PJS 150 No4 Aug2021

Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 150 No. 4, August 2021


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The University of the Philippines and Economic Inequality in PH
Caesar A. Saloma


Rapid Profiling of Saponin Extracts from Stichopus horrens Sea Cucumbers by Mass Spectrometry
Vicenzo Paolo M. Torreno, Rafael Junnar P. Dumalan, Dessa Camille R. Batoctoy, Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez, and Eizadora T. Yu

Waste Profile and Waste-to-Energy Conversion Potential of Medical, Hazardous Industrial, and Electronic Residual Wastes in Metro Manila, Philippines
Ferdinand Manegdeg, Analiza Rollon, Eduardo Magdaluyo Jr., Florencio Ballesteros Jr., Louernie de Sales-Papa, Eligia Clemente, Emma Macapinlac, Roderaid Ibanez, and Rinlee Butch Cervera

Effect of Patient Education Intervention on Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure of Hypertensive Filipino Patients: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Margarita M. Gutierrez and Rungpetch C. Sakulbumrungsil

Leaf Traits of Calophyllum inophyllum (Calophyllaceae) in Different Locations Suggest Suitability for Planting Outside of Habitat
Ma. Kristina T. Calibo, Crusty E. Tinio, Marilyn S. Combalicer, and Lerma S.J. Maldia

Demand Elasticities of Canned Tuna at Point of Sale of a Large Retail Chain in Southern Philippines: Implications for Sustainability Policy
Miko Mariz C. Castro, Jon Marx P. Sarmiento, and Larry N. Digal

Genetic Diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates from a Rural Community in the Philippines
Jonnel Poblete, Jaime Montoya, Concepcion Ang, Pilarita Rivera, Seiya Kato, Naoto Keicho, Shinji Maeda, Akiko Miyabayashi, Anna Lena Lopez, Josephine Aldaba, Patrick Sylim, Xenia Geraldino, Aida Salonga, and Cindy Ama

Solving Faculty-Course Allocation Problem Using Integer Programming Model
Monica C. Torres, Kyla Kiela S. Villegas, and Maica Krizna A. Gavina

Pricing a Combined Life and Health Insurance with Level Premiums and Varying Benefits
Azra May B. Kabiri, Diane Carmeliza N. Cuaresma, and Jonathan B. Mamplata

Variant rs6596140 of Follistatin-like 4 Gene (FSTL4) May Be Associated with Poor Response to Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARB) among Filipinos
Deborah Ignacia D. Ona, Jose B. Nevado Jr., John Daniel A. Ramos, Elmer Jasper B. Llanes, Jose Donato A. Magno, Felix Eduardo R. Punzalan, Paul Ferdinand M. Reganit, Lourdes Ella G. Santos, Richard Henry P. Tiongco II, Jaime Alfonso M. Aherrera, Lauro L. Abrahan IV, Charlene F. Agustin, Aimee Yvonne Criselle L. Aman, Adrian John P. Bejarin, Eva Maria C. Cutiongco–de la Paz, and Rody G. Sy

Monitoring of Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Mt. Pulag National Park Using Landsat and Sentinel Imageries
Nova D. Doyog, Roscinto Ian C. Lumbres, and Zenaida G. Baoanan

Effects of Drying Temperature on the Amount of Secondary Metabolites and Antioxidant Activity of Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq. Tea Extracts
Narin Taokaenchan, Sakchai Satienperakul, Yuto Ueda, Shuhei Tsutsumi, and Shin Yasuda

Determining Shell Shape Differences in the Horse Mussels Modiolus philippinarum (Hanley, 1843) and Modiolus modulaides (Roding, 1798) by Morphometric Analysis
Kaent Immanuel N. Uba

Effect of Modified Cassava Starch in Reduced-fat Mayonnaise by Correlating Emulsion Stability with Anti-oxidation Reaction Using Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Ronaldo P. Parreño Jr. and Maricar B. Carandang

Detection of Copper, Cadmium, Manganese, Lead, and Zinc Content in Milled Rice Using Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
Nerissa C. Ramos and Rheo B. Lamorena

Measuring Up to the Challenge: Enhancing the Capacity of ARAICoBeH System by Enabling Coral Colony Size Measurement
Patrick Lawrence P. Cadeliña and Aletta T. Yñiguez

Antioxidant, Anti-Obesity, and Lipid-lowering Properties of Philippine Duhat (Syzgium cumini L. Skeel) Freeze-dried Fruit Flesh
Carmela Jhoy G. Mercado, Liezl M. Atienza, Dianne Jane A. Sunico, Jonna Rose C. Maniwang, Roxanne P. Gapasin, Prince Joseph V. Gaban, Katherine Ann T. Castillo-Israel, Rohani Cena-Navarro, and Maria Amelita C. Estacio

Distribution of the Mindanao Spiky-helmed Pygmy Grasshopper Misythus echinatus (Stål, 1877) (Tetrigidae: Cladonotini)
Romeo R. Patano Jr., Alma B. Mohagan, and Victor B. Amoroso

Virulence-associated Gene Profile and Multilocus Sequence Type Analysis of Human and Fomite-derived Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
John Ryan P. Calicaran and Gil M. Penuliar

First Taxonomic Records of Epizoic Freshwater Algae on Golden Apple Snails (Pomacea canaliculata Lamarck) from Rice Paddies in Laguna (Philippines)
Eldrin DLR. Arguelles

Dietary Fiber and Fermentability Characteristics of Different Pili (Canarium ovatum Engl.) Varieties in the Philippines
Cristopher G. Millena, Bernardo A. Altavano, and Rosario S. Sagum