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LOLA BASYANG niSeverino Reyes

"Lola Basyang" ay angpanulatpangalanngSeverino Reyes , founder at editor ng Tagalog magazine naLiwayway . Mula 1925, Reyes ay sumulatngisangseryengmgakuwentoparasamgabatasailalimngpamagatngMgaKuwento Ni Lola Basyang (AngKuwentonglolaBasyang). Angorihinalna magazine nakuwento ay iniakmaparasakomiks(komiks),telebisyon, angsinehan, at nai-publish salibro form. Liwayway In 1925, Reyes wrote a series of short stories under the series title MgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang (The Stories of Grandmother Basyang) for Liwayway, the Tagalog language magazine. Reyes, also known as Don Binoy, adopted the persona of a woman he knew as Lola Basyang, an elderly woman fond of telling stories to her grandchildren. Tagalog Klasiks In 1949, Pedrito Reyes, son of Severino Reyes, decided to revive the Lola Basyang stories in comic book form. Flipino comics are referred to as komiks. It was a golden age for Philippine comics or komiks, and Pedrito used his father's original scripts to produce the comics version which appeared in the earliest issues of the Tagalog Klasiks. The illustrations were done by Maning De Leon, Jesus Ramos, and later on Ruben Yandoc and Jess Jodloman. Movie Adaptations MgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang (Sampaguita Pictures, 1958) From 1946 to 1972, the Golden Age of Komiks and Movies in the Philippines coincided. Since Komiks was a popular form of entertainment in the Philippines during that time, movie producers created some of the greatest boxoffice blockbusters from komiks materials. Translating komiks stories into films/movies became a trend in the local cinema during that time, thus, "MgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang" was produced by Sampaguita Pictures in 1958 . This movie is a twinbill of two Lola Basyang stories. Dolphy starred in "Si PedrongWalangTakot" (Fearless Pedro).This is about a cowardly man named Pedro who gains courage by means of an enchanted bell that he used to scare away the kapre (a hairy giant). The second one is "AngPrinsesangNagingPulubi" (The Princess Who Became a Beggar). A princess from a faraway land (portrayed by the glamorous Gloria Romero) rejected all of her high-profile suitors, believing that material riches cannot provide genuine happiness. Her act of constantly spurning her suitors provoked the ire of his father, the King. He decreed that she be given to the first beggar who finds his way to the royal garden. From this beggar (Juancho Gutierrez), she found true love. MgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang (Regal Films, 1985) In 1985, Regal Films produced MgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang.The trilogy starred Chichay as the lovable Lola Basyang. In fact, the character Lola Basyang is attached to Chichay up to date. This movie was directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes. The three stories features three of the most popular love teams of that circa: Gabby Concepcion and Snooky Serna, William Martinez and Maricel Soriano, and Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III. The first story is entitled "NahihimbingnaKagandahan" (Sleeping Beauty) which is inspired by the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. Gabby Concepcion and Snooky Serna makes stars in this Sleeping Beauty-inspired episode. This also stars Lani Mercado, Nova Villa and Gretchen Barreto. The second story is a horror-comedy flick entitled "Zombie". It starred the love-team of Maricel Soriano and William Martinez with ManilynReynes. The three, gets lost while en route to a camping trip. They enter an eerie

house, manned by the even creepier albeit funny Palito and while chugging down the soup filled with human entrails they still managed to accept the offer to sleep over at the decrepit house. They did manage to stay alive, while screaming their heads off in the process. The third episode is a semi-musical entitled "Kerubin". It is about a group of child laborers working for three mean old ladies headed by Bella Flores, and how Kerubin (played by ChuckieDreyfuss), an angel sent by God to free these kids from the clutches of evil. Nora Aunor stars as the niece of the mean old ladies, who happens to be the good one. Tirso Cruz III, Lou Veloso, Sheryl Cruz and Tina Paner were also in the cast. MgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang (Tahanan Books) In 1997, Tahanan Books published a collection of twelve Lola Basyang tales. Poet and literary critic BienvenidoLumbera sifted through hundred of manuscripts to select the best of Reyes' tales. Author and publisher Gilda Cordero-Fernando delivered the original English translation and children's book illustrator Albert Gamos rendered over 30 illustrations. The books won the GintongAklat (Golden Book) for Children's Literature and the National Book Award for Best Anthology. MgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang (Anvil Publishing) Picture Books In 2006, Anvil Publishing, Inc.relaunchedMgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang a series of picture books based on the tales written by Severino and retold by Christine Bellen. The 10 picture books are: y y y y y y y y y y AngAlamatngLamok," (The Legend of the Mosquito, which was originally entitledAngParusangHigante, The Giant's Curse) MahiwagangBiyulin" (Magic Stars) ParusangDuwende ( The Dwarf's Curse) PlautinniPeriking Rosa Mistica (Mystical Rose) AngBinibiningTumalosaHari (The Maiden Who Defeated a King) AngPrinsipengmgaIbon (Prince of Birds) AngPrinsipengDuwag (The Cowardly Prince) Si Pandakotyong AngPrinsipengMahabaangIlong (The Prince with the Long Nose)

All books were illustrated by Frances Alcaraz, Albert Gamos, Elbert Or, Liza Flores and Ruben de Jesus. Television Adaptation GMA Network bought the rights for a TV serialization of MgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang. This airs every Sunday night. The show is directed by Argel Joseph and Don Michael Perez Plot MgaKuwento Ni Lola Basyang gives a fresh take to the traditional rocking chair storytelling by introducing a younger character who will continue the legacy of Lola Basyang. Singer-actress ManilynReynes stars as Gervacia Zamora Reyes a.k.a. Herbie, Lola Basyang's compassionately strong-willed and high-spirited granddaughter who has made it her personal advocacy to disseminate Lola Basyang's unforgettable stories. Together with her eightyear-old son Efren (Paul Salas), she drives around in a "rolling library" van packed with Lola Basyang's books and goes to various places to spread Lola Basyang's classic tales and golden values.

Episode guide Season 1 Epi # Title Starring Patrick Garcia as Prinsipe Jorge, Desiree Del Valle as Prinsesa Lucinda, Eddie Gutierrez as Haring Enrico, Bing Davao as Haring Teoderico, Raquel Montesa as Ludriya, Jaime Fabregas as Ministroni Haring Enrico Mark Herras as Huwan, Katrina Halili as PrinsesaAmeris, Cherry Pie Picache as Binday, Joel Torre as Tinong BearwinMeily as Empoy, Francis "Iking" Magundayao as Tias, Joey Marquez as MangDencio, Jean Garcia as AlingTona, Boy Alano as KaHuling Rhian Ramos as Sharay, Eddie Garcia as Haring Abdul, Paolo Contis as PrinsipeArando, MenggieCobarrubias as Tasan, Simon Ibarra as Lamukoy, Megan Young as Fairy Writer Original airdate February 4, 2007

1 "AngMahiwagangKuba"

Agnes de Guzman

2 "AngPrinsipengUnggoy"

February 11, 2007

3 "AngParusangDuwende"

Adrian Ho

February 18, 2007

4 "AngBinibiningTumalosaHari"

Agnes de Guzman

February 25, 2007

5 "AngMahiwagangBiyulin"

OgieAlcasid as Rodrigo, Leo Martinez as Ahab, Dino Guevarra as Diyunyor, Perla Bautista as March 4, DinnoErece TandangEpang, BenjPacia as Silvestre, Tommy 2007 Abuel as Tulome, Ces Quesada as Toyang Alfred Vargas as Benito, IzaCalzado as PrinsesaIsabela, Ian Veneracion as Haring Arturo, Emilio Garcia as Haring Anselmo, Jennifer Sevilla as Reyna Elyana, Arthur Solinap as Prinsipe Kael

6 "AngPrinsipengMahabaangIlong"


March 11, 2007

JC de Vera as PrinsipeMansino, Isabel Oli as Selinda, BJ Forbes as Almion, BenjieParas as 7 "AngSumpaniHigantengHamok" Higanteng Amok, JM Reyes as Higanteng Bata, Webster Villanueva as Mahala Luis Alandy as Bulag 1, Caloy Alde as Bulag 2, Mang Enriquez as Bulag 3, Andrew Schimmer as Bulag 4, John Feir as Bulag 5, Coco Martin as Bulag 6, Gene Padilla as Bulag 7 and EpiQuizon as Bulag 8, Mike Pekto Nacua as Pilay, Dick Israel as KapitanChimo, Dwight Gaston as GinoongLucio

March 18, 2007

8 "AngWalongBulag"

March 25, 2007

9 "AngPrinsepengDuwag"

Boy2 Quizon as Prinsipe Mark, Marian Rivera as Prinsesa Maria, Gabby Eigenmann as PrinsipeGandor, Dolphy Jr. as Haring Leon, Maita Soriano as Reyna Celia, Archie Adamos as Hari MarkyCielo as AkongEkit, Glaiza de Castro as Prinsesa Zelma, Nanding Josef as TandangSelo, Chanda Romero as Aling Gloria, Juan Rodrigo as Sultan ngJolo, Al Tantay as Sultan ng Borneo, Chris Martin as Prinsipeng Borneo, Dillan Maris Yraola as JefJefPilagagay Lovi Poe as Maria Alimango, Prince Stefan as Sancho Ga-el Mark Anthony Fernandez as Sultan Saif, VandolphQuizon, Victor Neri, Gigeth Reyes, Berting Labra Dion Ignacio as PrinsipengIbon, Iwa Moto as PrinsesaSingsing, Pen Medina as HaringTongkiang, Anton Bernardo as Tesurero

Agnes de Guzman

April 1, 2007

10 "AkongIkit"

April 15, 2007

11 "Maria Alimango"

April 22, 2007

11 "Si Sultan Saif"

Agnes de Guzman

April 29, 2007

12 "AngPrinsipe Ng MgaIbon"

May 6, 2007

Production credits y y y y y y y y Trivia y y y Severino Reyes was 75 years of age when he wrote the first Lola Basyang story "AngPlautinniPeriking", which was about a kindhearted kid who had a magical flute and flying carpet. ManilynReynes, who plays Herbie, the granddaughter of Lola Basyang in the TV series, was also part of the second episode of th1985 film "MgaKuwentoni Lola Basyang". The name of ManilynReynes in the series is Gervacia Zamora Reyes a.k.a. "Herbie"; this was based on Gervacia Guzman de Zamora or TandangBasyang, which inspired Severino Reyes to write under the pen name "Lola Basyang". Directed by:Argel Joseph & Don Michael Perez (2nd unit) Creative Consultant:Jun Lana Story Consultant: Christine Bellen Head Writer: Gina Marissa Tagasa-Gil Episode Writers: Agnes de Guzman, DinnoErece, Adrian Ho Supervising Producer: Ms. LilybethRasonable Executive Producer: Joseph Buncalan Production Manager:Redgynn S. Alba