Category: Trivia

The Stamp Language

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.

Trivia about Philippine Birds III

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.

Trivia about the Baguio City

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.

 

Trivia about Philippine Birds V

The 14 birds featured are:

  1. Mindanao Bleeding Heart Pigeon (Gallicolumba criniger)
  2. Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)
  3. Black-chinned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus leclancheri)
  4. Metallic Pigeon (Columba vitiensis)
  5. Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans)
  6. Amethyst Brown Dove (Phapitreron amethystina)
  7. Grey Imperial Pigeon (Ducula pickeringii)
  8. Red Turtle Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)
  9. Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bicolor)
  10. Spotted-Imperial Pigeon (Ducula carola)
  11. Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi)
  12. Philippine Cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia)
  13. Java Sparrow (Padda oryzivora)
  14. Blue-capped Wood-Kingfisher (Actenoides hombroni)

Trivia about the Liong Tek Go Family Association

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.

Trivia about Philippine Colonial Bridges II

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.

Trivia about the Philippine lnternational Arts Festival 2009

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.

Trivia about the Ateneo de Davao University

 

The Ateneo de Davao University is one of nine schools in the Philippines owned and operated by the Society of Jesus. The school tradition at Ateneo de Davao University is the product of over four centuries of educational experience of the Jesuits. This tradition started with the establishment of a College in Messina in 1548 by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, and which is now found in many educational institutions through the on world managed by the Society of Jesus.