Category: Trivia

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.

 

Trivia about Philippine Birds VII

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Barn Swallows are abundant visitors recorded from late July to early June, in a range of habitats from the coast to above the forest in high mountains. They are fast, graceful flyers that may be close to the ground or high in the sky. Deeply forked tail, dark breast band, and whitish or buff underparts that separates it from resident Pacific Swallow. Barn Swallows call musical twittering.

Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also featured on the P100 stamp but on this new stamp, only its upper body is shown.

Trivia about the Deep-Sea Lobsters of the Philippines

Deep-Sea

Lobsters

of the

Philippines

Chelarctus aureus (Holthuis, 1963) – LOCUST LOBSTER

This lobster is found at depthi ranglng from 100 meters to 152 meters in Tayabas Bay and off Lubang Island in the Philippines, as well as in Fiji, Indonesia and South China Sea (Holthuis 2000).

 

Trivia about the Filipino children play

1. Tumbang Preso – is a game that is distinctly Filipino. Three (3) players are needed for this game but having more players would be more challenging and fun. There must be an "it" player to defend the can from other players to prevent them from knocking the can down. Players usually use slippers when playing this game- When all the players shall have used up all their slippers without knocking down the can, the "ii" player chases everyone and tag who he/she wishes to become the new "it".

 

Trivia about the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games emblem" Chinese Seal, Dancing Beijing" is filled with Beijing's hospitality and hopes and carries the city to the world. It is a symbol of trust and an expression of self-confidence, standing for the solemn yet sacred promise that Beijing, the host city of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games has made to the world and to all mankind. It conveys the unique cultural quality and elegance of Chinese civilization.

 

 

Trivia about the “Parisian Life” by Juan Luna

"Parisian Life", also known as "Interior d'un Cafe" was painted in c 1892 by Juan Luna. The oil on canvass painting, 22 inches long ~ and 31 inches in width, and now housed at the GSIS Museum of fA Art-Pasay City, features three Filipino patriots – Jose Rizal, Juan Luna, and Ariston Bautista Lin. It was given by Juan Luna to Ariston Bautista Lin who kept it in his Quiapo house, site of the Propaganda and Katipunan movements.

 

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 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

On August 8, 1967 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established. It was first established with five members, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Then on January 8, 1984, Brunei Darussalam joined, followed by Vietnam on July 28, 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on July 23, 1997 and Cambodia on April 30, 1999.

 

Trivia about the First Philippine Assembly

The Philippine Assembly was established in the Philippines pursuant to the Act of Congress of July 1, 1902 otherwise known as the Philippine Bill of 1902. A general election of members of the Philippine Assembly was held on July 30, 1907. The Nacionalista Party, the party that advocated "immediate and complete independence" headed by Sergio Osrnefia, captured the majority of the 80-seat Assembly.

Trivia about Philippine Birds VIII

1. Black-naped Oriole (Orio/us chinensis) – Black naped-Oriole are common and widespread in early second growth, open scrub and gardens, alone or in groups. It has a distinctive black and bright yellow plumage and its large size separates it from other species of orioles. This bird is fairly tame and noisy and can be heard from far away. Loud and pleasant pee-yaaaaooww or keeaaaooww call are repeated every few seconds often with several birds calling together.
2. Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) – The Philippine Eagle is the national bird of the Philippines. It is uncommon in forests from lowlands to over 2000m, usually in mountainous areas. It hunts from within the forest canopy from perches. It has huge body size, broad but relatively short wings, long tail, nearly all white underparts including underwin. Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting October 30, 2007 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.