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The 2009 Miss Philippines-Earth Pageant candidates, with the Miss Philippines-Earth Foundation personnel, visited the Psalmstre office at Sta. Mesa, Manila, recently.

The tour was part of the preparations for the Miss Philippines-Earth 2009 grand coronation on May 10, a Psalmtre press release said.

The Psalmstre staff headed by their president and chief executive officer Jim Acosta welcomed the candidates.

It proved once again the high quality and effectiveness of Psalmstre’s natural made products, which have gained the trust of beauty queens for their whitening skin regimen, the press release said. 

The tour was held in line with the annual participation of Psalmstre  makers of world-class New Placenta, Glutamin at Olive-C skin care beauty products as pageant sponsor for Miss Philippines-Earth Foundation.

The company strongly believes in the advocacies of Miss Philippines-Earth Foundation to protect the beauty of nature and encourage eco-tourism, the press release said.

Those interested in the products may call Psalmtre Customer Care hotline at Tel. Nos. 715-2500, 715-7604 or text at 09287074149, the press release added.*

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Victorias, E.B. Magalona bets
‘Brainsbee’ grand champions

John Rhenan Dunlao of Victorias City and Ryan Jay Matulac of E.B. Magalona were named grand winners of the Barangay Brainsbee ni Albee sa District 3 academic competition, Saturday.

It was a battle of champions in the district-wide finals held at the Bacolod Pavilion among winners from Murcia, Talisay, Silay, E.B. Magalona and Victorias, who competed in spelling for the elementary category, and in math and science for the high school category, a press release from organizers said.

The district champions received a cash prize of P30,000 each plus the Albee Benitez Brainsbee trophy in addition to a scholarship grant, and the P15,000 cash prize both had earlier won as city/town champions.  The eight other finalists from the Third District were awarded P15,000 cash.

Dunlao is a high school senior of Don Bosco Technical Institute and is the son of Renato and Ann Marie Dunlao of Brgy. 16 in Victorias City. During the contest he was also accompanied by Brgy. Captain Bob Sabando, Don Bosco principal Fr. Generoso Taqueban and teacher-coach Cynthia de Asis, the press release said.

Matulac is a pupil of St. Francis of Assisi School under principal, Carmelita Gustilo. He is son of Ernesto and Roslyn Matulac of Brgy. Tabigue in E.B. Magalona under barangay captain Mario Bolivar.  Matulac’s trainer is Lourdes Gumana.

Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, president of the Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, the Brainsbee project sponsor, who welcomed participants and guests to the competition, reiterated the Foundation’s commitment and renewed focus on education and related programs as a major thrust for 2009, the press release said. 

“That the Foundation has touched lives in the 115 barangays of the province’s Third District and sparked an interest and enthusiasm  for a community-based educational program, is most fulfilling, “  Benitez said. 

Brainsbee is just a start.  The Foundation will double its efforts to undertake more education-focused activities to continue helping build and transform communities, he added.

The Brainsbee competition was held in all of 115 barangays in District 3 from February to early April this year, with 230 participants from both public and private schools. 

The Department of Education provided technical assistance and fully supporting the implementation were the principals and teachers, local government units, and barangay officials, the press release added.*

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Victorias, E.B. Magalona bets ‘Brainsbee’ grand champions