Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31

Mga komiks (comics) na lumabas sa sirkulasyon sa buwan ng Mayo

MAY 31
Puro Wakas Taon 4 Blg. 171, Mayo 31, 1993
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang guhit ni Arnold Reña Cruz batay sa kuwento ni Ed Rejaalde Tuboran na “Love Me Tindeng, Love Me Dear.”

Events that happened on May 31:
1889 – The article “La Verdad para Todos” (“The Truth for All”) written by Jose Rizal was published in La Solidaridad. This was Rizal’s first article for the newspaper.
1968 – The first FM radio station in the Philippines, DZFX-FM, went on the air for its first broadcast.
1951 – The first Darna movie, directed by Fernando Poe Sr and starring Rosa del Rosario, was shown courtesy of Royal Films.
Rosa del Rosario starred as Darna and Mila Nimpa played the role of her alter-ego, Narda,
in the first Darna movie.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 31:
1858 – Trinidad Tecson, revolutionary worker known as “Mother of Biak-na Bato” – in San Miguel de Mayumo, Bulacan (d. January 28, 1928)
1931 – Perfecto V. Fernandez, lawyer, professor and writer – in San Fabian, Pangasinan.
1969 – Robert “Ace” Smith Barbers, politician and lawmaker.

An illustration of the new meaning of the
word “interactive” on the cover of Newsweek
May 31, 1993.

          Ano ang puwedeng katumbas ng salitang “interactive,” na may makabagong kahulugang patungkol sa kalakaran sa larangan ng computer at Internet, sa salitang Pilipino?
          Ang salitang English na “act” ay may tuwirang pagsasalin sa Wikang Pilipino na kilos, galaw o gawa. Samantalang ang “active” kung ililiwat ay maraming katumbas na kahulugan sa Wikang Pilipino: Buhay (o may buhay), kumikilos, gising, gumagalaw, gumagawa, may bisa, may pakinabang, nakikipag-ugnayan, tumutukoy, umiiral, atbp. Ang prefix naman na “inter” ay maaaring iliwat bilang katumbas ng salitang “ugnay” o “sugpong” sa isang banda at “iba” o “palit” sa kabilang banda. Isa pang katumbas nito ay ang salitang “pagitan.” Sa Wikang English, ito ay ginagamit upang ipahiwatig ang “pag-uugnayan” o “pag-iiba ng dalawa o higit pang mga bagay, gawa o pangyayari. Ilang halimbawa ay interagency (ugnayan ng mga sangay), intercourse (ugnayan sa pagitan ng mga bagay o tao), interchange (pagpapalitan sa pagitan ng mga bagay), at intermediate (pangyayari sa pagitan ng dalawang bagay).
          Sa salitang “interactive” na nangangahulugan ng kakayahang “makipagpalitang ugnayan” sa pagitan, halimbawa, ng computer at ng taong gumagamit nito, magagamit ang pagsasanib-salita ng “palit” at “ugnay” – palit-ugnay. Kaya ang pinakamalapit na pagliliwat ng salitang “interactive” ay “makakapagpalit-ugnayan.” Sa pagbuboo ng mga salita, ang maaaring ipanukala rito ay "palitugnay."
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“Facebook (...and how it’s redefining privacy)”
on the cover of Time May 31, 2010 issue.
Larawang Tribiya
          Umabot ng 500 million ang mga active members ng Facebook noong July 21, 2010. Sa ngayon (May 31, 2012) ay halos isang billion na ang registered users ng Facebook.
          Ang pelikulang The Social Network (2010) ay patungkol sa pagkakatatag ng Facebook. Ang script ay sinulat ni Aaron Sorkin batay sa aklat na sinulat ni Ben Mezrich noong 2009. Ayon kay Mark Zuckerberg, na founder ng Facebook, ang pelikula ay hindi makatotohanan. Walang sinoman na taga-Facebook ang nakasali sa pagbuo ng konsepto ng pelikula, bagama’t si Eduardo Saverin, isa sa mga co-founders ng Facebook, ay naging consultant sa pagbuo ni Mezrich ng kaniyang aklat.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30

May issues of different magazines

MAY 30 

Mr. & Ms. Vol. 34 No. 4, May 30, 2000
On the front cover: Arnold Clavio and Mickey Ferriols
On the back cover: Sharon Cuneta for the Alaska Milk print ad.
Events that happened on May 30:
1902 – The first group of American teachers arrived at Cebu.
1964 – Filipino writer and labor leader Amado V. Hernandez was acquitted by the Supreme Court in a landmark case (complex crime of rebellion with murder, arson and robbery)  in Philippine jurisprudence that lasted more than 13 years.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 30:
1892 – Fernando Cueto Amorsolo, portraitist, landscape painter and first National Artist (1972) of the Philippines – in Calle Herran, Paco, Manila (d. April 24, 1972).
The only self-portrait done by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo.
Given to First Lady Imelda R.Marcos as a token of appreciation
for her role in the creation of the National Artist Award
by President Ferdinand E.Marcos, but went missing after the
1986 EDSA Revolt when Malacañang was ransacked.
Amorsolo was the first recipient of the National Artist Award.

1932 – Jose Armando R. Melo, jurist and public official – in Manila.
1970 – Manuel Luis “Manolo” Casas Quezon III, writer, blogger and televivion host.
1973 – John Rodney Santos, basketball player – in Meycauayan City, Bulacan.
1989 – Demitrius Irving Tolentino Omphroy, Amrican-born Filipino footballer – in Alameda, California.

Mr. T (Lawrence Tureaud) on the cover
of People weekly May 30, 1983 issue.
Picture Trivia
Do you know what Mr. T’s real name. During his early career, writers would put his name as Lawrence Tero, but his real name is Lawrence Tureaud. We remembered him as the muscle of the A-Team, B. A. Baracus, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and as Hulk Hogan’s friend and tag-team partner in Wrestlemania I.
One interesting trivia: Mr. T’s unusual hairstyle came about after he saw a Mandinka warrior belonging to an ethnic tribe in West Africa while reading an issue of National Geographic. He decided to adopt their unusual hairstyle as a powerful statement of his African origin. He would occasionally sleep with the heavy gold chains on his neck to see how his ancestor as a slave felt. But after helping out in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina in 2005, he stopped wearing virtually all his gold. He said, “As a Christian, when I saw other people lose their lives and lose their land and property...I felt that it would be a sin before God for me to continue wearing my gold. I felt it would be insensitive and disrespectful to the people who lost everything, so I stopped wearing my gold.”

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29

May issues of different magazines

MAY 29
TV Guide, May 29 – June 4, 2006
On the cover: Marcia Cross of the TV series Desperate Housewives
Brooke Shields, when she was 12 (looking very much mature),
on the cover of People Weekly, May 29, 1978 issue.
Events that happened on May 29:
1936 – Two Filipino pilot, Antonio Arnaiz and Juan Calvo, successfully made a trans-continental flight from Manila to Madrid, Spain
2012 – The Senate Impeachment Court headed by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile rendered a decision of guilty against Chief Justice Renato C. Corona on a vote of 20 to 3.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 29:
1906 – Manuel Colayco, writer and guerilla leader – in Pasay, Rizal (now part of Metro Manila) (d. February 10, 1945).
1964 – Jestoni Alarcon (full name Jesus Antonio Pineda Alarcon), actor and politician – in Quezon City.

A figure of Rameses the Great (Rameses II)
on the cover of Time May 29, 1995 issue.
Larawang Tribiya
          Si Rameses the Great (Rameses II, c. 1303 B.C. – 1213 B.C.) ay ang tinaguriang pinakamakapangyarihang pharaoh sa kasaysayan sa Egyptian Empire. Tinawag din siya sa salitang Greek na Ozymandias, na siyang naging inspirasyon ni Percy Bysshe Shelley sa pagsulat ng kaniyang tulang “Ozymandias.” Ang Remeses din na ito ang ginampanang papel ni Yul Brynner sa pelikulang The Ten Commandments (1956) na naging katunggali ni Moses na ginampanan naman ni Charlton Heston. Siya ang Rameses na paraong tinutukoy sa aklat ng Bibliya na Exodus.
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Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28

MAY 28
Tempo, May 28, 1957
On the cover: Gloria Marshall
Events that happened on May 28:
1763 – Diego Silang, the leader of the Ilocos rebellion against Spain, was assassinated by Miguel Vicos in Ilocos Sur on orders of the friars.
1898 – General Emilio Aguinaldo was victorious against the Spanish forces in Alapan, Imus, Cavite. The Philippine flag sewn in Hongkong by Marcela Marino de Agoncillo with the help of her daughter Lorenza and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad (a niece of Dr. Jose Rizal), and brought home by Aguinaldo, was first displayed in battle and hoisted in victory.
1977 – Pres. Ferdinand Marcos issued Presidential Decree No. 1143, instituting the technical descriptions of the Philippine Archipelago making the Philippine Islands into two parcels with Binondo Church as the tie point.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 28:
1863 – Justo Lukban, physician, delegate to the Malolos Congress and Mayor of Manila (d. September 2, 1927).
1870 – Maximino Hizon, revolutionary general – in Mexico, Pampanga (d. September 1, 1901)
1896 – Cesar Bengson, social scientist, jurist, ninth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (April 28, 1961 – May 29, 1966), and member of the International Court of Justice – in Camiling, Tarlac (d. September 5, 1991).
1964 – Zsa Zsa Padilla (Full name Esperanza Padilla), singer and actress – in Manila.
Zsa Zsa Padilla
on the cover of Marie Claire Philippines (December 2006).

1978 – Rufa Mae Quinto, actress-comedienne, television host and model – in Manila.
Rufa Mae Quinto
on the covers of Sexy Movie Stars Komiks Magazine (September 30, 1997) and
 FHM Philippines (January-February 2001).
1982 – Desiree del Valle (full name Desiree Lois del Valle Dunham, Filipino-American actress.
Desiree del Valle
on the cover of MOD (November 25, 2005)

The original Charlie’s Angels
Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jacklyn Smith,
on the cover of Photoplay Film Monthly
(May 1977).
Picture Trivia
          The actresses who portrayed the original Charlie’s Angel on the television series were Farrah Fawcett (as Jill Munroe), Kate Jackson (as Sabrina Duncan) at Jaclyn Smith (as Kelly Garrett). The series was conceptualized by Australian screenwriter Ivan Goff (1910-1999) and American film-television writer Benjamin Eisenberg Roberts (1916-1984). It became an instant hit and owned the Number 1 spot on the ratings on its first season (1976-1977).           Do you know which actor is behind the original voice of “Charlie?” It’s Hollywood actor John Forsythe (1918-2010).

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27

MAY 27
Aliwan 5-Star Komiks Magasin Taon 22 Blg. 901, Mayo 27, 1984
Tampok sa harapang taklob-pahina ang kuwentong “Ada” ni Pablo S. Gomez.

Events that happened on May 27:
1898 – The first shipment of arms purchased from China for use in the Philippine Revolution arrived in Cavite.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 27:
1893 – Magdalena G. Jalandoni, Hiligaynon poet, playwright, novelist and Republic Cultural Heritage Awardee (1969) – in Jaro, Iloilo City (d. September 14, 1978).
1911 – Salvador Lopez, educator, writer, president of the University of the Philippines, and ambassador to the United States and United Nations – in Currimao, Ilocos Norte (d. October 19, 1993).
1917 – Estrella Alfon, playwright, editor and journalist – in Cebu (d. December 27, 1983).
1953 – Coney Reyes (real name Constancia Angeline Reyes Nubla), actress and television show host – in Manila.
Coney Reyes
on the cover of TV Times (June 20-26, 1982)
1970 – Cherry Pie Picache, model, actress and screenwriter – in Manila.
Cherry Pie Picache
on the cover of Celebrity World (April 8, 1996 issue)

Jennifer Lawrence on the cover of
Entertainment Weekly (May 27, 2011).
Picture Trivia
          In 2011 Jennifer Lawrence played the role of Mystique in the film X-Men: First Class (2011). The following year, she got the lead role as Katniss Everdeen in controversial film The Hunger Games (2012), which was based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Suzanne Collins. She was much praised by movie critics for her portrayal.
          Do you know that in 2010, at the age of 20, she became the second youngest performer to be nominated for the Academy Best Actress Award? This was for the role, Ree Dolly, an Ozark Mountain girl who is trying to search for her drug-dealing father, that she portrayed in the independent film Winter’s Bone. Beside the Academy Award, she has been nominated in the same category for the Golden Globe Award, Sattelite Award at Screen Actors Guild Award.
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 26

MAY 26
Mr. & Ms. Vol. 22 No. 5, May 26, 1998
On the cover: Daniel Pasia & Mickey Ferriols
Inset: Nicolas Cage

Events that happened on May 26:
1949 – The town of Cavite was declared a city by virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 547.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 26:
1821 – Jose Felipe del Pan, editor of Diario de Manila (d. November 23, 1891).
1859 – Felipe Agoncillo, lawyer, patriot and first Filipino diplomat – in Taal, Batangas (d. September 29, 1941).
1870 – Felipe Salvador, Bulacan revolutionary leader and martyr – in Baliwag, Bulacan (d. April 15, 1912).
1897 - Gugo (real name Emiliano Rivera Alcova), actor and comedian.
1899 – Juan F. Nakpil, foremost architect, Republic Cultural Heritage Awardee (1971) and first National Artist for Architecture (1973) – in Quiapo, Manila (d. May 7, 1986).

1951 – William “Bogs” Adornado, professional basketball player, PBA “Most Valuable Player” (1975), and national team member – in Legaspi City, Alnay.

William “Bog” Adornado
on the cover of Sports Weekly Magazine (October 18, 1981)
1987 – Bangs Garcia (real name Valerie Pablo Garcia), actress and model – in Davao City.
Bangs Garcia
on the covers of two FHM Philippines (May 2009 and October 2013)

Janis Joplin on the cover of
Newsweek (May 26, 1969).
Picture Trivia
          On her prime, singer-songwriter Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was called “The Queen of Rock and Roll” at “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul.” It’s just so unfortunate that Joplin was among the many great musical artists ruined and killed by drugs. Joplin died of heroin overdose on October 4, 1970.           Do you know that Joplin had a duet with the legendary Tina Turner? It happened in 1969, at the time when Joplin’s career was starting to pick-up, during the Thanksgiving Day concert of the Rolling Stone at the Madison Square Garden.         
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Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25

MAY 25
TV Guide May 25-31, 1996
On the Cover: Heather Locklear

Events that happened on May 25:
1898 – Spanish Governor-General Ramon Blanco ordered the deportation of prominent citizens of Malolos, Bulacan.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 25:
1862 – Urbano Lacuna, revolutionary general – in Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija (d. April 10, 1911).
1889 – Manuel Go Tianuy, shipping magnate and founder of Insular Navigation, one of the biggest shipping lines in the Philippines – in Ching Kan (Chuancio), Amoy, China.
1907 – Gregorio F. Zaide, historian, author of history textbooks and 1968 Republic Cultural Heritage Awardee (d. October 31, 1986).

1959 – Alma Moreno (real name Vanessa Lacsamana), actress and dancer – in Quezon City.
Alma Moreno
on the covers of (from left to right) Ginoo Fortnightly (May 5, 1976),
Ravelo R.A.R Komiks-Movie Magazine (April 10, 1980)
and Modern Romances & True Confessions (December 22, 1980)
!973 – Gelli de belen (full name Anna Gianelli Yap de Belen), actress and television host – in Quezon City.
Gelli de Belen
on the covers of Good Housekeeping Philippines (with sister Janice, November 2007)
and Bannawag (October 6, 2014)

William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson
(a year before their marriage),
on the cover of Time (May 25, 1970).
Picture Trivia
          When you hear the brand Masters and Johnson, the names refer to William Howell Masters (1915-2001) at Virginia Eshelman Johnson, the pioneer researchers in the field of human sexuality and sexual health. They authored together two best-selling books, Human Sexual Response (1966) and Human Sexual Inadequacy (1970).
          In 1957, Johnson became Masters’ research assistance. Johnson was divorced from her first husband. Masters, on the other hand, divorced his first wife and married Johnson in 1971. Their marriage lasted until 1992 when they themselves divorced. It the year their research partnership in human sexuality also ended.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24

MAY 24
Hiwaga Komiks Taon 11 Blg. 278, Mayo 24, 1961
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang obra ni Pablo S. Gomez na “Octavia”
na iginuhit ni Federico Javinal

Events that happened on May 24:
1570 – First battle of Manila, between the Filipinos led by Rajah Sulayman and the Spaniards led by Martin de Goiti.
1898 – General Emilio Aguinaldo established his dictatorial government in Cavite.
1906 – Philippine Postal Savings Bank was established and became a branch of the Bureau of Posts.
1954 – Trese Martires, the capital of Cavite, was declared a city by virtue of Republic Act No. 981.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 24:
1842 – Melencio Figueroa – sculptor, engraver, delegate to the Malolos Congress, and designer of the Philippine coins circulated during the American Occupation – in Arevalo, Iloilo City (d. July 30, 1903).
1893 – Pilar Hidalgo, educator, civic leader, president of the Centro Escolar University and the National Federation of Women’s Clubs, and wife of war hero Vicente Lim – Boac, Marinduque (d. December 10, 1973).
1921 – Ric Rodrigo (real name Albert Paul Bregendahl), Danish-Filipino actor – in Manila.

1960 – Michael de Mesa (full name Michael Edward Eigenmann), actor – in Manila.
Michael de Mesa (with wife Gina Alajar and their children)
on the cover of Gintong Mariposa Family Magazine (July 14, 1992)
1966 – Rosanna Roces (real name Jennifer Cruz Adriano-Molina), actress – in Manila.
Rosanna Roces
on the cover of Mr. & Ms. (June 24, 1997).

23-year-old Sylvia Kristel on the cover of
Oui (May 1976)
Picture Trivia
          Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel became known for her title role in the French film Emmanuelle (1974) and Emmanuelle 2 (1975), which was based on the character created by Thai-born French novelist Emmanuelle Arsan (real name Marayat Bididh, 1932-2005) in the novel Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman (1959). She was soon typecast in the role of seductive woman. She also starred in the films Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981), Mata Hari (1985), and Private Lessons (1981), where she played the role of Nicole Mallow, a hired maid who seduced and taught sex to a teenage boy.

Sylvia Kristel on the video cover of
the 1985 film Mata Hari.
          Do you know that Kristel is a multi-lingual? She can speak Dutch, French, English, German at Italian.
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