Jazmin Tan Jabines of the University of the Philippines agged the top prize at the English Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition on Friday, besting 51 other young public speakers from different countries, reports Inquirer.net.
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The San Francisco Unified School District and its community broadcast service KALW, a pioneer in public broadcasting since 1941, have selected Tina Pamintuan as new general manager with deep roots in both public media and education to lead the station., reports TheFilam/Inquirer.net.
Rinabeth Apostol and Tiffany Villarin both won Best Actress in a Play—in a tie, for playing twins—at the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle’s 42nd Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards. Robert Brill won Best Set Design for his work on Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of the musical “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations,” reports Inquirer.net.
Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio, who accused his country's enormously popular president, Rodrigo Duterte, of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, told NPR/(Yahoo News) that he fears being assassinated.
Filipino American Thomas Aujero Small recently became mayor of Culver City, which celebrated its centennial last year, and undergoing a phenomenal renaissance fueled in part by the many tech and entertainment companies choosing to call the city home, reports Inquirer.net.