Unbelievable Philippine History Facts
Unbelievable Philippine history facts are one of he most interesting things one could know – more interesting than showbiz, though.
Unbelievable Philippine history facts and trivia are some of the ways to explore and appreciate our country more, and more. So Here I present some of the most interesting and unbelievable facts in the history.
- “349” Winning number of Pepsi product caps in 1992 is one of the most controversial case ever happened in the industry. The winning number offered a million pesos cash prize to anyone who got it. It turned out that not only a few people got the winning numbers, but thousands of them! Pepsi officials explained that there was a technical error. There were almost 500,000 who had the winning number and the company was sued, ending up spending 200 million pesos to pay those disappointed “winners”. The case ‘Pepsi 349’ fiasco ended in 2006, finally.
Major Achibald Butt. He was once a journalist and a military captain in the Philippines, he served as a an adviser to U.S presidents, William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. After joining the army during Spanish-American War, he went to the Philippines and served as Asst. Quartermaster as a captain until 1903. He embarked Titanic in 1912 to return to the U.S from Europe. Unfortunately, he is one of those who didn’t survived and his body was never found.
Late President Cory Aquino’s favorite color is red, not yellow. She admitted that red was her first favorite color. Upon suggesting the song “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” by her friends, for Ninoy Aquino’s homecoming, she then used yellow as her trademark following Ninoy’s death.
Jaz Cola, a Coca Cola product produced exclusively for the Visayan people. Jaz Cola has boosted the company in the Philippines and helped a lot in giving the Visayans pride among its consumers.
Gollum Suluensis is named after the character named “Gollum” in the movie ‘Lord of the Rings” and the Philippines’ Sulu Sea. Discovered in Sulu, its species can be found in New Zealand.
22.6 Phyton swallowed an Agta Negrito in the 1970’s, one of the most terrifying news in the Philippines during the time. Agta Negritos are indigenous people, where they competed with the phyton in catching deers, pigs, and macaques. Six people were discovered to be swallowed by the enormous phyton.
Marcelino Nuya and his dog “Serging” aka “Avante” received several awards in 1957 for his heroic deed during the Magsaysay plane crash. They both helped save Nestor Mata – the lone survivor during the plane crash that ended the life of former President Ramon Magsaysay.
Fisrt same-sex marriage in the country, are both NPA members. The two wedded in February 2005, held in the province of Compostela Valley in Mindanao.
Aluling Bridge, located in Ilocos Sur, took 35 years to finish. First constructed in 1978, it took a very long time to finish the bridge in a consistent manner. Due to unexpected weathers, the construction delayed for more than 30 years. This famous bridge connects provinces Mt. Province and Ilocos Sur.