From Wikipilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia
Fire Prevention Month is an annual nationwide observance held every March in the Philippines during which fire prevention activities are administered by the Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP), local government units, firefighting agencies, schools, and other institutions.
Education on fire safety and prevention needs to be consistently prioritized in the Philippines given the large number of fires that occur throughout the country, most of which are due to faulty electrical connections. In 2006 alone, there were some 8,823 fire incidents in the Philippines, causing 271 deaths, 596 injuries, and about P3.2 billion worth of property damage.
"Hey, Mindy! I have always wondered how the paper money in our wallets are made. I've watched an episode of How Stuff Works which showed how dollar bills are printed. Do we follow the same process? Thanks! -Justine"
Hi, Justine! Banknote printing is a complicated process that requires a sophisticated equipment that is only available to central banks of issuing countries
. In the Philippines
, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
(BSP) is the central monetary authority. After the conceptualization of the design, an artist draws a prototype banknote. After being approved, a master die is prepared from which printing plates are produced. Production involves the following steps: Litho printing
(sheets are printed simultaneously with multi-color or rainbow background prints); Intaglio printing
(engraved features are printed to produce tactile or embrossed effect); Sheet inspection
(to check for printing faults for security reasons); Numbering
(printing of serial numbers); Tenning
(every tenth sheet undergoes inspection for printing defects); and Finishing
(cutting into notes, counting, and packaging).
There are movies so successful in infiltrating the public's consciousness that decades after their release, people can still reenact specific scenes with the lines intact. Case on point: the pivotal scene in Himala
, which has already been recreated and parodied a million times (and still counting). These memorable sequences have built careers, provided awards, guaranteed box office success, and spawned dance remixes. Here is a list of those passages in our nifty reminder of the most memorable lines in Philippine cinema
- Furne One - popularly known as Furne One, is a Filipino fashion designer based in Dubai. He was named “Asian Couturier Extraordinaire” by the Asian Couture Federation.
- Tikoy - a type of rice cake made from glutinous rice which is pounded or grounded into a paste and molded into a desired shape. It is usually eaten and/or given out as gift during Chinese New Year.
- Heneral Miramolin - isang heneral ng Turkiya na nanguna sa pagsakop ng Albanya na nasupil ni Florante.
- Mga Dapat Mong Malaman Tungkol sa Pag-eehersisyo
- March 2, 1964 - Speaking before Dumaguete Rotary and Lions club members, Senate President Ferdinand Marcos announced he is seeking the Presidency. He reiterated that Diosdado Macapagal promised to run for only one term. He added that he is willing to abandon his presidential ambitions if Macapagal "will carry out Liberal Party reform and improve the country's economy".
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Cayetano Arellano (b. March 2, 1847– d. December 23, 1920) was the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines under the American Civil Government. He was Chief Justice from 1901 until his retirement on April 12, 1920, making him the longest serving Chief Justice.
Born in Orion, Bataan, he obtained a degree in philosophy from the University of Santo Tomas in 1862. During the Spanish regime, he was appointed Magistrado Suplente of the Audiencia Tribunal de Manila. He later become the Chief Justice of the Provisional Supreme Court created by the military government in 1899.