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AGHAM Party-List  Rep.  Angelo  B. Palmones commended the Philippine team who will represent the country for the first time  in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) World Festival on April 25-28, 2012 at St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  The FLL is a robotic competition which aims to find solutions to real world problems

The Philippine team, composed of high school students from Dr. Yanga’s Colleges Inc (DYCI) in Bulacan,  has been named Blue Ocean 10 with the following members:  Gladys Leigh Malana,  Trisha Carmela Santos, Ramkert del Prado, Lady Alein Goleng, Keight dela Cruz, Dave Adrian Bien, Michelle Alcanar, Jules Martin Agsaoay, Jonathan Alejandro and Tim Jharmal Fabilion.  The team’s coach is Mr. Beryl Cruz.  The Philippine team left for the U.S last April 23, 2012.

Team DYCI Blue Ocean 10 invented an innovative solution that can address problem in food contamination,  particularly meat.  Named “MAGISv2”  or Meat’s Anti-Germ and Infection Solution, the invention can check if meat is safe or unsafe for human consumption.

In February this year,  the  DCYI  Blue Ocean 10  bested 15 other schools in the FIRST Lego League Philippines by winning three of the five major awards,  namely Champion Award, Project Award and Core Values Award.

On the other hand,  the FLL World Festival in St. Louis, Missouri this April  will be joined by 35 countries and  40 states in the USA. 
“Food safety is a worldwide concern.  The  invention of the Philippine team which can determine whether meat is safe or not for consumption  is really useful and relevant  in ensuring the health of the consumers.  Let’s support them  especially through our prayers,”  Palmones said.

by: AGHAM/Vicky B. Bartilet




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