Are stamps where part or all of the receipt are given over to some charitable cause, public welfare, or other relief fund. On most of these stamps are mentioned the amount for postage in addition to a surtax for the find.
"1 Seek Your Face, 0 Lord." These words of the Psalmist (Ps. 27:8) reflect the unfathomable desire of a simple priest to seek the face of Jesus. He found it in the face of the poor, not the materially destitute, but those hungry and thirsty for an intimacy with a loving God.
Mountain Verditer-Flycatcher ( Eumyias panayensis )
Common in forest, it is popularly called "Lito-lito" in Pilipino. Forehead, lores and chin, deep black; feather bordering black, face bright verditer blue, rest of upperparts verditer blue; belly and undertail coverts white; wing and tail feathers dark grey edged in brighter verditer blue.
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.
|In 1900, when the Americans first came to baguio, it was the only "rancheria," whose dominant feature was a large, low-lying area Kafagway. There were only a few houses and no roads. During the dry season it was a pasture for cattle and horses, but much of the year, it was marshland with a shallow lake where residents hunted for ducks and snipes. Kafagway roughly covered the same area as the present city of Baguio.|
The 14 birds featured are:
- Mindanao Bleeding Heart Pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger)
- Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)
- Black-chinned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus leclancheri)
- Metallic Pigeon (Columba vitiensis)
- Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans)
- Amethyst Brown Dove (Phapitreron amethystina)
- Grey Imperial Pigeon (Ducula pickeringii)
- Red Turtle Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)
- Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor)
- Spotted-Imperial Pigeon (Ducula carola)
- Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)
- Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia)
- Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora)
- Blue-capped Wood-Kingfisher (Actenoides hombroni)
Bridge building in the country is integral to the development of communities. It helps in the opening up of communities to various forms of land transport allowing thus the development of trade and relations between once distant and detached areas. The early history of bridge building was attributed to both the Spanish missionaries and conquistadors. During the early period of American rule, the Bureau of Public Works was created to initiate further the task of linking the Philippines together with spans that for some still serve the commuting public. The bridges highlight an architectural and engineering form that has served nobly the interest of the country.
The Go Families' ancestors, starting from Tai Bei Kong of Shanxi Province, China, took the first step to migrate sometime from 618 AD in the Tang Dynasty, continuing through 1368 A.D. in the Ming Dynasty and up to 1644 during the Ching Dynasty.
Through the efforts of the National Commission for Culture & the Arts (NCCA), February is declared under Presidential Degree No. 683 as the National Arts Month. The NCCA provides support to various artistic activities in the country through its Grants Programs. It has also provided many talented individual and groups, especially in the performing arts, the opportunity to study in various institutions abroad and/or compete in international festivals or contest,and many of them have returned bringing honor to the country.
|1. Brahminy Kite (Haliastur Indus) – common in open areas often near water, but also in mountains. They fly with their wings held forward and slightly bent at wrist. They call with distinctive nasal ah-a-eeehhh.|
|2. Olive-Backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis) ,- most common lowland sunbird usually found in coconut plantations. Female sunbird has uniform olive green upper parts and uniform yellow underparts. They call che-wheeeeet or a loud, clear sweeet sweeet.|