Lucban, Philippines

Southern Luzon State University
Lucban, Philippines

Southern Luzon State University , formerly known as Southern Luzon Polytechnic College is a public non-sectarian educational institution with eight campuses spread all over the province of Quezon. Its main campus is located at the Municipality of Lucban, a town sitting at the foot of Mount Banahaw in the province of Quezon, Philippines.The University has been recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission as one of the most competitive Universities in the country as perceived from its passing rate in different professional examinations particularly in Nursing, Education, Engineering, Agriculture, Accountancy, and Forestry. It is home to board exam topnotchers in Nursing, Engineering, and Agriculture. In the recent board examinations, Kimberly Malubago ranked 4th, Reynaldo Flores ranked 5th, and Belly Faller ranked 10th in the 2011 Nursing Licensure Exam, Dawil Ona ranked 3rd in the 2012 Mechanical Engineering board exam, Edmar Elca ranked 8th in the September 2013 Mechanical Engineering board exam; Leo Paolo Ramos from SLSU-Tiaong ranked 5th in the Agriculturist Licensure Examination. and Karla Magundayao ranked Top 5 in the recent 2014 Forestry Licensure Examination.The University submits to periodic accreditation through the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines to ensure that its academic programs maintain quality standards. As of December 31, 2013, SLSU has 31 accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in the main and satellite campuses.As a world class institution, SLSU forged partnership with international educational institutions such as Thai Nguyen University of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, EDS Business Academy of Malaysia, and American Heritage University of the United States. The partnerships allow students from the different countries to study in the said Universities through student exchange programs. Likewise, as part of the partnership, SLSU sends faculty members to teach English, Business Administration, Science, and Agriculture courses in Vietnam.True to its vision, the University advocates not only the provision of quality tertiary education in the region, but the promotion of a healthy environment through its protection and management of Mt. Banahaw.The main campus has seven colleges namely College of Allied Medicine, College of Teacher Education, College of Engineering, College of Industrial Technology, College of Arts and science, College of Business Administration and College of Agriculture. It also competitive satellite campuses in Tagkawayan, Alabat, Polillo, Sampaloc, Lucena, Tiaong, and Infanta. New satellite campuses have been opened in Gumaca and Catanauan to cater the needs of the people for quality tertiary education at a lower cost. Wikipedia.

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Magcale-Macandog D.B.,University of the Philippines at Los Baños | Engay K.G.,Southern Luzon State University
Journal of Environmental Science and Management | Year: 2011

Sta. Rosa sub-watershed had undergone shift in economic-base from agricultural to an industrial. In understanding the patterns, drivers and impacts of land-use changes in Sta. Rosa subwatershed, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) activities were conducted with selected participants from upstream, midstream and lakeshore communities. The upstream community of Brgy. Tartaria had undergone land use conversion from forested areas in the 1920's, to deforestation in the 1940's, rice planting in the 1950's, coffee planting in the 1970's, and pineapple planting in the 1980's. The main drivers of land use changes are population migration in the 1920's; food security in the 1950's; and income generation in the 1970's and 1980's. Current problems center on agriculture. The midstream community of Brgy. Sto. Domingo had undergone conversion from sugarcane plantations in the 1970's to industrial land use in the 1990's. The lakeshore community of Brgy. Aplaya was purely agricultural (rice cultivation and duck-raising) in the 1940's to 1970's and underwent conversion into industrial-residential areas in the 1980's. Increase in population and declining rice yields are the driving factors for the land use change. Recommendations to address environmental problems in the subwatershed are crop diversifi cation and use of organic fertilizers in the agricultural and agroforestry areas, proper waste management (agricultural, industrial and household wastes), strict monitoring of factories and industries on the discharge of their liquid wastes, and community activities like "Linis Ilog" (Clean the River) program. The conduct of various PRA methodologies with local communities enabled the people to articulate on the various environmental problems that beset them and propose doable solutions to address tese. Findings of this study will be very useful to local government units and policy makers in crafting and implementing policies and programs to address environmental problems in the Sta. Rosa sub-watershed.

Radovan G.A.,Southern Luzon State University | Sevilla C.C.,University of the Philippines at Los Baños | Capitan S.S.,University of the Philippines at Los Baños | Vega R.S.A.,University of the Philippines at Los Baños | And 2 more authors.
Buffalo Bulletin | Year: 2013

The changes in molecular diversity of rumen methanogens in buffalo and cattle fed tannin - containing banana leaves or supplemented with commercial tannin extract was assessed using polymerase chain reaction - denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE). Primer set 0357 F-GC and 0691 R was used to amplify the methanogenic archaeal community of the rumen. A total of 26 DNA fragments were excised from DGGE gels and their nucleotide sequences were successfully determined. PCRDGGE band profile and nucleotide sequence analysis revealed that buffalo harbors fewer methanogens than cattle. Methanogen resembling Methanobrevibacter sp. YE288 is the predominant methanogen in buffalo while Methanobrevibacter thaueri strain CW and Methanobrevibacter millerae strain ZA-10 are the predominant ones in cattle. Feeding of tannin - containing banana leaves remarkably altered rumen methanogen composition of both buffalo and cattle more than commercial tannin extract supplementation. Furthermore, feeding of tannin - containing banana leaves to cattle significantly increased blood urea nitrogen (BUN) but decreased rumen fluid ammonia nitrogen (RF NH3-N) level suggesting a protective effect of tannin on feed protein and potential inhibitory effect on methanogens by limiting the supply of available hydrogen from ammonia. Hence, feeding of tannin-containing banana leaves is recommended as a mitigating measure against methane emission to the environment and as part of a practical feeding strategy for ruminant production.

Villanueva J.D.,Bordeaux Montaigne University | Villanueva J.D.,University of Bordeaux 1 | Villanueva J.D.,University of the Philippines | Le Coustumer P.,Bordeaux Montaigne University | And 9 more authors.
Environmental Science and Pollution Research | Year: 2015

The spatio-temporal trend of trace metals (Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn) in a tropical urban estuary under the influence of monsoon was determined using diffusive gradient in thin films (DGT) in situ samplers. Three different climatic periods were observed: period 1, dry with dredging activity; period 2, intermediate meaning from dry to wet event; and period 3, wet having continuous rainfall. Conforming to monsoon regimes, these periods correspond to the following: transition from winter to summer, winter, and summer monsoons, respectively. The distinction of each period is defined by their specific hydrological and physico-chemical conditions. Substantial concentrations of the trace metals were detected. The distribution and trend of the trace metals under the challenge of a tropical climate were able to follow using DGT as a sensitive in situ sampler. In order to identify the differences among periods, statistical analyses were performed. This allowed discriminating period 2 (oxic water) as significantly different compared to other periods. The spatio-temporal analysis was then applied in order to distinguish the trend of the trace metals. Results showed that the trend of trace metals can be described according to their response to (i) seasonal variations (Cd and Cr), (ii) spatio-temporal conditions (Co, Cu, Ni, and Pb), and (iii) neither (i) nor (ii) meaning exhibiting no response or having constant change (Zn). The correlation of the trace metals and the physico-chemical parameters reveals that Cd, Co, Cu, and Cr are proportional to the dissolved oxygen (DO), Cd and Ni are correlated pH, and Zn lightly influenced by salinity. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Ragasa C.Y.,De La Salle University - Manila | Cuevas O.,De La Salle University - Manila | Mandia E.H.,De La Salle University - Manila | Bernardo L.O.,Southern Luzon State University | Shen C.-C.,National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine
Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences | Year: 2014

The dichloromethane extract of the air-dried twigs of Ficus ampelas afforded a mixture of ursolic acid (1) and oleanolic acid (2), while the leaves yielded butyrospermol cinnamate (3) and lutein (4). The structures of 1-3 were elucidated by extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, while the structure of 4 was identified by comparison of its 1H NMR data with those reported in the literature.

Ragasa C.Y.,De La Salle University - Manila | Torres O.B.,De La Salle University - Manila | Bernardo L.O.,Southern Luzon State University | Mandia E.H.,De La Salle University - Manila | And 2 more authors.
Phytochemistry Letters | Year: 2013

Dysoxylum mollissimum Blume, the accepted name of the species known by more than a dozen names has been extensively studied for its chemical constituents under the name Dysoxylum hainanense Merr. Congruent with the observation that the chemical constituents of this species might be affected by its geographic distribution, the leaf samples of this species from Quezon Province, Philippines were investigated. The dichloromethane extract of the air-dried leaves of D. mollissimum Blume afforded four new glabretal-type triterpenoids (1a-2b) along with the known compounds, 24,25-epoxy-3β,23-dihydroxy-7-tirucallene (3), squalene, polyprenol, linoleic acid and lutein. The structures of 1a-2b were elucidated by extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy and confirmed by mass spectrometry. © 2013 Phytochemical Society of Europe.

Ragasa C.Y.,De La Salle University - Manila | Chua A.P.U.,De La Salle University - Manila | Mandia E.H.,De La Salle University - Manila | Bernardo L.O.,Southern Luzon State University | Shen C.-C.,National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine
Der Pharma Chemica | Year: 2015

Chemical investigation of the whole plant of Cardamine flexuosa led to the isolation of ß-sitosterol (1), stigmasterol (2), lutein (3), unsaturated triglycerides (4) and the essential fatty acids, linoleic acid (5) and linolenic acid (6). The structures of 1-6 were identified by comparison of their 1H NMR data with those reported in the literature.

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