SJI Researchers win 3rd Negros Student Biodiversity Symposium

Junbert Pabon and Norman Pollentes II, Grade 12 STEM students of St. John’s Institute, won 1st and 2nd places, respectively, in the 3rd Negros Student Biodiversity Symposium at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall, Wednesday, last November 15, 2017. Pabon was together with his partner, Franz Anthony Alejano of Negros Occidental High School (NOHS), on their research output entitled, “Endoparasite of Selected Captive Endemic Threatened Wildlife Species in Negros Island, Philippines.” He was also Pollentes’ partner on their runner-up case investigation entitled, “Detecting and Identification of Vegetation Surrounding Akle (Serialbizia acle) Tree at Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park.” 18-year-old Pabon said he was motivated to study the Negros-endemic endangered species to understand them further and help them preserve from extinction. After a third place win two years ago, he pursued in doing the investigation to make an impact in the community on the seriousness of these species’ parasitic problems. Junbert encourages fellow young researchers to be brave and never be afraid to try a new thing especially if it helps create a cleaner and safer environment. Also, research neophyte Pollentes, 18, said he was driven to take the opportunity of doing a research after attending summer camps and activities held by the Provincial Environment [...]

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