Pinoy Trivia # 2 – Jose P Laurel

pinoy facts and trivia - Jose P Laurel

Jose P Laurel

Among the Philippine presidents, Jose P. Laurel has the most children. He had 9 children and among them are the following:

Pinoy Facts and Trivia - José B. Laurel Jr

José B. Laurel Jr

Pinoy Facts and Trivia - Sotero Laurel

Sotero Laurel

Pinoy Facts and Trivia

Potenciana Laurel

Pinoy Facts and Trivia - Jose Laurel III

Jose Laurel III

Pinoy Facts and Trivia -  Mariano Antonio Laurel

Mariano Antonio Laurel

Pinoy Facts and Trivia - Salvador Laurel

Salvador Laurel

Pinoy Facts and Trivia - Natividad Laurel-Guinto

Natividad Laurel

Pinoy Facts and Trivia - Rosenda Laurel Avanceña

Rosenda Laurel

Pinoy Facts and Trivia - Arsenio Laurel

Arsenio Laurel

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Pinoy Fact # 1 – Philippine Flag

Pinoy Facts and Trivia - Philippine Flag

The Philippine National Flag was designed by Emilio Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines and one of the heroes of the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain. The first Philippine Flag was sewn by Doña Marcela Marino de Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo, and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad in Hong Kong and was first displayed in battle on May 28, 1898.

The flag’s design contains a sun with 8 rays which represents the first 8 of provinces who started the 1896 Philippine Revolution – Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Laguna, and Batangas.. It also contains 3 stars which originally represents the 3 regions that fought in the 1896 Philippine Revolution – Luzon, Panay and Mindanao. But is later changed to the 3 main regions of the Philippines – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.  It also contains a triangle to represent the emblem of Katipunan, the secret group who is against the Spanish rule. It has the colors red,white and blue to represent the Philippines’ gratitude towards America for fighting with them against the Spaniard but is later changed to horizontal red stripe for patriotism and valor, equilateral, white triange for equality and fraternity, and horizontal blue stripe for peace, truth, and justice.

Pinoy Trivia # 1 – Mi Ultimo Adios

Pinoy Facts and Trivia - Mi Ultimo Adios

The most translated Philippine poem is Mi Ultimo Adios by Dr Jose Rizal. It is originally written in Spanish and  is translated into 38 other languages. Among the languages are the following:

  • Bengali
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Fijian
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hawaiian
  • Hebrew
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Igbo
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Javanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Māori
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit
  • Sinhalese
  • Somali
  • Tahitian
  • Thai
  • Tongan
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Wolof
  • Yoruba

Learning about Filipinos

Pinoy Facts And Trivia - Philippine Map

The country of Philippines is an archipelago located in the South East Asia. It is found in south of Taiwan, east of Vietnam, northeast of the island of Borneo, and north of the islands of Indonesia. The people of Philippines are known internationally as Filipinos but locally they are called Pinoys.

This blog is created to introduce the common and uncommon knowledge about the Philippines and about the Pinoys. It would be a useful site for learning more about Filipinos. Our main goal is to let the world know more about Pinoys.