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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Philippines Trivia Tidbits

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

Gloria DiazFirst Filipina woman to win the Miss Universe in 1969.

Espectaculo Scientificofirst movie shown in the Philippines on January 1, 1897
Salon Pertierra, Escoltafirst movie theatre in the Philippines

Life of Jose Rizalfirst full length film (1911)

Dalagang Bukidfirst full length film made by a Filipino Jose Nepomuceno called “Father of the Philippine Movies”

Jovita Fuentesknown 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.

May 7, 1899 - First local election held in Baliuag, Bulacan

1907First 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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