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Trivias about The Golden Garuda of Palawan, Sunrise at Pusan Point and The Golden Tara of Agusan

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The Golden Garuda of Palawan - Dating back to the 14th Century, A.D., the Garuda, a golden image of an eagle found at Brooke's Point, Palawan, was believed to be the vehicle of the Hindu God, Vishnu at the height of power of the Hindi-inspired Madjapahit Empire. This image along with other artifacts and the Filipino words of Sanskrit origin are testaments of Hindu influence in pre-colonial Philippine society.

Sunrise at Pusan Point - Located at the easternmost part of the Philippines, Pusan Point in Davao Oriental, was the site of the first millennium sunrise in the country and is considered a "once-in-a-lifetime" event, the sunrise being a symbol of hope in the new era.

The Golden Tara of Agusan - This 21 karat solid gold figurine of a sitting female deity was recovered from a riverbank inAgusan and is probably one of the most unique of pre-colonial artifacts of the Philippines as it was said to be a Buddhist Tara with Tantric influences which dates back from the 11thto the 14th century.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available starting 31 March 2000 at the Philatelic Division, Money Order Building, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.