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The Philippines’ very own Lea Salonga, globally acclaimed for her role in the musical Miss Saigon of which she a Tony and numerous other awards, has been asked by no other than Donald Trump to be one of the judges in the upcoming Miss Universe beauty pageant. The other judges include Connie Chung, Helios Castroneves, Vivica Fox, Isabeli Fontana, Amelia Vega, and Adrienne Maloof.
The 60th Miss Universe Pageant will be broadcast live from Credicard Hall in São Paulo on September 12, 2011 (the morning of September 13, 2011, in the Philippines). The Miss Universe Organization is a joint venture between tycoon Donald Trump and NBC Universal. Online voting began last August 19 and will end on September 11 at www.missuniverse.com.
The Philippines’ candidate in the pageant is Shamcey Supsup, a University of the Philippines (UP) magna cum laude architecture graduate, who hails from General Santos City in Mindanao. She topped the architecture licensure examinations in the Philippines last year and was recently given special recognition by the UP Alumni Association.
The Philippines is in the top three countries where its paper money or bills have the lowest toxic chemical called bisphenol A (BPA). This was reported in an article published at the U.S. News Health.
According to the report, “BPA is used to make some plastics and consumer products such as water bottles, household electronics and sports equipment. Research suggests that BPA is an endocrine disruptor, which means that it acts like the hormone estrogen, and may be linked to a number of health problems.”
“Researchers analyzed 156 pieces of paper money from 21 countries and found that all of the bills contained traces of BPA. Paper money from Brazil, the Czech Republic and Australia had the highest BPA levels, while bills from the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam had the lowest levels. U.S. notes had average levels, the study authors said in a news release from the American Chemical Society.”
Read more of the article at U.S. News Health
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