10 Feb 2015

VP Leccio named best UPLB alum for 2015

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate

One learns how to work with others from different fields, conscious that with their help, effectiveness can be multiplied,” said Dr. Aladino Leccio, Capiz State University (CapSU)’s vice-president for administration and finance during the 17th Anniversary of the College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) held on Feb. 5, 2014 in College, Laguna.

In said convocation, VP Leccio was named Outstanding Alumnus for Educational Leadership, for his “exemplary leadership in and valuable contributions to the advancement of higher education.”

Along with eleven other awardees in other fields, Leccio was conferred a Plaque of Recognition by the CPAf officials led by Dr. Fernando Sanchez Jr., UPLB chancellor and Dr. Josefina Dizon, dean of CPAf.

Forming part of his acceptance speech, which was the sole Response from the Awardees, Leccio added that an outstanding alumnus “thinks of others, especially those for him and of the opportunities for advancement. Through appropriate work and words, he shows that he truly cares for their welfare and development.”

Leccio obtained Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education at the Mambusao Agricultural and Technical College (MATEC) in 1979. After graduation, he joined the MATEC faculty until it was converted to the Panay State Polytechnic College (PSPC) in the 1980s. In 1983, he pursued his Master of Science in Agronomy at PSPC and obtained his degree in 1988.

Dr. Aladino Leccio (third from left) receives the award from the CPAf faculty.
In various capacities he held, Leccio placed emphasis on the academic institution’s necessity of working with the community as one of its mandates. Engaging in various extension activities of the growing institution, Leccio held that constant work with its constituents is integral to the growth of the school if it were to advance progress of its community.

After finishing his doctorate in Extension Education at UPLB in 1997, Leccio went on to hold higher positions at PSPC, including being the extension director until the time it became the Capiz State University (CapSU) in 2004.

In 2005, Dr. Leccio served as chancellor for the Mambusao Unit and in the following year, was appointed Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Since 2008, he has been CapSU’s vice-president for administration and finance.

5 Dec 2014

Soldiers, dependents taught organic farming

Food, livelihood prospects for 3ID personnel

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate

Jamindan, Capiz—In response to the request by the 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division (3ID) of the Philippine Army based in Camp Macario Peralta Jr. here, the Capiz State University (CapSU)’s Research, Development and Extension (RDE) Office fielded its agriculture experts to conduct a lecture demonstration on integrated farming practices to military personnel and their dependents on Dec. 2–3, 2014.

For two days, Prof. Ramonita Caralde, agriculture instructor at the CapSU Burias Campus and Mr. Ceferino Lizada, agricultural technician II of the Extension Institute, lectured on integrated farming practices to some 40 military personnel including their wives based in Camp Peralta. In their lectures and insights, Caralde and Lizada, stressed on the advantages of organic agriculture and other similar practices.

In particular, participants worked in groups to prepare foliar fertilizers—including fish amino acid, fermented fruit juice, fermented plant juice, and calcium phosphate—using materials sourced out from their own locations.

On the second day, after being taught the basics in vermicomposting, land preparation and planting and other related practices, soldiers and their dependents planted vegetables (pechay) on the plots that they also prepared.

According to Lieutenant Col. Isidro Purisima, 3ID’s chief of staff, they sought the help of CapSU because they believed that its experts are the most qualified to help them maximize their natural resources to advocate organic farming and production. 3ID also seeks to provide food for themselves even as it also promises prospects for livelihood for their community.

Foremost, Purisima stressed that part of their advocacy is encouraging their own personnel to maximize the use of available lands from which they can also get their own food. Camp Peralta has a land area of 33,000 hectares, with a cantonment (operations) area of only 500 hectares.

For this project to succeed, Purisima noted, it is best that the soldiers have a sense of ownership of the project they are involved with. He added that the initiative also sought to only “jumpstart” and allow for a bigger and more expansive partnership with the University.

Prof. Ramonita Caralde (far right), agriculture faculty at CapSU Burias Campus, shares to the military personnel the benefits of using foliar fertilizers in organic vegetable production during a two-day lecture demo Dec. 2-3 at Camp Macario Peralta Jr. in Jaena Norte, Jamindan, Capiz. The capability-building initiative sought to jumpstart the re-greening program of the military camp which also seeks to augment the Army's food and livelihood prospects. Niño Manaog/Extension

25 Nov 2014

CapSU RDE hosts food products expo

CapSU food products dev’t

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate

Roxas City—To showcase the food products of its campuses and satellite colleges across the province of Capiz, the Capiz State University (CapSU) Research, Development and Extension Center hosted a Food Products Presentation on Nov. 19, 2014 at the Dadivas Auditorium on Fuentes Drive here.

For one day, the food expo allowed the CapSU faculty researchers to display a wide array of their food products including delicacies, condiments, pastries and ice cream.

Led by CapSU President Editha Magallanes, who is herself a nutrition scholar and enthusiast, the food expo also allowed the exhibitors to conduct food surveys for their respective food products and technologies.

Walk-in visitors were asked to taste and sample their delicacies and products.

CapSU Burias Campus featured three delicacies, namely: Salmaco, a homemade ice cream made from made from saluyot malunggay and coconut; mushnut, a macaroon made from mushroom and coconut; and dried coconut (bukayo). All three were presented by Prof. Edna Nava, Prof. Elnor Briones and Prof. Marjorie Licatan, all of CapSU Burias Campus.

CapSU Sapian Satellite College offered a single food technology, namely: barquillos (apa) made from green mussels (tahong), produced in two varieties. The first variety used 50% flour and 50% tahong meat flour; while the second used 75% tahong meat flour. It was presented by Prof. Candelaria Arro, Prof. Maddy Gallardo and Prof. Arlene Tamayo, all of CapSU Sapian SC.

For their part, the CapSU Pontevedra campus showcased a variety of foods, including spicy bagongon, lumpiang bangus (milkfish), bolabolang bangus (milkfish meatballs) and crispy toway. Meat contents in these products came in different concentrations. All food products were presented by Dr. Salvacion Degala, Extension Chair, Mrs. Elisa Delmindo and Research Chair, Dr. Jocelyn Dagudag and supported by their staff Mark Borines and Mr. Jay Martin Biclar.

During the turn of CapSU Sigma SC, professors Monalisa Odad, Jenny Murguia Belinda Cabantugan and Maria Montefrios presented three food products, namely: labog jelly; Kalabana, catsup made from kalabasa and banana; Mabaam, an ice cream delicacy made from malunggay, banana and ampalaya. Among said products Mabaam gained good feedbacks from the evaluators.

CapSU pilots nat’l earthquake drill for Capiz

Roxas City—To create an increased awareness and foster preparedness for disasters and calamities among its constituents in the province of Capiz, the Capiz State University actively took part in the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Nov. 14, 2014 at the Capiz State University (CapSU) Roxas City Main Campus, Fuentes Drive, Roxas City.

Participation in said nationwide drill was a joint collaboration between a number of national government agencies (NGAs) and some nine academic institutions and government offices in Roxas City.

11 Nov 2014

Award-winning & World-Class Research

These recent research projects and studies by the faculty of the Capiz State University (CapSU) which were presented in 2014 have been fully supported by the CapSU administration under the proactive leadership of CapSU President Editha Magallanes. (Niño Manaog)