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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.

 
Pinoy Software Developer Wins the First-Ever Google Map Maker

In first-ever Google Map Maker Global Competition, Pinoy software developer wins the $50,000 worth of donation funds over hundreds of contestants.

Wayne Dell Manuel, winner of the first-ever Google Map Maker Global Competition, is a 24-year-old developer at the National Telehealth Center of the University of the Philippines.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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).

 
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.

 
Aviso Energy features Filipino inventions

Ismael Aviso, a Filipino inventor and alternative energy visionary is now preparing for the presentation of his invention in the United States in December 2011. According to Ismael Aviso, 54 years old, an entrepreneur and resident of Navotas City, his American business partners are bringing him over to the United States in early December to demonstrate his "power-multiplying electronics technologies" before potential investors. In an article posted by Pure Energy Systems (PES) Network Inc., one of Aviso’s followers, Aviso's will participate in a week-long conference at the research and development (R&D)-centric area at Silicon Valley in Northern California. The conference will happen on December 2 and 8 although no venue was provided.

 
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.

 
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