UP Law Team Wins Int'l Moot Court Competition at Oxford

A team of University of the Philippines (UP) scholars took the championship in an international moot court competition in the United Kingdom, winning the first championship ever for the Philippines. The UP College of Law tea, was declared the overall champion in the 2015 International Rounds of the 8th annual Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, held at Oxford University, reports Inquirer.net.

PH Economy Could Grow Up to 7% This Year

The Philippine economy in 2015 could grow by 6 percent, and even by as much as 7 percent, if vital investments in infrastructure were to be made within the year, reports Inquirer.net.

Pedicab Driver Supported Son Through Medical School

It was the best day of his life, and Marven Louie Badon Ragay wanted to make sure he shared the moment with his dad, a pedicab (tricycle) driver in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental who worked hard so he could finish his education. In a proud status he posted on Facebook, Marven thanked his father for supporting him throughout his studies, reports Kickerdaily.com.

 

Davao Native Is First Filipina Grad of Japan's Nat'l Defense Academy

2nd Lieutenant Karen Eve E. Mante taking her oath before Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Embassy of Japan)

2nd Lieutenant Karen Eve E. Mante taking her oath before Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Embassy of Japan)

Second Lieutenant Karen Eve Mante, a native of Davao, is the first Filipina graduate of the Japan National Defense Academy. She took her oath before Philippine Ambassador to Japan, Manuel Lopez, at the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, reports GMA News.

 

PacMan Suffering from Leg Cramps in Training

Manny Pacquiao is dealing with the cramps as he trains for his fight with  Floyd Mayweather on May 2. It's an issue that has popped up in some of his previous fights, reports CBS Sports. Trainer Freddie Roach and Pacquiao are exploring all possible avenues, including using an anti-inflammatory cream, which the USADA cleared for usage, on Pacquiao's calves. The cream cost $1,800.

2 Filipinos to Graduate from US Coast Guard Academy

Two Filipinos will be among the cadets graduating from the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut this May, reports GMA News. The Philippine Coast Guard said it sponsored the two cadets—Niño Jhanus Aniban from Bantayan, Cebu and Sean Jayner Cabral from Calaca, Batangas—and sent them as international cadets to join  USCGA Class of 2015.

Filipina Cop Vies for 'Miss Earth Philippines'

Police Inspector Sofia Loren Deliu (Source: Philippine Defense Forces Forum facebook page)

Police Inspector Sofia Loren Deliu (Source: Philippine Defense Forces Forum facebook page)

Police Insp. Sofia Loren Deliu, a graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy Mandilaab class of 2014, is included on the official list of candidates for Miss Philippines Earth this year. Filipino-Romanian Deliu has confirmed to INQUIRER.net that she is joining the beauty pageant after PO2 Neil Perez bagged the Mister International title in a competition in Seoul, South Korea, in February.

Jordan's 12K Undocumented Filipinos Have 2 Months to Correct Status

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz is urging the over 12,000 Filipinos who are illegally staying in Jordan to take advantage of the the 60-day amnesty period approved by the Jordan Ministry of Labor to correct their status, reports GMA News. Baldoz said concerned Filipino workers may legalize their stay by visiting the nearest Labor Directorates of the Ministry of Labor.