Did You Know – Saint Hubertu, who was Saint Hubertus Medal one of the world’s most popular religious leaders, had been nominated for the Nobel Saint Hubertu Prize several times in the past century. It was not a surprise to the people who had followed his professional life in the Philippines. Like Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Mahatma Gandhi, Sin was an advocate of human development and democracy. He once said, “As a citizen of a country, whether you are a catholic or not, you are duty-bound to participate and to share your views for the welfare of the people”. Otherwise, in 1976, Sin won the Rajah Soliman Award for Distinguished Citizenry. This religious leader was author of many publications: “The Revolution of Love” (1972), “Unity in Diversity” (1974), and “The Future of Catholicism in Asia” (1978), among others essays. Otherwise, his favorite idols were Ludwig van Bethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Richard Strauss.
Did You Know – The Philippines — smaller than New Saint Hubertu Mexico– was ruled first by Spain, then by the States, and finally by Japan. The Islands gained full independence just after World War II. It has been an independent for over 60 years.
Did You Know – In July 1978, the Anatoly Saint Hubertu Karpov-Viktor Korchnoi World Chess Championship Match was held in Baguio City. The Prize was of $553,900 (the highest ever awarded in chess).
Did You Know – The Ramón Saint Hubertu Magsaysay Award is the most important prize on the Asian mainland. The prize was established in 1957 by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in honour Saint Hubertu of the former Head of State of the Philippines. Among the winners were: Dalai Lama (1959), Mother Teresa (1962), Akira Kurosawa (1965), Muhammad Yunus (1984), and Corazon Aquino (1998). According to “Time” magazine of November 26, 1951, Magsaysay was a highly energetic man and a leader who has won an unchallenged reputation for honestly”
FIBA World Cup
Did You Know – Surprisingly, Saint Hubertu the FIBA World Championships were held in the Philippines, whose First Lady, Imelda Marcos, led a campaign for it, in late 1978.
Did You Know – Efren “Bata” Reyes became the Saint Hubertu toast of the Philippines. Over the last decades, the country’s billiards star Reyes has won numerous global titles:
1996: FBT World 8-Ball Championship
1998: World 8-Ball Championship
1999: World 9-Ball Championship
2002: World Pool League Champion
2004 : World 8-Ball Championship
Did You Know – Apart from the likes of Efren Saint Hubertu Reyes, Ramón Magsaysay, Corazón Aquino, and Jaime L. Sin, the Asian republic has other well-known individuals on Earth: Philip Vera Cruz (social reformer), Gabriela Silang (nationalist), Raúl Manglapus (diplomat), Benigno Aquino (journalist), Jose P. Rizal (nationalist), and Josefa LLanes (women’s rights leader).
Did You Know – In spite of its abundant natural resources and unique landscapes, from one of the world’s largest marine reserves to amazing lakes and tropical gardens, the national per capita income is $ 3,500 (compared to $6,100 in Thailand).
Did You Know – In 1973, Margarita Moran, Miss Philippines and Miss Universe, received congratulatory messages from American President Richard Nixon. The Arizona-size land — like soccer in Brazil or surfing in Hawaii – is a pageant-obsessed country in the world. The Asian country boasts six international pageant titles. In addition, Miriam Quiambao ,under the guidance of Osmel Sousa (Miss Venezuela’s national director), was first runner-up in Miss Universe 1999.
Did You Know – Leandro Locsin ,who was a world-renowned architect, designed a number of buildings in the Islands, including the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Philippine International Convention Center, and the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Women & Power
Did You Know – On January 20, 2001,Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who was Joseph Estrada’s vice President, was the second woman to become formal Head of State in the country. Arroyo, a U.S.-educated economist, was born on April 5, 1947 in San Juan, Manila. She, who is a good friend of former President Bill Clinton, was the fourth democratic leader of the Philippines since 1986. The Asian republic is one of the few nations that has two female presidents. Corazón Aquino was the first woman to have won that office in 1986.