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Pinoy student wins silver in Australian robotics tilt

Imagine raucous, ear piercing chatter and laughter in popular restaurants and festive parties. Imagine the sounds being captured and converted into electricity. High school student James Louis de Luna has managed to do just that, harnessing enough sound to power a machine called “Sumobot.” His ingenuity won for the Philippines a silver medal in the …

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Italy’s Order of Merit for Legarda Senator Loren Legarda received the award of Cavaliere nell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Knight in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) from Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno during ceremonies on July 13 in Makati City. The prestigious Order of Merit of the Italian Republic is awarded for …

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Pinoy students win 4 medals in Bulgaria math Olympiad

Filipino math students from Philippine high schools brought home four medals from the 21st Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Bulgaria. The silver medalists are Vincent Uy Dela Cruz of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science and Bryce Ainsley Ang Sanchez of Grace Christian College. Immanuel Josiah Ang Balete of St. Stephen’s High School and …

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Jophel Ybiosa tops Moscow 2017 Int’l Foto Awards

Filipino photographer Jophel Ybiosa is 1st Place Category Winner at the 2017 Moscow International Foto Awards for his photograph depicting a popular Manila scene. Ybiosa’s entry titled “The Feast of Black Nazarene in Manila” won the Events Professional category with its black and white depiction of the annual January procession of pilgrims. The MIFA description …

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Iconic jeepney modernization lauded The electric jeepney industry is praising the government’s initiative to modernize the jeepney, which is set to undergo an upgrade in its road safety standards and fuel use efficiency. The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines, leaders in the e-jeepney movement, has announced its support for the government’s PUV Modernization Program …

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Pinoys win big in ASEAN taekwondo tilt

The Philippine representatives to a recent taekwondo tilt in Malaysia brought home 16 medals, including 4 golds. During the 13th ASEAN Taekwondo Championship, where their skills for Korean martial arts were tested, Pinoys finished second overall over five other competing nations. In the Senior division, Jenar Torillos, Christian Al dela Cruz, Kristopher Robert Uy and …

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Filipino student’s life-saving app wins Global Award in UK

Joel Alejandro and Andrea Relucio’s ‘Sali’ save-a-life app aims to universalize CPR education and training. The app won the Sandoz HACk Healthcare Access Challenge in London, United Kingdom. Alejandro invented ‘Sali’ save-a-life app to aid the population in administering and motivating them to do CPR anywhere and anytime. The app also connects users to a …

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