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Fewer Filipinos say they are poor

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 21, 2017

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral, Businessworld, Jul 21, 2017 SELF-RATED poverty fell for the first time in three quarters, according to results of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) quarterly survey that nevertheless said families are in need of more money to escape food poverty.

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PH 7th most promising investment destination

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 9, 2017

By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jun 09, 2017 The Philippines has become a more attractive destination of prospective foreign direct investments, placing seventh in a list of economies tagged as “most promising host countries,” the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) 2017 business survey showed.

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PH economic freedom ranking jumps from 70th to 58th

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 19, 2017

By: Ben O. de Vera, Inquirer Business, Feb 19, 2017 Solid macro fundamentals sustained despite a change in administration last year helped the Philippines jump 12 spots to 58th in the 2017 Index of Economic Freedom (IEF) of Washington-based conservative political think tank The Heritage Foundation.

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Pinoy kids win 35 math, science medals in Indonesia contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 16, 2016

by ABS-CBN News, Nov 16 2016 MANILA – Young students from the Philippines won a total of 35 medals in an international math and science contest in Tangerang City, Indonesia.

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Phl leads East Asia in microinsurance

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Roughly 27.96 million Filipinos had microinsurance coverage in 2013, among the highest in the East Asian region, according to the Insurance Commission (IC).

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Highest in Asia Pacific: Philippines climbs to 7th in gender equality index

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 19, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines climbed two notches in this year’s World Economic Forum report measuring gender equality among 145 countries globally and remains the Asia-Pacific region’s highest-ranked country.

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Philippines is 2nd in good corporate governance

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 16, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranks second best among countries belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) when it comes to good corporate governance, with companies owned by some of the country’s richest families leading the pack.

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Pinoy gets perfect score in Australian math contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 27, 2015

MANILA – A student of Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila got a perfect score in the 2015 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). Grade 8 student Andres Rico Gonzales, 13, is one of the 42 students worldwide who got perfect scores among the 300,000 participants from 40 countries in this year’s AMC.

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22-year-old Filipino physicist triumphs in Vienna nuclear olympiad

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 30, 2015

MANILA, Philippines — Anton Tanquintic, a young Filipino physicist, received an award for winning in the Nuclear Olympiad 2015 held in Vienna.

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Filipino boy gets perfect score as PH tops Singapore Math Olympiad

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 20, 2015

MANILA – Filipino students triumphed once again abroad by topping an international math contest in Singapore, including a 9-year-old who got a perfect score, the only one among all the contestants. With 63 medals (14 gold, 20 silver and 29 bronze) under its belt, the Philippines reigned supreme in the inaugural Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad…

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Philippine math wizards win 8 medals from Hong Kong competition

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 20, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Young math wizards from the Philippines bagged two silver and six bronze medals at the 18th Po Leung Kuk Primary Mathematics World Contest held in Hong Kong last week.

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PHL has the second best food in the world —CNN poll

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 16, 2015

Filipino food once again took the spotlight by making it to a recent international poll. In a Facebook poll, CNN asked “Which destination has the world’s best food?”

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Pinoy students win silver, bronze in math olympiad

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 13, 2014

Filipino students have made the country proud again this year by bagging silver and bronze medals in this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad in South Africa.

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13-year-old ARMM student wins grand prize in global contest for inventing biodegradable plastic

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 6, 2014

COTABATO CITY – Ahmed Dialiv “Amin” Turabin Hataman, 13, won the grand prize in the 8th International Young Inventors Olympiad in Georgia, USA, besting more than 100 participants from 40 countries worldwide.

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Phl moves up in social progress index

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 29, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has been ranked 56th out of 132 countries in the Social Progress Index 2014 released yesterday. The Philippines ranking improved from an SPI score of 49.41 in 2013 to 65.86 in 2014.

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2 Filipinas among ‘25 most influential in Asia-Pacific’s asset management’

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 25, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—Two Filipino women are among the 25 “most influential” women in Asia-Pacific’s asset management scene, based on a list drawn up by financial publication AsianInvestor Magazine.

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PHL team places 2nd in int’l web challenge

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 24, 2014

A Philippine team led by Paul Agabin, founder and CEO of the outsourcing firm Essays.ph, recently won US$5,000 for placing second in the 2014 Internet Scavenging Hunt, a worldwide contest that drew 45,000 registrants.

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SWS: 86% of Filipino adults happy with life

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 1, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – A large number of Filipinos are generally happy and satisfied with their lives, a December 2013 survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

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PIDS tops SEA ranking

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 2, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – State-run Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) ranked as the top think tank in Southeast Asia and remains one of the best in the world, according to the 2013 Global Go Think Tank Report released by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Young Filipino Math wizards snag 297 medals in 2013

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 13, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—With a medal haul of 297, including 47 golds, a group of young Filipino numbers aces has been cited by their handlers— the nongovernment Mathematics Trainers’ Guild-Philippines (MTG)—for making the country proud with their “excellent performance” in seven international math competitions in 2013.

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PH overall champ in Asian math tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 30, 2013

MANILA – A group of students from the Philippines emerged as overall champions in the recently concluded Asia Inter-Cities Teenagers Mathematics Olympiad (AITMO) in Indonesia.

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Filipinos lead global average in education survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 11, 2013

15.4% of household budget goes to education MANILA, Philippines—FIlipinos, in general, believe more strongly in the correlation between education and having better employment prospects compared to the global average, according to the latest survey by Nielsen.

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Filipino math aces top Singapore tilt with 23 golds, 45 silvers, 93 bronzes

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 7, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—With a medal haul of 23 golds, 45 silvers and 93 bronzes, a group of young Filipino numbers aces—mostly elementary and high school students from Metro Manila—topped the just-ended 2013 Singapore International Mathematics Contest, held on August 4 at the Global Indian International School in the so-called “Lion City.”

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Filipino wins in Kaspersky Lab contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 9, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – A student from the University of the Philippines Diliman wowed the judges of Kaspersky Lab’s international youth competition, “Cyber Security for the Next Generation (CSNG) 2013” held in London last June.

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Pinay among best teachers in New York

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 26, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipina has been named one of New York City’s best teachers. Marietta Geraldino, geometry teacher in 10th and 11th grades at the Fredrick Douglas Academy II in Manhattan, was one of the 11 teachers who received the “Big Apple Award” last June 12.

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DPWH defends road repairs: Look beyond surface

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 29, 2013

Some roads in Metro Manila “may appear okay on the surface, but underneath they have actually deteriorated because of old age.” The Department of Public Works and Highways pointed this out Wednesday to dispute allegations of irregularities in the agency’s road “reblocking” projects in the metropolis.

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Birthing facility project garners global CSR award

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 27, 2013

Naybahay, a rural birthing facility project spearheaded by Pfizer Philippines Foundation Inc., was one among 20 corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects recognized with an award of merit at the 5th Global CSR Summit hosted by the Philippines in Davao City last April.

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The unsung Filipina who cured HIV

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 29, 2013

Pinay doctor part of US team that found cure for HIV Pinay doctor part of US team that found cure for HIV. Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, a Filipino-American pediatric immunologist, led a team that cured HIV in an infant in Mississippi, USA. She has cautiously pointed out that while this cure is unprecedented, it is only…

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Boracay named best Asian beach for 2013

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 7, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – With its glistening white, powdery sand, the Philippines’ Boracay Island has been named best beach in Asia for 2013. Participants in a poll on popular online travel guide Trip-Advisor described Boracay as “a stunningly beautiful white powder sand beach (with) crystal clear, warm water that you can laze on for days on…

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Philippines cited for domestic worker protection

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 9, 2013

THE PHILIPPINES is one of the few countries that has committed to ensure labor protection for domestic workers according to international standard, said the International Labor Organization (ILO) in a report.

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