PJS 149 No2 Cover

Philippine Journal of Science Vol. 149 No. 2, June 2020


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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Readiness of Nations
Caesar A. Saloma

Three Decades of Contagious Disease Research in the Philippine Journal of Science (1990–2020)
Allyster A. Endozo

Acd. Victor B. Amoroso, New Editorial Board Member of PJS
David Matthew C. Gopilan


Risk Factor Analysis for Dog Bite Victims in Davao City, Southern Philippines
Sherelyn A. Evangelio, Dejell Anne Satur, Zython Paul T. Lachica, May Anne E. Mata, and Pedro A. Alviola IV

D- and z-values of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes in Heated Orange Juice
Gladess A. Pagal and Alonzo A. Gabriel

Some Constructions of 3-minimal Graphs with Cycles
Wielson M. Factolerin and Jean O. Loyola

Structural, Textural, and Thermal Properties of Freeze-thawed Quick-frozen Cooked Rice PSB Rc 18 (Oryza sativa L.)
Una Grace M. Dollete and Maria Patricia V. Azanza

Steam Explosion and Sequential Steam Explosion – Dilute Acid Optimization Pretreatment of Banana Pseudostem for Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) Production
Kristel Anna A. Mabazza, Princess J. Requiso, Catalino G. Alfafara, Fidel Rey P. Nayve Jr., and Jey-R S. Ventura

Utilization of ‘Alugbati’ (Basella alba L.) Leaves Powder to Increase Vitamin A Content of Fresh Egg Noodles
Pamela C. Soriano, Rovi Gem E. Villame, Kriza Faye A. Calumba, Juma Novie A. Alviola, Aileen Grace D. Delima, Pedro A. Alviola IV, and Emma Ruth V. Bayogan

Model Simulation Approach for Exploring Profitability of Small-scale Cavendish Banana Farmers in Davao Region from Harvest Allocation to Enterprises
May Anne E. Mata, Giovanna Fae R. Oguis, Kim Dianne B. Ligue, Ritchie Mae T. Gamot, Karen Rozyll G. Abaro, Yllyssa C. Fordan, and Larry N. Digal

Preparation and Characterization of an Amino-functionalized α-cellulose from Pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.] Crown Leaves
Ralph Lauren M. Alomia, Veronica C. Sabularse, Marivic S. Lacsamana, Ramon A. Razal, and Hidelisa P. Hernandez

DNA Barcoding and Diversity Analysis of 19 Economically Important Philippine Sea Cucumbers (Holothuroidea)
Ma. Neda Alcudia-Catalma, Maria Genaleen Q. Diaz, Roberta N. Garcia, Pablo P. Ocampo, Antonio C. Laurena, and Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza

Aging Filipino Rice Farmers and Their Aspirations on Their Children
Florencia G. Palis

Effect of Particle Size of Tobacco Stalk Additive on the Bond Strength and Formaldehyde Emission of Urea Formaldehyde Bonded Plywood
Juanito P. Jimenez Jr., Menandro N. Acda, Ramon A. Razal, Willie P. Abasolo, Hidelisa P. Hernandez, and Arnold R. Elepaño

Accurate Diagnosis of Multicomponent Babuviruses Infecting Abaca by Simultaneous Amplification of Their Genome Segments
Cris Francis C. Barbosa, Rhosener Bhea L. Koh, Vermando M. Aquino, and Leny C. Galvez

Design, Fabrication, and Performance Evaluation of Open Raceway Ponds for the Cultivation of Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck in the Philippines
Anna Elaine D. Matanguihan, Rex B. Demafelis, Milagrosa Martinez-Goss, June Owen O. Nacorda, Nerissa K. Torreta, Denise Ester S. Sanchez, Lester F. Cuneta, Elton Mark P. Eleazar, and Lisa Stephanie H. Dizon

Willingness to Pay of Urban Households for the Conservation of Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage in a Neighboring Rural Area: A CVM Study
Rosalina Palanca-Tan

Insights and Prospects Into the Mycological Undergraduate Researches of Bicol University
Jonathan Jaime G. Guerrero

Self-professed Proficiency of Philippine Higher Education Teachers of STEAM Disciplines
Marie Paz E. Morales, Caesar P. Palisoc, Ruel A. Avilla, Celina P. Sarmiento, Brando C. Palomar, and Thaddeus Owen D. Ayuste

Variational Approach to Data Graduation
James Lee Manejero and Renier Mendoza

Link Between Migration Status and Occupational Health and Safety of Filipino Migrant Workers in South Korea
Lito M. Amit, Venecio U. Ultra Jr., and Young Woong Song

Feasibility of Cyclodextrin-Potassium Ion Assemblies Synthesis and Its Application in Loading Bio-active Molecules
Yomkippur Perez and Gilbert Yu

Water Resources Systems of the Philippines: Modeling Studies

Rex Victor Cruz