Tuesday, March 15, 2016


DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo visiting the consortium's exhibit booth
The Western Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC)  joined the SIPAG FIESTA Exhibits and Bazaar held last March 2-4, 2016 at DOST-PCAARRD complex, Los Baños, Laguna. The activity was conducted by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) to showcase the best of the Council's agri-aqua research and development (R&D) outputs generated from 2010 to 2016.

SIPAG stands for Strategic Industry S&T Program for Agri-Aqua Growth and FIESTA means Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda.

The event featured exhibits from the regional consortia and Los Baños Science Community as well as a Techno Forum on livestock, aquatic, forestry and natural resources, and crops sectors. The event also included technology demonstrations on artificial insemination on goat, use of portable milking machine in dairy buffalo, swine RFID and remote sensing, and organic farming.

4x4 sq. inches Laminated Bamboo Woven Coaster
WESVAARRDEC, as part of the regional consortia exhibit showcased the new technology on lamination and stiffening of bamboo woven coasters and panel boards featuring the authentic bamboo woven products of Maasin, Iloilo, the leading manufacturer of bamboo products in the region. Another commodity of the region showcased by the consortium was the food products from Aklan State University. These food products featured, the sago spread and maja de sago, were made using the sago flour produced from sago (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) palm.

From left: Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut (KMC Coordinator); Bethel D. Bacabac, 
Research Assistant; Dr. Noeni S. Nepomuceno, Consortium Director; Dr. Lelisa
Teodosio, ASU. On the right most is a professor from UPV visiting the 
consortiums booth.
Participants from the consortium were spearheaded by the consortium director, Dr. Noeni S. Nepomuceno, along with Dr. Reynaldo N. Dusaran and Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut as the consortium's new cluster coordinators in Technology Transfer Cluster and Knowledge Management Cluster respectively.

The SIPAG FIESTA Exhibits and Bazaar were attended by students, teachers, PCAARRD, partner agencies, farmers and fisherfolk, research and development workers, and DOST officials and staff. (BDB)

More Exhibit Photos

WESVAARRDEC's Bazaar booth for product selling

The exhibitor explains to the participants how the sago flour is made out of sago (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) palm.

DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo wearing the salakot handicrafted from Maasin, Iloilo.

The exhibitors preparing the sample food products for food tasting.

Monday, November 02, 2015

25th RSRDH winners bared

Capiz State University, Iloilo State College of Fisheries and Central Philippine University emerged as the top winners during the 25th Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) held last October 29, 2015 at Lopez Jaena Hall, West Visayas State University in Lapaz, Iloilo City.     

About 57 faculty and staff researchers from WESVAARRDEC's consortium member institutions  gathered to participate in the activity  which is held every year to  foster research productivity and friendly competition among the member agencies. The theme for this year's symposium is "Western Visayas: Innovating for Global Competitiveness." A total of 34 research entries comprising natural/biological, social science and  developmental/technological categories were presented during parallel sessions at the audiovisual rooms and readers services section of the University library.

Capiz State University's entry "Immunostimulatory Effects of Probiotics Against Aeromonas hydrophilia Infection in Tilapia" by Stephanie S. Pimentel and Kristel E. Corpuz  was adjudged  as the best paper in the natural/biological science category. Meanwhile, ISCOF's entry "The Economics of Using Biodegradable Wastes in Vermicomposting" authored by Myrna P. Prudente  bagged the best paper award in the social science category.

Central Philippine University bested all other entries in the technological/developmental research category with their paper "Development of Supplemental Feeds  for Free-Range Native Chicken."

Below is the complete list of winners of the 25th RSRDH:


Best Paper Award

Title of entry: Immunostimulatory Effects of Probiotics Against Aeromonas hydrophilia Infection in Tilapia
Agency: Capiz State University
Authors: Stephanie S. Pimentel and Kristel E. Corpuz

1st Runner-Up

Title of entry: Amorphophallus Specie (Araceae) in Catmon-Sibalom, Antique, Philippines
Agency: University of Antique
Authors: Nelibeth P. Fedelicio and Luisito H. Gesolgon

2nd runner-up

Title of entry: Upscaling of Nutrient Expert (NE)-Based Fertilizer  Recommendation for Hybrid Corn in Numancia, Aklan and Cuartero, Capiz
Authors: Luisa P. Fulgueras, Corazon A. Arroyo, Peter S. Sobrevega, Joyce S. Wendam, Floredeliza A. Cortes, Desideria C. Ruzgal and Benjamin A. Gutierrez


Best paper award

Title of entry: The Economics of Using Biodegradable Wastes in Vermicomposting
Agency: Iloilo State College of Fisheries- San Enrique
Author: Dr. Myrna P. Prudente

1st runner- up

Title of entry: The Philippine Economic Growth: The Significance of TVET
Agency: Iloilo Science Technology University
Grace Edmar Elizar-del Prado

2nd runner-up

Title of entry: Rice Value Chain Analysis in Western Visayas
Agency: West Visayas State University
Authors:  Eleodoro Alicante, Joel Araquil, Greta Gabinete, Jelly A. Brillon, Ma. Anne S. Oren


Best paper

Title of entry: Development of Supplemental Feeds  for Free-Range Native Chicken
Agency: Central Philippine University
Authors: Jaime Cabarles Jr., Hope G. Patricio, Froilan C. Cabarles

1st runner up

Title of entry:  Producing pH Indicator from Kamias (Averrhoa bilimbi L.) Flower Extract
Agency: West Visayas State University
Author: Dr. Shirely R. Jusayan

2nd runner up

Title: Establishment of Sustainable Selection, Breeding and Hatchery Operation for Darag Native Chicken
Agency: West Visayas State University
Author: Dr. Evelyn D. Tomambo, Dr. Ma. Lulu L. Loyola, Ms. CElsa G. Casiple, Dr. Helen Genandoy, et al.


First prize

Title of entry: Producing pH indicator from Kamias  (Averrhoabilimbi L.) Flower Extract
Agency: West Visayas State University
Author: Shirley R. Jusayan

2nd Prize

Title of entry: Varied Root Crops Flour as Crust for Tart Making
Agency: Capiz State University
Author:  Lucia D. Adodoli

3rd prize

Title of entry: Coral Cover Assessment of Isla de Gigantes, Northern Iloilo
Agency: Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College
Author: Nora O. Suerte

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WESVARRDEC conducts research proposal preparation and data analysis workshop

The Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium continued to strengthen the research capabilities of its consortium member institutions through another follow-up capability building training entitled “Research Proposal Preparation and Data Analysis Writeshop.” The seminar which was held last September 23-25, 2015 at Iloilo Midtown Hotel in Iloilo City served as a refresher course for aspiring faculty-researchers who are already conducting researches.  A total of thirty researchers representing WESVAARRDEC’s various member agencies attended the three-day lecture workshop.

Facilitated by Dr. Cherry Nepomuceno of WVSU Learning Assessment Center and Dr. Greta G. Gabinete of the University Research and Development Center, the seminar aimed to equip the said participants with knowledge  on operational research methods and design  as well as  skills on writing research proposals for research funding by prospective agencies such as CHED-GIA, PCAARRD-GIA etc. The activity is supported in part  by the Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program of the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office VI.

Monday, September 28, 2015

New MOA and By-laws renew PCAARRD's support to WESVAARRDEC

Borne out of the Tagaytay Joint Consortium Director and RRDCC  Chairperson meeting held  in April 2015, the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Natural Resources Research and Development  affirmed its support to the consortium  through a confirmation of Memorandum of Agreement and By-laws signed  between PCAARRD, WESVAARRDEC and host institution West Visayas State University during the Special RRDCC meeting held  last September 23, 2015 at Iloilo Midtown Hotel. The new agreements supercede previous MOA and By-laws signed. The new MOA indicates PCAARRD's financial support to the consortium for the last quarter of the year as based on  expected deliverables and commitments.

Likewise Dr. Danilo E. Abayon  of Aklan State University was re-elected as RRDCC Chairperson while Dr. Victor E. Navarra was elected as Vice-chairperson. As stipulated in the by-laws, a seven- member executive board was created composed of the following:

Executive Director- Dr. Danilo E. Abayon of Aklan State University (RRDCC Chairperson)
Deputy Director-Dr. Victor E. Navarra of Antique (RRDCC Vice-chairperson)
Agriculture representative- Dr. Joyce Wendam of Department of Agriculture RO 6
Aquatic representative- Dr. Rommel A. Espinosa of University of the Philippines -Visayas
Forestry representative-Dr. Luis M. Sorolla of West Visayas State University
Representative at Large- Dr.  Editha Magallanes of Capiz State University
Representative  at Large- Ma. Regina B. martin of Sugar Regulatory Administration
Treasurer- Dr. Editha Magallanes of Capiz State University
Ex-officio Member and Board Secretary- Dr. Noeni S. Nepomuceno, Consortium Director 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PCAARRD conducts public procurement seminar for Iloilo R&D project implementers

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) in coordination with Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) conducted a “Seminar and Sharing of Good Practices in Public Sector Procurement” at Smallville  21 Hotel  last September 8-9, 2015. The training aimed to enhance the capacity and capability of those involved in procurement to facilitate the implementation of R&D projects. The Iloilo leg is a part of a seminar series  conducted nationwide in  Los Baños, Baguio City, Cebu City , Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City.
In Iloilo City, the participants from PCAARRD project implementing institutions such as SEAFDEC-AQD, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Department of Agriculture RO 6 and WVSU attended the seminar.    

Director Renato M. De Vera, Director of DBM Region IV-B and member of GPPB Composite Team of Trainers served as the lecturer and resource speaker during the two-day seminar.  The important topics covered by the seminar included the following topics: (1) Procurement Planning Updates/Amendments to RA 9184 and its IRR; (2)  Guidelines of procedures of the procurement of goods, infrastructure and consulting services; (3) Alternative  modes of procurement; (4) Negotiated procurement; (5) New issuances and amendments and their implications. An assessment and evaluation of issues and concerns regarding procurement cases was also tackled by the resource speaker.             
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