PJS Vol 151 No 1

Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 151 No. 1, February 2022



About the Cover

Dr. Fortunato B. Sevilla III Joins PJS Editorial Board
David Matthew C. Gopilan


Heating Effects in the Structure of Non-metamict Allanite-(La) from Palawan, Philippines
Cheri Anne M. Dingle, Julius Federico M. Jecong, Ryan U. Olivares, Mon Bryan Z. Gili, Girlie Eunice P. Lopez, Magdaleno R. Vasquez Jr., and Vallerie Ann I. Samson

Association of Sex and Zinc Deficiency with Glucose 6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Filipino Children
Marilou G. Nicolas, Lia Margret Javier, Richard Ron R. Litan, Alex Gonzaga, and Jervee M. Punzalan

Allele-specific Differences of FTO and MC4R Genes in the Energy and Nutrient Intakes and Eating Behavior of Filipino Adolescents in Selected Areas in Metro Manila, Philippines
Jacus S. Nacis, Mildred A. Udarbe, Maria Julia Golloso-Gubat, Edward Vincent J. Magtibay, Rod Erick L. Agarrado, Angelique Q. Tongco, and Maria Cristina P. Tañada

In Silico Triple Targeting of SARS-CoV-2 3CLᵖʳᵒ, PLᵖʳᵒ, and RdRp by Philippine Antitubercular Natural Products Libraries
Jeremiah Gabriel G. Africa, Hans Christian P. Arturo, Lorie Jean M. Bernardo, James Kyle Anthony R. Ching, Olivia Casandra E. de la Cruz, Jenina Beatriz E. Hernandez, Ryan Joseph Y. Magsipoc, Cale Twaine C. Sales, Jay Carl M. Agbay, Gabriel Luis L. Neri, Mark Tristan J. Quimque, and Allan Patrick G. Macabeo

Diversity Assessment in the In Vitro Conservation Response of Philippine Yam (Dioscorea Species) Accessions
Olivia P. Damasco, Visitacion C. Huelgas, Jaclyn Nicole R. Uy, Michelle Lyka Valle Descalsota, and Jonathan C. Descalsota

Risk Profiling of Fumonisin in Corn (Zea mays) to the Filipino Consuming Population
Abigail S. Rustia, Danisha Niña S. Guiriba, Karina Angela D. Bautista, Deon Mahoney, Erniel B. Barrios, Casiana Blanca J. Villarino, and Mario V. Capanzana

Optimization and Functional Properties of a Protease from a Fish Gut Isolate Pseudomonas sp. PD14 Grown on Fish Processing Wastes Substrate
Cindy D. Armada and Rhoda Mae C. Simora

In Silico Physical Mapping of Resistance and Resistance-associated Genes in the Sʜ3 Region of the Coffea canephora Genome
Terrence Ferdinand S. Nagaño, Nick Rainier S. Santos, Daisy May C. Santos, and Ernelea P. Cao

Using CITES Appendix III to Protect Native Species Found in International Trade: the Case of the Philippines
Sarah Heinrich, Chris R. Shepherd, and Emerson Y. Sy

Fatty Acid Composition and Nutritional Indices/Ratios of Colostrum and Milk from Murrah and "Murrah x Carabao" Crossbred Buffaloes
Orville L. Bondoc and Ana Rose Ramos

Predation on a Parachute Gecko Gekko sp. by Long-tailed Macaques Macaca fascicularis (Raffles, 1821) in Mt. Apo Natural Park, Philippines
Lief Erikson D. Gamalo, Brian T. Sabanal, and Jay T. Torrefiel

Domestication of "Deguai" (Saurauia bontocensis Merr.) at La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines
John G. Tacloy, Conrado C. Bao-idang, Sano L. Ngiwas, Marjie B. Esteban, and Milbrenne D. Yabes

In Silico Evaluation of Antidiabetic Activity and ADMET Prediction of Compounds from Musa acuminata Colla Peel
Xenia Elika N. Bucao and Judilynn N. Solidum

Paper-based Device for the Detection and Quantification of Total Polyphenols in Plant-based Beverages for Potential Use in Quality Assurance Purposes
Riann Martin O. Sarza, Casiana Blanca J. Villarino, and Cynthia Grace C. Gregorio

Rhipsalis baccifera (J.S.Muell) Stearn, an Epiphytic Cactus of Bandung City, Indonesia: the Field Examination on the Biological Features and Host Distribution
Reza Raihandhany and Adhityo Wicaksono

Seroprevalence of Leptospira and Description of Work-related Practices and Characteristics among Sewer Workers Servicing Selected Cities in the West Zone of Metro Manila, Philippines
Renard M. Jamora, Sharon Yvette Angelina M. Villanueva, and Nina G. Gloriani

New Record of Ophioderma redactophylla (Ophioglossaceae) in the Philippines and New Insights to its Morphology
Fulgent P. Coritico, Yvonne Love L. Cariño, Maria Melanie M. Guiang, and Victor B. Amoroso

Phytochemical Mining of Potential SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease Inhibitors from Blumea balsamifera (L.) DC.
Ruel Cayona and Evelyn Creencia

Survival and Growth Performance of Planted Kandelia candel (L.) Druce Stand in the Philippines
Pastor L. Malabrigo Jr. and Bonifacio O. Pasion

Molecular Characterization and Polymorphism of Inhibin (INHβA) Gene in Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) Bulls
Sanny C. Babera, Mary Rose D. Uy, Gabriel Alexis S.P. Tubalinal, Felomino V. Mamuad, and Claro N. Mingala

Philippine Seven Tropical Maar Lakes are Ideal Habitats for the Invasive Arctodiaptomus dorsalis Marsh, 1907 (Copepoda, Calanoida)
Justine R. de Leon, Dino T. Tordesillas, Irian J.L. Biag, Sean H.L. Cusi, John A.B. Tan, Edna Marie Mijares, Jaydan I. Aguilar, and Rey Donne S. Papa

Taxonomic and Nomenclatural Notes on Philippine Ferns. V. on the Identity of Asplenium lepturus, A. militare, and A. nigrescens (Polypodiales, Aspleniaceae)
A. Edward Salgado

Block-level Optical Character Recognition System for Automatic Transliterations of Baybayin Texts Using Support Vector Machine
Rodney B. Pino, Renier G. Mendoza, and Rachelle R. Sambayan

Growth Patterns and AMS-¹⁴C Age Dates of Fossil Corals from Northwest Pacific
Kevin L. Garas, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Atsuko Yamazaki, Angel T. Bautista VII, and Hiroyuki Matsuzaki

Leptin Gene (T117C) Polymorphism and its Association with Milk Yield Performance in Crossbred Anglo-Nubian Goats
Carlo Stephen O. Moneva, Percival P. Sangel, Amado A. Angeles, Merlyn S. Mendioro, and Renato S.A. Vega

Physical and Mechanical Properties of Selected Fruit-bearing and Underutilized Tree Species in the Philippines
Marina A. Alipon, Elvina O. Bondad, Gilberto N. Sapin, and Oliver S. Marasigan

Financial and Socio-economic Study of Modular Pyrolysis Facilities as Waste-to-Energy Technology: a Case Study in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines
Reynald Ferdinand Manegdeg, Arturo Benedicto Ilano, Analiza Rollon, Eduardo Magdaluyo Jr., and Rinlee Butch Cervera

Antituberculosis and Antiproliferative Activities of the Extracts and Tetrahydrobisbenzylisoquinoline Alkaloids from Phaeanthus ophthalmicus: In Vitro and In Silico Investigations
Ivane N. Malaluan, Joe Anthony H. Manzano, John Emmanuel R. Muñoz, Timothy John L. Bautista, Hans-Martin Dahse, Mark Tristan J. Quimque, and Allan Patrick G. Macabeo

Effect of AMF-Cacao Association on Pod Disease Incidence in Three-year-old Cacao Trees in an Agroforest in Calauan, Laguna, Philippines
Diana P. Paguntalan, Nelly S. Aggangan, Inocencio E. Buot Jr., Rachel C. Sotto, and Ireneo B. Pangga

Evaluation of the Potential for Immunomodulatory and Anti-inflammatory Properties of Phytoconstituents Derived from Pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.] Peel Extract Using an In Silico Approach
Trina Ekawati Tallei, Fatimawali, Afriza Yelnetty, Siti Marfuah, Adinda Dwi Tania, Marko Jeremia Kalalo, Billy Johnson Kepel, Nurdjannah Jane Niode, Diah Kusumawaty, and Rinaldi Idroes

Prevalence and Risk Factors of Smoking and Vaping among Nursing Students in a Private University in Manila, Philippines
Joseph Emmanuel P. Resano, Maria Nicola d.A. Guce, Zamantha Z. Manicio, Shanieal Marianne A. Serrano, Sophia Paula A. Sicat, Psalm Julianne M. Moreno, Aedre Gabrielle D. Semaña, Ynnah Bianca S. Banzon, Cassandra Louise C. Domingo-Gonzaga, Carolyn L. Nanca-Atayde, Zypher Jude G. Regencia, and Emmanuel S. Baja

Determinants of the Youth's Nutritional Status in Selected Areas in the Philippines and Opportunities for Program Development and Engagement
Charina A. Javier, Cristina G. Malabad, Ma. Lynell V. Maniego, Cheder D. Sumangue, and Charmaine A. Duante

Performance Evaluation of Low-cost Storage Structures for Onions (Allium cepa L.) Storage in Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Selam Getachew Eriballo, Neela Satheesh, and Solomon Workneh Fanta

Risk Profiling of Methylmercury in the Consumption of Dried Tamban (Sardinella lemuru) by the Filipino Consuming Population
Abigail S. Rustia, Vea Clarissa L. de Guzman, Andrea Mae T. Salem, Karina Angela D. Bautista, Casiana Blanca J. Villarino, Wendy E. Ledda, Erniel B. Barrios, Mario V. Capanzana, and Deon Mahoney

Utilization of Spiked Pepper (Piper aduncum L.) as Feedstock for Gasification
Rogelio O. Rantael Jr., Manolito E. Bambase Jr., Nelson M. Pampolina, Rex B. Demafelis, Monet Concepcion M. Detras, and Alexis T. Belonio

Influence of Leaf Number, Rooting Trait, and Cutting Size in Vegetative Propagation of Aquilaria cumingiana [Decne] Ridl.
Albert A. Piñon, Enrique L. Tolentino Jr., and Tomas D. Reyes Jr.

Naked-faced Spiderhunter (Arachnothera clarae): a Flower Visitor and a Potential Pollinator of the Genus Aeschynanthus
Jayson A. Mansibang and Tristan Luap P. Senarillos

Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Pectinase-treated Peel Powder from Carabao Mango (Mangifera indica cv. Carabao)
Maria Katrina N. Alaon, Arsenia B. Sapin, Teresita J. Ramirez, and Floirendo P. Flores

Nutrition and Health Status of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the Philippines: Results of the 2013 National Nutrition Survey and 2015 Updating Survey
Charmaine A. Duante, Rovea Ernazelle G. Austria, Apple Joy D. Ducay, Cecilia Cristina S. Acuin, and Mario V. Capanzana

Income and Happiness: a Commentary
Edsel L. Beja Jr.

Income and Happiness: a Rejoinder
Rosalina Palanca-Tan