28 March 2006

Philippine Trivia

A cornucopia of Philippine trivia.

Here's a couple;

  • The largest city in the Philippines is Davao City. With an area of 2,211 sq. km., it is about three times the size of the national capital, Metro Manila.
  • Cebu is the oldest Philippine city.
  • Negros Occidental has the most cities among Philippine provinces.
  • The Basilica of San Sebastian is the only steel church in Asia and was the second building to be made out of steel, next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  • Tagala - the Philippines first Filipino-Spanish dictionary which was printed in 1613, 25 years older than the first book printed in the United States.
  • Cagayan de Oro City - “The City of Golden Friendship,” known for its warm people and old-fashioned hospitality
  • Basilica of St. Martin de Tours in Taal, Batangas built by Augustinian Missionaries in 1572, is reputed to be the biggest catholic church in East Asia. It is so huge that it can house another big church
  • Did you know that the first four cities of Metropolitan Manila are: Manila, Quezon, Pasay and Caloocan
  • Quezon City is the second biggest city in the Philippines