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Joseph P. Lingao

Magna Cum Laude,

BS in Health Sciences,

Ateneo de Manila University

Southville High School Class 2007

"A drive for excellence is something that can be honed and developed, and it is precisely that which has brought me to where I am today. Southville sparked in me that burning desire to achieve something greater. Fortunately... "read more>>

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Southville Students Conquer Asia-Pacific in English Olympics

The delegates of Southville International School and Colleges bagged numerous awards at the recent Asian English Olympics (AEO) held at the BINUS University at Jakarta, Indonesia last February 9-13, 2017. The Olympics aims to provide an ideal opportunity for Asian youths to flex their competitive muscle in the fields of Debate, Speech, Spelling Bee, Short Story Writing, Newscasting, Radio Drama, Scrabble, and Storytelling.

21 Southville high school students represented the Philippines and won numerous awards. Miguel Alzona won the People's Choice Award for Short Story Writing. Robert Rivera was awarded the Best High School Participant and was a Top 5 Finalist in Newscasting. The other awardees were Akisha Cu as a top finalist in Storytelling, CJ Papa as a top finalist in Scrabble, Su Bin Lim and Julian Crisologo were a top finalists in Speech, and Danielle Marquez, Clarissa Chiang, and Miguel Alzona were top finalists in Spelling Bee. Other delegates are Io Carpiso, Akisha Cu, Inigo Hernandez, Miguel Alzona, Lim Hyuk Jin, Stan Rivera, Gabrielle Anindito, Bea Gomez, Jules Crisologo, Alex De Larrazabal, Clarissa Chiang, Danielle Marquez, Gabriel Borabien, CJ Papa, Joey Kim, Tamara Cloa, Rafael Parong, JR Guzman, Matthew Sybingco, Louise Balde, and Su Bin Lim.

The event attracted more than 500 students from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macao, India, Bangladesh, Laos, and South Korea who embraced the spirit of competition and achievement through this year's AEO theme: "Live Your Aspiration."

The Asian English Olympics (AEO) is hosted by BINUS University and organized by BINUS English Club (BNEC). For the past years, AEO has been successfully improving its participants’ English skills, giving meaningful experiences to be remembered in their youth, and broadening the networking of the participants across Asia.