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Team Philippines at their sendoff at UP-Diliman

PH team aces global math olympiad, pays visit to staunch supporter

The Philippine team of young math aces once again bagged top honors at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), the world’s largest and most prestigious mathematics competition for high school students. The competition was held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, last July 3 to 14. This year’s team was composed of Emmanuel Osbert Cajayon of Emilio Aguinaldo …

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PH’s rapidly growing construction industry needs fast-growing trees; DOST fast-tracks studies

  BISLIG, Surigao del Sur–The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) recently held an inception meeting for two newly approved projects under PCAARRD’s Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP) on Industrial Tree Plantation (ITP). Forester Conrado B. Marquez of the Forest and Timber …

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Forest vines can help PH climb up to becoming world’s top handicraft maker, but only if government intervenes

Forest vines are considered among the best sources of raw materials for handicraft production. They are also excellent sources of materials for low-cost housing, food and beverages, clothing, and medicine in rural areas. These herbaceous or woody plants have roots anchored to the ground, while the rest of their bodies climb by clinging to trees …

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Calamansi

PH science department attempting to halt souring Calamansi production

The Philippine Calamansi Association Inc (PCAI) recently said that research and development (R&D) programs should address the declining production of calamansi in the country. This was raised recently in a meeting held at the Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) with university experts, PCAI stakeholders, and the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team of the Philippine Council …

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Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo

Awards fit for a king; HARI welcomes international recognition

Here’s the latest statement from HARI (Hyundai Asia Resources Inc) President and CEO Fe Perez Agudo: “We at HARI welcome the release of two recent international survey results that affirm Hyundai’s identity as the Filipino’s lifetime mobility partner. “First, the 2018 edition of the prestigious Initial Quality Study by JD Power has Hyundai among the …

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How much will airline passengers pay if new fuel surcharges are imposed? Hold on to your wallets, or they may fly away

The Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) is set to hear on July 10 petitions for airlines to renew fuel surcharges. Airlines claim they need the add-on charges to help them pay for rising aviation fuel costs, amid the surge in world oil prices. In a press statement sent June 27, Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny …

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Pinoy Seafarer

500,000 Pinoy seafarers will be sending in P320B this year, but MARINA has a big job to keep PH sailors afloat

The cash sent home by overseas Filipino sailors through banks is projected to top the $6-billion mark (over P320 billion at the current exchange rate of P53.43 to $1) this year amid mounting deployment, ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz III said on Monday, June 25, the International Day of the Seafarer. “The number of Philippine-educated …

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67 million Pinoy Internet users need a leveled-up online experience

The Philippines has vaulted by three notches to No. 12 worldwide in terms of having the highest number of Internet users. Citing Internet World Stats’ latest ranking of the top 20 countries with the highest number of Internet users, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said some 67 million Filipinos are now browsing the web, …

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