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55th Death Anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay

The 55th Death Anniversary of former President Ramon F. Magsaysay was commemorated last March 17. It happened in a plane crash at Mt. Manunggal, Cebu City in 1957. Magsaysay was called "The Guy" during his time. He is a simple and humble leader of the country who is well-loved by his countrymen. He was born on August 31, 1907 at Iba, Zambales, the son of Exequiel Magsaysay, a blacksmith, and Perfecta del Fierro, a school teacher.

 
DOST's 5 Priority Programs

In the Communication and News Exchange (CNEX) meeting, Mario Montejo, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary, discussed the agency's five priority programs which focused on making a difference in the lives of Filipinos by maximizing science and technology. Private media attended the event. Since, President Aquino's dream for our country is named daang matuwid.

 
Pinoy Scientist Undertakes Anti-Cancer Research

Lauren Colis, a US-based Filipino scientist and  a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences of the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She had given honor and pride to Filipinos based in Milan when she participated in the 3rd Genomic Instability Workshop. She is a good role model and inspiration to many children of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

 
Unusual Deer Found on RP Island

According to a British-Filipino scientific expedition, one of the rarest deer has been found in a territory of the Philippine forest. The statement was given as a result of the group's three week sortie into Mount Mandalagan in the north of Negros Island last month.

Cervus alfredi are found only in the central Philippines and before the herds dwindled through heavy hunting and rapid habitat loss, they were represent on the islands of Cebu, Guimaras, Leyte, Masbate, Negros, Panay and Samar.

 
PAL and ePLDT Ventus' Call Center

In the last 2 economic years, PAL's financial situation has been failing, with over $350 million annual losses. An agreement was signed by PAL to formalize the partnership with ePLDT Ventus on June 1, 2010.  ePLDT Ventus is a subsidiary of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT). They will handle call center operations thru flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL). The call center venture of PAL is included in the 3 non-core units of the airline and it will possibly employ an initial of 3,000 workers. The other 2 units will handle in-flight catering services and airport services such as ground round handling, cargo terminal/cargo handling and ramp handling. According to PAL, ePLDT Ventus will provide job opportunities to all affected employees of PAL's reservation sales units located in Manila, Cebu, and at the Mabuhay Miles Center. Those employees will be prioritized in the selection of 600 agent positions.

 
Philippines Makes History through International Science Education Scene

As it joins the review body that would set the science education policy of an international organization for the next seven year, Philippines makes history once again.

Philippines is the only ASEAN country joins the panel in reviewing the science education policy of the International Council for Science (ICSU), an international non-governmental organization devoted to international co-operation in the advancement of science.

 
6 Magsaysay Awardees Receive Credits

In ceremonies at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City, 2009 Ramon Magsaysay awardees are to get recognition and receive the title Asia’s Heroes: Science in the Service of Humanity.

Along with the awardees is Filipino Antonio Oposa Jr. He will be joined by five others: Krisana Kraisintu of Thailand, Deep Joshi of India, Yu Xiaogang of China, Ma Jun also of China and Ka Hsaw Wa of Myanmar.

 
Robots for All Ages

At the 8th Philippine Robotics Olympiad (PRO), newest trend in robotics are showcased by student whizzes. The recent PRO shows that robots are really not just for kids.

The said Olympiad was held at SM North Edsa which gave birth to a new batch of future scientists and engineers of the country. It gathered the brightest students in the field of science and technology, and challenged them to craft highly innovative robots and robotic systems using Lego robotics.

 
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