DOST-CAR: Among the 8,994 aspiring scientists and engineers nationwide who qualified for the RA 7687 and Merit Scholarship Programs, 224 are from the Cordillera Administrative Region. This is a 19.79% increase from the 187 qualifiers in 2015. Meanwhile, in a statement released by DOST-SEI, they remarked that 2018 is a record-breaking year for the scholarship program with the number of qualifiers reaching the highest mark since it started in 1958.
The Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) released the 2018 Science and Technology Scholarship Examination Results last March 25, 2018, after the program’s two-year hiatus due to the implementation of the K-12 Curriculum.
The 2018 S&T Scholarship Examination was held on October 15, 2017 simultaneously in 216 testing centers nationwide.
Specifically for the Cordillera Administrative Region, the list of passers under RA 7687 are as follows: Abad, Khurshe Tanacio; Abrazaldo, Caleb Joshua Rillera; Agbuya, Jarisse Shane Marcelo; Agpalza, Michelle Anne Santiago; Alatio, Katrina Hermelie Antonio; Arzadon, King Joshua Duldulao; Badecao, John Leonard Bastian; Bagni, Chelsea Nicole Palaez; Bagyon, Eugenia Valentin; Balanci, Shan Albin; Baldong, Ellen Myles Cabay; Baleo-ang, Venus Grace Gumnad; Bambilla, Elmo Rey Bisquera; Bana-ang, Karyl Joy Palandito; Barbado, Nathaniel Mangawit; Barredo, Kyla Jhennie Anne Inong; Bas-ilan, Shamrock Tabcao; Batton, Helen Grace Dogwe; Bautista, Jillian Sherluck Ibarra; Baodo, Krizzel Joy Razon; Bohol, Jolina Romero; Bondad, Chaze Patrick Sakiwat; Briones, Rachelle Benito; Budikey, Suzette Oldico; Bugnay, Maricar Estima; Bumatang, Ciara Doco; Cabbigat, Jimrey John Linmayog; Cabilangan, Sarah Genese; Caliag, Neil Patrick Aroco; Calsiyao, Shery Jane Mayaoyao; Camacho, Alyssa Gabrielle Casas; Cambi, Grehanmae Matalino; Campus, Jan Keith Delias; Capuyan, Clifford Agayao; Castro, Gabriel Ivan Baniqued; Cayas, Andrea Nabus; Chamos, Rhean Jhen Moltio; Co, Sharon Angeles; Coga-ay, Jesleene Jill Pascual; Colte, Jeffa Calixto; Compalas, Myllene Fana-ang; Conin-e, Abigail Cais; Custodio, Jomarie Bulmin; Dagupen, Jarilyne Mauting; Dalis, Yoshiko Gomowad; Daria, Julimar Virgo; De Guzman, Ryan Joshua Soriano; De Vera, Mikail Guerero Amos; Dela Masa, Julie Ramos; Delfin, John Paul Cabanban; Demis, Kimberly Francisco; Dimaano, Carl Marion Pinangat; Dizon, Anjella Robles; Estomo, Jose Marie Acantilado; Faustino, Ivan Kara Boma-a; Finatec, Joana Mae Cosil; Friala, Jose Arn Razalan; Galate, Fatima Pacalso; Galong, Danielle Gadoan; Garcia, Peter Allen Engalla; Gawon, Joseph Jr. Canao; Gondales, Morril Tacay; Gonzalo, Nicolle Jade Castro; Guaki, Myrtle Costian; John, Johvanne Kate Peckley; Kidlo, Julie Mae Luy; Lacaden, Adelfa Estong; Lapangan, Apple Faith Busakil; Lara, Mark Jake Daguiao; Laureano, Charmaine Stephanie Gallardo; Leano, Mika Joyce Guay; Lee, Ian Jake Lee; Liis, Roi John Taawan; Linggayo , Sherilyn Palingpingan; Linggon, Armabel Flores; Liwas, Jayson Keith Abad; Lopez, Ruth Dio-as; Magalgalit, Jessa Dawagan; Magoli, Meynardson Banayos; Malubay, Jaylord Eclarin; Manegdeg, Geraldine Kate Macagne; Marinas, Justin Brian Manuel; Miguel, Shary Jane Aleo; Molina, Daphne Rose Simeon; Monje, Paulo Cudiamat; Morales, Joshua Mille Pasag; Nasungan, Maegan Almendral; Nicer, Allysa Nicole Cachero; Novido, Nestianne Claire Luncio; Ogues, Kenneth Karl Calgo; Olayan, April Rose Martin; Olowan, Eden Congo-o; Olsim, Charlie Jr. De Leon; Oway, Sofia Mae Carias; Paing, Romeo Jr. Layogan; Palicos, Joel Angelo Delos Reyes; Palisoc, Leojhun Calanno; Paltican, Kiara Gayle Wallang; Pang-oden, Kevin Sarmiento; Panzo, Veatrice Oriondo; Pating, Jemimah Palubos; Piano, Jhann Gray Agting; Picpican, David Clar Butaya; Pokisan, Denise Pespes; Razon, Jury Rosalin; Requiero, Winzy Marie Condat; Reyes, Jirah Lubangas; Rojas, Joel Jr. Killy; Rung, Jarrod Tzu-huie Mendoza; Salasa, Korina Galian; Santamaria, Dezzamine Rose Bermudez; Santos, Trina Mae Baliwang; Serrano, Cristle Jude Caw-as; Siteg, Mecy Sumique; Sukaw, Allison Lois Catible; Tamayo, Dynah Mallari; Tayaban, Siettenor Wangag; Tipang, Lamby Kisofen; Togana, Jezrelle Satud; Velasco, Joshua Talipo; Villalon, Danica Liwanag; Visayan, Jundrell Marc Purisima; Wansi, Jerryl Malaggay; Yagyagen, Brix Lambhert Arinos.
The Department of Science and Technology Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR) conducted the 2017 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Orientation and Signing of Scholarship Agreement cum Formation Program for Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Scholars at the Hotel Veniz Function Hall, Baguio City on February 9, 2018.
Eighty-one qualifiers, together with their parents or guardians, of the JLSS Program of the DOST-SEI received orientation on the policies and guidelines of the program. It was noted during the welcome remarks given by Dr. Nancy A. Bantog, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services of DOST-CAR and Scholarship Coordinator, that out of the 82 students who qualified for the scholarship, 67 are from CAR. She further reiterated that the Science and Technology scholarship of DOST is competitive and serves as the Philippine government’s solution to filling the gap in terms of Research and Development (R&D) human resource in the country. She then cited the DOST 2013 R&D Survey wherein there are only 270 R&D personnel per one million population in the country as compared with the 380 R&D personnel per million population standard set by UNESCO. She then challenged and encouraged the qualifiers, “You internalize our need of each of you to close the 110 R&D personnel per million population gap. Think of the bigger picture…of who you are in the development of the Philippines”.
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)