by RONALYN BANAKEN
From left: Dr. Ruby Buccat; Dr. Benilda Narcelles; Dr. Lloyd Orduña, UB’s vice president for administration; Dr. Kareen Leon; Dianne Aurora Delizo;
and Dr. Rebecca Miranda, UB’s vice president for academic affairs
Carving a spot at the 2nd College of Asian Scholars National and International Conference, the University of Baguio (UB) scooped the coveted International Outstanding Award at the major event held at the Green Hotel and Resort in Khon Kaen, Thailand on Oct. 10.
Dr. Benilda Narcelles – faculty of the UB School of Natural Sciences (SNS) and the UB Graduate School who presented the paper “Baguio Terrestrial Vascular Plants as Biofilters” at the convention – received the accolade which was accorded the study. The research was co-authored by Dr. Dahlia Soriano (UB School of Teacher Education), Erlina De Peralta (UB Science High School), and Cheryl Langit (SNS).
Dr. Kareen Leon, dean of the UB School of Business Administration and Accountancy, also discussed the research “Accounting Departmental Examinations: The University of Baguio Experience” which she co-wrote with Rhad Vic Estoque, program chair of the UB Accountancy program.
In addition, Dr. Ruby Buccat, program chair of the UB Business Administration program, talked about her research “Work Readiness of Fourth Year Business Administration Students of the University of Baguio.”
Moreover, UB Medical Laboratory Science student Dianne Aurora Corbilla represented her group and presented their research on the “Flavonoid (Naringin) Content of Selected Citrus Fruits Rind” during the event.
Meanwhile, UB won as champion in the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) Inter-lab Medical Technology Quiz Bee held on Sept. 27. UB – represented by SNS students Kathleenjoy Almondia, Bernanatte Egtapen, Dae-un Lee, Rosemere Lomas-e, and Laurence Albert Orencia – outsmarted all the 14 schools that participated in the competition.
The team also finished as fifth in the regional level held on Oct. 4. They also settled at the ninth spot in the national quiz bee – also PAMET-organized – held in Makati on Sept. 15, battling against some of the biggest schools in the country.
“We somehow managed to get a place in the national level, thanks to the support of UB,” said Jeremiah Chilam, who coached the team. Mark Ponciano also co-coached the team.
The quiz bee revolved around the complex field of medical technology, covering questions on blood banking, clinical chemistry, clinical microscopy and parasitology, immunology, microbiology and histopathology, serology, and laws on hematology and medical technology.