The EDC’s Battle of the Brains 2019 Semi-Final was held yesterday September 02, 2019 at Bago City, Bacolod, Negros Occidental. Energy Development Corporation or EDC is the largest vertically integrated geothermal company and the leading renewable energy firm in the country.
Battle of the Brains 2019 Semi-Final
There were 18 senior high school teams who competed for this year’s Battle of the Brains 2019 Semi-Finals. This is the fourth year the Energy Development Corporation or EDC held a quiz bee in Negros Island. It will be the most awaited science-based competition. Six schools will compete at the last leg of this year’s semi-finals, which will take place in Southland College of Kabankalan for Kabankalan City and nearby schools.
The Bacolod Leg semi-final winners were STI West Negros University students Jeff Michael Lacson and Dhanna Eunice Dela Gente. The 1st Runner up went to Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial National High School students Efren J. Arcena and Roy Clyde Belleza. The top two winning schools per area will move to the grand finals for a chance to win that much-coveted spot as Battle of the Brains 2019 Negros Champions on October 3, 2019.
The BOTB is not just a fun and exciting quiz bee but a wake-up call for the youth who need to learn and start taking care of our planet today in order for them to have a greener Negros and a sustainable future,” said Norreen G. Bautista, head of EDC’s Corporate Social Responsibility teams in Negros Island and Mt. Apo.
A total of 77 schools joined this year’s Battle of the Brains, which kicked off last week in Bais City, Negros Oriental for 21 participating schools from the area and was followed by the Valencia, Negros Oriental leg for 19 participating schools from the Municipality of Valencia and Dumaguete City.
The competition that EDC has developed in partnership with Drink Editorial and Design Inc. continues to help the Filipino youth learn more about renewable energy, the environment, biodiversity, climate change issues and policies, and current events related to these topics. These same topics have, at one time or another, been featured in the Positive Energy Facebook page.
All information and questions have been verified by its panel of expert judges composed of EDC’s Ms. Bautista, Engr. Armando N. Arciaga Jr., Negros Island Geothermal Facility head; Engr. Arvin R. Aqui, Negros Island Geothermal Facility Resource Management head; and Senior Production Engr. Ferdinand A. Lantaca; Ludwig O. Federigan, executive director of the Young Environmental Forum and Technical Advisor to the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission; former Foundation for Philippine Environment President and former Visayas State University President Dr. Paciencia P. Milan; Department of Energy (DOE)-Visayas Field Office Senior Science Research Specialist, Energy Industry Management Division Engr.,