Monday, June 27, 2011

random fact 26

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

Thursday, June 16, 2011

random fact 25

"Ang umaga ay nilalang upang ihanda sa pagtatamasa ng kasiyahan sa kinahapunan.."

-an excerpt from Noli Me Tangere

Sunday, June 12, 2011

random fact 24

Today is the 113th celebration of Philippine Independence. However, it's not really the case as the declaration on June 12, 1898 was the declaration of independence from Spain. In addition, no other foreign representative, except from an American was present in the declaration.

In 1962, then President Diosdado Macapagal signed an executive order which moved the date of independence from 1946 to 1898 which still holds up to this date.

The result of General Douglas MacArthur's landing at Palo, Leyte in 1944 was the independence of the Philippines dated July 4, 1946. This is the date in which the country is free from any invading forces.

So given that case, we will just be celebrating the 65th celebration of Philippine Independence on July 4, 2011.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

random fact 23

The first display of the Philippine flag made in Hongkong was in a battle with the Spaniards in Imus, Cavite (The Battle of Alapan). The flag was made from silk and was sewn by Marcella Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo, and Delfina Herbosa. The flag was officially displayed on June 12, 1898, during the reading of the declaration of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

random fact 22

Two MacArthurs freed the Philippines.
First was General Arthur MacArthur who liberated Manila in the Mock Battle of Manila in 1898.
Then, during the Japanes occupation, General Douglas MacArthur led the liberation of Manila in World War II in 1945.

Friday, June 3, 2011

random fact 21

On June 12, 1898, the anthem played in the declaration of Philippine Independence was entitled "Marcha Nacional Filipina," then played by the San Francisco de Malabon band. At that time there was no accompanying words to the anthem. Contrary to popular belief, the Act of Declaration of Philippine Independence (Acta de la proclamacion de independencia del pueblo Filipino) was read from a window in General Aguinaldo's house, not in a balcony which was just added later to the house facade.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tribute to the Philippines

As June 12, date of Philippine Independence celebration comes, we will be posting random facts about our beloved Pilipinas. Discover rare information about the country's rich history. Be enlightened about the lives of our heroes of honor, valor, excellence. Know more about the Philippines. Pinoy 'to!