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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

DOST-9 to hold invention contest, exhibit in Zambo

By Emmanuel D. Taghoy

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-9 will showcase on September 17-19, the latest scientific and technological innovations from Zamboanga Peninsula’s best and brilliant inventors at Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar here.

Students, researchers, inventors, professionals and the general public are all invited to take part in the event dubbed as 2015 Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits (RICE) with the theme, “Philippines: A Science Nation Innovating and Inventing for Global Competitiveness.”

A total of 90 entries will be on display such as research projects, prototypes, industrial designs and software applications, each created to contribute and provide significant advancements to different fields.

Guests from the DOST- Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Department of Education (DepEd) are expected to grace the event.

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.

To view the complete schedule of events, visit the DOST-9 website at