19 Mar 2014

Alkalinized water, algebra tiles, coastline waste studies win best papers

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate
Capiz State University

Two studies on environment and one on creative teaching math to college students topped this year’s Students Research Symposium held on March 14 at the Capiz State University (CapSU) Roxas City Main Campus.
Honey Grace Fuentes

The research paper titled “Water Quality and Waste Disposal Practices of Residents of Roxas City Coastline by Honey Grace Fuentes (see right photo), Arlyn De Pablo and Rachel Juare of the Roxas City Main Campus clinched the first prize in the Natural and Biological Sciences & Environmental Research category.

Topping the nine papers presented for the Education, Humanities and Social Research category was the study titled “Performance of BSED 1 Students in Solving Polynomials Using Algebra Tiles” authored by Mayen Duno, Ailene Duron & Krizel Miramis of Pontevedra Campus. 

Johlyn Palma
Then, out of four entries for the Development and Technological Research category, the research titled “Alkalinizing Water through Vortex and Magnetic Principles as Applied to Plant’s Growth” by Johlyn Palma (left photo), Jeffrey Arceño and Rica Celiz of the Roxas City Main Campus was named Best Paper.

Led by CapSU’s Research, Development and Extension Center (RDEC), the 8th Annual Students Research Symposium gathered some 25 research studies by students from the six campuses of the CapSU system, namely: Dayao, Sigma, Dumarao, Pontevedra, Pilar and Roxas City Main.

All the winners were given certificates of recognition; and the Best Paper awardees and the first runners-up for the three categories will compete in the upcoming Regional Students Research Symposium sponsored by the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) VI at the West Visayas State University in La Paz, Iloilo City.

Said student papers were rated and scrutinized by two panels of evaluators, as follows: Dr. Adelfo Virtudazo, Dr. Jocelyn Magallanes, Dr. Evelyn Borgonia, and Dr. Vivian Alejaga served for the Education, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Natural and Biological Sciences & Environment research categories.

Further, Dr. Guillermo Legada, Jr.; Dr. Benedicto Sustento; Engr. Nicolas Braña, Jr.; and Prof. Sofronio Hervias all served for the Development and Technological Research category.

Anchored on the theme “Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change,” the summit was led by Dr. Guillermo Legada, director for research of the RDEC and supported by Dr. Editha L. Magallanes, CapSU president.


Winners of the 8th Annual Students Research Symposium

Conference Room & Accreditation Room
Capiz State University Roxas City Main Campus
Fuentes Drive, Roxas City
14 March 2014

Natural and Biological Sciences & Environmental Research Category
Honey Grace Fuentes

Best Paper
Water Quality and Waste Disposal Practices of Residents along Roxas City Coastline by Honey Grace Fuentes, Arlyn De Pablo & Rachel Juare, Roxas City Main Campus. Prof. Ma Consuelo Yap, Adviser

First Runner-Up
Mangrove Assessment in Barangay Bantigue, Pontevedra, Capiz by Rodel Azares & Shara Jean Bacaling, Pontevedra Campus. Dr. Jocelyn Dagudag, Adviser

Second Runner-Up
Assessment of Avian Species of the Panay River System by Rey Mabel Aniog and Rey Mabel Aniog and Jhon Darel Balboa, Pontevedra Campus. Dr. Aletha Rose Onglatco, Adviser

Social Sciences, Education & Humanities Category
Mayen Duno, Ailene Duron and Krizel Miramis

Best Paper
Performance of BSED 1 Students in Solving Polynomials Using Algebra Tiles by Mayen Duno, Ailene Duron & Krizel Miramis, Pontevedra Campus. Prof. Evangeline Ramos, Adviser

First Runner-Up
Profile and Aspiration of Women Inmates at Iloilo City District Jail by Kristel Rose Puasan, Jay Ann Samson, Joemarie Gardonia, Dumarao Campus. Dr. Adelfo Virtudazo, Adviser

Second Runner-Up
Assessment of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Aglalana, Dumarao, Capiz by Ricardo Garcia, Jr., Jaydee Haudar and Jorge Jimenes, Dumarao Campus. Dr. Adelfo Virtudazo, Adviser

Reading Comprehension Skills of College Freshmen at CapSU Sigma
by Arnold Murquia, Abegail Guardias, Jammie Lou Ytienza & Julie Buenaflor, Sigma Campus.

Development & Technological Research Category
Johlyn Palma

Best Paper
Alkalinizing Water through Vortex and Magnetic Principles as Applied to Plant’s Growth by Johlyn Palma, Jeffrey Arceño and Rica Celiz, Roxas City Main Campus. Engr. Josue Ajera, Adviser

First Runner-Up
Solar-Powered Multicellular Phone Charger by Robert Ucag, Sigma Campus. Prof. Sofronio Hervias, Adviser

Second Runner-Up
Green Mussel and Chicken in Making Siopao by Louie Labajo, Dayao Campus. Prof. Jocelyn Legaspi, Adviser


12 Mar 2014

Ethnobotanicals, Boracay groundwater studies win PASSAGE research contests

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate

T
hree research studies from the Capiz State University (CapSU) won top three awards at 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 in Cebu City.

Of the three winning papers, two came from the Dumarao Campus and one came from Burias Campus.

First, the “Technology Promotion and Transfer of Ethnobotanical Anthelmintics for Free-range Native Chickens” authored by Dr. Bede Ozaraga, et.al. of CapSU Dumarao won Best Paper under the Economy and Entrepreneurship category, winning over 12 other papers from other member SUCs.

Second, the “DRASTIC Model and GIS-based Assessment of Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination in Boracay Island” by Engr. Efren Linan, et.al. of Burias Campus won Best Paper for the Environment category. Linan’s paper beat 23 other entries nationwide.

Then, the “Efficacy of Ethnobotanical as Anthelmintics in the Productive Performance of Darag Native Chicken” presented by Dr. Ma. Sylvia Ozaraga, also of Dumarao Campus, placed first runner-up under the  category labeled Sustainable Development, Agricultural Productivity & Food Security, with 53 research entries nationwide.


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 which fell under four major fields or categories, including Education; Environment; and Economy and Entrepreneurship.

11 Mar 2014

From Capiz to Cavite

CapSU, SDCA forge partnerships in research, extension
By Niño Manaog, Extension Associate, CapSU 
Photos by John Mark Poblete, Account Officer, SDCA

A 12-man team from the Capiz State University (CapSU) led by President Editha Magallanes recently completed their three-day visit to the Saint Dominic College of Asia (SDCA) in Bacoor City, Cavite.

On March 1, all CapSU personnel led lectures on the technologies previously requested by SDCA. Dr. Emelita Solante, extension director, shared on the mushroom production while Dr. Guillermo Legada, research director, presented the CapSU’s bamboo culture.

For his part, Dr. Ramises Solante presented the coconut culture. Then, Dr. Emmanuel Perez, dean of CapSU Roxas City Campus Graduate School showcased the accomplishments of the Mobile Technology School; while Prof. Victor Billanes lectured on aqua-silviculture.

Held at the SDCA audio-visual room, said seminars were attended by SDCA faculty and students; and officials of the Brgy. Layong Mabilog in Maragondon, Cavite, an adopted barangay of SDCA.

Led by their president and CEO, Dr. Gregorio Andaman, Jr., the SDCA warmly received the sharing of technologies and committed to seek CapSU’s assistance in doing their research and extension efforts to their communities.

On the second day, the host school toured the CapSU team to their potential project sites in research & extension in three barangays Layong Mabilog and Talipusngo, both of Maragondon, Cavite. The team was also brought to the mangrove area recently adopted by SDCA in Brgy. Sinegualasan, Bacoor City.

Then, on the last day, representatives of both schools pooled their heads together to draft plans for collaboration in said areas for the communities in Cavite.

For his part, Dr. Andaman thanked CapSU for the generosity of their spirit. In turn, Dr. Magallanes committed to help SDCA, saying all these are just the beginning of the new partnership.

CapSU’s partnership with SDCA has been an initiative of Prof. Amel Magallanes, faculty of the CapSU Roxas City campus, who is now finishing his doctorate studies in Manila. Supported by SDCA President Andaman, all accommodations and preparations were led by Dr. Zenaida Sadiwa, community development officer.



The CapSU and SDCA officials and representatives led by their presidents, Dr. Editha Magallanes (fifth from left, second row) and Dr. Gregorio Andaman, Jr. (sixth from left, second row) are joined by the four officials of Brgy. Talipusngo in Maragondon, Cavite (all seated, front row).

10 Mar 2014

Post-Yolanda Stress Debriefing

CapSU faculty, staff cite personal, professional gains

By Niño Manaog
Extension Associate
Capiz State University

On Dec. 19–20, 2013, the Capiz State University Research, Development and Extension Center (Center) led the Stress Debriefing Training Workshop at the Roxas City Campus, in Roxas City. It featured Dr. Johnny Decatoria of Bacolod assisted by Ms. Gina Ferrer-Castro, Social Worker III of Bacolod City.

Participants share their firsthand experiences with each other even as they are also taught techniques on handling and managing the stress brought about by Supertyphoon Yolanda.
JP Lota Santiago of CapSU Sigma said the training served as refresher course for her. Santiago noted that it only affirmed her knowledge on handling psychological first aid, or trauma healing, noting the step-by-step approach of stress debriefing.

For Santiago, it also served to empower the personnel who must be able to help the victims cope with the shock and the aftermath of the tragedy. She said she is excited to apply her learning to her clients.

For her part, Dr. Leah Abella, faculty of Dumarao Campus echoed significant learning from the workshop. Abella saw the need to help the victims to cope with the shock or trauma caused by the tragedy. For Abella, it is not correct that [you] ignore what the victims are feeling or thinking or saying or even doing. She said that "the more the victims are able to ventilate their feelings to others, the more that they will be able to cope with it and move on."

Based in the hilly area of Dumarao, Abella herself claimed how she had a near-death experience when Supertyphoon Yolanda struck the province of Capiz. She said she had been  stressed that she herself thought she needed to talk about her harrowing experience. She volunteered to narrate her experiences during the workshop proper. Abella likewise noted that those who will process the traumatized need to address one tragedy at a time so that healing can happen.

Mr. Gerard Lee Atienza, English teacher at Burias Campus, had to say that everyone should be strong enough, or formidable, during times of tragedies like Yolanda. Atienza said that there is also the need for one to open up to others, so that he or she will be able to move on.

After the workshop, Atienza personally asked his students regarding their Yolanda experiences. But he is happy to note that most if not all of their students were back to school when classes resumed in the first week of December, as if "parang walang nangyari (as if nothing happened)." Nevertheless, he also saw the need to conduct their own stress debriefing sessions with the students anytime soon.

Ms. Lorna Villaruz, nurse at the Dayao Campus, said that it is good that they were taught the step-by-step process in stress debriefing. The workshop gave her an idea on "how we can be of help to our community," especially in times of calamities in which people get depressed after they have experienced the loss of their loved ones, properties and their livelihood. Villaruz noted that by giving the victims opportunities to open up and share their experiences to those who empathize with them, their pains and fears are eased away bit by bit, and their anxieties alleviated.

Stress debriefing is also good because the process allows victims to share their experiences which caused the trauma, while being able to provide avenues that allow them to recover and rebuild their homes and, most importantly, restore themselves to life.


The workshop is the initiative of Vice-President for RDE Cora Navarra (far left) who sought the expertise of Dr. Johnny Decatoria (center) through Ms. Gina Ferrer-Castro (far right) of the DSWD Bacolod City.

5 Mar 2014

20 CapSU researches read in PASSAGE’s 16th confab in Cebu

By N. Manaog
Reports from Rector John Latoza


Cebu City—Some 22 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 researches were conducted in some 35 state universities and colleges from all over the country.

Of the said number of researches presented, 22 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 the 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 the Roxas City Dayao Campus.

For the same category, three papers also came from the Poblacion 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” by Loreli Legada, et.al. of Roxas City Main Campus.

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, five 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.; “Soil Fertility Dynamics and Agronomic Performance of Indigenous Upland Rice As Affected by Legume Intercrops in A Coconut-based Farming System” by Ryan Sarimong; and Growth of African Nightcrawlers (Eudrilus eugeniae) of Indigenous Substrates and Chemical Characteristics of their Vermicomposts by Guillermo Legada, et.al.


Participants to the PASSAGE's 16th International Research Symposium 

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 communities attain food security.”

In the same event, Leccio turned over the PASSAGE leadership to the new set of officers.