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Mababangong Bangungot (Perfumed Nightmare) is a 1977 independent film directed by Kidlat Tahimik, the chosen nom de plume of independent underground filmmaker, Eric de Guia. This movie was his first work and it won him an award at the 1977 Berlin Film Festival. The story centers on a young man from a small town who dreams of becoming part of something greater. The narrative is told from the main character's point of view and has a touch of comedy and drama.





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"Hey, Mindy! I have always wondered how the paper money in our wallets are made. I've watched an episode of How Stuff Works which showed how dollar bills are printed. Do we follow the same process? Thanks! -Justine"


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Hi, Justine! Banknote printing is a complicated process that requires a sophisticated equipment that is only available to central banks of issuing countries. In the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is the central monetary authority. After the conceptualization of the design, an artist draws a prototype banknote. After being approved, a master die is prepared from which printing plates are produced. Production involves the following steps: Litho printing (sheets are printed simultaneously with multi-color or rainbow background prints); Intaglio printing (engraved features are printed to produce tactile or embrossed effect); Sheet inspection (to check for printing faults for security reasons); Numbering (printing of serial numbers); Tenning (every tenth sheet undergoes inspection for printing defects); and Finishing (cutting into notes, counting, and packaging).

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Pitoy Moreno, "The Fashion Czar Of Asia"
Jose "Pitoy" Moreno is an internationally-renowned fashion designer in the Philippines. He is named "The Fashion Czar Of Asia" for his achievement as a designer and his stature in Philippine fashion. He was conferred the National Artist award by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2009.


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  • October 25, 1762 - Manila residents were compelled to swear allegiance to King George III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


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Maria Gracia Cielo Magno Padaca is a former governor of Isabela province and Commission on Elections (COE) Commissioner. She was a popular radio broadcaster with the nickname "Bombo Grace". In 2008, she was a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service. She is well known for having succeeded in the face of physical disabilities which require her to use crutches to walk.


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