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Philippine trivia, including general history, classical world history, archaeology, plus specific trivia on the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, etc.

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Corazon C. Aquino

In the snap election of 1986, Corazon C. Aquino was winning in the election tally by National Citizens Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL) when the Commission of Election proclaimed Ferdinand Marcos, as winner. Aquino called for a nationwide protest movement against Marcos, and a boycott on products made by companies identified with Marcos. She was in Cebu when Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and Vice Chief Staff Fidel V. Ramos announced their withdrawal of support to President Marcos on February 22, 1986. Enrile revealed that Marcos cheated in the snap election and that Aquino flew to Manila on February 23, 1986 to talk to with the rebels and supporters. She went to EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue to give a message of h

 

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Moreover, Philpost launched an exhibit of stamps and other memorabilia dubbed as “ Rizaliana Collection on Stamps Exhibit by Jorge Cuyugan and Philatelic friends” last Monday, June 13 at the lobby of the historic Manila Central Post Office Building in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila. The exhibit will run until the 30th of June.

The opening of the exhibit were attended by Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Secretary Ivan John E., former Senator Nikki Coseteng, NHCP representative Carminda Arevalo and Atty. Ramoncita Reyes, a member of Rizal Family.

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Design 1 features the two Icons of Democracy, Sen. Benigno Aquino and President Corazon C. Aquino on the cache and the many other expressions using the hands, such as hands clasps in prayers, a hand holding a flower, a rosary, iron chain and hands holding together as many of the people did 25 years ago.

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“AMBROSIO BIBBY PADILLA  was born in Lingayen, Pangasinan on December 7, 1910, the eighth of 11 children to Dr. Nicanor Padilla and Ysabel Bibby. On May 4, 1941, he married the beautiful Lourdes “Lily” de las Alas, the eldest daughter of Don Antonio de las Alas who served as Secretary of Finance under President Manuel L. Quezon. They were blessed with 10 children: 6 boys and 4 girls.

“Paddy (as he would be fondly remembered) was an exemplary and gifted student, possessing an outstanding scholastic record. He graduated summa cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts; finished his Bachelor of Laws as salutatorian at the University of the Philippines; and placed third overall in the 1934 bar examinations. He earned his Doctorate Degree in Civil Laws (D.C.L.) meritissimus at the University of Sto. Tomas.

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Diosdado Pangan Macapagal (September 28, 1910 – April 21, 1997) was the 9th President of the Republic of the Philippines, who served the country from 1961 to 1965. Macapagal was also the 9th Vice President (1957 to 1961). He is labeled as the Poor boy from Lubao, Champion of the Common Man and The Incorruptible. His daughter, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo served as president of the Philippines from 2001-2010.

Macapagal graduated from the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas, after which he worked as a lawyer for the government. He first won election in 1949 to the House of Representatives, representing a district in his home province of Pampanga. In 1957 he became vice president in the administration of President Carlos P. Garcia, and in 1961 he defeated Garcia’s re-election bid for the presidency.

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Philpost will issue a se-tenant pair of stamps depicting how the Filipino war heroes, otherwise known as veterans, who fought in World War II and in Korean War as well, and which also shows the logo of the VFP.

The VFP was created by virtue of Republic Act no. 2640, entitled, “An Act to Create a Public Corporation to be known as the Veterans Federation of the Philippines, defining its powers, and for other purposes.” This law was approved by President Carlos P. Garcia on June 18, 1960 and was later amended by Batas Pambansa Blg. 35. It is the umbrella organization of veterans of the Philippine National Guard, World War II and the Korean War, their widows, and sons and daughters and is involved in looking after their welfare.

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In 1900, when the Americans first came  to baguio, it was the only "rancheria," whose dominant feature was a large, low-lying area Kafagway. There were only a few houses and no roads. During the dry season it was a pasture for cattle and horses, but much of the year, it was marshland with a shallow lake where residents hunted for ducks and snipes. Kafagway roughly covered the same area as the present city of Baguio.

 

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Fr. Fray de Urdaneta was a Spanish Augustinian friar, sail captain and explorer who was in the Legaspi Expedition that left Spain for the Philippines on Novembe 21, 1564 on board the ship Capitana that sailed along with the galleons San Pablo and San Pedro and the tenders of San Juan and San Lucas.

 

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Located in Northern Mindanao, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, one of the leading academic institutions in Mindanao, celebrates the spirit of learning, scholarship and community service as it commemorates its 75th anniversary (diamond jubilee).

 

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Bridge building in the country is integral to the development of communities. It helps in the opening up of communities to various forms of land transport allowing thus the development of trade and relations between once distant and detached areas. The early history of bridge building was attributed to both the Spanish missionaries and conquistadors. During the early period of American rule, the Bureau of Public Works was created to initiate further the task of linking the Philippines together with spans that for some still serve the commuting public. The bridges highlight an architectural and engineering form that has served nobly the interest of the country.

Complete List of Trivias under History

Title Rating Total views
Trivias about the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Inauguration
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2,112
Trivias about Sen. Ambrosio B. Padilla
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1,372
Trivias about the President Diosdado Macapagal
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2,277
Trivias about the Veterans Federation of the Philippines
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2,117
Trivias about the EDSA People Power
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3,547
Trivias about the Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal
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3,392
Trivias about the EDSA People Power Revolution
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4,091
Trivias about the Baguio city
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2,009
Trivias about General Paciano Rizal
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1,148
Trivias about the 150 years Philippines-Switzerland Relations
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1,464
Trivias about the National Museum of the Philippines
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1,469
Trivias about Senator Blas F. Ople
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1,057
Trivias about the Filipinos of Yesteryears as Illustrated in the Boxer Codex
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1,630
Trivias about the Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan
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1,796
Trivias about the birth anniversary of Fr. Andres de Urdaneta
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1,767
Trivias about Philippine Colonial Bridges II
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2,821
Trivias about Juan Luna
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4,646
Trivias about President Ramon F. Magsaysay
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3,302
Trivias about Scouting
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1,335
Trivias about the Diplomatic Relations between the Philippines and France
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2,948
Trivias about the Spanish Colonial Bridges in the Philippines
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2,954
Trivias about Graciano Lopez Jaena
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2,708
Trivias about the Ozamiz Cotta
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1,400
Trivias about the anniversary of the Tanduay Distillers, Inc
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1,544
Trivias about Cornelio T. Villareal, Sr
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1,655
Trivias about the First Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day
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1,282
Trivias about the Dr. Jose P. Rizal's Roots in Fujian, China
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39,429
Trivias about Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
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2,019
Trivias about Apolinario Mabini
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2,717
Trivias about Luciano San Miguel
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1,740
Trivias about the Summer Insitute of Linguistics (SIL)
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1,534
Trivias about the Filipino Legacy in Hawaii
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1,705
Trivias about Roque B. Ablan
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1,873
Trivias about the "Stand Up Against Poverty" campaign of the United Nations
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1,292
Trivias about the Clothing & Power in 19th Century Philippines
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3,424
Trivias about the House of Representatives
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2,309
Trivias about Philippine Seacrafts
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1,257
Trivias about the Stamps Featuring the Presidents of the Philippines - 1946 to 2004
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978
Trivias about the President Corazon C. Aquino, President Fidel V. Ramos and President Joseph Ejercito Estrada
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2,468
Trivias about the Three Battles in Cagayan de Oro City
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2,045
Trivias about the Battle of Mabitac
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1,490
Trivias about the Battle of Paye, Boac, Marinduque
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2,442
Trivias about the Battle of Pulang Lupa
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1,938
Trivias about the Philippines-China Diplomatic Relations
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1,475
Trivias about the Province of La Union
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1,963
Trivias about Manuel A. Roxas and Elpidio Quirino
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4,357
Trivias about the Battle of Tirad Pass
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2,893
Trivias about Juan F. Nakpil, National Artist for Architecture
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3,296