Vigan (Philippines): Vote for New7Wonders Cities

•July 21, 2014 • Leave a Comment
This former Ciudad Fernandina  was founded during the colonization of Spain in the Philippines.  The country is continuously doing a a great job in the conservation of the area. In 2012,  the World Heritage Center has awarded Vigan for “Best Practice in World Heritage Site Management” during the  World Heritage Convention held  in Kyoto, Japan.    Through the nomination of the Philippine United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Commission, Vigan’s heritage conservation program prevailed over 28 entries of  best conservation practices worldwide. - See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=371405741623#sthash.HeDVYf6f.dpuf

This former Ciudad Fernandina was founded during the colonization of Spain in the Philippines. The country is continuously doing a a great job in the conservation of the area. In 2012, the World Heritage Center has awarded Vigan for “Best Practice in World Heritage Site Management” during the World Heritage Convention held in Kyoto, Japan.

 

2014 Philippine National Science and Technology Week

•July 18, 2014 • Leave a Comment
The DOST’s 2014 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) will be held from July 24-28 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. with the theme: “Philippines: A Science Nation Meeting Global Challenges.” This premier annual event of DOST will showcase the latest DOST technologies and programs geared towards strengthening the country’s manufacturing industries, SMEs, human resource capabilities, e-governance, and disaster preparedness, among others.

The DOST’s 2014 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) will be held from July 24-28 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. with the theme: “Philippines: A Science Nation Meeting Global Challenges.”
This premier annual event of DOST will showcase the latest DOST technologies and programs geared towards strengthening the country’s manufacturing industries, SMEs, human resource capabilities, e-governance, and disaster preparedness, among others. THIS EVENT IS FREE ADMISSION!

Cine Verde – World Premieres Filmfest (Philippines)

•July 1, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This is the first World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) to be launched this week (2 – 8 July 2014) in the Philippines with a special section dedicated to environmental awareness aptly called “Cine Verde.”

The featured films in this special section deal with particular concerns on the protection and restoration of the natural environment, pollution control and protection of plant and animal diversity.

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Australian Awards Scholarship 2014 for Filipinos

•June 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment
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This is an online submission via the Australia Awards website: http://www.australiaawardsphilippines.org or click the image for details or email them at: secretariat@australiaawardsphilippines.org. Deadline of applications is on 31 August 2014. I was one of the over 1200 Filipinos who received this grant and took a research program at the University of Queensland, Australia from 2002-2004.

Miss Earth Philippines 2014 winners visit Sibuyan Island (Romblon)

•May 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

UPDATES (01/06/2014). A related story posted in the Philippine Star newspaper thru the regular column of Ms Gina Lopez, From the Heart. Check it out the “Journey to the Heart of the Philippines.” CLICK HERE!Miss Earth Philippines 2014Miss Earth Philippines 2014Miss Earth Philippines 2014

PAGCOR photo contest…only in the Philippines

•April 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment

UPDATES(26/May/2014): Finally, the lucky finalists in both categories are already released for final judging. Even though my two submission in conventional and mobile categories did not make it, I am happy to say that the finalists captured vividly this year’s theme : “Only in the Philippines.” CLICK HERE to view the images vying for the 12 grand prizes of Php75k and Php30K for the conventional and mobile categories, respectively. Good luck to the finalists.

You have to register online before you can submit your photos. There are two categories: you can submit photos taken from compact and SLR cameras, and from tablet or mobile gadgets. Click the image for the mechanics of the competition...

You have to register online before you can submit your photos. There are two categories: you can submit photos taken from compact and SLR cameras, and from tablet or mobile gadgets. Click the image for the mechanics of the competition…

These images are my favorite finalists…

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The Philippines celebrates the World Book and Copyright Day 2014

•April 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment

This is an annual event that promotes reading, publishing, and copyright awareness sponsored by the National Book Development Board at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City on the 23rd   April.  Click the image for details. This is an annual event that promotes reading, publishing, and copyright awareness sponsored by the National Book Development Board to be held at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City on the 23rd April. Click the image for details.

World Book & Copyright Day 2014 is showcasing an industry fair of creative performances, musical acts, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, and more! The event will also features some of the Filipino artists and performers such as the UP Guitar Trio, Sipat Lawin Ensemble, slam poets from Speak! Philippines, the Balagstars Balagtasan group from Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA), and comedian RJ Ledesma.

The event was launched 18 years ago by UNESCO. This is a day to celebrate the power of the written word and reflect on the diversity and changes in our books over time. Share your passion for reading and writing on 23 April… or can even bring books to swap with other book lovers!