Eastern Visayas celebrates RSTW 2019


With the theme, “Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development,” the Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) and the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) co-organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Instiute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) and DOST Region VIII, were simultaneously held on 09-11 August 2019 at the Robinsons Place, Tacloban City, Leyte.

The three-day event showcased exhibits of technologies and inventions including forums on the Community-Based Projects Summit cum Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC), Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST), and Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP).

The event also served as a venue in honoring excellent DOST Scholars during the “In Touch With Excellence” event.

“This year’s theme perfectly reflects the Department’s commitment in making a profound impact in the country’s national development by showcasing local technologies and services through the offerings of our regional and provincial offices,” said DOST-VIII Regional Director Edgardo M. Esperancilla.

Likewise, fifty-three inventors and researchers served as qualifiers and competed for the 2019 RICE.

RICE gives due recognition to the best efforts of the inventors and researchers including the students.

“I am confident that our regional winners for this year have lots of potentials to win in NICE next year,” said Esperancilla.

RICE is the marquee event for the National Invention Contest and Exhibit (NICE) which is a biennial activity which showcases Filipino efforts that embody the nation’s inventive, creative, and innovative spirit.

The following are the winners of the 2019 RICE in Region VIII:

Utility Model Category

  • First Prize Process of Producing Edible Fern (Diplazium esculentum) Ice Cream by Nelissa A. Sudaria of Northwest Samar State University
  • Second Prize Fermented Fiddlehead Fern Pickles Composition by Mary Ann Jilly R. Ramirez of Southern Leyte State University
  • Third Prize Flaked Fish Cake by Janet D. Caber of Samar State University

Creative Research Category

  • First Prize System of Thermal Regulation and Preferences (STRAP) by Raven C. Tabiongan of Samar State University
  • Second Prize Thermal Shock Spawning of Philippine Cupped Oyster CRASOSTREA by Marietta B. Albina of Samar State University
  • Third Prize CAWAT (CATV Anti-Theft via Wireless Assessing Tool) by Nikko Ardel P. Floretes and Adrian U. Gadin of Samar State University

Creative Research for High School Category

  • Second Prize Moss-kill-to Tablet by Junna Angeli Jabonete, Christine Marie Raquel, and Franz Lenard Torres of Samar National High School
  • Third Prize OIL-E (Oil Ingesting Load-Earth Class) by Naethan Diaz and Sheena Piczon by Samar National High School

The schedules of the RSTW and RICE celebrations throughout the country are available at DOST-TAPI website tapi.dost.gov.ph and Facebook account facebook.com/DOST.TAPI/

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