Honeywell Awards Three Scholarships to Chemical Engineer Students in Philippines

Honeywell announced today that it has awarded scholarships to three Filipino students majoring in chemical engineering at a leading university in Philippines, affirming Honeywell’s continued investment in building the future engineering talent in the country.

The scholarship will include three students from Mapua Institute of Technology and they will be awarded US$1500 each.

As a part of the scholarship program held in The Philippines, as well as Vietnam and Myanmar, five of the scholars will conduct internships at the U.S. research and development campus of Honeywell UOP, a global leader in refining and petrochemical technology. One of the chemical engineering students selected for internships will further develop their skills through direct participation with UOP technology.

“We’re very excited to extend the scholarship program in The Philippines to augment the country’s growth by supporting its talented students in their pursuit of education in chemical engineering,” said Jim Rekoske, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell UOP. “Working with leading university in The Philippines, our program invests in the next generation of the country’s scientific and research talent, which will benefit its refining, gas processing and petrochemical industries for many years.”

“The cash award from Honeywell UOP is very important because it comes from the leading company in petroleum engineering,” said a student at Mapua Institute of Technology, and one of the students who completed an internship at Honeywell UOP last summer. “I was invigorated by the experience, and I look forward to applying my new expertise in my work in The Philippines.”

In addition to the scholarships and internships, Honeywell UOP also provides an annual lecture series in refining and petrochemicals to each of 12 leading universities in Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and The Philippines. The lecture series contributes greatly to the academic curriculum in chemical engineering at these institutions, helping to develop a strong pool of talent in the industry across the region.

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About Honeywell UOP

Honeywell UOP ( is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions (, a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries.

Hanabishi promotes fun yet productive school break

With Hanabishi’s line of practical appliances, students can turn the short vacation into a rewarding experience.

It’s just a couple more weeks before schools go for a short break, which is also in time for the celebration of Undas. Many students and parents alike are starting to plan their short vacation: It could be just hanging out with family and friends, a concert or a trip to the province or abroad. Others are looking for ways to be more productive and use the time to catch up on rest or other work postponed, or maybe even generate extra income.

Hanabishi, the country’s number one homegrown appliance manufacturer, encourages the young to use the break not just to relax and have fun but also to be more productive. With the company’s range of affordable quality appliances, students can come up with small businesses that can help them with their savings and even teach them a lesson or two.

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Akamai Agrees to Acquire Nominum

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) today announced the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Nominum, a market leader in DNS and enterprise security solutions for carriers.  The acquisition is intended to add complementary capabilities to Akamai’s portfolio of security offerings while expanding Akamai’s distribution to carriers that serve enterprise customers.  The all-cash transaction is expected to close later this quarter.

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Hino expands footprint in Metro Manila with new dealership

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Japan’s leading brand of trucks and buses in the country, celebrates another milestone with the grand opening of its newest dealership along United Nations Avenue in Manila on October 12.

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Hanabishi products promote learning-conducive homes

Number one homegrown appliance manufacturer Hanabishi reinforces its commitment to help practical Filipino parents provide their children with an environment that is most conducive for learning.

Filipinos place a high value on education. As an old saying goes, “Ang edukasyon ang tanging kayamanan na hindi maaaring nakawin ninoman.” Parents work the hardest just so they can send their children to the best school they can afford, no matter the sacrifice this entails. They support their children’s aspirations and provide them with the means to make learning more conducive and productive.

In support of the Filipinos’ strong emphasis on education, number one homegrown appliance manufacturer Hanabishi reinforces its commitment to help practical Filipino parents provide their children with an environment that is most conducive for learning.  Hanabishi helps create the right atmosphere for learning and studying, empowering Filipino families with appliances that suit their various needs.

Creating an environment conducive to learning

Carrying out school tasks and responsibilities can be difficult in constantly changing weather conditions, which can affect one’s mood and worse, even cause illnesses.

Make study time more comfortable with the Hanabishi Ceiling Fan. Available in two variants—the HTRIFAN 48 and HTRIFAN 56—the ceiling fan creates a wind chill effect to make the room feel 6 to 8 degrees cooler. Both fans are equipped with a metal blade, oscillation control and a thermal fuse-protected motor, the last to prevent overheating. The products are compact in design to save space. With their powerful blade and oscillation control, they can cool a room down, eliminating the need for air conditioning and saving on electric costs.

For studying or completing school projects during warmer days or nights, the Hanabishi Air Cooler provides a cool break. For a starting price of Php5,345, this product cools a room but consumes less energy than ordinary air conditioners, in the process resulting in more savings.

The Hanabishi Air Cooler, which comes in seven models, is equipped with a honeycomb filter, a remote controller, an ionizer and a 24-hour timer. It has a 5.5-liter water tank capacity. It also requires less maintenance and has no harmful gas emission such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Stay awake with a cup of coffee

Burning the midnight oil is quite common among students, particularly when preparing for an exam, completing a project or working with a group. Students usually turn to junk food to boost their energy or keep them awake.

Offer a healthier option with the Hanabishi Coffee Maker. Students already allowed to have coffee can opt for a warm cup instead of getting their alertness or caffeine boost from soft drinks or other energy drinks.

Available in six variants, the Hanabishi Coffee Maker comes in modern ergonomic design and a nonstick heating plate. It features an illuminated on/off switch, a cone-style permanent filter, a water-level indicator on the tank, a heat-resistant glass carafe, a hinged tank lid and a stylish reservoir for coffee. The price ranges from Php615 to Php1,100.


About Hanabishi

For more than three decades, Hanabishi has established its reputation as a provider of affordable yet quality home products, which paved the way for its tagline “Kapartner ng Praktikal na Nanay at Bossing.”

Hanabishi’s consumer products are available at leading appliance and department stores nationwide. For more information about Hanabishi, please visit and like them on Facebook: