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August 7, 2007 at 9:32 am

CSC staff is 2nd best researcher in regional research forum

nena-news3.jpgNena V. Santos, science research specialist I of the Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) Research and Development Services was adjudged 2nd best researcher in the 19th Regional Research Development and Extension Highlights conducted by the Bicol Consortium for Agricultural Resources Research and Development (BCARRD) on July 27, 2007 at Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry in Guinobatan, Albay. 

Santos’ winning research work is titled Morphology and Some Ecological Characterization of Pangi Parartocarpus woodii Merr which she extensively conducted by mapping out and investigating the characteristics and potentials of a rare tree specie found in the northern part of Catanduanes and in some places in the country.   

The study focused on the botanical features of the tree locally known as Pangi, documenting its leaves, twigs, fruits and seeds, identifying areas in Catanduanes where pangi is abundant and characterizing some ecological aspects where said tree thrives. 

Eleven researches from 20 agency members of BCARRD composed of state colleges and universities in Bicol and regional and line offices of Department of Agriculture, DENR, DOST, NEDA and other agencies in the government’s social sector participated in the research forum.                   

The regional contenders were winners in the in-house review of researches conducted by the respective BCARRD agency members.  Santos’ research was earlier adjudged First Place in the CSC research forum on July 20, 2007. (GSR)

August 3, 2007 at 3:32 am

Author of best undergrad thesis is 4th place in agri licensure test

A fresh graduate of the Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) College of Agriculture and Fisheries placed 4th in the Licensure Examination for Agriculturist (LEA) given by the Board of Agriculture, Professional Regulation Commission on July 4-6, 2007. 

Roberto B. Barba, Jr, who graduated as cum laude on March this year garnered a passing rate of 84.5% to make it into the 4th spot in the top 10 highest passers in the said licensure examination.  

Barba’s score is just 0.5 away from the board topnotcher. He is also the only Bicolano placer in the Top 10 which is mainly composed of graduates from centers of excellence in agriculture and other universities with leading programs in agriculture — Leyte State University (Visca), UP Los Baños and Araneta University.  

Barba is a consistent honor student in his academic years. He finished his elementary education at the San Vicente Elementary as salutatorian and his secondary education at the Catanduanes National High School Special Science Curriculum where he was adjudged First Placer in the Provincial Science Investigatory Project. He also topped the College of Agriculture entrance examination in 2003. His undergraduate thesis titled “Effect of Scarification and Soaking in Hastening the Germination of Pili” was adjudged First Place in the School Year 2006-2007 Pisog Nin Uswag Award, an annual search for best undergraduate thesis spearheaded by the CSC Research and Development Services.  

Dr. Asuncion V. Astre, CSC President, awarded to Barba P15,000 cash incentive and a plaque of recognition during the awarding rites at the CSC on July 24, 2007. Aside from the citation given by the CSC Administration, Barba and his fellow licensure examination passers were also feted by the teaching and non-teaching staff as well as students of the College of Agriculture and Fisheries headed by its dean, Dr. Rogelio A.Tablizo. 

Sharing the limelight with Barba are three other graduates of CSC who also passed in the Licensure Examination for Agriculturist. They are Richard Villacorta Cabrera of Bagamanoc, Catanduanes, Ace William Ramirez Tria of Cabihian, Virac, Catanduanes and Kennedy Obogne Usero of San Vicente, Viga, Catanduanes.  

The CSC corrects the internet-based tabular record posted by the PRC wherein only three graduates from the CSC passed the Licensure Examination for Agriculturist. In the PRC official list of passers, there are actually four passers from the CSC. The inadvertence may have been due to the crediting of one passer from another higher education institution in the province as can be gleaned from the online tabular report. 

This is the second time where the CSC College of Agriculture produced a licensure examination placer. Ferdinand B. Tariman of Batalay, Bato, Catanduanes was 9th placer in July 2006 LEA. 

The granting of cash incentives to board topnotchers and placers was institutionalized in January 2005. As approved by CSC Board of Trustees, first placers in board/licensure examinations will receive cash inventive of P20,000 plus a Plaque of Recognition. Second to 10th placers will get P15,000.00 cash reward and a Plaque of Recognition while 11th to 20th placers will be given P10,000 and a Plaque of Recognition. (Gerry S. Rubio)

August 2, 2007 at 3:58 am

CSC CNSM prof joins int’l nursing confab

ogalesco-pic-w-caption.jpgDr. Alvin C. Ogalesco, associate professor III of the CSC College of Nursing and School of Midwifery (CNSM) attended the 2nd International Nursing Camp and Conference on July 18-20 at St. Paul University , Tuguegarao, Cagayan.   

The conference provided a forum for participants on challenges and opportunities that impact on nursing and health care, identify models, best practices and strategies and foster collaboration and partnerships among international nurses to build professional competence.  Global nurse leaders both in the academe and hospital practice as well as other experts in the field of health care joined the conference. 

Bill Deville, CEO of Global Scholarship Alliance served as resource speaker of the international conference which was jointly sponsored by St. Paul University in Cagayan and Health Carousel USA .   

Dr. Ogalesco has previously attended three international fora in health care in Singapore and South Korea as well as in the World Congress on Critical Care at Makati City Philippines where he presented his dissertation before the international health care professionals.ogalesco-pic-w-caption.jpgogalesco-pic-w-caption.jpg(GSR)ogalesco-pic-w-caption.jpg

August 2, 2007 at 3:48 am

CSC to present 3 technology researches in BCARRD annual in-house review

pangi-web.jpgThree technology researches will be presented by the Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) in the Bicol Consortium for Agricultural Resources Research and Development (BCARRD) Annual In-House Review at Bicol University, Legazpi City on July 19-20, 2007.

Up for presentation by the CSC researchers are the following studies: Yield Performance of Five PSB Rice Cultivars in Panganiban, Catanduanes (N. Tumaque, C. Oliveros and R. Velasco), Morphology and Some Ecological Characterization of Pangi Parartocarpus woodii (N. Santos) and Standardization of Panig Parartocarpus woodii Butter Cake (E. Tugano and N. Santos).

The study on Growth and Yield Performance of Selected PSB Rice Cultivars Under Panganiban, Catanduanes, has been conducted at the experimental lot of Catanduanes State Colleges, Panganiban Campus from October 20, 2006 to March 26, 2007.   

This research aimed to determine the growth and yield responses of selected PSB rice cultivars. It also discovered which of the varieties used will produce the greatest number of tillers and panicles, longest panicles, highest number of spikelets, unfilled spikelets, filled grains per panicles and tallest plants. 

Meanwhile the study on Morphology and Some Ecological Characterization of Pangi Parartocarpus specifically aims to describe the botanical features of pangi, as to leaves, twigs, fruits and seeds, identify areas in Catanduanes where pangi is abundant and characterize some ecological aspects where pangi is abundant.  

On the other hand, the study on Standardization of Pangi Parartocarpus woodii Butter Cake made use of “pangi” fruit flour which grows abundantly in the northern part of Catanduanes. The fruit is a delicacy and indigenous in the place.  

Specifically, the study compared the quality of the different mixtures of butter cakes and acceptability of the various proportions of “pangi” fruit flour at 100% “pangi” fruit flour; 25:75% pangi fruit flour and commercial wheat flour; 50:50% pangi fruit flour and commercial wheat flour and 75:25% pangi fruit flour and commercial wheat flour. (Gerry S. Rubio)

 

July 5, 2007 at 8:46 am

CHED commissions CSC to conduct Graduate Tracer Study

csc-grad-pic.jpgWhat courses are considered most in demand in the job market?  What academic experiences and learning in college that the graduates find very useful in the workplace?

These are just some of the questions that will be answered by the Graduate Tracer Study being headed by the Commission on Higher Education and implemented by various state colleges and universities in the country. 

The Catanduanes State Colleges (CSC) is one of the institutions tasked by CHED to conduct the research.  It is now simultaneously conducting the data gathering and data entry works.

The result of the study, which will track down tertiary graduates from 2001 to 2004, can help Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) like the CSC to be more strategic in developing their curricula as well as on deciding on program offerings, staffing patterns and faculty development. It can also gauge the effectiveness and/or responsiveness of the degree programs which the graduates completed in the particular school, specifically on identifying the cluster of courses/subjects that the graduates found most useful in their workplaces.

In the national policy level, result of the tracer study can be utilized by the Commission to put up an Annual Higher Education Advisory for parents and students.  The advisory will contain information such as most demanded jobs, highest hiring (starting) rate and the types of schools most desired by employees. It will also provide valuable information in terms of budgetary priorities for higher education, particularly state colleges and universities where normative financing is applied.

Other findings that may be generated from the tracer study are: type of graduates who are most employable, academic experiences (competencies learned in college) that the graduates find very useful in the workplace, and personal academic background of graduates that can determine employability.

With this research, CHED would be able to formulate package assistance programs to develop and/or enhance higher education programs that would promote the country’s global competitiveness.

On the other hand, the CSC, through its Research Services, aims to institutionalize the conduct of the tracer study at the CSC level to also achieve the same benefits that can be derived from tracking down employment status of its alumni. The result of the study can contribute, among others, in strengthening policies and guidelines in attaining relevance and responsiveness of CSC’s curricular offerings. (Gerry S. Rubio)

June 1, 2007 at 5:30 am


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July 11, 2007 Researchers Orientation on Copyright Application
July 19-20, 2007 Joint In-House Review (BCARRD-BU, Legazpi City)
July 21, 2007 Lynn's Birthday Party!!!
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