Budding inventors, Innovators, researchers in Central Visayas received awards after emerging as winners in a government invention contest held recently.
The science competition, called the Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 7 pursuant to its legal mandate, is held biannually to recognize, encourage, and honor homegrown skills and creativity in technology and innovation.
Winners in various awards categories received certificates of recognition and cash prizes. The winning entries, their respective categories and prizes are:
Banghay Awards for Outstanding Industrial Design
1st Prize – Submerged Plastic Fish Cage by Ralph A. Cabrera, Prize: P25,000
Unlad Award for Outstanding Utility Model
1st Prize – Vermitea Foliar Fertilizer by Melanie R. Sarong, Joyful John E. Torreon and Jose T. Travero, Prize: 25,000
2nd Prize – A Mathematical Kit for Teaching Fractions by Gamaliel G. Gonzale,s Prize: P10,000.00
Sibol Award for Outstanding Student Creative Research
Bioplastic Film Made from Discarded Fish Scales of Mol-Mol/Parrot Fish by John Niño M. Ornopia, Prize: P 20,000.00
Best Video Presentation
1st Prize – Bioplastic Film Made from Discarded Fish Scales of Mol-Mol/Parrot Fish by John Niño M. Ornopia, Prize: P15,000.00
by: Licinio F. Gingoyon