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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Philippines Trivia Tidbits

Gemma Cruz – First Filipina woman to win an international beauty pageant competition, Miss International in 1964.

Gloria Diaz – First Filipina woman to win the Miss Universe in 1969.
Espectaculo Scientifico – first movie shown in the Philippines on January 1, 1897
Salon Pertierra, Escolta – first movie theatre in the Philippines

Life of Jose Rizal – first full length film (1911)
Dalagang Bukid – first full length film made by a Filipino Jose Nepomuceno called “Father of the Philippine
Movies”
Jovita Fuentes – known as “Nightingale of the Philippines” because of her outstanding performance in several countries and her former boyfriend was President Manuel Roxas and both of them came from Capiz.
1907 – First national election
    It was only in the year 1935 when women are allowed to vote when both Pura Villanueva Kalaw and Sofia de Veyra ( first woman suffragists of the Philippines) fight for women’s right to vote.
Juan Bacug – first to be sentenced death penalty by means of modern equipment in 1924 by electrification on electric chair.
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