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ARMM guv's son wins big in world inventions tilt

Amin Hataman’s invention, plastics made of coconuts that disintegrates after several days of exposure to elements, bagged the competition's bronze medal award.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - The biodegradable plastics made of coconuts invented by the son of Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao ranked third among 462 entries to a global inventions contest in Houston, Texas.

The mother of the adolescent Amin Hataman, Anak Mindanao Partylist Rep. Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, on Monday said her son was one of dozens of young inventors from different countries that joined the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering and Environmental Project (I-SWEEEP) Olympiad in Houston.

The vaunted I-SWEEEP contest is an international science competition for high school students, launched in 2008 in Houston, to pool together annually high school students from around the globe for a contest on inventions that can complement global environment-protection thrusts.

Amin’s invention, plastics made of coconuts that disintegrates after several days of exposure to elements, bagged the I-SWEEEPs bronze medal award.

Amin personally received the award from organizers on Monday (May 11) in Houston.

This year’s I-SWEEEP contest was held from May 7 to 11 at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center.

Rep. Hataman said Amin wore ethnic Tausog and Yakan clothes and the country’s national barong Tagalog while at the contest venue to showcase the ethnicity and cultural identities of the culturally pluralistic Filipino communities.

The invention of Amin, also known as Ahmed, first bagged a gold medal citation from last year’s International Young Inventors Olympiad in Georgia.

Amin is a high school student in the Fountain International School in Manila. He is the eldest among five children of the Hataman couple. 

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