Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mabuhay and Pilipinas!







MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!





Back to VIRTUAL School


MOD May 2011
On the front cover: Kris Aquino and Son Bimby.
On the back cover: Lyka Valerie dela Cruz for the Kukuryu Body Spray print ad.

It’s a high-tech world moving faster than ever. The article “Back to VIRTUAL School” (p. 33), is a short article assigned to me that I need to finish in two days. Hahaha, fast-pace, tera-byte speed, indeed!


“You never know what will happen tomorrow: you are no more than a mist that is here for a little while and then disappears. The most you should ever say is: ‘If it is the LORD’s will, we shall still be alive to do this or that.’” – The Letter of James 4:14-15, The Jerusalem Bible.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sexopedia (Ratsada): Bakit Nauso si "Manoy?"


Ratsada Taon 1 Bilang 19, Mayo 30, 2013
Tampok sa bungad-pahina ang headline na “I Don’t Think So!”
Ito ang reaksyon ng GMA-7 TV host at executive na si Jessica Soho sa hirit ni Vice Ganda na magkausap sila, matapos siyang bastusin ng gay comedian ng ABS-CBN sa comedy concert. Ang artikulo ay isinulat nina Joselito Marasigan at Benjie Felipe.


Sa Sexopedia: “Bakit Nauso si Manoy?” at iba pang sexual trivia.



“Siyang humahamak sa kaniyang kapuwa ay walang karunungan,
Ngunit sa taong may unawa ay nananatili ang kapayapaan.”
          – Kawikaan 11:12, Banal na Kasulatan
          (Isang kathang pagliliwat)

Monday, May 29, 2017

Namibia Where?


Celebrity World Vol. 4 No. 198, May 29, 1995
On the cover: Michael Caton-Jones, Jessica Lange and Liam Neeson

An assigned article, “Namibia Where?” (pp. 8-9) was written for the sake of curiosity, just about two weeks after the 1995 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant was held in that African country.


“GOD gives some people the ability to enjoy the wealth and property He gives them, as well as the ability to accept their state in life and enjoy their work. They do not worry about how short life is, because GOD keeps them busy with what they love to do.” – Ecclesiastes 5:19-20, The Everyday Bible, New Century Version

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Poetry: My Love for You


MOD Vol. 25 No. 1134, May 28, 1993
On the cover: Eileen Grace Lapid Gaspar

On this MOD May 28, 1993 issue is my poem “My Love for You” (p. 44). Written about two years earlier before being published, and just like the poem “A Sonnet for Hilda” (Published in MOD Filipina, May 10, 1991 – SEE May 10, 2017 post), I wasn’t able to give to the intended recipient.


MY LOVE FOR YOU

One could write all the passionate verses
          and challenge the greatest poets,
                    but still no one can write an epic
                              greater than my love for you!

One could paint all the beautiful portraits
          and overwhelm the greatest masters,
                    but still no one can paint a masterpiece
                              greater than my love for you!

One could offer all the rarest diamonds
          and bestow the greatest riches,
                    but still no one can offer a price
                              greater than my love for you.

If only you could see through my heart,
          then you will know the truth,
                    and the truth will speak
                              only of my love for you!

 

“Who can understand the human heart? There is nothing else so deceitful; it is too sick to be healed.” – The Book of Jeremiah 17:9, The Good News Bible in Today’s English Version.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Dagdag Kaalaman: Mga Kakatwang Hayop


Dalawang magkasunod na isyu ng The Daily Sun,
Vol. 1 Nos. 64 & 65, Mayo 27 at 28, 2013


Mga kakatwang hayop ang mababasa sa magkasunod na labas ng “Dagdag Kaalaman.”



“Mga dakilang gawa Niya’y di natin mauunawaan, mga kababalaghan Niya ay walang katapusan.” – Ang Aklat ni Job 5:9, Magandang Balita Biblia, Tagalog Popular Version.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ang Numero ng Bestya


Gintong Mariposa Taon 1 Blg. 14, Mayo 26, 1992
Nasa taklob-pahina si Albert Martinez, Liezl,
at ang kanilang mga anak na sina Alfonso at Alyana.


Sa mga merong hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, basahin ninyo ang maiksing artikulong ito.



“Hindi sila tunay na apostol, kundi nandaraya lamang at nagkukunwaring mga apostol ni Cristo. Hindi ito dapat pagtakhan sapagkat si Satanas man ay maaaring magkunwaring anghel ng kaliwanagan. Kaya hindi kataka-taka na magkunwaring lingkod ng katuwiran ang kanyang mga lingkod. Ang kanilang kahihinatnan ay ayon sa kanilang mga gawa.” – Ang Ikalawang Sulat ni Pablo sa mga Taga-Corinto 11:13-15, Magandang Balita Biblia, Tagalog Popular Version.

The Love Bug: Proudly Philippine Made?


MOD Vol. 32 No. 1496, May 26, 2000
On the cover: Josephine Canonizado

Anyone of you still remember the Love Bug? Not the Volksvagen but the "ILOVEYOU" Virus that caused over 10 billion dollars in damages throughout the world. I wrote an article about it a week after it wreck havoc around the globe, in MOD May 26, 2000 “Headliner” titled “The Love Bug: Proudly Philippine-Made?”




MOD Vol. 37 No. 1803, May 26, 2006
On the cover: Cindy Kurleto


The article “Keep Your Bathroom Child-Safe” (p.39) is about simple tips that could prevent injuries and accidents that could otherwise be fatal.

Also in this MOD May 26, 2006 issue’s “Starliner” section is the article “Here Comes the Superheroes” (pp. 52-53).



 
“No one can see his own errors; deliver me, LORD, from hidden faults! Keep me safe, also, from willful sins; don’t let them rule over me. Then I shall be perfect and free from the evil of sin.” – Psalms 19:12-13, The Good News Bible in Today’s English Version.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

American Presidents: Film Portrayals of the Most Powerful Man in the World


Atlas TV Guide Vol. 10 No. 125, May 2010
On the cover: Cobie Smulders


Here’s a collected list of “American Presidents: Film Portrayals of the Most Powerful Man in the World” (p. 12).


Also in this May 2010 Atlas TV Guide issue, “TV5’s News and Information Programs Hit Prime time Bull’s-eye!” (p. 16), an assigned reportage about the look of the “Kapatid Network” under its new management.



“An attentive ear, an observant eye, the LORD made them both.” – Proverbs 20:12, The Revised English Bible.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sexopedia: Samu't-sarin sex trivia


Ratsada Taon 1 Blg. 15, Mayo 24, 2013
Nasa bungad-pahina ang headline na “Dahil aalisin na ang ‘libel’ sa bagong version ng Cybercrime Law: NETIZENS NAG-‘LIKE’!” na isinulat ni Joselito Marasigan.


Mga samu’t-saring “sexual trivia” sa Sexopedia na binigyan ng subtitle ng editor na “Mga Nakakakiliting Sex Facts.”



“Isa kang lubhang kahanga-hangang dilag!
Kay ganda ng iyong mga paang may pangyapak.
Hugis ng iyong mga hita’y tulad sa obrang marilag.
Naroo’y tasang di-nauubusan ng matamis na alak.
Naroo’y bigkis ng trigong naliligiran ng bulaklak.”
          – Awit ni Solomon 7:1-2, Banal na Kasulatan
             (Isang kathang pagliliwat)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Let's Save Our Planet: Sharks (They're Not as Dangerous as We Think They Are


Mr. & Ms. Vol. 19 No. 4, May 23, 1995
On the cover: Gary Estrada

On the “Let’s Save the Planet” section of Mr. & Ms. May 23, 1995 issue, the article “Sharks: They’re Not as Dangerous as We Think They Are” (p.14) imparts information about the most feared creature in the seven seas. A longer, updated article was published in Celebrity World, April 22, 1996 issue titled “Shark Facts.”




“So GOD created the large sea animals and every living thing that moves in the sea. The sea is filled with these living things, with each one producing more of its own kind..... GOD saw that this was good.” – Genesis 1:21, The Everyday Bible, New Century Version.

Math-O'Logics: Math Quiz Contest Blitz Questions


MOD Filipina Vol. 20 No. 872, May 20, 1988
On the cover: Ana Patricia “Trixie” Bantug

In the MOD Filipina May 6, 1988, seven math quiz contest questions were posted, together with tips in solving math blitz problems. These were answered in the succeeding MOD Filipina May 13 and May 20 issues.




“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the field yield no food; though the flock be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls – Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the GOD of my salvation. The LORD GOD is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on high hills.” – The Book of Habakkuk 3:17-19, Holy Bible, The New King James Version

Dagdag Kaalaman: Samu't-saring paghahambing


Dalawang parehong pang-Miyerkules na isyu ng The Daily Sun,
Vol. 1 Nos. 61 & 66, Mayo 22 at 29, 2013.



Mga samu’t-saring paghahambing sa “Dagdag Kaalaman” sa The Daily Sun, Mayo 22 at 29, 2013.




“..... Isa pang talinhaga ang isinalaysay ni Jesus sa kanila. ‘Ang kaharian ng langit ay katulad ng isang buto ng mustasa na itinanim ng isang tao sa kaniyang bukid. Ang buto ng mustasa ang pinakamaliit sa lahat ng binhi. Ngunit pagtubo nito, ito’y nagiging mas malaki kaysa alin mang halaman at nagiging punongkahoy, kaya’t nakakapagpugad ang mga ibon sa mga sanga nito.” – Ang Magandang Balita Ayon Mateo 13:31-32, Magandang Balita Biblia, Tagalog Popular Version.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Fiesta, Faulty Weather & Flood in 3 May 21 issues of MOD


MOD Vol. 36 No. 1701, May 21, 2004
On the cover: Donita Rose

Looking for fiestas, and wondering “Where to Go This Merry Month of May?” Read my article on MOD May 21, 2004 issue. A longer and much earlier version of this article, “Festive Fiesta” is published in Mr. & Ms. May 19, 1998 issue.




MOD Vol. 31 No. 1443, May 21, 1999
On the cover: Vanessa del Bianco


“Rain During Summer?” It’s happening now, it happened before. “What’s Happening with the Weather?” Read my MOD Special Report article that I wrote 18 years ago.




MOD Vol. 25 No. 1133, May 21, 1993
On the cover: Maria Cristina Soledad “Happy” L. Robles


An almost perennial annual problem in the Philippines – “Flood!” Read the article I wrote for MOD Special Feature 24 years ago.



“The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in Him. But He will sweep away His enemies in an overwhelming flood. He will pursue His foes into the darkness of night.” Nahum 1:7-8, Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fiesta in the Philippines


Mr. & Ms. Vol. 22 No. 4, May 19, 1998
On the cover: Marvin Agustin & Jolina Magdangal


If you want to know the different fiestas throughout the Philippines held during the months of May and June, read my article “Festive Fiesta” (pp.33-34) in Mr. & Ms. May 19, 1998 issue.



MOD Top of the Month Special, May 2000
On the cover: Different food serve at “Fiesta!”

Another article on “Pinoy Fiesta” (pp. 8-10) that I wrote, this time for MOD Top of the Month Special, May 2000 issue.



“Blow the trumpets in times of gladness...., sounding them at your annual festivals and at the beginning of each month. And blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and peace offerings. The trumpets will remind the LORD your GOD of His covenant with you. I am the LORD your GOD.” – Numbers 10:10, Holy Bible, New Living Translation.



The Day Mother Earth is Remembered (24th Global Celebration of Earth Day)


Celebrity World Vol 3 No. 145, May 19, 1994
On the cover: Lorena Pangan

The article “The Day Mother Earth is Remembered” was written after the Philippines joined the rest of the world in the 24th global celebration of Earth Day (April 22, 1994). Special mention was given to Dr. Dioscoro S. Rabor, the “Father of Philippine Wildlife.”



“For the upright will dwell in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the unfaithful will be uprooted from it.” – The Book of Proverbs 2:21-22, Holy Bible, The New King James Version.


Math-O'Logics: The Determinant


MOD Filipina Vol. 21 Nos. 924 & 925, May 19 & 26, 1989
On the covers: Jacqueline “Jackie” Wuthrich Veloso (left)
and Kristina Bernadette “Kris” Cojuangco Aquino (right)


In these succeeding issues of MOD Filipina (May 19 & 26, 1989), my column “Math-O’logics” featured “The Determinants” and how to use this method in solving linear equation.




“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” – The Gsopel According to Matthew 7:13-14, Holy Bible, The New King James Version.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Short Story: Sparrows in the Park


Mr. & Ms. Vol. 23 No. 4, May 18, 1999
On the cover: Lucy Torres-Gomez and her mom Julie Torres


This short story titled “Sparrows in the Park” (pp. 40-41), I wrote in memory of the infamous “Mendiola Massacre” (January 22, 1987) during the first year of President Cory Aquino. Farmers asking for genuine land reform rallying in the street going to Malacañang Palace were mercilessly fired upon and 18 of them were killed. The perpetrators of this heinous crime have yet been punished.



“.... He (or she) who does wrong will be repaid for the wrong which he (or she) has done, and there is no partiality.” – The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians 3:25, Holy Bible, The New King James Version.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Having "PAN": All about the staple breakfast bread of the Filipinos, the Pandesal


MOD Vol. 43 No. 1893, May 2012
On the cover: Cristine Reyes


An assigned article, “Having Pan” (pp. 50-51), is one I had “fun” writing. It’s all about the staple breakfast bread of the Filipinos.


Also in MOD May 2012 issue in another assigned article, “Flight Guide” (pp. 66-67), and its sidebar “One Bag, That’s It” (p.71). It’s the “need to know” about air traveling. I also wrote a short bio about Fernando Amorsolo in this issue, but this is posted on my other blog.



“‘I am the bread of life,’ Jesus told them. ‘He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never be thirsty. Now, I told you that you have seen me but will not believe. Everyone whom my FATHER gives me will come to me. I will never turn away anyone who comes to me, because I have come down from heaven to do not my own will but the will of Him who sent me. And it is the will of Him who sent me that I should not lose any of all those He has given me, but that I should raise them all to life on the last day.” – The Gospel According to John 6:35-39, The Good News Bible in Today’s English Version.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Let's Save Our Planet: Saving Our Bats


Mr. & Ms. Vol. 19 No. 3, May 16, 1995
On the front cover: Joey Albert with daughters Trixie and Margi.
On the back cover: Aiko Melendez in a Rexona underarm deodorant print ad.


As far as I know, this article, “Saving Our Bats” (p. 15), is the second one I wrote for Mr. & Ms. magazine and also the second for its “Let’s Save Our Planet” section.



“One thing I (Solomon) have learned: GOD made people good, but they have found all kinds of ways to be bad.” – Ecclesiastes 7:29, The Everyday Bible, New Century Version.