2019 RICE kicks off in Region VII

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Cebu City – The first leg of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) witnessed the best and brightest inventions and researches in Central Visayas on 12-14 June 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City.

RICE is a biennial celebration organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) in collaboration with the DOST Regional Offices (RO).

“As mandated by Republic Act 7459 or the Inventors and Invention Incentive Act of the Philippines, RICE provides due recognition and encouragement to the hard work and persistence of our local inventors and researchers,” said DOST-TAPI Director Edgar I. Garcia during the 2019 RICE Opening Ceremonies in Region VII.

This year’s theme, “Science for the People: Inventions and Innovations for Sustainable Development,” recognizes the contribution of local inventors and innovators for the national development in particular for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña visits the booth during the 2019 RICE on 12-14 June 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City

A collection of 17 goals set by the United Nations (UN), SDG addresses the global difficulties shared by all nations around the world including issues on poverty, hunger, climate change, and peace and justice, to name a few.

The conduct of RICE this year coincided with the annual celebration of the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) of DOST RO VII.

“As a stepping stone for inventors, RICE helps them in reaching their full potential and gaining confidence to maneuver their inventions to the market and eventually transform to a sustainable science-based entrepreneurship,” added Garcia.

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Inventors and researches competed in six categories.

These categories are the “Outstanding Invention or Tuklas Award,” “Outstanding Utility Model Award,” “Outstanding Industrial Design Award,” “Outstanding Creative Research or Likha Award,” and “Outstanding Student Creative Research or Sibol Award” which is further categorized in high school and college levels.

Winners were given cash rewards, certificates, plaques, and bragging rights, and qualify as national finalists at the National Invention Contest and Exhibits (NICE) next year.

Here is the complete list of winners from the 2019 RICE in Region VII:


Second Place

Third Place

Outstanding Utility Model

Colored Simulated Stonecast and Earthenware Product by Pedro H. Delantar & Catherine V. Delantar

Process of Producing Mosquito Larvicide by Dr. Milagros M. Greif

Process of Producing Instant and Crispy Sea Urchin Noodles by Jonita V. Literatus, Wilma C. Giango, Rebecca Manalastas, Adora Villaganas, Rachel Luz V. Rica & Gloria G. Delan

Outstanding Industrial Design

Armchair by Pedro H. Delantar, Jr.

Plastic Modular Pontoon by Ralph A. Cabrera, William B. Reorizo, Jr. & Melouni B. Franco

Table Top 3 by Concordio T. Coliao

Outstanding Creative Research

Development of Ecobangku from Up-cycled Plastic Sheets by Angeline Baldapan & Jefferson Elegio

Tricklebaring by Jesselito V. Baring

Process in Producing Nutrient Infused Food by Renissa S. Quiñones, Corazon C. Macachor & Marible V. Ramos

Outstanding Student Creative Research (College)

Eco-Based Fiberglass from Alternative Materials: Implications to Solid Waste Management in Cebu City, Philippines by Samantha Louisse T. Reyes, Cristina V. Malicay & Agnes Grace D. Sabijon

Types of Organic Wastes in Cebu City Carbon Market: Basis for Proposal for a Waste Disposal Method by Patrick M. Bughai

Comparison between Different Cooling Systems on Compact Vehicle Cabins and Motorcycle Seat on Hot Parking by Kylie Sheen C. Avenido, Vergil R. Marapoc & Renier Jr. T. Sagarino

Outstanding Student Creative Research (High School)

Project MeTuS (Medical Tumor Scanner): Mask CT-CNN as AI-Powered Low-Cost Pre-Diagnostic Virtual Assist Machine Module for Skin Cancer Screening Technology by Arlan Vincent John V. German

HIKAway: Asthma-Trigger Detection via a Wearable Arduino-Based Devoce by Nathan Josiah R. Elmido

Monitoring System with Mobile Interface to Aid in the Efficient Harvesting of Banana Fruits by Vince Louie Q. Valle, Vock Laurence M. Canlas & Giancarlo B. Albeos

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