Category: Other / Miscellaneous

Trivia about the World Vision Development Foundation in the Philippines

World Vision is an international Christian humanitarian organization. The ministry began in the Philippines by helping three orphanages in the Philippines, namely: Mercyville Orphanage, Inc. in South Cotabato, Good Shepherd's Fold, Inc. in Iloilo and Waif Haven located at Davao City. In 1960, it operated as a relief organization and by 1972 opened an office in Manila.

Trivia about the United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations

Reaffirming the purposes and principles embodied in the Charter of the United Nations, which, infer alia, call for collective effort to strengthen friendly relations among nations, remove threats to peace and foster international cooperation in resolving international issues of an economic, social, cultural and humanitarian character and in promoting and encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all,

Trivia about the Postman Statue

The Postman statue in front of the Main Post Office was conceived during the incumbency of Postmaster General Felizardo R. Tanabe with the recommendation of the former Postmaster of the Manila Central Post Office, Reynaldo R. Martinez as the symbol of the Philippine Postal Service. It was constructed on September 15, 1975 to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of the establishment of the Bureau of Posts under the American regime but the inauguration was deferred indefinitely for the past 25 years.

Trivia about the Occupational Health Nurses Association of the Philippines (OHNAP)

This organization was found as The Industrial Nursing Unit of the Philippine Nurse’s Association in 1950 and Ms. Magdalena Valenzuela was credited as the founder. The first chairperson was Ms. Perla Gorres. It became the Occupational Health Nurse’s Association of the Philippines (OHNAP) on Sept. 10, 1969 with Ms. Annie Santos as the first president. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under registry #88653 on Sept. 25, 1979. It is probably the only nursing professional organization that confers a certified title to qualified members.

Trivia about The Golden Garuda of Palawan, Sunrise at Pusan Point and The Golden Tara of Agusan

The Golden Garuda of Palawan – Dating back to the 14th Century, A.D., the Garuda, a golden image of an eagle found at Brooke's Point, Palawan, was believed to be the vehicle of the Hindu God, Vishnu at the height of power of the Hindi-inspired Madjapahit Empire. This image along with other artifacts and the Filipino words of Sanskrit origin are testaments of Hindu influence in pre-colonial Philippine society.

Trivia about the Universal Postal Union

The first known postal document, found in Egypt, dates from 255 Be. But even before that time postal services existed on nearly every continent in the form of messengers serving kings and emperors. Over time, religious orders and universities added their own message delivery systems and eventually, private individuals were allowed to use these messengers in order to communicate with one another. In these early postal system the postal charges were generally paid by the recipient.