Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 150 No. 3, June 2021
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Editorial for PJS Vol. 150 No. 3 (June 2021 Issue)
Caesar A. Saloma


Assessment of Socioeconomic and Climate Change-related Factors to Meeting Recommended Energy Intake (REI) of Filipino Households
Charmaine A. Duante, Rovea Ernazelle G. Austria, John Michael E. Borigas, and Cecilia S. Acuin

[#02] [20-173]
Multiple-object Tracking Based on Movement Direction Assumption and Potential Re-appearance Position with Object Flow Visualizations
Yun Sup Lee and Joel Ilao

[#03] [20-271]
Early Life Stages of Fishes in Lake Taal, Philippines: Assessment and Implications for Biodiversity Management and Conservation
Ma. Lourdes D. Merilles, Charmane B. Nochete, Benjie D. Tordecilla, and Maria Theresa M. Mutia

[#04] [20-280]
Determination of Carrying Capacity Estimates of Ecotourism Attractions in Quezon Protected Landscape, Philippines
Gerald T. Eduarte, Rogelio T. Andrada, Marco A. Galang, Pastor L. Malabrigo Jr., Cristino L. Tiburan Jr., and Jan Joseph V. Dida

[#05] [20-239]
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) of OGG1 (Ser326Cys) and APE1 (Asp148Glu; –141T/G) Genes and Breast Cancer Risk in Filipino Women
Gladys I. Bathan, Jennelie B. Manaog, Chrisha R. Montemayor, Jeanne Terese T. Cu, Camille Rose V. de Guzman, Mariel V. Capungcol, Teresa T. Sy-Ortin, Maria Cristina R. Ramos, and Pia Marie S. Albano

[#06] [20-235]
Spectroscopic Discrimination and Characterization of Bee Propolis from the Philippines
Paul Lloydson J. Alvarez, Jose Rene L. Micor, Mark Rickard N. Angelia, Tyler K. Brescia, Kevin M. Symczak, and Elmer-Rico E. Mojica

[#07] [20-334]
Genome-wide Association Mapping for the Identification of SNPs Controlling Lateral Root Plasticity in Selected Rice Germplasms in the Philippines
Jonathan M. Niones, Patrick Louie G. Lipio, Antoinette S. Cruz, Maria Corazon J. Cabral, Desiree M. Hautea, Nonawin Lucob-Agustin, and Roel R. Suralta

[#08] [20-130]
Cost Optimization of the Intensified Rabies Control Program in Davao City, Philippines Using Linear Programming
Eliezer O. Diamante, Novelyn J. Herrada, Zython Paul T. Lachica, Giovanna Fae R. Oguis, Pedro A. Alviola IV, and May Anne E. Mata

[#09] [20-219]
Assessment of Genotoxicity and Cytotoxicity of Leached Chemicals from HDPE Plastic Commonly Used by Ambulant Vendors
Hannah G. Babaran, Mary Hazel B. Florita, Lex Aaron I. Garcia, Elliard Roswell S. Yanza, Ana Victoria R. Lloren, and Ralph S. Hipolito

[#10] [20-232]
Evaluation of the Antioxidant and Anti-diabetic Bioactivities of Natural Phenolics from Mango (Mangifera indica Linn) Branches
Arsenia B. Sapin, Rodney H. Perez, Fides Marciana Z. Tambalo, Arra Gaylon, and Maria Katrina N. Alaon

Promotional Strategies to Increase Iron–Folic Acid Supplementation Compliance among Pregnant Women in the Philippines
Eva Felipe-Dimog, Fu-Wen Liang, Catherine Lynn Tipton Silao, and Hsiu-Hung Wang

[#12] [20-241]
In Vitro Egg Release and Fertilization of Sargassum polycystum (C.Agardh, 1824) in Response to Different Environmental Conditions
Maria Lyn M. Magcanta, Lovella R. Calala, Frederick B. Cabactulan, Venus E. Leopardas, Hernando P. Bacosa, and Wilfredo H. Uy

[#13] [20-192]
Carbon Dioxide Emission and the Macroeconomy: Evidence from the ASEAN Region
Mari Joy M. Buenavista and Rosalina Palanca-Tan

[#14] [20-260]
Diversity of Bacteria in Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Canopy and Understory of Selected Trees at Mount Makiling Forest Reserve, Laguna, Philippines
Michael P. Gatpatan, Mia Beatriz C. Amoranto, Alfredo Jose C. Ballesteros, Noel G. Sabino, Jocelyn T. Zarate, Ma. Anita M. Bautista, and Lucille C. Villegas

[#15] [21-006]
S&T Intervention Strategy on Complementary Feeding to Improve the Nutritional Status of Young Children in Two "Yolanda" Disasters Areas in the Philippines: Evidences from the Grounds
E Rongavilla, J Dorado, G Caraig, R Viajar, G Azana, E Ferrer, D Domiquel, J Ygana, and M Capanzana

[#16] [21-010]
Dietary Zinc Intake and the Underlying Factors of Serum Zinc Deficiency among Preschool Children in the Philippines
Eva A. Goyena, Ma. Lynell V. Maniego, Apple Joy D. Ducay, Ma. Cristina A. Musa, and Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa

[#17] [20-289]
Colonization and Various Parameters Affecting Egg Hatch and Development of the Old Balara Strain (Philippines), Aedes aegypti
Glenda B. Obra and Abigaile Mia V. Javier-Hila

[#18] [21-004]
Molecular and Morphological Identifications of Anisakis Dujardin, 1845 (Nematoda: Anisakidae) from a Rare Deraniyagala's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon hotaula Deraniyagala, 1963) and Blainville's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris Blainville, 1817) Stranded Off Southern Philippines
KM Quiazon, M Santos, D Blatchley, R Aguila, and T Yoshinaga

[#19] [20-272]
Genetic Diversity of Philippine Carabao (Bubalus bubalis) Using Mitochondrial DNA D-loop Variation: Implications to Conservation and Management
L Villamor, Y Takahashi, K Nomura, and T Amano

[#20] [20-288]
Grass/Soil Concentration Ratios for Natural 226Ra, 232Th, and 40K in Vetiveria zizanioides (Vetiver Grass) in Thailand
Chittranuch Chantarot, Harinate Mungpayaban, and Kiadtisak Saenboonruang

[#21[20-242[RESEARCH NOTE]
Thrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) Species Infesting Garlic (Batanes Red) in Selected Farms in Batanes, Philippines
C Reyes and M Copuyoc

Response Surface Methodology Guided Optimization of the Extraction of Natural Phenolics from Mango (Mangifera indica Linn) Leaves
A Sapin, MK Alaon, FM Tambalo, R Perez, and A Gaylon

Genetic Diversity Assessment of Philippine Germplasm Collections of Yautia [Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott] Using Morpho-agronomic Traits
ML Villavicencio, RM Ignacio, JM Mateo, H de Chavez, JN Garcia, and V Villancio

Crowd Estimation of the Black Nazarene Procession in Manila, Philippines
DJ Diamante, A Fillone, AE Ruiz, RE Apad, and JPAC Ferrer

Influence of Nisin and Lysozyme on the Shelf Life of Hot-smoked Rainbow Trout Fillets (Oncorhynchus mykiss) during Storage at 4 °C
B Fıçıcılar and H Gençcelep

Rubiaceae Flora of Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, Isabela, Luzon, Philippines: Species Richness, Distribution, and Conservation Status
R Biag and GJ Alejandro

Physicochemical, Nutritional Composition, Cooking, and Functional Properties of Newly Introduced Low Land Rice Varieties Grown in Ethiopia
AA Abera, E Tadesse, BB Abera, and N Satheesh

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Serum Biochemical Profile of Captive-bred Philippine Crocodiles (Crocodylus mindorensis Schmidt, 1935) Sub-adults
J Ragaza, S Velasquez, MS Asuncion, EM Torres, R Manalo, and H Freitag

[#29[20-343[RESEARCH NOTE]
Citizen Science Reveals the Severity of the 2020 Mass Coral Bleaching in One Town
W Licuanan and PZ Mordeno

Immobilization of Phycocyanin in a Rice Hull Nanosilica/Calcium-Alginate Bead System for Cadmium Ion Remediation
KV Sinad, M Peralta, V Sabularse, and M Lacsamana

Evaluation of Putative Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Markers Associated with Waterlogging Tolerance in Maize (Zea mays L.)
K Hate and ET Ocampo

Place of Food Safety Education in the Philippine K to 12 Curriculum
M Limon, C Chua, and A Gabriel

Physicochemical Properties and Antimicrobial Activity of Acetylated Chicory Fructooligosaccharides
NTR Petkova, R Arabadzhiva, Y Tumbarski, M Todorova, I Hambarlyiska, I Ivanov, S Ibryamova, and T Ignatova-Ivanova

Assessment of Filipino Higher Education Students' Readiness for e-Learning During a Pandemic: A Rasch Technique Application
JR Reyes, JD Grajo, L Comia, NSD Talento, LP Ebal, and JJ Mendoza

Investigation on Criticality and Burnup Performance of Pebble Bed Reactor with Thorium-based Nuclear Fuel
Zuhair, RAP Dwijayanto, Suwoto, and Z Su'ud

Awareness and Knowledge on Forest Certification in the Philippines: Foresters' Perspectives
N Tolentino, P Dolom, A Palacpac, MC Casin, L Bugayong, MM Villaneva, HL Capinpin, J Nicmic, and L Donoso

Integrated Weed Estimation and Pest Damage Detection in Solanum melongena Plantation via UAV-implemented Vision-based Proximal Sensing
AL de Ocampo and E Dadios

Population Dynamics of the Comb Pen Shell Atrina pectinata (Linnaeus, 1767) (Mollusca, Bivalvia: Pinnidae) Collected by Diving from Shallow Areas of the Southwest Visayan Sea, Northeastern Panay Island, Philippines
A del Norte-Campos, S Lapara, and KA Sanchez

Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate as Reinforcement Additive of Asphalt Mixture for Pavement Application
K Marquez, CV Arizala, V Soriano, JM Barron, AE Florece, JH Caday, JA Calibo, MJ Aguila, R Razal, and V Migo

Formulating 3-chloropropyltriethoxysilane Modified Silica Nanoparticle Sprays as Hydrophobic Transparent Coatings onto Cotton Textiles
MC Mendoza and G Yu