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The First Tramway

DID YOU KNOW…
…that the first tramway service in the Philippines, Compañia de los Tranvias de Filipinas, was able to convert its horse-drawn tramway lines to a steam-operated street railway system with funds provided by El Banco Español Filipino in 1887?
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…that these trams served the commuting public starting in 1888?
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…that the steam-powered tramway lines were later replaced by an electric railway system run by the Manila Electric Rail and Light Company (MERALCO) in 1905?
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…that in 1886, the colonial government in the Philippines decided to phase out all Mexican money in circulation in the islands because they had lower value compared to the coins minted in Manila?
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…that Spain extended the application of her Code of Commerce to the Philippines in 1888, making it the first legislation to deal directly with Philippine banking?
 

 

 
  • acid rain - acid rain
  • air - hangin
  • alive - buhay
  • atmosphere - kapaligiran
  • balance - balanse
  • beings - katauhan
  • biodegradable - biodegradable
  • black tide - black tide
  • carbon dioxide - carbon dioxide
  • catalytic converter - catalytic converter
  • change - pagbabago
  • to clean up - linisin
  • climate - klima
  • climatic - climatic
  • collective - pangkalahatan
  • conservation - pangangalaga
  • contamination - karumihan
  • death  - kamatayan
  • deforestation - deporestasyon
  • to decrease  - bawasan
  • deterioration - paglubha
  • destruction - pagsira
  • dry - tuyo
  • ecological - pangkapaligiran
  • effort - pagsisikap
  • emission - emisyon
  • environmentalist - dalubhasa ng likas-yaman
  • erosion - erosyon
  • factor - dahilan
  • forest related - may kinalaman sa kagubatan
  • future - kinabukasan
  • global warming - pag-init ng mundo
  • greenhouse effect - epektong greenhouse
  • to heal - lunasan
  • high - mataas
  • humidity - kahalumigmigan
  • hydrocarbon - hyrokarbon
  • imbalance - hindi balanse
  • to increase - dagdagan
  • infiltration - paglusot
  • layer - suson
  • limited - may hangganan
  • low - mababa
  • to melt - tunawin
  • mutation - mutasyon
  • nature - kalikasan
  • ozone - ozone
  • permutation - permutasyon
  • pollutant - nagdudulot ng polusyon
  • pollution - polusyon
  • prevention  - pagpigil
  • recyclable - magagamit muli
  • to regenerate - tubuang muli
  • salinization - asinan
  • sick  - maysakit
  • sickness - pagkakasakit
  • surface - pabalat
  • surrounding - kapaligiran
  • survival - panatilihing buhay
  • temperature - temperatura
  • toxic - nakalalason
  • underground - sa ilalim ng lupa
  • unfavorable - masama
  • vegetation - yamang halaman
  • warming - pag-init
  • waste - dumi
  • to waste the resources - pagsira sa mga pinagkukunang yaman
  • water - tubig
  • world - mundo