Special Sub-Topic: Glimpses at Filipino History
|What was the first book published in the Philippines? |
Doctrina Christiana. This book was published during the Spanish period and contains prayers and some religious acts and beliefs that all Catholics should follow.
|Who fought the Spanish government because the government did not give a formal funeral ceremony for his brother? |
Francisco Dagohoy. The ceremony was denied by the frailes (Spanish priest) because the brother of Dagohoy was accused of being an enemy of the Church.
|During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, a Filipino president was appointed by the Japanese. Who was he?|
Jose P. Laurel Sr.. It was run by the Japanese and was of course a puppet government.
|What term was used for those women who were used by Japanese soldiers to gratify their lust?|
comfort women. "Comfort Women" was derived from the word 'comfort room' where Japanese soldiers satisfied their lust.
|Which of these was a US president during the 'American Era' in the Philippines?|
Franklin Roosevelt. It was Roosevelt who granted the Philippines a "Commonwealth Government".
|On 1901, an institution was established by the Americans for aspiring educators. What is the present name of this institution?|
Philippine Normal University. This institution was first named "Philippine Normal School" and then "Philippine Normal College". An act signed by former President Aquino granted the school's university status.
|From which language is the Filipino vernacular largely derived?|
Tagalog. Almost 65% of the total population of the Philippines that use Tagalog in communication.
|When did the original Edsa (People's Power) Revolution begin?|
February 22, 1986. This massive action by the Filipinos was made through the effort of Fidel V. Ramos and Juan Ponce Enrile (they are both secretaries on Marcos cabinet). The Edsa Revolution overthrew President Ferdinand Marcos.
|What place in the Philippines is also known as the "walled city"?|
Intramuros. It was built by the Spaniards and only whites and certain other classed as whites) were allowed to live there in Spanish colonial times. It was completely destroyed during the World War II but has been rebuilt and is considered one of the famous tourist attractions in the Philippines.
|What act is also known as the "Martial Law" act? |
Proclamation 1081. This dictatorial proclamation made in September 1972 sparked off a revolution and chaos. It gave the President the wide ranging powers including the right to nominate his successor.
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