Category: Trivia

Filipino Actors in Hollywood

Alex Tizon – Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Amapola Cabase – singer, actor Angela Perez Baraquio – Miss America, 2001 Anna Bayle – international Model Anthony Begonia – producer ... Read More | Share it now!

First in the Philippines

First Circumnavigator of the Globe Although many historians considered him as the first circumnavigator of the globe, Ferdinand Magellan never completed his voyage around the planet. Magellan, a sea captain, commanded a... Read More | Share it now!

Another Filipino wins Pulitzer

Another Filipino won the much-coveted “Pulitzer Prize” for journalists in the United States, joining the elite group of famous Filipino journalists such as Carlos P. Romulo. Antonio Vargas, a 27-year-old political reporter of the... Read More | Share it now!

Filipino Scientists

Jose Rodriguez discovered methods of controlling Hansen’s Disease commonly known as leprosy. In 1974, he received the Damien Dutton Award. Josefino Comiso was the first to have discovered a recurring polynya (semipermanent area of open water... Read More | Share it now!

Filipino Physicists

Gregorio Zara of Lipa City and a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the Zara Effect or Electrical Kinetic Resistance. Diosdado Banatao, a native of Iguig, Cagayan and an electrical engineering graduate from Mapua... Read More | Share it now!

Filipino Inventors and Scientists

Ampalaya solution against HIV – Maria Carlita Rex Doran Artificial bone replacement systems – Ramon Gustilo Artifical coral reefs – Angel Alcala Banana catsup – Maria Ylagan Orosa Carbonless paper... Read More | Share it now!

Filipino Astronomers

In March 2006, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States acknowledged Christoper Go, a Cebu-based astronomer, for making new astronomical discovery – a red spot on the planet Jupiter. Go discovered the red spot... Read More | Share it now!

Outstanding Awards by Filipinos

Filipino Magsaysay Awardees Since 1958, 26 Filipinos and seven Philippine-based institutions have received the Ramon Magsaysay Award, which is widely acknowledged as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize. The Filipino... Read More | Share it now!