Vote for us @ the Philippine Web Awards!
SMS Text Voting is now ongoing for the 11th Philippine Web Awards. Cast your vote for the University of Baguio Science High School by texting "WEBBYS VOTE 85" to 2955 (for Smart and Talk-N-Text subscribers) and 2973 (for Globe and TouchMobile subscribers). Voting ends on February 28.
UB Science High is a Finalist at the 11th Philippine Web Awards
The University of Baguio Science High School joins the Philippine Web Awards under the Schools category for the second straight year. Our award-winning site was a Finalist in the 10th edition of the PWA, beaten out by Enderun Colleges. It is hoped that the new design, again standards-complaint for accessibility, will garner us the top prize. The Science High School is joined in the Schools category by STI Philippines, MHAM College of Medicine, and Aquinas University of Legaspi. Online voting for the People's Choice Awards begins on February 14, and ends February 26, 2009.
Supporters and followers of the 11th Philippine Web Awards (PWA) will finally get their chance to vote for their favorite Web sites, either via e-mail or cellphone text messaging (SMS), starting next Monday, Nov. 10.
On that date, the 11th PWA's pre-finals round officially kicks off, ending on Dec. 31, when the list of semifinalists would be trimmed down by a panel of judges to five finalists per category. For this year, 100 semifinalists, spread over 18 categories, have qualified. In comparison, the 10th PWA had 95 semifinalists and 15 categories.
While the PWA rules allow for 10 semifinalists per category, this year, only one category has the full count- Community & Portal. All the other categories have fewer than 10. In fact, for three- Celebrities & Personalities, Lifestyle & Leisure, and eLGU-Provinces- only three entries for each category qualified as semifinalists.
The complete list of the 2008 semifinalists can now be viewed in the official PWA site in the Member's Lounge of www.philippinewebawards.com.PWA supporters can vote for their favorites among this years 100 semifinalists. The entry that receives the most number of votes in its group will win the Peoples Choice Award for that category.
Both SMS and online voting would end on the eve of the awards night at exactly 12 midnight on Feb. 26 next year. Winners will be announced during the awarding ceremonies on Feb. 27, and will be published in the PWA site.
Meanwhile, entries that will make it to the finals round (to be announced on Dec. 31) will all be in the running for the Best Web Site Award in their respective categories. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges based on a set criteria which can also be found in the PWA site. The finals judges- a different set from the pre-finals panel-- are experts in different fields and include media practitioners, artists and Web developers.
Finals judging will run from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15. The decision of each judge will be sent to and tabulated by PWAs auditors who will keep the results under lock and key, and will open them only on the Awards Night itself.
Our website gets a facelift
The award-winning and internationally recognized website of the University of Baguio Science High School gets a new look with reorganized content to better facilitate navigation. The new design is intended to increase browser pageload speeds and reduce server utilization. Less is more, something very evident with the new pure XHTML/CSS redesign. While the pages are updated to the new template, some links and features may be temporarily unavailable. We hope you like our new design.
UBSHS Debate Team goes to the Finals of the Lam-Ang Debate Tournament; Junior hailed as Best Speaker
In another triumph, the Debate Team of the UB Science High School again made a strong showing at the recently concluded Lam-Ang Cup (formerly known as the Prometheus Cup) last August 2008. The Debate Team of Banoar Abratique, Ms. Van Liceralde, and Joy Billones, managed to slug it out at the competition’s finals. Meanwhile, Junior Scholar Sari Molintas romped away with the Best Speaker prize of the Debate Tournament.
Science High School Debate Team dominates Dimasalang Cup
The University of Baguio Science High School Debate Team emerged victorious in the first ever Dimasalang Cup. The winning team was composed of female Senior Scholars of Banoar Abratique, Van Liceralde, and Joy Billones. The other Scholars from the Science High School that participated in the event also made a clean sweep of the Top 20 best speakers.
The 1st Dimasalang Debate Tournament, hosted by the Baguio City National High School in cooperation with the Department of Education Baguio, was held last August at the BCNHS Main Building. The most prestigious schools from all over Baguio battled for the coveted title as the First Champions of the Dimasalang Cup.
The Science High School officially starts School Year 2008-2009 on 04 June with the week-long Social Orientation (SOCOR) for new students. This SOCOR will be held in various venues around the University of Baguio Campus. Classes begin on 16 June 2008.
Gazette is Northern Philippine's Best School Paper
The official publication of the University of Baguio Science High School, the Gazette, won 4th Place overall among hundreds of other school papers from all over the Philippines in the recently concluded Philippine National Schools Press Conference held in Koronadal City in Mindanao. The Gazette was the highest ranked school paper from Northern Luzon. Other awards included 2nd Best Features Page, and 4th Best News Page. The Alluyon, the Filipino publication of the UBSHS, ranked 4th in the Best Design category for Tagalog/Filipino language school papers in Bracket A.