Category: People

Trivia about the birth anniversary of Fr. Andres de Urdaneta

Fr. Fray de Urdaneta was a Spanish Augustinian friar, sail captain and explorer who was in the Legaspi Expedition that left Spain for the Philippines on Novembe 21, 1564 on board the ship Capitana that sailed along with the galleons San Pablo and San Pedro and the tenders of San Juan and San Lucas.

Trivia about Roque B. Ablan

Outstanding public servant and World War II hero, Roque Ablan was born on 09 August 1906 in Laoag, llocos Norte to Victor Ablan and Raymunda Blanco. He obtained his Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1929 and Bachelor of Laws degree in 1930 from the University of the Philippines. That same year, he took the bar examinations, placing 9th among the successful examinees.

Who’s Who? on Stamps

The 33rd President of the U.S. Succeeded F.D Roosevelt. He accepted the German Surrender. On April 25 his telephoned speech opened the San Francisco Conference establishing the United Nations. Made a controversial decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan thus ending WWIl.

Trivia about the Vice President Jejomar Binay

The Philippine Postal Corporation, through the Stamp Committee, in its 11th Regular Meeting held last July 28, 2010, approved the issuance of the Vice-President Inauguration Stamp for Hon. Jejomar Binay. It is classified as a “Special” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 35,000 pieces. It will be issued on November 11, 2010, in time for the birthday of the Vice-President.

The stamp will show the Vice-President taking his “Oath of Office” administered by Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio- Morales, while his wife, Dr. Elenita Binay holds the Holy Bible.

Technical Description: Inauguration of the 15th Vice President of the
Republic of the Philippines


Trivia about the Philippine National Artists

Carlos Quirino – is best known for his early biography of Jose Rizal. He also wrote several works on Philippine history and biographies of President Manuel Quezon and the painter Damian Domingo. In 1997 he was recognised as a National Artist of the Philippines for Historical Literature.

Leonor Orosa Goquingco – was a Filipino national artist in creative dance. She could play the piano, draw, design scenery and costumes, sculpt, act, direct, dance and choreograph. Her pen name was Cristina Luna and she was known as Trailblazer, Mother of Philippine Theater Dance and Dean of Filipino Performing Arts Critics. She died on July 15 2005 of “cardiac arrest secondary to cerebro-vascular accident” at the age of 87.

Trivia about the Paintings of Juan Luna

Juan Luna paintings taken from the book of "Juan Luna, The Filipino Painter" by Santiago Albano Pilar and published by Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc., 1980.  The diskette with the paintings was provided by Carminda Arevalo of the National Historical Institute.

An internationally acclaimed Filipino painter who brought honor to the Philippines. Juan Luna was born in Badoc, Ilocos Norte on October 24, 1857. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ateneo de Manila. In 1877, he entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, Spain, where he won the high praises of his Spanish teachers.

Trivia about Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s Roots in Fujian, China

On January 23, 2003, a Philippine delegation led by Philippine Congress Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. and Congressman Roque Ablan, Jr. descendants of the Rizal clan, officials of the Knights of Rizal and members of the Filipino & Chinese business community held the wreath-laying ceremony before the Rizal Monument in the Rizal Park in Siongque Village (called “Zhang-Guo” in Mandarin Chinese), Jinjiang City, Fujian Province, People’s Republic of China.

Trivia about Don Eugenio H. Lopez

Don Eugenio H. Lopez was born on July 20, 1901 in Jaro, lloilo to Benito and Presentacion Hofilena. After graduating with an AB cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila in 1919, Don Eugenio went on to Law studies at the University of the Philippines, graduating in 1923. He passed the bar exams in 1928 and underwent a year of post-graduate studies in law at Harvard. But Don Eugenio spent only three years in law practice. instead, in 1928, he decided to embark on twin careers as a pioneering businessman and a crusading newspaper publisher.

Trivia about the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Inauguration

Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947) is a Filipino politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010, as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga. She was the country's second female president (after Corazón Aquino), and the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal.

Trivia about General Paciano Rizal

Born on March 9, 1851 Paciano Mercado Rizal y Alonzo was the elder and only brother of Jose Rizal. Paciano studied under Justiniano Aquino Cruz and later at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran under the tutelage of Fr. Jose Burgos one of the Filipino priests who was garroted at Bagumbayan in 1872. Paciano took over the family business when his father became too old to manage it. ln 1882 together with his uncle, he sent his younger brother Jose to continue his studies in Europe. Paciano supported his brother's activities including his involvement in the Propaganda Movement.