3.23.2013

PIA News Service - Friday, March 22, 2013



Agusan Sur students bag awards in the 10th National Science Quest

By Melody E. de Vera

PATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Mar. 22 (PIA) -- Students from different elementary and high schools in the province bagged various awards in the 10th National Science Quest (NSQ) held last month at the Teachers’ Camp in Baguio City.

“Our children are impressive, they showed promising futures as scientists, doctors, and engineers. I have been supporting our students through the various programs and projects the provincial government extends to DepEd because I believe in them and these awards best attest to our drive to improve the quality of education in the province,” said Governor Adolph Edward Plaza.

In a simple presentation of the winners and their awards during the flag-raising ceremony last week at the provincial capitol, Governor Plaza was delighted over the colorful performance in the national competition.

The participants were first and second place winners in the Northern Mindanao Regional Children’s Science Fair and Quest 2012 held last year.

Initiated by the Association of Science Educators in the Philippines in cooperation with the Department of Education, NSQ aims to promote academic excellence in science and create camaraderie and sportsmanship among students and teachers.

This year’s competition focused on the theme, “Science and Technology Advancement for Creating Quality Environment-Friendly in Improving Productivity Prospects.”

The provincial delegation was made up of students from Bayugan Comprehensive High School, Bayugan East SPED School, Bayugan Central SPED School and Agusan del Sur Pilot Laboratory School of Bayugan City; Desamparados National High School and Talacogon West SPED School of Talacogon; Agusan del Sur National High School and San Francisco Pilot Elementary School of San Francisco; Veruela National High School and Sampaguita National High School of Veruela; Trento II SPED School of Trento; Agusan del Sur National Science High School of Prosperidad; and Bonifacio Central SPED School of Bunawan.

Emerging winners in the elementary level in the Science Creative Modeling group category were Princess Magdaline Asis, Blessy Millen Salang, Regine Kate Salazar, Angelei Gree Bernadas, Hannah Rose Cotiangco, Girly Sheen Fajardo, Nikka Noele Galleron, Joei Lastimosa, Daryl Ratilla, Hanz Adriane Badic, Ian Rod Cabuntocan, Shyzle Mae Alguno and Ramonit Rivera.

In the individual category, Joie Lastimosa copped the championship with Nikka Galleron taking 1st runner up, Regine Kate Salazar, 2nd runner up and Ramonit Rivera, 3rd runner up.

For the contest in various costumes, Angeline Gree Bernadas and Ramonit Rivera took the Best in Indigenous attire; Ian Rod Cabuntocan and Regine Kate Salazar, Best in Cosplay; Hanz Adrianne Badic and Gerly Shenn Fajardo, Best in Modern Dress; Joie Lastimosa and Ramonit Rivera; Best in Recyclable Dress; and Regine Salazar and Ian Rod Cabuntocan, Best in Fantasy Dress.

For the Sayawit competition, the group composed of Princess Magdaline Asis, Chylie Malabo, Rosell Malayag, Jezreel Jane Quijada, Blessy Millen Salang, Regine Kate Salazar, Angelei Gree Bernadas, Hannah Rose Cotiangco, Girly Shenn Fajardo, Nikka Noelle Galleron, Hanna Faith Lee, Gabrielle Christina Carbajal, Jazzy Martinez, Krizzia Maneja, Joie Lastimosa and Ratilla Daryl was 3rd place.

In the Ginoo and Binibining Kalikasan search, Shyzle Mae Alguno came out the 2nd runner up finisher.

Champions in the Sci/Modtech category are George Cultura, Jay-ar Jieck Jireh Arreza, Francis Ray Pintor, Elaine Janine Mata, Queen Nylesor Salas, Shaina Mae Mejos, Kristine Joy Cultura, Kissygen Auditor, Dapnie Jane Nato, Jupiter Uba, Prince Eran Panim, Allysa Naire Beloria, Cora Marie Cusap, Divine Grace Perez and Therese Myekkah Gendive.

For the teacher category of Investigatory Project, Mary Joy Timcang and Charlotte Aguilar bagged the 3rd place.

In the secondary level, Emy Dacoseo, Edilmero Amparo and Maria Berly Talinda grabbed 1st place in the Improvisation of Apparatus contest; Ma. Angelica Rosales, 2nd place in the Sci-Quiz and Joseph Delopere and Necesario Tulod took the 3rd place in Damath Parent’s category.

Teachers Julie Ann Bonsubre, Grace Alburo and Antoniette Geolina made 1st place finishes in the Investigatory Project team event while Julie Ann Bonsubre also topped the individual category.

Governor Plaza urged the students to continue studying well as he assured them of his continuing support in their studies. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Cebuano news: Gobyerno mo-imposar og sumbanan aron maresulba ang kakulangon sa kuryente sa Mindanao

Ni Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, March 22 (PIA) -- Ang Department of Energy (DOE) gikatakdang mopresentar og dinalian nga solusyon sa problema sa kuryente sa Mindanao, sumala ni Presidente Aquino kagahapon.

Sumala sa gitaho nga ang mga negosyante sa Mindanao mi-awhag na sa Presidente sa pagpagamit sa iyang emergency power aron maresulba ang krisis sa kuryente sa rehiyon, nga makaapekto sa mga negosyante lakip usab ang umaabot nga piniliay karong Mayo.

Gitumbok sa Presidente nga ang DOLE misaad nga ang dagkong mga dam adunay igong suplay sa tubig aron maseguro nga adunay kuryente labi na atol sa piniliay.

Matud sa Presidente ang usa nga problema sa hydroelectric system mao ang siltation tungod sa mga hugaw sa suba dugang pa ang illegal logging nga nakadaot sa watershed sa rehiyon, nga maoy nakaapekto sa suplay sa kuryente.

Matud pa niya nga, ang pinakadaling solusyon mao ang diesel-powered generators, tungod kay ang mga barges sa diesel-powered plant dali ra nga ma-asemble.

Apan iyang gipasabot nga kinahanglan niini ang aksyon gikan sa Kongreso, ang paghimo og joint resolution ubos sa EPIRA (Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2011) nga maghatag sa gobyerno katungod pagpalit, tungod kay dili naman puwede nga mopalit otro ang gobyerno og generating capacity ubos sa maong balaodnon.

Dugang pa niya nga mao na kini ang mamahimong stopgap measure sa gobyerno aron maresulba ang power crisis sa Mindanao. (RER/SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)