Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 10


True Experience Stories Taon 1 Blg. 2, Marso 10, 1988
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang kuwentong “Bakit Walang Katarungan sa Akin ang Pag-ibig?”
ni Gerry D. Jarapa

Events that happened on March 10
1785 – The Real Compañia de Filipinas (Royal Company of the Philippines) was established to encourage direct between Spanish and the Philippines and other Asian countries. It was abolished in 1834 as Manila was opened to world trade.
1917 – Enactment Act No. 2711 created the following provinces and cities: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, La Union and Baguio City (as parts of Ilocos Region), Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Batanes (as parts of Cagayan Valley Region), Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan and Zambales (as parts of Central Luzon Region), Tayabas (now Quezon and Aurora), Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Morong (now Rizal) and Palawan (as parts of Southern Tagalog Region), Antique and Negros Occidental (as parts of Western Visayas Region), Negros oriental (as part of Central Visayas Region), and Sulu (as part of Western Mindanao Region).
1929 – The province of Misamis was divided into two: Misamis Oriental with Cagayan de oro as its capital, and Misamis Occidental with Oroquieta as its capital.
1996 – The National Centennial Commission together with the Bases Conversion Authority organized the Philippine Centennial Exposition ’98 Corporation (Expocorp) to facilitate the construction of the 60-hectare historical, cultural and economic Expo Filipino Theme Park.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 10:
1869 – Macario G. Adriatico, lawyer, industrialist, journalist and editor – in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro (d. April 14, 1919)
1906 – Alejandro G. Abadilla, editor, critic and short story writer – in Sapa, Rosario, Cavite (d. August 26, 1969)
1919 – Renato Constantino, historian, essayist and revolutionary thinker (d. September 15, 1999).
1951 – Gloria Diaz (full name Gloria Maria Aspillera Diaz), actress, model and Miss Universe 1969.

Gloria Diaz
on the covers of Ginoo Fortnightly (June 4, 1975) and Weekend (April 24, 1983)
1975 – Glydel Mercado (real name Flordeliza Sanchez), award-winning actress – Dumaguete, Negros Occidental.
Glydel Mercado
on the cover of Sexy Movie Star Komiks Magazine (November 25, 1997)
1986 – J.C. de Vera (full name John Carlo de Vera), actor and model – in Manila.
J.C. de Vera
on the cover of Men’s Health (July 2010).

1997 – Julia Barreto (full name Julia Francesca Barretto Padilla), actress – in Marikina.
Julia Barretto
on the cover of Liwayway (January 9, 2017)

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
(as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully)
in the hit TV series The X-Files, on the cover of
Entertainment Weekly (March 10, 1995).
Picture Trivia
          The 1990s popular TV series The X-Files was conceptualized by Chris Carter. The names of the characters was derived from real-life people. The name of the main character Fox Mulder (played by David Duchovny), for instance, came from two person: Fox is the name of his childhood friend and Mulder was the maiden name of Carter’s mother. For the female lead character, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), the surname Scully was borrowed from Dodger sports announcer Vin Scully, whom Carter always hear as a young boy.           The science consultant of the TV series was Anne Simon, a virologist from the University of Massachusetts. She is the author of the 1999 non-fiction book The Real Science Behind the X-Files: Microbes, Meteorites, and Mutants.

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