[Lost media] Physics (Philippine educational show from 1964)

Started a thread on the Lost Media Wiki, hopefully to start a search: https://forums.lostmediawiki.com/thread/4543/physics-philippine-educational-show-1964

While working on a Philippine educational television shows special for my YouTube channel (please subscribe and watch my videos), I discovered (not found) a lost show.

From Florangel Rosario (later Dr. Florangel Rosario Braid, one of the framers of the present Constitution), “Instruction by Television in Secondary Schools”, 12 Philippine Studies 723-6, 725 (1964), Available at JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/stable/42719979?seq=1

The administration of META is carried out by a board of trustees, its policy-making body, and an executive staff. The staff is concentrating its full attention ont he transmission and utilization of 120 telecasts in Physics which are now seen on two television channels at different hours of the day. These telecasts, produced and kinescoped by the Center for Educational Television, are received by secondary schools around the greater Manila rea. Kinescopes (16 mm. television recordings) have an advantage over “live” programs in that they can be reshown through different channels and at different hours of the day to meet the demands of varied school schedules. Another advantage is that they can be distributed to other parts of the country after they have been utilized in the metropolitan area. Rev. Francis Glover, S.J. of the Manila Observatory is the studio teacher in the Physics series. Fr. Glover meets classroom teachers utilizing the series at weekly conferences for previews and discussions. A research program will also attempt to discover conditions necessary to present outstanding lessons under local circumstances.

META is an acronym for Metropolitan Educational Television Association, Inc., described in depth on the JSTOR article.

I always thought Batibot/Sesame (see thread by me on the Lost Media Wiki forums) was the first Philippine educational television show. Glad to discover something new. I wonder if the kinescopes still exist.

[Historical Documents] First Official Gazette issue after liberation from Japanese occupation, April 1945

Note: Every once in a while, I take breaks from bar review to look at historical documents available in the library where I review. Hundreds of Official Gazettes and legislative deliberations lay untouched and unopened, waiting for a historian to open them. I am sharing here in my blog whatever I find interesting, to pique the curiosity of others who may want to look further.


These are select pages from the first issue of the Official Gazette under the Commonwealth government after liberation from Japanese occupation. Note the volume number, 41, compared to the Japanese-era Official Gazettes.

Note the Executive Order creating Greater Manila and signed by Jorge B. Vargas, later Chairman of the Japanese-controlled Philippine Executive Commission, and the Executive Order which explains why we drive on the right side of the road.

[Historical Documents] Selected Pages of the World War II/Second Republic-era Official Gazette

Note: Every once in a while, I take breaks from bar review to look at historical documents available in the library where I review. Hundreds of Official Gazettes and legislative deliberations lay untouched and unopened, waiting for a historian to open them. I am sharing here in my blog whatever I find interesting, to pique the curiosity of others who may want to look further.


This is the cover page of Volume 1, No. 3 of the Official Gazette under the Japanese-sponsored, Laurel-led Republic of the Philippines.

The next images are from No. 5 of the same volume. Note Laurel’s Executive Order creating a committee to draft a “Civic Code”. Perhaps it’s a typo for “Civil Code”.

The pages below are from number 7 of volume 1. Note the reference to a “Code Commission” and to “Manuel A. Roxas”. Laurel was fond of Tagalog speeches, wasn’t he.

[Historical Documents] Inaugural issue of the Official Gazette of the World War II/Japanese-era Second Republic, 14 October 1943

Note: Every once in a while, I take breaks from bar review to look at historical documents available in the library where I review. Hundreds of Official Gazettes and legislative deliberations lay untouched and unopened, waiting for a historian to open them. I am sharing here in my blog whatever I find interesting, to pique the curiosity of others who may want to look further.


Source: Official Gazette, October 14-31, 1943, note that it is Volume 1, disregarding issues under both the Commonwealth and the Japanese-controlled Philippine Executive Commission.

Below are speeches made mostly by Jose P. Laurel during the inauguration of the Republic of the Philippines under Japanese Rule on 14 October 1943. The last speech is by the “Highest Commander of the Imperial Japanese Army in the Philippines”. Not sure if this is Masaharu Homma.

Parts of Laurel’s Tagalog speech appear in this newsreel.

The cover page of this Official Gazette issue, the Executive Orders naming “Diwa ng Bayan” as the national anthem and regarding the great seal of the Republic, and the National Assembly act creating the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may be found below:

[Historical Documents] Selected Published Trademarks in Vol. 42 of the Official Gazette

Note: Every once in a while, I take breaks from bar review to look at historical documents available in the library where I review. Hundreds of Official Gazettes and legislative deliberations lay untouched and unopened, waiting for a historian to open them. I am sharing here in my blog whatever I find interesting, to pique the curiosity of others who may want to look further.


These are a few trademarks which appeared in Volume 42 of the Official Gazette. This volume may have been published shortly after World War II.

[Historical Documents] Copyright Registrations from 1986 (and potential Philippine lost media?)

EDIT (23 April 2020): Made a Lost Media Wiki forum post quoting this post almost verbatim, in case anyone wants to mount a search effort. Link at https://forums.lostmediawiki.com/thread/4542/songs-jerry-dadap-filipino-composer

Note: Every once in a while, I take breaks from bar review to look at historical documents available in the library where I review. Hundreds of Official Gazettes and legislative deliberations lay untouched and unopened, waiting for a historian to open them. I am sharing here in my blog whatever I find interesting, to pique the curiosity of others who may want to look further.


I wonder who Jerry I. Dadap, Jr. is/was and why he has many unpublished songs. All these songs could be lost media, which I earlier talked about. Not sure if Dadap is the same person as Michael Dadap. They could be since the Tumblr page I found on “Jerry Dadap” has the same information as “Michael Dadap” on WIkipedia. (Please forgive me, I just did a cursory search).

Also note the interesting movie titles by Viva Home Entertainment.

It appears all the registrations were made on February 1986, before the regime change.

Source is the Official Gazette, 14 April 1986 issue.

 

[Historical Documents] Proklamasyon Blg. 5 (1986)

Note: Every once in a while, I take breaks from bar review to look at historical documents available in the library where I review. Hundreds of Official Gazettes and legislative deliberations lay untouched and unopened, waiting for a historian to open them. I am sharing here in my blog whatever I find interesting, to pique the curiosity of others who may want to look further.


Nasa ibaba ang isang madalang na Proklamasyon. “Madalang” ito dahil hindi ito nasa wikang Ingles. Nilagdaan ito ng Pangulong Corazon Aquino bilang pagtakda sa 2 Abril bilang Araw ni Balagtas.

Ang larawang ito ay mula sa Official Gazette, isyu ng 7 Abril 1986.