Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 14


April 14
Tagalog Klasiks Blg. 177, Abril 14, 1956
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang obrang “Dalagang Biyuda”
Na isinulat ni Rico Bello Omagap at iginuhit ni Jim Fernandez
 

The first issue of Movie Fan (Philippines),
April 1957, with Barbara Perez on the cover
 
FIRST ISSUE
In April 1957 the first issue of a monthly magazine in the Philippines with a title of Movie Fan came off the press. It contained news, stories and articles about movie stars in particular and the film industry in general. Actress Barbara Perez was its first cover girl.
The magazine Celebrity World, on the other hand, is a weekly publication of Mass Media Publishing Corporation. It contained articles about showbiz, lifestyle, art and culture, both on the local and international scene. Its first editor-in-chief and editor are Eliseo C. Taparan and Leonila R. Garcia respectively. The magazine was an offshoot of Movie Fan that underwent a facelift and broadened the scope of its contents.

The first issue that contained the title “Celebrity World” on its cover (although the logo and name Movie Fan was still included) appeared on February 17, 1994 for which Kris Aquino was the cover girl. The transition period continued up to the April 7, 1994 issue (Kristine del Rosario on the cover). The superscript “Movie Fan” was finally removed on the April 14, 1994 issue (Ina Raymundo on the cover). This is the legitimate first issue of Celebrity World.
On the left, the last issue of the Movie Fan-superscripted Celebrity World (April 7, 1994)
and, on the right, the legitimate first issue of Celebrity World (April 14, 1994).


UNANG LABAS
Si Flash Bomba ay orihinal na fictional superhero na katha ni Mars Ravelo at ay unang iginuhit ni Jim Fernandez at pagkatapos ay ni Nestor Malgapo. Una itong lumabas sa Tagalog Klasiks noong Abril 14, 1967.
Matapos likhain ni Mars Ravelo ang mga komiks character na Darna, Captain Barbell, Lastikman, Dyesebel, Bodying, Goro at Booma, naisip niyang lumikha naman ng isang higit na kakaibang obra, isang tinagurian niyang “fantastic character” na “pambihira at espesyal” na tinitiyak niyang kagigiliwan ng mambabasa.
Sa kaliwa, isang pahina sa unang labas ng “Flash Bomba”
(Tagalog Klasiks Blg. 424, Hunyo 14, 1967)
na iginuhit ni Jim Fernandez.
Sa kanan, ang taklob-pahina ng Tagalog Klasiks Blg. 454, Hunyo 10, 1968,
na nagtampok kay “Flash Bomba” na iginuhit ni Nestor Malgapo.

Ang pangunahing tauhan ng kuwento ay si Roldan na bagama’t anak-mayaman ay isang lumpo dahil sa sakit na polio. Itinaya niya sa pakikipagsapalaran ang kaniyang buhay upang makakuha ng tatlong ginintuang buhok ng tikbalang upang mabago ang kaniyang kapalaran at matupad ang pangarap na maging isang crime fighter. Nagtagumpay siya at kalakip ng kapangyarihang taglay ng mga ginintuang buhok, nagawa niyang magbagong-anyo bilang Flash Bomba. Sa kaanyuan ni Flash Bomba, lumaki ang kaniyang mga palad at mga paa at nakalalakad siya kahit sa gilid ng mga pader. Bukod dito, natatawag niya ang isang kawan ng kabayong bundok at ang tikbalang sa sandaling kailanganin niya ang tulong ng mga ito.



Events that happened on April 14:
1617 – The Spanish fleet led by Juan Ronquillo defeated the Dutch fleet led by Admiral John Derickson in the Second Battle of Playa Honda off the coast of Zambales, averting another Dutch attack on the Philippines.
1898 – General Arcadio Maxilom, who took over command of the Katipuneros in Cebu after the assassination of Leon Kilat, successfully defeated the Spanish forces and captured the Tuburan town.
1947 – The first issue of Bulaklak (Hiyas ng Tahanan) was released by the Social & Commercial Press owned by Beatriz M. de Guballa.
1980 – The KADIWA Program, a brainchild project of then First Lady Imelda Marcos where low-income households can buy commodities five to 30 percent cheaper direct from the producers, was inaugurated at the Food Terminal Incorporated (FTI) Complex in Taguig.



Personalities and celebrities born on April 14:
1935 – Rodolfo Gaspar Biazon, AFP chief of staff, government official and lawmaker – in Batac City, Ilocos Norte.
1980 – Cheska Garcia (real name Francesca Marie Velasco Garcia), actress, model and television host – in Dagupan, Pangasinan.
Cheska Garcia
on the covers of Family Today (with brother Patrick)
and FHM Philippines (with her name spelled with a “c,” April 2006).




Jessica Alba on the cover of GQ (April 2005).
Picture Trivia
          Do you know that the beautiful and sexy actress Jessica Alba was asthmatic as a child? The portrayer of Susan Storm (a.k.a. the Invisible Woman) in the films Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) overcome her weakness through the guidance of her mother, who taught her to swim and dive underwater before she was able to learn to walk. Alba soon became a PADI-certified scuba diver at a very young age, and starred as Maya Graham (1995-1997) in the television series Flipper. She started to be known when she was chosen (out of 1,200 who auditioned) to portray the character Max Guevarra, a genetically-engineered super-soldier in the TV series Dark Angel. Here, she won the 2001 Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress and Saturn Award for Best Actress, and was nominated for the Golden Globe.
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