BATTLING for technicality of the manuscript and soundness of the defense, selected BMLS 4 students prevailed in the 10th Regional Biology Teachers Association of the Philippines (BIOTA) Research Competition – Team Category, Tertiary Level. It was held at Iloilo Doctor’s College, Iloilo City last March 7, 2014.
Genessa Buenafe and her team won 2nd place. Trailing behind them was Lennon Ponta-oy’s Tea, and John Miedes’ team, who won 3rd and 5th place, respectively. Each team received a trophy and certificate.
Their research papers were entitled as follows: “Synergistic Antibacterial Activity of Amoxicillin and Bakhaw (Rhizopora mucronata) Bark Crude Methanolic and Aqueous Extracts againts Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli (Buenafe’s team, 2nd Place); “Cytotic, Anti-Oxidant, and Anti-hyperglycemic Activities of ‘Ponderosa’ Chico (Acharaszapota Linn. var ponderosa) Leaves” (Ponta-oy’s team, 3rd Place); and “Effect of Tanglad (Cympopogon citrates) Leaf and Stalk Decoction on Alloxan-Induced hyperglycemic Male White Mice (Mus musculus) (Mieded’ team, 5th place).
Credits also goes to their research advisers, namely, Mr. Jose Perez, RMT, MSMT, as Buenafe’s team adviser, and Mrs. Zesil Gay Gelle, RMT, MSMT, as Ponta-oy and Miedes’ teams’ adviser.
Source: The Pharmakeia Vol 27 No. 2