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Jun 8 05 9:18 AM

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Jeepney, The King Of The Road....


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This unique vehicle originally was an American G.I. surplus jeep converted into public utility vehicle to solve the scarcity of transit in the country after the war. From a plain 6 passenger to the recent 18-passenger type, evolved its extraordinary extended looks furnished with idiosyncratic designs, colorful paintings and stickers of various brand names.

Jeepney is the result of Filipinos’ ingenuity on creating practical objects out of nothing.

Nowadays, these assemblage of metals, surplus engines, decors and fetishes rattle the cities and towns throughout the country symbolizing the Philippines’ adaptive approach to global influence.

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Jun 8 05 9:25 AM

Mango- Philippines’ sweetest delight

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This exotic tropical fruit popularly known to be yellow in color obtained its addictive taste through its meticulous harvest procedures. It matures after 3 months and a half from the time of its flower blooms, carefully handpicked while still green and harvested between 9am- 3pm to prevent rapid exudation of the latex. Mature mangoes turned fully ripe from 6-12 days after harvest. Timing is important for transporting this fruit as it is highly perishable. Keeping it refrigerated at 10 degrees Celsius remains green for 2 weeks.

It is a wonder fruit of versatile ways to enjoy its taste. Green mango can be served as a salad component, while golden yellow mango has varieties of ways to savor its uniqueness. It can be served as plain, processed, dried or frozen, this delicious fruit is world known for its sweetest character. Ripened by the heat of tropical sun, this wonder fruit is a perfect dessert served in many ways.

Considered “Fruit of the Gods”, Philippine Mango is well-known worldwide for its best qualities, which cannot be outshined by any variety of mangoes around the globe.

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Jun 9 05 9:00 AM

Aetas are descendants of a race of people who are believed to have first settled in the Philippines 25,000 to 30,000 years ago using land bridges between the Philippines and mainland Asia. (It has been theorized that during the Ice Age, the waters around the Philippines fell to around 156 feet below its level resulting in the exposure of large areas of land that served as land bridges between the Philippines and mainland Asia.) The last Aeta migration to the Philippines is believed to have occurred between 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. The Aetas are generally shorter than most Filipinos and are usually of darker skin.

- "Gat" is an aristocratic title.

- "Lakan" is another aristocratic title.

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Jun 11 05 12:23 PM

Bataan Death March

Bataan Death March- forced march of 70,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during world war II. Starting out from Mariveles, at the southern end of Bataan Peninsula, on April 9, 1942, these soldiers were forced-marched 88 km to San Fernando Pampanga, then taken by trail to Capas, from there they walked for the remaining 13 km to Camp O’Donnell. They were tortured, starved and often kicked or beaten on their way. Those who fell were bayoneted. Around 7,000- 10,000 perished on the way while some were able to scape to the jungle. Only 54,000 reached the camp.

After the war, the Japanese commander who led the invasion of the Philippines, Gen. Homma Masaharu was charged by the U.S. military commission in Manila on February 1946 as the one responsible for the death march. Convicted, he was executed on April 3.





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Jul 22 05 7:21 PM

Trinidad Tecson
(1848-1928)

Mother of Biak-na-Bato. Born in San Miguel, Bulacan, on November 18, 1848. Even though women-members of the Katipunan were exempted from the pact, she participated in Sanduguan(blood compact). She fought fearlessly in 12 bloody battles of the revolution in Bulacan, including the famous Battle of Biak-na-Bato. Later, she became known as The Mother of the Philippine Red Cross. Died on June 28, 1928.

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Sep 10 06 7:34 AM

1887 - Noong Abril 1, 1887, itinatag ang La Opinion, pang-araw-araw na pahayagan nina Julian del Pozo at Jesus Polanco, na pinamatnugutan ni Carlos Pe-aranda.

1902 - Noong Abril 1, 1902, biglang nagkaroon ng El Mercantile na inedit ni Jose Ma. Romero 1925-Noong Abril 1, 1925, lumabas ang The Tribune, sister publication ng La Vanguardia at Taliba.

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Sep 10 06 7:36 AM

1571 - Noong Hunyo 24, 1571 ay nagtagala si Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, kasabay ng St. John's day, ng dalawang "alcaldes in ordinary," isang "alguacil mayor," at 12 "regidores" sa Maynila.


1962 - Noong Hunyo 24, 1862 ay ibinasura ni Pangulong Macapagal ang Peace and Amelioration Fund and Commission

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Sep 21 06 6:13 PM

Yesterday, 34 years ago, Martial Law was declared in the Philippines. Those who fail to learn from the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. tambayan/cheekkiss.gif tambayan/chair.gif tambayan/madslap.gif

Walang manunupil sa bayan na walang nagpapasupil!
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Oct 3 06 10:57 AM

QUOTE (madaku_mobutu @ September 21, 2006 08:15 pm)
Yesterday, 34 years ago, Martial Law was declared in the Philippines. Those who fail to learn from the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. tambayan/cheekkiss.gif tambayan/chair.gif tambayan/madslap.gif

biggrin.gif basta ako si pareng magellan ang nag dala ng chritianity satin biggrin.gif


actually d nman talga sina magellan dapat sting bansa pupunta ang plano nilang puntahan ay malaca=the spicy island biggrin.gif


napadpad lang sila stin ksi n ubusin sila ng pagkain


eh friendly ang mga pilipino kya un.... the rest is a history n nga tambayan/ohyeah.gif

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Oct 12 06 3:06 AM

QUOTE (rhedz @ October 03, 2006 12:59 pm)
biggrin.gif basta ako si pareng magellan ang nag dala ng chritianity satin biggrin.gif


actually d nman talga sina magellan dapat sting bansa pupunta ang plano nilang puntahan ay malaca=the spicy island biggrin.gif


napadpad lang sila stin ksi n ubusin sila ng pagkain


eh friendly ang mga pilipino kya un.... the rest is a history n nga tambayan/ohyeah.gif

Oo nga , dear. Pinoys were so friendly, he died. tambayan/roflmaooooooooooooooooooooooooo.gif

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Oct 28 06 5:34 AM

QUOTE (madaku_mobutu @ October 12, 2006 03:04 am)
Oo nga , dear. Pinoys were so friendly, he died. tambayan/roflmaooooooooooooooooooooooooo.gif

hahahahaha tambayan/roflmaooooooooooooooooooooooooo.gif tambayan/roflmaooooooooooooooooooooooooo.gif ngayon lang ulit ako n padpad dito ah tambayan/4_6_2v.gif

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Nov 12 06 2:47 AM

PHILIPPINES MODERN HISTORY: The terrible Gloria Macapagal-Arrovo, her husband mercenary lawyer Mike Arroyo, jueteng congressman son Mikey Arroyo, 2007 candidate Dato Arroyo and diplomacyLuli Arroyo, jueteng brother-in-law congressman Iggy "Jose Pidal" Arroyo, her illegitimate occupationist government, the not silent majority corrupt congressmen of the 13th congress who defy the Filipino's will to oust the crooked regime of Arroyo, and all her secretaries and under-secretaries should not be forgotten in our history. tambayan/bleh.gif



Pres'l Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales--Partido Sosyalista

Sec. Rigoberto Tiglao--Founding member of leftist KM

Sec. Mike Defensor--Past President of activist org. NUSP

Atty. Macalintal--A legal mercenary hindi luminary.

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Nov 19 06 7:54 AM

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- In the Philippines, Filipinos were introduced to the English language in 1762 by British invaders, not Americans.

- "What's still most impressive to me about the Philippines is the friendliness of the people, their sense of humor...," wrote Honolulu journalist John Griffin in a 1998 visit to Manila.

- What is the world's 3rd largest English-speaking nation, next to the USA and the UK? The Philippines.

- The USA bought the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam from Spain in 1898. The Filipino-American Independence War from 1898 to 1902 ensued, killing 4,234 Americans and how many Filipinos? 16,000 were killed in action and 200,000 died from famine and pestilence. (The Philippines lost and was colonized until 1946.)

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Nov 19 06 7:56 AM

- Los Angeles, California was co-founded in 1781 by a Filipino named Antonio Miranda Rodriguez, along with 43 Latinos from Mexico sent by the Spanish government.

- What antibiotic did Filipino doctor Abelardo Aguilar co-discover? Hint: Brand is Ilosone, named after Iloilo. Erythromycin.

- The one-chip video camera was first made by Marc Loinaz, a Filipino inventor from New Jersey.




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Nov 19 06 7:58 AM

- The first ever international Grandmaster from Asia was Eugenio Torre who won at the Chess Olympiad in Nice, France in 1974.

- This son of two Filipino physicians scored over 700 on the verbal portion of the Standardized Achievement Test (SAT) before age 13 - Kiwi Danao Camara of Punahou School, Hawaii.

- Edward Sanchez, a Mensa member, bagged the grand prize in the first Philippine Search for Product Excellence in Information Technology.

- Who was the Filipino-American dancer who scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT? Joyce Monteverde of California.

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Nov 19 06 7:59 AM

- Who invented the fluorescent lamp? Thomas Edison discovered the electric light and the fluorescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla. But the fluorescent lamp we use today was invented by Agapito Flores (a Cebu man named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer), a Filipino scientist. Americans helped then Philippine leader Ramon Magsaysay to develop it for worldwide commerce.

- (Yes! Many foreigners have noted that the Filipino population has Asia's highest rates of inventors and international beauty queens.) Two Filipina beauties, Gloria Diaz and Margie Morgan, chosen as Miss Universe in 1969 and 1973.

- Pure or part Filipino celebrities in American showbiz include Von Flores, Tia Carrere, Paolo Montalban, Lea Salonga, Ernie Reyes Jr., Nia Peeples, Julio Iglesias Jr., Lou Diamond Phillips, Phoebe Cates and Rob Schneider.

- The first Filipino act to land a top hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 1960s was the group Rocky Fellers of Manila. Sugar Pie de Santo (father was from the Philippines), The Artist Formerly Known as Prince (according to the October 1984 article "Prince in Exile" by Scott Isler in the magazine Musician), Jaya, Foxy Brown and Enrique Iglesias followed.

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Nov 19 06 8:00 AM

- Pure Filipinos who made success in minor charts were Jocelyn Enriquez aka Oriental Madonna, Buffy, Pinay and (Ella May) Saison.

- Latina-American pop star Christina Aguilera lost to Filipina vocalist Josephine Roberto aka Banig during the International Star Search years ago. In a mid-1999 MTV chat, she said that competing against someone of Banig's age was "not fair."

- Besides gracing fashion magazine covers, this international supermodel from Manila had walked the runways since the 1970s for all the major designers, like Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix Donna Karan, Gianni Versace and Yves Saint Laurent - Anna Bayle.

- Who is the personal physician of United States Pres. William Clinton? Eleanor "Connie" Concepcion Mariano, a Filipina doctor who was the youngest captain in the US Navy.

- The first Filipino-American in US Congress was Virginia Rep. Robert Cortez-Scott, a Harvard alumnus.


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Nov 19 06 8:03 AM

-The first Filipino-American in US Congress was Virginia Rep. Robert Cortez-Scott, a Harvard alumnus.

-Distinguished British traveler-writer A. Henry Savage Landor, thrilled upon seeing a Bicol landmark in 1903, wrote: "Mayon is the most beautiful mountain I have ever seen, then world-renowned Fujiyama (Mt. Fuji) of Japan sinking into perfect insignificance by comparison." Mayon has the world's most perfect cone.

-Filipinos had their first taste of Mexican chili and corn during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade (1564-1815). In return, Mexico's people had their initial taste of tamarind, Manila mango and a Filipino banana called racatan or lakatan.

-Founded in 1595 by Spaniards, the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines is older than Harvard and is the oldest university in Asia. University of Santo Tomas in Manila, established in 1611, is Asia's second oldest.

-Who's the Filipina senator popular for her colorful jargon, delivered in a mile-a-minute speed and in a weird Harvard-meets-Ilonggo accent? Atty. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

-The first female president of the Philippines sworn into office in 1986 was Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. Her maiden name is Chinese... In a March 31, 1997 article, The New York Times reported that the CIA manipulated Philippine elections: "(CIA operative Col. Edward Lansdale) essentially ran the successful presidential campaign of Defense Minister Ramon Magsaysay in the Philippines in 1953."

-Who was the first Asian and/or Filipino to snatch America's Pulitzer Prize? Philippines Herald war journalist Carlos P. Romulo in 1941. (He was also the first Asian to become UN President.)

-The first two Filipino-Americans to garner the same award 56 years later were Seattle Times' Alex Tizon and Byron Acohido, who is part-Korean.

-Filipino writer Jose Rizal could read and write at age 2, and grew up to speak more than 20 languages, including Latin, Greek, German, French and Chinese. What were his last words? "Consummatum est!" ("It is done!")

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