Monday, December 31, 2012

December 31


December issues of different magazines


DECEMBER 31
Prime Weekly Editions Vol. 2 No. 46, December 31, 1987
On the Cover: Janice Veluz Gonzalez
 
Disyembre 31 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Disyembre 31, 1844, ang sistema ng kalendaryo sa Pilipinas ay isinaayos at iniayon sa pandaigdigang umiiral na kalendaryo. Sa pamamagitan ng proklamasyon ni Spanish Governor-General Narciso Claveria, ang Disyembre 31, 1844, Martes, ay ginawang Enero 1, 1845, Miyerkules.
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SULYAP SA NAKARAAN

Tampok sa ikaapat na labas ng Pantastik Komiks (Disyembre 31, 1950)
ang ilustrasyon ni Alfredo Alcala.


Personalities and celebrities born on December 31:
1880 – Hermenegildo Cruz, labor leader, writer and government official – in Binondo, Manila (d. March 21, 1943).
1943 – Leovigildo Briones Banaag, lawyer and congressman – in Butuan City (d. January 6, 2011).
1945 – Liwayway Vinzons-Chato, politician – in Camarines Norte.
1952 – Benjamin Mendoza Bitanga, businessman-entrepreneur and investment banker – in Manila.
1959 – Alfie Anido (full name Alfonso Serrano Anido), actor and commercial model (d. December 30, 1981).
Alfie Anido
on the cover of TV Times (April 19-25, 1981)

 
1971 – Marcus Antonius Corpuz Adoro, composer, musician and guitarist.
1986 – Mike Tan (full name Jan Michael Silverio Tan), actor, dancer and model – in Angono, Rizal.


THE YEAR OF THE YUPPIE
Illustration by Garretson “Garry” Beekman Trudeau
of the concept of “young urban professional”
popularly coined the “Yuppie,”
on the cover of Newsweek (December 31, 1984).
          During the 1980s and 1990s, a new word, “Yuppie,” became popular, which is the shortened form to mean a “young urban professional.” Joseph Epstein is said to have coined the term in 1982, although the word “yuppie” itself was already published in the magazine Chicago as early as May 1980 through an article written by Dan Rottenberg. The year 1984 was declared by Newsweek as “The Year of the Yuppie” (SEE attached cover page).











 

Picture Trivia
Marilyn Chambers on the covers of
Genesis (December 1977 and December 1979)
          One of the most popular porn stars of the 1970s is Marilyn Chambers (real name Marilyn Ann Briggs). Do you know that Chambers also appeared in legitimate mainstream films? Among them, The Owl and the Pussycat (1970, where she used the screen name Evelyn Long), Together (1971, where she starred using her real name), and sa Rabid (1977, as Marilyn Chambers under the direction of David Cronenberg). Chambers also sang and recorded a disco single, Benihana (1976), the original copies of which are now considered collector’s items.
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WIKApedia
          Alam niyo ba kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng “Manigo” sa pagbating “Manigong Bagong Taon?” Ayon sa Bagong Diksiyunaryong Pilipino-Pilipino ni Julio F. Silverio, ang “manigo” ay isang pang-uri na may katumbas na kahulugang “maunlad,” “mapalad,” “paborable,” at “buwena-mano.” Kung hihimayin, ang “ma” ay isang unlaping nagbabadya ng katangian sa salitang-ugat na “nigo,” na ang katumbas na kahulugan ay “mabuting kapalaran.”
          Kaya ang pagbating “MANIGONG BAGONG TAON!” ay pagsasaad na “nawa’y tamuhin ng binabati ang isang “mabuting kapalaran sa bagong taon.”

Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 30


Mga komiks (comics) na lumabas sa buwan ng Disyembre


DECEMBER 30
TV Times, December 30, 1979 – January 5, 1980
On the cover: Charlie’s Angels (4th season) Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd and Shelley Hack

Disyembre 30 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Disyembre 30, 1896, 7:03 ng umaga, binaril ang pambansang bayani ng Pilipinas na si Gat Jose Rizal sa Bagumbayan (ngayon ay Rizal Park).
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Onli in da Philippines
          Ilan sa mga ipinagdiriwang na araw sa Pilipinas ay mga araw ng kasawian, katulad ng araw ng kamatayan ng mga bayani (Rizal Day – December 30) at mga araw ng pagkatalo sa digmaan (Fall of Manila – January 2, at Fall of Bataan – April 9).
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SULYAP SA NAKARAAN
Hiwaga Komik Taon 17, Blg 414, Disyembre 30, 1967
Tampok sa full-spread na taklob-pahina ang “Bath-Man and Rodin” ni Ramon R. Marcelino
na iginuhit ni Ernie Chan, at ang pagbati ng “B’wenas na New Year sa Lahat!”
 

Personalities and celebrities born on December 30:
1875 – Honorio Lopez, newspaperman, revolutionary leader, archiver and publisher – in Santa Cruz, Manila (d. July 3, 1958).
1938 – Rizalino S. Navarro, businessman, politician and government official – in Caloocan  (d. July 7, 2011).
1958 – Lav Diaz (full name Lavrente Indico Diaz), writer, director and producer – in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.
1977 – Jimmy Alapag (full name Jim Olmedo Alapag), basketball player and PBA-MVP (2010-2011) – in Los Angeles, California.


1987 – Jake Cuenca (full name Juan Carlos Leveriza Cuenca), football player, actor and model – in San Jose, California.
Jake Cuenca
on the cover of Men’s Health Philippines (June 2010).




Dr. David Ho (“Man of the Year”),
on the cover of Time (December 30, 1996).
Picture Trivia
          Dr. David Ho is a renowned Chinese-American pioneering AIDS researcher. For three decades, Dr. Ho was in the forefront of research on the dreaded Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). His group was among the first in the attempt to formulate an AIDS vaccine.
          Do you know that in the 1970s when Dr. Ho was still an undergraduate at the California Institute of Technology, he frequently played and won at blackjack. He was barely 20 years old when he went to the Las Vegas casinos and sit on the blackjack table. Owing to his mathematical prowess and fast memory, he was able to count and predict the cards. Later, he was no longer allowed to play in the casinos
 
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

December 29


Mga komiks (comics) na lumabas sa buwan ng Disyembre


DECEMBER 29
Tagalog Klasiks Blg. 801, Disyembre 29, 1977
Ang kuwentong “Shanghai Joe” na iginuhit ni Adrian Gonzalez,
kalakip ang pagbati ng “Maligayang Pasko sa Inyong Lahat” ng Atlas Publishing Co. Inc.


Disyembre 29 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Disyembre 29, 1896, sa gabi bago siya barilin sa Bagumbayan (ngayon ay Rizal Park) kinabukasan, isinulat ni Gat Jose Rizal ang kaniyang imortal na tulang Mi Ultimo Adios (Ang Aking Huling Paalam) sa loob ng kaniyang kulungan sa sinag ng ilaw ng lampara.
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GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST
American film actor, often referred to as the “King of Hollywood,” Clark Gable (1901-1960)
on the cover of Screen Guide (December 1938).
 

Personalities and celebrities born on December 29:
1921 – Mariano G, Yogore Jr, doctor, author and professor of parasitology – in Iloilo City (d. June 1, 2006).
1927 – Amelita “Ming” Ramos (birth name Amelita Martinez), first lady (1992-1998) – in Manila.
1953 – Leonardo Legaspi Co, taxonomist and ethnobiologist (d. November 15, 2010).
1962 – Mario Victor “Marvic” Leonen, college dean and jurist – in Baguio City.
1963 – Francisco “Django” Bustamante, billiards champion – in Tarlac.
Billiard legend Django Bustamante
on the cover of Inside Pool (September 2010)





Yasmine Bleeth on the cover of
Maxim (December 1998).
Picture Trivia
          Hollywood actress Yasmine Bleeth is known for her portrayal of various characters in television series: as Lee Anne Demerest in the soap opera One Life to Live (1991-1993), as Caroline Holden in the lifeguard series Baywatch (1993-1997), and as Inspector Caitlin Cross in Nash Bridges (1998-2000). Do you know that she first appeared in a TV commercial when she was only 10-month old? This was in the Johnson & Johnson’s “No More Tears” baby shampoo television commercial.
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Friday, December 28, 2012

December 28

 

Mga komiks (comics) na lumabas sa buwan ng Disyembre

DECEMBER 28
Shogun Qualikomiks Taon 1 Blg. 43, Disyembre 28, 1986
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang isang pagbati ng “Maligayang Pasko”
na iginuhit ni Vic (Vicente Doria) Catan Jr.
 
Disyembre 28 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Disyembre 28, 1896, sa udyok ng mga paring Kastila, pinagtibay ni Governor-General Camilio de Polavieja (1838-1914) ng pamahalaang koloniyal ng Espanya sa Pilipinas ang hatol na kamatayan kay Gat Jose Rizal.
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SULYAP SA NAKARAAN
Isang isyu (Disyembre 28, 1907) ng Upa[n]g-Kalabaw,
na may Spanish subtitle na Semanario Satirico,
kung saan tampok sa taklob-pahina ang pagsasalarawang-guhit na
Rizal curando á los niños moros en Dapitan
(Si Rizal gumagamot ng mga batang Moro sa Dapitan).

Personalities and celebrities born on December 28:
1963 – Rene Lopez Relampagos, politician – in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
1971 – Benny Peter Agbayani Jr, Filipino-Samoan baseball player – in Honolulu, Hawaii.
1971 – Reynaldo “Rey” Evangelista, basketball player – in Cebu.
1974 – Jocelyn Enriquez, Filipino-American singer and dancer – in San Francisco, California.
1988 – AJ Banal (full name Alex John Campaña Banal), professional boxer – in Bukidnon.
1988 – Charlene Consolacion (full name Charlene Mae R. Consolacion), actress, singer, dancer and model – in Los Angeles, California.




Abbe Lane on the cover of
Bold (December 1957).
Picture Trivia
          Abbe Lane (real name Abigail Francine Lassman) is a Jewish-American actress and singer known in Hollywood as “the swingingest sexpot in show business.”  Lane started her career as a radio child actress and later as a Broadway singer and dancer, but she became successful as a nightclub singer. In 1952, she was married to Spanish-American bandleader Xavier Cugat (1900-1990), but they divorced after 11 years
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Mitzi Gaynor on the cover of
Picturegoer (December 28, 1957)
Picture Trivia
          Mitzi Gaynor (real name Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber) is an American actress, singer and dancer who is said to be the “Hollywood’s favorite performer” during the 1950s and 1960s. Gaynor often sang during Academy Award ceremonies during her time. On November 18, 1954, she was married to talent agent and public relation executive Jack Bean, and their marriage lasted for 52 years until Bean’s death.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

December 27


Mga komiks (comics) na lumabas sa buwan ng Disyembre


DECEMBER 27
Wakasan Komiks Magasin Taon 4 Blg. 90 Disyembre 27, 1966
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang kuwentong “Hahabulin ko ang mga pangarap”
na isinulat ni Leonardo V. Pita
 
Disyembre 27 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Disyembre 27, 1897, si Heneral Emilio Aguinaldo, kasama ang 25 ibang punong rebolusyunaryo ay lumunsad patungong Hongkong mula sa Sual, Pangasinan, sakay ng ng barkong Uranus bilang pagtupad sa Kasunduan ng Biak-na-Bato.
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          Ang Basilan ay ginawang isang lalawigan sa pamamagitan ng Presidential Decree No. 356 noong Disyembre 27, 1973. Taghima ang dating pangalan ng isla ng Basilan bago ito naging bayan ng Basilan na naging bahagi ng Zamboanga del Sur.
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SULYAP SA NAKARAAN
Ang ika-15 at huling isyu ng Pilipino Komiks para sa taong 1947.
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang guhit ni Tony Velasquez.
 
Personalities and celebrities born on December 27:
1874 – Juan Marquez Sumulong, editor, jurist and politician – in Antipolo, Morong (now Rizal) (d. January 9, 1942).
1965 – Luisita “Luchi” Cruz-Valdez, broadcast journalist and network executive – in Manila.

1973 – Robert “Rob” Wainwright, American-Filipino basketball player – in Vallejo, California.

 

Walt Disney on the cover of
Time (December 27, 1954).
Picture Trivia
         The renowned animated-film producer Walt Disney (1901-1966) started as a commercial artist for a newspaper. He was, however, fired because the editor said he lacked imagination and good concept.           Do you know the first cartoon character produced by Walt Disney Production? This was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (1928). It was conceptualized by Charles Mintz (1889-1939) who worked for Disney, but its ownership was later attributed to Walter Lanz (1899-1994).
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 26


December issues of different magazines

DECEMBER 26
Mr. & Ms. Vol. 24 No. 34, December 26, 2000 - January 2, 2001
On the Cover: Regine Velasquez and her nephew Tristan Troy and nieces Hannah and Alliyah.


Disyembre 26 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Disyembre 25, 1968, ang Communist Party of the Philippines ay muling itinatag sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Amado Guerrero (Jose Maria Sison).
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GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST
John Richardson and Raquel Welch (for the film One Million Years B.C.),
on the cover of ABC Film Review (December 1966).
 

Personalities and celebrities born on December 26:
1894 – Antonio J. Molina, composer and National Artist for Music (1973) – in Quiapo, Manila (d. January 29, 1980).
1912 – Arsenio H. Lacson, newspaperman and Manila mayor – in Talisay, Negros Occidental (d. April 15, 1962).
1936 – Jose de Venecia (full name Jose Claveria de Venecia Jr), politician and Speaker of the House of Representatives – in Dagupan, Pangasinan.

1954 – Haji Alejandro (full name Angelito Toledo Alejandro), singer and actor.

1957 – Reynaldo Fortaleza, amateur boxer, publisher and insurance agent.


1969 – JV Ejercito (full name Joseph Victor Gomez Ejercito), politician and 2007 Ten Outstanding Young Man (TOYM) awardee for government service – in Manila. 
Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito
on the cover of Men’s Zone (November 2000).
 

1973 – Darlene Antonino-Custodio (birth name Darlene Magnolia R. Antonino), congresswoman – in California, U.S.A.

1975 – Chris Calaguio (full name Christian Calaguio), propessional basketball player – in Makati City.
1989 – Jennica Garcia (full name Jennica Alexis Maitim Garcia), actress – in Quezon City.



 
Eva Longoria on the cover of
Pageantry (December 2007).
Picture Trivia
          Many will always remember Hollywood actress Eva Longoria for her role as Gabrielle Solis in the hit ABC television series Desperate Housewives, for which she won the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Do you know that before Desperate Housewives, she was in another hit TV series? This was the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless (2001-2003), where she portrayed the character Isabella Braña.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 25


December issues of different magazines

DECEMBER 25
Mr. & Ms. Vol. 25 No. 36, December 25, 2001 – January 1, 2002
On the Cover: Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan, and their children Gabriel, Paolo and Keana
 
Disyembre 25 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Disyembre 25, 1895, matagumpay na napabagsak ng puwersang rebolusyunaryo ng mga Filipino ang pamahalaang koloniyal ng mga Kastila sa Iloilo.
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          Ang puntod ng libingan ng dating Pangulong Corazon Aquino at Senador Benigno Aquino Jr ay dinungisan at nilapastangan di-umano ng isang nagngangalang Mariano Peralta Alguion.
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Personalities and celebrities born on December 25:
1924 – Henry Sy Sr (Chinese name Shi Zhicheng), Chinese-Filipino businessman – in Xiamen, China. 


1947 – Joey “Pepe” Smith (full name Joseph William Feliciano Smith), American-Filipino rock musician and singer-songwiter – in Angeles, Pampanga.

Joey “Pepe” Smith
on the cover of Playboy Philippines (September 2011).


1987 – L J Reyes (full name Lourna Jane Pujeda Reyes), actress, model and dancer – in Quezon City.
L J Reyes
on FHM Philippines (December 2009) and Playboy Philippines (March 2012).



Sophie Marceau on the cover of
MOD (December 1999).
Picture Trivia
          French actress Sophie Marceau (real name Sophie Danièle Sylvie Morisset Maupu) made her film debut in La Boum (1980) at age 13. After starring in 15 French films, she made her first English-language movie opposite Mel Gibson in the Academy Award-winning Braveheart (1995), and became an international film star playing the role of Elektra King in the 19th James Bond film The World is Not Enough (1999) opposite Pierce Brosnan.

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