Thursday, November 25, 2010
Dolphy Quizon [born Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. on July 25, 1928 in Pampanga though raised in Tondo, Manila], is a comedian-actor in the Philippines.
He started as a stage performer during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. He then acted in comedy films. In 1950, as part of the comedy duo Dolphy and Panchito, he opened for the Beatles at Rizal Stadium in Manila.
In 2001, Quizon and his sons Eric and Jeffrey Quizon all won the Prix de la Meilleure Interpretation in Brussels, Belgium for playing Walterina Markova in the movie Markova:Comfort Gay.
On July 25, 2008, Dolphy celebrated his 80th birthday, with launching of a book, Dolphy, Hindi Ko Ito Narating Mag-isa [Dolphy, I Didn't Get Here All By Myself], ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio stated: Nagbigay siya ng mga ngiti at halakhak sa gitna ng mga problema [He gave us joy and laughter in times of trouble]. Bibeth Orteza was commissioned to complete the biography, amid the creation of "Dolphy Aid Para sa Pinoy Foundation, Inc.", a non-profit and non-stock organization.
In November 2010, there has been word that Dolphy will be inducted into the Philippines' National Artists along with such greats as Levi Celerio, Atang dela Rama and Fernando Amorsolo. A citation everyone feels is well-deserved by him changing the face of Philippine Comedy and Film.
He has been known as the King of Philippine Comedy.
In 2010, President Benigno Aquino III conferred the Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart on actor-comedian Rodolfo V. Quizon, also known as Dolphy.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Anjanette Abayari is a Filipina-American beauty queen, who shifts her career into show business. She gained her stardom in showbiz for playing the role of Narda in the film Darna: Ang Pagbabalik which was directed by Peque Gallaga.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Juan Luna y Novicio [October 23, 1857 — December 7, 1899] was an Ilocano Filipino painter, sculptor and a political activist of the Philippine Revolution during the late 19th century. He became one of the first recognized Philippine artists.
His winning the gold medal in the 1884 Madrid Exposition of Fine Arts, along with the silver win of fellow Filipino painter Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, prompted a celebration which was a major highlight in the memoirs of members of the Propaganda Movement, with the fellow Ilustrados toasting to the two painters' good health and citing their win as evidence that Filipinos and Spaniards were equals.
Regarded for work done in the manner of the Spanish and French academies of his time, Luna painted literary and historical scenes, some with an underscore of political commentary. His allegorical works were inspired with classical balance, and often showed figures in theatrical poses.
The Spoliarium [often misspelled Spolarium] is a painting by Filipino artist Juan Luna. The painting was submitted by Luna to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in 1884, where it garnered a gold medal. In 1886, it was sold to the Diputación Provincial de Barcelona for 20,000 pesetas. It currently hangs in the main gallery at the ground floor of the National Museum of the Philippines, and is the first work of art that greets visitors upon entry into the museum.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao (Tagalog pronunciation: [pɐkˈjaʊ], English: /ˈpæki.aʊ/; born December 17, 1978), also known as Manny Pacquiao, is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. He is an eight-division world champion, the first boxer in history to win ten world titles in eight different weight divisions. He is also the first boxer in history to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000's by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). He is also a three-time BWAA and The Ring "Fighter of the Year" in 2006, 2008 and 2009.
Currently, Pacquiao is the WBC Super Welterweight World Champion and WBO Welterweight World Champion (Super Champion). He is also currently rated as the "number one" pound-for-pound best boxer in the world by several sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NBC Sports, Yahoo! Sports and About.com.
Aside from boxing, Pacquiao has participated in acting, music recording, and politics. In May 2010, Pacquiao was elected to the House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. He is the only active boxer to become a congressman in the Philippines.