Category: Institutions

Trivia about Scouting

One hundred years ago, Lord Baden-Powell ran his experimental camp on Brownsea Island on the South Coast of England, for 20 boys from different social backgrounds. Today, Scouting is a million times bigger and involves girls and boys, women and men from every origin, religion and culture, and nearly every country in the world.

 

Trivia about the Baguio Country Club

In the year 1900 the U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root ordered the 2nd Philippine Commission “Do not forget to look for that cold place!” The Commission by then had heard of this fabled “paradise” from the Spaniards who were leaving after the Philippines had been purchased from Spain. The cold place was “Kafagway” inhabited by 30 Igorots, 10 llocanos and a white man-a German named Otto Sheerer.

Trivia about the Mary Johnston Hospital

The hospital that we are serving today began on December 10, 1906, as a small clinic, the Dispensaria Betana in a Bible School for women along Rizal Avenue in Sta. Cruz, Manila. The room was offered by the principal of the Bible school at the request of Dr. Rebecca Parish, missionary doctor from Indiana, USA.

 

Trivia about the University of Santo Tomas (UST)

“The University of Santo Tomas gratefully looks back to July 24,1605, when Bishop Miguel de Benavides, O.P., the third Archbishop of Manila bequeathed a modest amount from his personal funds and his personal library collection for use in the establishment of a ‘seminary-college’ to prepare young men for the priesthood.

 
“Thus, on April 28, 1611, the Colegio de Nuestra Senora del Santisimo Rosario, later named Colegio de Santo Tomas, was born in its original campus within the walled city called Intramuros.
 
“On November 20, 1645, the College was elevated to the rank of a University by Pope Innocent X. King Charles of Spain granted the title “Royal University” to UST in 1785, for the exceptional loyalty shown by its administration and students who volunteered to defend Manila against the British invasion.

Trivia about the Veterans Federation of the Philippines

Philpost will issue a se-tenant pair of stamps depicting how the Filipino war heroes, otherwise known as veterans, who fought in World War II and in Korean War as well, and which also shows the logo of the VFP.

The VFP was created by virtue of Republic Act no. 2640, entitled, “An Act to Create a Public Corporation to be known as the Veterans Federation of the Philippines, defining its powers, and for other purposes.” This law was approved by President Carlos P. Garcia on June 18, 1960 and was later amended by Batas Pambansa Blg. 35. It is the umbrella organization of veterans of the Philippine National Guard, World War II and the Korean War, their widows, and sons and daughters and is involved in looking after their welfare.

Trivia about the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation

Manila Bulletin, which was first published by American teacher Carson C. Taylor and circulated in Manila on February 2, 1900 as the Daily Bulletin, ls the oldest newspaper in the country today. Starting as a business newspaper, Taylor conceptualized the Daily Bulletin “to give the public accurate and reliable shipping and commercial information.”