DOST Scholarship Exam for 2014-15 application is now open, exam date bared!

The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) through the Department of Education (DepEd) announces on Friday that the DOST-SEI Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship exam for AY 2014-2015 is on September 22, 2013 (Sunday) in designated testing centers nationwide.

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The scholarship is open to all qualified graduating high school students from public and private high schools nationwide. DOST offers two types of undergraduate scholarships – RA7687 for qualified applicants who belong to families with low socio-economic status and MERIT for qualified applicants regardless of their families’ socio-economic status.

Criteria for Eligibility for RA 7687 Undergraduate Scholarship
1. natural-born Filipino citizen
2. poor, talented, and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators.
3. top five percent (5%) of the regular high school graduating class; or
4. member of the graduating class of a DOST-SEI identified or DepEd recognized science high school.
5. resident of the municipality for the last four years as attested by the barangay;
6. of good moral character and in good health
7. qualifier of the 2014 S&T Scholarship examination

Criteria for Eligibility for Merit Undergraduate Scholarship
1. natural-born Filipino citizen
2. top five percent (5%) of the regular high school graduating class; or
3. member of the graduating class of a DOST-SEI identified or DepEd recognized science high school.
4. of good moral character and in good health
5. qualifier of the 2014 S&T Scholarship examination
Deadline of application form submission is August 23, 2013, DOST said.

Application forms can be obtained at the Science Education Institute, 2/F Science Heritage Building, DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City, DOST Regional offices or downloaded from the DOST scholarships website at http://www.science-scholarships.ph or here.

Accomplished form can be filed at the Science Education Institute or DOST Regional Office/PSTC nearest the applicant’s school or home address.

Passers of 2014 DOST Scholarship exam will have the following privileges:
– tuition and other school fees ( P8,000/sem for RA7687 and Merit)
– book allowance of P5,000 per year
– PE uniform allowance of P500 for the first semester of the year
– transportation allowance
-stipends

TheSummitExpress will post on this page the results of September 2013 DOST-SEI Scholarship. Follow Us on Twitter or Like Us on Facebook for more updates related to DOST Undergraduate scholarship.

Philippine Science High School Entrance Exam for SY 2014-15 is now open!

The Philippine Science High School (PSHS) announced that applications for National Competitive Examination (NCE) or entrance exam on September 28, 2013 for School Year (SY) 2014-2015 is now open.

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Here’s the details of announcement from PSHS:

CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY
A grade 6 pupil* from a duly recognized school by the Department of Education who meets the following criteria is eligible to apply for the PSHS National Competitive Examination (NCE).

He / She must:
1. belong to the upper 10% of the batch (SY 2012-2013) and does not have a grade below 80% as certified by the School Principal or Registrar. If the applicant does not belong to the upper 10%, he/she should have special aptitude in Science and Math as evidenced by the report card, with at least a final grade of 85% in Science and Math and 80% in all other subjects;

2. be a Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country;

3. be born on or after June 1, 1999;

4. be in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program;

5. be of good conduct and behavior; and

6. not have taken the PSHS NCE previously.

* i.e. in his/her 6th year of basic elementary education (exclusive of kindergarten and preparatory school)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
1.Fully accomplished Application Form in two (2) copies
2.Two (2) identical recent 1×1 ID pictures
3.Non-refundable test fee (Php 100 for private schools, free for public schools)
4.Copy of report card (SY 2012-2013)

SCREENING PROCESS
Only one test will be administered, a scholastic aptitude test (known as National Competitive Examination) which is designed to measure Scientific Ability, Quantitative Ability, Abstract Reasoning, and Verbal Aptitude. The NCE will be administered on September 28, 2013.


APPLICATION PROCESS
The PSHS NCE Application Form and the accompanying material are not for sale, may be photocopied, and may be downloaded through this link. No reservation fee is required.

Application forms are also available and may be filed at any of the following: PSHS campuses, DOST Regional offices, or Provincial Science and Technology Offices. Application forms with incomplete information will not be processed. Erasures, alterations and insertions must be initialed by the applicant.

The Examination Permit(s) will be issued to the applicants upon completion of all documents by the campus where the application was processed. For applications filed with DOST agencies, the exam permits will be mailed to the applicant, or to the School Principal for distribution to its applicant(s).

In case the exam permits are not received two (2) weeks before the examination day, the applicants should check with the nearest PSHS campus, DOST Regional Office, DOST Provincial Science and Technology Office, or the PSHS System Admissions Office.

** The deadline for filing of application is on August 2, 2013.
** The date of the examination is on September 28, 2013.

Applicants from public schools will not pay for the test fee but private school applicants will pay a non-refundable test fee of P100.

Asia’s Most Beautiful Love Story of 2013 ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows’ Airs this Monday!

Asia’s most beautiful love story of 2013 will finally be told to Filipino audience as ABS-CBN premieres the top-caliber drama “That Winter, The Wind Blows,” topbilled by Asian superstars Jo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo , beginning Monday (July 8) in ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

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Jo In Sung, who was first seen by Filipinos in his sensational role as Paolo in “Memories of Bali,” returns on Philippine television after eight years as bad boy Xander and teams up with one of Korea’s most beautiful and certified Hallyu star of her generation, Song Hye Kyo as the blind heiress Yonna, in this heartwarming love story based from the Japanese drama “I Don’t Need Love.”

Follow the story of Xander, a playboy and gambler who lives a meaningless life after he was abandoned by his mother under a tree when he was a baby. He will be caught up in a messy deal with a gambling lord and in order to pay his debts, he will be left with no other choice but to pretend to be the long lost brother of a blind heiress Yonna who happened to have the exact name as him.

Xander will take advantage of Yonna’s blindness and will hide the truth that her biological brother is already dead. But it won’t be easy for Xander to carry out his devious plan as Yonna gives him a hard time to win her trust because she believes that Xander is only after the family’s fortune. Little did Xander expect that his plan to extort money from the unknowing blind woman will take a sudden twist as he ends up falling in love with her.

How will Xander fight for a love that started wth a lie? How can he show Yonna his feelings if she sees him as a brother? Can Yonna accept Xander after his deceitful schemes?

Pre-sold in most Asian countries prior its airing, “That Winter The Wind Blows,” when originally broadcasted in Korea early this year, was the most talked about series by netizens all over Asia. It was cinematically directed by 2013 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Director Kim Kyu-tae and aired in Korea in the first quarter of 2013. The production team used state of the art high-definition cameras for the filming, and each frame underwent tedious post-production process to ensure the best quality of the drama. Just this year, the series was recognized with the Silver Award for Best Foreign TV Series in the 2013 Shanghai Television Festival.

Don’t miss the premiere of “That Winter, The Wind Blows” this Monday (July 8) after “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

‘Istorifik’ Presents the Return of Robin Dude!

The tandem of Akihiro Blanco and Chanel Morales returns this Sunday as the adventures of Robin Dude continue on “Istorifik: Pidol’s Kwetong Fantastik” for the month of July on TV5.

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Akihiro plays Hiro, a young man who grew up in the slums, and was given a magical bow and arrow that transforms him to the masked hero, Robin Dude. Hiro is enamored by the beauty of Marian (Chanel Morales), a young student whom she saved from danger in his past adventure.

The two meet the family of Dr. Magno (Lloyd Samartino) and his two children Trevor (AJ Muhlach) and Jana (Marvelous Alejo). But danger lurks nearby, as Gecko (Lucky Mercado), a human-turned-gecko, is endangering people in Pasong Makipot. One of the people that Robin Dude will save from danger is Jana, who is thankful and smitten for the young hero.

Catch Robin Dude in Istorifik Pidol’s Kuwentong Fanstatik this Sunday, at 6:30pm, on TV5.

Will Lea Salonga complete the team ahead of the other coaches of “The Voice of the Philippines”?

The blind auditions are halfway done and coaches Apl de Ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Ms. Lea Salonga continue their search to complete the 12-artist slots to form their respective teams in the country’s top-rating and weekly Twitter trending singing-reality show, “The Voice of the Philippines.”

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Out of the 12 members required per team, Team Apl, Team Sarah, and Team Bamboo already have six artists each, while Team Lea has five. Joining the team of international hiphop sensation Apl are Thor Dulay, Cora Dela Cruz, Lorenzana Siblings, Sir Lord Lumibao, Moira Dela Torre, and Cara Manglapus, while Junji Arias, Eva Delos Santos, Michaellen Temporada, Morisette Amon, Gab Ramos, and Hans Dimayuga join the team of Popstar Royaly Sarah.

Holding the banner of Team Bamboo or also referred to as Camp Kawayan, are Deb Victa, Lee Grane Maranan, Isa Fabregas, Angelique Alcantara, Myk Perez, and the Cordovales Father & Son while artists Taw Muhammad, Chien Berbana, Darryl Shy, Radha, and Mitoy Yonting are proud to be part of Team Lea.

Who among the next batch of artists will make the cut? Which team will complete its members first? The competition definitely heats up every weekend on “The Voice of the Philippines,” Saturdays, 9 PM, and Sundays, 8:15 PM on ABS-CBN.

Get the latest news and updates about the show and view the exclusive artists’ profiles and performance videos in “The Voice of the Philippines” official website at http://thevoice.abs-cbn.com. Like the show’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/thevoiceabscbn, follow @thevoiceabscbn on Twitter, and follow abscbnthevoice on Instagram. Tweet your thoughts about the show using the hashtag #TheVoicePH.

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