History UsefulNotes / Philippines

24th Apr '16 5:50:42 AM fusilcontrafusil
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The Philippines' comic book scene, largely influenced by American comic books, is one of the oldest book industries in Southeast Asia. It got its start with comics appearing in magazines, which were later compiled and expanded into their own comic books. An early success was ''Kenkoy'' created by Tony Velasquez in 1929, a SliceOfLife series about man-about-town Francisco "Kenkoy" Harabas. To this day, ''kenkoy'' means something like "dork" in Filipino parlance. During TheSeventies, the local comic book industry was one of the best-organized comic book industries in the world. During that time, both MarvelComics and DCComics started importing Filipino artists, one of the first was Tony [=deZuniga=], co-creator of ''ComicBook/JonahHex''. However, by 1985, about a third of upcoming artists were working for Marvel and DC, which naturally weakened the local comic book industry to near-irrelevancy in the 1990s. Despite this, Filipino talent continued to influence comics in the 1990s and beyond. Whilce Portacio was one of a group of Marvel artists who started ImageComics, and prior to that he created the ''ComicBook/XMen'' character Bishop, who was intended to be Filipino before Marvel decided he should be black. More recent examples include Leinil Francis Yu who drew ''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright'', and Francis Manapul who drew ''TheFlash''. In recent decades, independent comics have risen in prominence, like the supernatural horror-based ''ComicBook/{{Trese}}'' by Budjette Tan.

to:

The Philippines' comic book scene, largely influenced by American comic books, is one of the oldest book industries in Southeast Asia. It got its start with comics appearing in magazines, which were later compiled and expanded into their own comic books. An early success was ''Kenkoy'' created by Tony Velasquez in 1929, a SliceOfLife series about man-about-town Francisco "Kenkoy" Harabas. To this day, ''kenkoy'' means something like "dork" in Filipino parlance. During TheSeventies, the local comic book industry was one of the best-organized comic book industries in the world. During that time, both MarvelComics and DCComics started importing Filipino artists, one of the first was Tony [=deZuniga=], co-creator of ''ComicBook/JonahHex''. However, by 1985, about a third of upcoming artists were working for Marvel and DC, which naturally weakened the local comic book industry to near-irrelevancy in the 1990s. Despite this, Filipino talent continued to influence comics in the 1990s and beyond. Whilce Portacio was one of a group of Marvel artists who started ImageComics, and prior to that he created co-created the ''ComicBook/XMen'' character Bishop, who was originally intended to be Filipino before Marvel decided he should be black. More recent examples include Leinil Francis Yu who drew ''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright'', and Francis Manapul who drew ''TheFlash''. In recent decades, independent comics have risen in prominence, like the supernatural horror-based ''ComicBook/{{Trese}}'' by Budjette Tan.
24th Apr '16 5:47:09 AM fusilcontrafusil
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The Philippines' comic book scene, largely influenced by American comic books, is one of the oldest book industries in Southeast Asia. It got its start with comics appearing in magazines, which were later compiled and expanded into their own comic books. An early success was ''Kenkoy'' created by Tony Velasquez in 1929, a SliceOfLife series about man-about-town Francisco "Kenkoy" Harabas. To this day, ''kenkoy'' means something like "dork" in Filipino parlance. During TheSeventies, the local comic book industry was one of the best-organized comic book industries in the world. During that time, both MarvelComics and DCComics started importing Filipino artists, one of the first was Tony [=deZuniga=], co-creator of ''ComicBook/JonahHex''. However, by 1985, about a third of upcoming artists were working for Marvel and DC, which naturally weakened the local comic book industry to near-irrelevancy in the 1990s. Despite this, Filipino talent continued to influence comics in the 1990s and beyond. Whilce Portacio was one of a group of Marvel artists who started ImageComics. More recent examples include Leinil Francis Yu who drew ''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright'', and Francis Manapul who drew ''TheFlash''. In recent decades, independent comics have risen in prominence, like the supernatural horror-based ''ComicBook/{{Trese}}'' by Budjette Tan.

to:

The Philippines' comic book scene, largely influenced by American comic books, is one of the oldest book industries in Southeast Asia. It got its start with comics appearing in magazines, which were later compiled and expanded into their own comic books. An early success was ''Kenkoy'' created by Tony Velasquez in 1929, a SliceOfLife series about man-about-town Francisco "Kenkoy" Harabas. To this day, ''kenkoy'' means something like "dork" in Filipino parlance. During TheSeventies, the local comic book industry was one of the best-organized comic book industries in the world. During that time, both MarvelComics and DCComics started importing Filipino artists, one of the first was Tony [=deZuniga=], co-creator of ''ComicBook/JonahHex''. However, by 1985, about a third of upcoming artists were working for Marvel and DC, which naturally weakened the local comic book industry to near-irrelevancy in the 1990s. Despite this, Filipino talent continued to influence comics in the 1990s and beyond. Whilce Portacio was one of a group of Marvel artists who started ImageComics.ImageComics, and prior to that he created the ''ComicBook/XMen'' character Bishop, who was intended to be Filipino before Marvel decided he should be black. More recent examples include Leinil Francis Yu who drew ''ComicBook/SupermanBirthright'', and Francis Manapul who drew ''TheFlash''. In recent decades, independent comics have risen in prominence, like the supernatural horror-based ''ComicBook/{{Trese}}'' by Budjette Tan.
19th Apr '16 5:39:22 PM aye_amber
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[caption-width-right:330:[=TVTroping=]: More fun in the Philippines.]]

to:

[[caption-width-right:330:[=TVTroping=]: [[caption-width-right:330: [=TV=]Troping: More fun in the Philippines.]]
15th Apr '16 9:18:15 AM fingernailblueblueblue7
Is there an issue? Send a Message


One of the most well-known Filipino comics (or ''komiks'') characters is the superheroine ''ComicBook/{{Darna}}'' created in 1950 by Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo, the latter of whom later drew for Marvel and DC. A cross between WonderWoman and [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], she has inspired many movies and television series. In recent years, she received an AffectionateParody in the indie comic ''Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah'' (The Amazing Adventures of Zsazsa Zaturnnah) by Carlo Vergara, about a CampGay man who turns into a woman, replete with [[GayAesop social cmmentary.]] Another famous character based on comics is the Panday (Blacksmith) created by Carlo Caparas in 1980. The Panday, real name Flavio, fights evil with a magic sword. Like Darna, the Panday has appeared in several films and TV shows, but unlike Darna he is overwhelmingly associated with one actor - Fernando Poe Jr.

to:

One of the most well-known Filipino comics (or ''komiks'') characters is the superheroine ''ComicBook/{{Darna}}'' created in 1950 by Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo, the latter of whom later drew for Marvel and DC. A cross between WonderWoman and [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]], she has inspired many movies and television series. In recent years, she received an AffectionateParody in the indie comic ''Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah'' (The Amazing Adventures of Zsazsa Zaturnnah) by Carlo Vergara, about a CampGay man who turns into a woman, replete with [[GayAesop social cmmentary.commentary.]] Another famous character based on comics is the Panday (Blacksmith) created by Carlo Caparas in 1980. The Panday, real name Flavio, fights evil with a magic sword. Like Darna, the Panday has appeared in several films and TV shows, but unlike Darna he is overwhelmingly associated with one actor - Fernando Poe Jr.
15th Apr '16 8:38:32 AM fingernailblueblueblue7
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Most Catholic Filipinos have Spanish surnames. Often this goes with Spanish first names as well, and during Spanish rule, Catholic baptism made this mandatory. Chinese Filipinos have surnames of Chinese origin (i.e. "Cojuangco", the surname of the current President's mother). American rule introduced English names. Of course, [[http://blogs.gmanews.tv/sidetrip/blog/index.php?/archives/132-Whats-in-a-name.html names with indigenous roots]] still exist. Today, Filipino names are often composed of a personal name, the mother's maiden surname (usually becoming the middle initial, notably averted by the current President who uses ''S.'' after ''Benigno Simeon'') and the father's surname; people may have two or even more personal names so this all makes for [[OverlyLongName Overly Long Names]].

to:

Most Catholic Filipinos have Spanish surnames. Often this goes with Spanish first names as well, and during Spanish rule, Catholic baptism made this mandatory. Chinese Filipinos have surnames of Chinese origin (i.e. "Cojuangco", the surname of the current President's mother). American rule introduced English names. Of course, [[http://blogs.gmanews.tv/sidetrip/blog/index.php?/archives/132-Whats-in-a-name.html [[http://www.bibingka.com/names/ names with indigenous roots]] still exist. Today, Filipino names are often composed of a personal name, the mother's maiden surname (usually becoming the middle initial, notably averted by the current President who uses ''S.'' after ''Benigno Simeon'') and the father's surname; people may have two or even more personal names so this all makes for [[OverlyLongName Overly Long Names]].
4th Apr '16 4:51:39 AM 3rdStringPG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Robert Jaworski, one of the Philippines' most famous basketball players during TheNineties.

to:

* Robert Jaworski, one of the Philippines' most famous basketball players during from his youth in TheSixties, all the way to TheNineties.


Added DiffLines:

* Ryan Ross and Jon Walker's post-PanicAtTheDisco band, The Young Veins, have a song ("Heart of Mine") where the singer (Walker) briefly name-drops traveling to the Philippines.
9th Mar '16 9:47:14 AM Hossmeister
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/DanteBasco, actor known for playing Rufio in ''Film/{{Hook}}'' and voicing [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Prince Zuko]] and [[AmericanDragonJakeLong Jake Long]].

to:

* Creator/DanteBasco, actor known for playing Rufio in ''Film/{{Hook}}'' and voicing [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Prince Zuko]] and [[AmericanDragonJakeLong [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong Jake Long]].
28th Feb '16 5:40:47 PM mugiwara
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!!!Political Parties

It should be noted that the political parties in the Philippines do not have certain UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies nor represent them.

After the establishment of the Commonwealth of the Philippines under the Americans in 1935 allowed the Filipinos to run for public office, two prominent political parties emerged: the ''Federalistas,'' who campaigned for the Philippines to be eventually admitted as the 48th state in the Union (Alaska and Hawaii were only granted statehood after the Second World War) against the ''Nacionalistas'', or those who advocated complete independence from the United States. The ''Nacionalistas'' eventually won, independence was granted to the Philippines after the War, and the ''Federalista'' Party eventually dissolved, despite a short-lived attempt to reorganize under the name ''Progresista'' Party.

The Nacionalista victory was short-lived, however. Personal and ideological differences within the party created internal strife and factionalism within the Party, and the prominent members of its "Liberal faction" -- which included incumbent President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Jose Avelino and former Speakers Benigno Aquino and Jose Yulo -- bolted out of the party and formed the aptly titled ''Liberal'' Party in January 1946. For the next four decades, the two parties dominated Philippine Politics, both for the Presidency and the majority for both chambers of Congress.

The two-party system died out when President Ferdinand Marcos, a former ''Liberal''-turned ''Nacionalista'', declared Martial Law and abolished all political parties, forcibly consolidating them under his own newly-formed ''Kilusang Bagong Lipunan'' (New Society Movement), with dissidents either imprisoned on trumped-up charges or summarily executed.

The Liberal

to:

!!!Political Parties

It should be noted
For the puyrpose of easier administration (and also attributable to the fact that the political parties in individual communities already flourished on their own before the Philippines do not have certain UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies nor represent them.

After the establishment of the Commonwealth of
became a sovereign nation), the Philippines under the Americans is subdivided into Provinces (Spanish: ''Provincia'', Filipino: ''Lalawigan''), which in 1935 allowed the Filipinos to run for public office, two prominent political parties emerged: the ''Federalistas,'' who campaigned for the Philippines to be eventually admitted as the 48th turn are subdivided into Cities (Spanish: Ciudad, Filipino: Lungsod) and Municipalities (Spanish: Pueblo, Filipino: Bayan), which in turn are subdivided into Barangays (alt)
Being a unitary
state in with a strong central government, the Union (Alaska powers and Hawaii were only granted statehood after the Second World War) against the ''Nacionalistas'', or those who advocated complete independence from the United States. The ''Nacionalistas'' eventually won, independence was granted to the Philippines after the War, and the ''Federalista'' Party eventually dissolved, despite a short-lived attempt to reorganize under the name ''Progresista'' Party.

The Nacionalista victory was short-lived, however. Personal and ideological differences within the party created internal strife and factionalism within the Party, and the prominent members of its "Liberal faction" -- which included incumbent President Manuel Roxas, Senate President Jose Avelino and former Speakers Benigno Aquino and Jose Yulo -- bolted out
functions of the party Local Government Units (shortened to LGUs) are often restricted to (1) implementing the National Laws, (2) issuing permits for various purposes, (3) traffic control and formed the aptly titled ''Liberal'' Party in January 1946. For the next four decades, the two parties dominated Philippine Politics, both for the Presidency and the majority for both chambers of Congress.

The two-party system died out when President Ferdinand Marcos, a former ''Liberal''-turned ''Nacionalista'', declared Martial Law and abolished all political parties, forcibly consolidating them under his own newly-formed ''Kilusang Bagong Lipunan'' (New Society Movement), with dissidents either imprisoned on trumped-up charges or summarily executed.

The Liberal
(4) collecting trash.
28th Feb '16 9:22:24 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The anime version of ''{{Blade}}'' has the Philippines as a backdrop in two episodes and featured the local versions of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] from Filipino folklore.

to:

* The anime version of ''{{Blade}}'' ''Anime/{{Blade}}'' has the Philippines as a backdrop in two episodes and featured the local versions of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] from Filipino folklore.
23rd Feb '16 6:23:44 PM sayaleviathan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


One talks about Political Unlike other countries with

This has not been the case, however, for previous administrations: After the establishment of the Commonwealth of the Philippines under the Americans in 1935 allowed the Filipinos to run for public office, two prominent political parties emerged: the ''Federalistas,'' who campaigned for the Philippines to be eventually admitted as the 48th state in the Union (Alaska and Hawaii were only granted statehood after the Second World War) against the ''Nacionalistas'', or those who advocated complete independence from the United States. The ''Nacionalistas'' eventually won, independence was granted to the Philippines after the War, and the ''Federalista'' Party eventually dissolved, despite a short-lived attempt to reorganize under the name ''Progresista'' Party.

to:

One talks about Political Unlike other countries with

This has
It should be noted that the political parties in the Philippines do not been the case, however, for previous administrations: have certain UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies nor represent them.

After the establishment of the Commonwealth of the Philippines under the Americans in 1935 allowed the Filipinos to run for public office, two prominent political parties emerged: the ''Federalistas,'' who campaigned for the Philippines to be eventually admitted as the 48th state in the Union (Alaska and Hawaii were only granted statehood after the Second World War) against the ''Nacionalistas'', or those who advocated complete independence from the United States. The ''Nacionalistas'' eventually won, independence was granted to the Philippines after the War, and the ''Federalista'' Party eventually dissolved, despite a short-lived attempt to reorganize under the name ''Progresista'' Party.
This list shows the last 10 events of 641. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=UsefulNotes.Philippines