<!-- --><style type="text/css">@import url(https://www.blogger.com/static/v1/v-css/navbar/3334278262-classic.css); div.b-mobile {display:none;} </style> </head> <body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d5742028\x26blogName\x3dIN+FRATERNAM+MEAM\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://melsantos.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://melsantos.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-2412090022613899112', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>
IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
DID YOU KNOW THAT.....
*** the diving paradise Anilao, in the province of Batangas, is the theme of a picture book that bagged the International Prize for Underwater Images at the 27th World Festival of Underwater Images in France in November 2000. "Anilao" book creators and Filipino scuba divers Scott Tuason and Eduardo Cu Unjieng defeated big names in underwater photography such as Jacques Mayol, Padcal Kobeth, Monique Walker and Alessandro Tommasi.


*** the Biggest game preserve and Wildlife sanctuary in the Philippines is located at Calauit Island in Palawan, which has the largest land area among the Philippine province.


*** there are 12,000 or so species of seashells in the Philippines. the Conus Gloriamaris or "Glory of the Sea" is the rarest and most expensive in the world.


*** of the eight species of marine turtles worldwide, five are reported to be found in the Philippines: the Green Turtle, Hawkbill, Leatherback, Olive Ridley and Loggerhead.


*** the Basilica of San Sebastian is the only steel church in Asia and was the second building to be made out of steel, next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.


*** Camiguin province holds the distinction of having the most number of volcanoes per square kilometer than any other island on earth. it is also the only place in the Philippines which has more volcanoes (7) than towns (5).


*** the world's largest pearl was discovered by a Filipino diver in a giant Tridacna(mollusk) under the Palawan Sea in 1934. known as the "Pearl of Lao- Tzu", the gem weighs 14 pounds and measures 9 1/2 inches long and 5 1/2 inches in diameter. as of May 1984, it was valued at US$42 million. it is belived to be 600 years old.


*** the world's second deepest spot underwater is in the Philippines. this spot, about 34,440 feet (10,497 meters) below the sea level, is known as the Philippine Deep or the Mindanao Trench. the Philippine Deep is in the floor of the Philippines sea. the German ship Emden first plumbed the trench in 1927.


*** the symbolic name for the Philippines, Juan dela Cruz, is not a Filipino invention?it was coined by R. McCuloch-Dick, a Scottish born journalist working for the Manila Times in the early 1900s, after discovering it was the most common name in blotters.


*** Lipa City in Batangas is dubbed as the "Rome of the Philippines" because of the number of seminaries, convents, monasteries, retreat houses and famous Cathedral located in it.



(Abstracted from PILIPINAS 2.0 Magazine /Chicago, USA)
posted by infraternam meam @ 11:09 PM  
0 Comments:
Post a Comment
<< Home
 
About Me

Name: infraternam meam
Home: Chicago, United States
About Me: I am now at the prime of my life and have been married for the past 25 years. Sickly at times, but wants to see the elixir vita, so that I will be able to see my grandchildren from my two boys.
See my complete profile
Previous Post
Archives
Links
Powered by

BLOGGER