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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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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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"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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