Category: Trivia

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 great achievers in Philippine Art

The range of subjects in Philippine contemporary painting can be as wide and varied as the artist's imagination. Even scenes that appear "typical" may be re-interpreted and given new treatment. How often have we encountered landscape paintings with churches, or images of jeepney's, women in groups. or sidewalk vendors? And yet.

Trivia about Valentine’s Day

According to church tradition, St. Valentine was a priest near Rome in about the year 270 AD. At the time the Roman Emperor Claudius II issued an edict forbidding marriage. When Claudius II became the emperor, he thought that he can make good soldiers. So, to assure good soldiers, he banned marriage.

St. Valentine saw the trauma of young lovers, so he met them in a secret place and joined them in the sacrament of matrimony. Claudius learned this and arrested Valentine and executed him on February 24, 270.

 

Trivia about Philippine Birds II

 

Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Medium sized bird with forehead pale grey leading into greyish brown head and back; dark brown wings; throat white; breast and belly golden buff.

 

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.

 

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 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 different landmarks in Taguig City

TAGUIG CITY HALL – Taguig seat of government was originally situated in Brgy. Sta. Ana and was later transferred to Brgy. Tuktukan in the early 1970s. After enduring various calamities throughout its 20-year history, the building then suffered severe structural damages. In2003, the Taguig Municipal Hall underwent a major facelift, through the initiatives of current mayor Sigfrido Tinga. The newly-renovated building was inaugurated on April 24, 2004,in time with Taguig's 4l7th Founding Anniversary.On December 8 of the same year, Taguig was declared a city, by virtue of Comelec's en banc decision confirming the results of the 1998 plebescite and ratifuing its conversation from municipality to a highly urbanized city.

FORT BONIFACIO – Now considered the seat of progress in Taguig, Fort Bonifacio used to be a military camp back in the American colonial period.The US government acquired a 2,578 hectare property of Taguig for military purposes and named it Fort McKinley after US President William McKinley. On May 14, 1949, Fort McKinley was finally turned over to the Philippine govemment by virtue of US Embassy Note No. 0570. In 1957, it became the permanent headquarters of the Philippine Army. It was subsequently renamed Fort Bonifacio after Andres Bonifacio, whose father, Santiago Bonifacio, was a native of Tipas, Taguig. When Fort Bonifacio was privatized and placed under the administration of the Bases Conversation Development Authority, the whole area was restored to Taguig.