Rafael Bitanga of Kodiak is one of two winners from Alaska and one of 13,000 applicants to earn the $10,000 Live Mas Scholarship from the Taco Bell Foundation, and has earned more than $100,000 in scholarshps total (Story in Ktuu.com).
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The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, will perform for the first time in the world-famous Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m. (See Inquirer.net for story.)
Pope Francis has tapped Fr. Jose Rapadas to lead the Diocese of Iligan in southern Philippines. The bishop-elect is just 46, the youngest Filipino bishop serving in and outside the country today (See CBCPNews for story).
Maria Isabel Layson, a 16-year-old Filipino student from Iloilo has discovered that the Jamaican cherry, known as “aratiles” in the Philippines, is a potential cure for type 2 diabetes (See GMA News for Story ).
Due to poverty, Abzonie Reño was not able to immediately go to college after he graduated from high school back in 2008. But when he finally went back to school, he wowed everyone by graduating as summa cum laude from an education course, major in Math. See Buzzooks.com.