Author: Philippine Trivia

Stamps featuring the Philippine Se Jo Tong Lim Family Association

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet to commemorate the centennial of the Philippine Se Jo Tong Lim Family Association.

The Philippine Se Jo Tong Lim Family Association The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a set of stamps and a souvenir sheet to commemorate the centennial of the Philippine Se Jo Tong Lim Family Association.

Stamps featuring the Philippine Centennial Prestige Booklets

Due to operational requirements and to dispose of the Philippine Centennial Prestige Booklets issued in 1998 which are being sold at a 50{1104248511d637c6a51014dcaacb77de829b1de96a4faa7392b7bed9a15aa427} premium over face values and which includes 5 booklet panes with denominations that are mosHy obsolete by now, the Philippine Postal Corporation will issue four stamps from the booklets surcharged to current intemational mail rates.

Trivia about the birth anniversary of Fr. Andres de Urdaneta

Fr. Fray de Urdaneta was a Spanish Augustinian friar, sail captain and explorer who was in the Legaspi Expedition that left Spain for the Philippines on Novembe 21, 1564 on board the ship Capitana that sailed along with the galleons San Pablo and San Pedro and the tenders of San Juan and San Lucas.

The Cutting Edge

Are PSHS students really as good as the hype suggests? Are they better than the rest? How well do they compare vis-a-vis the private schools? One way of measuring is to compare the performance of its graduates in local and international events.

NSAT
Until a few years ago, the Department of Education conducted the annual  National Secondary Achiivement Test ( NSAT) to measure the level of mastery of desired learning competencies in five subject areas namely English, Filipino, Science, Mathematics, and Araling Panlipunan.

As expected, the PSHS Main Campus in Diliman had consistently ranked no. 1 in the country ahead of private schools such as Ateneo, La Salle, Poveda, and other city science high schools such as Manila Science and Quezon City Science.

The Philippine Science High School

History

The need to uplift the quality of science and technology education in the country and support the country's demand for scientists, technical researchers, technologists, engineers, and policy leaders paved the way for the creation of the Philippine Science High School. Then President Diosdado Macapagal signed into law Republic Act 3661, also known as the PSHS Charter on June 22, 1963. When the PSHS started out, it rented a building owned by the Philippine Government Employees' Association on a one -hectare site along the Elliptical Road in Quezon City. On August 1, 1970, the school moved to its present campus – using prefabricated buildings – on a 7 .5 hectare site in the North Triangle in Diliman, Quezon City. On July 1 , 1972, the school occupied its permanent buildings. The facilities then consisted of a main edifice called the Sciences & Humanities Building (SHB) and two dormitories.

On March 1989, additional facilities were set up at the rooftop of the SHB. A new IPS laboratory, a computer -integrated electronics laboratory, and a new auditorium were built. The fourth floor facilities also had a view deck. In 1982, Dr. Cleofe M. Bacufrgan started to envision a technology laboratory. The plans grew to larger proportions as it became apparent that the additional subjects in the PSHS curriculum needed science and technology laboratory facilities. A groundbreaking ceremony for a new building was held on September 1995. On September 9, 1996, the Advanced Science and Technology Building (ASTB) was inaugurated and blessed.