ERDB’s project on “Estimation of Carbon Sequestration Rates and Carbon Density of Forest Plantation Species in Mindanao won in the “Best Poster” contest during the 12th Symposium and General Assembly of the Forests and Natural Resources Research Society of the Philippines, Incorporated (FORESPI). Forester Manolito U. Sy and Mr. Nelson Levi M. Lantican who authored the study received P2,000 as cash prize. The awarding ceremony was held on December 16, 2015 at the Nicholas P. Lansigan Auditorium, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna.

During the symposium, nine (9) papers from the different research agencies were presented while for the poster presentation, five (5) presenters confirmed their participation.

The organizers awarded certificates of appreciation for both oral and poster presentations.The other three entries were the “Processing Characteristics of Umbrella Tree” from FPRDI, “Traditional Indigenous Forest Resources Use Practices of Selected Upland Communities in the Philippines” also from ERDB and “Benchmarking the Changing Forest Landscape of the Cordillera: Bamboo Resource Survey” from WWRRC Baguio City.

The judges for the poster contest were Dr. Nelly S. Aggangan (Biotech), Dr. Ramon A. Razal (UPLB-CFNR) and Ms Emerita R. Barile (FPRDI). Levi M. Lantican, FERD