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)

3 Nov 2014

CapSU hosts disaster mgt symposium


By Niño Manaog
With reports from Rector John Latoza,
Reno Ocampo & Darril John Yasa
Roxas City—To create public awareness on disaster risk reduction and management among members of the Capiz State University (CapSU) community, the CapSU Research, Development and Extension (RDE) Center partnered with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Office and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Capiz to host a Disaster Management Conference on Oct. 24, 2014 at the CapSU Central Office here.

Featuring lectures by representatives from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs); the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA); and the Capiz Provincial Health Office (PHO), the one-day seminar gathered the participation of the CapSU campus administrators, satellite college directors and their extension chairpersons and coordinators.

In particular, Mr. Reynaldo Antioquia of the Department of Science and Technology-PHIVOLCS lectured on earthquake hazards; while Ms. Imelda Ofalla, officer-in-charge, DOST-PAGASA, lectured on weather hazards; and Mr. Ayr Altavas of the Capiz PHO shared information on health hazards.

Mr. Esperedion Pelaez, action officer of the Capiz PDRRM Office, provided the participants trends and updates on status of disaster risk reduction in the Province; while Ms. Jemin Guillermo, PIA 6 manager, lectured on climate change adaptation measures.

For his part, Mr. Arnel Van Aleligay, CapSU’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation coordinator, shared to the group the Capiz experience during the Super Typhoon Yolanda while Pelaez briefed the participants on the Incident Command System (ICS). Pelaez likewise led the Formulation of the SDMP and the establishment of the SDMC for the University.

Anchored on the theme “A Safe Campus Is A Safe Home,” the conference sought to develop a unified School Disaster Management Plan (SMDP) led by a proactive SDM committee.

Acording to Dr. Pedro Gavino, vice-president for research and extension, there is a need to identify hazards in the school and formulate countermeasures and actions for emergeny preparedness. Gavino added that there is the need to “assess the capability level of every CapSU campus and Satellite College in the eventuality of hazards and emergencies.”

For the plenary session, CapSU identified its role in making Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation a priority. The participants were likewise urged to build a culture of safe, adaptive and resilient community, even as the institution is asked to strengthen the level of awareness and preparedness and link with other stakeholders for intervention and extension.

The activity was coordinated by CapSU RDE and Mr. Arnel Van Aleligay.