The oldest ever made university existing in the Philippines is found in Manila. It is also famous for being the largest in the city and also being a Pontifical University, the only one of its own in Asia. It is considered one of the largest Catholic universities in the world. Aside from that, UST is known for being the only university of its kind to be visited thrice by two popes namely, Pope John Paul II and Pope Paul VI. The Order of Preachers are the group that run the private and Roman Catholic university.
It consists of many independent colleges, faculties, institutes and schools. Each of these confers all kinds of graduate degrees. The Patron and Patroness of the University is St, Thomas Aquinas and St. Catherine. The University of Santo Tomas has also produced prominent people who have contributed a lot in Philippine’s history. Thomasians vary in prominence from saints, to professionals and presidents, to heroes, scientists and famous artists. It also has an athletic gro... read more
The Tubbataha name originates from a Samal word which means "a large reef bare to the low tides". Because of their nomadic lifestyle the Samal people of the sea frequently visited the large reef and would live there temporarily.
The Tubbataha Reef of the Sulu Sea in the Philippines is an atoll reef which means that it is a coral island with a lagoon in the middle of its body. Located 180km southeast from Puerto Princesa, a trip to the coral island is a 12-hour long ride by a boat. The reef has two main parts. The smaller of the two coral islands is located in the southern part having 5kilometers in length and 3kilometers wide. The larger one or also called the North Atoll has a length of 2kilometers and is 5kilometers in width. So far, there has been no permanent inhabitant living in the area. Fishermen only come and build shelters in the area by seasons. Tourists and divers would also visit the reef due to the fact that it has gained the reputation of being the best site for d... read more
The Philippines’ southernmost city is known as the General Santos City mostly abbreviated as GenSan. It is a greatly developed city being classified as one of the first class in the country. The city is surrounded by other eminent ones such as Alabel, Maasim and municipalities of the Province of Sarangani specifically that of Polomolok and Malungon.
In 1939 62 settlers were relocated by General Paulino Santos from Luzon to Sarangani. The settlers travelled using the "Basilan" steam ship owned by Compania Maritima. The mission was organized then President Manuel Quezon under the Commonwealth Government. The Christian settlers with a number of 62 were mostly graduates of agriculture and trade and were the first batch who settled into the city of Gen San with a mission. Their mission was to cultivate the city’s land industriously. After this batch there came thousands more coming from both Luzon and Visayas.
The industry of GenSan is known for its abundance in exports of exo... read more
Iloilo is a province in the Philippines occupying the south and east part of the Panay Island. Its location is found in the Western Visayas. The territory is bordered by the Capiz Province on the north and the Antique Province on the west. The capital of Iloilo is Iloilo City. But the city is independent from the government of Iloilo.
During the Spanish era in the Philippines, writing was a new form of import which is why there are no existing written historical accounts of Iloilo today especially on the pre-Hispanic times. There are epics told in oral history but that too has not survived much through time. The oldest existing written account of the Spanish conquest on Iloilo was Miguel de Legazpi’s transfer of headquarters to Iloilo from Cebu in 1566.
Geographically, the province has two regions dividing it. The first is the highlands which is located in its western border. The second region is the lowland and occupies a much larger portion. Second to the Sanderbans, ... read more
sometimes you need to experience everything so that you would learn.
there's no easy way in living life so live it as it is..
and don't miss the chances life is giving you because the most important things are not "THINGS" at all
It's difficult finding true and honest people these days.. so instead of
looking for one, "BE THE ONE"
Missing someone you once had.. is like removing a ring at your finger that you have worn for very long.. it feels like its still there.. but it's not..
One of the solidest tree in the world is a tree widely known as Narra and grows densely in the Philippines. Its scientific name is the Pterocarpus. It is also known in other countries as the New Guinea Rosewood or Malay Paduak. Others call it Pashu Padauk. Among other countries aside from Philippine... read more
Basically, the Aswang is a Filipino folklore mythical creature. According to myths it has a vampire-like nature. It has other names such as the "wak-wak" and "tik-tik". It has been subject to and a hopeless explanation to so many unsolved stories in the Philippines. Especially in the 16th century, e... read more
"we remember when we r in need"
im not quite sure buT most of us remember our friends when we need them. The same is true with our relationship to God
when do we remember God?
The question is not hard to answer right?
Remembering God maybe in terms of pRayer, a silent pause of me... read more
Vacation is always the first thing that comes to mind to people who have been under a lot of stress in work and personal life. Most people want to go to places where they can relax and have peace of mind. Some prefer places that are close to nature to enjoy the scenery and refreshing breeze the plac... read more