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Alam Niyo Ba?? (Did you Know??) are series of interesting facts about the Philippines.

Sisterakas: Philippines’ highest grossing film of all time

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According to an interview, MMFF chief Francis Tolentino said Star Cinema’s film entry in which stars Kapamilya stars Ai Ai delas Alas, Vice Ganda and Kris Aquino set the record after earning more than P340 million.

“Baka umabot sila (‘Sisterakas’) ng P350 million. Siguro ngayon pumapalo na sila between P340 million to P350 million kasi hanggang gabi pa siya,” Tolentino said.

The said comedy film was produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films, “Sisterakas” has now beaten the record set by “The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin,” also starring Vice Ganda, which made P331.61 million when it was released in 2011.

Meanwhile, the MMDA chief predicted that the total earnings of all MMFF 2012 entries will reach between P750 million to P755 million

Source: WebMagazine
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The World’s Cheapest Lightbulb is made from Plastic Bottles

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A simple bottle filled with water and bleach can replace a light bulb known as Bottle Bulb. In the Philippines, it is already used to light up various homes and poor settlements. It is really easy to make this eco-friendly light source. These light bulbs have been created by using one liter plastic bottles, few teaspoons of bleach and some water. It absorbs and reflects sunlight and is equal to 55 watt.

To fit this light source, first a hole is made into the roof of the house. Then, this recycled system is installed by fixing the bottle through the sealed hole in the metallic roof of those poor dwellings. This can be done within an hour and is usable for a period of around five years. When sunlight falls onto the water in the bottle, it gets diffracted and lets the whole house glow. The role of bleach is to keep the water clear and microbe-free.

Solar bottle bulbs are not only illuminating light-deprived houses but are also providing residents an alternative option that is quite cheaper than any other electricity source. This project is an addition to the design of alternative technologies, especially for the developing world. That is how even a simple technology can change lives and generates powerful ideas for the common man!

Source: ecofriend.com

An Island in a Lake on an Island in a Lake on an Island in the Pacific Ocean

An island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island in the Pacific Ocean ?

It may be confusing to find out, what it is all about. Read more to find out.

It is nothing but Taal Volcano.

Here it is more clear:

  • The island in the Pacific Ocean is Luzon Island of Philippines.
  • The lake on the Luzon Island is freshwater, Taal Lake , located about 50 km from the capital, Manila.
  • The island on the Taal Lake is Volcano Island.
  • Within the Volcano Island is Crater Lake, about 2 km across.
  • Within Crater Lake is another small volcanic island, called Vulcan Point (Taal Volcano) which is the world’s largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island.

Source: marinebuzz.com

Alam Niyo Ba ?? (General Knowledge)

The Mt. Pinatubo Eruption – An iconic photo taken by Alberto Garcia during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991, exactly 20 years ago. The photo earned first prize in the World Press Photo Competition in Amsterdam, making Garcia the first Filipino to win such an honor. It has since been dubbed one of the “Great Images of the 20th Century” and “100 Best Pictures” by TIME and National Geographic.

Source: Choose Philippines

Alam Niyo Ba ?? (Geography)

Did you know that …

The northernmost city in the Philippines is Laoag

the southernmost is General Santos

westernmost is Puerto Princesa

and the easternmost is Bislig.