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Essay contest on the West Philippine Sea open to Filipino students – deadline Feb 1, 2013

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    For the education and increased awareness of Filipino students regarding the issues on the West Philippine Sea (particularly the Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands) with China – Celia Lamkin, Chairperson of the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) Marianas Chapter, has launched an essay contest with two categories: 1. High school and 2. College students.

    This contest is open to all Filipino students or of Filipino descent who are studying in the Philippines or overseas, ages 10 to 25 years old who are currently enrolled in high school and college.

    The theme of the essay is β€œThe West Philippine Sea and its impact on the future of the Philippines.”

    The essay should focus on:

    Sovereignty or ownership issues of territories in the West Philippine Sea contiguous to the Philippines.
    How control of Philippine territories and the valuable marine and energy resources found therein can affect the future of generations of Filipinos.
    How can the youth help defend Philippine sovereignty over our territories and protect the marine and energy resources in the West Philippine Sea?
    Contestants are encouraged to read books, publications, and the Internet on various articles regarding the theme.

    For more contest guidelines and information, visit the USPGG site: http://www.uspgg.org/aug21/essay-contest-westphsea/



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