(From Left to Right) Dr. Ricmar P. Aquino, Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Engr. Edgar I. Garcia, Mr. Popoy Pagayon, and Dr. Precila De Lima leads the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE)

CAUAYAN CITY, ISABELA – The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 02 (DOST R02) thru the Technology Application and Promotions Institute (TAPI) conducted a Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) in Cagayan Valley Region on August 15-17, 2017 held at ISU Cauayan Campus Gymnasium, Cauayan City, Isabela. This was participated by 108 entries from various local inventors, researchers, SUCs, and High Schools.
RICE, an event conducted once every two years lead by DOST thru TAPI, was meant to give recognition to the best researches and innovations in the region. In addition, RICE aimed to promote the Science and Technology programs and incentives for our local inventors and researchers.

(From Left to Right) Dr. Ricmar P. Aquino, Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Engr. Edgar I. Garcia, Mr. Popoy Pagayon, and Dr. Precila De Lima leads the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE)

(From Left to Right) Dr. Ricmar P. Aquino, Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Engr. Edgar I. Garcia, Mr. Popoy Pagayon, and Dr. Precila De Lima leads the ceremonial ribbon cutting of the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE)

During the opening program, Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST R02, reiterated the efforts of DOST in bridging the gaps for Science and Technology to emerge in the country, starting primarily in the youth.
“The only way that we can sustain development is to start the development in the countryside, in the classroom rather. Naniniwala din kami na ang ating engineers at inventors ay kailangang magsimula sa murang edad. Students should start doing R and D during elementary stage palang”, Engr. Mabborang said.
This was seconded by Engr. Edgar I. Garcia, Director of TAPI, who focused on the younger generation given that there were various student participants for the event. On his message, he said that “To start with creating an innovative community, we [should] start first with our younger generation. And changing the mindset of our children to become innovative is one approach that we could start with”.
“We should encourage them because they are our future inventors and innovators”, Engr. Garcia added.

Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST R02, graces the opening program with an inspirational message

Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, Regional Director of DOST R02, graces the opening program with an inspirational message

Dr. Ricmar P. Aquino, President of the Isabela State University, Dr. Precila C. De Lima, Campus Executive Officer of ISU Cauayan Campus, and Mr. Francisco Pagayon, President and Chief Executive of the Filipino Inventors Society Producer Cooperative (FISPC), were also present to grace the event.
The Board of Judges for this regional event consist of Engr. Emmanuel M. Mendoza, Chairman, and Ms. Amancia B. Magusib and Mr. Raymond Mark R. Doran as members.

Ms. Amancia Magusib, Member of the Board of Judges, critiques the students’ research

Ms. Amancia Magusib, Member of the Board of Judges, critiques the students’ research

The awarding ceremony took place on August 18, 2017 during the closing program of the 2017 Regional Science and Technology Week of DOST R02 held at FL Dy Coliseum, Cauayan City, Isabela.

Winners for the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits received their prizes during the awarding ceremony

Winners for the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits received their prizes during the awarding ceremony

Winners for each category are as follows:
• Outstanding Utility Model
o Regional Winner
 Title of the Utility Model : A Process of Producing Crispy Snack Food made from Mixed Vegetables
 Name of the Makers : Engr. Arthur G. Ibañez
Dennis V. Policar
Bernadette B. Palad
Asela M. Dayaca
 Address : Cagayan State University – Carig Campus, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
o 1st Runner-up
 Title of the Utility Model : A Process of Producing Food Grade Products from Citrus Fruit by-products
 Name of the Maker : Perlita C. Tuburcio
 Address : Nueva Vizcaya State University
o 2nd Runner-up
 Title of the Utility Model : Composition of Peanut Butterscotch Square
 Name of the Maker : Fredisminda M. Dolojan
 Address : Quirino State University – Diffun Campus, Diffun, Quirino

• Outstanding Industrial Design
o Regional Winner
 Title of the Industrial Design : Baby Chair
 Name of the Designer : Romulfo C. Sanchez
 Address : Nueva Vizcaya State University – Bayombong Campus, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
o 1st Runner-up
 Title of the Industrial Design : Ironing Stand
 Name of the Designer : Romulfo C. Sanchez
 Address : Nueva Vizcaya State University – Bayombong Campus, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
o 2nd Runner-up
 Title of the Industrial Design : Potty Chair
 Name of the Designer : Romulfo C. Sanchez
 Address : Nueva Vizcaya State University – Bayombong Campus, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

• LIKHA Award (Creative Research)
o Regional Winner
 Title of the Research : Walk behind Grain Collector
 Name of the Researchers : Romeo G. Seguban
Reynante N. Santiago
Charles Joseph Ceazar M. Seguban
Eduardo R. Genez
Antonio Wayco
 Address : Isabela State University – Ilagan Campus, City of Ilagan, Isabela
o 1st Runner-up
 Title of the Research : Multi-purpose Water Treatment Machine for Safe Living Water
 Name of the Researchers : Romeo G. Seguban
Charles Joseph Ceazar M. Seguban
Jinky M. Seguban
Enrique Mendoza
 Address : Isabela State University – Ilagan Campus, City of Ilagan, Isabela
o 2nd Runner-up
 Title of the Research : Development of Intermediate Food Products from Tulya and Dilis Bagoong from Region 02
 Name of the Researcher : Engr. Arthur G. Ibañez
Denis V. Policar
Johnmel A. Valeroso
Nora T. Garcia
 Address : Cagayan State University – Carig Campus, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

• SIBOL Award (Student Creative Research for College)
o Regional Winner
 Title of the Student Research : Effect of Different Sizes and Stocking Densities of Productivity and Water Quality of Excel Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) Pangasius (Pangasius hypophthalamus)-(Lettuce sativa) Raft Aquaponic System
 Name of the Researcher : Eduardo S. Lim Jr.
 Name of Adviser : Dr. Isagani P. Angeles Jr.
 Name of School : Isabela State University – Echague Campus, Echague, Isabela
o 1st Runner-up
 Title of the Student Research : E-Glove: A Teaching Aid for Hearing Impaired
 Name of the Researcher : Kym Harris Balauitan
 Name of Adviser : Ertie C. Abana
 Name of School : University of St. Louis Tuguegarao, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
o 2nd Runner-up
 Title of the Student Research : Caffeine Content, Nutritional Analysis and Organoleptic Properties of Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris) Shoot Tea
 Name of the Researcher : Mina Kriziz C. Sumbillo
 Name of Adviser : Andy L. Catulin
 Name of School : Cagayan State University – Carig Campus, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

• SIBOL Award (Student Creative Research for High School)
o Regional Winner
 Title of the Student Research : Qualitative Phytochemical Analysis and Cytotoxic Effects of Red Fleshea Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus polyrhizus) Peel Extract
 Name of the Researchers : Precious Jane C. Guerreo
Nazarhia Chanteuse C. Peralta
 Name of Advisers : Genelyn Alice R. Viloria
Precila C. Baclig
 Name of School : Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
o 1st Runner-up
 Title of the Student Research : Self-powered Alternative Recharging Compact Generator
 Name of the Researchers : Clarence Angelo P. Bagay
Guiller Dartin L. Canapi
Jovan C. Dela Cruz
Ivan Benedict G. Pagaddu
Adonis C. Soriano
 Name of Adviser : Mrs. Maria Loresa J. Tumanguil
 Name of School : Tuguegarao City Science High School, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
o 2nd Runner-up
 Title of the Student Research : Grains and Crops Conveying Machine
 Name of the Researchers : Kyla Geniveve A. Angobung
Lesandro Fred A. Gamata
Lyka Pauline C. Idra
 Name of Adviser : Maria Teresa I. Aresta
 Name of School : Regional Science High School, Tumauini, Isabela

The regional winners for each category were qualified to represent the region for the upcoming National Invention Contests and Exhibits which will exhibit the outstanding inventions and researches in all regions nationwide.

 

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