By Kirstin C. Bernabe
The boarding school, an enduring British institution, has come closer to the Philippines. In fact, several have opened in Asia. The newest addition to the growing list of boarding schools in the region is Epsom College in Malaysia. Opening in September, Epsom College in Malaysia is a coeducational boarding and day school for students 3 to 18 years old. It will follow the English National Curriculum and will offer nursery, preparatory, IGCSEs (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-levels.
The northern Sierra Madre forest monitor lizard, Varanus bitatawa, is one of the largest species of monitor lizard known from the Philippines. Indigenous Dumagat and people of the Sierra Madre Mountains call the lizard bitatawa or baritatawa.
By Kirstin Bernabe
A dancing and singing mathematics teacher is the Rotary Club of Makati Dasmariñas’ (RCMD) Most Outstanding Public School Teacher (MOST) in Makati this year.
National Artist Virgilio S. Almario, also known as Rio Alma, will give a major lecture on a seldom-visited period in Philippine literary history and launch two books on criticism and one on erotic poetry on March 7 at Teresita Quirino Theater, University of Santo Tomas (UST).
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines is accepting applications for the 2014 Korean government graduate scholarship program. Deadline is March 28.
Thirteen outstanding teachers of the University of the Philippines College of Engineering (UPCE) are the first beneficiaries of an endowment from property developer DMCI Homes, through its corporate foundation, Kaakbay.
Information and Communications Technology Center (ICTC) of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) will hold its first E-Waste Awareness Day on March 7.
Tourism students of Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) Manila campus won the championship in the recent 3rd National League of Tourism Students Skills Olympics at the University of Baguio.
A seminar on Write Right for Results: A Best Practices Guide to Writing One-Page Letters, Memos, and Reports will be held on March 14 at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City.
Adamson University Paddlers and Nippon Yusen Kaisha-Transnational Development Group Maritime Academy (NTMA) cadets are participating in dragon boat competitions in the 2014 Manila Bay Summer Seasports Festival on March 8-9.
Bataan Peninsula State University’s CoinSaver has won the grand prize in the 10th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards. CoinSaver: The New and Innovative Way to Save is a kiosk-like device that allows a user to save for a certain product or service.
The Golden Treasure Skills and Development Program will conduct a seminar on meat and fish processing, as well as ice cream making, on March 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the College of Social Work and Community Development building, Magsaysay Avenue corner Ylanan Street, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
The Young Road Safety Champion (YRSC) program was launched in Cebu City through road safety education sessions for primary school students at Zapatera Elementary School.