The Bicol Consortium for Agriculture and Resources Research and
Development (BCARRD) held its 16th Regional Symposium on Research,
Development and Extension (RD and E) Highlights last August 26 at the Bicol
University Amphitheater. The Symposium, held annually, gathers the top researchers
from BCARRD member-agencies.
This year’s Best Paper awardees were:
Development Category- First place, “Development of Integrated Multi-Crop Processing System (Zero Waste Ginger Processing Technology)” by Engr. Arnulfo P. Malinis of Bicol University; Second place was “Successful Establishment of Makapuno Embryo Culture Laboratories in the Philippines: A Case of an Effective Partnership in the Coconut Industry” by E.P. Rillo, MBB Areza-Ubaldo, O.D. Orense, C.A. Cueto, G.A. Santos, D. Calub, E. Parahinog, E. Nierva, B. Paduano, R.N. Arancon, N.S.J. Bachiller and A. Sanchez of PCA-ARC. Third place was “Land Use Management Prescriptions for Mt. Isarog Natural Park Buffer Zones” by Dr. Yolanda Castroverde, J.N. Villavicencio, Arthur B. Estrella, C.B. Llesol, Josephine F. Cruz and Ma. Teresa B. Lirag of CSSAC.
Category- First place, “Design, Construction and Performance Testing of a
Golden Kuhol Crusher-Grinder” by Engr. Marife L. Pesino of CSSAC; Second place
was “Participatory Coastal Resource Assessment in Atulayan Island” by Mr.
Raul G. Bradecina, Jener de Quiroz, Kate Mulvaney, Kristine Joy Lapitan, Antonio
Gozo, Patricia Candelaria, Hazel Respeto, Emmanuel Asuzano and Hedeliza Asuzano
of Partido State University; Third
place was “Direct- Seeded Rice Production in Saline-Prone Area by Dr. Fe. B.
Perlas of CSSAC.
Institutional Researches- First place, “Goa Shopping Mall and Central
Terminal Project Feasibility Study” by Mrs. Agnes R. Pesimo of Partido State
University; Second place, “Partido State University Registrar’s System (P@RS)”
by Mr. Ronnel R. Atole of Partido
State University; and Third place was “
The Socio-Economic Profile of the BU Students SY 2001-2002: A Preliminary
Assessment of the Applicability of a Socialized Scheme of Tuition Fees” by
Prof. Carlos V. Cortez, Jr. of Bicol University.
The occasion was graced by Albay Governor Fernando V. Gonzales, Legazpi
City Mayor Noel E. Rosal, Dr. Aida R. Librero-the deputy executive director of
pCARRD, and Dr. Graciano B. Bañaga Jr.- the vice-president for administration
of Bicol University.