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    Filipinos were introduce to the English Language in 1762 by British Invaders, not America

    The 3rd largest English- speaking nation in the world, next to USA and UK is the Philippines

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

    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 pistilence.
    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 Mexico sent by the Spanish government

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

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

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

    These sons 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 Execellence in Information Technology.

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

    Who invented the Flourescent Lamp? Thomas Edison discovered the electric light and the flourescent lighting was thought up by Nikola Tesla, but the flourescent 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

    The Filipino population has Asia’s highist rates of inventors and international beauty queens

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

    Pure or part-Filipino celebrities in American showbiz include Von Flores, Tia Carere, Paolo Monatalban, Lea Salonga, Ernie Reyes Jr, Nia Peeples, Julio Iglesias, Jr, Lou Diamond Phillips, Phoebe Cates and Rob Schneider; The Prince, Jaya, Foxy Brown and Enrique Iglesias, Anna Bayle, International supermodel

    Latina Pop Star Christina Aguilera lost to Filipina vocalist, Josephine Roberto aka “Banig” during the International Search

    Eleanor “Connie” Concepcion Mariano, the personal physician of Pres. Clinton was the youngest Capt in the US Navy

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

    Filipinos had their first taste of Mexican Chilli and corn during the Manila-Acapulco gallon trade (1564-1815). In return the Mexican had their first taste of Tamarind, Mango and Filipino Banana called racatan or lacatan

    Founded in 1595 by Spaniards, the University of San Carlos in Cebu City is older than Harvard and is the oldest in Asia, University of Santo Tomas was founded in 1611, Asia’s second oldest

    Journalist Carlos P Romulo was the first Asian/Filipino to snatch American Pulitzer Price and the first Asian to become the UN Secretary-General

    Dr Jose Rizal the Philippine National Hero at age 2 could read and write, spoke more than 20 languages, including Latin, Greek, German, French and Chinese

    So what makes Filipinos special? Brown, spiritual, timeless , spaceless, linguist, groupist (barcada system) adventurers, qualities we have and should use to contribute to the well-being of our community.

    Dr. Alejandro F. Almario


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