Wednesday, September 08, 2010

20th RSRDH research winner featured on CPU’s “AgriTalk”

By Hope G. Patricio
RACG Representative

Central Philippine University

Prof. Mizpah C. Villalobos, first prize winner in Research Category at the consortium’s 20th Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) was featured in the August 18, 2010 episode of Central Philippine University (CPU)'s “Agritalk: Angtanay sa Panguma,” a weekly program aired over Channel 8 of the SkyCable.

(From left to right) Dr. Reynaldo Dusaran, Prof. Mizpah Villalobos, Engr. Aries Roda Romallosa discuss the benefits of the winning lemongrass tea research.

Presenting her winning paper on the antioxidant activity and citral content of different tea preparations of the above-ground parts of lemongrass, Villalobos, a faculty of CPU’s chemistry department, shared the healthful benefits that can be obtained from tanglad. Villalobos also enumerated various researchable areas on lemongrass and possible collaborative efforts with other units departments in CPU.

“AgriTalk” is a weekly cable program is hosted by Dr. Reynaldo Dusaran, Engr. Aries Roda Romallosa, and Dr. Hector Peñaranda. Dusaran and Romallosa are both connected with CPU College of Agriculture, Resources and Environmental Sciences and are CPU’s WESVARRDEC Techno Gabay Team Leader and RMISG (Regional Management Information System Group) representative, respectively. Peñaranda is connected with the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit 6.

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