The BCHRD’s entry for the Oral Paper Presentation (Student category) wins third (3rd) place during the 10Th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week Celebration last August 9, 2016 at the Citystate Asturias Hotel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. His paper entitled, “ Screening for Intestinal Anti-inflammatory Activity of Alpinia galanga (Zingerberaceae) Against Acetic-Acid Induced Colitis in Mice (Mus musculus)” was presented together with four (4) other participants screened by the technical committee of the PNHRS.


Each regional consortium were requested to submit two (2) entries for student category oral paper presentation and among the submitted entries, only five (5) entries were shortlisted to present during the contest proper. Baldo won a certificate of recognition and cash prize of Five Thousand Pesos (Php 5,000.00).

Mr. Diomerl Edward Baldo with Dr. Pilita O. Lucena of DOST V.