Category Archives: Bizarre and Oddities

Augusto Lakandula: The Guy Who Hijacked Philippine Airlines And Escaped Using A Homemade Parachute

By | 05/02/2014

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” A Filipino named Augusto Lakandula (later identified as Reginald Chua), hijacked a  Philippine Airlines jet on May 25, 2000. After collecting the passengers’ money and other valuables, the suspect, who appeared to be deranged, jumped at 6,000 feet from… Read More »

The “Fire Mummies” of Kabayan Burial Caves

By | 10/28/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Kabayan, one of the municipalities of Benguet in the Cordillera Mountain Ranges, is home to a total of 200 man-made burial caves, 15 of which contain perfectly preserved human mummies. The Kabayan burial caves are remnants of a colorful… Read More »

Halsema Highway: Philippines’ Deadliest Road

By | 08/24/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Also known as the “Mountain Trail”, Halsema Highway spans 150 kilometers between the towns of Baguio and Bontoc in Mountain Province. It is a sight to behold, thanks to the breath-taking drop-offs which peak at 2, 255 meters above… Read More »

Filipino student has 40 first names!

By | 06/25/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Did you know that a 15-year old high school student from Pangasinan has 40 first names? Ratziel, a senior high school student in Urdaneta City National High School, fascinates every person who come across his personal documents. According to Philippine… Read More »

Unbelievable Cemetery in the Middle of a Street

By | 06/04/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” If you think Sagada’s hanging coffins is over the top, better visit Familia Luzuriaga Cemetery in Bacolod City. For the record, it has been hailed as the “only cemetery in the world at the intersection of two highways.” It’s… Read More »

“Solidarity Ring” – Philippines’ Biggest Ring

By | 06/03/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” So far, the largest ring ever made in the Philippines can be found in Compostela Valley in Davao region. Aptly named “Solidarity Ring”, this giant gem was created to symbolize Compostela’s “historical unity, rich cultural heritage, and wealth of… Read More »