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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 5. June 8, 1959

Philippines

Philippines

An educational Centre of Asia is scheduled to be opened in the Philippines on June 7, 1959. The organisers of the new school, which is expected to become the University of Asia in the future, said it would be opened to both Filipino and foreign students, especially those from neighbouring countries. Particular stress would be given to Asian culture, economics, arts, sciences and industrial research. (The Asian Student, San Francisco.)

The Fourth International Students Festival, held in February. 1959, at the University of the Philippines in Manila, was attended by delegates from 26 countries and featured educational, cultural and artistic exhibits. Attending and speaking at the opening ceremonies of the three-day festival was the Philippine President. Carlos P. Garcia. Throughout the festival, films from Belgium, Nationalist China, Britain, the Netherlands. Pakistan, the Philippines, Norway, Switzerland and South Vietnam were shown. (The Asian Student, San Francisco.)