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Data appearing in this web project were compiled from government statistics, newspaper reports, magazine articles, corporate publications, books, websites and other reliable materials. While most data have been properly attributed to their sources, original sources of some information that have long been in circulation could not be possibly identified.

Sentences and phrases were reworded to avoid plagiarism.   A number of information pertaining to world records in the Philippines are not necessarily accepted worldwide, although the Philippine government, particularly the Department of Tourism, use them in promotional materials. 

The project takes pride about the country's natural, cultural and human wealth and seeks to put on record the extraordinary feats accomplished by Filipinos, be they illustrious or unknown.   Treatment of each subject is according to the popular opinion of the time. While objectivity is its primary goal, the author attempts analysis over subjects deemed controversial. Data contained in this project are for general information purposes only. 

For more specific information in each topic, other reference materials should be consulted.   The latter part of the project contains the author's belief and conviction about the country's problems and their solutions and the salvation of the Filipino people.

The author would like to express his gratitude to the following people for making this project possible: his family for bearing with him in sickness and good health; staff of the Filipinas Heritage Library in Makati City, CCP Library in Manila, and Netopia Internet Café in Ortigas for their warm accommodation; and all the people who believe in truth.

Trivia Reference: While we affirm the fact that no part of the articles published here was copied verbatim from publications or web pages, we would like to acknowledge the sources of our data or information. Our sources, however, are not limited to the following books, publications and websites: 


The Holy Bible, New International Version. Zonverdan Bible Publishers, 1987.

1992 Information Please Almanac. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.

2001 Philippine Yearbook. Manila: National Statistics Office, 2001.

Afable Jorge. Philippine Sports Greats. Mandaluyong City: Man Publishers, 1972.

Alvina Corazon, Felice Sta. Maria. Halupi: Essays on Philippine Culture. Quezon City: CSA and FSM, 1989.

Antonio, Nicanor and Antonio, Benjamin. Track and Field. Manila: Manlapaz Publishing Co., 1961.

Ataviado, Quinciano. Fitness and Successful Athletics. Manila: Lyceum Press Inc., 1974.

CCP Encyclopedia on Philippine Arts. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1994.

Filipino Heritage: The Making of a Nation. Manila: Lahing Pilipino Publishing, 1977.

Galang, Zoilo. Encyclopedia of the Philippines Volume 19. Manila: Exequiel Floro, 1958.

Joya, Nicky. Follow Me: Moving On Towards Spiritual Maturity. Mandaluyong City: EBFC Inc., 1995.

Lumbera, Bienvenido and Cynthia Lumbera. Philippine Literature: A History & Anthology. Manila: National Bookstore, 1982.

Malinao, Alito. Journalism for Filipinos. Manila: National Bookstore, 1991.

Olivar, Celia Bocobo. History of Physical Education in the Philippines. Quezon City: UP Press, 1972.

Philippine Statistical Yearbook. Manila: National Statistical Coordination Board, 2001.

Sanchez, Custodiosa and Fe Agpaoa. Contemporary Social Problems and Issues. Manila: National Bookstore, 1987.

Silverio, Julio. Diksiyunaryo ng mga Unang Pinoy. Las Pinas, Metro Manila: M & L Licudine Enterprises, 1999.

Soriano D. H. and Isidro Retizos. The Philippines Who's Who. Manila: Who's Who Publishers, 1981.

The Filipinas Journal of Science and Culture. Makati: Filipinas Foundation Inc. 1983.

The National Artists of the Philippines. Manila: National Center for Culture and the Arts, 1998.

Asiaweek Magazine 
Far East Economic Review
Filipinas Magazine
Forbes Magazine
Liwayway Magazine 
Manila Bulletin
Manila Times
National Geographic Magazine
Newsweek Magazine
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Philippine Star
Time Magazine

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

Colossians 3:23

Bible verses in this book were quoted from the New International Version (NIV) of the International Bible Society.

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