By Leandria Pagunsan
DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) — Michael Angelo Circulado and Alec Benjamin
Ramirez from Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) won first place in the recently held first Negros Island Region (NIR) Positive Energy Battle of the Brains quiz bee.
Garnering a total score of 56 in the easy, moderately easy, and difficult rounds of questions related to climate change, renewable energy, environmental preservation and sustainable development, NORSU topped among eight participating schools from Dumaguete City.
Following NORSU closely is second placer ACSAT with a total score of 55 represented by students Socrates Omega and Justin Clev Lite Capoquian.
Placing third is Foundation University with a score of 54 represented by Ivan Christopher Cordevilla and Romille Lijah Marquez.
The three winners will advance to the finals and will face-off with Negros Occidental finalists at the Grand Finals at Robinsons Place Dumaguete on November 25, 2016.
Other schools who participated in the semis were Silliman University, Colegio de Sta. Catalina de Alejandria, STI Dumaguete, Metro Dumaguete College and Saint Paul University Dumaguete.
Sponsored by Energy Development Corporation (EDC), Battle of the Brains was one of the series of activities lined up in observance of the first anniversary of EDC’s “10Million in 10 years for a greener Negros” movement aside from tree planting of premium native trees in Foundation University’s 20-hectare arboretum in Barangay Azagra, Tanjay City and in St. Paul University Dumaguete’s Eco Park Sanctuary.
Rey Maleza, Supervisor of Energy Industry Management Division, Department of Energy (DOE) Visayas, Rodne Galicha from Climate Reality PH and Infocen Manager of PIA Negros Oriental Jennifer Tilos were judges during the contest.
Other guests who graced the ocassion were Sr. Joseline Lasala, President of SPUD and EDC’s Jay Soriano, Business Unit Head for Negros Island. (rmn/lpp/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA Website on Oct.12, 2016)