Recognizing Exceptional and Awe-Inspiring Filipino Kid Innovators

Wyeth® Nutrition Helps Nurture These Kids’ Potential for Greatness

Wyeth Nutrition concludes its third nationwide search for the nation’s most inquisitive, creative, and curious “Kid Innovators” with the awarding of the top finalists during the Search for Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators Season 3 Grand Finals at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City.

Launched in 2015, the Search is part of Wyeth Nutrition’s efforts to help nurture every child’s potential for greatness and help mold them into society’s future nation builders. This year’s Search was launched with the new “Upcoming Kid Innovators” category, which was added to make the Search more inclusive. This allows younger children ages 5 to 8 years old to submit their science project or activity in pupil-parent tandems. Kids ages 9 to 14 joined the “Kid Innovators” category, as individuals or in teams with a maximum of 3 members and supervision of a coach or teacher-adviser. All finalists submitted entries for this year’s theme on Nutrition, Health and Wellness.

From impressive entries from different schools nationwide, five outstanding teams from the Kid Innovators category and three exceptional teams from the Upcoming Kid Innovators category were chosen to present their innovative projects in the Grand Finals. “Wyeth Nutrition launched this program as a platform for science-loving and awe-inspiring kids to showcase their enormous potential in making a difference through science and innovation.” Wyeth Nutrition President and General Manager Eugene David remarked. “We believe that with the support of parents and other stakeholders, these kid innovators will become future scientists, doctors, and leaders who are nation builders. “If even one of these kids would get to the level of achievement close to getting man on the moon or even leading a breakthrough solution to a long-standing societal problem, then we at Wyeth Nutrition would be happy and proud to have been part of the little spark that started it all.”

From the three finalists in the Upcoming Kid Innovators category, Matthew Ryan A. Chong of MGC New Life Christian Academy for his “How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Using Technology” project was recognized to be this year’s Grand Winner of the Search. Keysha Vince M. Quirit of Baguio City Science Foundation for her “Pine Needles as a Substitute for Napthalene Balls” project and Thadea D. Tamanio of Inocencio School Montessori Playskul-Inocencio Integrated School (ISMP-IIS) for her “My Dragon Fruit Skin, Color is Seen!” project were awarded as the second and third place winners, respectively.

From the five competing teams in the Kid Innovators category, Giancarlo B. Albeos, Vock Laurence M. Canlas and Nathan Josiah R. Elmido of Philippine Science High School-Central Visayas Campus (PSHS-CV) for their “Antibacterial Screening of Arachis Pintoi (Mani-Manian) Leaves Extract Against E. coli and S. aureus” project were recognized to be this year’s Grand Winner of the Search. Adrian Dar T. Serapio, Zander Ellis C. Sy and Philmon Sedrick K. Wee of Xavier School for their “MOBIFIT” project and John Ronan L. Reyes of Tabaco National High School for his “Adsorption Potential of Tibig (Ficus nota)” project were awarded as the second and third place winners, respectively.

The Grand Winner of the Upcoming Kid Innovators category received a cash prize of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (PhP25,000) and Science & Technology books and educational toys worth Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (PhP25,000). The Grand Winner of the Kid Innovators category received a cash prize of One Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP100,000) along with a Science & Technology showcase worth One Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP100,000) for their school. All advisers and coaches of the winning teams won a cash prize of Ten Thousand Pesos (PhP10,000).

The Search for Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators promotes kids’ love for science and passion for innovation. The program also celebrates Wyeth Nutrition’s meaningful partnership and shared commitment with parents, the academe, public and private sectors in nurturing and inspiring more children to unleash the power and full potential to become their best selves.

For details on how to join the next season of the Search for Wyeth Nutrition Kid Innovators, visit https://www.wyeth.com.ph/kidinnovators or email kidinnovator@wyethnutrition.com.

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Upcoming 1st Place Matthew Ryan Chong[FROM L-R: Chairman of the Board of Judges (Upcoming Kid Innovators category) and Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Josie Eusebio, Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology Education Consultant Elvira Galvez, Creative Integrative Teaching Lecturer and Trainer Alice Panares, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. President and General Manager Eugene David, Upcoming Kid Innovator Matthew Ryan Chong, parent Donny Ryan Chong, adviser Elmer Alforque, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. Communications Head Anne Michelle Pador, and Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology President Engr. Filemon T. Berba Jr.] 

Matthew Ryan Chong of MGC New Life Christian Academy joined by his parent Donny Ryan Chong and adviser Elmer Alforque bags the Grand Prize in the Upcoming Kid Innovators category for his "How to Kill Mosquitos Using Technology" project.
 
KidInnov 1st Place PSHS CV[FROM L-R: Chairman of the Board of Judges (Kid Innovators category) and Dean of the UST College of Science Dr. John Donnie Ramos, DLSU Full Professor of Chemical Engineering Dr. Kathleen Aviso, Chemical Engineer and Science Education Specialist III at the UP NISMED Engr. Celia Balbin, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. Head Nutritionist Mary Jude Icasiano, adviser Benito Baje, Kid Innovators Giancarlo Albeos, Vock Laurence Canlas, Nathan Josiah Elmido, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. President and General Manager Eugene David, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. Communications Head Anne Michelle Pador, and Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology President Engr. Filemon T. Berba Jr.]

Giancarlo Albeos, Vock Laurence Canlas and Nathan Josiah Elmido of Philippine Science High School-Central Visayas Campus (PSHS-CV) with the guidance of their adviser Benito Baje are recognized as the Grand Winners of the Kid Innovators category for their "Antibacterial Screening of Arachis Pintoi (Mani-Manian) Leaves Extract Against E. coli and S. aureus" project.
Upcoming 2nd Place Keysha Vince Quirit[FROM L-R: Chairman of the Board of Judges (Upcoming Kid Innovators category) and Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Josie Eusebio, Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology Education Consultant Elvira Galvez, Creative Integrative Teaching Lecturer and Trainer Alice Panares, adviser Claire Irish Balay-as, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. President and General Manager Eugene David, grandparent Ditas Quirit, Upcoming Kid Innovator Keysha Vince Quirit, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. Communications Head Anne Michelle Pador, and Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology President Engr. Filemon T. Berba Jr.]

Keysha Vince Quirit of Baguio City Science Foundation with the guidance of her grandparent Ditas Quirit and adviser Claire Irish Balay-as wins 2nd Place in the Upcoming Kid Innovators category for her "Pine Needles as a Substitute for Napthalene Balls" project.
KidInnov 2nd Place Xavier School[FROM L-R: Chairman of the Board of Judges (Kid Innovators category) and Dean of the UST College of Science Dr. John Donnie Ramos, DLSU Full Professor of Chemical Engineering Dr. Kathleen Aviso, Chemical Engineer and Science Education Specialist III at the UP NISMED Engr. Celia Balbin, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. Head Nutritionist Mary Jude Icasiano, Kid Innovators Philmon Sedrick Wee, Zander Ellis Sy, Adrian Dar Serapio, adviser Peter Martin Gomez, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. President and General Manager Eugene David, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. Communications Head Anne Michelle Pador, and Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology President Engr. Filemon T. Berba Jr.]

Philmon Sedrick Wee, Zander Ellis Sy and Adrian Dar Serapio, of Xavier School with the guidance of their adviser Peter Martin Gomez win 2nd place in the Kid Innovators category for their "MOBIFIT" project.
Upcoming 3rd Place Thadea Tamanio[FROM L-R: Chairman of the Board of Judges (Upcoming Kid Innovators category) and Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Josie Eusebio, Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology Education Consultant Elvira Galvez, Creative Integrative Teaching Lecturer and Trainer Alice Panares, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. President and General Manager Eugene David, Upcoming Kid Innovator Thadea Tamanio, parent Czarina Tamanio, adviser Rich Ancuelo, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. Communications Head Anne Michelle Pador, and Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology President Engr. Filemon T. Berba Jr.]

6-year-old Thadea Tamanio of Inocencio School Montessori Playskul-Inocencio Integrated School (ISMP-IIS) with the guidance of her parent Thadea Tamanio and adviser Rich Ancuelo wins 3rd Place in the Upcoming Kid Innovators category for her "My Dragon Fruit Skin, Color is Seen!" project.
KidInnov 3rd Place Tabaco National HS[FROM L-R: Chairman of the Board of Judges (Kid Innovators category) and Dean of the University of UST Tomas College of Science Dr. John Donnie Ramos, DLSU Full Professor of Chemical Engineering Dr. Kathleen Aviso, Chemical Engineer and Science Education Specialist III at the UP NISMED Engr. Celia Balbin, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. Head Nutritionist Mary Jude Icasiano, Kid Innovator John Ronan Reyes, adviser and parent Ronaldo Reyes, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. President and General Manager Eugene David, Wyeth Philippines, Inc. Communications Head Anne Michelle Pador, and Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology President Engr. Filemon T. Berba Jr.]

John Ronan Reyes of Tabaco National High School with the guidance of his parent Ronaldo Reyes wins 3rd place in the Kid Innovators category for his "Adsorption Potential of Tibig (Ficus nota)" project.
WIN PH President and GM Eugene DavidWyeth Philippines, Inc. President and General Manager Eugene David welcomes guests to the Grand Finals. He shares how the program helps Wyeth Nutrition bring its purpose to life of helping the next generation of children develop their full potential and live healthier lives.

"If even one of these kids would get to the level of achievement close to getting man on the moon or even leading a breakthrough solution to a long-standing societal problem, then we at Wyeth Nutrition would be happy and proud to have been part of the little spark that started it all."
Dean of UST College of Science Dr. John RamosChairman of the Board (Kid Innovators category) and Dean of the UST College of Science Dr. John Donnie Ramos shares his own journey to a vocation in Science to inspire and motivate the finalists.
WIN PH Comms Head Anne Michelle PadorWyeth Philippines, Inc. Communications Head Anne Michelle Pador closes the event with a reaffirmation of Wyeth Nutrition’s commitment to work with parents and other stakeholders in helping maximize children’s potential to become future leaders and nation builders.