Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Call Centers and the Sex Trade: Is there a Link?

Spiff Vol.1 No. 6, August 2008
On the front cover: Jean Irish Ang
On the back cover: Richard Gutierrez for MET Tathione print ad

“Call Centers and the Sex Trade, is There a Link?” Read and find out.

“A man that is loving wisdom makes his father rejoice, but he that is having companionship with prostitutes destroys valuable things.” – Proverbs 29:3, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

Monday, August 21, 2017

Crossword Puzzles

Sports Weekly Magazine Vol. 7 No. 377, August 21-28, 1981
On the cover: Eddie Chavez of Northern Cement (Philippine Training Team)
forces a “jump-ball” against a Russian Youth Team player.
Northern Cement won, 85-74.

One of my earliest crossword puzzle published (the seventh, in fact) by Sports Weekly.

Mr. & Ms. August 2005
On the cover: Lucky Manzano and Anne Curtis

In contrast, this crossword puzzle is probably the last one published by Mr. & Ms. The once very popular weekly magazine became a so-so monthly after the change of editorship. Soon enough, it closed down. I included it here for nostalgia’s sake.

In contrast, this crossword puzzle is probably the last one published by Mr. & Ms. The once very popular weekly magazine became a so-so monthly after the change of editorship. Soon enough, it closed down. I included it here for nostalgia’s sake.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Superfacts About Superman

Prime Weekly Edition Vol. 2 No. 27, August 20, 1987
On the cover: Maria Theresa Chamorro Marin

This article, “Superfacts About Superman” is quite old, 30 years to be exact. I was a fan of Superman then and now.

“The way of the LORD is strength for the upright, but destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.” – The Book of Proverbs 10:29, Holy Bible, New King James Version.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Math-O'Logics: The Quadratic Equation

MOD Filipina Vol. 20 No. 885, August 19, 1988
On the cover: Marissa “Mariz” Camurungan

In Math-O’Logics, “The Quadratic Equation” and the derivation and usage of the Quadratic Formula were briefly explained.

“... Stand strong, with the belt of truth tied around your waist and the protection of right living on your chest.” – Ephesians 6:14, The Everyday Bible, New Century Version.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Math-O'Logics: Mathematics for Woman in the House

MOD Filipina Vol. 21 No. 937, August 18, 1989
On the cover: Raquel “Rax” Hizon Mababangloob

In Math-O’Logics, subtitled “Woman in the House,” a simple puzzle solved with the aid of mathematics and logic.

“She (The wife) rises while it is still dark and apportions food for her household, with a due share for her servants.” – Proverbs 31:15, The Revised English Bible.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Movie Review: Nancy Drew (2007)

TV Star Guide Vol. 8 No. 92, August 2007
On the cover: Tyra Banks, and on the insets (from top counterclockwise) Matt Damon,
Alessandra Ambrosio and Jeremy Piven

An assigned write-up, “The Return of the Teen Sleuth” is a movie review of Nancy Drew (2007). If you haven’t seen Britney Spears’ younger sister, she’s the star of this film.

“Avoid the passions of youth, and strive for righteousness, faith, love, and peace, together with those who with a pure heart call out to the LORD for help.” – Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 2:22, The Good News Bible in Today’s English Version.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Typhoons and All that Forecast

MOD Filipina Vol. 23 No. 1041, August 16, 1991
On the cover: Nina Diaz Ongpin

A basic informative article and news review about typhoons. Notice I already included the word "supertyphoon" in the article, and this was written more than 26 years ago.

“The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The LORD has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.” – The Book of Nahum 1:3, Holy Bible, The New King James Version.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pinay Matematika: Ang Panala ni Eratosthenes

Pinay Digest Taon 2 Blg. 33, Agosto 15, 1994

Sa Pinay Matematika, tinalakay “Ang Panala ni Erastothenes” na isang paraan ng pagtukoy ng mga daglit na bilang (prime numbers). Para sa English version, tignan ang August 9, 2017 post na Math-O’Logics:Sieve of Eratosthenes.

“Mangagmasid kayo sa gitna ng mga bansa, at tumingin kayo at mamangha kayo ng kagilagilalas; sapagka’t ako’y gumagawa ng isang gawain sa inyong mga kaarawan na hindi ninyo paniniwalaan bagaman saysayin sa inyo.” – Ang Aklat ni Habacuc, Ang Biblia, Ang Banal na Kasulatan sa Wikang Tagalog.

At Laguna de Bay: Fish Kill (Again)!

Celebrity World Vol. 3 Nos. 158 and 159, August 15 & 22, 1994
On the covers: Angfourgettables,
Dyords Javier, Isay Alvarez, Pinky Marquez and Mon David (left)
and 1988 Supermodel of the World Marilen Espino

A two-part special report, “Fish Kill, Again” is about an environmental disaster cause by human negligence and ineptness. My editor, Leonila Garcia, allowed a “personal commentary” at the end of the second part, so that I could vent-out my disgust regarding this grave matter.

“For if the word spoken through angels proved to be firm and every transgression and disobedient act received a retribution in harmony with justice, how shall we escape if we have neglected a salvation of such greatness in that it began to be spoken through (our) Lord and was verified for us by those who heard Him, while GOD joined in bearing witness with signs as well as portents and various powerful works and with distributions of holy spirit according to His will?” – To the Hebrews 2:2-4, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures.

The Philippines: Land of Earthquakes

Mr. & Ms. Vol. 24 No. 15, August 15, 2000
On the front cover: Mel Gibson, with Jim Carrey (Inset)
On the back cover: Gary Valenciano for Alaska Milk print ad

This article, “The Philippines: Land of Earthquakes” is actually an updated excerpt of the 3-Part Special Features article I wrote for MOD Filipina (October 4 to 18, 1991), “The Philippines: Land of Earthquakes and Volcanos” for which I won my first Science & Technology Journalism Award given by the Philippine Press Institute.

“In the same hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city was destroyed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and those who did not die were very afraid and gave glory to the GOD of heaven.” – Revelation 11:13, The Everyday Bible, New Century Version.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Will Superman Beat the Curse?

MOD Vol. 37 No. 1814, August 14, 2004
On the cover: Vina Morales

You’ve probably heard or seen most of the items in this article somewhere else, but my article “Will Superman Beat the Curse?” (written just after the film showing of Superman Returns, starring Brandon Routh) is still an interesting read. Well, simply because it’s Superman.

“Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.” – Luke 6:28, Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

How to Teach Children Virtue (Mr. & Ms., 2001)

Mr. & Ms. Vol. 25 No. 17, August 14, 2001
On the cover: Raymond Bagatsing and Lara Fabregas

“Virtues are not taught by forcefeeding. It should, instead be inserted in everyday interactions.....”

“..... Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, to brotherly kindness love.” – The Second Epistle of Peter 1:5-7, Holy Bible, The New King James Version.

Marilyn Monroe: A Legend Then and Now

Celebrity World Vol. 4 no. 209, August 14, 1995
On the cover: Karen Davilla

There’s no other comment to add to this article, the title – Marilyn Monroe: A Legend Then and Now” speaks for itself.

“Life lies along the path of virtue, the way of the vicious leads to death.” – The Proverbs 12:28, The Jerusalem Bible.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Back to Basics: Correct Nutrition and Knowing Your Immune System

MOD Vol. 36 No. 1713, August 13, 2004
On the cover: Ruffa Gutierrez

To repeat the first sentence of this article – “We are what we eat” – is the essence of nutrition. “Back to the Basics: Correct Nutrition and Knowing Your Immune System” is a short article about food for health and (disease) preventive nutrition.

 “And GOD said, ‘See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” – The First Book of Moses Called Genesis 1:29, Holy Bible, The New King James Version.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Crossword Puzzles

MOD Vol. 37 Nos. 1764, 1765 & 1766, August 12, 19 & 26, 2005
On the covers: (From left to right) Angel Locsin (as Darna), Nadine Samonte & Erich Gonzales.

These I’ll never run out of – crossword puzzles!

“Remember: sow sparingly, and you will reap sparingly; sow bountifully, and you will reap bountifully.” – The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 9:6, The Revised English Bible.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Math-O'Logics: More Algebra Problem

MOD Filipina Vol. 21 No. 936, August 11 1989
On the cover: Mary Lou “Malou” de Villa Leelin

More examples of Algebra problems were solved in this issue of Math-O’Logics.

“Do your best to win full approval in GOD’s sight, as a worker who is not ashamed of his work, one who correctly teaches the message of GOD’s truth.” – Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 2:15, The Good News Bible in Today’s English Version.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Crossword Puzzles for the True Puzzle Enthusiasts

Mr. & Ms. Vol. 28 Nos. 16 & 18, August 18 & 24, 2004
On the covers: Lea Salonga (left) and Maxene Magalona (right)

For the crossword puzzle enthusiasts, here are two issues worth your challenge.

“Whoever preaches must preach GOD’s messages; whoever serves must serve with the strength that GOD gives him, so that in all things praise may be given to GOD through Jesus Christ, to whom belong glory and power forever and ever. Amen.” – The First Letter from Peter 4:11, The Good News Bible in Today’s English Version.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Math-O'Logics: The Sieve of Eratosthenes

MOD Filipina Vol. 23 No. 1040, August 9, 1991
On the cover: Maria Anna Garcia

On Math-O’Logics, the “Sieve of Eratosthenes,” a method of determining prime numbers.

“Look at the nations! Watch them and be amazed and shocked. I will do something in your lifetime that you won’t believe even when you are told about it.” – Habakkuk 1:5, The Everyday Bible, New Century Version.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Protect Yourself and Your Children from Dengue

Mr. & Ms. Vol. 24 No. 14, August 8, 2000
On the cover: Jolina Magdangal ang her mom Paulita

I’ve written several articles on “dengue” for different magazines. This one, “Protect Yourself and Your Children from Dengue,” was written 17 years ago.

“The kind of fasting I want is this: Removed the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free. Share your food with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Gives clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to help your own relatives. Then my favor will shine on you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you on every side. When you pray, I will answer you. When you call to me, I will respond.” – The Book of Isaiah 58:6-9, The Good News Bible in Today’s English Version.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Super Bloopers

MOD Vol. 37 No. 1813, August 7, 2006
On the cover: Kim Ross, 2005 Elite Model Look of the Philippines winner

In MOD “Starliners” read more film booboos in “Super Bloopers” (pp. 52-53).

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the LORD and for men.” – Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 3:23, The Good News Bible in Today’s English Version.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Horrors of the Atomic Bomb: Never Again!

Celebrity World Vol. 4 No. 208, August 7, 1995
On the Cover: Ballet performers Maritoni Rufino, Katrina Santos,
Timothy Melady and Mario Esperanza

Never again!

“The first angel blew his trumpet. There came hail and fire mingled with blood, and this was hurled upon the earth; a third of the earth was burnt, a third of the trees, and all the green grass.” – The Revelation of John 8:7, The Revised English Bible.

What a Talent Show Should Be

Atlas TV Guide Vol. 10 No. 128, August 2010
On the cover: Robert de Niro

Lest producers, directors and writers of “talent” show are ignorant of the concept, they should read this article.

Also in this Atlas TV Guide (August 2010) issue is an assigned brief article about HDTV. This was among the first tech news about the subject published in a local magazine.

“Of course we would not dare classify ourselves or compare ourselves with those who rate themselves so highly. How stupid they are! They make up their own standards to measure themselves by, and they judge themselves by their own standards!” – Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 10:12, The Good News Bible in Today’s English Version.

Math-O'Logics: Sweepstakes and the Mathematics of Probabilities

MOD Filipina Vol. 20 No. 883, August 5, 1988
On the cover: Emmylou “Em-em” Roa Rama

On Math-O’Logics, the “Sweepstakes and the Mathematics of Probability” was tackled.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of GOD is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans 6:23, Holy Bible, The New King James Version.