Saturday, March 24, 2012

March 24

True Experience Stories Taon 1 Blg. 4, Marso 24, 1988
Tampok ang dibuho ni Rey Arcilla sa taklob-pahina
Para sa kuwentong “Hula” ni Rufina Romero Juatco
Na iginuhit sa mga panloob na pahina ni J. Vendivil
Events that happened on March 24
1899 – The first issue of the weekly publication Columnas Volantes was released in Lipa, Batangas.
1903 – The Manila municipal board granted Charles M. Swift a franchise to operate an electric street railway service and to furnish electricity in the city and its suburbs. This led to the establishment of the Manila Electric Railroad and Light Companay (MERALCO).
1934 – The Tydings-MacDuffie Law, sponsored by Millard Evelyn Tydings (1890-1961) and John MacDuffie, was signed by U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945). The law provided for the establishment of the Commonwealth government and the eventual granting of independence of the Philippines.

Personalities and celebrities born on March 24:
1892 – Gabriel M. Reyes, first Filipino archbishop of Manila – in Kalibo, Aklan (d. October 10, 1951).
1906 – Pura Santillan-Castrense, writer, essayist and diplomat – in Manila (d. January 15, 2007).
1915 – Leon Maria F. Guerrero, writer, historian and diplomat – in Ermita, Manila (d. June 24, 1982).

1948 – Gringo Honasan (Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II), military officer and senator – in Baguio City.
1974 – Tado (real name Arvin Impuesto Jimenez), actor-comedian, radio personality and author – Baybay, Leyte (d. February 7, 2014).
1974 – RJ Rosales (full name Roseo Jose Dagdag Rosales), singer, actor and theater performer – in Manila (d. December 4, 2011). 
1990 – Aljur Abrenica (full name Aljur Mikael Guiang Abrenica), actor – in Angeles City, Pampanga.
Aljur Abrenica
on the cover of Men’s Health (February 2011)

The vocal group Backstreet Boys on the cover of
Mr. & Ms. (March 24, 1998).
Larawang Tribiya
          Ang Backstreet Boys, isang American vocal group, ay nabuo sa Orlando, Florida noong 1993, pero una silang sumikat sa labas ng America. Ang mga orihinal na kasapi ng banda ay sina Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A. J. McLean at Kevin Richardson. Ang single na “Quit Playing Games (with My Heart)” na inilabas noong May 1997 para sa kanilang U.S. debut album ay umabot sa Number 2 ng Billboard Hot 100.
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  1. You're getting better! Backstreet Boys in a local magazine? Awesome!

  2. Sir Ernee, don't you have a copy of Mod Magazine's March 24, 2000 issue (which also happens to coincide with my birthday)?

    1. Wala yata. Nakita ko yung March 17, 2000 issue (Shaira Luna cover), but I couldn't find the following issue. Who's on the cover?

    2. Unfortunately, I forgot who's the covergirl of Mod's March 24 issue because the copy which I used to have before has already been in the dump since 2012.

    3. ADDENDUM: But as far as I remember, one of the features of that issue was a female child talent who once modeled a kids' clothing line. That feature was a part of Mod's kiddie section (I forgot the name).

  3. Sir Ernee, about that female child model who once modeled Barbie (as featured in the Mod March 24, 2000 issue, the one I'm looking for), as far as I recall, her last name is "Villareal."