These top good news stories welcomed Filipinos to the new year

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These five stories especially resonated with Filipinos in January 2021.

Good news stories about Filipinos and the Philippines made the new year a welcome event for the nation facing an uncertain future because of the coronavirus pandemic.

These top 5 Filipino Pride stories on the GoodNewsPilipinas.com pages in January especially resonated with Filipinos looking to find hope and inspiration.

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5 Filipino-Korean Connection

Mayonnaise frontman Monty Macalino’s song for Blackpink’s Rosé caught the attention of South Korean media and the K-pop star herself.

The Pinoy alternative rock band 8th studio album release “박채영” or “Park Chaeyoung” in Hangul or Rosé’s Korean name was featured on the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) show “Morning Wide” in South Korea.

LISTEN to the song “Park Chaeyoung” here.

4 Clark Airport’s New Terminal

The Clark International Airport’s new terminal building designed with an undulating roof sitting atop a predominantly metal, lahar concrete, and glass building façade was officially turned over in January 2021 to the airport management.

The airport in Pampanga highlights the province’s iconic scenes to allow the country’s gateway to blend with the landscape. It has been described as reflecting the nearby Zambales mountain range where the world-renowned Mt Pinatubo lies.

CHECK OUT the Clark International Airport design here.

3 Makati Medical Center’s COVID-19 Response 

Makati Medical Center’s COVID-19 response was recognized by the Asian Hospital Management Awards (AHMA) and the International Hospital Federation.

The Philippine hospital received the 2020 AHMA Excellence Award for Patient Safety for its MMC: Beyond Malasakit – the Hospital with a Stronger Heart and Special Recognition for the International Hospital Federation (IHF) Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 program.

READ MORE about Makati Med here.

2 UP Leads Webometrics Ranking

The University of the Philippines leads the country’s educational institutions cited in the January 2021 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities that evaluate the knowledge generated and shared by universities.

The state university’s efforts to publicly share its knowledge was given the highest score by the independent group Cybermetrics Lab, the largest public research body in Spain. UP led the top 10 Philippine universities including four UP campuses, five Metro Manila universities, 2 from Mindanao, 1 from Cebu, and 1 from Dumaguete.

SEE the top 10 Philippine universities here.

1 Philippine Universities in GreenMetric World

Six Philippine universities are included in the GreenMetric World University Rankings that measure the promotion of the reduction of carbon footprint towards developing environmentally-friendly universities.

De La Salle University – Dasmarinas (DLSUD) in Cavite, De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU), Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology (MSUIIT), Ateneo de Davao University, Xavier University Ateneo De Cagayan, and Foundation University in Dumaguete made it to the annual rankings initiated by Universitas Indonesia in 2010.

READ MORE about the top green Philppine schools story here.

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