PJS v147 3

Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 147 No. 3, September 2018


About the Cover

Editorial: Journal Status Report 2018
Caesar A. Saloma

News Update: Reaching Out to the Wider Public
David Matthew C. Gopilan


Physico-chemical Characteristics of Wastewater from a Ball Mill Facility in Small-Scale Gold Mining Area of Paracale, Camarines Norte, Philippines
Jessie O. Samaniego and Maria Antonia N. Tanchuling

New record of Thalassina spinosa (Crustacea: Decapoda: Gebiidea: Thalassinidae) from the Philippines
Agatha Maxine B. Bedi and Jurgenne H. Primavera

Temperature- and pH-Dependent Drug Release of Block Copolymers of Methacrylic Acid and Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Methyl Ether Methacrylates
Eduardo C. Atayde Jr., Reynaldo Carlos K. Montalbo, and Susan D. Arco

Marikina Flood Hazard Models Using Historical Data of Water Level
Elvira P. de Lara-Tuprio, Evangeline P. Bautista, Reginaldo M. Marcelo, Ramil T. Bataller, Divino Angelo B. Esteban, and Yvanne Paolo B. Yutuc

Detected Communities and Structure in the NGO Co-funding Networks of PDAF Releases from 2007-2009
Gabriel Dominik Sison, Pamela Anne Pasion, and Giovanni Alarkon Tapang

Zoogeographic Significance of Caraballo Mountain Range, Luzon Island, Philippines With Focus on the Biogeography of Luzon’s Herpetofauna
Paul Henric P. Gojo Cruz and Leticia E. Afuang

Isolation and Screening of Yeast Isolates Indigenous Palm Wine for Ethanol Production
Ukponobong E. Antia, Otobong D. Akan, Nsikak U. Stephen, Cheryl K. Eno-Ibanga, and Nseobong G. Akpan

Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Wheat (Triticum aestivum) and Selected Local Flours. in the Philippines
Juma Novie A. Alviola and Viena G. Monterde

Review of Biopharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals from Rice Grain: Exploiting the Endosperm, Germ and Bran for High-value Innovation Rice By-products
Amor A. San Juan

Assembly Program Optimization Through Loop Unrolling for Vectorization with an Analysis Metric Using Instructions Performed and Instruction Latency
Jonathan Paul Cempron, Chudrack Shalym Salinas, and Roger Luis Uy

Shallow-water Sea Cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in Sarangani Bay, Mindanao, Philippines with Notes on Their Relative Abundance
Kier Mitchel E. Pitogo, Jennelyn P. Sumin, and Ariel T. Ortiz

Flood Susceptibility Assessment of Mt. Makiling, Philippines Using Two-Dimensional Meteorological and Hydrological Modelling
Richard L. Ybañez, Bernard Alan B. Racoma, Audrei Anne B. Ybañez, and Maria Ines Rosana D. Balangue-Tarriela

Gene Expression Analysis of Swine Leukocyte Antigen (SLA-1 and SLA-2) Involved in Porcine Pre-Weaning and Post-Weaning Diarrhea in Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Mary Rose D. Uy, Gemerlyn G. Garcia, Jeffrey P. Aquino, Joan F. Sampang, Reginaldo V. Abuyuan, and Claro N. Mingala

Obesity-related Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms FTO and GHSR Genes and the Postprandial Feeling of Fullness in Filipino Adults
Jacus S. Nacis, Ma. Julia Golloso-Gubat, Vanessa Joy A. Timoteo, Edward Vincent J. Magtibay, Mildred A. Udarbe, and Noelle Lyn C. Santos

Association of Household Food Security Status with Mother/Caregiver-Child Pair’s Nutritional Status Using HFIAS and FCS
Celina Ann J. Navarro, Glen Melvin P. Gironella, and Ma. Socorro E. Ignacio

Behavioral Risk Factors for NCDs among School Children in the National Capital Region (NCR), Philippines
Ma. Socorro Endrina-Ignacio

Insecticidal Activity of Crude Ethanolic Extracts of Five Philippine Plants against Cabbage Worm, Crocidolomia pavonana Fabricius (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)
Abigaile Mia V. Javier, Virginia R. Ocampo, Flor A. Ceballo, and Pio A. Javier

Awareness of and Adherence to the Food Based Dietary Guidelines Among Household Meal Planners in the Philippines
Marilou M. Lopez-Madrid, Cecilia Cristina S. Acuin, Consuelo L. Orense, Charmaine A. Duante, Robby Carlo A. Tan, and Mario V. Capanzana

Interaction Between Plasma and Tungsten Carbide Thin Films Coated on Stainless Steel as Tokamak Reactor First Wall
Azadeh Jafari, Vahid Fayaz, Sakineh Meshkani, and S. Ali Asghar Terohid

Antimicrobial Property of Sodium Alginate/TiO2 Nanocomposite Film
Erwin Oliver V. Fundador, Jessa Mae A. Villanueva, Noreen Grace V. Fundador, and Aleyla E. de Cadiz