Bicol University R&D Journal

Official Refereed Journal of Bicol University

4500 Legazpi City,Philippines

Print ISSN: 0016-4139       Online ISSN: 2719-082X

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Vol 26, Issue 1
August 2023

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  • LivelihoodEntrepreneurship
    Conservation-based Alternative Livelihood as Key to the Sustainability of Marine Protected Area for Irrawaddy Dolphins in Negros Occidental
    Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2022

    Abstract:The establishment of a marine protected area (MPA) in the coastal waters of Bago City and Pulupandan is crucial in ensuring the conservation of the habitats of the Irrawaddy dolphin, a rare and critically endangered species of dolphin. Its effectiveness relies not upon only good governance by the said local government units but also on the participation of fisherfolk communities. !e study assesses the economic and livelihood condition of fisherfolk households to determine conservation-based alte...

    Authors: Virgilio R. Aguilar

    Keywords: conservation-based alternative livelihood, marine protected area, Irrawaddy dolphins

    Year Published: 2022

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  • Biology
    Contamination of Fresh Vegetables with Soil-transmitted Helminths in Selected Markets in Albay, Philippines
    Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2022

    Abstract:Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) are foodborne parasites associated with fresh vegetables. In this study, the occurrence of STH were assessed in selected open air markets and hypermarkets in Legazpi and Daraga, Albay, Philippines. A total of 96 of six various vegetables were collected which includes carrot (Daucus carota), camote (Ipomoea batatas), potato (Solanum tuberosum), cabbage (Brassica oleracea), water spinach (Ipomea aquatica), and pechay (Brassica rapa). After washing and sedimentation...

    Authors: Jereme L. Astaño, Jose Randolph C. Almonte, Daile Meek S. Membreve

    Keywords: foodborne parasites, washing, open air market, crops, Legazpi, Daraga

    Year Published: 2022

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  • Health
    Medicinal Plants Utilized by the Traditional Healers and their Patients in Bicol Region, Philippines
    Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2022

    Abstract:The study determined the healing potential of the medicinal plants used by healers in the Bicol Region, Philippines. Data were gathered from 30 traditional healers and 300 patients. A traditional healer and ten of their patients were selected purposively per municipality from the four remote municipalities of each province in the region. Data were gathered employing interviews and Focus Group Discussions. Ethnobotanical indices such as Frequency index, Fidelity level, and Factor of Informant con...

    Authors: Alma S. Banua

    Keywords: Bicol, ethnobotany, Healing potential, Medicinal plants, Momordica charantia, Philippines, Sandoricum koetjape

    Year Published: 2022

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  • Health
    Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices on Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Workplace of Bicol University Female Personnel
    Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2022

    Abstract:This study is an institutional-based descriptive KAP survey utilizing pretested, structured questionnaires. thee results of this survey are deemed helpful to the administrators, policymakers, and managers of Bicol University when planning educational interventions on breastfeeding in the workplace. Of the 300 female Bicol University (BU) personnel of the reproductive age, 35% had a low level of knowledge, 29% had moderate knowledge and only 24% got a high level of knowledge on exclusive breastfe...

    Authors: Richard L. Bartolata

    Keywords: mothers, infants, breast milk, colostrum, promotion

    Year Published: 2022

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  • Information TechnologyInformation SystemsICT
    Development and Implementation of a Web-based Procurement Planning Management System
    Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2022

    Abstract:The paper discusses the development of a web-based procurement planning management system which aimed to make the conduct of the procurement planning process more systematic and efficient. the developed system includes the creation and consolidation of the Project Procurement Management Plan, automated generation of the Annual Procurement Plan and management, and monitoring of the procurement activities. the system enables the users a web-based creation and submission of the PPMP up to automatic...

    Authors: Marlon V. Gamido

    Keywords: information system, planning system, procurement system, purchasing

    Year Published: 2022

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  • Education
    Game-based Learning Using Indigenized Instructional Material in Grade VI Science
    Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2022

    Abstract:This study aimed to develop an indigenized game-based instructional material for teaching Grade VI Science in a public elementary school in Albay, Philippines for SY 2018- 2019, and to determine the effectiveness of game-based learning using the said instructional material. Developmental-descriptive and quasi-experimental methods were employed in this study. Data were gathered using parallel pretest and post-test and classroom observation. the statistical treatments used were mean percentage sco...

    Authors: Wendy S. Lotivio, Rebecca Rosario O. Bercasio

    Keywords: elementary science, game-based strategies, improvisation, indigenization, indigenized game

    Year Published: 2022

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  • Fisheries
    Assessment of the Socio-economic Sensitivity and Adaptive Capacity of Fishers in San Miguel Island, Tabaco City, Albay
    Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2022

    Abstract:The study assessed the socio-economic sensitivity and adaptive capacity of fishers in San Miguel Island in relation to coral reef resilience. It explored the status of fishing and its impact on the resource’s resiliency. The study used the vulnerability assessment of coastal fisheries ecosystem to climate change – tool for understanding resilience of fisheries (VA-TURF) framework with emphasis on the socio-economic component and covering the island communities of Sagurong, Rawis and Visita, ...

    Authors: Antonino B. Mendoza Jr.

    Keywords: poverty, resiliency, vulnerability, fishers’ income

    Year Published: 2022

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  • Health
    Psychosocial and Routine Lifestyle Activities of the Bicol University Teaching Workforce
    Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2022

    Abstract:The Bicol University (BU) teaching personnel’s lifestyle choices are challenged by their psychosocial and routine activities. Hence, this study determined the health status of respondents, their lifestyle choices along psychosocial activities with colleagues/friends, and routine activities with family, and identified strategies BU may implement to address lifestyle concerns. Study employed quantitative survey which utilized stratified random sampling, inclusion criteria, and informed consent. ...

    Authors: Maria Della C. Rañeses, Rolenz Derick R. Cruz

    Keywords: Health Status, Lifestyle Choices, Psychosocial and Routine Activities, Teaching Personnel, University Health Initiatives

    Year Published: 2022

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  • Social ScienceHealth
    Prevalence of Mental Health Issues in Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2022

    Abstract:The Psychological outbreak brought by the Covid-19 pandemic has challenged the mental health of adolescents. The study determined the prevalence of adolescents’ mental health issues as to anxiety and depression and the factors associated with them. Descriptive-correlational design through survey technique was used as the method. Respondents were Bicol University college students (588) from different colleges. Results revealed that the prevalence of adolescents’ mental health issues as to anx...

    Authors: Rudya A. Roallos

    Keywords: prevalence, mental health, issues, adolescents, Positive Psychology

    Year Published: 2022

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