“We are extremely happy that Filipinos have bagged the ESL World Debate Championship again, after 15 years. This is a Philippine victory more than anything,”
Apolinario “Pule” Mapacpac, a native of Oriental Mindoro and an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) himself is the only Filipino joining the “The Big V Comedy Competition”.
Exciting games were participated in by both children and adults, some fantastic prizes were also given away on raffle draws which included a 2-night stay in a resort called Samui Boat Lagoon.
Acosta has performed in 50 cities in 29 countries in five continents including Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Nepal and India.
“You don’t have to be rich, famous and extraordinary to be outstanding… you just have to be you, doing extraordinary things for the people around you.”
The 41-year-old representative of the 4th district of Leyte ranked third on their list, which include seven other women politicians from around the world such as Julia Bonk of the German Parliament and Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
AYA is one of the biggest youth organizations in the country composed of Adventist young people from 20 international and English-speaking churches of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination all over Thailand.
This year’s Christmas celebration was particularly special as it marked the 10th Filipino Christmas at Yanhee and the 10th year anniversary of Filipinos working at the renowned beauty and cosmetics hospital under Naypa’s leadership.
As the year closes let’s all look back and be grateful for the lessons learned and blessings bestowed and look forward to a new beginning of a more wonderful and auspicious year!
Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach was crowned the 64th Miss Universe after competing with 79 candidates from different countries.