The islands were dubbed ” the Philippines ” after King Philip 2 of Spain.
Pope John Paul the II.
In 1995 Pope John Paul the II offered a mass to about 5 million Filipinos, at Lucenata Park in Manila. The event went into the Guiness Book of Records as the biggest Papal crowd at the time.
SMS Text Messages.
In 2009 approximately 1.4 Billion Text messages were being sent in the Philippines daily, The county was one of the earliest adopters of text messaging earning the Moniker “The Text Capital of the World” from the 90’s to 2000.
The safe in the geological sense Philippine called “Palawan”. It is the most distant from the volcanoes and earthquake areas
The amount of Sulphur Dioxide expelled by Mount Pinatibo during its eruption in 1991, created a two year haze of Sufuric Acid all over the world. It caused global temperatures to drop by 0.5C.
In the province of Camiguin, there were more volcanoes (7) than towns (5). It has the most number of volcanoes per square kilometre in the world. There hasn’t been an eruption since the 50’s.
Biggest pair of Shoes.
The worlds biggest pair of shoes were made in Markina City in 2002. They stood at 2 metres tall, 2.4 metres wide and 5,3 metres tall. They cost 2 million pesos.
Tabon Cave Complex.
In the Philippine cave complex Tabone were found fossils of Homo sapiens. According to studies, this area was inhabited by about fifty thousand years ago
Was made by a filipino named Robert-to Del Rosario in 1975, even though a Japanese musician invented it for year earlier, it was Del Rosario that was the first to Patent it making him the first patent producer of the Karaoke Machine.
In 1521 Ferdinand Magellan arrive in the Philippines marking the start of the archipelago’s rule that lasted till 1898. A 377 year period.
English Word Boon-Docks.
Is actually a Filipino loan word, the Tagalog word for “Mountain” is “Bundok”.