth Commandment is “Honor thy father and mother” and not “Thou shall not kill” as implied in the novel’s title and cover spread illustration. While the mistake maybe out of ignorance or a religious foible, either way it gives intrinsic value to the magazine.
 
 
Celebrity World Vol. 3 No. 153, July 11, 1994,
with Gretchen Barretto on the cover.
          Errors such as typos and misspellings are quite rare, especially on a magazine cover. This is because the publication goes through several editing and proofreading eyes. So, any such occurrence is considered to have intrinsic value. Take a look at the spelling (encircled by red line) of the word “collision” on this Celebrity World July 11, 1994 issue cover.
 
Mr. & Mr. Vol. 20 No. 8, June 25, 1996,
with Regine Velasquez and Kuh Ledesma on the cover
          For this Mr. & Ms. June 25, 1996 issue, the mistake maybe considered not readily known unless you check the issue date with the issue volume and number. This is one reason why this issue is extremely collectible and very valuable. The other is the front cover itself, featuring the rare instance that two well-known Philippine diva, Regine Velasquez and Kuh Ledesma, grace the cover.









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