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Trivia Pinoy Trivia

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by meowzkingz, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Q. Are there more Filipino males than females?
    A. Just slightly. The latest count put the ratio at 100.9 males for every 100 females. In Metro Manila, however, the Filipino male is outnumbered: 92.6 to 100.

    Q. Where did the terms kuyaand ate come from?
    A. Most experts point to Chinese origins. Kuya is said to be a combination of two Chinese words: ko (elder brother) and a (a term of kinship); ate from the same aplus chi (elder sister).

    Q. How many Philippine presidents were bar topnotchers?
    A. Three: Manuel A. Roxas, Diosdado Macapagal, and Ferdinand Marcos.

    Q. All Filipino names for the days are from Spanish, with the sole exception of Linggo(Sunday). why not Domingo?
    A. Linggo comes from the Malay Mingu, which is a corruption of the PortugueseDomingo (Sunday). But on its way to the Philippines, Mingubecame Linggo.

    Q. The Pasyon, subject of thepabasa during Lent, holds what distinction in Philippine publishing history?
    A. It's the No. 1 all-time bestseller in the Philippines.

    Q. Ramon Magsaysay named his presidential plane Mt.Pinatubo. Why?
    A.Mount Pinatubo in Zambales was Magsaysay's area of operation as a guerilla leader in World War II. He went on to become military governor of the province at war's end.

    Q. What's special about the 1926 film Tatlong Hambog?
    A. It featured a kissing scene between Elizabeth "Dimples" Cooper and Luis Tuazon -- the first in Philippine cinema
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