Ateneo Entrance Exam ACET results AY 2015-2016 release in January 2015



MANILA, Philippines - ACET results or decisions for the freshman applicants who took September 2014 ACET (Ateneo de Manila University College Entrance Test) for AY 2015-2016 will be posted within January 2015, on a set of boards at the ADMU Blue Eagle Gym and to be released online thereafter.

Ateneo Entrance Exam ACET results AY 2015-2016 release in January 2015


The first ACET of 2014 was conducted last September 27 and 28 in Manila and provincial testing centers nationwide.

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, ADMU officially announced that Decisions on Applications for Admission and Scholarship will be released in January 2015. The Office of Admission and Aid (OAA) is closed from December 21, 2014 (Sunday) until January 4, 2015 (Sunday).

[ Online search portal for decisions on college freshman applications for SY 2015-2016 will be available here. Check back for the update. ]

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In addition, Ateneo already released the list of Freshman Merit Scholars, San Ignacio de Loyola Merit Scholars, and Director's List Scholars for SY 2015-2016.

The Ateneo Freshman Merit Scholarship (AFMS) is an academic distinction awarded yearly to outstanding freshman applicants who have excelled in the Ateneo College Entrance Test, have distinguished themselves in their respective high schools, and who also show great promise for the future. This award includes a full tuition and fees grant for any undergraduate degree of the awardee's choice.

The San Ignacio de Loyola Merit Scholarship for Public High School Students (SIDL) is awarded yearly to freshman applicants from public or state-supported high schools across the country. These students must have distinguished themselves in both academic and co-curricular involvement in their respective high schools and more importantly, show the potential to become future leaders and catalysts for national development. This award includes a full tuition and fees grant for any undergraduate degree of the awardee's choice.

View the list of Ateneo Freshman Merit Scholars and San Ignacio de Loyola Merit Scholars here.

Meanwhile, the top 200 list known as the Director's List Scholarship Recipients was also announced. The Director's List includes students who have done very well in the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) and have distinguished themselves academically as well as in co-curricular activities in their respective high schools. The awardee shall enjoy an annual P50,000 scholarship grant for any undergraduate course of his or her choice.

View the complete list of Director's List Scholars for SY 2015-2016 here.

ADMU said that decision letters will be mailed directly to the applicant. Please get in touch with the office if no decision is received by March 2015.

In the previous years, only around 20% of those who took the ACET passed the exam. The entrance exams last year drew around 18,000 examinees from the different high schools around the country.

The Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) is the admission test to the undergraduate program of the Loyola Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University. Held usually in the month of September, ACET is definitely one of the entrance tests students look forward to every year.

Admission to the Ateneo Loyola Schools is determined by the applicant’s fitness and preparation for the college programs, ability to contribute toward the enrichment of the undergraduate school community, and potential to be of service to one’s fellow men within the context of national development.

The Committee on Admission and Aid considers the applicant’s Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) results, high school grades, recommendations, extra and co-curricular activities and all other information in the application form.

Ateneo Loyola Schools is a Filipino, Catholic, and Jesuit center of excellence of higher learning that is globally competitive while Asian in perspective, a community that transforms society through its research and creative work, its leadership in service to others and for the environment, and its formation of persons-for-other.

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Philippine Science High School (PSHS) AY 2015-2016 NCE exam results released



MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Science High School System (PSHS) officially released on Saturday, December 20, 2014 the results of  National Competitive Examination (NCE) for academic year AY 2015-2016.

Philippine Science High School (PSHS) AY 2015-2016 NCE exam results released


Hon. MARIO G. MONTEJO, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology and Chair of the PSHS System Board of Trustees, announces the names of the successful qualifiers to the Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS) Search for Scholars for 2015.

Of the 23,660 applicants, 1,303 examinees successfully hurdled the one-step screening administered on October 2014.

The PSHS scholars get a monthly stipend in addition to free tuition and free loan of textbooks. Uniform, transportation, and living allowances are also given according to financial need. Scholars are expected to meet the highest standard of scholastic achievement and behavior.

The new scholars for SY 2015 – 2016 are listed here.

The qualifiers have to IMMEDIATELY contact the Registrar or the Campus Director of the PSHS Campus where they are qualified to enroll, or visit the following websites: www.pshs.edu.ph or www.dost.gov.ph, for more information on early enrolment.

Last day for pre-enrolment of principal qualifiers is on February 6, 2015. Specific schedule of other enrolment activities shall be announced by the respective campuses.

THE FOURTEEN (14) PSHS CAMPUSES ARE:

MAIN CAMPUS
Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel. No.: (02) 924 0614

CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION CAMPUS (CARC)
Purok 12, Lime Kiln, Irisan, Baguio City, 2600
Tel. No.: (074) 442 1100

EASTERN VISAYAS CAMPUS (EVC)
Pawing, Palo, Leyte
Tel. Nos.: (053) 323 5616 / 323 5617

CENTRAL MINDANAO CAMPUS (CMC)
Baloi, Lanao del Norte
Tel. Nos.: (063) 836 0098
Mobile No.: 0908 874 0593

CARAGA REGION CAMPUS (CRC)
Ampayon, Butuan City
Tel. No.: (085) 341 0787

ILOCOS REGION CAMPUS (IRC)
Poblacion, San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur
Tel. Nos.: (077) 726 4190 / 726 4191

CENTRAL LUZON CAMPUS (CLC)
Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga
Tel. No.: (045) 499 0136

CENTRAL VISAYAS CAMPUS (CVisC)
Talaytay, Argao, Cebu
Tel. Nos.: (032) 513 0962 / 485 8975

SOUTHERN MINDANAO CAMPUS (SMC)
Sto.Niño, Tugbok District, Mintal, Davao City
Tel. No.: (082) 293 0002
Fax: (082) 293 0003

CALABARZON CAMPUS
c/o Office of the Executive Director
Tel. No.: (02) 924 0639

CAGAYAN VALLEY CAMPUS (CVC)
Brgy. Masoc, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Mobile Nos.: 0905 260 4068 / 0906 566 4240

BICOL REGION CAMPUS (BRC)
Tagontong, Goa, Camarines Sur
Tel. No.: (054) 453 2048

WESTERN VISAYAS CAMPUS (WVC)
Brgy. Bito-on, Jaro District, Iloilo City
Tel. Nos.: (033) 329 5644 / 329 2011

SOCCSKSARGEN REGION CAMPUS (SRC)
Paraiso, Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Mobile. Nos.: 0947 893 5964 / 0917 711 0279

The NCE is a scholastic aptitude test designed to measure Scientific Ability, Quantitative Ability, Abstract Reasoning and Verbal Aptitude of applicants, according to the Department of Science and Technology.

PSHS is a service institute of DOST, offering free scholarships for high school students who will likely take up a Science career after graduation.



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Google names Top 10 most searched places in the Philippines 2014



MANILA, Philippines - As part of the Google Year in Search top charts for 2014, the search giant has released the top 10 most searched places or local destinations for the Philippines for this year.


Philippine Arena is most searched local destination PH 2014


Google named the Philippine Arena in Bulacan as the 2014 “most searched local destination." The world's largest domed arena was officially opened on July 21, 2014. It was built on a total lot area of 74,000 square meters, and has a total floor area of 99,000 square meters.

The second on Google Philippines’ list is the Halloween-inspired theme park Scream Park Manila along Macapagal Avenue. The popular horror attraction is the first of its kind in Asia which housed three Scare Mazes: The White House, The Undead and the Asylum of Terror. Scream Park has opened to the public last Christmas Day and is preparing to reopen in October 2015.

Scream Park 2 re-open October 2015


On third place this year is the leisure park Sky Ranch Tagaytay created by the SM Development Corporation. It houses the tallest Ferris Wheel in the Philippines called the Sky Eye.

Sky Ranche Tagaytay Ferris Wheel
Sky Ranch Tagaytay | Photo Credit: seekyt.com

Landing in fourth place is the adventure park Sandbox in Porac, Pampanga, which is home to a giant swing, rope and rappelling challenges, ATV rides, cycling tracks, a mini-playground and open areas for sports and other activities.

Sandbox adventure Porac, Pampanga
Photo Credit: Sandbox Alviera Porac Pampanga Facebook page

Completing the top 10 list are Costa Pacifica resort in Baler, Quezon, the newly opened casino-resort City of Dreams Manila, the new shopping areas Fisher Mall and Fairview Terraces in Quezon City and Century City Mall in Makati; and the lifestyle hub B-Side Makati.



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Google Philippines heartwarming video ad on OFWs is now viral



MANILA, Philippines - Google Philippines latest campaign about 'Balikbayan' went viral due to its heartwarming video ad about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who will not be able to visit the Philippines this Christmas.

Google Philippines heartwarming video ad on OFWs now viral


Majority of netizens who have commented after watching the video on various social media sites said they have been moved to tears by the campaign.

In a nearly 2-minute video entitled 'Miss Nothing', a child can be heard singing Basil Valdez’s “You” as snippets of muted conversation between OFWs and their loved ones in the Philippines.

Google encourage Filipino families and communities to “share the everyday” through the website’s various services.

On its Youtube post, Googl PH said: "Pasko na naman, at mag daratingan ulit and mga mahal natin sa buhay galing ibang bansa! At para sa mga hindi makakauwi, isang paalala ng pagmamahal ang handog ng Google Philippines para sa kanila, sa inyo, at inyong mga pamilya. Bisitahin ang: g.co/balikbayan At panoorin ito: #OFW #balikbayan #MissNothing."

The video was already viewed in more than 800,000 times as of press time.

WATCH: Google Philippines - Miss Nothing (full video)



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VIDEO: Xyriel Manabat plays 'progeria patient' in MMK ( December 20, 2014)



MANILA, Philippines - Award-winning child actress Xyriel Manabat portrays the role of a progeria-striken teenager named Rochelle, who, despite her ailment, lives a normal life in ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Xyriel Manabat plays 'progeria patient' in MMK ( December 20, 2014)


At 5 years old, Rochelle’s body was overtaken by progeria, a rare genetic condition that causes a child’s body to show signs of aging. She was told by her doctor that she could expect to live only up to 15 years old. As the sad truth settles in Rochelle’s mind, she decides to live her short life to the fullest and experience things normal people experience–including falling in love.

WATCH: Xyriel Manabat I MMK December 20, 2014 Teaser (video courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment)


Will love keep Rochelle’s high hopes to live, or will it cause her more pain?

Also starring in the upcoming “MMK” episode are Paul Salas, Aiko Melendez, Dang Cruz, Maggie Dela Riva, Ian De Leon, Eva Darren, Crispin Pineda, Paolo Angeles, Ishmael Claverio, Carlo Lacana, Andrei Garcia, and JM Ibañez as Angeline. It is directed by Mae Cruz- Alviar and written by Mary Rose Colindres and Arah Jell Badayos.

Rochelle was also featured on ABS-CBN's 'Kapamilya Thank you' Christmas Station ID as actress-singer Sarah Geronimo granted her wish.


“MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos and creative manager Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.

Capturing the hearts of Filipino viewers all over the world for the past 23 years, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” has legions of fans from different generations who cried, laughed, fell in love, and got inspired through the real-life narratives of the show’s letter-senders.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” on ABS-CBN.



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