Emil Keith Antonio of Mindanao State University-Main Campus, Marawi City grabbed the top prizes of the other two categories: Sibol Award (Student Research Category, College Level) and the Likha Award (Creative Research) of which a P10,000 cash prize each was also awarded. Antonio’s research studies delve on the Recycling of wastes from processing sea cucumbers and the eco-friendly citrullus products.
Runners-up for the Sibol Award, High School Level are also from the Gusa Regional Science High School. Cheri Ann Ansale, Ace Irish Talibong won P2,500 cash prize for their research on “THE EFFECT OF BIO-N IN DIFFERENT MEDIA ON THE GERMINATION AND VEGETATIVE GROWTH OF RICE.” Dave Exequiel Suico, Meara Pearlnille Suico and Bea Marisse Daayata also got P2,500 cash prize for their study on the potential-tocopherol content in oil extracted from ornamental gourd seeds.
For the Sibol Award, College level, the runners-up include the team from Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology for their study entitled, “ONE MAN’S PEST IS OTHER MAN’S TREASURE! CEASING UNWANTED MICROBES WITH THE ARTIFICIAL ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY MIMICKING BEHAVIOR OF SNAIL MUCOUS: A NOVEL DISCOVERY AGAINST ANTI-MICROBIAL RESISTIVITY.” The team, composed of Michael Lou Lapasaran, Rheabezy Bendoy, Malaya Negad and Anthon Mark Jay Rivas won P2,500 cash prize. Another runner up is the team from Mindanao University of Science and Technology. They are Peter John Estillore, Andrew Aparicio, Dahren Gay Compra, Jan Hamilton Leonar and Ruvel Cuasito. Their invention, “DEVELOPMENT OF A LOCALIZED COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL LATHE MACHINE” won for them a P2,500 cash prize.
The other runners-up for the Likha Award (Creative Research) include the invention of Dr. Elmer Sayre of Initao, Misamis Oriental which is a single-chamber urine-diverting, dehydration toilets for poor communities with little or no sanitation won for him the P2,500 cash prize. Another runner-up in this category is the study on the “THERMAL INSULTATION OF RICE HULLS AND WASTE POLYSTYRENE FOAM AS COMPOSITE MATERIAL” by Dr. Franco Flores of Capitol University which has a P2,500 cash prize.
The Regional Invention Contest was one of the many activities of the regional celebration of the National Science and Technology Week the theme, “Nasa Siyensiya ang Pag-asa.” # (Tess Superioridad Baluyos,