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Pinoy Artists Amusement Tax

To ask for help to remove the amusement tax imposed on local cultural productions, local entertainers and producers trooped to the House of Representatives.

The Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit said in a statement that they are strongly urge and appeal to our country's lawmakers to amend the amusement tax provision of the Local Government Code to exempt all locally-produced cultural productions including theatrical plays, dance and musical concerts featuring Filipino talents.

 
Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair

To showcase the ingenuity of the Filipinos, the local government of Quezon City will held its 1st QC Filipino Inventors Expo and Trade Fair.

The said event, a project of the Mayor, Vice Mayor and the Filipino Inventors Society, while the event secretariat is the SBECO, will be at the Quezon City Hall Risen Garden on November 15-21, 2010.

 
Filipino Scholar Makes It to the Bravo ASEAN

In the annual event, Bravo ASEAN, music and dance contest in Korea, a Filipino scholar makes it to the top as he bagged the gold prize.

Jemuel Forto, Filipino scholar under a Korean government scholarship program, stands out from the 12 teams from 10 ASEAN countries as he sings a Korean ballad entitled "Miss You, Miss You, Miss You".

 
Brown Rice: an Answer to Malnutrition in RP

To deal with the malnutrition in the country, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is promoting the use of brown rice.

According to Mario Montejo, Science Secretary, the agency is recommending to change the old time favorite food of Filipino, the white rice, to brown rice.

 
Filipino Students join Water Rocket Competition

Two students from Tacloban City will be the country's representative in an international water rocket competition. The 2 young men will be competing with 20 other countries in the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) Water Rocket Competition in Australia this November. They were Julius Dacuycoy and Edward Louie Chua of Asia Development Foundational College (ADFC).They became the Philippine representatives when they won in the national contest. Last February, ADFC was also the Philippine representative to the last APRSAF Water Rocket Competition held in Bangkok, Thailand.

 
DOST Scholar Won Gallieno Denardo Award

The International Commission for Optics (ICO) and the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) gave the Gallieno Denardo Award to young researchers (below 40 years old) from developing countries. Those researchers are active in research in optics, and have contributed to the promotion of research activities in their own. Dr. Ryan Balili finished his B.S. Physics at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) last 2002.

 
DOST Conducts Seminar-Workshop on Climate Change

As DOST XI (Department of Science and Technology) observes the need to increase the awareness of teachers and school kids on the global environmental issue, thirty two teachers from national high schools in the region underwent a three day seminar-workshop on climate change

In partnership with the University of the Philippines Mindanao and the Philippine Association of Japanese Ministry of Education Scholars (PHILAJAMES) Mindanao Chapter, DOST conducts this kind of project after the clear evidences of climate change showed after the typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng.

 
Fishball Vendor, Boomed as a Farmer

Desiree Duran, a former fishball vendor, now earned big in farming. In 2002, Daisy attended the farmers' training under the Unlad Buhay sa Nayon’ program of the Bulacan Agricultural State College, provincial government of Bulacan, and the municipal government of San Ildefonso.

 
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