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Not-so-typical heroine: Comedy musical ‘Super Nerda’ to give ‘super laugh trip’

A “super laugh trip” experience is what “Super Nerda” promises to its audience this February at the University of Santo Tomas theater. Super Nerda, a not-so-typical super heroine in a variety musical comedy is presented by Mediartrix, the university’s musical theater organization. “It will be a super laugh trip viewing experience indeed because we will […]

Education USA hosts first education fair in PH

The U.S. Embassy Manila is pleased to announce an event catering to students interested in undergraduate and postgraduate study in the United States. EducationUSA, the U.S. government’s official source on U.S. higher education, will be hosting its first higher education fair on Tuesday, February 16 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Philippine Sofitel […]

2016 Hornby scholarships for ELT Masters in the UK open for Filipino teachers

Filipino teachers of English are invited to apply for the A.S.Hornby Educational Trust scholarships for study in the UK between October 2016 and September 2017. The deadline for receipt of applications is 17.00 UK time on 29th February 2016. The A.S.Hornby Educational Trust scholarships are awarded every year to English language teachers from outside the UK […]

Cipriano Roxas, veteran journalist; 76

Veteran newspaperman Cipriano S. Roxas, who in his prime was at the helm of several broadsheets, died on Friday. He was 76. Roxas is survived by daughters Anne and Olivia, son William Lancelot (Billy Boy), siblings Margarita R. Manahan and Alicia, brother Jose Jr. and partner Jo Efa. There will be no wake following his […]

Amorita Resort wins Asean Green Award

Amorita Resort was recently recognized as one of the 10 Asean Green Hotel awardees whose efforts met the criteria set by the body’s tourism standard, in a ceremony that coincided with the close of its tourism forum this year. The Asean Green Hotel Standard is intended to establish a professional “green hotel operation” that includes […]

World’s children raise voices against childhood cancer

Cancer Warriors Foundation (Philippines), in collaboration with Childhood Cancer International (CCI) and its 181 member organizations in 90 countries across 5 continents, is launching Child4Child, a global campaign in solidarity with children around the world who are courageously battling childhood cancer. Carmen Auste, CCI Global Chair and concurrent Managing Director of Cancer Warriors Foundation, describes this campaign […]

Top entrepreneur picked

THE HEAD of a Cabanatuan City-based power firm was picked as one of the outstanding entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (Apea) given by Enterprise Asia recently. Rosanna “Ria” V. Vergara, president and chief executive officer of Cabanatuan Electric Corp. (Celcor), was given the award for transforming Celcor into a professional institution that recognizes performance […]

Fun run to cap UP Dentistry’s centennial fete

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines College of Dentistry (UPCD) celebrated its centennial in 2015 with a commitment by alumni and stakeholders to dedicate themselves to the greater good in the next 100 years as the nation’s premier dental education institution. The year past saw two channels of activity, on the one hand, events for UPCD […]

Etihad Airways flew 17.4 M passengers in 2015

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has carried 17.4 million passengers last year, 17-percent than its 2014 data. The airline reported that it operated a total of 97,400 flights in 2014, 75 percent of the 23.3 million passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad Airways President James Hogan said the […]

Migrants group cites Pinoy firm for aiding OFWs, kin

For its assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families, SM Global Pinoy was given an award during the 5th OFW Gawad Parangal. The award was given by the Kapisanan ng mga Kamag-Anak ng Migranteng Manggagawang Pilipino Inc. (Kakammpi) under the category of Outstanding Specialized and Exclusive Services for Global Filipinos in recognition of […]

Antonio Pangilinan, South China Sea expert, dies at 68

South China Sea expert Antonio Pangilinan died of a heart attack on Dec. 19. He was 68. A memorial service is scheduled for January at the Development Academy of the Philippines, of which he was founding member, senior fellow and program director of the Foreign Service Institute from 1976 to 1979. As a Fulbright scholar, […]

Surprise someone else this Christmas

Giving gifts is as delightful as receiving what you always wanted to have this Christmas. There’s no better feeling than making someone you love smile and feel appreciated in this time of the year. Family is a fixture in everyone’s Christmas checklist and so are your closest friends. But have you ever thought of the […]

Airliner adds three weekly services to PH 

Etihad Airways will add three new weekly services between Abu Dhabi and Manila from 1 May 2016, offering a total of 17 return flights per week.   Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, James Hogan, said the new services would enable Etihad Airways to offer guests more choice when travelling between the Philippines and the UAE.  “The Abu Dhabi-Manila […]