Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17

Pinoy Komiks Taon 21 Blg. 800, Pebrero 17, 1984
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang iginuhit ni Vincent Cua Jr para sa ika-800 isyu.
Ang kuwentong-pakikipagsapalaran na “Reynaldo
na iginuhit ni Alfredo P. Alcala,
tampok sa taklob-pahina ng
Pantastik Komiks Blg. 05 (Pebrero 17, 1951).

Events that happened on February 17:
1872 – Martyrdom of Gomburza (Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora). The three priests were executed by the Spaniards in connection with the Cavite Mutiny.
1897 – Battle of Zapote Bridge (in Bacoor, Cavite). Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo and his men laid a trap for advancing Spanish forces at the bridge, which connects the provinces of Rizal and Cavite, and annihilated them.
1899 – The Associacion Nacional de la Cruz Roja (National Association of the Red Cross) was adopted as a new name of the Hijas de la Revolucion (Daughters of the Revolution). This was the precursor of the Philippine National Red Cross.
1905 – The Philippine Constabulary School, the precursor of the Philippine Military Academy and first military school in the Philippines, was established at the Sta. Lucia Barracks in Intramuros. After three years, the school was transferred to Baguio City to become the premier military institution in the country.
1942 – The Japanese occupational government issued its education policy on the propagation of Filipino culture, teaching of Nippongo, and promotion of the virtue of industry.
1981 – Pope John Paull II (real name Karol Josef Wojtyla, 1920-2005) arrived in Manila for a pastoral visit.
2006 – Massive landslide occurred in Southern Leyte killing 1,126 people.

Personalities and celebrities born on February 17:
1890 – Manuel Bernabe, poet, journalist and politician – in Parañaque. (d. October 10, 1960)
1891 – Ricardo M. Paras, eighth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (April 2, 1951 - February 17, 1961) with the distinction of having sworn into office three presidents of the Philippines (Elpidio Quirino in 1948, Ramon Magsaysay in 1954, and Carlos P. Garcia in 1957) – in Boac, Marinduque.
1913 – Silvino Encarnacion, co-founder together with his wife, Rosario, of the Bantug Cooperative Credit Union (1960), for which they received the 1968 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Service – in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.

1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips (real name Lou Diamond Aranas Upchurch), Filipino-American stage, film and television actor – in Subic Bay Naval Station, Zambales.

Lou Diamond Phillips
on the cover of Cowboys & Indians (September 2012).
1985 – Anne Curtis (full name Anne Marie Ojales Curtis Smith), Filipino-Australia actress, model, video jockey and television host – in Yarrawanga, Victoria, Australia. 
Anne Curtis
on the covers of Cosmopolitan Philippines (May 2012), Bannawag (April 2, 2012),
Metro (June 2010), Rogue (July 2008) and UNO (June 2005).
Bea Alonzo on the cover of MOD (February 17, 2006).
Larawang Tribiya
          Alam niyo ba na British ang ama ng artista at mang-aawit na si Bea Alonzo, subalit apat na taong gulang pa lamang siya nang maghiwalay ang kaniyang mga magulang. Ang buo niyang pangalan ay Phylbert Angellie Ranollo Fagestrom. Una siyang lumabas sa ABS-CBN drama na Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (2003) noong siya ay 15-taong-gulang pa lamang. Ang una naman niyang album, sa ilalim ng Star Record, ay ang “The Real Me” na lumabas noong Hunyo 2008.
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