Tuesday, June 19, 2018

JOSE RIZAL ON THE COVERS




JOSE RIZAL ON THE COVERS

 
          I am among those who believe that heroes should be remembered on their birth date, not on the day they died. Aside, of course, from book covers, Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, have been featured in several komiks and magazine covers. Here are a few of them.
 

          On his 92nd birth anniversary, Tagalog Klasiks featured an illustration of Jose Rizal with a caption: “Isinilang ang isang Rizal upang makintal sa isip ng kabataan na ang liping kayumanggi’y lahi ng kagitingan....” (A Rizal was born to instill in the minds of the youth that the brown race is lineage of heroism....).
Tagalog Klasiks, June 27, 1953

          On the year of the centennial of Philippine Independence, Rizal was featured on the cover of a magazine appropriately titled 1898.
1898, October 1998

          On its Rizal Day issue, Philippine Panorama gave tribute to the National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
Philippine Panorama, December 26, 1999
 
           Exactly on Rizal’s 150-year birth anniversary, the Sunday Inquirer Magazine featured on its cover a quite different illustration of the Philippine National Hero title “Rizal Reimagined” by John Paul Cuison.
Sunday Inquirer Magazine, June 19, 2011
 


Sunday, June 17, 2018

OF CELEBRITY FATHERS & THEIR CHILDREN


 OF CELEBRITY FATHERS & THEIR CHILDREN

 
          Seldom do you see celebrity fathers and their children on the covers of magazines, except on special occasions like Father’s Day, or when they are really worth to be on the covers. Here are some of them.

 
Albert Martinez
and his daughter Alyssa (by Anna Lisa “Liezl” Muhlach Sumilang, 1967-2015).
MOD, June 17, 2005
 
Benjie Paras
and his sons Andre and Kobe (by Jackie Forster).
Mr. & Ms., August 21, 2001
 
Gary Valenciano
and his daughter Kiana (by Maria Anna Elizabeth “Angeli” Pangilinan).
Mr. & Ms., June 23, 1998


 
          This cover page, though apart from the others, I need to add. Well, they are one of my favorite father and daughter Hollywood personalities and, of course, because of the nostalgia and the vintage.

Hollywood actor Henry Fonda (1905-1982)
and his daughter Jane (by Frances Ford Seymour, 1908-1950).
Life, February 22, 1960

Aerosmith’s topman Steven Tyler
and his daughter Liv Tyler.
Rolling Stone, November 3, 1994


 
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OF CELEBRITY FATHERS & THEIR CHILDREN



OF CELEBRITY FATHERS & THEIR CHILDREN

 
          Seldom do you see celebrity fathers and their children on the covers of magazines, except on special occasions like Father’s Day, or when they are really worth to be on the covers. Here are some of them.
 
Comedy king Dolphy
and his son Vandolph (by Alma Moreno).
Celebrity World, December 19, 1994 and January 1, 1996

Singer-songwriter Freddie Aguilar
and his daughter Maegan (by Josephine Queipo).
Celebrity World, October 9, 1995
  
Michael de Mesa
and his son Ryan Eigenmann (by Gina Alajar),
and Mark Gil (1961-2014)
and his Gabby Eigenmann (by Irene Celebre).
Mr. & Ms., December 15, 1998



Dingdong Dantes
and his daughter Zia (by Marian Rivera).
Esquire Philippines, June 2017



Tycoon John Gokongwei
and his son Lance (by Elizabeth Yu).
Asiaweek, April 4, 1997


Richard Gomez
and his daughter Juliana (by Lucy Torres).
MOD, June 16, 2006


PBA player Doug Kramer
and his children Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin (by Cheska Garcia)
Esquire Philippines, June 2017



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Saturday, May 12, 2018

OF CELEBRITY MOTHERS & THEIR CHILDREN


OF CELEBRITY MOTHERS & THEIR CHILDREN
 

          The pictures of happy celebrity mothers together with their children are the favorite front covers of magazine, especially during the Mother’s Day month, anniversary issues, or Yuletide and New Year’s specials. Here are a number of them:


Kristine Hermosa
and daughter Ondrea Bliss (with Oyo Sotto).
Star Studio, May 2012



Lisa Macuja-Elizalde
and her daughters Sasha and Missy (with Fred Elizalde).
Mr. & Ms., May 9, 2000

Loren Legarda
and her sons Lanz and Lean (with Antonio Leviste).
Mr. & Ms., April 17, 2001

 
Maricel Soriano
and sons Marron (adopted) and Sebastien (with Cezar Jalosjos).

Mr. & Ms., April 28, 1998


Paulita Perez-Magdangal
and daughter Jolina Magdangal (with Generoso Magdangal Jr).
Mr. & Ms., August 8, 2000.


Sheryl Cruz
and her daughter Ashley Nicole (with Norman Bustos).
Mr. & Ms., October 12, 2004

Suzi Entrata Abrera
 and daughters Leona, Jade and Antonella (with Paolo Abrera).
Working Mom Philippines, May 2011


Vilma Santos
and son Luis “Lucky” Manzano (with Edu Manzano).
Gintong Mariposa, November 26, 1991


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OF CELEBRITY MOTHERS & THEIR CHILDREN

OF CELEBRITY MOTHERS & THEIR CHILDREN
 

          The pictures of happy celebrity mothers together with their children are the favorite front covers of magazine, especially during the Mother’s Day month, anniversary issues, or Yuletide and New Year’s specials. Here are a number of them:


Margarita “Tinting” de los Reyes Cojuangco
and daughters Mikee and China (with Jose Cojuangco Jr).
MOD, October 2004
 
Jaclyn Jose
and daughter Andi Eigenmann (with Mark Gil).
Savvy, October 20, 1997


Jenny Syquia-Concepcion
and daughter Cloie (with Gabby Concepcion).
Celebrity World, September 18, 1995


Joey Albert
and daughters Trixie and Margi (with Vicente Pacis).
Mr. & Ms, May 16, 1995
 
Julie Martinez Torres
with daughter Lucy Torres-Gomez (with Manuel Torres Jr)
Mr. & Ms., May 18, 1999
 

Kris Aquino
and son Joshua (with Philip Salvador),
and son Bimby (with James Yap).
 Mr. & Mr., December 12, 1995, and MOD, May 2011

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OF CELEBRITY MOTHERS & THEIR CHILDREN



OF CELEBRITY MOTHERS & THEIR CHILDREN
 

          The pictures of happy celebrity mothers together with their children are the favorite front covers of magazine, especially during the Mother’s Day month, anniversary issues, or Yuletide and New Year’s specials. Here are a number of them:


Ai-Ai de las Alas
and her children Sancho Vito (with Rey dela Cruz),
and Sophia Andrea and Shaun Nicolo (with Miguel Vera).
Mr. & Ms., May 14, 2002
 
Assunta de Rossi
and her stepchildren Julio and Cristina Ledesma (with congressman Jules Ledesma).
Mr. & Ms., May 13, 2005
 
Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez
and her daughters Sofia and Diana (with Alfred Romualdez).
MOD, May 14, 2004

Daphne Oseña Paez
and daughters Sophia and Lily (with Patrick Paez)
Working Mom Philippines, October 2010
 
Donna Cruz
and daughter Belle (with Potenciano Larrazabal III).
Good Housekeeping, October 2001



Eula Valdez
and son Miguel Jose (Ronnie Quizon),
and Jean Garcia
and daughter Jennica (with Jigo Garcia).
Mr. & Ms., September 4, 2001


Gladys Reyes
and her children Christophe, Aquisha and Grant (with Christopher Roxas).
Smart Parenting, January-February 2012


Gloria Diaz
and her daughter Isabelle Daza (with Gabriel Daza).
MOD, December 25, 2006



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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Angel's Day


ANGEL’S DAY

          Among the celebrities that graced the covers of magazines, Angel Locsin undoubtedly stand out far above the rest. For more than a decade, she is the favorite of publishers to be the cover girl of their magazines, and, as such, has the most number of covers to date.
 

MOD
          A lovely Chinese Angel, a sporty casual Angel, a tough superheroic Angel (the sexiest Darna ever), and a playful magical Angel, take your pick!
MOD January 28, 2005, April 22, 2005, and March 3, 2006 covers
 
          Whether it’s a close-up smile or a half-body sweet glance, Angel is simply and totally alluring!
MOD February 5, 2007 and July 2009 covers
 
          Look at Angel’s facial expressions. She can be a dove, an eagle, or a seraph in full bloom; subtle, daring or wily; submissive, aggressive, contemplative, Angel can play any role and do it par excellence!
MOD August 2010, January-February 2012 and May 2013 covers

 
MOD GIRL
MOD Girl December 30, 2005 cover
          With truly an angelic face, Angel is every hot-blooded man’s dream girl! Or as in the TV series Imortal and Luna Sangre, even cold-blooded creature’s blood will heat up at her smile.




 
BANNAWAG
          Precocious, inquisitive, naughty, seductive, happy, the many faces of Angel Locsin. She is certainly the favorite actress of Ilocanos, with her numerous Bannawag covers.
Bannawag July 16, 2012, December 24, 2012, June 24, 2013, May 26, 2014, and February 8, 2016
 
COSMOPOLITAN PHILIPPINES
          In fuchsia pink, mysterious black, alluring blue, silvery gray or whatever shade of color there might be; in swimsuit, dressed to kill, game to play, ready to party, or simply a portrait of extreme seduction, Angel is sooooo gorgeous and scorching hot!
Cosmopolitan Philippines March 2008, February 2009, October 2011, December 2012
and May 2014 covers
 
FHM PHILIPPINES
          Whichever pose you look at her, Angel is the embodiment of sexiness. Nay, more than sexiness, she is a heavenly creature, a modern Aphrodite, a nymph of light brighter than bright. Oh what adjectives can lexicographers invent for thee, dearest Angel?
FHM Philippines October 2003, October 2005 and May 2010 covers
 
GADGETS
          Angelic, from youth to maturity, half-body close-up or full-body posture. Truly unique in every way
Gadgets July 2005 and June 2011 covers

 
MEG
          The kalog and the sophisticated, which Angel do you like? It doesn’t matter really. She’s an Angel!
Meg May 2008 and December 2011 covers

 
MEGA
          Side view or front view, no matter how you look at Angel, she’s Mega-beautiful!
Mega April 2008 and May 2009 covers
 
PREVIEW
          Quite a different look, with glamour or not, in shade or sunlight, an Angel will still caught the beholder’s eyes.
Preview August 2008 and March 2012 covers
 
SENSE & STYLE
          Indeed heaven-sent, to complete man’s destiny, the essential of his being. Oh Angel, guide my sense that I may only see beauty in all forms and styles.
Sense & Style May 2010 and June 2012


WOMAN TODAY
          Burst of laughter or mere smile, it doesn’t matter if you are touched by an Angel, you will absolutely get high.
Woman Today April 2010 and June 2012 covers

 
HIGH-TECH ANGEL
          If you have Angel and high-tech gadgets with you, you’d probably be in cloud nine!
Mobile Philippines November 2006, and T3 July 2008 covers


RIDE WITH THE ANGEL
          Angel with a motorcycle? Clear the road! Blow the horns! Come ride with Heaven’s Rider!
Motorcycle Vol. 5 No. 6, and Speed August 2011 covers
 
THE SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE
          When all the world was in financial crises in 2008, Angel was one jewel consoling the thoughts. When the eyes behold such paragon of sexiness, oh boy, no crisis or chaos can prevent the uplift to ecstasy!
Manual March 2008, Maxim Philippines May 2008, and Rogue December 2008 covers
 
FEET ON EARTH, FLYING ON DREAMS AND BEING HUMAN
          When the world started to normalize in 2009, we see an Angel on Earth, flying on the wings of her dreams, and facing all of humanity’s craziness.
Stella Green Issue 2009, Hair Asia Summer Issue 2009, and Metro October 2009
 
THE FAVORITE LEADING LADY
          Of all the prettiest actresses in the Philippines, she’s one of the favorite leading ladies of most actors. The reason is very obvious and self-explanatory – she’s an Angel!
Mr. & Ms. July 8, 2004 (with Oyo Sotto), Mr. & Ms. January 18, 2005 (with Richard Gutierrez),
and Bannawag February 20, 2012 (with John Lloyd Cruz)

 
BLUER THAN BLUE
          In every person’s life, success and heartbreaks come like fire and heat, one is the consequence of the other. While even Angel gets blue, one thing is for sure, her heart will always remains true.
UNO June 2015, and Shot Vol. 9, 2015
 
YOUTHFUL, ON HER PRIME, IN SEARCH OF FOREVER
          For one of the most beautiful women to grace the covers of magazine, a thought – let the mind speaks that it may teach your heart to choose the right path, for destiny always guides those who also have a faithful soul. True love comes from the most unexpected person, place and time.
Seventeen June 2007, Maven July 2012, and Liwayway February 26, 2018 covers

 
REJOICE! IT'S ANGEL'S DAY!