"BPI, DoST honor young scientists in 2019 Science Awards" (The Manila Times)
"THE Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DoST), honored 30 young scientists during the 30th Science Awards on August 2 at Alphaland City Club in Makati City.
With the theme, “Moving the Nation towards Sustainable Development through Science and Innovation,” the awards recognized students for developing scientific researches and innovations in applied science, health and allied science, physical science and other related fields...
Christian Badua, a bachelor of science in biology graduate of UP Manila, along with Nieles, was awarded the Best in Innovation research, for his study on how probiotics, especially lactic acid bacteria, can be used in treatment of colorectal cancer or colon cancer, one of the top causes of death in the Philippines.
Badua said it took him and his thesis mates almost a year to finish the product that started August last year."