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By Arturo Belano

ARCHITECTURE students of the University of San Carlos won first place in the Projeto Ideas and Design Competition in the recently concluded Projeto Cebu 2023 Final Round and Awarding Ceremony.

Team Upscale Lab was composed of Mark Lawrence Jamio, Lyndon John Maratas, Leanne Marie Montemayor, Rosel Jane Omandam, and Flor Vincent Tan.

They were recognized for their public market design “Hamugaway Project.”

“The project offers integration of recreational spaces that focuses on placemaking and a multisensory approach, and the incorporation of a ‘Kartrail System’ for a more organized and smooth circulation for deliveries and market users utilizing push-carts,” USC said.

The team’s winning entry will be showcased at the national level, along with other winners from Manila, Davao, and Iloilo.

Themed “Mercado De Byahero: A Tourist Market in Cebu”, the Projeto Ideas and Design Competition is an inter-school competition focusing on current design problems of the metropolis.

It is open to architecture and interior design students all over the Philippines and is one of the highlight events during the Philippine Building and Construction Exposition.

With Cebu City’s rich history and diverse cultural landscape, the design concept emphasizes the development of sustainable structures that reflect the modern and dynamic ambience of a bustling tourist market in the region.

By Arturo Belano

RESEARCHERS from the University of San Carlos in Cebu won an award in Visual Abstract for Allied Health Professional competition organized by the Department of Health. 

The team bagged second place for its study “Detecting the Impacts of Humidity, Rainfall, Temperature and Season on Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Viruses in Aedes albopictus from Selected Cebu City Sites.”

Citing the DOH, the contest is a visual summary of the most important points or findings in a research paper to provide readers a quick overview of a research in an ‘eye-catching, engaging, graphical way combining text and images, not just a simple text-only abstract of a research article.’

USC’s entry was led by Mosquito Research Laboratory of USC Department of Biology program leader Dr. Frances Edillo. 

Other researchers include Rhoniel Ryan Ymbong, Anthoddiemn Olin Navarro, Maureen Mathilde Cabahug, and Kristilynn Saavedrea. 

Themed “Towards Excellence and Innovation in Research,” the competition took place during the 6th DOH Central Visayas Center for Health Development Regional Research Congress. 

It aims to further encourage research initiatives and enhance regional collaboration in the field of research development and management.