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UNESCO Crowns Iloilo City as Philippines’ First ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’

Iloilo City has earned the distinguished honor of being named the first ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’ in the Philippines by UNESCO. This accolade was announced as part of the celebrations for World Cities Day 2023, formally inducting Iloilo into the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) and highlighting its commitment to sustainable urban development through cultural innovation.

Where sustainability meets heritage: How Bohol became the Philippines’ first global geopark

‌The island of Bohol has been declared by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the first Global Geopark of the Philippines.‌

Philippines’ first official Chess Museum honoring Eugene Torre opens in Marikina

The Philippines' first official Chess Museum honoring legendary world chess icon Eugene Torre officially opened its doors to the public today in Marikina City, showcasing handcrafted chess sets and memorabilia from Torre's illustrious 50-year career in the sport.

Mapua wins Philippines’ 1st Wharton-QS Digital Readiness Gold Award

Mapúa University has won the Philippines' first Gold Award for Digital Readiness from the renowned The Wharton School, - QS Quacquarelli Symonds Reimagine Education Awards - touted the ‘Oscars’ of Education sought by top institutions in the world.

BREAKING NEWS: Alex Eala wins Philippines’ first US Open Girls Championship

BREAKING NEWS: Alexandra “Alex” Eala has just won the 2022 United States Open Girls Singles Championship, a historic first for the teen tennis star and for the Philippines.

Mindanao forestry startup Galansiyang bags Philippines’ 1st double wins in U.S. GIST

The Mindanao-based forestry startup Galansiyang composed of Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) alumni has bagged the Philippines’ first-ever major awards in the United States Department of State's Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Virtual Catalyst Pitch Competition.

1st PH Covid-19 test maker MTek gets FDA approval for African Swine Fever Test

The first Covid-19 RT-PCT test maker in the Philippines, Manila HealthTek (MTek), has received the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its African Swine Fever (ASF) Test Kit that seeks to protect the pork industry.
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1st UP-DOST microsat Diwata 1 completes space mission after 4 years, reenters earth

The Philippines' first microsatellite, Diwata 1, completed its space mission after four years and has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere.

Wastewater-to-fertilizer research of DLSU Manila wins Php13 million UK Newton Prize, 1st for PHL

De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila's research project turning wastewater from sewage into fertilizer has won the United Kingdom's 2020 Newton Prize Country Award, the first win for the Philippines.
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