This section contains facts about the Philippines. It is interesting to know things about our country which perhaps we have not heard about before. This editor will endeavor to publish as many information that can be gathered to fill up this section. Here are some interesting facts about the Philippines:
9 September 2016
Just about to update this section because I am at this point gathering additional information about my country. They don’t come that easy but, with the modern technology we have right now – of course, I am talking about the Internet – there’s no reason why I can’t find the information I am looking for. Well, other than what I put out in this section, my family back in the Philippines helps me out with the updates and those facts unknown to the outside world and even unknown to a lot of Filipinos who have have migrated in different countries around the globe. So, hang on and be on the look out for what’s coming up in the next few days….cheers…..
03 September 2011
I have some new interesting facts about the Philippines which I wish to share with everyone:
Did you know that: the Philippine flag is the only flag in the world which is hoisted upside-down when the country is in war.
Did you also know that: this nation was baptized the Philippines, after King Philip II of Spain.
That the: people of the Philippines are from 4 different ethnic origins such as Malay, Chinese, Spanish and American.
That’s it folks, we’ll have something else next time around…Eric
02 September 2011
No too many Filipinos abroad take time out to learn about what is going on in the Philippines. But everybody is aware of important events celebrated in the Philippines, like the Independence Day, National Heroes day, All-Saints day, and others. We miss though to update ourselves with current developments that recognize the “greatness of spirit in selfless service to the people’s of Asia”, and I am talking about the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation Award. The Ramon Magsaysay Award was created in 1957 to honour the late Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay, whose life was lost in a plance crash in 1957. Magsaysay was a well-loved President for his simplicity and humility, his passion for justice, particularly for the poor and his advancement of human dignity. This year, five individuals and one organization, from India, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines, received Asia’s highest honour, the 2011 Ramon Magsaysay Award. The Awardees are:
Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI), from the Philippines, is recognized for ”their collective vision, technological innovations, and partnership practices to make appropriate technologies improve the lives and livelihoods of the rural poor in upland Philippine communities and elsewhere in Asia.”
Harish Hande, from India. He is for “his passionate and pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through a social enterprise that brings customized, affordable, and sustainable electricity to India’s vast rural populace, encouraging the poor to become asset creators.”
Hasanain Juaini, from Indonesia. is being awarded for “his holistic, community-based approach to pesantren education in Indonesia, creatively promoting values of gender equality, religious harmony, environmental preservation, individual achievement, and civic engagement among young students and their communities.”
Koul Panha, from Cambodia. He is honored for “his determined and courageous leadership of the sustained campaign to build an enlightened, organized and vigilant citizenry who will ensure fair and free elections — as well as demand accountable governance by their elected officials — in Cambodia’s nascent democracy.”
Nileema Mishra, from India. She is recognized for “her purpose-driven zeal to work tirelessly with villagers in Maharashtra, India, organizing them to successfully address both their aspirations and their adversities through collective action and heightened confidence in their potential to improve their own lives.”
Tri Mumpuni, from Indonesia. She is being awarded for “her determined and collaborative efforts to promote micro hydropower technology, catalyze needed policy changes, and ensure full community participation, in bringing electricity and the fruits of development to the rural areas of Indonesia.”
RMAF President Carmencita T. Abella, herself said and I quote: “All are deeply involved in addressing issues that impact human progress not only in their respective countries, but indeed, in all ofAsia. They are showing how commitment, competence, and collaborative leadership can truly transform individual lives and galvanize community action”.
Our world is indeed gifted with remarkable individuals whose talents, intelligence, genius and strong sense of service for the good of the people, make them exceptional. Much can be learned from the examples of their great persons, specially the political leaders of the countries they represent.
Till next issue my friends….Eric
01 September 2011 –
I bet you didn’t know that: Filipinos were introduced to the English language in 1762 by British invaders and not the Americans as it had always been thought.
I bet you also didn`t know that: The one-chip video camera was first made by a Filipino inventor from New Jersey, Marc Loinaz.
Did you also not know that: Los Angeles, California was co-founded by a Filipino named Antonio Miranda Rodriguez, along with 43 Latinos from Mexico sent by the Spanish Government in 1781.
More interesting things to come your way…ciao! ..Eric
22 August 2011.
I have more interesting facts about the Philippines to tell you.
Did you know that the Philippines is regarded the “text capital of the world”. That there are about 350 to 400 million text messages sent daily by 35 million cell phone users in the country. This number is more than the total daily text messages sent in the U.S.and Europe put together.
Did you know that the rarest and most expensive seashell in the world called “Conus Gloriamaris”, is one of the 12,000 species of seashells found in the Philippines. There are about 500 coral species known worldwide and about 488 are found in the country.
Did you know that ice cold beer is drank with ice cubes in the Philippines.. More to come next…Eric