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Short + Sweet Manila 2014

Short + Sweet Theatre Festival is a competition among the repertoire of new and untested ten-minuter plays. Originally
a festival in Australia alone, Short + Sweet is adopted in numerous countries and continues to challenge theatre
artists across the globe. Short + Sweet Manila 2014 will open at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 6:30pm, and will run from February 26 to March 9, 2014.

For Short+Sweet Manila 2014- ticket inquiries,
please contact: Ysmael Mendoza 09173924017 |
For festival inquiries: Lexi Bartolome 09178997013 |
See you all in the Theater!

The Ultimate Health & Wellness Summit by PCMC Events Management

 Look and Feel great this 2014!  Ticket is only P 250.00 from P 500.00 Registration is only til Feb 15, 2014.

Education UK Exhibition 2014

A Road to A New Adventure. Hop on!
Attend the Education UK Exhibition 2014 on Saturday, 15 February, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel, Makati City!

We bring colleges and universities from the UK to Manila. Parents and students will get the chance to explore the academic opportunities available and speak with representatives directly. If you are thinking about studying overseas, this is the best place for you to ask for information.
Admission is free!
Pre-register and attend the event to get a chance to win a Smart TV.

DOWNLOAD our nice comic strip about Studying in the UK for Filipinos.

Check the participating UK universities.

Cambridge Education GroupUniversity of Northampton
City University LondonUniversity of Reading - Malaysia
HULT International Business School - LondonUniversity of South Wales
London School of CommerceUniversity of Sunderland
Nothumbria UniversityUniversity of The Arts London
Richmond The American International University in LondonUniversity of Warwick
Staffordshire UniversityUniversity of West London
University of BedfordshireUniversity of Wolverhampton
University of Kent

International Youth Leaders Summit 2014

With the entire Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN slowly transitioning into becoming a more united region for Asians, the various member states of ASEAN are put into a challenge. The call to become more responsible student leaders who are one in the call for ONE ASEAN Community is becoming stronger and as students of the social sciences and the humanities, we cannot lag behind.

In the Philippine setting, we must admit that we are in need to fully integrate with the entire ASEAN region comprising of its ten member states namely: Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Burma. These ten member states have done much effort to try and unify the region with things like the ASEAN Charter being ratified in order to create a set of rules that would help them achieve their vision of “One Vision, One Identity, One Community.”

Together with the signing of the ASEAN Charter is the introduction of the AEC or the ASEAN Economic Community on 2015. It aims to facilitate the free movement of goods, services, investments and labor within the region. By doing so, we are creating a massive change in the lives of many who are members of the Southeast Asian region.

De La Salle University is one with the entire ASEAN region, as an academic institution, in moving towards a more unified community. With one of the university’s thrusts of internationalization, De La Salle University aims to become a world-class institution whose doors are open to the members of the ASEAN Community. This February 2014, De La Salle University is having its Vision-Mission Statement Week Celebration, an institutionalized event that allows the university to showcase Filipino culture and tradition including its academic nature to everyone, including students abroad.

Through this, De La Salle University’s thrust and its University Vision-Mission Statement Week Celebration is crucial for the country’s efforts to promote that ONE ASEAN. The Philippines is one with other academic institutions in making this possible. Because of this, we are presenting the International Youth Leaders Summit or IYLS to serve as an avenue to exchange knowledge and experiences from all across the ASEAN Region. In addition, it shall serve as a cross-cultural territory where in student leaders are allowed to be exposed in various cultures and traditions and make sure that they enjoy their stay in the Philippines.

Objectives of IYLS 2014:
1.      To challenge student leaders to think and act differently on issues towards the ASEAN and begin to think outside the borders of their countries own personal and political interests’
2.      To provide new opportunities for students to garner new knowledge and information on how to strengthen their leadership skills that may be used in the future within the region;
3.      To give an avenue where students can freely express their ideas and opinions on how change can be done in the ASEAN region with the use of their own degree programs;
4.      To build a healthy relationship between De La Salle University and the entire ASEAN Community so that in the future, more avenues such as IYLS2014 be made;
5.      To mold the future leaders of the ASEAN by exposing them in the true realities of the world such as the Philippines.

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Voice of the Youth Radio was witness to technological history as the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA) held SOFTCON.PH Conference, the first ever software conference in the country last October 10 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati.

As one of the biggest issues facing the youth in the country is unemployment, the Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, Mario Montejo, claimed that the  ICT/BPO industry has the potential of generating 520,000 jobs in 2016. Education of Filipino students through use of software technology is also being developed as aid for schools and universities.

In a study conducted by the UP School of Statistics (UPSS), it is projected that only 33% of the graduating students in the country meet the demand for Basic Skills that support employability. As explained by Dr. Erniel Barrios, Dean of UPSS, our graduating students fare better at Behavioral Skills, but with only 50% of the graduating population meeting the demand. He also suggested that the academe must be integrated with industry.

The President of PSIA, Joey Gurango, encouraged that the best time for youth to pursue a career in technopreneurship is today. Aside from the rising business and technology industry of the Philippines, Gurango also advised that the perfect time for risk-taking, with regards to ventures, is during our youth. That is why, with the partnership with the Information and Communications Technology Office of the Department of Science and Technology (ICTO-DOST), PSIA launched the, an incubation program for software startups. The aim is to put the Philippines on the map when it comes to software products,  Gurango said 300 tech start-ups are currently in the Philippines and various programs and campaign events have been organized under the initiative to increase this number.

Such events include, Launchpad, a quarterly business proposal competition, where groups of aspiring candidates will compete for mentorship with some of the best coaches in the industry through business pitches. As The Sauce Newswire Director, Martin Conboy, remarked, it would be ideal to leverage the social characteristic of Filipinos by injecting the distinct Filipino experience into the softwares we create.  

Such innovative softwares were showcased in the SOFTCON.PH 2013: Exhibit, where participants of the conference were given the chance to try out startup products and services and to interact with the entreprenuers behind them. One of the applications showcased in the exhibit was Tom Taps, a software that specially caters to children with special needs. It integrates communication and scheduling tools with interactive features such as games and modules. Orchestrack is another featured startup that is designed for advertisers, agencies and broadcasters of radio, TV and online streaming content to help them monitor their performance.

Interestingly Gurango revealed that there is a huge excess of funding available for start-ups, only problem is only a very few of those are feasible and worthy enough to be given the grants. This makes it all the more important to engage the Filipinos, especially the youth in pursuing a career in the field of IT.