11 February 2014

Filipino ‘Transformers’ fan helps create latest sequel

What is a creature or cloth simulation artist? Can a person be both? And should this matter to a moviegoer? The Inquirer sat down recently with Gem Ronn Cadiz, a young Filipino animator at Lucasfilm Singapore, who explained the intricacies via a demo video. His presentation was fascinating and enlightening but, midway, our movies-as-escape orientation kicked in, and we wanted to know no more; otherwise, we’ll never again enjoy animated (full or partial) films as much as we do.

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12 August 2013

Gilas Pilipinas yields gold medal to Iran in FIBA Asia

MANILA, Philippines – After securing a slot for next year’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, the Philippines satisfyingly settled for second place following a 71-85 loss to Iran in their gold medal match at the 27th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Without the injured Marcus Douthit, Gilas Pilipinas was left without a legitimate center to contain Iran’s seven-foot-two center Hamed Hadadi.

Hadadi, who was named MVP for the third time, caused problems for Gilas on both ends of the floor as he easily came away with 29 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks. Jayson William, who joined Hadadi in the mythical five, managed to squeeze out another impressive effort with a team-high 18 points, including two freebies that gave the Nationals a 36-35 lead to start the third quarter.

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06 August 2013

Filipino student impresses judges on Kaspersky Academy finals

ANOTHER Filipino made the country proud as 20-year-old Ivan Dominic Baguio wowed the panelists of the recently concluded Kaspersky Academy Cyber Security for the Next Generation Finals held on June 25 and 26 at the Royal Holloway, University of London.

Baguio is a college senior taking up Computer Science at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman. He is a product of his hometown’s Cebu City National Science High School—one of the most prestigious secondary schools in the Visayas.

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05 August 2013

Filipino declared first Asian Apprentice

MANILA: A Filipino has been declared the first Asian Apprentice.

Jonathan Yabut, a 27-year-old senior product manager, is the first winner of the reality show “The Apprentice Asia”.

Filipinos are hailing the victory of Yabut, who edged out Singaporean co-finalist Andrea Loh, to secure a one-year contract to work in one of aviation tycoon Tony Fernandes' enterprises.

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29 July 2013

Filipino student impresses judges in London conference on cybersecurity

MANILA, Philippines – Another Filipino did the country proud as Ivan Dominic Baguio wowed the panelists of a recently concluded student conference on cybersecurity issues in London.

At the Kaspersky Academy Cyber Security for the Next Generation Finals last June 25-26 at the Royal Holloway, University of London, Baguio, 20, was awarded for his presentation as the “Best Elevator Pitch” from among 14 finalists from 10 countries all over the world.

Baguio is a college senior taking up Computer Science at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman. He is a product of his hometown’s Cebu City National Science High School – considered one of the most prestigious secondary schools in the Visayas region.

Read more: Inquirer Technology
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