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The Department of Science and Technology – IX (DOST-IX) declared the winners for the 2013 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) during the closing ceremonies held on December 1, 2013.

Arturo Eustacio Memorial Science High School students receive their certificate of recognition and P20,000 cash for winning 1st place in the Sibol Category for high school

The entry title “Adsorption Potential of Lead Simulated Wastewater Using tamban (Sardinella longiceps) Fish Scales” of Grant Wynn B. Arnuco, Richard Gabriel F. Burigsay and Crystal Gayle B. Ibañez with adviser Robinson S. Luzon from Arturo Eustaquio Memorial Science High School, ZC won first place in the Sibol Category for high school.

Meanwhile, the team from Regional Science High School,ZC composed of Ralph Matthew, Relampagos Jainor, Timothy Garcia and Jude Cumayao with adviser Noreen Catis landed second with their study on “Improvised Friction-Powered Universal Charger for Cellphone Batteries”. Also, ZDN National High School’s Jessa Abellon, Joshua Gemperoso and Kate Ramos with adviser Noel Solis secured third place in the same category on “Quality Plywood from Nipa Stalk”.

Regional Science High School gets their award and cash prize worth P10,000 for landing second place in Sibol Category
Zamboanga del Norte National High School accepts their award and P5,000 cash as third place for the Sibol Category

On the other hand, Noel Beira of Zamboanga del Norte emerged as winner for the Utility model category with his invention of “Palwood” and also for the Likha category for his “Palwood Poles”.

The “Chicken Feeder Gadget” developed by Emma Diamante, ZDN ranked second in the Likha award. The Nutri-Booster Banana Enriched of Concordio Bolusan,ZDS bagged the third place.

The board of judges is composed of Mr. Alvin Ang, Engr. Rolando Andaya and Mr. Ramon L. Rivera.

Winners received cash and certificates. Top researchers and inventors will advance in the 2014 National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) which will be held in Manila

This year’s contest has gathered seventy six (76) researches and inventions from state universities and colleges, science high schools, public and private institutions all over the region. (DOST-IX press release/December 3, 2013)

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