Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 30

June issues of different magazines

Prime Weekly Edition Vol. 3 No. 26, June 30, 1988
On the Cover: Stella E. Santos

Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III (Guy & Pip)
on the cover of Sixteen Vol. 4 No. 93, June 30, 1972 issue.

Events that happened on June 30:
1981 – Ferdinand E. Marcos took his oath of office as President of the Philippines for the third time.
Ferdinand E. Marcos taking his oath of office as President of the Philippines
infront of Supreme Court Chief Justice Enrique M. Ferrnando.
On his right is Imelda R. Marcos and on his left is daughter Imee Marcos.
(Taken from Philippines Free Press, April 15, 1989)

Personalities and celebrities born on June 30:
1921 – Washington Sycip, Filipino-Chinese accountant, founder of the Asian Institute of Management, and the accounting firm Sycip, Gores and Velayo.

Bituin Komiks Blg. 22, Hunyo 30, 1950,
tampok ang nobelang “Prinsesang Bituin”
Prinsesa Bituin
          Ang “Prinsesa Bituin” ay nobelang isinulat nina Mario Lopez at Anastacio Angeles na iginuhit ni Cris Caguintuan para sa mga pahina ng Bituin Komiks noong 1950.
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Debbie Reynolds (for the film Tammy and the Bachelor)
on the cover of Screen Stories June 1957 issue
Picture Trivia
Debbie Reynolds started her career at Warner Brothers when she was 16 years old in 1948. After two years, she transferred to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and had a small but significant role in the film Three Little Words (1950). This was immediately followed by Two Weeks with Love where she sang “Aba Daba Honeymoon” that became a hit. On her first starring role in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), her career started to shine.
In 1957, she was featured in the film Tammy and the Bachelor opposite Leslie Nielsen. The song, “Tammy,” which she rendered in the movie reached Number 1 in the Billboard pop chart for five consecutive weeks. This was the best-sellinhg single of a female singer in 1957.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

June 29

June issues of different magazines

Pilipino Funny Komiks Blg. 315, Hunyo 29, 1984
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang kuwentong may aral na “Ang Musikerong Mangingisda”

Events that happened on June 29:
1900 – The Liceo de Manila, the first institute of higher learning in Manila with a completely Filipino faculty, opened.
1944 – The United States Congress passed Joint Resolution No. 83 and 93. The former gave the U.S. the right to retain military (naval and air) bases in the Philippines while the latter authorized the U.S. president to proclaimed the independence of the Philippines on July 4, 1945.
2011 – The Philippine National Railways reopened the “Bicol Express” rail service from the Tutuban station to naga City.

Personalities and celebrities born on June 29:
1879 – Pedro B. Navarro, musician, band conductor and soldier – in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur (d. March 9, 1951).
1978 – Nicole Scherzinger (real name Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente), Filipino- American recording artist, songwriter, dancer, model, television personality, philanthropist and actress – in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Nicole Scherzinger on the covers of Blender (November 2007)
and Maxim U.S. (July 2010).

1986 – Iya Villania (full name Raelene Elaine Ebaler Villania), Filipino-Australian video jockey, actress, television host and model – in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia. 
Iya Villania on the covers of UNO (May 2011) and Health Today (February 2012)

Samantha Fox on the cover of Penthouse
June 1987 issue.
Picture Trivia
Samantha Fox first appeared as a topless model on “Page Three” of the U. K. newspaper The Sun in 1983 when she was just 16 years old. Her destiny changed in 1986 when, as a pop singer, she launched her debut single “Touch Me (I Want Your Body).” It became the Number 1 hit in 17 countries including Australia, Canada and South Africa, and made it to Number 3 in U.K. and Number 4 in the United States.
Samantha Fox debut single “Touch Me
(I Want Your Body)”
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 28

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

Espesyal Komiks Taon 2 Blg. 45, Hunyo 28, 1954
Tampok sa taklob-pahina ang nobelang komiks na “Milagrosa”
na pinagtambalan nina Nestor Redondo at Tony Zuñiga

A portrait of Jean Simmons (1929-2010) on the cover of Time June 28, 1948 issue.

Events that happened on June 28:
1848 – Wedding day of Dr. Jose Rizal’s parents, Francisco Mercado Rizal and Teodora Alonzo Realonda.
2008 – Manny Pacquiao knocked out David Diaz on the ninth round in the fight dubbed as “Lethal Combination,” to become the WBC Lightweight champion and the first Asian five-division world boxing champion.

Personalities and celebrities born on June 28:
1861 – Jose Luna, doctor and medical officer in the Philippine-American War – in Trozo, Manila (d. January 21, 1917).
1959 –Gina Alajar (Regina Alitiit), actress and director – in Manila.
Young teen Gina Alajar on the covers of Movie King Showbiz Magazine (with Mike Bilbao), July 17, 1973, and Teens Weekly, February 22, 1974.

1983 – Maui Taylor (real name Maureen Anne Rodriguez Tupaz), model, singer and actress – in Brighton, East Sussex, England.
On the left, Maui Taylor photo taken from her column “Ask Me Baby”
in RED magazine Vol. 5 No. 32 (1996) p. 6.
On the right, Maui Taylor is No. 3 among the “10 Most Fantasized Female Star,” photo taken from
18 magazine Vol. 1 No. 1 (September 2003) p.27.

Tagalog Illustrated Stories (dating
Tagalog klasiks) Taon 54 Blg. 2752,
Hunyo 28, 2004

Ilan sa mga huling “komiks” na inilimbag ng Atlas Publications
na hindi na nilagyan ng petsa: Pilipino IS Taon 59 Blg. 3240,
Tagalog IS Taon 54 Blg. 2774, at Espesyal IS Taon 53 Blg. 2613.

Ang Tagalog Illustrated Stories ay ang dating Tagalog Klasiks. Nagbagong mukha ito sa mga unang taon ng ika-21 siglo. Sa unti-unting pagkawala ng babasahing pangmasa na “komiks,” tanging iilan sa mga inilalathala ng Atlas Publications ang nalabi sa sirkulasyon. Sa di mawaring dahilan, ang katawagang “komiks” o “klasiks” ay pinalitan ng “illustrated stories.” Ang Espesyal Komiks ay naging Espesyal Illustrated Stories, ang Hiwaga Komiks ay naging Hiwaga Illustrated Stories, atbp. Tumagal lamang ang mga ito hanggang taong 2006. Sa huling dalawang taon, hindi na nilalagyan ng petsa ang mga inililimbag na “komiks” na taliwas sa nakaugalian. Dito lalong nawalan ng halaga ang mga komiks. Ito ay dahil sa panuntunang (ng mga collectors) na ang nakatatak na petsa, maliban sa nilalaman, ang nagbibigay halaga sa mga babasahing ito sa paglipas ng panahon. Ang Pilipino Komiks naman na naging Pilipino Illustrated Stories, nang lumaon, ay nagkaroon na lamang ng mga “specialized issues” na naglalaman ng mga “illustrated” information tungkol sa mga napapanahong mga bagay o pangyayari.
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Sina Anne Curtis at Jasmine Curtis-Smith,
tampok sa taklob-pahina ng Meg
(June 2011)
Larawang Tribiya
          Ang magkapatid na Anne Curtis at Jasmine Curtis-Smith ay half-Australian at half-Filipina. Ang kanilang mga magulang ay sina James Ernest Curtis-Smith at Carmencita Ojales. Si Anne ay ipinanganak sa Yarrawonga, na 268 kilometers ang layo sa Melbourne (parehong nasa Victoria, Australia) kung saan naman ipinanganak ang kaniyang nakababatang kapatid na si Jasmine.
          Alam niyo ba kung ano ang agwat ng kanilang edad? Siyam na taon at pitong linggo.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27

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

Teens Weekly Blg. 828 Hunyo 27, 1988
Nasa taklob-pahina ang kuwentong “Aksidente” ni Vic J. Poblete at Sonny de los Santos

Johnny Carson and his second wife, Joanne Copeland,
on the cover of TV Guide June 27, 1964 issue

Events that happened on June 27:
1987 – Philippine Airlines Flight 206 crashed onto the fog-covered slopes of Mount Ugu, a 2,086-meter high mountain between Itogon, Benguet and Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, killing all its crew and passengers.

Personalities and celebrities born on June 27:
1863 – Ladislao Diwa, one of the founders of the Katipunan – in San Roque, Cavite (d. May 12, 1930).
1891 – Zoilo Hilario, poet, editor, politician and civic leader – San Fernando, Pampanga (d. June 13, 1963).
1895 – Zoilo M. Galang, novelist (wrote the first Philippine novel in English) and encyclopedist (compiled the 10-volume Encyclopedia of the Philippines, 1936) – Bacolor, Pampanga (d. 1959).
1935 – Ramon Zamora (full name Ramon Artiaga Zamora), stuntman, dancer, actor and comedian – in San Juan (then part of Rizal) (d. August 26, 2007).
1956 – Coritha (real name Maria del Perpetua Socorro Arenas), singer-songwriter and musician – in Manila.
1982 – Polo Ravales (full name Paul Patrick Rodil Gruenberg), German-Filipino actor and model – in Manila.

U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold
on the cover of Time June 27, 1955 issue.
Picture Trivia
When Trygvie Lie (1896-1968) resigned as the first officially recognized Secretary-General of the United nations on November10, 1952, the U.N. Security Council recommended Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjold (1905-1961) as his successor. Hammarskjold officially became second U.N. Secretary-General on April 10, 1953. In 1955, he visited the People’s Republic of China at successfully negotiated for the release of 15 American pilots who were captured at the heights of the Korean War. He was reelected in 1957 but was unable to finish his second term. He died when the plane he was on crashed in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia today) on September 18, 1961.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26

June issues of different magazines

Pogi Magazine for Men, Blg. 7, Hunyo 26, 1969
On the Cover: Olga Apostol
Events that happened on June 26:
1875 – King Alfonso XII of Spain issued a royal decree authorizing the planning for the building of railroad in Luzon.

Personalities and celebrities born on June 26:
1908 – Pablo T. Tapia, banker, cooperative movement pioneer, founder of the Philippine Banking Corporation and Ramon Magsaysay Awardee (1964) – in Tanauan, Batangas.
1967 – Luisito Pio Espinosa, champion professional boxer – in Manila.

Lucy Lawless on the cover of
Stuff June 2000 issue
Picture Trivia
          Lucy Lawless (birth name Lucille Frances Ryan) is a New Zealand actress best known for his role as Xena, the warrior princess. Prior to this, she first appeared on the pilot episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, “Hercules and the Amazon Woman” (1994), as the man-hating Amazon name Lysia. She also played another character, Lyla, on the first season episode “As Darkness Falls.” Lawless got her best known role when she was asked to play a warrior woman named Xena in the episode “Warrior Princess” (March 1995), after Vanessa Angel, the actress originally cast for the role, fell ill and was unable to travel to New Zealand for the shooting. Lawless subsequently returned as Xena in two more episodes of the first season where her character turned from villainess to heroine. The character became so popular that a spin-off series was created – Xena: The Warrior Princess (1995-2001).
          Do you know than Lucy Lawless has a cameo in the 2002 Tobey Maguire starrer Spider-Man? She was a punk rock girl.
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Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25

Prime Editions Vol. 2 No. 20, June 25, 1987
On the Cover: Maria Rinna Victoria Batista Estrella

Rita Hayworth on the cover of Quick News Weekly (June 25, 1951)

Events that happened on June 25:
1865 – The Bilibid Prison, the first national penitentiary built under the Spanish regime, was established.
1881 – Abolition of the so-called Tobacco Monopoly.

Personalities and celebrities born on June 25:
1864 – Galicano Apacible, medical doctor, newspaperman, and one of the founder of the La Solidaridad – in Balayan, Batangas (d. March 22, 1949).
1867 – Guillermo Masangkay, revolutionary general – in Meisic, Tondo, Manila (d. May 30, 1963).
1959 – Efren Montes Reyes Jr, actor, ariter and director – in Manila.
1976 – Alex Pagulayan (full name Alejandro Salvador Pagulayan), champion professional billiards and snooker player nicknamed “The Lion” – in Cabagan, Isabela.
Alex Pagulayan
on the cover of Billiards Digest (March 2016)
1985 – Ehra Madrigal (real name Geralyn Gaspar Madrigal), actress and model – in Quezon City.
Ehra Madrigal
on the cover of two issues of FHM Philippines (September 2006 and June 2008).

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones on the cover
of Rolling Stone (June 25, 1981)
Picture Trivia
In was in 1981 when Harrison Ford played the role of Indiana Jones that will leave a lasting impression in the minds of movie fans. This was in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Do you know that George Lucas initially didn’t want Ford to play the now iconic role? Just like the Stars Wars Trilogy, George Lucas teamed-up with Steven Speilberg in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Speilberg like Ford to play the role of Indiana Jones, but Lucas wants Tom Selleck instead. Later, Lucas was persuaded to accept Ford when Selleck declined. The rest is history.
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Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24

June issues of different magazines

MOD Vol. 37 No. 1757, June 24, 2005
On the Cover: Carla Abellana

Events that happened on June 24
1571 – Miguel Lopez de Legaspi declared Manila as the capital of the Philippines.
1898 – Apolinario Mabini issued his “True Decalogue.”
          – The Hongkong Junta was organized by General Emilio Aguinaldo to seek international recognition for the newly-proclaimed Philippine Rep[ublic.

Personalities and celebrities born on June 24:
1860 – Marcela Mariño de Agoncillo, seamstress of the first official Philippine flag – in Taal, Batangas. (d. May 30, 1946)
1974 – Ruffa Gutierrez (full name Charmaine Gutierrez), actress, model and Miss World Second Princess – in U.S.A.
Ruffa Gutierrez on the covers of Artista January 12, 1996 issue (left),
and Health Today October 2011 issue (right).

1983 – John Lloyd Cruz (full name John Lloyd Espidol Cruz), actor and model, in Manila.
John Lloyd Cruz (with Bea Alonzo) on the cover of MOD June 10, 2005 issue (left),
and John Lloyd Cruz on the cover of Esquire Philippines June 2012 issue (right).

Will Smith on the cover of GQ June 1997 issue
Picture Trivia
In 1997, Will Smith (full name Willard Christopher Smith Jr) starred with Tommy Lee Jones in the blockbuster film Men in Black. In that same year Smith married Jada Pinkett. They have two children, Jaden Christopher Syre (born in 1998) which played the role of son to his character in The Pursuit of Happiness (2006), and Willow Camille Reign (born in 2000), which played the role of daughter to his character in the film I Am Legend (2007).

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23

June issues of different magazines


Mr. & Ms. Vol. XXII, No. 9, June 23, 1998
On the Cover: Gary Valenciano and his daughter Kiana

Events that happened on June 23
1869 – Carlos de la Torre became governor-general of the Philippines. He introduced the ideas of liberalism to the Filipinos.
1988 – The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program took effect. The program despite much publicity, however, did very little to emancipate the Filipino farmers from the bondage of the soil. 


Tampok sa taklob-pahina ng Titktik Playmate Blg. 16 (Hunyo 23-29, 1984)
ang ilustrasyon ng isang stripteaser sa kuwentong “Sayaw”

Personalities and celebrities born on June 23:
1935 – Juan Martin Flavier, physician, government official and senator – in Tondo, Manila.

1977 – Gladys Reyes (full name Gladys Paras Reyes), actress.

Gladys Reyes (and her children Christopher, Grant
and Aquisha) gracing the cover of Smart Parenting
Philippines January-February 2012 issue (courtesy
of Susan A.S. Dy).

1981 – Mikey Bustos (full name Michael John Tumanguil Pestano Bustos), Filipino-Canadian singer – in Weston, Ontario, Canada.

Sandara Park gracing the cover of MOD Girl
June 23, 2004 issue.
Larawang Tribiya
          Ang South Korean singer, actress, television host at model na si Sandara Park ay lumaki sa Pilipinas. Bagama’t ipinanganak siya sa Busan, South korea (November 12, 1984), nagpunta sila sa Pilipinas noong siya ay 10-taong-gulang pa lamang upang magsimula ng trading business. Alam niyo ba kung papano siya napasok sa showbix? Noong siya ay 19-taong-gulang, nakilala niya si Pauleen Luna, na noon ay talent pa ng ABS-CBN Channel 2. Inudyukan siya ni Luna na sumali sa ABS-CBN talent survival show na Star Circle Quest. Noong 2004, ganoon nga ang ginawa ni Park at matapos ang talent search, pumangalawa siya kay Hero Angeles. Kabilang sa 10 na lumahok sa 2004 Star Circle Quest ay sina Roxanne Ginoo, Joross Gamboa, Melissa Ricks, Neri Naig, Errol Abalayan, Michelle Madrigal, Joseph Bitangcol at Raphael Martinez.
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