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Memorandum No. 09

Series of 2014

14 July 2014

TO :               All Deans and Directors

FROM :          MA. VICTORIA O. ESPALDON
                       Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension


SUBJECT :     CALL FOR BASIC RESEARCH PROPOSAL

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) is now accepting capsule research proposals for funding under the UPLB Basic Research Program CY 2015.

In this regard, please be informed that all proposals shall be pre-screened in accordance to the attached criteria (Annex A) and only those that pass the initial screening will be required to submit the detailed proposals in preparation for the panel review. Likewise, priority shall be given to new MS and PhD graduates who wish to do follow-up studies on their thesis/dissertation and other research studies within their expertise.

Please submit the capsule proposal, one copy (see attached format Annex B) to the OVCRE-Project Development Monitoring and Evaluation Section (PDMES), OVCRE Annex Bldg, UPLB. Deadline of submission shall be on or before 30 September 2014.

MEMORANDUM NO. 08                    
4 July 2014

FOR : All Deans, Directors, Chairs and Extension Coordinators

FROM : MA. VICTORIA O. ESPALDON Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension

SUBJECT : Call for Papers| The 1st UPLB ConExtS – Conference on Extension Services

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE) will be holding its 1st UPLB ConExtS – Conference on Extension Services with the theme “Transforming Knowledge to Action, Transforming Lives” on August 5, 2014 (Tuesday) at the Continuing Education Center (CEC), UPLB.

The conference aims to showcase and highlight the outstanding extension services and programs of each college and supervised unit rendered by UPLB to the Filipino people within its 105 years of existence. This event is an occasion that will honor the great extension endeavors of the university that have helped communities within the country, and perhaps, have likewise spread out to other parts of the world. The selected Extension Services of UPLB will be published into a book to be submitted to UP Press or other reputable publishing house.

We invite all colleges and supervised units providing extension services and programs to submit two (2) full papers of their best extension programs/services detailing the service or technology, extension methods, profile and location of beneficiaries, impacts, awards and recognition, and publications, among others. Only one (1) entry from each college and supervised unit will be chosen by a UPLB committee as their distinguished extensions service and be included in the publication of Extension Services of UPLB.

Deadline for submission of paper is on July 21, 2014. Please submit your paper to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Kindly read the attached paper for the guidelines of submission. For further inquiries, you may call Ms. Athena A. Custodio or Ms. Ailene M. Florece at 536-5326.

Thank you for your utmost support.

The University of the Philippines Los Banos received six prestigous awards during the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) last July 9-10, 2014 held at the Summit Hall, Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) , Pasay City.


Dr. Rommel C. Sulabo was awarded as one of the Outstanding Young Scientists in recognition of his significant contributions in the field of Animal Science, particularly in the nutrition of domesticated monogastric animals (namely swine and poultry), contributing to the improvement of the quality and quantity of production of these food animals. He is also an effective trainer, research speaker and consultant, as well as a member of the technical advisory group on Animal Feed Safety and Control at the Department of Agriculture.

The NAST Environmental Science Award (NESA) was also awarded to one of our own—Dr. Damasa Magcale-Macandog, professor and UP Scientist II from the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences. She was recognized for her exemplary research program that addressed the environmental issues and problems of the Laguna Lake ecosystem, particularly its degraded watershed, which requires immediate and informed response to protect and conserve its biodiversity and to ensure the delivery of sustained ecosystem services in the future. Her multidimensional and multidisciplinary research program generated sustainable watershed rehabilitation strategies and other measures useful to national policymakers and concerned local government units for the improvement of Laguna Lake watershed, environment quality, food security, and human health in the affected areas. These were made by analysing the pattern and degree of the severity of environmental degradation, its drivers and impacts on food security and human health.

A book entitled, “DNA Barcoding Livestock and Poultry Breeds and Strains: Going Beyond Taxonomic Classifications” (published by Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries Biotechnology Program-Department of Agriculture and UP Los Baños) by Dr. Orville L. Bondoc was awarded as the Outstanding Book.

For the Outstanding Scientific Papers: Dr. Edwin P. Alcantara for his paper entitled “Tier I testing of Cry1Ab protein on Micraspis discolour (Fab.) (Coleoptera: Coccinecellidae) and evaluation of its functional response to different prey types;” Dr. Michelle Grace V. Paraso and Dr. Severino S. Capitan for their paper “Vitellogenin induction and gonad abnormalities in male common carp (Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus) introduced to Laguna De Bay, Philippines”; and Dr. Maria Ana T. Quimbo, Dr. Linda M. Peñalba, and Dr. Merlyne M. Paunlagui for their paper entitled “Spill-over effects of rural industrialization on community transformation” received the awards.

Four researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños were conferred Scientist Rank under the Scientific Career System (SCS) last June 30 at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Libis, Quezon City. Named Scientist I were Dr. Nelly S. Aggangan, Dr. Edwin P. Alcantara , Dr. Cristina M. Bajet, and Dr. Susan May F. Calumpang.

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