The brilliance and efforts of Kurt Bryan P. Salarda, Roquen O. Pabillaran, John Lloyd P. Feliciano, and Ida Lyn A. Azuelo for their research entitled Temperature and Plastic Property: Biodegradation Factors of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa on the Seven Society of the Plastic Industry – Coded Plastics, Justinne Raphaell G. Acuna, Christy G. Valle, and Ruby B. Dahilog for their research entitled Physico-chemical Analysis and Habitat Status of Dila River, CEDAR, Impalutao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, and Rosmend Lex V. Bongocan, Jasper Villarosa, and Barbra Joey P. Moreno for their research entitled Species Diversity and Conservation Status of Ferns and Lycophytes in the Montane Forest of Sinaburan, Imbayao, Malaybalay, Bukidnon paid off for they were invited to present their researches in the said event by no less than Ms. Ronilda R. Co, Director IV of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) of the Department.National Climate Change Conference or (NCCC) is an annual activity that started last year to increase awareness on global warming and climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Department. It is a one-day activity held during the observance of Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week in the country. By the way, the Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week is observed on November 19 to 25 of every year through Presidential Proclamation No. 1667, s. 2008.
This year, NCCC was conducted on November 19 (Monday) at Atrium Hotel, Pasay City. Activities conducted were different from last year’s which is more on symposia conducted simultaneously. This year, it is highlighted with research forum for climate change with the theme Climate Action for Sustainable Development: Driving Change in Philippine Schools. DRRM Coordinators, DRRM practitioners, Climate Change Advocates, and Senior High School Students from public and private schools were invited to participate in the activity.
Their escorts while in Pasay City were their intelligent research adviser, Mr. Rio G. Arbutante, and superb teachers, Ms. Katherine A. Villar and Ms. Ethel M. Gayona. According to Ms. Villar, the teacher participants listened intently to the students who are explaining their projects. They also asked questions about the research especially in the methodology. The students really did their best, according to her. They thought that the activity is a contest that is why they really poured their heart out on to it. Nonetheless, she said that the activity is a great avenue for learning. The whole country is participating and three researches from BNHS were chosen to present their studies.
Jasper Villarosa said that the experience was amazing. He said that it was a privilege to represent their school and meet a lot of researchers. He also said that the comments given by the DRRMS staff were overwhelming that our school has come up with very good researches.
“These students were lucky”, said Rio G. Arbutante. In deed they were because at young age, they were able to achieve what most of the professionals aspire – to present their research studies in a national level research forum. In addition to that, they were treated VIPs. Plane tickets, transportation from Clark International Airport to the venue, and hotel accommodation at Atrium Hotel were all shouldered by DRRMS.
“An unforgettable, inspiring, and fruitful experience for these students that is how the opportunity to represent the BNHS is to national level research forum. Nobody can predict their future, but there is a bright future ahead waiting for them to uncover,” said Ms. Villar.
JIMDANDY S. LUCINE
Project Development Officer II