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Jorge B. Vargas
Jorge Bartolome Vargas[2] (August 24, 1890 – February 22, 1980) was a lawyer, diplomat and youth advocate born in Bago, Negros Occidental, Philippines. He graduated valedictorian from Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
High School in 1909 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1911 and a Bachelor of Law
Bachelor of Law
degree with honors in 1914, both from the University of the Philippines. He was a founding member of the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (now the Philippine Olympic Committee) in 1911 and served in its Executive Committee in 1918.[3] He served as its second Chairman from 1935 to 1955
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Philippine Name
In the Philippines, varying naming customs are observed, whether it is given name first, family name last, a mixture of native conventions with those of neighbouring territories, etc. The most common iteration amongst Filipinos is a blend of the older Spanish system and Anglo-American conventions, where there is a distinction between the "Christian name" from "surname". The construct of having several names in the middle name convention is common to all systems, but to have multiple "first" names and only one middle and last name is a result of the blending of American and Spanish naming customs. The Tagalog language is one of the few national languages in Asia to use the Western name order. Thus, the Philippine naming custom is coincidentally identical to the Spanish and Portuguese name customs. For the most part, most Filipinos abide by the Spanish system of using both paternal and maternal surnames, the latter constituting the "middle name"
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House Of Representatives Of The Philippines
Since July 25, 2016Linabelle Ruth Villarica (Nacionalista) Pia Cayetano
Pia Cayetano
(Nacionalista) Gwendolyn Garcia
Gwendolyn Garcia
(PDP-Laban) Mylene Garcia-Albano (PDP-Laban) Sharon Garin (AAMBIS-OWA Partylist)Since August 15, 2016Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (Nacionalista) Since July 25, 2016Minority Floor Leader Danilo E
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Bar Association
A bar association is a professional association of lawyers. Some bar associations are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession in their jurisdiction; others are professional organizations dedicated to serving their members; in many cases, they are both. In many Commonwealth jurisdictions, the bar association comprises lawyers who are qualified as barristers or advocates in particular, versus solicitors (see bar council). Membership in bar associations may be mandatory or optional for practicing attorneys, depending on jurisdiction.Contents1 Etymology 2 In Commonwealth jurisdictions2.1 Canada 2.2 India 2.3 Pakistan3 In the United States3.1 Mandatory, integrated, or unified bar associations 3.2 Voluntary bar associations 3.3 Judges4 See also 5 References 6 External linksEtymology[edit] Main article: Bar (law) The use of the term bar to mean "the whole body of lawyers, the legal profession" comes ultimately from English custom
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International Olympic Committee
Coordinates: 46°31′5″N 6°35′49″E / 46.51806°N 6.59694°E / 46.51806; 6.59694International Olympic CommitteeComité International OlympiqueFormation23 June 1894; 125 years ago (1894-06-23)TypeSports federationHeadquartersLausanne, SwitzerlandMembership 105 active members, 45 honorary members, 2 honour members (Senegal and United States), 206 individual National Olympic CommitteesOfficial language French (reference language), English, and the host country's language when necessaryHonorary President Jacques Rogge[1]President Thomas Bach[1]Vice Presidents Yu Zaiqing J.A. Samaranch, Jr
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Surname
A surname, family name, or last name is the portion of a personal name that indicates a person's family (or tribe or community, depending on the culture).[1] Depending on the culture all members of a family unit may have identical surnames or there may be variations based on the cultural rules. In the English-speaking world, a surname is commonly referred to as a last name because it is usually placed at the end of a person's full name, after any given names. In many parts of Asia, as well as some parts of Europe
Europe
and Africa, the family name is placed before a person's given name. In most Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries, two surnames are commonly used and in some families that claim a connection to nobility even three are used. Surnames have not always existed and today are not universal in all cultures. This tradition has arisen separately in different cultures around the world
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University Of The Philippines
The University of the Philippines
Philippines
(UP; Filipino: Unibersidad ng Pilipinas or Pamantasan ng Pilipinas)[10] is a state university system in the Philippines. Founded by the American colonial government on June 18, 1908, it was originally a university conceived for the Filipinos.[11] Act No. 1870 of the 1st Philippine Legislature
1st Philippine Legislature
was signed to establish UP to provide "advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, and to give professional and technical training" to eligible students regardless of "age, sex, nationality, religious belief and political affiliation".[12] UP has institutional autonomy as the country's national university as mandated by Republic Act No. 9500 (UP Charter of 2008).[13][14] The University of the Philippines
Philippines
has 8 constituent universities (CUs), and 4 basic education schools located in 15 campuses across the country
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Bachelor Of Law
The Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws
(Latin: Legum nrm Baccalaureus; LL.B. or B.L.) is an undergraduate degree in law (or a first professional degree in law, depending on jurisdiction) originating in England
England
and offered in Japan and most common law jurisdictions—except the United States and Canada—as the degree which allows a person to become a lawyer.[1] It historically served this purpose in the U.S. as well, but was phased out in the mid-1960s in favor of the Juris Doctor
Juris Doctor
degree, and Canada followed suit. Historically, in Canada, Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws
was the name of the first degree in common law, but is also the name of the first degree in Quebec civil law awarded by a number of Quebec universities. Canadian common-law LL.B. programmes were, in practice, second-entry professional degrees, meaning that the vast majority of those admitted to an LL.B
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Bachelor Of Arts
A Bachelor of Arts (BA or AB, from the Latin
Latin
baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, institution, and specific specializations, majors, or minors
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Negros Occidental High School
Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
High School is a public secondary educational institution in Bacolod City
Bacolod City
in the province of Negros Occidental, in the Philippines
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Valedictorian
Valedictorian is an academic title of success used in the United States, Canada, Central America, and the Philippines for the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony (called a valediction). The chosen valedictorian is often the student with the highest ranking (highest Grade Point Average, or GPA for short) among their graduating class.[1] The term is an Anglicised derivation of the Latin
Latin
vale dicere ("to say farewell"), historically rooted in the valedictorian's traditional role as the final speaker at the graduation ceremony before the students receive their diplomas. The valedictory address generally is considered a final farewell to classmates, before they disperse to pursue their individual paths after graduating. In Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom, the title valedictorian is not used frequently
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Philippines
Coordinates: 13°N 122°E / 13°N 122°E / 13; 122 Republic
Republic
of the Philippines Republika ng PilipinasFlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa"[1] "For God, People, Nature, and Country"Anthem: Lupang Hinirang Chosen LandGreat SealDakilang Sagisag ng Pilipinas  (Tagalog) Great Seal of the PhilippinesCapital Manilaa 14°35′N 120°58′E / 14.583°N 120.967°E / 14.583; 120.967Largest city
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Manila
Manila
Manila
(/məˈnɪlə/; Filipino: Maynilà, pronounced [majˈnilaʔ] or [majniˈla]), officially the City of Manila
Manila
(Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynilà [luŋˈsod nɐŋ majˈnilaʔ], Spanish: Ciudad de Manila), is the capital of the Philippines
Philippines
and the most densely populated city proper in the world.[3] It was the first chartered City by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No
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Captaincy General Of The Philippines
The Captaincy General of the Philippines (Spanish: Capitanía General de las Filipinas; Filipino: Kapitaniyang Heneral ng Pilipinas) was an administrative district of the Spanish Empire. The Captaincy General encompassed the Spanish East Indies, which included the Philippine Islands and the Caroline Islands. It was founded in 1565 with the first permanent Spanish settlements. For centuries all the political and economic aspects of the Captaincy were administered in Mexico City
Mexico City
by the Viceroyalty of New Spain, while the administrative issues had to be consulted with the Spanish Crown or the Council of the Indies
Council of the Indies
through the Royal Audience of Manila
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Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
(Hiligaynon: Negros Nakatundan; Cebuano: Kasadpang Negros; Filipino: Kanlurang Negros), also known as Occidental Negros or Western Negros, is a province located in the region of Western Visayas, in the Philippines. It occupies the northwestern half of the large island of Negros, with Negros Oriental
Negros Oriental
comprising the southeastern half. Known as the "Sugarbowl of the Philippines", Negros Occidental produces more than half the nation's sugar output. Negros Occidental
Negros Occidental
faces the island-province of Guimaras
Guimaras
and the province of Iloilo
Iloilo
on Panay Island
Panay Island
to the northwest across the Panay Gulf and the Guimaras
Guimaras
Strait. The primary spoken language is Hiligaynon and the predominant religious denomination is Roman Catholicism
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Open City
In war, in the event of the imminent capture of a city, the government/military structure of the nation that controls the city will sometimes declare it an open city, thus announcing that it has abandoned all defensive efforts. The attacking armies of the opposing military will then be expected not to bomb or otherwise attack the city but simply march in. The concept aims at protecting the city's historic landmarks and resident civilians from an unnecessary battle. Attacking forces do not always respect the declaration of an "open city"
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