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 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 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.

 

Trivia about the San Diego de Alcala Cathedral

The Parish of San Diego de Alcala was established in 1582 in its present site and was transferred to Silangan in the island of Alabat in 1638. It was burned by Dutch invaders in 1665 and reconstructed at its present site in 1846. It is bounded at the southeast by the municipality of Lopez, at the south by the sea, and at the northeast by the municipality of Plaridel, formerly a barrio of Atimonan. The first parish priest was either Fray Diego De Oropesa or Fray Esteban Ortiz of the Franciscan order.

 

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.