20 Oct 2014

Price volatility, ethnobotanicals studies win WESVARRDEC’s 24th RSRDH awards

By Niño Manaog
With reports from Rector John Latoza

"There’s no stopping us now," said Dr. Guillermo Legada, Jr., research director of the Capiz State University (CapSU), on the recent achievements of the CapSU faculty during the 24th Research Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) sponsored by the Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC) on Oct. 14, 2014 at the West Visayas State University in La Paz, Iloilo City.

In particular, the research study titled “Price Dynamics and Volatility Spill-over Effects in Farm Retail Price Relationships of Chicken and Pork, 1990–2013” Prof. Maritess Villanueva of CapSU Pontevedra Campus won Best Paper under the Social Science Category, beating all other papers from around Western Visayas.

In the same symposium, the “Ethnobotanical Dewormer Composition for Free-range Native Chickens” by Dr. Ma. Sylvia Ozaraga of CapSU Dumarao Satellite College was awarded First Runner-up for the Development & Technological Research. The paper beat 6 other papers in the said category.

The winners were awarded certificates of merit and cash prizes.

Other papers read were, as follows: “Acceptability and Market Potential of Makahiya Tea” by Prof. Ma. Dorothee Villaruz of CapSU Roxas City Main Campus for the Development and Technological Research category; and for the Natural & Biological Research Category, three other papers were presented, namely: “Shell Lime: An Eco-Friendly and Cost-efficient Alternative for Agriculture Lime” by Dr. Mae Dumapig of Pontevedra Campus; “Macro Flora Diversity of Pilar Caves: Basis for Utilization” by Prof. Philomel Innocent Obligar of Pilar Satellite College; and “Determination of Anthelmintics Activity of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale Roscoe) Pulp Supplementation against Gastrointestinal Parasite and Its Potential in Rumen Microbial Manipulation in Growing Kids” by Prof. Marjorie Licatan of Burias Campus.

8 Oct 2014

CapSU hosts 25th RDE symposium

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate

Roxas City—On Aug. 8, 2014,the Capiz State University (CapSU) Research, Developmentand Extension Center (RDEC) led by Dr. PedroGavino, vice-president for research and extension hosted the 25th RDE Symposiumat the Conference Room of the CapSU RoxasCity Main Campus on Fuentes Drive here.

The annual research summit convened some 80 participants composed offaculty and staff researchers from the three campuses and seven satellitecolleges of CapSU across the province of Capiz.

Inhis opening speech, Dr. Gavino paid tribute to the contributionof the RDE’s precursors, namely: Dr. Ernesto Botin and Dr, Rochellir Dadivas,our past presidents; and Dr. Anthony Navarrosa, Dr. Nicolas Braña, Dr. GeronimoGregorio and Dr. Cora Navarra, all vice-presidents for research and extension,for having “recognized the importance of research and extension in the dynamicexistence of our university.”

For one day, the congress witnessed the presentation of some 17 researchstudies on the social sciences; three on extension; 10 on naturaland biological sciences; and seven on development and technology.

For theevaluators, Vice-Presidentfor Administration and Finance Aladino Leccio; ExtensionDirector Emelita Solante; and Publications and Instructional Materials DirectorSusan Dangan read and critiqued the social science research and extensionpapers.

Dr. GuillermoLegada, Jr., research director; Engr. Gerbe Dellava of the Department of Science and Technology Capiz; Engr.Efren Linan and Dr. Jocelyn Villaruz of Filamer Christian University served aspanelists for the natural, biological research, development and technologicalstudies.

For eachcategory, the panel of evaluators chose top three research studies which willbe CapSU’s official entries to the regional selections by the PhilippineAssociation of State Colleges and Universities (PASUC) and the Western Visayas Agriculture and ResourcesResearch and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC)

Forher part, CapSU President Editha Magallanes restated her challenge to thefaculty to consider research an integral function of their profession.Magallanes also asked them to design their researches to the needs of the timeseven as she stressed on the climate change mitigation and relevant researchesthat not only benefit the environment but also give livelihood to thecommunities.

The RDEC teamwas supported by Dr. GuillermoLegada, Jr.; research director and Dr. Emelita Solante, extension director;Engr. Efren Linan, intellectual property director; and staff.

3 Oct 2014

The CapSU Monitor off the press

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate

Roxas City—Recently, the Research, Development and Extension Center (RDEC) of the Capiz State University (CapSU) based here headed by Vice-President for RDE Pedro Gavino, facilitated the release of the two issues of The CapSU Monitor, the official publication of the CapSU RDEC.

The said two issues, namely: Volume 13, Number 1 (January to June 2013) and Volume 13, Number 2 (July to December 2013)—document RDEC’s activities highlights of the second and final year of the late Dr. Cora F. Navarra, then vice-president for RDE.

The first issue banners CapSU President Editha Magallanes's visit to New Zealand and South Korea; and also featured on the cover Techno Gabay's study tour in Negros.

The second issue features “Persistence in Research: DOST 6 names CapSU's ethnobotanical dewormers best creative research” which features the successful research of veterinarians Dr. Bede Ozaraga and Dr. Maryneth Baticbatic Barrios and Dr. Ma Sylvia Inting Ozaraga of CapSU Dumarao.

Highlighting more of CapSU’s research and extension activities for the said period, the said publications also profiled Dr. Bede Ozaraga who led the ethnobotanical team based in Dumarao, Capiz; Dr. Emelita Solante, current extension chair of the university who cultures mushroom for profit in CapSU Burias; and Ms. Jennifer Alba Perez Benliro, nurse and extension chair at CapSU Pilar, who has engaged in so many activities that have benefited her school and community.

Published twice a year, The CapSU Monitor
is funded by the CapSU Extension Institute.

1 Oct 2014

Legada, CapSU researchers join int’l summit on water, food security

By Niño Manaog

Scientists and professors, policymakers and students—all these were the key clients of the Conference on Strengthening University Programs to Enhance Water and Food Security in a Changing Climate an international summit held on Aug. 13–15, 2014 at the Visayas State University in Baybay City, Leyte.

Funded by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research based in Japan, the three-day conference sought to accomplish three things. First, it sought to make agriculture scientists and professors more efficient so they could help formulate more relevant policies to mainstream climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives

Second, it aimed to teach policymakers on the scientific basis of said initiatives and their implications to water and food security.

Third, it aimed to make students more aware of policies and make them more capable for policy analysis to the said field of study.

For said conference, the Capiz State University (CapSU) sent four participants, namely: Dr. Guillermo Legada, Jr., Research director; Engr. Efren Linan, intellectual property director; Dr. Ramises Solante, CapSU Burias’s dean of agriculture; and Prof. Ariel Bolledo of CapSU Pontevedra.

More Feathers on the Cap(SU)

Dr. Amel Lavezores Magallanes of the CapSU Roxas City Main Campus won the Best Paper Award for the research paper titled “A Framework for an ICT-based Development Program for Science Teachers in State Universities and Colleges in Region VI presented at the Seoul International Conference on Applied Science and Engineering held on Aug. 29-31, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. 

Dr. Magallanes represented the Capiz State University, Centro Escolar University and the St. Dominic College of Asia.

Prof. Leo andrew Biclar whose study titled “Understanding the Filipino Worldviews in Demetillo’s Barter in Panay: An Epic” was awarded Best PowerPoint Presentation during the International Conference on Social Sciences, Health, and Environment held on Aug. 26–27, 2014 at the Stones Hotel in Bali, Indonesia. Sponsored by the IAMURE Multidisciplinary Research, the conference also conferred on Mr. Biclar as Best Oral Presenter.

Earlier, Prof. Biclar, who is currently pursuing doctorate in literature at the University of Sto. Tomas, presented “Meta-historical contexts of the Epic Barter in Panay,” which also won the Best Research Paper award at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Linguistics held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on June 9–10, 2014.

From the CapSU RDEC Family and the CapSU Community