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Aspiring young scientists from different high schools in the Philippines were honored to represent our country at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

The twelve representatives are from Taguig National High School, Iloilo National High School, Angeles City Science High School, Pangasinan National High School, and Quezon National High School. They are the winners of the 2019 National Science and Technology Fair (NSTF) led by the Department of Education (DepEd) held in Tagaytay City on February 18 to 22.

John Eric Aggarao, Kathleen Chloie Antonio, Anna Beatriz Suavengco, Maria Isabel Lyson, Neil David Cayanan, Shaira Gozun, E’van Relle Tongol, Maryjoise Karla Buan, Alpha Acain, Lester Sabadao, Lia Denise Tan, and Nathaniel Reyes will showcase their researches from May 12 to 17 in Phoenix, Arizona.

ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, unites top young scientific minds from all over the globe. Every year, approximately 1,800 high school students from more  than 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for on average $4 million in prizes.

The Gokongwei Brother Foundation (GBF) also gave the students the Gokongwei Brother Foundation Young Scientist Award. It’s an award given to learners who have shown excellence in the field of Science and Technology, and in producing researches that can improve the lives of the Filipinos. They also shouldered all the trip’s expenses and will grant each student a scholarship in a Science, Technology, Mathematics or Engineering (STEM) degree.

DepEd Assistant Secretary for Curriculum and Instruction Alma Ruby Torio shared that the department is very proud of the PH representatives.

“Last year, our team was able to bring home three major awards. For this team this year, congratulations on creating projects, products that will help solve the country’s challenges and improve the lives of others, and, I pray very hard that all your projects will receive positive evaluation at the competition,” Torio said.

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