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In the Philippines, Filipinos were introduced to the English language In 1762 by British invaders, not Americans..

What is the world's 3rd largest English-speaking nation, next to the USA and UK? The Philippines.

The USA bought the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam from Spain in 1898.

The Filipino-American Independence War from 1898 to 1902 ensued, Killing 4,234 Americans and how many Filipinos? 16,000 were killed in action and 200,000 died from famine and pestilence. (The Philippines lost and was Colonized until 1946.)

Los Angeles , California was co-founded in 1781 by a Filipino named Antonio Miranda Rodriguez, along with 43 Latinos from
sent by the Spanish government.

What antibiotic did Filipino doctor Abelardo Aguilar co-discover? Hint: Brand is Ilosone, named after Iloilo. Erythromycin. .

The one-chip video camera was first made by Marc Loinaz, a Filipino Inventor from New Jersey.

The first ever international Grandmaster from Asia was Eugenio Torre who won at the Chess Olympiad in Nice, France in 1974.

This son of two Filipino physicians scored over 700 on the verbal Portion of the Standardized Achievement Test (SAT) before age 13 - Kiwi Danao Camara of Punahou School, Hawaii... Edward Sanchez, a Mensa member, bagged the Grand prize in the first Philippine Search for Product Excellence in Information Technology.

Who was the Filipino-American dancer who scored a perfect 1600 on
the SAT? Joyce Monteverde of California.

Who invented the fluorescent lamp? Thomas Edison discovered the electric light and the fluorescent Lighting was
thought up by Nikola Tesla. But the fluorescent lamp we use today was
invented by Agapito Flores (a Cebu man named Benigno Flores of Bantayan Island, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer), a Filipino scientist.

Americans helped then-Philippine leader Ramon Magsaysay to develop it for worldwide commerce. (Yes! Many foreigners have noted that the Filipino population has Asia's highest rates of inventors and international beauty queens.)

Two Filipina beauties, Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran, were chosen as Miss Universe in 1969 and 1973, respectively.

Pure- or part-Filipino celebrities in American showbiz include
Von Flores, Tia Carrere, Paolo Montalban, Lea Salonga, Ernie Reyes Jr., Nia Peeples, Julio Iglesias Jr., Lou Diamond Phillips, Phoebe Cates and Rob

The first Filipino act to land a top hit on the US Billboard Hot 100
chart in the 1960s was the group Rocky Fellers of * Manila. * Sugar Pie deSanto
(father was from the Philippines) , The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
(according to the October 1984 article "Prince in Exile" by Scott Isler in the magazine Musician), Jaya, Foxy Brown and Enrique Iglesias followed.

Pure Filipinos who made success in minor charts were Jocelyn Enriquez aka Oriental Madonna, Buffy, Pinay and (Ella May) Saison..

Latina-American pop star Christina Aguilera lost to Filipina vocalist Josephine Roberto aka Banig during the International Star Search years ago. In a
mid-1999 MTV chat, she said that competing against someone of Banig's age was "not fair."

Besides gracing fashion magazine covers, this international supermodel from Manila had walked the runways since the 1970s for all the major designers, like Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Gianni Versace and Yves Saint Laurent - Anna Bayle.

Who is the personal physician of United States Pres. Bill Clinton? Eleanor "Connie" Concepcion Mariano, a Filipina doctor who was the youngest captain in the US Navy.

The first Filipino-American in US Congress was Virginia Rep. Robert Cortez-Scott, a Harvard alumnus.

Distinguished British traveler-writer A. Henry Savage Landor, thrilled Upon seeing a Bicol
landmark in 1903, wrote: "Mayon is the most beautiful mountain I have ever seen, the world-renowned
Fujiyama (Mt. Fuji) of Japan sinking into perfect insignificance by
comparison." Mayon has the world's most perfect cone.

Filipinos had their first taste of Mexican chili and corn during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade (1564-1815). In return, Mexico's people had their initial taste of tamarind, Manila mango and a Filipino banana called racatan or lakatan.

Founded in 1595 by Spaniards, the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines is older than Harvard and is the oldest university in Asia. University of Santo Tomas in Manila, established in 1611, is Asia's Second oldest.

Who's the Filipina senator popular for her colorful jargon, delivered in a
mile-a-minute speed and in a weird Harvard-meets- Ilonggo accent? Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

The first female president of the Philippines sworn into office in 1986 was Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. Her maiden name is Chinese

In a March 31, 1997 article, The New York Times reported that the CIA manipulated Philippine elections: "(CIA operative Col. Edward Lansdale) essentially ran the successful presidential campaign of Defense Minister
Ramon Magsaysay in the Philippines in 1953."

Who was the first Asian and/or Filipino to snatch America's Pulitzer Prize? Philippines Herald war journalist Carlos P. Romulo in 1941. (He was also the first Asian to become UN Secretary-General. )

The first two Filipino-Americans to garner the same award 56 years later were Seattle Times' Alex Tizon and Byron
Acohido, who is part-Korean.

Filipino national hero/writer Jose Rizal could read and write at age 2, and grew up to speak more than 20 languages, including Latin, Greek, German, French and Chinese. What were his last words? "Consummatum est!" ("It is done!")

"What's still most impressive to me about the Philippines is the friendliness of the people, their sense of humor...," wrote Honolulu journalist John Griffin in a 1998 visit to Manila.
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Re: Reasons why you have to be proud you are a Filipino
Post on Mon Aug 10 2009, 09:11 by RINGO STARR
Hinahanap ko si lapu lapu at magellan sa history mo saan banda ba iyon? since we are colonize by spaniards that long... kaya tau ugali natin may pagka strict at laging may rules and regulations... house rules hehehe o' even in konek there are rules too..
Re: Reasons why you have to be proud you are a Filipino
Post on Sat Aug 01 2009, 05:07 by Jhoanna

Be Pround! smile
Re: Reasons why you have to be proud you are a Filipino
Post on Fri Jul 31 2009, 23:27 by stryke
galing talaga ng pinoy

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