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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bits Of Philippine Trivia

1907 Philippine Assembly 

Pura Villanueva Kalaw, the first Miss Philippine Carnival 

Pura Villanueva Kalaw is the first Filipina to be crowned Miss Philippine Carnival as “Queen of the Orient” in 1908. Miss Philippine Carnival is the first renowned national beauty pageant in the Philippines. 

Pura Kalaw also wrote the first cookbook in the Philippines. She is a native of Molo, Iloilo. 

Jovita Fuentes was known as the “Nightingale of the Philippines” because of her melodious and sweet voice that has enchanted a lot of men. 

1907 – The first national election in the Philippines 

1935 – the first women suffrages in the country. Both Ilongga women, Pura Villanueva Kalaw (from Molo, Iloilo) and Sofia de Veyra (from Arevalo, Iloilo) the very first women suffragettes fought for the right of the women to vote. 

Gemma Cruz is the first Filipina to win an international beauty pageant competition, Miss International in 1964 in Long Beach, California, USA. 

Un Homme Au Chapeau (Man with a Hat), Une scène de danse japonnaise (Scene from a Japanese Dance), Les Boxers (The Boxers), and La Place de L' Opéra (The Place L' Opéra) were the first movies shown in the Philippines on January 1, 1897 at Salon Pertierra, Escolta, Manila.


 Dalagang Bukid – is the first full length or feature length film made and shown by a Filipino filmmaker David Nepomuceno dubbed as the “Father of Philippine Cinema” 


Photo Source: Alex Castro

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