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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.
"I've heard stories about a place where cars seem to roll uphill and water flows upwards. Where in the Philippines can I find that place known as the Magnetic Hill? And what is the mystery behind it? -Andrew"
, Los Baños, Laguna
is situated not too far from the University of the Philippines Los Baños
. If a person turns off the engine of his or her car, it would go uphill. The same goes with liquid poured on the road. Some says the phenomenon was either the result of the place being affected by a magnetic field generated by ore, Maria Makiling
wanting to remind passers-by of her presence, or that the treasures amassed by the Japanese general Yamashita in World War II was buried underneath that same stretch of road. However, the said “phenomenon” was simply a trick of our eyes. According to a study of the Department of Science and Technology
(DOST), the road slopes downhill. Its uphill appearance is an optical illusion created by the road's slant in relation to other slopes along the route.
Jose "Pitoy" Moreno
Pitoy Moreno, "The Fashion Czar Of Asia"
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
- October 1, 1975 - The Thrilla in Manila, a famous boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, took place at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. The so-called “Boxing of the Century” for the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of the World was the third and final boxing match between the two boxers.
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Rafael Crame (October 2, 1863 - January 1, 1927) was a Filipino police officer who served as Chief of the now-defunct Philippine Constabulary from 1917 until his death in 1927. A native of Malabon, he studied at the Ateneo de Manila University. He rose to prominence by leading successful campaigns of the Philippine Constabulary against several criminal gangs, mostly in the provinces. The American Medal of Valor was awarded to him for helping quash a mutiny in Manila in 1921. He was said to have declined the citation when he said, “I only did my duty."