By Niño Manaog
With reports from Rector John Latoza
Cebu City—Some 20 research studies by faculty researchers from the various campuses of the Capiz State University (CapSU) were presented during the 16th Biennial Conference Workshop and International Research Symposium spearheaded by the Philippine Association of Agri-vironment Educators and Entrepreneurs, Inc. (PASSAGE) on Feb. 5–7, 2014 at the Cebu Business Hotel here.
Anchored on the theme “The Role of Educators and Entrepreneurs in Environmental Sustainability, Food Security and Poverty Reduction,” the biennial conference convened some 150 research studies falling under four major fields or categories. Said papers were conducted in some 35 state universities and colleges from all over the country.
Of the said number of researches presented, 20 came from CapSU, which were read in four major categories, namely: Education; Environment; Economics and Entrepreneurship; and Sustainability Development Agricultural Productivity and Food Security.
For Education category, eight papers were presented, as follows: “National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) Results of the College Students in Relation to Their Courses Enrolled: Basis for Functional Career Services Program” by Dr. Marcela Buenvenida of Pilar Campus and Dr. Editha Magallanes; Jennifer Benliro’s “CapSU Pilar Skills Development, Advocacy, Volunteerism and Empowerment (S.A.V.E.) Program on Health;” and “Assessment of Multiple Intelligences of the Students: Inputs to Student Development” by Dr. Vivian Alejaga, et.al. of Roxas City Dayao Campus.
For the same category, three papers also came from the Mambusao Campus, namely: Dr. Lillibeth Leonor’s “Faculty Development Program: Its Contributions to the Organizational Effectiveness of State Universities and Colleges;” Dr. Lucille Marquez’s “Capiz State University: An Institutional Analysis for Optimum Resource Mobilization;” and Prof. Julie Dalida’s “Educational Productivity Factors: Their Influence in Students.”
Other presenters for this category were Dr. Jocelyn Magallanes & Marycel Macario who authored “Conflict Resolutions As Displayed by the Teaching and Non-teaching Personnel of Capiz State University: Input to Grievance Policy Framework” and Sapian Satellite College’s Prof. Maria Aurora Victoriano who presented “Factors Associated with the Difficulties Encountered in Teaching English at Capiz State University.”
Meanwhile, four CapSU papers were read for the Environment category, namely: Candelara Arro’s “Isolation and Identification of Coliform from Oyster (Crassrotea iridalie) at Sapian Bay, Capiz”; “Unearthing the Mythological Legends of Different Barangays in the Municipality of Pontevedra, Capiz” by Rossandrew Villaruel and Susan Dangan of CapSU Pontevedra Campus; “DRASTIC Model and GIS-based Assessment of Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination in Boracay Island” by Efren Linan, et.al.; and “Condition Indices and Heavy Metal Levels in Green Mussel (Perna viridis L.) Populations in Sapian and Ivisan, Capiz.”
Under Economy and Entrepreneurship category, the three papers presented were: “Assessment of Tourism Industry in the Province of Capiz” by Eunice Kay Yasa, et.al. of CapSU Sigma; “Technology Promotion and Transfer of Ethnobotanical Anthelmintics for Free-range Native Chickens” by Dr. Bede Ozaraga, et.al. of CapSU Dumarao; and the “Development and Quality Assessment of Herb-flavored Sweet Potato Chocolate Spread” by Marife Hilapad of CapSU Mambusao.
For the broad category of Sustainable Development, Agricultural Productivity and Food Security, ten papers from CapSU were presented.
Of the said number, four came from CapSU Burias Campus, namely: “Performance of Broilers Supplemented with Different Homemade EM Concoctions” by Auralyn Balacase, et.al.; “Socio-economic Profile and Farming Practices of Upland Rice Farmers in the Province of Aklan” by Rector John Latoza, et.al.; “Growth and Yield of Response of Sweet Sorghum Varieties to Soil Fertility Enhancers under Grown-up Coconuts” by Nicolas Braña, et.al.; and “Soil Fertility Dynamics and Agronomic Performance of Indigenous Upland Rice As Affected by Legume Intercrops in A Coconut-based Farming System” by Ryan Sarimong.
Two came from Dayao Campus, namely: “Spiced Oyster Vegetable Kropeck: A Technology Refinement” by Dr. Edna Nava, et.al. and “Germination and Vigor Performance of Sweet Sorghum Seeds Harvested at Various Stage of Maturity and Subjected to Various Storage Conditions” by Veronica Albaladejo, et.al.
The other papers came from the other campuses, namely: “Physical Attributes and Milling Characteristics of Upland Paddy Rice” by Engr. Julito Albaladejo, et.al. of Pontevedra; “Efficacy of Ethnobotanical As Anthelmintics in the Productive Performance of Darag Native Chicken” by Dr. Ma. Sylvia Ozaraga of Dumarao; “Citizen-based Standards for Performance Measures and Reporting Systems of Municipalities in the Province of Capiz” by Dr. Evelyn Borgonia of Pilar; and “Production Practices toward Technology Development for Indigenous Upland Rice in Tapaz, Capiz” by Dr. Mary Jane Floro of Tapaz.
Among others, Dr. Aladino Leccio, outgoing president of PASSAGE, encouraged the participants to “ponder on the relevance of our works in helping our comunities attain food security.”
In the same event, Leccio turned over the PASSAGE leadership to the new set of officers.