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RP world’s second best in microfinance

Published by rudy 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 rudy 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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2 Pinoy students bag honorable mention in astronomy olympiad

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipino students received an Honorable Mention in the recently concluded 4th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics in Beijing, China.

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Filipino bags 1st place in Toyota AsPac skills competition

Published by rudy Date posted on August 23, 2010
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Filipino students bag 69 medals in China, Taiwan math contests

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2010

FOR most students, Math may seem to be the hardest subject, but not for these kids. A team of Filipino whiz kids brought another honor to the country as they won a total of 69 medals in two mathematics contests held in China and Taiwan recently. According to Dr. Simon Chua, president of the Mathematics…

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Math whiz kids score anew

Published by rudy Date posted on August 1, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ math whiz kids have again harvested a crop of championship trophies, as well as several silver and bronze medals in the 11th Invitational World Youth Mathematics Inter-Cities Competitions (IWYMIC) and the Korea Elementary Mathematics International Competition held in Incheon, South Korea.

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Filipino teachers win US award for fighting for rights

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2010

MANILA, Philippines — An association of Filipino teachers based in Louisiana, US, received Saturday a prestigious award from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an education sector labor union with almost one million members.

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RP standing in WHO TB watch list improves – DOH

Published by rudy Date posted on March 25, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine standing in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) watch list for tuberculosis improved from seventh place in 1997 to ninth place last year, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday.

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RP a model for migrant workers’ policy

Published by rudy Date posted on March 21, 2010

THE PHILIPPINES’ “good practices” in migrant workers’ policy is a model that Bangladesh would want to copy, according to Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni.

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Pinay scientist receives award in Paris

Published by rudy Date posted on March 7, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – A retired Filipina marine scientist was one of five women scientists to receive a prestigious international award.

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UP employee wins Google map contest

Published by rudy Date posted on March 3, 2010

A 24-year-old Filipino programmer has won the Google Map Maker Global Competition, which encourages users around the world to map universities, schools and hospitals to help humanitarian organizations do their jobs better.

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Exports surge on rebound of electronics shipments

Published by rudy Date posted on February 11, 2010

PHILIPPINE exports in December rose at its fastest pace in nearly four years, but the full-year figure was the worst contraction on record.

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RP gets good marks in World Bank survey

Published by editor Date posted on January 17, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines ranked an impressive 44th in a new World Bank logistics survey that covered 155 economies worldwide.

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Six offshore outsourcing hot spots for 2010

Published by rudy Date posted on January 12, 2010

Ooffshore outsourcing in 2010 may focus less on the quantity of work organizations are sending overseas and more on where they’re sending it. Leading companies will begin developing networks of offshore locations for outsourcing: They’ll supplement contracts with vendors in more developed locales like India and the Philippines with new relationships in emerging markets in…

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Philippine resorts among world’s best green places

Published by rudy Date posted on December 27, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – In a flurry of international recognition for the Philippines, two prestigious publications, CNN Traveller and Asia Spa, add three more accolades to the country.

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Pinoy tops ASEAN Mechanic Contest

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – I don’t know about you, but all this talk about massacres, martial law, re-election and sports heroes gone awry has left me wanting for more substantial, feel good stories. Even the amazing feat of 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Peñaflorida received no less than one full day of our undivided…

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2 Pinoys win web debates

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Two young Filipinos won the recent CNN/YouTube Debates and their prize includes a free trip to Copenhagen, Denmark to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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RP tops 21-nation math competition

Published by rudy Date posted on December 3, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino math whiz kids lorded it over their counterparts from 21 countries, bagging a hundred medals and winning for the Philippines the overall championship in the just-concluded Philippine International Mathematics Competitions (PIMC) hosted by Iloilo City.

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2 Pinoys top Asian photo contest on climate change

Published by rudy Date posted on November 29, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipinos have again won honors for the country. Nikki Sandino Victoriano of Antipolo City won first prize in an Asian photography contest focused on climate change sponsored by a regional center of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO).

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Pinoy named CNN ‘Hero of the Year’

Published by rudy Date posted on November 23, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino has received international recognition for his innovative effort in educating poor children. Efren Peñaflorida, who started the “Kariton Klassroom” to bring education to poor children, has been named CNN Hero of the Year, the cable news network announced yesterday.

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Hotline for available jobs wins award

Published by rudy Date posted on November 23, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Labor and Employment’s hotline for information on local and overseas jobs won an award from International Association of Business Communicators, it was learned over the weekend.

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Pinoy math, science whiz kids bag medals in international olympiad

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – Young Filipino math and science wizards placed second in the math category in the 6th International Math and Science Olympiad (IMSO) in Jogjakarta, Indonesia recently.

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National Geographic names RP one of best new travel destinations in the world

Published by rudy Date posted on November 7, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The National Geographic Magazine had named the Philippines as “One of 25 Best New Travel Destinations in the World in 2010” and the country’s ancient cultures, structures and biodiversity were cited as key reasons to visit the archipelago.

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RP team wins 2nd place in int’l math contest

Published by rudy Date posted on October 31, 2009

NEW DELHI, India— It’s “mission accomplished” for the 20-member Philippine team to the just-concluded 2009 Wizards at Mathematics International Competition (WIZMIC) where it finished in second place.

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UK body declares RP world’s best BPO destination for second time

Published by rudy Date posted on October 26, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has won the 2009 Offshoring Destination of the Year category at the 4th National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Awards held last Oct. 15 at Park Plaza Riverbank in London.

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Filipinos most lovable people on earth—Fr. Reuter

Published by rudy Date posted on October 25, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – From his sickbed, Father James B. Reuter of the Society of Jesus (SJ) expressed his praise and gratitude to the people he has chosen to serve for seven decades.

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Young Filipino painter wins art contest in Germany

Published by rudy Date posted on October 25, 2009

NASSER Lubay, a 26-year old self-taught painter from Quezon bagged second place honors in the painting category of the prestigious Celeste Prize 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

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RP press freedom ranking improves

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2009

BAGUIO CITY , Philippines  – The Philippines’ ranking in the World Press Freedom Index of Reporters sans Frontiers (Reporters Without Borders) has improved from last year’s 139th place to 122nd this year.

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HEAD: 14 Filipino students bag 10 awards in Australian math competition

Published by rudy Date posted on October 21, 2009

PASAY, Philippines– 14 students from ten Philippine schools received the highest honors in the 2009 Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) and were awarded at the Sofitel Hotel. The AMC is a correspondence type exam aimed at highlighting the importance of the subject matter and discovering individuals who display excellent knowledge in mathematics.

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RP hailed as ‘Best Offshoring Destination’ by UK BPO bloc

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2009

THE Philippines was cited by the United Kingdom’s National Outsourcing Association as the “Best Offshoring Destination of the Year” for 2009.

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