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Young Filipino entrepreneurs to compete at the 2017 FedEx Express/Junior Achievement Asia-Pacific International Trade Challenge

MANILA FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, and Junior Achievement Philippines (JA) has announced the country’s representatives to the Asia-Pacific FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (ITC) to be held in Singapore from August 20-24.

Among 89 teams representing 34 schools from all over the country, Jose Isabel M. Rea and Ma. Myrene Bea Battung of St. Scholastica’s College Manila, Hana Gabrielle Marie Villarosa and Maegan Marie Velasquez, and Jana Mikaela Aguilar and Jiro Indanan of Multiple Intelligence International School came out on top in the qualifying local competition where they submitted marketing plans for a household product for the Indian market.

The winning students will compete in the regional finals against 24 teams from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.


To cultivate camaraderie and inspire cross-cultural learning, FedEx and JA decided to switch things up in this year’s competition format. Finalists will no longer be working with their country teammates but will be partnered with finalists from other countries.

Over the past eight years, FedEx and JA Philippines have mentored 45,000 students on the fundamentals of global trade with the goal of building a generation of leaders focused on entrepreneurship. 

In photo, FedEx Express Philippines managing director John Peterson (middle) is joined by fellow judges in awarding the winning teams of the 2017 FedEx Express/JA International Trade Challenge

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