Youthalks (December 4, 2013)

uReport – PH wins UNESCO Heritage Seat

Tinanggap ng Pilipinas ang highest vote upang maiuwi ang isa sa mga slot sa 12 pwesto sa World Heritage Committee noong 19th Session ng General Assembly of State Parties to World Heritage Convention na ginanap sa France noong Nobyembre 20, 2013.

Dalawampu’t dalawang bansa ang naglaban-laban sa pwesto at nakatanggap ang Pilipinas ng 116 votes out of 173 votes. Ang termino ng Pilipinas ay magtatagal hanggang 2017. Ang iba pang bansang nanalo ay ang Croatia, Finland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Lebanon, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Turkey at Vietnam. Makakasama nila ang mga incumbent members na Algeria, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Senegal at Serbia.

Ang major task ng State Parties, o ng 12 bansang na-elect sa World Heritage Committee, na kabilang sa United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), ay ang maimplementa ng maayos ang World Heritage Convention na pumoprotekta sa mga world heritage sites. Ang State Parties din ang naga-identify kung anu-anong mga lugar ang dapat mapabilang sa World Heritage List.

Isang malaking karangalan na naman ito para sa Pilipinas lalung-lalo na’t may limang Heritage Site sa ating bansa. Ito ay ang Historic City of Vigan sa Ilocos Norte, Rice Terraces sa Cordillera, Subterranean River sa Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippine Baroque Churches (sa Maynila, Santa Maria, Paoay at Miag-ao) at Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park.

uAsk – TOP 10 WAYS TO KNOW YOU’RE FILIPINO/FROM THE PHILIPPINES (WWW.WHENINMANILA.COM)

  1. You carefully unwrap Christmas presents or Birthday gifts so you can reuse the gift wrappers next time.
  2. Your luggage is a “Balikbayan” box.
  3. You wrap EVERYTHING in plastic: books, bed mattresses, furniture, couches/sofas… hell you even wrap your plastic in plastic.
  4. You eat balut.
  5. You understand Pn0i Txt msgs Ktnxbye.
  6. You react whenever you hear Pssst!
  7. The letters P and F are the same.
  8. Your nickname is a repetition (Bongbong, Junjun, Tintin).
  9. 3.5 You have an Uncle Boy or Auntie Girly or even an Auntie Baby.
  10. You point with your lips.
  11. No matter how famous, rich or successful you are, you just wanna sing some Karaoke.
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