Congratulations to all participants of the 2017 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits in CAR, held on November 6-8, 2017 at the Baguio Convention Center, Gov. Pack Road, Baguio City with the theme, "Invention and Innovation for the People".
The DOST-CAR, together with the DOST-Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) extends its warmest appreciation to all participating schools and individuals, for responding to our invitation for you to showcase the Cordillera's ingenuity, innovation and creativeness.
We also extend our deepest gratitude to the City Government of Baguio for partnering with us in the conduct of the event as well as for the support of the Philippine Information Agency-CAR and our local media partners, and the Department of Education-CAR.
Congratulations to the following winners of the 2017 RICE in CAR. All winners in the four (4) categories will represent the Cordillera region in the upcoming 2018 National Invention Contest and Exhibit.
Outstanding Utility Model
Winner: Portable Unihoused Water Purification and Sterilization Apparatus (2/2017/000319) by Engr. Rodrigo P. Duque
1st Runner Up: A Process of Making Wine from Medinilla magnifica Leaves (2/2016/001025) by Ms. Linda W. Tagtagon and Mr. Moses B. Appoy of the Ifugao State University
2nd Runner Up: Process of Producing Dagway (Saurauia subglabra) Jelly and the Product Produced Thereof (2/2016/001024) by Ms. Merly Calya-en and Ms. Junia C. Pugong of the Ifugao State University
Outstanding Creative Research (Likha)
Winner: Bantay Krimen: A Real Time Crime Prevention Information System by Engr. Nathaniel Vincent A. Lubrica of the University of the Cordilleras
1st Runner Up: Design of KSU River-Hydrokinetic Turbine (KSU-RHK) by Mr. Amado P. Imper, Mr. Rafael J. Padre, Mr. Ernesto Sayson, Mr. Christian Adora, and Mr. Lope T. Buen of the Kalinga State University
2nd Runner Up: Weed-Pest-Soil Treatment Sprayer Device by Mr. Jose S. Kani of FISCAR
Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol)- College
Winner: Façade-Integrated Fog Collector: A Supplementary Residential Water Supply by Ms. Jireh Grace E. Pihoc, Mr. John Carlo C. Marquez, Mr. Jayarr N. Urbano, Mr. Sydneyton Barri P. As-il, Ms. Julienne Cristy D. Saliwan, Ms. Micah Joy A. Baldonado, and Ms. Reina Joy H. Alip of the Saint Louis University
1st Runner Up: Windmill as an Alternative Power Source: A Reinvention by Mr. Jan Adrian M. Cabiggat, Ms. Melva L. Cawid, Ms. Grace E. Labasen, Mr. John Carlo G. Galapon, and Mr. Dave Jon T. Pitok of the University of Baguio
2nd Runner Up: Effectiveness of Purple Sweet Potato Anthocyanin Extract as Saliva pH Indicator by Ms. Frenie May T. Butic, Ms. Shevanne C. Cabaling, Ms. Ellen Seal D. Guinolbay, Ms. Ashley Marie E. Kato, and Ms. Godly Mae B. Malagayo of the University of Baguio
Outstanding Student Creative Research (Sibol)- High School
Winner: Protective Energy Saving Light Control Device for Household by Ms. Ellen Rose Banglayan, Ms. Apple Faith Lapangan, Ms. Jiane Erika Narvaza, and Ms. Hanah Piluden from Easter College, Inc., Baguio City
1st Runner Up: SmartCam by Mr. Jericho G. Villarico of the Baguio City National High School
2nd Runner Up: Design and Fabrication of Dual Purpose Stove as Prototype Model by Mr. Rico Jay Cardenas, Mr. Bryze Jule Tapo, and Mr. Tristan Valenzuela of the Flora National High School, Luna, Apayao.
Again, congratulations to all!
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Oct. 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched the Science and Technology Action Frontline for Emergencies and Hazards in the AANR Sector or SAFE program partnering with state universities and colleges in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
A total amount of P43 million was awarded to three universities and three colleges for projects aimed to capacitate farmers, barangay and municipal officials on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and mitigation through science and technology interventions at the farm level and communities in the region.
Abra State Institute of Science and Technology (ASIST) received P6.9 million; Apayao State College(ASC) got P6.3M; Benguet State University(BSU) was awarded P10.3M; Ifugao State University(IFSU) – P6.1M; Kalinga State University(KSU) – P6.3; and Mt. Province State Polytechnic College(MPSPC) – P7 million.
ASIST project is on disaster risk reduction (DRR) of climate change on vulnerable vegetables in Abra; ASC on DRR of climate change on vulnerable agricultural farms in Apayao; BSU on DRR of climate change on vulnerable terrace farms in Benguet; IFSU on DRR of climate change on vulnerable rice and vegetable farms in Ifugao; KSU on DRR of climate change on vulnerable coffee farms in Kalinga, and MPSPC on DRR of climate change on vulnerable farms in Mt. Province.
Twelve municipalities in CAR provinces are covered under the program namely Lagangilang and Licuan Baay in Abra; Luna and Kabugao in Apayao; Kibungan and Tublay in Benguet; Kiangan and Lamut in Ifugao; Tabuk and Tinglayan in Kalinga, and Bauko and Sadanga in Mt. Province.
Partner SUCs provided P10.6 million counterpart fund. Other partner agencies are the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development, and the Highland Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium.
DOST-CAR Director Victor Mariano said another P43M is being worked out for the establishment of laboratory facilities and for continuing research. (Peter Balocnit JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)