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PJS 150 No5 Oct 2021

Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 150 No. 5, October 2021
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[EDITORIAL]
Editorial for PJS Vol. 150 No. 5 (October 2021 Issue)
Caesar A. Saloma

REGULAR ARTICLES

Knowledge and Practices in the Utilization of Banana (Musa sp.) Leaf as Food Contact Material in the Metropolitan Manila Foodservice Industry
Myrna Benita Z. Luna and Jessa May Q. Recote

Validation of a Customized Local Traffic Simulator (LocalSim)
Mel Francis S. Eden, Jebus Edrei C. Taguiam, and Hilario Sean O. Palmiano

School-based Information and Education Campaign (IEC) Program and Knowledge Gain of Student Participants on Rabies in a Private School in Davao City, Philippines
Zython Paul T. Lachica, Joanna Danielle G. Ang, Pam Danica L. Dy, Cheszka Ysabelle T. Arrieta, Angeline R. Ong, May Anne E. Mata, and Pedro A. Alviola IV

Growth, Survival, and Behavior of Early Juvenile Sandfish Holothuria scabra (Jaeger, 1883) in Response to Feed Types and Salinity Levels under Laboratory Conditions
Maria Lyn M. Magcanta, Marnelle B. Sornito, Anabelle Dece A. Espadero, Hernando P. Bacosa, and Wilfredo H. Uy

Biochemical Properties of Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Lipase
Lalu Rudyat T. Savalas, Sirodjudin Sirodjudin, Erin R. Gunawan, Ro’yal Aini, Dedy Suhendra, Nurul H. Basri, Jannatin ’Ardhuha, and Baiq Nila S. Ningsih

Molecular Docking and Dynamics Simulations Study of Selected Phytoconstituents of "Pangi" (Pangium edule) Leaf as Anti-SARS-CoV-2
Illah Sailah, Sefren Geiner Tumilaar, Lady Theresia Lombogia, Ismail Celik, and Trina Ekawati Tallei

Fabrication and Characterization of Electrospun Copper Oxide-Cellulose Acetate Microfiber Composite
Jokervin A. Herrera, Jeanette O. Grande, Veronica P. Migo, Rhebner E. Arocena, and Ronniel D. Manalo

Income and Happiness: A Philippine Context
Rosalina Palanca-Tan

Swift Automated System for Distinguishing Blue-White Colonies Post Bacterial Transformation on Agar Plates Using Computer Vision Techniques
Abhishek S. Rao, Louella Concepta Goveas, and Sneha Nayak

Effect of Environmental Factors on the Degradation of Organic Dyes by Electro-Fenton Using Carbon Felt Cathode
Nguyen Trung Dung, Le Thuy Duong, Nguyen Thi Hoa, and Nguyen Nhat Huy

Updating of the Philippine Food Exchange Lists for Meal Planning
Consuelo L. Orense, Marilou L. Madrid, Noelle Lyn C. Santos, Hazel T. Lat, and David Kenneth C. Mendoza

Philippine Medicinal Plants with Potential Immunomodulatory and Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Activities
Fabian M. Dayrit, Armando M. Guidote Jr., Nina G. Gloriani, Sheriah Laine M. de Paz-Silava, Irene M. Villaseñor, Rene Angelo S. Macahig, Mario A. Tan, John Ross N. Chua, and Isidro C. Sia

Investigation of Gamma-ray Shielding Features of Several Clay Materials Using the EPICS2017 Library
Mon Bryan Z. Gili and Frederick C. Hila

Prograding Shoreline, Emerging Gravel Bars, and Mangrove Recolonization in 40 Years on a Mixed Combined Siliciclastic-Carbonate Coast in Southwestern Luzon, Philippines
Janneli Lea A. Soria, Ma. Angelique A. Doctor, Riovie D. Ramos, and Fernando P. Siringan

Factors Relating to Career Track Choice of Senior High School Students
Allen L. Nazareno, Marie Joy F. Lopez-Relente, Geleena A. Gestiada, Marisol P. Martinez, Mark Lexter D. de Lara, and Ranzivelle Marianne Roxas-Villanueva

Physiological Aspects of Cordillera Weaving in the Philippines
Jennifer G. Inovero, Analyn Salvador-Amores, and Jeffrey C. Pagaduan

Halal-HACCP Food Safety Competency Development for the 2019 SEA Games
Maria Patricia V. Azanza and Hannah P. Madriaga

rs17465637 Variant of MIA3 May Be Associated with Coronary Artery Disease among Filipinos
Aimee Yvonne Criselle L. Aman, Rody G. Sy, Jose B. Nevado Jr., Adrian John P. Bejarin, Paul Ferdinand M. Reganit, Richard Henry P. Tiongco II, Elmer Jasper B. Llanes, Jose Donato A. Magno, Deborah Ignacia D. Ona, Felix Eduardo R. Punzalan, Lourdes Ella G. Santos, Jaime Alfonso M. Aherrera, Lauro L. Abrahan IV, Charlene F. Agustin, and Eva Maria C. Cutiongco–de la Paz

Development, Validation, and Application of a Three-way Cleanup Method for GC/MS Measurement of PCBs in Stranded Cetaceans in Philippine Waters
Jonah L. Bondoc, Lemnuel V. Aragones, and Charita S. Kwan

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Floral Nectar Characterization and Gene Expression Analysis of Sucrose Hydrolyzing Gene HaCWINV2
John Dave C. Aquino, Xyrelle P. Juan, and Paula Blanca V. Gaban

Rooting Induction of an Adult Pterocarpus indicus Willd. Using Stem Cuttings Derived from Stump Epicormic Shoots
Albert A. Piñon, Tomas D. Reyes Jr., Wilfredo M. Carandang, and Vida Q. Carandang

Rasch Analysis of the University Student Depression Inventory (USDI) Using the Polytomous Partial Credit Model
Sherwin E. Balbuena, Dalisay S. Maligalig, and Maria Ana T. Quimbo

[RESEARCH NOTE]
First Evidence of Marine Litter Associated with COVID-19 in Davao Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines
Neil Angelo S. Abreo and Vladimer Kobayashi

Kandelia candel (L.) Druce, A True Native Species in the Philippines
Pastor L. Malabrigo Jr., Gerald T. Eduarte, Laarni D. Malabrigo, and Ericson E. Coracero

Negative Probability Current in a Freely Falling Quantum Particle
Anthony Allan D. Villanueva

Tetrastigma leucostaphylum (Dennst.) Alston ex Mabb. Partial Wedge Sampling, a New, Less-invasive Solution for Stem-borne versus Root-borne Rafflesia Identification
Sofi Mursidawati, Adhityo Wicaksono, and Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Canine Rabies and the Rabies Control Program in Davao City, Southern Philippines, 2005–2017
Kenneth P. Montajes, Arlene Lagare, Ma. Noreen Eng, Gloria Marquez, Pedro A. Alviola IV, and Lyre Anni E. Murao

Impact of Subsidies on Competition in the Philippine Agricultural and Manufacturing Sectors
Emmanuel DC. Barnedo and Arlene B. Inocencio

Towards a Robust Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization Platform at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB): The Case of DOST-PCAARRD-funded Research Projects
Emil John C. Cabrera, Glenn N. Baticados, Michael Viccil B. Junsay, Jalyza Mae Jalbuena, Aldrex L. Aviso, and Daniel Dave Batayo

New Records of Scarab Insect Pests of Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) in the Philippines
Orlando A. Calcetas, Joel L. Adorada, Jessamyn R. Adorada, Barbara L. Caoili, Avelita M. Rosales, and Eda F. Dimapilis

Structural Analysis of Spike Protein Mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 P.3 Variant
Neil Andrew D. Bascos, Denise Mirano-Bascos, Kim Ivan A. Abesamis, Camille Anne S. Bagoyo, Owen Tito O. Mallapre, and Cynthia P. Saloma

Efficiency of the Respiratory Training Prototype for Application in Hemodialysis Patients: A Preliminary Study
Kornanong Yuenyongchaiwat, Chusak Thanawattano, Chatchai Buekban, Noppawan Charususin, Karan Pongpanit, Somrudee Hanmanop, Phuwarin Namdang, and Opas Traitanon

Limnology of Lake Wood: An Ancestral Lake of the Subanen Tribe
Marjohn Y. Baludo, Rey Donne S. Papa, and Francis S. Magbanua

Biological Activity and Chemical Profiling of Terrestrial and Freshwater Cyanobacteria from the Philippines
Jeremiah D. Batucan, Shalice R. Susana, Michelle Marie T. Ochoa, and Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes

Agro-morphological Characterization and Fatty Acid Composition Analysis of Selected Sunflower Accessions
Christine Joy S. Manalili, Erick Allain C. Flores, Paula Blanca V. Gaban, and John Dave C. Aquino

Technology Integration Traditions, Transitions and Best Practices in Philippine Higher STEAM Education
Marie Paz E. Morales, Ruel A. Avilla, Benilda R. Butron, Thaddeus Owen D. Ayuste, Dennis B. Masangcay, and Roselle A. Laureano

Amphibians and Reptiles in Mount Busa, Sarangani Province: A Glimpse of the Herpetological Community of Southern Mindanao, Philippines
Kier Mitchel E. Pitogo, Aljohn Jay L. Saavedra, and Leticia E. Afuang

Anatomical Properties and Utilization of 3-, 5-, and 7-yr-old Falcata [Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J. W. Grimes] from Caraga Region, Mindanao, Philippines
Marina A. Alipon, Elvina O. Bondad, Dennis M. Gilbero, Juanito P. Jimenez, Emmanuel P. Domingo, and Oliver S. Marasigan

DNA Barcoding of Six Ethnomedicinal and Economically Important Pandanus Parkinson (Pandanaceae) in the Philippines
Propa Joy R. Santor, Jorge Anton D. Ordas, Jay Edneil C. Olivar, Porferio S. Bangcaya, Maribel G. Nonato, and Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro

Corn-cob Biochar Characterization and Application Effects to Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) Evolution in Acid Soil Added with Different Types of Fertilizers
Arsenio D. Bulfa Jr., Gina Villegas-Pangga, and Jose Edwin C. Cubelo