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It’s a wrap: 2021 RICE in Ilocos Region culminates with a clap as the science community gears up for 2021 NSTW    




The 3-day Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) in the Ilocos Region successfully ended with the announcement of winners last October 2021 done via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary for Regional Operations Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang commended the collaboration of the DOST Regional Office with Department of Science and Technology-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) for the success of the 2021 RICE in Ilocos Region. He encouraged young minds to continue pushing through their with goals of listing Science and Technology, and Innovation (STI) for the betterment of society.

“Most importantly, I admire the interest of the youngbloods in STIs. May you keep the passion burning and may you continue the legacy that your predecessors have established. Your chosen path gives us hope that all our hardwork and aspirations will never be put to waste. You are the best and the brightest minds from all over the region. Through you, we will continue to celebrate scientific and technological breakthroughs for the years to come,” Usec. Mabborang uttered.

The list of winners are as follows:

Unlad Award for Outstanding Utility Model
  1. Multi-fuel Dryer by Zaldy A. Fernandez
  2. The Process of Making Rice Straw Geotextile Net by Dr. Rolando P. Javellonar

Likha Award for Outstanding Creative Research
  1. Optimization of Mung Bean Milk-Based Mango Beverage by Charissa M. de Vera, Felcris Z. Dy, Meryl A. Bernardino and Cyril John A. Domingo
  2. Baked Glutinous Rice Cake (Tupig) and Preparation Thereof by Dr. Veronica C. Austria, Dr. Raquel C. Pambid, Dr. Wilma M. de Vera and Cyril John A. Domingo

Sibol Award for Outstanding College Student Creative Research
Second Prize Winner
  1. Process of Volvareilla Mushroom Production in Multi-Bed Chamber by Heizelle Ann L. Corpuz, Christian G. Corpuz, and Engr. Raffy M. Espiritu (Adviser)

Sibol Award for Outstanding High School Student Creative Research
First Prize Winner
- The Hematopoietic Effects of Platito (Nothopanax scutellarium) Ethanolic Leaf Extract in Phenyllhydrazine-induced Mice (Mus musculus) by Kathlyn O. Salanio, Mariel M. de los Santos (Adviser)

Second Prize Winner
- The Effect of Chitosan Derived from Mud Crab (Scylla olivicea) Shell in Controlling Rice Blast Fungus (Magnaporthe oryzae) in vitro by Rose-mel Xiamane S. Dayoan, Jacob Filippe G. Galzote, Charles Y. Salcedo (Adviser)

Third Prize
- The Production, Characterization, and Potential of Ngalog (Portulaca oleracea) as Natural Sweetener by James Philip P. Ines, Charles Y. Salcedo (Adviser)

"Best Video Presentation"
First Prize Winner
- The Hematopoietic Effects of Platito (Nothopanax scutellarium) Ethanolic Leaf Extract in Phenyllhydrazine-induced Mice (Mus musculus) by Kathlyn O. Salanio, Mariel M. de los Santos (Adviser)

Second Prize Winner
- The Effectiveness of Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis Mill.) Leaf Ethanolic Extract against Angiogenesis by Ms. Kristel Claire Y. Regpala, Kathlyn O. Salanio, Marc James B. Acosta, Jesica P. Reynon (Adviser)

Third Prize Winner
- The Effect of Chitosan Derived from Mud Crab (Scylla olivicea) Shell in Controlling Rice Blast Fungus (Magnaporthe oryzae) in vitro by Rose-mel Xiamane S. Dayoan, Jacob Filippe G. Galzote, Charles Y. Salcedo (Adviser)

The winners will be moving forward to the National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) next year. Meanwhile more inventions and S&T innovations, product knowledge, and services from the different DOST agencies will be showcased in the upcoming virtual celebration of the 2021 National Science and Technology Week from 22-28 November 2021. This year’s theme is ‘’Agham at Teknolohiya: Tugon sa Hamon ng Panahon’’, a reflection on how the DOST pivoted amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

True to its mandate, the DOST continues to serve by bringing science, technology, and innovation to our doorsteps with the virtual staging of the 2021 NSTW. Be first to know what are the latest developments in the science community and visit the NSTW website at http://nstw.dost.gov.ph/ for more information. You can also check and follow the NSTW Facebook page at https://web.facebook.com/nstwdost.


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