PJS 151 No5 06

Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 151 No. 5, October 2022



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Risk Profiling of Beta-agonists in the Consumption of Pork by the Filipino Consuming Population
Abigail S. Rustia, Mariel Adie P. Tan, Francis Philip S. Magtibay, Karina Angela D. Bautista, Deon Mahoney, Erniel B. Barrios, Casiana Blanca J. Villarino, January M. Nones, Danica Angeline P. Dimaya, Jasmin A. Loria, and Mario V. Capanzana

Risk Profiling of Aflatoxin in Peanut (𝘈𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘺𝘱𝘰𝘨𝘢𝘦𝘢 L.) to the Filipino Consuming Population
Abigail S. Rustia, Christine Bernadette D.G. Mariano, Karina Angela D. Bautista, Deon Mahoney, Erniel B. Barrios, Casiana Blanca J. Villarino, Mark R. Limon, and Mario V. Capanzana

Phytochemical Analysis and Antibacterial Potential of 𝘛𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘯-𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘯 (𝘈𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘢 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘢 Raf.) Fruit Extract against 𝘌. 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘪 BIOTECH 1634
Christine Ann S. Tila, Lotis E. Mopera, Aimee Sheree A. Barrion, and Katherine Ann C. Israel

Development of a Water Kefir Beverage Made from Jackfruit Processing By-product and Its Potential Probiotic Property
Anne Gellie P. Pablo and Lynette C. Cimafranca

Comparative Study on Determination of Selected Rare Earth Elements (REE) in Ion Adsorption Clays Using Handheld LIBS and ICP-MS
Cris Reven L. Gibaga, Mariel O. Montano, Jessie O. Samaniego, Alexandria M. Tanciongco, and Rico Neil M. Quierrez

Occurrence and Distribution of Philippine Warty Pig (𝘚𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴 Nehring, 1886) in Mt. Banahaw de Tayabas, Luzon Island, Philippines
Al John C. Cabanas, Anna Pauline O. de Guia, Renato S.A. Vega, and Judeline C. Dimalibot

Fiber Morphology and Extractive Content of 𝘈𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢 𝘤𝘶𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘢 (Decne.) Ridl. Wood from Davao Oriental, Philippines
Jayric F. Villareal, Willie P. Abasolo, Rosalie C. Mendoza, and Lerma S.J. Maldia

Genetic Diversity of Philippine Native Pigs (𝘚𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘢 L.) from Quezon and Marinduque Based on Morphological and Microsatellite Markers
Dan Joseph C. Logronio, Rick Julius D. Cruz, Genevieve Mae B. Aquino-Ang, Renato S.A. Vega, Ma. Carmina C. Manuel, Celia B. de la Viña, Elpidio Basilio Jr., Yu Ten Ju, and Rita P. Laude

Microwave-promoted Synthesis and Optoelectronic Properties of Ethoxycarbonyl-substituted Coumarin and Benzo[f]coumarin
Shinje Miñoza, Joshua Andrew P. Nillama, and Evelyn C. Creencia

Checklist of Reported Macrofungi in the Philippines
James Kennard S. Jacob, Excelsis S. Romorosa, Eldrin DLR. Arguelles, and Jaycee Augusto G. Paguirigan

𝘐𝘯 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘰 Screening of Schistosome Membrane Proteins as Candidate Diagnostic Antigens for Asian Schistosomiasis
Patricia A. Pineda, Regeena Janine S. Lim, Pocholo Miguel V. Ilao, and Jose Ma. M. Angeles

Seed Germination and Seedling Physiological Characteristics of 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘴 K.M. Lui 𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘭. (Brassicaceae) under Cadmium Stress
Yafen Han, Victor B. Amoroso, and Qi Li

Utilization Potential of 10 Forest Woody Vines Grown in the Quezon Protected Landscape (QPL), Quezon, Philippines: Physical and Mechanical Properties
Elvina O. Bondad, Marina A. Alipon, Oliver S. Marasigan, and Shereyl A. Daguinod

Macro Land Snail Diversity and Community Assemblage in Selected Forest Fragments of Leyte Island, Philippines
Fretzeljane O. Pogado, Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla, Keshia N. Tingson, and Emmanuel Ryan C. de Chavez

Molecular Characterization and Antimicrobial Resistance Profiling of 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘢 spp. from Onion Leaves Collected from Wet Markets in Metro Manila, Philippines
Glaezel Angelique T. Barredo, Gil M. Penuliar, and Maria Auxilia T. Siringan

Density, Orientation, and Distribution of Foliar Trichomes in Selected Philippine Traditional Rice Varieties with Resistance to 𝘚𝘤𝘪𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘨𝘢 spp.
Jerick A. Viz and Imeldalyn G. Pacada

New Name for a Species of 𝘊𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘶𝘮 (Lauraceae) from the Philippines
I.M. Turner

Competition between Rice and Weedy Rice under Different Water Regimes
Roel R. Suralta, Benjamin II D.V. Montero, John Marc V. Paner, Teresa Yvonne O. Santiago, Marielle G. Urbano, Maria Corazon J. Cabral, Dindo King T. Donayre, Florenz T. Asinas, Jennifer C. Mojica, Edwin C. Martin, and Jonathan M. Niones

Recreation Valuation of Caving Using Travel Cost Method in Capisaan Cave System, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
Jayson Q. Caranza and Margaret M. Calderon

Screening 𝘙𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘢 and 𝘚𝘢𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘢 Metabolites Using a Bioinformatics Approach to Assess Their Potential as Drugs
Adhityo Wicaksono, Reza Raihandhany, Tresa Variyani Zen, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Aggy Agatha, Ghea Putri Cristy, Arfan Tri Kusuma Ramadhan, and Arli Aditya Parikesit

Isolation and Characterization of 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘴 spp. and the Unintended Discovery of Non-Staphylococcal Strains Associated with Bovine Mastitis in Region IV-A, Philippines
Rodney H. Perez and Amily E. Ancuelo

𝘊𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘢 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘮𝘢 of West Java (Indonesia) Based on Morphological and Molecular Identification
Rudy Hermawan, Ivan Permana Putra, and Mega Putri Amelya

Developing Sustainability Performance Indicators for Community-based Tourism in Caramoan, Camarines Sur and Jovellar, Albay, Philippines
Frechie Belle Otivar Lo and Antonino F. Alejandro

Understanding Rabies Transmission Dynamics and Control in the Three Administrative Districts of Davao City Using a Modified SEIV Model
El Veena Grace A. Rosero, Xyza Mae F. Arandela, Dejell Anne M. Satur, Zython Paul T. Lachica, Arlene Lagare, Ma. Noreen J. Eng, Gloria N. Marquez, Maria Corazon B. Sepulveda, Giovanna Fae R. Oguis, Eliezer O. Diamante, and May Anne E. Mata

Drivers and Barriers of Whole Grain Consumption in the Philippines: 2019 Expanded National Nutrition Survey
Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Josie Platon-Desnacido, Apple Joy D. Ducay, Charmaine A. Duante, and Kit Phanvijhitsiri

Genetic Basis of Pathogen Establishment and Fungicide Resistance of Phylogenetically Related Pseudocercospora spp. through Comparative Genomics
Katrina Mae B. Balaga, Jessica D. Rey, and Leilani S. Dacones

Preliminary Assessment of Anomalously High Background Radioactivity in Makinit Hot Spring, El Nido, Philippines
Alexandria M. Tanciongco, Jessie O. Samaniego, Cris Reven L. Gibaga, Rico Neil M. Quierrez and Mariel O. Montano

Marine Heatwaves and Their Impacts: Research Perspectives in the Philippines
Brisneve Edullantes, Brenna Mei M. Concolis, Raven Quilestino-Olario, Dale Patrick D. Atup, Aiza Cortes, and Aletta T. Yñiguez

NBP 2.0: Updated Next Bar Predictor, an Improved Algorithmic Music Generator
Belinda M. Dungan and Proceso L. Fernandez

Assessment of Molecular Diversity and Heterozygosity in Corn (Zea mays L.) Inbred Lines using Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) Markers
Aira Janella L. Elec, Rovel Emman G. Austria, John Albert P. Lachica, and Eureka Teresa M. Ocampo

Pteridophyte Diversity in the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP), Samar Island, Philippines
Marjorie D. delos Angeles, Inocencio E. Buot Jr., Liu Hongmei, and Harald Schneider

Diversity of Bird Species in Select Urban Green Spaces of Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
John Paul M. Banzon, Benito Anthony Pingoy, Virgilio de la Rosa, Maria Catherine B. Otero, Treaseur B. Susulan, Marian Dara T. Tagoon, Elsa May Delima-Baron, and Jayson C. Ibanez

Bioprospecting of Philippine Plants from Northern Samar with Butyrylcholinesterase-selective Inhibitory Activity
Rosemarie Elloisa P. Acero, Camille Ann F. Sapico, Karina Milagros R. Cui-Lim, and Evangeline C. Amor

Estimating Sediment Export and Retention Capacity of Existing Land Cover in Balanac and Sta. Cruz Watersheds, Philippines Using InVEST-SDR Model
J. Carl Ureta, Gemmalyn M. Trespalacio, Nico Jayson C. Anastacio, Annadel F. Sapugay, and Joan U. Ureta

Sparse Spatial Autoregressive and Spatio-temporal Models for COVID-19 Incidence in the Philippines
Shirlee R. Ocampo and Erniel B. Barrios

Optimization Model of Supply Chain Network Design for Small-scale Banana Flour Production Using Deterministic and Metaheuristic Approach
Giovanna Fae R. Oguis, Kim Dianne B. Ligue, May Anne E. Mata, Ritchie Mae T. Gamot, Yllyssa C. Fordan, Mariah Dora G. Rallos, and Larry N. Digal

Biology of Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Selected Weed Species Associated with Corn in North Cotabato
Anthony S. Agravante, Karen B. Alviar, Analiza Henedina A. Ramirez, and Sheryl A. Yap

Ovitrap Monitoring of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in Two Selected Sites in Quezon City, Philippines
Glenda B. Obra, Eleanor A. Rebua, Abigaile Mia J. Hila, Sotero S. Resilva, Rosemary S. Lees, and Wadaka Mamai

Soil Quality Index for the Two Agricultural Sites along the Naboc River in Davao de Oro, Philippines Contaminated with Mercury
Royette C. Posadas, Alvin Angelo A. Salting, Reylan Dave A. Evangelista, Rodrigo M. Real Jr., Lyrae A. Casidsid, and Eduardo O. Sagarino

Phylogenetic Study of Philippine Native Pigs (Sus scrofa L.) from Ifugao and Kalinga Based on Mitochondrial DNA D-loop Analysis
Elpidio B. Basilio Jr., Rick Julius D. Cruz, Renato S.A. Vega, Ma. Genaleen Q. Diaz, Merlyn S. Mendioro, Genevieve Mae B. Aquino-Ang, Kuan-Yi Li, Yu-Ten Ju, and Rita P. Laude