Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Central Philippine University shines in 24th RSRDH

The CPU research team  headed by Prof. Mizpah C. Villalobos with RRDG Coordinator Dr. Greta Gabinete, Consortium Director Dr. Noeni S. Nepomuceno, and RRDCC Chair Dr. Danilo Abayon (from extreme left) 

Central Philippine University (CPU) emerged as the big winner during the recently concluded  24th Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights held at the Center for Teaching Excellence in  West Visayas State University. The RSRDH  is an annual research competition organized by WESVARRDEC that showcases and recognizes the best research outputs in the agriculture, aquatic and natural resources sector. The activity is sponsored in part by the Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program of the Department of Science and technology Regional Office VI. 

CPU's research entries "Antioxidant Activity and Citral Content of Lemongrass Tea" and  "Formulation, Package Development and Shelf-Life Testing of Lemongrass Ready-to-Drink Beverage Products" respectively won the Best Paper award in the Natural/Biological Research and Developmental/Technological Research Category.

CPU's entry in the natural/biological category bested 17 entries from consortium member agencies throughout Western Visayas. The study compared the antioxidant activity and citral content of various developed lemongrass formulations.  Meanwhile  CPU's entry in the developmental/technological research category which bested 7 other entries aimed to formulate and package good tasting beverage products containing high amounts of antioxidant and citral content  and subject these to shelf-life studies.  

Meanwhile, Capiz State University's entry "Price Dynamics and Volatility Spill-Over  Effects In  Farm-Retail Price Relationships of Chicken and Pork, 1990-2013 won the Best Paper award  in the social science research category. This time-series study investigated causality using Granger causation, co-integration and volatility spillover effects (“heat waves” and “meteor shower” effects) between producer and consumer prices of chicken and pork markets in the Philippines, using the methodology of the Generalized Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedastic (GARCH). 

In the poster making category, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College's entry " Development of a Fish Solar Dehydrator" garnered the first prize award.

Warmest congratulations to all the winners and participants of the 24th RSRDH!  


Natural/Biological Science Research Category

Best Paper
Title: Antioxidant Activity and Citral Content of Lemongrass Tea
Author: Mizpah C. Villalobos, Isah Lou G. Nocal, Emma T. Gico & Evelyn R. Ybarzabal
Agency: Central Philippine University

1st Runner Up
Title: Identification of Candidate Gene Function Group of Yeast Cell Cycle Genes Using Gene Expression Data
Author: Julie Ann A. Salido
Agency: Aklan State University

2nd Runner Up
Title: Histology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Other Digestive Organs In the Orange-Spotted Grouper, During Early Development
Author: Yasmin H. Primavera-Tirol, G.F. Quinitio, E.C. Lacierda and R.M. Coloso
Agency: Aklan State University


Best Paper
Title:  Price Dynamics and Volatility Spill-Over  Effects In     Farm-Retail Price Relationships of Chicken and Pork, 1990-2013
Author: Maritess Delfin-Villanueva and Cleo S. Villanueva
Agency: Capiz State University

1st Runner Up
Title: The Trends, Preferences and Demands of Organic Products In Bacolod City
Author: Ace G. Mina and Ma. Corazon G. Acaba, DVM
Agency: University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos

2nd Runner Up
Title: Conservation and Restoration of Biodiversity  Through Reforestation In the CPSU Reservation
Author: Mary Ann S. Dagunan, Luis T. Tababa Sr., Gregorio D. Predo 
Agency: Central Philippines State University


Best Paper
Title: Formulation, Package Development and Shelf-Life Testing of Lemongrass Ready-to-Drink Beverage Products
 Author: Mizpah C. Villalobos, Emma T. Gico and Bernie C. Cangrejo  
Agency: Central Philippine University

1st Runner Up
Ethnobotanical Dewormer  Composition for Free Range Native Chicken
Author: Bede P. Ozaraga, Ma. Sylvia I. Ozaraga and Maryneth B. Barrios
Agency: Capiz State University

2nd Runner Up
Site-Specific Nutrient Manager for White Corn in Cauayan, Negros Occidental
Author: Luisa P. Fulgueras, Corazon A. Arroyo, Ph.D., Armando Abano and Rufino Dejilla Jr.
Agency: Department of Agriculture   


1st Prize
Title: Development of a Fish Solar Dehydrator  
Authors: Aileen B. Esmeralda
Agency:  Carlos Hilado Memorial State College

2nd  Prize
Title: The Local Food Delicacies: It’s Supply and Value Chain 
Authors: Lilian Diana B. Parreño, Ph.D. and Erwin Dumagpi
Agency: Guimaras State College

3rd Prize
Title: Attitude and Awareness of WVSU Employees and Students Towards Solid Waste Management
Authors: Dr. Roel A. Alli, Jenny C. Calabio and Maria Luisa Z. Albacete
Agency:  West Visayas State University

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