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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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Pinoy winst Nurse of the Year award in UK

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 4, 2011

BRIGHTON, UK – Teodoro “Jun Jun” Medran Jr. arrived in the United Kingdom in 1999 with a dream to become a successful nurse. Like many first-time overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), he was anxious about being in a foreign country, uncertain of what lay ahead.

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Pinay nurse receives 2011 ‘Pride of Australia’ award

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 1, 2011

For helping disadvantaged youths, a Filipina nurse received the “2011 Pride of Australia” award. Mica Alcedo was awarded the medal under the “Fair Go” category at the Crocodylus Park in Darwin, Northern Territory on August 19, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Young Pinay bags Zonta Internat’l Global Award

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 26, 2011

A YOUNG Filipina Muslim has done the country proud by becoming one of the five international awardees of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA) for her work in building libraries and distributing books in areas known to be hotspots of rebels and terrorist groups.

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Philippine team wins inaugural UN ‘Women Power’ Award

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 24, 2011

SINGAPORE — A scheme training Filipino women to efficiently run neighborhood stores grabbed top prize at an global UN-sponsored contest aimed at empowering impoverished women in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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Hybrid cars built by UP, Mapua students win intl tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 26, 2011

The hybrid cars built by teams from the University of the Philippines and Mapua Institute of Technology won awards in the recently concluded Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2011.

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Zamboanga math wizard bags gold in Bali olympiad

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 24, 2011

BALI, Indonesia — The Philippines won a gold, a silver and several bronze medals in the International Math Competition held here from July 18 until yesterday. Taking home a gold medal from the math tilt was Gene Go, Jr. from the Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, who started joining international math contests only this year.

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PHL reaps 3 bronze medals in int’l math olympiad

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 23, 2011

Medals from international math and science competitions keep on pouring for the Philippines as the country’s contingent reaped three bronze medals in the recently concluded 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Amsterdam.

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Pinoys reap medals in international math tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 18, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Young Filipino math wizards won their share of medals, including a gold and several silvers and bronzes, in the 14th Po Leung Kok Primary Mathematics World Contest (PMWC) held in Hong Kong last week. Winning a gold medal for Team Philippines and leading the medal winners was Farrell Eldrian Wu, a Grade…

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Cebu City is ASEAN City of Culture

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 12, 2011

CEBU, Philippines – Cebu City will be formally declared ASEAN City of Culture this Friday because of its creative industry and strength in performing arts and culinary arts, among others. The formal declaration will be held at the Radisson Blu hotel.

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Ifugao sculptor wins 2 prizes in Switzerland

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 22, 2011

BERN, Switzerland- A Filipino sculptor from Ifugao won the top two prizes in an international sculpture symposium which ended Sunday in Switzerland.

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Phl claims third place with 17 chess golds

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 21, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines wound up third overall in the 12th ASEAN + age-group chess championships, winning 17 gold medals at the Indoor Telaga Kramat Stadium in Tarakan, Indonesia last Sunday.

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Philippine team wins HSBC award

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HONG KONG – Environment-friendly coffee cups and food boxes made from corn cobs and rice stalks produced by small-scale farmers won for a team of young Philippine entrepreneurs the “Best of the Best Award” at the 2011 Young Entrepreneur Awards (YEA) Regional Finals of the HSBC last Monday here.

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PH bets haul 23 medals in Asean age group chess

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 17, 2011

FILIPINO whiz kids bagged a total of 23 medals last Wednesday, including eight golds in the Blitz event of the 12th ASEAN Age-group Chess Championships at the Indoor Telaga Kramat Stadium in Tarakan, Indonesia.

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Seven new mice species found in Philippines

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 16, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—Seven new species of mice have been found by local and US scientists in the mountains of the Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has said.

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2 Pinays shine in Big Apple

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 5, 2011

WASHINGTON – Two Filipino women have been honored in New York for their outstanding role as teachers.

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2 Pinoy teens win in Beijing Sudoku tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 24, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipino students won first and second places in the under-18 category of the Kejia Pengcheng Cup Beijing International Sudoku Tournament in Beijing, China over the weekend.

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2 Filipino student scientists bag grand prizes in Intel ISEF

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 19, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Two young Filipino budding scientists, both incoming college freshmen this June and products of public schools, bagged grand prizes in the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Los Angeles, California in the US earlier this month.

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Pinoy scientist bags top research award

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 6, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino professor won the prestigious 2011 Gallieno Denardo international physics award for his work on semiconductor optics.

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UN cites two Pinoys for outstanding online volunteerism

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 22, 2011

A Filipino graphic artist and a medical technologist are among the winners of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program’s “Online Volunteering Award 2010,” the Philippine Mission to the UN disclosed over the weekend.

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Filipino exchange students to Korea recognized

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 22, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—The South Korean government lauded Filipino scholars of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (Koica) for their efforts to promote socioeconomic development in the Philippines by applying the knowledge they gained from Korea, sharing this to other Filipinos, and organizing outreach programs for target communities nationwide.

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3 Pinoy whiz kids win international math tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on December 6, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Three students from Grace Christian College bagged the championship trophy in the Junior Division of the 4th International Young Mathematicians Convention (IYMIC) held in Lucknow, India over the weekend.

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4 Pinoy math wizards top Aussie contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 24, 2010

MANILA, Philippines—With identical scores of 99.7 percent, four young Filipino numbers aces were among 65 students worldwide who topped the 2010 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC), which drew about 400,000 contestants from at least 40 countries when it was held in August.

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Eureka! Prof makes math cool, wins int’l science award

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MANILA, Philippines— For inspiring popular interest in science and math through her weekly column “Eureka!” in the Inquirer Learning section, Queena N. Lee-Chua is the first winner, jointly with Malaysia’s Mahaletchumy Arujanan, of the Regional Prize for Public Understanding of Science in the East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific from the Third World Academy…

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Filipino teachers in China cited as outstanding foreign experts

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 22, 2010

Three Filipino English teachers were recognized as outstanding foreign experts by China’s Jilin Province for contributing to the province’s economic and social development.

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Pinoy whiz kids bag 19 medals in international math, science tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 18, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Math whiz kids of the Philippines arrived home Saturday night after winning 19 medals in the 7th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad (IMSO) for Primary Schools in Bali last week.

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RP student tops Bahrain speech contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 16, 2010

A Filipino high school student from the Philippine School in Bahrain topped a recently concluded Inter-School Speech competition in Manama.

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UN cites Albay as model for disaster risk reduction

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 13, 2010

MANILA, Philippines — United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has cited the province of Albay as a model for good practices on disaster risk reduction for this Thurday’s commemoration of International Day for Disaster Reduction.

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RP world’s second best in microfinance

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 12, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has been ranked second best worldwide in the microfinance business, and the leader in the Asia Pacific region.

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Three Ateneans clinch the asian debating crown

Published by reposted only Date posted on October 1, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Masters Vincent Raphael G. Soriano, Javier Ma. B. Pablo, and Jose Antonio T. Sison were named the grand champions of the 2nd Asian Schools Debate Championships (ASDC) held in De La Salle University last Sept. 5 to 9. The three Ateneans bested over 200 debaters during the tournament, which was attended by…

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