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ENCOURAGE AND MOTIVATE  |  RICE recognizes MIMAROPA inventors

ODIONGAN, Romblon (DWDD) – As part of the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) celebration, the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) was held at the Virginia Centurione Bracelli School in Odiongan, Romblon last August 15-17 to recognize inventors in the MIMAROPA region.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) and the DOST-MIMAROPA, spearheaded the event with the aim to encourage and motivate not just local but also young inventors. There are four categories in the competition. These include Outstanding Utility Model (UM), Outstanding Creative Research (LIKHA), Outstanding Student Creative Research for College (SIBOL-College), and the Outstanding Student Creative Research for High School (SIBOL-HS).

 

 

 

A total of 71 entries participated in this year’s RICE: two (2) entries vied for the Utility Model, 15 entries for LIKHA, 14 entries for the SIBOL-College, and 40 entries for the SIBOL-HS category. Among these entries, two (2) were from Occidental Mindoro, 40 were from Oriental Mindoro, nine (9) were from Marinduque, 19 were from Romblon, and one (1) entry was from Palawan. An estimate of 150 delegates, including the school advisers/teachers, attended during the first/ opening day, 129 during the second day, and 143 during the last day/ awarding.

The panel of judges was composed of representatives from the DOST- Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO), and from the DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC).

The panel of judges was composed of representatives from the DOST- Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO), and from the DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC). Winners were awarded during the last day of the event. The awarding ceremony was presided by DOST-MIMAROPA staff, Ms. Jelyn Doctor. Prizes were handed to the winners by the judges, and DOST-MIMAROPA Regional Director Dr. Ma. Josefina P. Abilay.
Category: Utility Model (UM) 

  Title of entry Researcher/ Inventor/s School/ Institution
Regional Winner Process of Making Rice Straw Geotextile Mat Rolando P. Javellonar Romblon State University
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner up

 

  

Category: Outstanding Creative Research (LIKHA)

  Title of Entry Researcher/ Inventor/s School/ Institution
Regional Winner Development of Stingless Propolis Jam Ronie F. Magsino

Polemer M. Cuarto

Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology
1st Runner Up Development of Bamboo Connectors Bilshan F. Servañez Romblon State University
2nd Runner Up Development of Guyabano Leaves Extract Tea Powder Mario A. De Castro

Ronie F. Magsino

Polemer M. Cuarto

Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology

 

Category: Outstanding Student Creative Research- College (SIBOL-College)

  Title of Entry Researcher/ Inventor/s School/ Institution
Regional Winner Development of Interactive Nursery Rhymes with Sign Language Application Orland Anne S. De Ocampo Occidental Mindoro State College
1st Runner Up
2nd Runner Up Development of Flavored Fish Paste Powder Kristine Dianne M. Ponce

Judy Ann C. Coz

Erika L. Pacia

Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology

 

Category: Outstanding Student Creative Research- High School (SIBOL-HS)

  Title of Entry Researcher/ Inventor/s School/ Institution
Regional Winner CHIFFING: Chaff Intermediate Flour in Fighting Nutritional Gap Neil Ian V. Magalang

Richa Ella Mae R. Ogbac

Franklin U. Razon

Bansud National High School- Regional Science High School for MIMAROPA
1st Runner Up I HEAR U ANDROID Application with Speak Function Marian Elaine R. De Chavez Bansud National High School- Regional Science High School for MIMAROPA
2nd Runner Up Artificial Coral Reefs Aggregated with Corn Cobs, Egg Shells, Peanut Shells, and Coconut Peduncle for Fish and Guava Branches as Artificial Spawning for Sepia Squid Anhiro Prince I. Rodriguez Marinduque National High School

 

Winners received a certificate of recognition, a token and a cash prize. The regional winners of each category will advance to the National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) which will be held next year. DOST-STII/MCAG

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