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RP wins gold, silver in Delphic Games

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 20, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – An Ifugao woodcarver won over a dozen international artists who joined the third Delphic Games in Jeju, Korea.

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RP improves ranking in global survey on business

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 3, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines likely improved its ranking in the annual global survey on doing business set to be released next week, the International Finance Corp. (IFC) said.

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UP law students bag for RP third consecutive championship crown in Asia legal competition

Published by reposted only Date posted on September 2, 2009

The Philippines represented by Filipino students from the University of the Philippines College of Law emerged as the overall champion in the prestigious 2009 Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition held in Japan recently, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported Tuesday.

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16 golds for Philippine math team

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 27, 2009

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine math team bagged 16 gold medals at the 5th International Mathematics Contest in Singapore from August 20 to 24.

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RP math team bags 16 gold medals in international olympiad

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 25, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Young Filipino math wizards continue to impress the world with their latest feat at the 5th International Mathematics Contest in Singapore.

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Thousands of tax cheats exposed

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 22, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—About 13,400 corporate tax cheats have been exposed and penalized by the Bureau of Revenue over the last three years using data uncovered though a lottery partnership with publicly listed technology provider Philweb.com Inc.

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St. Jude math whiz bags gold medal in China

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 16, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Young Filipino math aces did it again, winning a total of 90 medals in three international math competitions hosted by the People’s Republic of China.

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Global body hails RP environment programs

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 9, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Officials of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a global partnership comprising 178 countries, international institutions, private sector groups and non-government organizations committed to address global environmental issues, lauded the Philippines for its high absorptive capacity in carrying out projects funded by the institution.

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US names RP Asia’s first ‘digital literacy champ’

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 4, 2009

The Philippines has been declared by the United States as the first Asian “champion of digital literacy” this year, the Department of Education (DepEd) said yesterday.

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3 Filipinos bag medals in China math tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 1, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—Three high school students from an award-winning math guild won for the country a silver and two bronze medals in the recently concluded 6th China Southeast Mathematical Olympiad (CSMO) in Nanchang.

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3 Filipino youth win WB essay contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 21, 2009

MANILA, Philippines — Three Filipino youth won the World Bank’s 2009 International Essay Competition with their essay, video and photograph entries, besting more than 2,000 submissions from over 150 countries, 90 percent of which come from developing countries.

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Filipino ‘mathletes’ bag 27 medals

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 19, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino numbers aces won 27 medals in the 10th World Youth Invitational Mathematics Intercities Competition held recently in Durban, South Africa.

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13 Pinoy math wizards harvest medals in international math olympiad

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 12, 2009

South Africa – Thirteen Filipino high school math wizards held their own and harvested a crop of silver and bronze medals for the Philippines in the 10th Invitational World Youth Mathematics Inter-cities Competition (IWYMIC) held in Durban, South Africa earlier this week.

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World’s happiest places: RP ranks 14th

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 6, 2009

The Philippines is teh 14th happiest place on earth, according to a survey by a British non-governmental group.

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Filipinos win HSBC award

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 2, 2009

Two Filipino university students won the Best of the Best award and a Business Development Fund of HK$100,000 in the regional competition for the HSBC Young Entrepreneur Awards 2008-2009.

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RP firms emerge as most friendly

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 29, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino businesses were ranked as the most environment friendly when compared to other countries, based on a survey conducted by the Grant Thornton International Business Report released by audit, tax and business advisory firm Punongbayan & Araullo (P&A).

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Glad tidings on financial meltdown for Filipinos

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 25, 2009

JUST when the Filipino masses were wondering how the economic meltdown was shaping up with regard to them—with mixed signals coming from various quarters on the issue—along comes Paul Roebuck, chief executive officer of BBDO Gurrero/Proximity Philippines with glad tidings. 

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Filipino doctor wins 2 international awards

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 19, 2009

For seafarers’ health research WALES, United Kingdom—Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III, a Filipino medical doctor based in Cardiff University here, won back-to-back awards from two different international health conferences in recognition of his research work on the health of seafarers.

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Pinoys better able to fight recession – survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 18, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos are better equipped to deal with the impending recession and the slowdown of the global economy because we are used to hard times, a survey disclosed yesterday.

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Chinese-Filipino student tops int’l math tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 14, 2009

RP team placed 3rd   MANILA, Philippines — A Chinese-Filipino student from Zamboanga City took home a gold medal in the 2009 International Regions Mathematics competition held in the United States recently, with the Philippine team placing third overall among 16 teams from different countries.

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4 Filipino students snag int’l science fair honors

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 13, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Four Filipino students were among the winners of one of the largest pre-college science and technology research competitions in the world, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday.

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Filipino youth bag outstanding science awards

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 6, 2009

To the four Filipino youth who took home awards from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Reno, Nevada, age and economic standing is not a hindrance to success. Besting 1,563 students from 56 countries, Angeli Yap-Dy, 14, of Capiz National High School; Jovani Tomale, 16, of Davao City National High School; and…

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Pinoys among happiest, most church-going people in website survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 5, 2009

CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga, Philippines – Filipinos ranked fourth happiest and third among the most church-going people in the world, according to the statistical website nationmaster.com.

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Pinoy firms, execs among Asia’s best

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 19, 2009

The Philippine Stock Excvhange (PSE) lauded the results of an annual poll conducted by Hong Kong-based financial publishing giant FinanceAsia which cited a number of publicly-listed firms that are the best managed in the Philippines.

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RP math wizard, 14, aces Canadian math tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 7, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—A 14-year-old high school student of the Chiang Kai Shek College (CKSC) in Manila got a perfect score while 246 other young Filipinos were among the top scorers in a correspondence-based Canadian Mathematics Competition (CMC).

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More Filipinos expect life to get better–SWS

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 28, 2009

Despite the global financial crisis, more Filipinos are still hopeful that their personal quality of life will improve within a year, results of a nationwide survey released on Monday revealed.

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UN migration body cites RP

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 25, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The United Nations’ committee on migrant workers has commended the Philippines for its reputation as an international model for best practices in migration policy.

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Survey again names RP as top diving site

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 23, 2009

RECOGNIZED as the Most Popular Destination in Asia in one survey, the Philippines was again cited as one of the Top 5 Best Diving Areas, one of the Top 10 Most Desirable Destinations, and for having the Best Dive Resort and the Favorite Dive Operator.

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Philippines ‘most popular’ in Asia

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 22, 2009

THE Philippines was voted the “Most Popular Destination in Asia” at the recent World Travel Fair 2009 in Shanghai, the Tourism Department said yesterday.

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Poverty declines to 47% – SWS

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MANILA, Philippines – Fewer Filipino families consider themselves “mahirap” or poor, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

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