Category: Trivia

Trivia about Philippine Birds IV

1. Brahminy Kite (Haliastur Indus) – common in open areas often near water, but also in mountains. They fly with their wings held forward and slightly bent at wrist. They call with distinctive nasal ah-a-eeehhh.
2. Olive-Backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis) ,- most common lowland sunbird usually found in coconut plantations. Female sunbird has uniform olive green upper parts and uniform yellow underparts. They call che-wheeeeet or a loud, clear sweeet sweeet.

 

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 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 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 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 Philippine Birds VI

1. Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella) – Asian Fairy Bluebirds are common and conspicuous in forest canopy in lowlands and middle elevations, singly or in small groups. The male has a unique brilliant blue and velvety black plumage. This bird calls a loud series of snapping whistles wavering whip whip whip-aaww or weeep weeep weee paw.
2. Dwarf-Kingfisher (Ceyx lepidus) – Dwarf Kingfishers are uncommon in low understory of lowland forest, singly or in pairs, not usually associated with water. Very fast darting almost invisibly from perch to perch. Color above varies from bright cobalt blue to aqua blue. All blue upperparts and rufous yellow underparts separate it from Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher. They call high-pitched metallic pe-teeeet pe-teeeet while perched.

 

Trivia about the Development Bank of the Philippines

Development Bank of the Philippines' history can be traced back to the Commonwealth years when the early infrastructure for development financing was laid down by the government.

In 1935, the National Loan and Investment Board (NUB) was created to coordinate and manage government trust funds such as the Postal Savings Fund and the Teachers' Retirement Fund.

 

 

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.