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DOST to recognize outstanding inventions, researches

Monday, 20 July 2015   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Roger Reyes
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DOST to recognize outstanding inventions, researches

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

THE Department of Science and Technology in Region 10 (DOST 10) is inviting inventors and researchers to join this year’s Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE).
Prizes are at stake and winners will represent the region in the National Invention Contest and Exhibits.

For region 10, RICE will be held at the Event Center, 2nd Level, Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro City on August 21-23.

With the theme, “Philippines: A Science Nation Innovating and Inventing for Global Competitiveness,” RICE 2015 aims at showcasing the latest inventions and researchers in the Philippines. It is also part of the major event in the region, the SCIENCE NATION TOUR, of which a number of activities are lined up.

DOST 10 Regional Director Alfonso Alamban said that those with research projects, inventions, prototypes, industrial designs and software applications related to science, technology, engineering, medicine, health and the environment are urged to join the contest.

Alamban added the contestants will vie for the following categories: Outstanding Invention (Tuklas Award), Outstanding Utility Model , Industrial Design, and Creative Research (Likha Award) , and Outstanding Student Creative Research for College and High School (Sibol Award).

For the Outstanding Invention, first prize winner will take home P50,000; second prize winner, P30,000; and third prize winner, P20,000. For the Outstanding Utility Model and Outstanding Industrial Design, first prize winners will get P25,000 each; second prize winners, P10,000 each, and third prize winners, P5,000 each. For the Outstanding Creative Research (Professional), Outstanding Student Creative Research for High School and College, first prize winners will get P20,000 each; second prize winner, P10,000 each; and third prize winners, P5,000 each.

DOST has already sent out the invitation letters to schools, inventors and researchers in the region. Those who have not received the invitation and are interested to join can send their entries and requirements to Ms. Mergebelle Dengal (,09109745581 on or before August 8, 2015. Entry forms can also be downloaded at,,

The conduct of RICE is pursuant to Republic Act No. 7459 known as the “Inventors and Inventions Incentives Act of the Philippines.” It is designed to encourage Filipino inventors, researchers, and students to use their inventive capability by competing for cash rewards and recognitions both locally and internationally.

In Region 10, RICE is a partnership with the Technology Application and Promotion Institute/DOST, the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Industry and Energy Research and Development (NorminCIERD), PARASAT, and the Oro Chamber of Commerce.

[Email: tsuperioridad.dost@yahoocom. Call: 09177908899].
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 21, 2015


Would like to CONGRATULATE in advance to all Filipino that might win for the categories given above and do hope that all inventions and researches done by individual might apply to our country's innovation with respect to the technology and be competitive from our nearby country. Once again, CONGRATULATION to DOST 10 in this regards and to WINNER for the event. Cheers! Ronald