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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rosa Sevilla Alvero

Rosa Sevilla Alvero was born in Rajah Matanda, Tondo Manila on March 4, 1879. She is a child of the couple Ambrosio Sevilla a seargent in Spanish Military in the Philippines and Silvina Tolentino a close relative of the writer Aurelio Tolentino.

She graduated in Assumption College as a teacher. She is a writer and an orator both fluent in Filipino and Spanish. She had been the editor of Vida Filipino, Buhay Pilipino, La Vanguardia, Taliba, El debate and La Opinion.

Rosa Sevilla Alvero also known as social worker, poet, and an activist for women.

Filipino Translation from wikemedia:

Si Rosa Sevilla Alvero ay ipinanganak sa Daang Rajah Matanda sa Tondo, Maynila noong Marso 4, 1879. Ang buo niyang pangalan ayon sa kanyang partida bautismo ay Rosa Lucia Sevilla. Ang kanyang mga magulang ay sina Ambrosio Sevilla, isang sarhento ng hukbong Kastila at si Silvina Tolentino y Rafael na kamag-anak ng mandudulang si Aurelio Tolentino. Siya ay nagtapos ng kursong Maestra Superior sa Kolehiyo ng Assumption. Nakilalang manunulat at mambibigkas sa wikang Kastila at Tagalog. Naging patnugot siya ng Vida Filipino, Buhay Pilipino at Pajima de la Mujer ng La Vanguardia. Naging manunulat din siya ng Taliba, El Debate at La Opinion.

Sa kabuuan siya ay isang guro, social worker na naging aktibo sa mga kilusang pambabae. Sa larangan ng panitikan siya ay makata, mandudula, at mambibigkas. Ang ilan sa kanyang mga akda ay La Mejor , El Sueno del Poeta, Prisonera de Amor, La Loca de Hinulugang Taktak at marami pang iba.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Jericho Rosales

Jericho Vibar Rosales (born on September 22, 1979 in Quezon City, Philippines) is a Filipino actor. He entered show business after winning Mr. Pogi (a male beauty contest in Eat Bulaga) in 1996. Echo, as he is fondly called, is a natural talent. He is an accomplished actor, singer, songwriter, dancer, and director (he directed two music videos and co-directed, with Gary Valenciano, his own two-night successful concert, Raw Energy, at the Music Music last Oct. 18 and 19, 2007).

Rosales joined Star Circle 4 in 1997. On the small screen, he was featured in several Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes, Pangako sa 'Yo, Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas and Ang Panday. The telenovela Pangako sa 'Yo made him a common household name, not only in the Philippines, but also in other South East Asian Countries as well, such as Malaysia.

Rosales starred in the critically-acclaimed films Tanging Yaman, Bagong Buwan, Noon at Ngayon, Santa Santita, and Nasaan Ka Man. He was also the other-half of the hugely popular loveteam with Kristine Hermosa in Trip, Forevermore, and Ngayong Nandito Ka. His latest movie was the true-to-life story of the famous Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao.

In March 2006, EMI Malaysia signed Rosales and his band Jeans (in which he is the lead singer and songwriter) for their debut album Loose Fit. In June 2006, Rosales and ex-girlfriend Heart Evangelista began endorsing one of the Philippines' leading fashion apparel brand Penshoppe.

In 2008, The largest integrated media and entertainment company in the Philippine, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Crop. has signed a contract with Malaysian production outfit Double Vision.The two companies agreed to co-produce a TV series which will be topbilled by awarded Filipino actor [Jericho Rosales] and [Malaysian superstar] and model Carmen Soo.


In May 2008, He and Heart became one of the controversy issues in the Entertainment. After 3 years of romance, Heart decided to end their relationship via Television. Heart, who made a via patch interview, revealed that the reason she broke-up with Jericho is because she caught him having an affair with Hollywood actress Briana Evigan. He and Briana also worked together in the Hollywood film Subject:I Love You. Jericho "Echo" Rosales on May 11, 2008, admitted on The Buzz his inner turmoil, and that he's still in denial over Heart breaking up with him due to influence and false accusations by some people: "I'm full of Heart right now. Heart is written all over my whole personality and character.I know how parents are, and I'm touched how much Heart’s parents love her. They have wonderful dreams for Heart and I'm sorry that our relationship got in the way of their dreams for her."

Monday, November 3, 2008

Gen. Crispulo F. Aguinaldo


General Crispulo Aguinaldo; the hero of Pasong Santol, was an elder brother of General Emilio Aguinaldo. He was born on June 10, 1864 in Kawit, Cavite to Kapitan Carlos Aguinaldo and Trinidad Famy. He had five brothers (Primo, Benigno, Esteban, Ambrosio and Emilio) and two sisters (Tomasa and Felicidad).

Crispulo, or Pulong, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran. He married Irenea Arazaso of Kawit by whom he had seven children. His only son was named after him.

Before the outbreak of the Revolution in 1896, he served as Capitan Municipal of Kawit. A Freemason, he was a member of the Katipunan's Magdalo council.

He took part in the Battle of Binakayan on November 11, 1896. His troops were assigned at the rear together with the troops of Gen. Baldomero Aguinaldo. Generals Simeon Latorre and Candido Trias Tirona were killed in that battle. Luckily, the Filipino irregular troops led by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo defeated later the Spanish forces headed by Governor General Ramon Blanco and Colonel Marina.

Gen. Crispulo Aguinaldo also led the insurgent forces in attacking the Spanish forces in Muntinglupa, Taguig and Pateros in Rizal Province. They waged a fierce fight for two days, after which they retired to Cavite. Consequently, the fighting intensified as the Filipino bastions in Batangas, Cavite and Laguna provinces were stormed by the Spanish troops to avenge their defeat at the Battle of Binakayan and in the Rizal towns.

In the later part of February, 1897, Crispulo joined the staff of his brother, Emilio, who was defending the town of DasmariƱas, Cavite against the attack of General Lachambre the trusted division general of Captain-General Camilo Polavieja. The Filipino forces evacuated the town only after days of bitter fighting.

After the Spanish victory in Dasmarinas, General Lachambre, assisted by Gen. Antonio Zabala (commander of the Spanish garrison in DasmariƱas), attacked Salitran (an estate house). Crispulo distinguished himself in hand-to-hand combat heading a mixed group of riflemen and bolomen. In this battle, General Zabala was killed.

On March 22, 1897, Crispulo attended the Tejeros Assembly in San Francisco de Malabon (now General Trias). In this assembly, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was elected president of the reorganized revolutionary government. Andres Bonifacio's election to the post of director of the interior was questioned by Gen. Daniel Trias Tirona of Kawit. The lamentable break between Emilio Aguinaldo and Bonifacio thus began.

The assembly sent Colonel Vicente Riego de Dios to fetch Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, who was in Pasong Santol (a zigzag trail between Imus and Dasmarinas). Colonel Riego de Dios returned to Tejeros without the new president and so Crispulo headed a second commission to notify his younger brother. On the afternoon of the same day, he left for Pasong Santol with a handful of aides and scouts.

After reaching their destination the following day, Crispulo conveyed his birthday greetings to his brother. Likewise, he explained his mission and urged him to assume the presidency in order to effect the reorganization of the government. Emilio, however, refused to leave his command as he knew that the Spanish forces were advancing from Dasmaridas to Imus; he wanted to block their way and annihilate the cazadores.

Crispulo didn't want to return to Tejeros without his brother so he offered to take over the command at Pasong Santol on condition that Emilio should go to Tejeros with the commission to formally accept his election as head of the revolutionary government.

He made his pledge in the presence of his brother and the member of the staff, vowing that the Spanish forces could only take Pasong Santol over his dead body. Aware of the dauntless courage of his brother Emilio relinquished his command in favor of Crispulo.

Two days later, on the 24th of March, the Spaniards outnumbered the Filipino forces and captured Pasong Santol. Although wounded, Crispulo fought on gallantly. He died a martyr at the age of 33.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Lito Camo

Lito Camo is a Filipino songwriter known for his commercially-successful novelty songs, which are mostly made up of catchy melodies interspersed with witty lyricisms. Notable compositions include "Ms Flawless", "Ye Ye Vonnel", "Sumunod Sa Galaw ng Ilaw(Gamo-gamo)", "Spageti Song", "Bulaklak", "In or Out" and "Otso-Otso".

He has received criticism for not taking songwriting seriously and being low-class and uncouth. He claims "Sometimes, my friends would tease me saying that while they put a lot of hard work into their compositions, it’s my ‘nonsense’ songs that become hits".


Before songwriting, Lito Camo was a family diver and domestic helper.

In 1997, he released his debut album entitled Sino Camo Baduy?, ayos ka ah!, featuring the hit song Kung Ikaw, and the follow-up single "Hey Babe". However, his follow-up album, Ano Camo?,leche ka ah!, sold poorly. Following this, he wrote jingles for commercials and television shows.

He had a breakthrough hit in 2001 with the song Bakit Papa, tawag mo ako?, and was credited for ushering in the novelty genre in the country's music industry. This was followed by the release of the novelty song Otso-Otso.

He has released a solo album titled Ako Naman, Kanina Kapa Eh.

He also wrote songs for Manny Pacquiao.


* ADoo Doo Doo Ada dada ahhaahhaa
* Alog Alog
* Bakit Papa, tawag mo ako?
* Boom Tarat Tarat
* Boom Tarat Tarat (Christmas Version, Halloween Version)
* Scent of Borat
* Bulaklak
* Ms. Flawless
* Puppy Mo Ako
* Spaghetti Song
* Sumunod Sa Galaw ng Ilaw
* Totoy Bebot
* Otso-otso
* Wowowee
* Ye Ye Vonnel
* Don't Matter
* Bartender
* Girlfriend
* Elevator
* I Kissed A Girl
* Sulutera
* Buhay ng Gangsta