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Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2016, a street circuit challenge for the youth, will be hosted in Manila which will mark the end of a three-year run in the country.

It’s full speed ahead in preparation for the final year that the Philippines is hosting Shell’s world-renowned smarter mobility competition, where young engineers are challenged to design and build their very own cars of the future that run the farthest on a single litre of fuel.

The Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2016 to be held in Manila will mark the end of a consecutive three-year run in the country, a highlight of which was the centennial celebration of Shell companies in the Philippines last year.

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High School and ITC Alumni from Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong (Vince Villena and Julius Carmona) developed the Kwago.

Project Kwago is a multi-sector thermal drone with anti-collision and ADSB systems.

Kwago is a Search and Rescue drone specializing in night operations. It is an app-based system equipped with a thermal imaging camera to detect heat signatures from the ground. It also has other features like pattern recognition, auto take-off and landing, collision avoidance, sonars, ads-b system, etc.

The Philippines are prone to natural calamities like storms, flood and earthquakes. Most drones used in search and rescue only takes photos or videos for damage assessment or aerial survey during daytime. We know that it is hard to conduct rescue operations at night. Rescuers only rely on lighting equipment to look for survivors like flashlights, floodlights, etc. It takes a lot of time walking through debris and doing searches at ground level.

- See more at: https://www.dronesforgood.ae/finals/project-kwago#...

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(Don Bosco Foundation, Alabang) Two kids vie for ball control in one of games of the 20th Alaska Milk Football Cup at the Alabang Country Club. The longest-running and most successful grassroots-development program in local football drew 6,150 players from 410 teams last weekend. [read more]

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WHAT?! Building an electric vehicle from “junk”?

That was exactly what five college students from Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong City did in making an electric jeepney, which they hope to see plying the country’s roads soon.

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Don Bosco Calauan

Street kids turned ballet dancers

What future do street children face? Tuloy sa Don Bosco Foundation, an institution that caters to poor children and abandoned orphans, goes beyond providing the basic needs of its sector. The organization believes holistic care is key for kids with troubled backgrounds to be successfully reintegrated back to society.
A former street kid talks about the lessons he learned from ballet.
David Lozada files this report.

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Feeding Center and Medical Clinic

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Community Partnership with Don Bosco

Several of Chevron’s corporate responsibility programs in the Philippines are recipients of various local and international awards. Our most recent achievement is as Finalist in the prestigious 2009 US Secretary of State Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). Chevron was selected for implementing projects that address basic human needs, education, small business and entrepreneurial development, environment protection, establishing public-private partnerships and providing funds for the eradication of infectious diseases.

Free News Service for the Filipino Deaf Community

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A DBTC HS Alumnus George Taylor, owner of captioning company GreenVAS Communications, explains through sign language, his free news service for the Filipino deaf community

Since he was a child, George Taylor had wanted to be an engineer even if he knew it wouldn’t be easy.

George is deaf. He was born with blue eyes and a hearing impairment, the effects of the rare genetic disorder Waardenburg Syndrome that he inherited from his mother Isabelita. He spent his early years in institutions for the deaf, though he later enrolled in a regular school to have better opportunities.

“The standard of education for the deaf here is so far behind that of mainstream schools, which is a sad thing,” he said through his sister Kat, who was his interpreter during the interview. “How can I be an engineer if I do not go to a good school?”

George, now 43, began his journey in mainstream education at the Don Bosco Technical College in Mandaluyong as a high school student. Without an interpreter, communication proved difficult especially since he was the lone deaf student in class. But that did not stop him from getting the quality education he wanted. Working closely with his teachers, he asked for additional reading material after class.

His hard work paid off when he got accepted at the De La Salle University, where he graduated in 1999 with a degree in Electronic Communications Engineering.

Established in 2009, his company GreenVAS provides remote captioning for clients in the US and Japan. Its transcribers also provide real-time subtitles for television and online programs in the Philippines and abroad. Such services help the deaf and the hearing-impaired understand television programs or online videos.

After seeing how news programs in the Philippines sometimes feature erroneous sign language interpretation, he also decided to start an online web show called Mata News, “to (improve) the deaf’s right to information,” he said of the show that produces 10- to 15-minute videos that summarize the news highlights for the week.


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We are one with him in pushing this advocacy to help and inspire abandoned children. Helping them is a commitment to build the nation,” Alvarez stressed, lauding Evangelista for committing his life to the cause of poor and abandoned children.


Evangelista told veteran broadcaster and former Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan (Agham) partylist Rep. Angelo Palmones in a radio interview over dzRH that Alvarez was in disbelief that a center like Tuloy Foundation has been existing to save street children through a comprehensive program of caring, healing and teaching.


Evagelista said Tuloy Foundation has 220 residents and 800 non-residents who are benefiting in the program and some chosen beneficiaries will go to Switzerland next month to compete in a ballet contest.


“At the end of the month, pupunta kami sa Switzerland (as our) ballet dancers will be competing there,” said Evangelista as he appealed for donors to help them increase the beneficiaries and sustain its operations. “May mga chef at mekaniko kami sa Dubai at South Korea.”

Source: http://www.tribune.net.ph/metro/speaker-wants-to-duplicate-don-bosco-s-tuloy-foundation