The Origin of the Visayas name

We have often heard the word Visayas or Bisaya. But do you really know the real meaning or its origin. Most of us dont, even the Bisayans themselves have no idea. The word Visayas was derived from Srivijaya, a name of a predominantly Hindu-Buddhist empire in Sumatra. Sri means “prosperous”, vijaya means “excellent”. It’s aRead More

5 Facts about Pangasinan you’ve never heard before

Pangasinan for me is practically, unknown. I only hear about it on television at nightly news, like the Pangasinan Presidents basketball team in the now defunct basketball league, MBA. The closest I could get to this province was just traveling to Baguio and back. Fortunately, I added a few bits of  my knowledge bank aboutRead More

5 Facts About Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas celebration in the Philippines is probably one of the most unique among Christian-dominated countries in the world. In fact, it is the only Christian-dominated country in Asia, about 90% are Christians, the Catholics comprised the majority about 80%. Christmas celebration in the former Spain colony is the longest celebrated Christmas in the whole world.Read More

6 Facts about Catholicism in the Philippines

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The origin of Catholicism in the Philippines dates back in 1521 when Fernando de Magallanes landed in Cebu. Although, Christianity has already been in the country years before when Arab Christian traders came to do business. 1. Philippines has the third largest Catholic population in the world. Roughly, there are about 81 million Catholics inRead More

Who was Aurora Aragon Quezon?

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Aurora Aragon Quezon, was the wife of President Manuel L. Quezon (1935 to 1944). She was born on February 19, 1888 in Baler. Her maiden name was Aurora Antonia Aragón y Molina. She was the first Chairman of the Philippine Red Cross in 1947. Together with her daughter and son-in-law on the way to Baler,Read More

Butuan – the correct pronunciation

Butuan – boot-one. Butuan is commonly mispronounced as “bu-tu-an” by Filipinos mostly coming from the north. If you pronounced it that way, it would mean as a “place of vaginas” or “has vagina”.

Full name of Pnoy or Noynoy

The full name of the present president of the Republic of the Philippines (2010 – 2016). Answer: Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III