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Business tycoon still one of the wealthiest, Forbes

Philippine Business tycoon Henry Sy has remained on the list of one of the richest people on the planet, according to the Forbes Magazine 2016.
Sy’s net worth is at $12.9 billion. Last year, it was more at $14.2 billion.  He is the founder of the SM Group which is widespread in local property, banking and retailing businesses, according to an Inquirer News report.
Also on the list is John Gokongwei Jr, with a net worth of $5 billion, Lucio Tan with $3.7 billion and George ty with $3.7 billion, David Consunji at $3 billion, Andrew Tan at $3 billioin, Tony Tan Caktiong at $3 billion. (Photo ofBillionaire Henry Sy)

Two young professionals chosen for leaders initiative

Two professional young women who have made an impact as community leaders under the age of 40 were chosen by the Asia Society for the Asian 21 Young Leaders Initiative in December.
Anna Meloto-Wilk and Clarissa Delgado wil collaborate with other professionals “to shape a brighter future for the Asia-Pacific region,” according to an Inquirer News report.
Wilk is the co-founder and President of Human Heart Nature, a beauty care company that focuses on fair wages using ethical and sustainable business practices.
Delgado is CEO of Teach for the Philippines which gives young professionals the opportunity to teach in Philippine public schools for two years, the report said. (Photo of Anna Meloto-Wilk)

Fil-Am is second youngest billionaire in the world

Fil-Am Bobby Murphy has rolled in a lot of dough from his mobile application Snapchat, which he cofounded with fellow student Evan Spiegel while at Stanford University. His net worth is $1.5 billion.
The free Snapchat application claims to have 100,000 users who can send videos or photos with captions that are automatically deleted after 10 seconds.
According to Forbes, the value of the application is $19 billion.
Murphy’s mother is a Filipina and his father Caucasian. He recently bought a $ 1.2 million two-bedroom house in Venice, California.
In 2013, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg offered $3 million to purchase Snapchat, but was turned down. (Photo of Snapchat cofounder billionaire Bobby Murphy)


Students take home medals at History Olympiad

Two students representing the Philippines at the International History Olympiad held at the University of Hawaii-Manoa took 5th place in medal count.
Alejandro Lim, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Ayrton Justin B. San Joaquin of De La Salle High School in Manila . Lim is a dual citizen of the U.S and the Philippines but chose to represent the latter. A second year veteran of the Olympiad, he received bronze medals for several categories such as the history of geogrphy, history of science and The Great Trading Game which simulated players from the 17th century.
They placed 4th in the HIstory Bowl in the Junior Varsity (JV) Division .



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