In the SIBOL Award (Student Creative Research for High School), XYVO: All-natural Sore Throat Lozenges from Allium schoenoprasum (Sibujing) Stalk Extract (Iligan City East NHS) brought home the prize as regional winner; Ecologically Produced Gas (EPG): Biodegradable Waste into Gas Fuel Utilizing an Improvised Gas Regulator in Addressing the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Ozamiz City NHS), 1st Runner-up; and Utilization of the Bioactive Constituents of Cucumis sativus (Cucumber), Euphorbia hirta (Tawa-tawa) and Pomacea canaliculata(Snail) as Medicinal Beauty Soap (Iligan City East NH), 2nd Runner-up).
Among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the secretary said Thailand would want Filipinos as their collaborators in eight areas: medical science, food processing, innovative agriculture, electronics and computer, nanotechnology, space technology, innovative start-up, and metrology. Hence,a partnership was forced last March 31 this year when the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Kingdom of Thailand.
Sec. de la Peña said the Philippines and Thailand have continuously maintained a cordial and stable relationship,recognizing each other’s strength in terms of economic and industrial growth. PIA10