Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26

January issues of different magazines
January 26 (1973): Sixteen Magazine (forerunner of MOD Magazine) Vol. 4 No. 104
On the Cover: Florence Aguilar

January 26 in Philippine History:
1821 – Governor-General Mariano Fernandez de Folgueras and Archbishop Luis de Arrejola issued instructions for the election of Filipino deputies to the Spanish Cortez.
1967 – Gil J. Puyat became Senate President of the Philippines. He held the position for six years until the Senate was abolished by Martial Law.
1970 – Youth and student demonstration in front of the Philippine Congress calling for a nonpartisan constitutional convention, which led to more protest rallies. Imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism were the main issues of the student movement that came to be called the “First Quarter Storm.”

Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 26:
National Artist Napoleon Abueva,
photo courtesy of

         1930 – Napoleon Isabelo Veloso Abueva, National Artist for Sculpture (1976) and “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture” – in Tagbilaran, Bohol.

Imelda Papin’s campaign poster
for the 2010 senatorial election.


1956 – Imelda Papin (full name Maria Patricia Imelda A. Papin), singer, jukebox queen and vice-governor – in Presentacion, Camarines Sur.

Laughing Out Loud!
Two of Henry Gapas’s late 1980s editorial caricatures that he did for Times Journal newspaper.
Left: “But we’re only solving our foreign exchange problem!” on US dollar counterfeiting.
Right: “Who’s ahead?” on the problem of carnapping.

Larawang Tribiya 
Left: Tiger on the cover of Wildabout Magazine Spring 2011 issue.
Right: Lion on the cover of Wild Magzine Winter 2010 issue.
         Taliwas sa karaniwang paniniwala, hindi ang leon (Panthera leo) ang pinakamalaki sa lahi ng mga pusa na nabubuhay ngayon, kundi ang tigre (Panthera tigris). Ang mga tigre ay lumalaki hanggang 650 pounds, samantalang ang mga leon ay karaniwang hanggang 500 pound lamang. Datapuwa’t ang liger na bunga ng paglalahian ng lalaking leon at babaeng tigre ay lumalaking higit kaysa mga magulang niya.
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  1. I though the lion was the biggest cat. Thanks for the info.