Cash up for grabs in ‘Battle of the Brains’

By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – Energy Development Corporation’s (EDC) ‘Positive Energy Battle of the Brains’ (BOTB) in Negros Island Region (NIR) will offer a total cash prize of P50,000 in this year’s winner.

Negros Island’s smartest and most environmentally-conscious students, however, still have until September 23 to join the Quiz Bee or BOTB and learn more about the environment and sustainable development.

The cash prize is divided among the student winner who will get P20,000 and a trip to EDC’s geothermal site in Valencia, Negros Oriental while P30,000 goes to the school along with bragging rights for being Negros Island’s first Positive Energy Battle of the Brains champions.

This first NIR quiz bee focused on “climate action through education” is open to all college students who are enrolled in any of Negros Island’s colleges or universities.

Questions to be asked will be on climate change, renewable energy, environmental preservation, and sustainability.

The semi-finals in Dumaguete for Negros Oriental schools will be on October 10 while the semi-finals in Bacolod for Negros Occidental schools will be on October 12.

The top three schools each from Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental’s semi-finals will compete in the grand finals to be held in Dumaguete City on November 25, 2016.

For more details, visit http://www.facebook.com/Positive Energy Negros.

Positive Energy Battle of the Brains is conducted by the Energy Development Corporation in partnership with the Tourism Educators Council of Negros Oriental and Siquijor and their media partners Drink Communications, Hush Events Solutions, Philippine Information Agency-Negros Oriental and the Negros Press Club. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA Website on Sept. 26, 2016)

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