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Trivias about the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)

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The Philippine Postal Corporation is coming up with the 75 Years Anniversary of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) stamps, which will be issued on November 7, 2011. It is classified as a “Commemorative” kind of issue with a denomination of P 7.00 and quantity of 150,000 pieces.

According to its official website (http://www.nbi.gov.ph), “The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) saw its inception on November 13, 1936 upon approval of Commonwealth Act No. 181 by the legislature. It was the the brainchild of the late President Manuel L. Quezon and Jose Yulo, then Secretary of Justice.

Stamps featuring the national tree (Narra)

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To meet operational demands and to utilize a definitive with an obsolete denomination, the Philippine Postal Corporation will re-issue the 60s narra surcharged to P3.00.

Trivias about the National Museum of the Philippines

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The National Museum of the Philippines is a government institution under the Office of the President mandated by law as the country's caretaker and repository of its cultural heritage.

 

Trivias about the 2004 XXVIII Olympic Games in Athens, Greece

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Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, and the first modern Olympics was also held in Greece in 1896. So it is very appropriate that the Olympics return to Greece once more.

Over 10,000 athletes and over 5,000 team officials from 201 National Olympic Committees will participate in the 28 different sports events between August 13 and 29. There will be 301 medal ceremonies.

 

 

Trivias about the National Tree (Narra) Stamps

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The 60-centavo national tree (narra) was issued in 1993 as part of the national symbol definitive series. This surcharged stamp is to complement the increase in international postage rates since December 1, 2001, by combining the three-peso with other denominations for the different postal rates. The 60-centavo denomination is too small to be used as postage in the light of increased postal rates through the years.

 

Trivias about the Importance of Philippine Coastal Resources

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The importance of Philippine coastal resources for food security, poverty alleviation and employment, cannot be overemphasized. However, they are under serious threats from over-exploitation, causing both the depletion of resources and degradation of natural habitats, and other unsustainable uses such as pollution and fishing with explosives and poisons.

In response to these threats, there are efforts underway and by now increasingly adopted through the Local Government Units, with the support by different line agencies, the academe; and non-government organizations. Coastal resources management activities are implemented with the intensive participation of communities and their people's organization. Important aspects or components of coastal resources management are illustrated in the souvenir sheet:

1. Marine sanctuaries or marine protected areas (upper left). Marine sanctuaries are at present the best hope to conserve fish resources and protect the natural habitats of fishes. Community capability building, information and education activities, as well as advocacy are also part of the process.