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RP bags 2 awards in Robotics contest

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 1, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines bagged two awards in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) recently held in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Science Education Institute (SEI) reported yesterday.

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RP team bags awards in int’l robot tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 31, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—With few resources, guts and vision, the Philippine Science High School team sent to the regional FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) in Hawaii bagged two awards, besting over two dozen teams.

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53 firms welcome back retrenched workers

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Over 14,000 Filipino workers who were temporarily laid off and those hit by the flexible working hours as an effect of the global financial crisis have now gone back to regular employment, the Department of Labor and Employment said in a statement Monday.

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Seamen document processing made easy

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 27, 2009

THE Maritime Industry Authority and Pilipinas Teleserv Inc. have streamlined the processing of the Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book.

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Arroyo on Rationalization

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 13, 2009

‘No dislocation of gov’t workers’ MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said “no one shall be dislocated” in the government workforce when a rationalization program is implemented.

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Manila one of 5 least costly cities

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 11, 2009

SINGAPORE—Five of the world’s least expensive cities are in Asia, and these are Manila, Kathmandu, New Delhi, Mumbai and Karachi, a survey shows.

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Samsung to put up Asian distribution center in RP

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 28, 2009

Samsung Electronic Philippines Corp.  and Berthaphil Business Park signed recently an agreement for the establishment of Samsung’s  central distribution center inside the 2,300-hectare Clark Civil Aviation Complex.

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Pinoy inventor wins Rolex Award for low-cost stove

Published by reposted only Date posted on January 16, 2009

A Filipino professor has received the 2008 Rolex Award for Enterprise for developing a new technology that transforms the waste from rice production into clean, affordable cooking fuel.

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RP takes silver in World Robot Olympiad

Published by anna Date posted on November 10, 2008

by Alexander Villafania from INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines took home the silver medal at the recently held World Robot Olympiad 2008 in Yokohama, Japan. The Philippine team known as “Gracean Whizkids” from Grace Christian Elementary School beats 21 other schools.

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Filipino-made robot wins in China tilt

Published by anna Date posted on October 22, 2008

by Marlon Ramos from Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines — Mac, the Filipino-made explosives disposal robot, has just succeeded in first mission. The one-armed, night-seeing robot developed by students from the Mapua Institute of Technology won the top prize in the recently held First World Cup of Computer-Implemented Inventions in Shanghai, China, said Senior Supt.…

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RP ranks 10th in IT competitiveness

Published by anna Date posted on October 16, 2008

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines ranked as the 10th most competitive IT industry environment in the Asia-Pacific, a recent study showed.

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3 Pinoy students bag gold in science poster-making contest

Published by anna Date posted on September 9, 2008

from The Philippine Star Three Filipino students bagged first prize of the poster-making competition in the recently concluded Asian Science Summit held in Bali, Indonesia, the Science Education Institute (SEI) reported yesterday.

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Education lifts RP BPO industry over India, China–expert

Published by reposted only Date posted on August 1, 2008

MANILA, Philippines — India and China have bigger economies but the Philippines has a higher “educational density” and thus in a better position to move ahead in offshore outsourcing, according to an economics professor from Europe.

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Pinoy home accessories designer wows ’em in Europe

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 31, 2008

MANILA, Philippines—Monaco-based designer Josef Crisanto was a sickly child who grew up in a dysfunctional family environment in Davao. Since he was too weak to play outdoors, his mother supplied him with paper, pens and crayons. A Piscean, he lived in his own world of imagination which was reflected in his drawings.

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Filipino wins top honors in 2008 ‘Hollywood Olympics’

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 27, 2008

LOS ANGELES, California — Thirteen-year-old Filipino Catherine Loria from Tiaong, Quezon shared honors with senior contestant Andrew Clarke from Jamaica when they were proclaimed Grand Champion Performers of the World in the 2008 World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) or the Hollywood Olympics.

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Pinoy engineer builds bomb disposal robot (As concerned citizen to help the police and military neutralize explosives)

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 21, 2008

A Philippine Navy reserve officer and former dean of the Mapua Institute of Technology’s School of Mechanical Engineering has led an R & D team in that school in developing an affordable robot to defuse and remove bombs planted by terrorists; its first commercially produced model is set for delivery soon to the Philippine National…

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RP bags math championship; 7 students earn perfect scores

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 16, 2008

MANILA, Philippines — Seven Filipino students have earned perfect math scores and made the country one of seven overall champions in an international competition, an official from the Philippine team said in a statement to media.

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2 RP boys’ choirs win golds in Austria

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 15, 2008

MANILA, Philippines — Two boys’ choirs have once again proved to the world the Filipinos’ innate musicality when they bested peers from more than 30 countries at the 5th World Choir Games in Graz City, Austria, according to the Philippine embassy there.

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RP boosts competitive ranking, now 40th

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The Swiss-based organization Institute of Management Development (IMD) has ranked the Philippines 40th among a total of 55 countries in its 2008 World Competitiveness Yearbook.

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Dagupan coed is Asia’s Sudoku champ

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 14, 2008

A 14-year-old coed from a school in Dagupan City bested math wizards from other parts of the Asia- Pacific region when she topped the international “sudoku” challenge held in Singapore over the weekend.

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Another RP designer wins acclaim in London

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 10, 2008

MANILA, Philippines—It is always a happy occasion when one chances upon a winner, and an even happier occasion when that winner happens to be a Filipino.

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Filipino team wins Java award for medical solution

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 8, 2008

MANILA, Philippines — A team of students from UP Diliman won an award from Sun Microsystems for a Java application that runs on a mobile device and helps doctors treat poisoning cases faster.

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Filipino physicist wins Asean top science award

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A Filipino physicist who pioneered in the Philippines research on cutting-edge photonics won the top prize in an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Science and Technology competition.

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Pinoy named top Asean scientist

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 6, 2008

A Filipino scientist will receive the much-coveted 2008 ASEAN Outstanding Scientist and Technologist (AOST) award tomorrow in Manila for his significant work in photonics and signal processing.

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Filipino students bag 2 Physics golds in Bosnia and Georgia

Published by reposted only Date posted on July 5, 2008

HIGH school students Royce Pacibe and Rafi Dimakuta from the Fountain International School in San Juan, Metro Manila, won two gold and one bronze medals in Physics international competitions in Turkey, Bosnia Herzegovina and Georgia.

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‘Spectacular’ RP math team back home after Hong Kong medal haul

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 18, 2008

The victorious 16-member Philippine math team that harvested a crop of medals including seven golds, two overall championship trophies, three silvers and five bronzes at the 12th Po Leung Kuk 12th Primary Math World Contest held in Hong Kong recently came home Wednesday night.

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Philippines is Best Practice Country — survey

Published by reposted only Date posted on June 3, 2008

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was adjudged Best Practice Country among eight other countries surveyed that are sending workers through Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS).

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Pinoy student wins int’l public speaking contest in London

Published by reposted only Date posted on May 11, 2008

Sixteen-year-old Gian Dapul, an incoming senior at the Philippine Science High School, won the English Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition held in London last Friday.

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Ateneans top MS software tilt

Published by reposted only Date posted on April 18, 2008

Three IT-savvy students of Ateneo de Manila University bagged the top prize in the Imagine Cup 2008, the yearly software design competition sponsored by global software giant Microsoft.

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Pinay discovers largest number of ‘black holes’

Published by reposted only Date posted on March 18, 2008

A Filipina astrophysicist is making waves in the international community after leading the discovery of the largest number of “supermassive” black holes.

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