Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31



JANUARY 31
Special People Weekly Magazine Vol. 2 No. 82, January 31, 1983
On the Cover: First Lady Imelda R. Marcos,
with actress Kristy McNichol, corporate mogul George Yang, and actres Jaclyn Smith


January 31 in Philippine History
1916 – Through Act No. 2572, the Division of Ethnology and the Fine Arts Division of the Philippine Museum were merged with the National Library under the supervision of the Department of Justice.
1945 – Josefa Llanes Escoda was executed by Japanese soldiers.
1982 – First Manila International Marathon was held. Waldemar Cierpinski of East Germany won the event with a time of two hours 14 minutes and 27 seconds. Philip Camp (U.S.) and Chang Ming Cheng (Taiwan) was second and third, respectively. The top Filipino finisher was Ricardo Carillo, runner from the Philippine Army, who placed sixth overall with a time of 2:25:01.


Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 31:
1876 – Pedro Abad Santos, doctor, lawyer, peasant leader and founder of Socialist Party of the Philippines (October 26, 1932) – in Pampanga. (d. January 15, 1943)
Kenneth Duremdes during his Adamson University days,
photo from Atlas Sports Weekly Vol. 30 No. 1506, p. 41.






1974 – Kenneth Duremdes, professional bastketball player, PBA “Most Valuable Player” (1998), and national team member – in Koronadal City, South Cotobatao.













Demi Moore on the cover of the
adult magazine Oui January 1981 issue.

Picture Trivia
          Demi Moore (real name Demi Gene Guynes) made her acting debut in the film Choices (1981). Do you know that she was on the cover of the adult magazine Oui? This was in the January 1981 issue of Oui (SEE attached magazine cover). Though Moore was already over 18 years old at the time of the publication, the picture was taken when she was barely 17, not yet of legal age. Moore was born on November 11, 1962.
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Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30

 

January 30
Hiwaga Komiks Blg. 35, Enero 30, 1952
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang "Diwani" nina Virgilio at Nestor Redondo

Enero 30 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Enero 30, 1899, ang Real Audiencia, ang pinakamataas na hukuman noong panahon ng mga Kastila ay pinalitan ng Kataastaasang Hukuman (Supreme Court), at si Cayetano Arellano (1847-1920) ang hinirang na kauna-unahang Punong-Mahistrado (Chief Justice).
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          Pumutok ang Taal Volcano noong ika-30 ng Enero, 1911 na naging dahilan ng pagkawasak ng 13 nayon sa Batangas at kumitil sa buhay ng mahigit 1,300 katao.
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          Matagumpay na napalaya ng magkasanib na puwersa ng mga Filipino guerillas at American rangers ang humigit-kumulang 500 prisoner of war (POW) sa kampo ng Hapon sa Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija noong Enero 30, 1945.
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          Nagsagawa ng isang local election noong Enero 30, 1980, kaugnay sa isang plebisito sa pagbabago ng Saligang Batas upang italaga ang retirement age ng mga mahistrado ng Korte Suprema at maging ng mga hukom ng mga lower courts sa edad na 70 anyos.
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Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 30:
Picture of Paeng Nepomuceno taken from
Savvy Magazine December 1, 1997 issue, p. 24.
1957 – Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno, first Filipino Bowler listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having won the Bowling World Cup a record three times – in Manila.





















UNANG LABAS
          Ang Pinay Matematika ay isang kolum na tumatalakay ng mga interesante at natatanging paksa tungkol sa  matematika. Una itong lumabas sa mga pahina ng Pinay Digest noong Enero 30, 1994. Ayon kay Gng. Ernestina Evora-Sioco, editor-in-chief, kinagiliwan itong basahin ng mga mag-aaral, guro at magulang.
Ang unang labas ng Pinay Matematika sa Pinay Digest (Pebrero 30, 1994)

Picture Trivia
Three issues of Ace: January 1965, January 1968 and Annual 1969.
          The adult magazine Ace came out in the late 1950s and lasted up to the early 1980s. Subtitled “The Magazine of Men of Distinction,” it contains photographs of sexy girls. This is said to be one of the magazines that gave competition to High Hefner’s Playboy magazine.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 29

 


January 29

MOD Vol.25 No. 1117, January 29, 1993
On the cover: Evangeline D. Cayco
 
UNANG LABAS
Ang CRAF Klasix Magasin ng CRAF Publishing Inc. ay unang lumabas noong Enero 29, 1964. Tampok ang “Conquistador” sa spread cover ng unang labas ng komiks na ito. Ang mga letrang CRAF ay sumasagisag sa pangalan ng apat na alamat ng komiks sa Pilipinas: “C” para kay Coching, “R” para kay Nestor Redondo, “A” para kay Alfredo Alcala at “F” para kay Jim Fernandez. Isinabay ang paglabas sa sirkulasyon ng CRAF Klasix sa ika-45 kaarawan ni Coching, ang “Dekano ng mga Filipino Komiks Illustrators.”
Ang unang labas ng CRAF Klasix noong Enero 29, 1964.
Tampok sa spread cover ang nobelang "Conquistador."


January 29 in Philippine History:
1850 - Lottery was introduced in the Philippines through a Spanish Royal Decree. The Loteria Nacional was managed by the government and was held in Intramuros, Manila.
1889 – Davao was renamed Nueva Guipuzcoa by Spanish royal decree.
1982 – Founding of the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines (ECP) with Imee Marcos as chairperson and Johnny Litton as director-general.


GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST
Agnes Ayres from the 1921 film Forbidden Fruit on the cover of
Movie Picture World (January 29,1921).
NOTE: The film Forbidden Fruit, produced by Cecil B.DeMille
was a remake of an earlier film, The Golden Chance (1915), which was also made by DeMille.
It starred Agnes Ayres and Clarence Burton.
Only two known copies of the film remained intact:
One is the Library of Congress and the other in the George Eastman House.
 
Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 29:
1889 – Francisco Santiago, pianist, composer and music scholar – in Sta. Maria, Bulacan. (d. September 28, 1947)

Picture of Francisco V. Coching in his early days.




1919 – Francisco V. Coching, legendary writer-illustrator and the “Dean of Filipino Komiks Illustrators” – Pasay. (September 1, 1998)











 

1979 – Marvin Agustin (full name Marvin Jay Cuyugan Agustin), actor, television host and entrepreneur – in Paco, Manila. 
Marvin Agustin (with Jolina Magdangal)
on the cover of Mr. & Ms. (May 19, 1998).

Ang Kulay Luntian
 
          Ang tamang pagliliwat sa Pilipino ng salitang “green” sa English ay “luntian. Sa kabilang banda, ang salitang “berde” ay hiram mula sa verde (green) ng Kastila. Ang kulay na ito ay sumisimbolo sa Inang Kalikasan dahil ito ang kulay ng isang gubat na puno ng mayayabong na punongkahoy. Sa mga Chinese, ang kulay luntian ay tumutukoy sa direksyon Silangan.
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          Ang unang kulay na nabanggit sa Standard Bible ay “green” (Genesis 1:30).
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          Luntian ang kulay ng dugo ni Mr. Spock, isa sa mga pangunahing character ng TV-movie series na Star Trek. Ito naman ang kulay ng mata ni Ichabod Crane, ang character sa maikling kuwento (short story) ni Washington Irving (1783-1859) na The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
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          Sa pelikula, ang A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) ay kulay luntian.
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          Ang luntian ay mahalagang kulay sa relihiyong Islam. Sa Qur'an, sura Al-Insan, ang mga nananampalataya kay Allah ay nakasuot ng kulay luntian sa Paraiso. Nabanggit din ni Muhammad na ang kaluntian (greenery), bukod sa tubig at magandang mukha, ay tatlong lubhang mahahalagang bagay. Ang bandila ng Libya ay kulay luntian bilang pagsang-ayon sa pagpapahalaga ng Islam sa kulay na ito.
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Picture Trivia
The Green Lantern Super Spectacular comics magazine,
which was released in line with the Green Lantern film (2011).
It featured among others, a rewritten and redrawn story
of the “Secret Origin” of Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern.
Front cover design by Ivan Reis and Dave McCaig.
          The first Green Lantern (secret identity of Alan Scott) was conceptualized by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell. He first appeared in All-American Comics #16 (July 1940). In the next version, the test pilot Hal Jordan was chosen to become the Green Lantern after the owner of the power ring, Abin Sur, died. The story was written by John Broome and illustrated by Gil Kane. It appeared in Crime Comic #22 (October 1959).
          The original creed (Golden Age) being spoken by the Green Lantern goes like this: “And I shall shed my light over the dark things for the dark things cannot stand light. The light of the Green Lantern.”
          The modern day creed is more poetic: “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power – Green Lantern’s light.”
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28

 
 
JANUARY 28
MOD Girl, January 28, 2005
On the Cover: Rinncez Valene Chiu

January 28 in Philippine History:
1761 – The Sulu Sultanate and the English East India Company concluded a treaty of alliance and commerce, signed in Jolo by Alexander Dalrymple (1737-1808) representing the English and Mohumud Mo-i-Iodin representing the sultanate.
1947 - President Manuel Roxas issued amnesty proclamation to Japanese collaborators and released Claro M. Recto, Jose P. Laurel, Benigno Ramos, Jose Vargas, and Jose C. Zulueta, among others.
1966 – Inauguration of the first Philippine-made neutron spectrometer.


Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 28:
1861 – Julian Felipe, music teacher, band leader and composer of the Philippine National Anthem – in Cavite City. (d. October 2, 1944)
1885 – Julian Cruz Balmaseda, poet, playwright, scholar and one of the founders of the literary organization Aklatang Bayan – in Orion, Bataan. (d. September 18, 1947)
1904 – Canuplin (real name Canuto Francia), stage performer, magician and actor – in Tondo, Manila. (September 4, 1979)
1960 – Loren Legarda (full name Lorna Regina Bautista Legarda), broadcast journalist, environmentalist, politician and legislator – in Malabon.
Loren Legarda
on the covers of Celebrity World (October 14,1996), Agriculture Monthly Magazine (December 1998),
and Mr. & Ms. (with sons Lanz and Lean, April 17, 2001).



Evangeline Lilly (for the TV series Lost),
on the cover of TV Guide
(January 28 – February 3, 2008).
Picture Trivia
          Evangeline Lilly, who portrayed the character Katherine “Kate” Austen in the hit television series Lost (2004-2010), once worked as a missionary in the Philippines.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27



January 27
Espesyal Komiks Blg. 383, Enero 27, 1969
Tampok sa taklob-pahina si Gina Pareño bilang Darna

UNANG LABAS
Ang unang labas ng Palos Komiks
(Enero 27, 1969)
Ang taklob-pahina ay iginuhit
ni Nestor Redondo
Ang Palos Komiks na nagtatampok sa bayaning likhang-isip ni Nestor Redondo na Palos ay unang lumabas sa sirkulasyon noong Enero 24, 1969 tatlong araw na nauna sa nakatatak sa taklob-pahina (cover page) nito na Enero 27, 1969. Dito unang lumabas ang “Palos Fights Back” na sinulat ni Virgilio Redondo na iginuhit naman ni Nestor Redondo. Ang komiks na ito ay inilimbag ng Ares Publications Inc.
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January 27 in Philippine History:
1911 – Taal Volcano erupted devastating Volcano Island and killing 1,334 persons.
1946 – First session of the Philippine Congress after World War II.
1975 – Start of the first Nuclear Reactor Operators Training Course in the Philippines.
1987 – Colonel Rolando Abadilla led rebel soldiers in the takeover of GMA Channel 7. Simultaneously, another group headed by Colonel Bertuldo de la Cruz attacked Villamor Air Base. The two groups attempted to overthrow the Aquino government but surrendered three days later.


Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 27:
1867 – Juan Crisostomo Soto, journalist, poet, playwright and “Father of Pampango Literature” – in Sta. Inez, Bacolor, Pampanga. (d. July 12, 1918)
 
1961 – Dina Bonnevie (real name Geraldyn Schaer Bonnevie), actress – in Quezon City.
Dina Bonnevie
on the cover of FHM Philippines (December 2001)


1961 – Willie Revillame (full name Wilfredo Buendia Revillame), actor, singer and game show host – in Manila.
Willie Revillame
on the cover of Yes (January 2009).


Different kinds of corals on the cover of
AgriScope (January-February 1996).
Larawang Tribiya
          Ang isang pirasong dinamita na ginagamit sa mapanirang dynamite fishing ay kayang sumira ng halos 3,000 square meter ng bahura o coral reefs, na mangangailangan ng 50 taon bago ito muling tumubo sa dating katayuan.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26

  

JANUARY 26
Tagalog Klasiks Blg. 67, Enero 26, 1952
Tampok sa taklob-pahina: “Ang Mahiwagang Alpombra” sa Kuwento ni Lola Basyang
ni Severino Reyes
 
January 26 in Philippine History:
1821 – Governor-General Mariano Fernandez de Folgueras and Archbishop Luis de Arrejola issued instructions for the election of Filipino deputies to the Spanish Cortez.
1967 – Gil J. Puyat became Senate President of the Philippines. He held the position for six years until the Senate was abolished by Martial Law.
1970 – Youth and student demonstration in front of the Philippine Congress calling for a nonpartisan constitutional convention, which led to more protest rallies. Imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat-capitalism were the main issues of the student movement that came to be called the “First Quarter Storm.”


Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 26:
National Artist Napoleon Abueva,
photo courtesy of www.oblation.com.ph





        1930 – Napoleon Isabelo Veloso Abueva, National Artist for Sculpture (1976) and “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture” – in Tagbilaran, Bohol.






Imelda Papin’s campaign poster
for the 2010 senatorial election.








  

1956 – Imelda Papin (full name Maria Patricia Imelda A. Papin), singer, jukebox queen and vice-governor – in Presentacion, Camarines Sur.










Laughing Out Loud!
Two of Henry Gapas’s late 1980s editorial caricatures that he did for Times Journal newspaper.
Left: “But we’re only solving our foreign exchange problem!” on US dollar counterfeiting.
Right: “Who’s ahead?” on the problem of carnapping.


Picture Trivia 
Left: Lion on the cover of Wild (Winter 2010).
Right: Tiger on the cover of Wildlife (November 2011)
          Contrary to popular belief, the lion (Panthera leo) is not the largest species of cat existing today, but the tiger (Panthera tigris). Tigers can grow up to 650 pounds while lions are usually in the vicinity of 500 pounds. The liger which is the interbreeding of a male lion and a female tiger can grow even bigger than its parents.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25

  
JANUARY 25 

Lovelife Komiks Taon 23 Blg. 2240
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang isang ilustrasyon ni Ron Gimena
(mula sa Morelos Collections).
 
Enero 25 sa Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas

          Noong Enero 25, 1942, hinuli at ikinulong ng mga Hapon si Pedro Abad Santos, ang nagtatag ng Socialist Party of the Philippines.
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          Enero 25, 1947, nang maganap ang kauna-unahang major accident ng Philippine Airline (PAL). Isang Douglas C-47 na patungong Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport, ang sumalpok sa Mount Parker na may taas na 532 meters (1745 feet).
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          Mahigit 20,000 katao ang nagmartsa patungong Philippine Congress at U.S. Embassy noong Enero 25, 1965 upang magprotesta laban sa imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism.
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          Apat na historic sites sa loob ng University of Santo Tomas – ang open campus grounds, ang Main Building, ang Central Seminary, at ang Arch of the Centuries – ang idineklarang “National Cultural Treasures” ng National Museum noong ika-25 ng Enero, 2010.
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Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 25:
1853 – Pablo S. Ocampo Sr, lawyer and delegate to the Malolos Congress – in Quiapo, Manila. (d. February 5, 1925)
1901 – Pablo S. Antonio, modernist architect and National Artist for Architecture (1976) – in Binondo, Manila. (d. June 15, 1974)

1931 – Pablo S. Gomez, komiks writer, movie scriptwriter, director and creator of many komiks-turned-movie title characters that include Petrang Kabayo, Kampanerang Kuba, Machete, etc. – in sampaloc, Manila. (d. December 26, 2010)

Pablo S. Gomez seen in this picture with Susan Roces,
               photo courtesy of Inquirer.net
 
1933 – Corazon C. Aquino, first woman president of the  Philippines – in Manila. (d. August 1, 2000).
Corazon C. Aquino
on the cover of PLDT Residential Listings (directory) 2010-2011.
Cover design is from Julian Eymard D. L. Paguiligan’s winning entry
in the 24th Visual Art National Competition.

 
 
1935 – Lolita Rodriquez (real name Lolita Clark), award-winning actress – Laguna.
Lolita Rodriquez
on the covers of Literary Song-Movie Magazine (April 1956) and Liwayway (May 7, 1956). 


1987 – Japeth Paul C. Aguilar, basketball player – in Pampanga.



Jenna Jameson on the cover
of Cheri (January 1998).
 Picture Trivia

          American pornographic actress and entrepreneur Jenna Jameson (real name Jenna Marie Massoli) started her career in the adult film industry in 1993. Her screen name is a female spoof of the newspaper publisher, Jonah Jameson, a character in Spider Man. She started out as a glamour model, stripper and adult magazine model. As a porn actress she was very successful winning awards. Jameson is in the Hall of Fame of the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) and Adult Video News (AVN). She is considered as the “World’s Most Famous Porn Star” and “The Queen of Porn.”          
          Jameson established the pornographic entertainment company, Club Jenna, with Jay Grdina, who became her husband. In 2005, revenues from Club Jenna reached over 30 million dollars, excluding advertising endorsements.
             Her 2004 autobiography How to make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale was in the New York Times Top Bestseller List for six consecutive weeks.
                                   
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