Winners in Various Events Recognized during FRC

The Benguet State University Library and Information Services hosted this week’s flag-raising ceremony on November 6, 2023, which highlighted the presentation of winners in various events attended by BSU employees and students.

The University representatives bagged awards in three events, including the United Nations Celebration, the 13th Joint Regional Symposium and 6th Regional Student Research Congress on RDE Highlights, and the Nutri-Infomercial Video Contest held in October and November 2023. 

United Nations Celebration

The University participated in the celebration of the United Nations on October 24, 2023, spearheaded by the International Relations Office. The event highlighted various activities such as the UN Parade of Flags, UN Day Quiz Bee, and International Food Lane, participated by students from different colleges.

The winners are:

UN Parade of Flags:


Most Colorful:

College of Veterinary Medicine

College of Human Kinetics

Most Disciplined:

College of Human Kinetics

College of Nursing

Most Symbolic:

College of Human Kinetics

College of Veterinary Medicine

UN Day Quiz Bee:

College of Natural Sciences

College of Public Administration and Governance

College of Teacher Education – Secondary Laboratory School

Mr. and Ms. United Nations:

Mr. United Nations: College of Human Kinetics – Shanneric Kris Marcos

Ms. United Nations: College of Human Kinetics - Daisyree Accoy

Food Bonanza:

Outstanding Entrepreneurial Performance

Japan – Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship IV

America - Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship II

Best Booth Presentation

America – Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship II

Italy – Association of Administrators of Hotel and Restaurant Management Educational Institution – Associate Member – CAR BSU Chapter - AJAM


13th Joint Regional Symposium and 6th Regional Student Research Congress on RDE Highlights

The BSU employees and students emerged as winners during the 13th Joint Cordillera Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development - Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CorCAARRD-CIEERDeC) Regional Symposium and 6th Regional Student Research Congress on RDE Highlights held on October 24-26, 2023 at Apayao State University Luna Campus.

The participants in the said event presented various programs/projects/research in the fields of agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR), Industry, Engineering, and Emerging Technology (IEET), development, socio-culture, and education.

The winners in each category are:


Student AANR Category

1st Best Paper: “Biomass, Carbon Stock and Economic Value Assessment of Daclan Communal Forest Parcel IV in Tublay, Benguet” by Roshel B. Bagangan, Nayvie N. Carantes, and Ruthlane M. Taynan with their adviser Roscinto Ian C. Lumbres.

2nd Best Paper: “Floral Diversity Assessment and Community Appraisal for Forest Ecosystem Importance, Issues, and Management Practices of Mt. Natoo in Sebang, Buguias, Benguet, Philippines” by Johndale Rein T. Bullong, and Jim P. Siverio with their adviser Sir Jones T. Napaldet.

Student Non-AANR Category

1st Best Paper: “Perceived Academic Stress and its Relationship on the Eating Behavior of the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (BSND) Student of Benguet State University, La Trinidad Campus” by Jiara Eika G. Nitron, Xyliene Bernyze D. Obiacoro, Lea Jenelle M. Retuerne, and Hazel G. Sinadcop with their adviser Ma’am Pelin B. Belino

2nd Best Paper: “Learning Management Dynamics of Elementary Education Student-Parents” by Jerosabelle Antonio, Charity Mae Agtulao, Yvonne Shane Balinag, and Ronaly Bayas with their adviser Dr. Esper L. Feliciano.


Best Papers IEET Student Research Category

1st Best Paper: “Salt Solution and Modified Weigner’s Solution as Alternative to Preserving Dog Muscles for Gross Dissection Studies” by Divina Gracia Z. Beligan with her adviser Maureen Theresa P. De Vera.

2nd Best Paper: “Spatio-Temporal Analysis of the Land Use Land Cover Change in the Upper Agno River Basin Resource Reserve Using Remote Sensing” by Mikaella Gabrielle A. Esquejo, Kelaiah A. Ulao, and Stephanie Suzzane S. Valdez with their adviser Dr. Roscinto Ian C. Lumbres.

13th Joint CorCAARRD-CIEERDeC Regional Symposium on RDE Highlights

Best Posters

Social AANR Category

1st Best Poster: “Climate-Resilient Agriculture Practices Assessment of Major Crops in Apayao” by Janet P. Pablo, Madeline S. Kingan, Esther Josephine D. Sagalla, Jetro Neil B. Gapasin, Joyce Leona F. Bandisa, Love Joy b. Gumpod, and Nonalee Graile Aggalao.

S&T AANR Category

1st Best Poster: “Determination of Appropriate Rate and Timing of Fertigroe N, P, and K Nanofertilizers for Potato and Cabbage” by Pompe C. Sta. Cruz, Janet P. Pablo, Darwin A. Basquial, Felicia P. Fiacatang, Louie C. Rimas, Maria Victoria R. Bascon, Kim Nyka C. Perdiguerra, Khaner B. Belmor, Juniel S. Busingit, and Kristen Joy Balatian.


2nd Best Poster; “Survey of Plant Parasitic Nematodes and Potential Biocon Agents Prevalent in White Potato Growing Areas in Benguet and Mountain Province” by: Judith G. Lawilao, Nordalyn B. Pedroche, Lynn Talkasen, Asuncion Nagpala, Joan D. Bacbac, Socorro L. Rulloda, Crisz S. Bolinget, Jonas Sabo, Ezra Balusdan, and Kirby Gasigas.

Socio-Cultural Category

1st Best Poster: “The Effect of a Sports Competition Involvement on the Anxiety Level of Employees Working Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic” by Jenny Victor-Esiong.


IEET Category

1st Best Poster: “Development of Ready-to-Eat Dehydrated Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.)” by: Lesley Dale G. Umayat, Jeftee B. Pinos-an, and Zinnia B. Das-ilen

Best Papers (Professional)

Social AANR Category


1st Best Paper: “Project Title: Enhancing Gender Responsiveness and Growth of the Strawberry Processing Enterprise (2 Studies)” by Ruth S. Batani, Cheryll C. Launio, Janet P. Pablo, Jao-Jao Somyden, Elvie Nang-is, and Sheler Ramos.


2nd Best Paper: “Program Title: Towards Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture: Targeting and Prioritization for the Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) in Cordillera Administration Region (CAR)” Project Title: “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Selected Climate Resilient Adaptation Practices for Selected Crops in Apayao (Project 3)” by: Cheryll C. Launio, Roscinto Ian C. Lumbres, Mark B. Bulangen, and Rovilyn Tulian.


S&T AANR Category

2nd Best Paper: “Program Title: DOST-MECO-TECO HAT COOPERATION PROGRAM” “Project Title: Integrated Pest Management in GAP and Organic Production of Broccoli and Strawberry under Protected Structures in Benguet and Mountain Province” by Jocelyn C. Perez and Teresita K. Mangili


3rd Best Paper: “Project: Heirloom Rice R&D: Increasing Rice Landraces’ Production through Acceptable Cultural Management Options in Benguet and Mountain Province (4 Studies) by: Belinda A. Tad-awan, Alexander W. Fagyan, Nordalyn B. Pedroche, Gennie B. Soyon, Joel C. Faroden, Jasmin M. Chomawat, and Daren T. Dumanni.

Socio-Cultural Category

1st Best Paper: “Program Title: Intensifying the Filipino Culture towards Sustained Indigenous People’s Knowledge System in Saving Natural Habitat, Landscape and Practices through Cultural Education and Community Development” Project Title: “Encyclopedia on Ethnolinguistic Groups in Benguet” Study Title: “Spiritually, Health, and Well-being” by Ruth S. Batani, May Angeline R. Lapuz, and Remedios B. Thompson.


IEET Category

2nd Best Paper: “Climate Risk Vulnerability Assessment of Priority in Ifugao Province” by Quinerlyn A. Godio, Angelica b. Batingal, Lynn J. Talkasen, Roscinto Ian C. Lumres, Myra Nieves T. Lingaling, and Levi Ezekiel O. Daipan.


Institutional Booths

2nd Place: Benguet State University



Nutri-Infomercial Video Contest

Five Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics students from the College of Home Economics and Technology emerged as winners during the Nutri-Infomercial Video Contest for Higher Education Institutes. Students who participated were Jonathan Luke Monoten, Alexter Domocmat, Hazel Grace Gagelonia, Jackielou Hernandez, and Justny B. Deloria.

The event was hosted by the National Nutrition Council CAR with CAR Media Educators on Nutrition (CAR-MENu) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED-CAR).

During the FRC, University President Felipe Salaing Comila recognized the achievements of the students and employees and emphasized that such events uplift not just the participants but the university as well. He encouraged everyone to continue uplifting each other and to do their best for their respective sectors. He further shared the importance of entrepreneurship as it provides employment opportunities for everyone, especially for fresh graduates.