The Philippine Rotary Centennial stamp is a joint project of the Rotary Club of Makati Central (RCMC) and the R.I. District 3830,
The Camera Club of the Philippines is an association of photography enthusiasts. It is the oldest continuing photographic society in the country, perhaps even in Asia. Founded on August 19, 1928, it existed without a break except for a brief period in 1942-46 because of the Japanese occupation.
The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) is an organization "of farmers, by farmers, and for farmers. It was founded on the Feast Day of Christ the King, October 25, 1953, by a group of lay Catholic leaders led by the late Dean Jeremias U. Montemayor. From the ashes of the Huk insurgency during the 1950s, the turbulent 1960s, the cataclysm of the martial Law years, the extraordinary events of EDSA, and up to the present day, the FFF has tirelessly fought for the rights of the small Filipino farmer.
Saying that drugs kill more people than the combined forces of terrorism and SARS, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has called on all Filipinos, especially the youth, to launch a new People Power against the drug menace in the country.
Fifty years ago, the first Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) linguists arrived in the Philippines at the invitation of President Ramon Magsaysay and others. Twenty years later, SIL achieved the distinction of receiving the Magsaysay Award for International Understanding. Today SIL is recognized as an international NGO in consultative status with UNESCO and the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
This is the first time that the World Meeting of Families will be held in Asia. The first was held in Rome (1994) during the Year of the Family, the second in Rio de Janeiro (1997), and the third in Rome (2000) in the framework of the Jubilee of Families.