Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February 14

February 14
Sixteen Vol. 3 No. 64, February 14, 1971
On the cover: Vilma Santos

Events that happened on February 14
1810 – Spain granted all colonies in the Americas and the Philippines representation in the Spanish Cortes.
1931 – The Correctional Institute for Women was established as a branch of the Bureau of Prisons at the Welfareville compound in Mandaluyong with Patrocina M. Garcia as first superintendent.
1946 – Philippine Airline resumed operations after a five-year hiatus brought about by World War II, giving service to 15 domestic points with five Douglas DC-3s.
1975 – The Philippine Heart Center for Asia was inaugurated in Quezon City with Dr. Avelino Aventura as director. The hospital and research center, a project of then First Lady Imelda Marcos, had the most modern facilities for heart and related diseases in Asia at that time.
1977 – Start of the first PAEC Course on “Introduction to Nuclear Power.”
1986 – Corazon Aquino called for a boycott of all establishments closely associated with the Marcos government.
2005 – A bomb planted by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists exploded inside a RRCG bus under the MRT Ayala Station, in Makati, killing four and injuring 64 people. There were also bomb explosions in Davao City and General Santos City.

Personalities and celebrities born on February 14:
1924 – Juan Ponce Enrile, (birth name Juanito Furagganan) politician and lawmaker – in Gonzaga, Cagayan.
1970 – John Carlos “JC” G. de los Reyes, educator, city councilor and 2010 presidential candidate – in Olongapo City, Zambales
1971 – Kris Aquino (full name Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino), actress, commercial model, TV host, and product endorser – in Manila.
Kris Aquino
on the cover of MOD Filipina (May 26, 1989).
1977 – Donna Cruz (full name Donna Cruz Yrastorza-Larrazabal), singer and actress – in Manila.

1981 – Nancy Castiglione (full name Nancy Jane Jimenez Castiglione), Italian-Filipino actress, singer and model – in Canada.
Nancy Castiglione
on the covers of UNO (July-August 2005), MOD (July 29, 2005),
and Maxim Philippines (January 2008).
1984 – John Prats (full name John Paulo Quiambao Prats), actor, comedian, televisioon host, and image model – in Manila.
John Prats (with Heart Evangelista)
on the cover of Mr. & Ms. (February 11, 2003)
 1985 – Heart Evangelista (real name Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco), Filipino-Chinese actress, singer, video jockey, television host, and businesswoman – in Manila.
Heart Evangelista
on the covers of Rogue (October 2010), Mega (December 2011), and Esquire Philippines (May 2013).

1986 – Roxanne Bosch Ginoo, actress and model – in Rosario, Cavite.

Roxanne Ginoo 
on the covers of Maxim Philippines (March 2007 and July 2008).

Supermodel Cheryl Tiegs on the cover of
Sports Illustrated (February 14, 1983).
Picture Trivia
          Do you know that the iconic supermodel Cheryl Tiegs is mentioned in the lyrics of the theme song of the TV classic series The Fall Guy that starred Lee Majors? The title of the song is “The Unknown Stuntman” (1984), written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen and Dave Somerville. It was sang by Majors himself. Aside from Tiegs, the other celebrities in the lyrics include Farrah Fawcett, Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.
          During her prime as a supermodel, Tiegs was said to have a perfect vital statistics of 34”-24”-34”.
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Defining Love Using Algebra
Let X be me and Y be you.
Then X+Y=1 and  X-Y=0.

Quote of the Day
Omnia vincit amor; et nos cedamus Amori.” (“Love conquers all; and let us too surrender to Love.”) – Virgil, Eclogues.


  1. Ang ganda ng laman, pero mas maganda ang tula mo P're! Si Rolly ito.

  2. Very beautiful poem, indeed! She must be a special girl. Too bad it didn't go well. It's her loss not yours.

  3. Naglaeng ka nga talaga! Amin dadaniw mo! I'm proud of you!

  4. Salamat! Thank you! Agyaman ka!