Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 31

Prime Weekly Edition Vol. 3 No. 13, March 31, 1988
On the Cover: Melanie Trinidad

Ang nobela ni Alfonso Sujeco na Ikalimang Utos ng Diyos,
tampok sa taklob-pahina ng magazine na Aliwan (Marso 31,1947).
Sa Bibliya, ang Ikalimang Utos ng Diyos ay “Igalang Mo ang Iyong Ama’t Ina” at
hindi “Huwag Kang Papatay” katulad ng inilalahad dito ng nobela.

Events that happened on March 31
1521 – First Mass was held in the Island of Limasawa, in Leyte. Magellan officially claimed possession of the lands which he named Archipelago of Saint Lazarus.
1957 – An estimated five million people attended President Ramon Magsaysay’s burial, the biggest ever in Philippine history.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 31:
1860 – Teodoro Sandiko, educator, labor leader and politician – in Pandacan, Manila (d. October 19, 1939)
1884 – Teodoro M. Kalaw, writer, historian, teacher, politician, and Director of the National Library – in Lipa, Batangas (d. December 5, 1940)
1969 – Maritoni Fernandez (Antonia Maria Carmen Fernandez Moynihan), actress model, entrepreneur and magazine columnist.
1976 – Vice Ganda (real name Jose Marie Borja Viceral), actor-comedian and television host.
2003 – Carl Alexander Acosta, actor, dancer and commercial model – in Calamba City, Laguna.

Ang Balbon ni Rod Santiago
Ang “Balbon” ni Rod Santiago
tampok sa taklob-pahina ng Pilipino Komiks
(Marso 31, 2003).
          Isang kakaibang crimefighter superheroine ang character na “Balbon” na nilikha ni Rod Santiago para sa Pilipino Komiks noong 2003. Malakas, nakalilipad at lumalaban sa mga iba’t-ibang makapangyarihang nilalang. Hindi nagkaroon ng katapusan ang kuwentong ito sapagkat tumigil ang Atlas Publishing ng pag-limbag ng Pilipino Komiks noong 2004.
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Rachel Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Valentine,
as Josie and the Pussycat, on the cover
of TV Guide (March 31–April 6, 2001).
Picture Trivia
          The 2001 musical-comedy film Josie and the Pussycats was based of the popular comics series created by American cartoonist Daniel “Dan” S. DeCarlo (1919-2001) and first published in February 1963. The series was adapted into a Saturday morning cartoon by Hanna-Barbera Production in 1970. The film version by Universal Pictures and MGM stars Rachel Leigh Cook as Josie McCoy, Tara Reid as Melody Valentine, and Rosario Dawson as Valerie Brown.
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Friday, March 30, 2012

March 30

Tagalog Klasiks Blg. 202, Marso 30, 1957
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang nobelang “Paso Doble”
na isinulat ni Jaime Vidal at iginuhit ni Tony Caravana.

Ang Tsampiyon Komiks ay unang lumabas sa sirkulasyon noong Marso 30, 1957. Sa unang tatlong isyu ay wala pa itong pangalan, at ang makikitang pamagat nito ay ? Komiks. Ang tandang-pananong – “?” – ay ginamit bilang isang paanyaya sa taong-bayan. Nagkaroon ng patimpalak upang hanapan ng pamagat ang komiks na ito, kung saan ang mapipiling pangalan ay magwawagi ng 200-pisong gantimpala. Ang napili ngang pamagat ay “Tsampiyon.”

Mula sa Tsampiyon Komiks, ang unang pahina ng
“Lemuria,” ang nobelang na pinagtambalan nina
Nestor Redondo at Tony de Zuñiga.

Sa Tsampiyon Komiks lumabas ang “Lemuria,” isang makasaysayang pagtatambalan ng dalawang “alamat” sa larangan ng komiks na sina Nestor Redondo at Tony de Zuñiga.

American actress Shirley Temple before her 14th birthday,
on the cover of Life (March 30, 1942).
Events that happened on March 30
1591 – The Spanish government of Manila issued an ordinance prohibiting the wearing of silk and other Chinese fabric.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 30:
1951- Tina Monzon-Palma, journalist and newscaster.

1992 – Enrique Gil (Enrique Mari Bacay Gil V), actor and dancer – in Cebu.

Sharon Stone on the cover of Esquire
(March 1995).
Picture Trivia
          Sharon Stone became known for her portrayal in the film Basic Instinct (1992). Do you know that she was only paid 75,000 dollars for her role? On the sequel made 14 years after, Basic Instinct 2 (2006), however, her talent fee rose to a staggering 13.6 million dollars.
          In 1995, Stone won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture for her role as Ginger in the Martin Scorsese film Casino opposite Robert de Niro. She was also nominated for the same role in the Academy Awards. In the same year, she was also part of the film The Quick and the Dead together with Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo diCaprio, and by November was given her “Star” in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 29

Espesyal Komiks Blg. 283, Marso 29, 1965
Nasa taklob-pahina ang nobelang-komiks na “Ang Dambuhala ng Sariaya” ni Deo Villegas
na iginuhit ni Abe Ocampo.
Events that happened on March 29
1521 – Magellan and Datu Kolambu entered into a blood compact.
1887 – The Noli Me Tangere (Latin for “Touch Me Not”), Jose Rizal’s first novel came off the press.
1942 – The Hukbong Bayan Laban sa Hapon (HUKBALAHAP) was established in Nueva Ecija with Luis Taruc as supremo.
1969 – The New People’s Army (NPA) was established in Tarlac by Jose Maria Sison and Bernabe Buscano. It was initially composed of former members of the Hukbong Magpapalaya ng Bayan (HMB) and recruited youth and student activist. It later became the military arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines.
1988 – High-ranking leaders of the NPA, Romulo Kintanar, Rafael Baylosis, Benjamin de Vera, Maria-Gloria Jopson Asuncion and Mario Asuncion were captured.
1994 – The Philippines’ first link to the Internet was opened at the first International E-mail Conference in Cebu City.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 29:
1984 – Mark Callano Paragua, chess grandmaster (the first Fiiipino grandmaster to obtain a recorded ELO rating of over 2600 (January 2006) – in Marilao, Bulacan.

Stef Prescott on the cover
of Gadgets magazine April 2011 issue

1991 – Stef Prescott (full name Stefanie Marisa Quintos Prescott), actress and model – in Seattle, Washington.

Ang “Ukala” ni Alfredo Alcala
Ang “Ukala” ni Alfredo Alcala sa taklob-pahina
ng Pilipino Komiks Blg. 126, Marso 29, 1952.
          Ang “Ukala (Ang Walang Suko)” ay nobelang-komiks na isinulat at iginuhit ni Alfredo Alcala para sa Pilipino Komiks (1952-1953). Ukala ang pangalan ng pangunahing karakter ng nobela na isang katutubong American Indian noong panahon ng pananakop ng mga Europeans sa Central America. Si Ukala ay “walang suko” (Paunawa: ang pakahulugan ng salitang “suko” rito ay “katapat,” “tayog” o “sukdulan”) na nagpapahiwatig na ang kaniyang tapang at galing ay “walang katapat.”
          Isina-pelikula ito sa titulong Ukala (Ang Walang Takot) ng Sampaguita Pictures sa ilalim ng direksiyon ni Artemio B. Tecson at itinanghal sa Center Theater noong Mayo 22-31, 1954. Itinampok si Cesar Ramirez bilang Ukala. Katambal niya si Alicia Vergel bilang ang kaniyang kapanalig at katipan.
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Jane Fonda as Barbarella
on the cover of Life (March 29, 1968).
Picture Trivia
          The French science-fiction comic book, Barbarella, was originally conceptualized by Jean-Claude Forest for V-Magazine in 1962. Later on, Barbarella was published into a comic book by Eric Losfeld.
          The character Barbarella is a woman who has many adventures, mostly sexual, in her travels in space. The story around Barbarella is a rare mixture of science fiction and erotica.
          Do you know that in 1968, it was made into a film starring Jane Fonda as Barbarella? The film had English and French versions. In the French version, it was Fonda herself who said her lines in French.
          In the said film, Barbarella made a striptease in zero gravity, whereupon viewers could almost see Fonda naked. Kylie Minogue also used the iconography of Barbarella, and the zero-gravity striptease scene was duplicated in her award-winning video for the song “Put Yourself in My Place” (1994).                              o     O     o

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 28

Espesyal Komiks Blg. 308, Marso 28, 1966.
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang kakaiba bagama’t orihinal na nilikhang superhero
ni Rex Guerrero na si Captain Suicide.


Marso 28 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Ika-28 ng Marso, 1521 noong marating ni Ferdinand Magellan ang isla ng Limasawa. Nang sumunod na araw ay nakipag-sanduguan (blood compact) siya kay Datu Kolambu, ang pinuno ng mga katutubo sa isla.
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          Natapos ni Dr. Jose Rizal ang kaniyang ikalawang nobelang El Filibusterismo sa Biarritz, France noong Marso 28, 1891.
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Personalities and celebrities born on March 28:
1926 – Virgilio Puruganan Redondo, komiks ariter and illustrator – in San Esteban, Ilocos Sur (d. April 13, 1997).
1945 – Rodrigo Roa Duterte, lawyer, politician, public servant and 16th President of the Philippines – in Maasin, Leyte.
President Rodrigo Duterte
on the covers of Graphic Philippines (February 23, 2015), Asian Dragon (August 2015),
and Time (May 23, 2016)

1956 – Ariel Oliva Querubin, military officer and Medal of Valor recipient – Dagupan, Pangasinan.
1976 – Roselle Paulino Nava, multi-platinum singer known as the “Sentimental Diva” – in Parañaque City.
Roselle Nava
on the cover of Celebrity World (March 11,1996)

1984 – Joseph Bitangcol, actor – in pampanga.
1986 – Dion Ignacio (full name Dionisio Joseph Ignacio), actor and model – in Laguna.

Ang Tsunami

          Alam niyo ba kung paano nabubuo ang tsunami? Ang tsunami ay sunud-sunod na rumaragasang daluyong ng karagatan (traveling ocean waves) na nalilikha ng paggalaw sa ilalim ng karagatan na dulot ng lindol, pagsabog ng bulkan o pagguho ng lupa sa ilalaim ng dagat, o ang pagbulusok ng isang bagay katulad ng malaking tipak ng bato mula sa mataas na bundok o ng meteorite mula sa kalawakan sa ibabaw ng karagatan.
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          Mula ang terminong “tsunami” sa salitang Hapon na ang ibig sabihin ay “harbor wave” o “daluyong sa pampang.” Ito ang ibinigay na tawag ng mga mangingisdang Hapon sa mga mapanirang alon na sumasalanta sa kanilang coastal communities. Subalit iba ang tsunami sa tidal wave. Ang tsunami ay hindi lang isa kundi sunud-sunod na daluyong na rumaragasa sa bilis na 400 hanggang 600 kilometers per hour. Ang tsunami ay hindi “rolling waves” at hindi surfable. Kung magtatangka ang isang surfer na sumakay sa tsunami, lalamunin siya ng mga nag-aalimpuyong daluyong (turbulent waves) nito.
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          Karaniwang ang first wave o unang daluyong ay hindi ang pinakamalaki. Depende ito sa lakas ng pagyanig, layo ng pinanggalingang paggalaw, at lakas ng pagbuwelta ng daluyong.
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          Sa gitna ng karagatan, halos hindi mararamdaman ng malalaking barko ang tsunami. Ito ay dahil sa mababa lamang ang amplitude nito kumpara sa mahabang wavelength. Subalit habang lumalapit sa pampang, tumataas ang amplitude ng tsunami at lumalakas ang puwersa.
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          Ang pinakamataas na tsunami sa recorded history ng daigdig ay naganap sa Lituya Bay, Alaska, noong July 1958. Isang napakalaking tipak ng yelo at bato ang bumagsak sa tubig at lumikha ng tsunami na may taas na 500 metro (1,640 talampakan).
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          Ang pinakamalakas na lindol – Magnitude 9.5 – na naganap sa daigdig noong May 22, 1960, na naganap malapit sa dalampasigan ng South Central Chile, ay lumikha ng isang Pacific-wide tsunami na naging mapaminsala sa malaking bahagi ng Chile at sa ikatlong bahagi ng Pacific Ocean. Umabot ang daluyong nito sa Hilo, Hawaii, sa kalagitnaan ng Pacific Ocean.
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          Sa 9.1-magnitude na lindol naman na naganap sa dalampasigan ng Banda Aceh, Indonesia, noong December 26, 2004, isang 30 metro (100 talampakan) na tsunami ang nalikha. Dahil sa tagal at lakas ng pagyanig, umabot ang tsunami sa East Africa, libu-libong kilometro ang layo. Ang Indian Ocean-wide tsunami na ito na kumitil sa buhay ng humigit-kumulang 200,000 katao ang “deadliest tsunami” sa kasaysayan.

A close-up of a raging tsunami,
with the cover story “Apocalypse Now”
barely two week after Japan was hit
by a Magnitude 9.0 earthquake,
on the cover of Newsweek (March 28, 2011).
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           Ang Great East Japan Earthquake na may lakas na Magnitude 9.0 na naganap noong March 11, 2011 sa underwater epicenter na 70-kilometero sa silangan ng Oshika Peninsula sa Tohuko, Japan, ay lumikha ng tsunami na may taas na 40.5 metro. Sa lugar ng Sendai, umabot ang rumaragasang alon papaloob ng kalupaan hanggang 10 kilometro. Ayon sa Japan National Police Agency, umabot ang bilang ng mga nasawi sa 15,854, at ang bilang ng nasaktan ay nasa 26,992. Hanggang sa kasalukuyan, 3,155 pa ang nawawalang biktima. Winasak ng tsunami ang 1,095,195 gusali.
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          Sa Pilipinas, ang tsunami na nilikha ng Magnitude 8.0 na lindol na naganap sa Moro Gulf sa Mindanao noong August 17, 1976, ang itinuturing na pinakagrabe sa kasaysayan ng bansa. Mahigit 8,000 katao ang nasawi sa mga coastal communities ng North at South Zamboanga, North at South Lanao, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat at Sulu Island.
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The Yellow-Crested Cockatoo
on the cover of World Birdwatch
(March 1996).
Picture Trivia
          The Yellow-Crested Cockatoo (scientific name Cacatua sulphurea) is a bird found in the forest of East Timor and in the islands of Selawesi and Lesser Sundas in Indonesia. It is also called Lesser Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo.           Do you know that the pet bird of Detective Tony Baretta (played by Robert Blake) in the television series, Baretta (1975-1978), was a Yellow-Crested Cockatoo? The name of the said bird was Lessor.
          The Yellow-Crested Cockatoo is a critically endangered species, which is considered in the brink of extinction due to illegal bird trade. Presently, it estimated that there are only about 2,500 birds remaining.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 27

Health News Vol. 4 No. 169, March 27, 2000
On the Cover: Dutch world-champion swimmer Marcel Wouda
for the cover story “Risky Business: Work-Related Injuries Increasing”

Events that happened on March 27
1900 – General Jose Ignacio Paua surrendered to the American forces.
1907 – Las Piñas became a separate municipality from Parañaque.
1942 – The U.S. Congress amended the Nationality Act of 1940 to allow Filipino veterans to become naturalized American citizens.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 27:
1890 – Ruperto Cadava Kangleon, guerrila leader during the Japanese Occupation, military officer, Secretary of Defense, and senator – in Macrohon, Southern Leyte (d. February 27, 1958).
1911 – Emilio S. Liwanag, military officer and war hero – in Dagupan, Pangasinan (d. April 12, 1967).
1952 – Diosdado M. Peralta, jurist and associate justice of the Supreme Court – Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
1964 – Jessica Soho (full name Maria Jessica Aspiras Soho), multi-awarded broadcast journalist, news director, documentarist and first Filipino news reporter to win the George Foster Peabody Award (1999) – in San Fernando, La Union.
1967 – Liezl (real name Anna-Lisa Muhlach Sumilang), actress – in Manila (d. March 14, 2015).
Liezl (with husband Albert Martinez and their children)
on the cover of Gintong Mariposa Family Magazine (May 26, 1992)

Bruce Willis on the cover of
Rolling Stone (March 27, 1986).
Picture Trivia
          Before becoming an action superstar in his Die Hard films, Bruce Willis’ action-comedy potentials were first seen in his role as private detective David Addison Jr. opposite Cybill Sheperd in the TV series Moonlighting (1985-1989).           Do you know that before all these he was also a recording artist during the 1980s? Willis had a hit single – “Respect Yourself” – and his album The Return of Bruno, released on January 20, 1987, was a “moderate success.”

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Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26

Bannawag, March 26, 2012
On the Cover: Iza Calzado

Ang dibuho ni Alfredo Alcala para sa kuwentong “Ang Sinsel ni Pidong”
tampok sa taklob-pahina ng CRAF Klasix Magasin (Marso 26, 1964).
na iginuhit naman ni Quico Redondo sa mga pangloob na pahina.

Adam West as Batman (created ni Bob Kane) on the cover of 
TV Guide Magazine March 26-April 1, 1966 issue

Events that happened on March 26
1920 – The Philippine legislature passed Act No. 2921 adopting the official Philippine Flag.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 26:
1867 – Braulio Rivera, nationalist and member of the Katipunan – in Tondo, Manila (d. January 11, 1897)
1996 – Kathryn Bernardo (full name Kathryn Chandria M. Bernardo), actress – Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija.
Kathryn Bernardo
on the cover of Bannawag December 19, 2011 issue.

Hugh Jackman as Gabriel van Helsing
on the cover of Entertainment Weekly
(March 26, 2004).
Picture Trivia
          Australian actor Hugh Jackman became known for his portrayals of such roles as the X-Man Wolverine (X-Men film series), Leopold, Duke of Albany (Kate & Leopold, 2001) and the monster hunter Gabriel van Helsing (Van Helsing, 2004).
          Do you know that in 2004 Jackman won a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical? This was for his role in Broadway (2003-2004) as an Australian songwriter and performer, Peter Allen (1944-1992), in the hit musical The Boy from Oz.
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 25

Kislap Taon 14 Blg. 393, Marso 25, 1976
Tampok sa taklob-pahina sina Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos at Michael Jackson

Events that happened on March 25
1898 – Federico Isabelo Abaya, in the so-called Ikkis ti Candon (Cry of Candon), fought the Spanish colonial government in Candon, Ilocos Sur, and liberated the town.
1945 – Start of amphibious landings of American forces in the Philippines, which is a turning point in the Pacific war during World War II.
1986 – A provisional constitution was put into effect by virtue of Proclamation No. 3 issued by Corazon C. Aquino. She also abolished the Batasang Pambansa (Legislative Assembly).
1990 – The international airport at Laoag City, Ilocos Norte was reopened. It was ordered closed by the Aquino government after the EDSA Revolt to bar any attempt of President Ferdinand Marcos’ return to the Philippines.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 25:
1935 – Gabriel “Flash” Elorde, champion professional boxer, in Bogo, Cebu (d. January 2, 1985).
1938 – Erineo “Ayong” Saquilayan Maliksi, politician – Imus, Cavite.

Ang Nataraja

The 11th century bronze sculpture of Nataraja
(from the national Museum in Madras, India)
on the cover of Time Magazine March 25, 1996
issue, symbolizing the “Transforming India.”
          Sa Hindu mythology, ang Nataraja ay isang paglalarawan ng diyos ng mga Hindu na si Shiva bilang ang cosmic dancer na si Koothan, na nagsasayaw upang gunawin ang walang-bahalang daigdig at ihanda ang paglikha ng punong diyos na si Brahma ng panibagong daigdig.
          Ang katawagan "Nataraja" ay mula sa mga salitang Sanskrit na narta rajan, na ang ibig sabihin ay “panginoon ng sayaw.”
          Alam niyo ba na sa kasalukuyang panahon, pinag-aaralan ng mga physicists gamit ang mga pinakamakabagong teknolohiya at computers ang mga patterns ng cosmic dance -kung anong lihim mayroon ito.
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Arthur Ashe and his bride Jeanne Moutoussamy
(barely a month after they were married)
on the cover of Jet (March 25, 1977).
Picture Trivia
          Arthur Robert Ashe (1943-1993) was the first African-American to be a member of the American Davis Cup team and the first tennis player to win the singles competition in the Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open.
          On February 20, 1977, Ashe married Jeanne Moutoussamy, a photographer, which he first met four months earlier. It was the US ambassador to the United Nations that married them in the UN chapel in New York City.
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