Sixty-three high schools from Negros Occidental competed in the 17th Provincial Wildlife Quiz held at the Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU) Talisay Campus Multi-purpose Gym on November 10, 2022.
The activity was part of the 18th Provincial Wildlife Month Festival and organized by the Center for External Affairs (CEA) in collaboration with the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PBCFI) and Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO).
The quiz bowl was divided into three rounds consisting of questions on Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity, and related current issues. DENR Conservation and Development Section Chief Rosie Pablico, CEA Director Rhoderick K. Samonte, PBCFI Field Projects Director Philip Godfrey Jakosalem, and Olive H. Seruelo of Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE) served as the judges.
Out of the 63 schools, 18 were able to make it to the Difficult Round. Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) bagged 1st Place with 43 points, followed by Colegio San Agustin Bacolod in 2nd Place with 36 points, and Tabao National High School in 3rd Place with 35 points.
The event was made possible through the support of the CHMSU Alumni Association, Office for Student Affairs and Services, Student Society of Physical Education Majors, BSED Mathematics students, and Federation of Student Governments.