Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1



ALAM MO BA 'TO?
(Do You Know This?)


Ang Buwan ng Mayo
          Ang buwan ng Mayo na panglimang buwan sa Gregorian Calendar ay tinatawag sa sinaunang Roman Calendar na Maius na hinalaw sa pangalan ni Maia, ang diyosa ng pagsibol at paglago. Bagama’t mayroong nagsasabi na ito ay mula sa salitang Latin na majores na tumutukoy sa mga “nakatatandang tao” kaya ang buwang ito ay sinasabing para sa kanila. Isa pang posibleng pinagmulan ng pangalan ng buwang ito ay ang tawag sa mataas na kapulungan ng Senado sa Roma na tinatawag ding Majores.
          Sa Pilipinas, ang buwan ng Mayo ay karaniwang tinutukoy bilang buwan ng mga piyesta na halaw sa sinaunang kaugalian ng mga katutubo na buwan ng pagpapasalamat sa mga diyos at diyosa o sa mga anito ng kalikasan dahil sa masaganang ani, na nahaluan ng paniniwalang Katoliko.
          Ang agate ang birthstone ng Mayo noong sinaunang panahon at emerald naman sa makabagong panahon, samantalang ang flower of the month ay ang hawthorn.


MAY 1
Extra Komiks Taon 9 Blg. 253, Mayo 1, 1961
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang “Asuwang” ni Virgo Villa (a.k.a. Mars Ravelo) na iginuhit ni Felipe L. Ilag.


GLIMPSE FROM THE PAST
English-born Hollywood actress Ida Lupino (1918-1995)
at the height of her popularity,
on the cover of Picturegoer (May 1, 1943).


Events that happened on May 1:
1852 – The first Philippine peso bill originally called Peso Fuetes (‘strong peso”) was printed in the Philippines.
1898 – Battle of Manila Bay, the mock battle between American forces (flagsjip Olympia led Admiral George Dewey) and Spanish forces (flagship Reina Cristina led by Adfmiral Patricio Montojo) prior to the American Occupation of the Philippines.
1903 – First Labor Day celebration in the Philippines.
1913 – The Congreso Obrero de Filipinas, a labor federation, was founded by Hemenegildo Cruz.
1980 – The Kilusang Mayon Uno (KMU) was founded by Felixberto Olalia.
1985 – The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance) was founded by political activist Lean Alejandro.
2001 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared the existence of “a state of rebellion,” hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, President Joseph Estrada, stormed towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA IV rebellion.


Personalities and celebrities born on May 1:
1912 – Felipe Padilla de Leon, musician and composer of the first Filipino full-lenth grand opera, Noli Me Tangere (1953) – in Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija (d. December 5, 1992).
1940 – Alex Niño, comic book artist – Tarlac.
1970 – Cristina Malarky Gonzales, actress and politician – Tacloban City.
Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez (and her daughters Sofia and Diana)
on the cover of MOD Mother’s Day issue (May 14, 2004).

1974 – Charlene Gonzales (full name Charlene Mae Gonzales Bonnin), model, actress and beauty queen.
Charlene Gonzales
on the cover of MOD (November 4, 2005).
 1997 – Miles Ocampo (real name Camille Tan Hojilla), actress, singer and print-ads model – in Quezon City. 
Miles Ocampo
on the cover of Bannawag (February 27, 2012)



Angel Locsin on the cover of
FHM Philippines (May 2010).
This is the year when she won the
second “Sexiest Women in the World” title.
Larawang Tribiya
          Si Angel Locsin ay nahirang na “Sexiest Woman in the World” ng FHM Philippines ng dalawang beses: Noong taong 2005 at 2010.
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2 comments:

  1. Napakaganda talaga at kakaiba ang laman ng blog mo, Ernee. Sana huwag mahinto ito katulad ng ipinahiwatig mo sa Facebook.

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  2. And Angel Locsin is so sexy!

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