In the recently concluded 2021 Research for Development In-House Review of Completed Researches and Research Symposium, the DA-Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC) identified the winners for the three-day review from September 28 to 30 via video conference.
The research paper titled “Prevalence, Molecular Epidemiology and Antibiotic Resistance Profiles of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from Milk and Nasal samples of Dairy Buffaloes” authored by Claro N. Mingala, Alona T. Badua, and Paula Blanca V. Gaban received the “Best Completed Paper” award with 93.75% average score. Under the criteria for the said award, the Title consists 10%, Introduction 10%, Materials and Methods 25%, Results and Discussion 40%, and finally the Summary and Conclusion for 15%.
The DA-PCC at Ubay Stock Farm (DA-PCC at USF) was also given recognition for having the “Most Number of Papers Presented,” while Dr. Thelma A. Saludes from DA-PCC at University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) received the award for “Best Oral Presenter.”
Apart from certificates, the winners will also be receiving cash prizes. The panel of evaluators were Dr. Virginia Venturina, Dean of the College of Veterinary Science and Medicine in Central Luzon State University (CLSU); Dr. Joice San Andres, Department Chair of Animal Science, College of Agriculture, CLSU; Prof. Jessica Rustia, Associate Professor V of the Department of Food and Science Technology, College of Home Science and Industry, CLSU; and finally Dr. Consuelo Amor Estrella, Professor, Institute of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science UPLB.