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PH in best financial shape

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 20, 2012

The rising preference for Philippine sovereign liabilities reflects improved perceptions of risk, absence of liquidity pressures and low inflation, according to the latest comment of credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service.

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Phl cited for anti-tobacco efforts

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 14, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is one of the top five most burdened nations in terms of tobacco use, according to a study conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). But the country has succeeded in erasing its “negative image” in the international and local health community, which was created by its perceived support for…

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Teen bags prestigious children’s peace award

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 20, 2012

Young Filipino walks away with $130,000 for championing the rights of street children Manila: A teenage boy won a prestigious children’s award for his efforts in helping promote the rights of street children in the Philippines.

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2 Pinoys among 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 17, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipinos were among those named as Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP), an annual search by the Junior Chamber International (JCI), otherwise known as the Jaycees.

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Filipinos’ financial literacy up in Citi survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 28, 2012

THE FINANCIAL literacy of Filipinos has improved significantly, Citi said, with the country notching a record high in the bank’s Financial Quotient Survey last year. The Philippines scored 52.6 points out of a possible 100 in the poll, conducted late 2011 and released yesterday. This is the country’s first time to breach the halfway mark…

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Citi survey shows more Filipinos are money-smart

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MANILA – More Filipinos feel they are money-smart, said multinational bank Citi on Tuesday. Citing its latest Financial Quotient Survey, Citi said Filipino respondents garnered a score of 52.6 out of 100 points, the first time they scored past the 50-point mark since the survey was launched in 2007.

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A harvest of medals for Pinoys… in math competitions

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 13, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Unlike the medal drought that Team Philippines experienced in the London Olympic Games, young Filipino math wizards bagged more than 200 medals in three different international competitions.

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3 Pinays top Asean quiz tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 6, 2012

Three high school students from different schools in the country won the championship of the 5th Association of the Southeast Asian Nations Quiz Bee in Phonm Penh, Cambodia.

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Island tops 2012 list of travel magazine

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 7, 2012

Boracay Island in Aklan, made world-famous by its powdery white-sand beaches, has been named by the international magazine Travel+Leisure as the world’s best island destination for 2012.

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Young Filipinos top Asean contest for junior scientists

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 24, 2012

Filipino students may be outperformed by their Asian peers in international science and mathematics tests, but young Pinoy scientists are showing that, in terms of actual work, they can do better.

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Pinoy law students win top prize in ILO video contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 11, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Three Filipino law students took home the top prize in a worldwide video contest organized by the International Labor Organisation (ILO).

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Pisay students win 4th place in intl science fair

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 9, 2012

BRINGING home honor in science and technology is considered a Herculean feat for a country that has low appreciation for these disciplines. Julian Paolo Talamera Biyo, Paul Caesar Mason Flores and Hazel Anne Jurado Hernandez from Philippine Science High School (PSHS)-Western Visayas campus won fourth place and $500 in the environmental sciences category for their…

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3 Filipino law students win international video contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 30, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – A video showing the unemployment crisis in the country won three Filipino law students a chance to present their short film at the International Labor Organization’s Youth Employment Forum next month in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Philippines leads world in belief in God: report

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 (AFP) – The Philippines leads the world in the number of people who believe in God, while the elderly across all countries tend to be the most religious, according to a US study out Wednesday.

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UP students shine in int’l moot court contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 4, 2012

Washington, D.C.: Two children of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) helped propel the University of the Philippines College of Law into the circle of the world’s top four law schools, after taking part in the most prestigious moot court competition in the U.S.

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Filipino student chosen Young Global Leader 2012

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 12, 2012

A Filipino scholar in the United Kingdom has been chosen the 2012 Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. A statement from the British Embassy in Manila said Benedict Carandang, 30, was one of the youngest selected for the prestigious honor from thousands of nominees across the world and joins the 191 other…

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Phl team wins silver, 3 bronze medals in int’l math contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on February 16, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – A lean Philippine team brought home a silver and three bronze medals in the inaugural Raffles Invitation Mathematical Olympiad held from Feb. 6 to 11 in Singapore.

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It’s official: Underground River among 7 Wonders

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 29, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is now officially part of the New7Wonders of Nature. “I am proud to confirm that PPUR is now one of the New7Wonders of Nature; preparations for the proclamation are underway,” Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn announced yesterday at a press briefing at Heritage Hotel in…

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Boracay named world’s 2nd best beach

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) reported that Boracay has been named the best beach in the world after the Providenciales in Turks and Calcos Islands.

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Three Pinoy kids make a splash at the World Robot Olympiad

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 27, 2011

From Nov. 18 to 20, three teenage boys aspiring to be robotics engineers trekked to Abu Dhabi to compete in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO). It was a much-awaited trip for the boys, who put in hours upon hours of whatever spare time they had left after school, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays,…

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Pinoy math whiz kids bag 16 medals

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 19, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ math whiz kids harvested a crop of 16 medals, including 5 golds, in the Asia Inter-Cities Teenagers Mathematics Olympiad (AITMO) held in Kavre, Nepal this week.

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Pinoy whiz kid tops international math contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 7, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – A young Filipino mathematician emerged as one of the individual champions in a tough World Mathematics Team Championship held at the Jiuhua Resort and Convention Center held in Beijing, China, from Nov. 2 to 6.

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Manila gets high marks for gender equality

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 3, 2011

NEW YORK—The world has made great progress in eliminating inequality between men and women in health and education, but not in economic participation and political empowerment, according to a survey of 135 nations released Tuesday.

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Pinay student bags UN environment award

Published by reposted only Date posted on November 2, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipina was among four students who were awarded by the United Nations for environment innovation.

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Unesco lauds RP for dynamic work in education

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Director-General Irina Bokova of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) commended the Philippines for its dynamic work in education at the sidelines of the General Conference in Paris.

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Pinoy kid scientists win more medals

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 30, 2011

THE Philippines’ medal haul in the most prestigious Math and Science competitions in the world continues to soar with four high school students netting gold, silver and bronze medals in the recently concluded Fifth International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO).

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4 Filipino students reap top awards in int’l science competition

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MANILA, Philippines—Four Filipino high school students made top rankings in an international student competition on the earth sciences this month, fetching medals for the Philippines in a battle among 26 nations.

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Philippines 17th best place for women — Newsweek

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 22, 2011

THE Philippines is one of the best places for women, according to Newsweek magazine. A survey done by the American publication showed the Philippines as among the 20 best countries for women, ranking 17th out of 165 countries.

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Makati City students win top spots in intl math tilts

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 13, 2011

The Department of Education (DepEd) in Makati City reported that several students in the city recently garnered top spots in international academic competitions. In a news release published on the Makati City government website, DepEd Makati Superintendent Elena Ruiz said the distinctions won by bronze medals won by the following students: Jannylie Suhayne Cayabyab of…

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2 Filipinos top math, science tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 6, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — Students from the Philippines and Singapore were declared champions in the 8th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) for primary schools held from September 2 to 6 in Naga City.

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