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.