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Filipina Maryknoll sister honored for years of service

Sister Margarita Jamias speaking at the centennial celebration of Miriam College. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Maryknoll Sister Margarita Jamias was recently honored for her years of “exemplary service” on the Board of Trustees for Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am educator named college vice president

Dr. Alexis S. Montevirgen CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Alexis S. Montevirgen, Ed.D. has been appointed Vice President of Student Services at College of Alameda, the Board of Trustees for the Peralta Community College District announced recently.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Olongapo, Virginia Beach engage in student exchange program

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Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. congratulates the students from Olongapo who are participating in the first ever exchange program between Olongapo City and Virginia Beach. Philippine Embassy Photo by Majalya Fernando

Olongapo City and Virginia Beach City in the United States (US) have embarked on an educational exchange program to give their students invaluable cross-cultural experience while pursuing their studies.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malaysian jet pilot studied aviation in PH

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Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, trained at the Philippine Airlines (PAL) Aviation School in Pasay City in 1980-81, according to a source at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

6th grader from UPIS aces international math tilt in Taiwan

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Grade 6 student John Henry Marquez of the University of the Philippines Integrated School in Quezon City aced the 2014 International Mathematics Assessments for Schools (IMAS) in Taiwan with a perfect score.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UP among world’s best in agriculture studies, but drops English

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For two years in a row, the University of the Philippines (UP) was ranked among the world’s best in terms of Agriculture and Forestry, the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject showed.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Fil-Am students tackle cultural conflicts at summit

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A group view of the students and teachers who attended the Summit
FUNcilitators of Bonn Hildalgo and Decie Reyes
Professor Allyson Cubales. PHOTO BY LAWRENCE C. OCHOA

More than 500 Filipino American college students from all over the state met at the seventh annual summit of the Southern California Pilipino American Student Alliance (SCPASA) on Feb. 8 to explore issues facing “millennials.”

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Books for the Barrios’ shifts to rebuilding schools, training teachers

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Destroyed library in Palo, Leyte  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

For over 30 years, Books for the Barrios (BftB) has reached the farthest corners of the Philippines—those that are the hardest to reach and most in need—building much-needed libraries and, often, putting books into the hands of disadvantaged children for the very first time.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ateneo honors German advocate of Euro integration

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ATENEO president Father Jose Ramon Villarin congratulates Hans-Gert Poettering after conferring on him his honorary doctorate. EM PONG AND MARL CASTRO/CONTRIBUTORS

The Ateneo de Manila University on Wednesday conferred an honorary degree on Hans-Gert Poettering, former president of the European parliament and now chair of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), for his advocacy on European integration and human rights.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH ‘natural focus’ of San Francisco mayor’s Asian economic agenda

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada at the wreath-laying ceremony at Rizal Monument in Luneta.  PHOTO BY RUDY ADLAWAN

“I’m afraid people may have mistaken me for Mayor Estrada, but unfortunately, I can’t sing or act,” quipped the mustached San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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