March issues of different magazines
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)
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 na lumabas sa Pilipino Komiks.
Nasa taklob-pahina ng isyung lumabas noong 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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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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