Category: Science & Technology

Trivia about St. Luke’s Medical Center

Founded in 1903 by American Episcopal missionary Charles Brent, St. Luke's Hospital started as a nine-bed ward and dispensary named Mosher Hall. In 1907, it became the University Hospital. Over the next three decades, bed capacity at St. Luke's Hospital increased to 140 beds. During the Japanese Occupation, the hospital's name was changed to Nippon Byoin.

Trivia about the Liceo de Cagayan University

This year marks the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the Liceo de Cagayan University. Founded in 1955 by the late Atty. Rodolfo N. Pelaez of Cagayan de Oro City and his wife, Elsa P. Pelaez of Cebu City, the Liceo offers a wide scope of faculties and programs, among others: the College of Arts and Sciences, Education, Commerce, Engineering, Law, Information Technology, Nursing, Criminology, Radiologic Technology, Physical Therapy, Graduate Studies and Basic Education Department.


Trivia about the Philippine Rice Research Institute

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country’s lead agency in rice science and development, will celebrate its 25 years today, Nov. 5, focusing on Rice Science for Development (S4D).

With S4D as its rallying call for five to ten years, PhilRice’s medium and long-term corporate plans centered on helping to attain and sustain rice self-sufficiency, reducing poverty and malnutrition, and achieving competitiveness in agricultural science and technology.

Based at Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, PhilRice has been responding to the rice farmers’ needs and the country’s endeavors to attain rice self-sufficiency since the Institute’s creation in Nov. 5, 1985.

Other than helping the country achieve rice self-sufficiency, an external review on PhilRice’s impact revealed that for each peso invested on the Institute, a net return or benefit of P4.45 for the Philippine economy was gained.

Trivia about the Grace Christian College


"In 1945, God allowed special people to catch a vision. The First Baptist Church of Doylestown, Pennsylvania sponsored a missionary conference and commissioned its own Pastor, Rev. and Mrs. Edwin Spahr as missionaries to the Philippines. Rev. and Mrs. Spahr ministered to the US servicemen stationed in Manila and handled pastoral duties to the Filipino congregation of FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MANILA.

“On the Philippine side, the vision started in a small house in Tanduay St., Manila. A renowned Chinese Christian educator, Mrs. Julia L. Tan had the vision- …academic excellence coupled with sound spiritual training.

“In God’s providence, the two visions were brought together. The “Spartan family”- Dr. and Mrs. Spahr and Mrs. Tan—prayed fervently and discussed this proposal together. Thus, the two vision and burden combined in God’s clear call to start a Christian missions school in the Philippines.

Trivia about DOST and PNRI

It was in 1958 when the Philippine Congress passed a law for the creation of the National Science Development Board (NSDB). Essentially, the National Science Development Board laid down the foundation stones of an organized national scientific development effort.




Trivia about Far Eastern University

In 1928, a group of eminent educators led by Dr. Nicanor Reyes, Sr. founded the Institute of Accountancy. And in November 5, 1933, Far Eastern College, a school offering liberal arts courses, merged with the Institute of Accountancy to bolster multidisciplinary degrees in accountancy, business, finance, the arts and sciences, technology, and law.


Trivia about the Philippines-China Diplomatic Relations


The Philippines and the People's Republic of China signed on 09 June 1975 the Joint Communique establishing diplomatic relations between them. Since then, relations between the two countries have evolved into one of the most important bilateral ties the Philippines has forged. The past twenty-five years bear witness to the increasing vibrancy of these relations.

Throughout the twenty-five years, the Philippines and China have exchanged high-level visits such as the State Visits to China of Philippine Presidents Ferdinand E. Marcos, Corazon C. Aquino, Fidel V. Ramos and Joseph Ejercito Estrada. Similarly, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, Premiers Zhao Ziyang, Li Peng, and Zhu Rongji visited the Philippines. These exchanges illustrate the significant strides already taken in the relationship between the two countries, a relationship firmly guided by the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-aggression, non-interference in each other's internal affairs, and equality.


Trivia about the Philippines-Korea Diplomatic Relations

The beginnings of Philippines-Korea relations are rooted in the commitment of both countries to freedom and democracy and in their common desire for peace and development. These values have served to sustain the friendship and cooperation which have characterized their relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties on 3 March 1949.