Philippines

Southeast Asian students react to Category 4 typhoon that left destruction in its wake

BYU-Hawaii students from the islands of Hong Kong and the Philippines braced for the news about their homelands as Typhoon Ompong raged cross the Pacific. The Philippines took most of the brunt of the storm when the typhoon hit on Sept. 15 as it headed straight to Hong Kong.

Accounting major chosen as commencement speaker, motivated by wife and son to succeed in education

“We should not forget to ask help from the Lord to accomplish great things,” said Filipino student Jared Lucenta, who was chosen as graduation speaker for the Spring 2017 Commencement.

Filipino students oppose Nickelodeon proposed underwater theme park in Palawan

Nickelodeon plans to build an underwater theme park in the Philippine island of Palawan according to CNN News, but Filipino BYU-Hawaii students said the park would offer more job opportunities but destroy the island that has remained very preserved for years.

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