DABE students excel at 27th PSABE-PPG Mindanao-wide Convention

By Art Jared E. Eduria, USTP Claveria CET Faculty

In a dazzling display of talent and academic competence, the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) of USTP Claveria made an incredible feat at the recently concluded 27th PSABE-PPG Mindanao-wide Convention held last February 26–29, 2024, at various locations in Butuan City.

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USTP Claveria DABE students at Caraga State University with DABE faculty Engr. Analiza Paaño and Engr. Jay Bosquit | Photo credits: Keziah Elizabeth Grace Rayon

The event, themed “Bugsay Bayaw: A Voyage to a Greener and Food-Secured Philippines Through Innovations in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering,” witnessed the participation of 33 ABE students and two faculty members, Engr. Analiza Paaño and Engr. Jay Bosquit, alongside delegates from institutions across Mindanao.

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USTP Claveria DABE students in the session hall with Guest speaker Engr. Muhammad Alali | Photo credits: PSABE-PPG Mindanao Facebook Page

The convention, aimed at fostering camaraderie and collaboration among ABE students, focused on enhancing academic proficiency, honing ABE-related skills, promoting professional competency, and nurturing holistic ability through convention talks and friendly competitions.
Students were able to demonstrate eloquence and depth of knowledge, innovation, and ingenuity, further solidifying USTP Claveria’s position as a hub of excellence in agricultural and biosystems engineering. Among the notable awards garnered were the following:

  • Mr. Jovin Loyola, First-Runner Up, Mister, and Miss PSABE-PPG Mindanao Island
  • Ms. Shanelou Buna, Ms. People’s Choice Award, Mister and Miss PSABE-PPG Mindanao Island
  • 1st Place, Logo Making Competition
  • 1st Place, Dagliang Talumpati (Oratorical Speech)
  • 2nd Place, PABESUGAY (The Quiet Spectacle for ABE Aficionados)
  • 4th place, Extemporaneous Speech
  • 4th place, Jingle Contest
  • 4th place, ABE Quiz Bowl
  • 4th place, Same Day Edit
  • 6th place, ABE Diorama
  • 7th place, CAD Challenge
  • 7th place, Tractor Parts Identification
  • 8th place, Poster making contest
  • 8th place, Pagsulat ng Sanaysay (Essay Writing Contest Filipino)
  • 9th place, Tractor Rodeo
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DABE students receive certificates of participation during the Monday Convocation Program on March 4, 2024, together with the Department Head of DABE, Engr. Grace Vergie P. Nillama, and Engr. Analiza Paaño | Photo credits: USTP Claveria ICT Office

The triumphs achieved by the ABE students underscore the institution’s dedication to nurturing talent, fostering academic excellence, and promoting holistic development among its students. As trailblazers of innovation and proficiency, the USTP Claveria College of Engineering and Technology continues to inspire future generations to uphold its legacy and pursue excellence in the fields of agricultural and biosystems engineering.