/ 12 April 2021

STUDENTS from the University of Santo Tomas won big in the PACSIKLABAN 2021, an inter-collegiate Chemistry Quiz Bee Competition.

One team was hailed the champion while another team took the third prize in the tilt that was themed “Synergizing Chemistry Professions in Transforming Communities.”

The competition was held virtually during the National Chemistry Student’s Congress 2021.

The champion team was composed of Joshua Lawrence Bautista Ryne, James Gandia, Sophia Marie Castillo, Jaden Jardiolin, Dana Isabelle Segui, and Aivee Joy Nacor.

Team B, meanwhile, was led by Louie Rince Suyo with Joseph Michael Sioson, Geaver Nicolei Cortez, Aira Dacasin, Charles Nylxon Norriega, Maria Tricia Raza, and Clare Robin Ramos as members.

Both teams were coached by Dalton Fortin and Alexis Labrador.

Six universities participated in the competition. These were UST, Adamson University, Cagayan State University, Central Luzon State University, De La Salle Health Science Institute, and University of the Philippines-Manila that garnered the second place.

The PACSIKLABAN is an annual event of the Philippine Association of Chemistry Students, Inc. It aims to enhance and promote chemistry and chemistry-related knowledge among universities and colleges that offer a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and other allied programs.

The competition has two major stages — the elimination round and final round. Each stage is composed of three substages — easy, average, and difficult.