Category: Commemoratives

Trivia about the Year of the Pig

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2007 is a Year of the Pig (Fire) which begins on February 18, 2007 and ends on February 6, 2008. The Chinese New Year does not begin on 1st of January, but on a date, which corresponds with the second New Moon after the winter equinox, so it varies from year to year.

Trivia about the Philippine Postal Service

The launching of two beautiful special stamps in celebration of the 108th Anniversary of the Postal Service pays tribute to the sturdiness and beauty of the post office building in Manila. The stamps aptly capture in miniature the main post office building, from its ruins to restoration. Touted as one of the most dominating landmarks in Metro Manila and considered the grandest and the most beautiful building of its time, it was built during the early American occupation in 1926.

Trivia about the Year of the Dog

The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the year. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the western linear concept. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the month, and is constructed in a different fashion than the western solar calendar. It is the longest chronological record in history, dating from 2600 B.C., when Emperor Huang Ti introduced the first cycle of the zodiac.

Trivia about the 12 Animals of the Lunar New Year Cycle

The origin of the 12 animal signs is not very clear. But most legends credit Buddha (circa 563 – 483 B.C.) with the creation of the 12 animal cycle. Supposedly, he invited all the animals in jungle to visit him, but for some reason, only 12 animals showed up. To thank them, Buddha gave each animal a year which would be dedicated to that animal alone.

Trivia about the Pfizer Philippines

The story of Pfizer Philippines can be traced back to 1954 when it registered as a corporation with a total of 9 employees. Its entry into the pharmaceutical industry was not without challenges as the business climate in country during the 50's proved to be volatile. Driven by dynamic leadership and pioneering spirit, the local team sought to provide value to the community through the business.

 

Trivia about the First 4 Philippine Stamps Issued

The Philippines was one of the first countries in Asia to issue postage stamps (in 1854), 14 years after the first postage stamps were issued in England in 1840.

The Philippine Postal Corporation, in cooperation with the APO Philatelic Society and the Philatelic Society of the Philippines (PSP), is putting up a 150-frame stamp exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first Philippine postage stamps, POSTPEX 2004.

 

Trivia about the State Visit of U.S. President George W. Bush to the Philippines

The state visit of U.S. President George W. Bush on October 18,2003 further cemented Philippine-U.S. relations. It came at a time when the world was on the throes of terrorism which upto now remains unyielding. But firm as the terrorists are, the U.S. and its allies (including the Philippines) are just as determined to seek out and destroy their enemies in a kind of warfare that is not conventional and which could not have an end in sight.

Trivia about the “FILIPINAS 2004” Stamp Exhibition – series 4, 5, 6

The “FILIPINAS 2004” Stamp Exhibition, which will be held at the SM Megatrade Hall, 5th Floor, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first Philippine postage stamps. The 3-day show, from January 30 to February 1, 2004, will showcase Philippine stamp issues since 1854.

Trivia about the Year of the Monkey

Of all the twelve signs in the cycle, this one produces people of the most extra ordinary nature. The Monkey is mischievous, high-spirited, a joker who is always full of comedy–but he is devious with it. Although he's a sociable creature giving the impression that he gets on famously with everybody, this great rapport is often nothing but a ruse on the Monkey’s part: he is in the fact egotistical and selfish.