SSU Bagged Awards in 30th Joint VICARP-RRDEN Symposium 2018
by Marietta Albina
Visayas State University, Visca, Baybay City, Leyte. SSU researchers and students brought home several awards during the 30th Join Visayas Consortium for Agricultural Resources Program and Regional Research and Development Extension Network (ViCARP-RRDEN) Symposium held in VSU, Baybay City Philippines. The symposium was celebrated with the Queen Pineapple Fiesta and was attended by NGAs, SUCs, LGUs and other stakeholders who came to grace the event.
SSU bagged the following awards during the cook fest: Best Main Dish – “Pen Sheel Curry Aloha”, then Best Side Dish“ and Best Side Dish – “Giliediella-Piña Flan Delights.” SSU team was declared the Overall Champion among seven teams composed of students from different SUCs in the region who are majors in food and hotel restaurant mangement. The award came as a surprise to the contestants, according to the contestants “We felt we were the underdog for we are not culinary, food technology/science or Hotel and Restaurant Management students just like the other contestants, we were not even in kitchen/chef looking uniforms.” SSU personnel present also was very glad of the fishery-major students; “We were so happy seeing the experts panel of judges who loved the dishes of our students,” says a faculty of SSU present.
For research oral and poster competition, Best Paper awards were given to Marietta B. Albina for the paper “Thermal Shock Spawning of Carassostrea eridalie, Faustino 1932″ in the basic research category and Renato Diocton for the paper entitled “Growth Performance of Mussel Perna viridis in Non-Traditional Areas” in the applied research categories.
A for-fun impromptu contest Frank Angelo Pacala was chosen as Queen Pineapple Fiesta, First Runner-up.
The delegates from SSU for Research Papers for Oral Presentation are Renato C. Diocton for Applied Research Category and Marietta B. Albina for Basic Research Category for Poster Presentation are Jerson C. Sorio, Marietta C. Albina, Prof. Renato C. Diocton, Julie Ann C. Arcales, Edelyn Echapare, Frank Angelo Pacala, Renante D. Jatulan, April Joy T. Diocton, Hazel Panzo, Walvies Mc Alcos, and Eula Patrish Adalla. College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (COFMAS) students also participated in the event as contestants during the Pineapple Cookfest Festival Competition. They are Jessa Tejara, Miriam Paña, and Benito Luis F. Diocton. Other SSU participants include Ma. Luningning L. Amparado, Shirleen Grace Brillantes, Irene Jane Lagumbay, and Ruel Natividad for booth exhibits showcasing research products, projects, and programs of the University.
A Technology Forum cum Media Conference was held on the last day and was participated-in by farmers in the different municipalities of Leyte province.