Papers Presentation


Researcher/s Title Activity Venue Date
Katrina S. Sarazawa Organoleptic & microbial Analysis of Pickled Milkfish using Natural Acid Fruit Juices 2nd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage (ISCH) Vigan Convention Center, Vigan City July 27-29, 2016
Dr. Anna Marie D. Barroga Supplemented Fedding Program: A Nutrition Intervention to Promote Health in School Children XXII IFHE World Congress 2016 Daejon, Korea July 31 to Aug. 6, 2016
Dr. Orlando A. Batarra Basic Education Curriculum in the Province of Ilocos Sur , Philippines Asua Pacific Society for Public Affairs (APSPA) 2016 International Conference on Public Organization (ICONFO VI) Bangkok, Thailand Aug. 10-11, 2016
Dr. Jocelyn L. Absolor Journalism Skills of the Secondary Students in the Province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines Asua Pacific Society for Public Affairs (APSPA) 2016 International Conference on Public Organization (ICONFO VI) Bangkok, Thailand Aug. 10-11, 2016
Dr. Cynthia M. Cariῆo Discourse Competence of the Students in State Universities &Colleges (SUCs)of Ilocos Sur, Philippines Asua Pacific Society for Public Affairs (APSPA) 2016 International Conference on Public Organization (ICONFO VI) Bangkok, Thailand Aug. 10-11, 2016
Dr. Jonathan L. Dela Cruz The Dissemination & Utilization of Research for Promoting Evidence -based Practice 2016 International Higher Education Research Forum Tagaytay City, Philippines Sept. 14-17, 2016
Dr. Corazon Q. Quitevis Readiness of Secondary Schools of Ilocos sur in the Implementation of K to 12: An assessment 2016 ApCoRE International Conference DusitThani Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand Sept. 20-23, 2016
Regina Rose R. Racho Income Generating Program of Ilococs Sur Polytechnic State College: Input to Five-Year Development Plan 2016 ApCoRE International Conference DusitThani Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand Sept. 20-23, 2016
Desa D. Abaya Development of Talisay (Terminalia catappa) 2016 ApCoRE International Conference DusitThani Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand Sept. 20-23, 2016



Faculty Category (ILAARRDEC Commodity Review)

Researcher/s Title Activity Venue Date
Solomon, Anagaran* Mass Production of AzollaPicoloides Commodity Review for Fisheries MMSU, Batac City Sept. 7, 2016
Elena U. Ato* Flora Biodiversity Commodity Review on Forestry ISPSC, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur Sept. 9, 2016
Armando Diga Performance of Bivoltine Commodity Review onSericulture DMMSU, Bacnotan, La Union Sept. 15, 2016
Joanna Marie T. Guarin** Utilization of Dragon Fruit in the Bakeshop Commodity Review on Food and Root Crops PSU, Lingayen City Sept. 14, 2016

* qualified to the ILLARRDEC Regional RDE Highlights for Oral Presentation
** qualified to the ILLARRDEC Regional RDE Highlights for Poster Presentation

Student Category
Researcher/s Title Activity Venue Date

C. Agcayab,
V. Agosto,
L. Barnachea,
R. langco and
M. Dela Rosa

Modification of a Portable Animal-feed Pelleting Machine 3rd Industrial & Energy Research and Development Symposium and Competition DMMMSU - NLUC, Bacnotan, La Union Sept. 29-30, 2016
F.A. Borabo,
ML Blance,
EF ramilo and
K. Sarazawa
Acceptability of Duck Meat (Anasplatyrhynchos) in making Embutido 3rd Industrial & Energy Research and Development Symposium and Competition DMMMSU - NLUC, Bacnotan, La Union Sept. 29-30, 2016
E. Caῆaberal,
C Escobar,
VR Agulay and
AM Barroga
Organoleptic Evaluation of Herbal Enriched Rice (Oryza sativa) Tea 3rd Industrial & Energy Research and Development Symposium and Competition DMMMSU - NLUC, Bacnotan, La Union Sept. 29-30, 2016


Latest News

28th Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights

Winning Entry last 27th Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights which was held at Pangasinan State University, Lingayen Campus on November 18-20, 2015. Mrs. Elena U. Ato, 2nd place and Mr. Victor Sanidad,3rd place, received the plaque of recognition during the 28th Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights at UNP, Vigan on November 7-8, 2016.

Dir. Elena U. Ato, (third from left) received the plaque of recognition as a 2nd winner for poster presentation.

Mr. Victor Sanidad, (third from left) received the plaque of recognition as a 3rd winner for oral presentation.

Miss Desiree Jane Gliam, Student researcher from Sta. Maria Campus (third from left) received her cash award as 3rd placer.


2017 Institutional In-House Review for Research, Development, Extension, Programs, Projects and Activities


A total of 58 papers in 2011, 68 papers in 2013, 54 papers in 2014, and 130 papers in 2016 for research, development and extension programs, projects and activities were presented and evaluated during the previous institutional in-house reviews. This tremendous growth of Research, Development and Extension (RDE) activities of Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College manifest increased dedication of the faculty and staff in conducting researches and extension projects.

This review was organized to consolidate and evaluate the progress of all completed research and extension projets in 2015 to 2016.

This activity will motivate faculty and staff researchers and extensionists to generate highly demanded technologies that will meet specific standards and global competence.


The In-house review aims to:

  • Consolidate all complete research and extension projects of the college from 2015 to 2016;
  • evaluate all completed research and extension projects regarding the attainment of the objectives and in accordance to the approved program of activities and research and research agenda;
  • ieview publishable papers in various disciplines before submission for publication in any refereed journal;
  • identify problems met during PPA implementation and recommend specific courses of actions in accordance with the recommendations of evaluators;
  • identify potential technologies for technology verification, assessment and testing;
  • identify significant results and information for policy formulation and development planning, and
  • serve as an avenue for social interaction among researches, extensionists and key officials of the college to promote team work and camaraderie towards culture of research and excellence.

Expected Outputs & Outcomes:

  • Quantified accomplishment of PPAs completed;
  • Identified RDE PPAs for verification, dissemination and ulitization for 2017-2018 project development planning; and
  • Suggest solution to problems identified and recommend course of actions based on the performance of each PPA.

Workshop on Patent Search and Drafting (September 26-30, 2016, MMSU)

  • Engr. Ma. Teresa dela Rosa, Mrs. Katrina Sarazawa & Mrs. Arlene Ablog
  • Approved two (2) utility models on Sea Cucumber Cracker
  1. Process
  2. Product Composition

Commodity Review on Forestry, Agroforestry & Environment/ Apiculture

  • Commodity Review is a yearly gatherings of the Ilocos Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development Consortium (ILAARRDEC).
  • This year our College was hosted the commodity review on Forestry, Agroforestry & environment/ Apiculture on September 9, 2016 at FTC, ISPSC, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur.
  • There were 53 participants from different agencies in Region I, ILAARRDEC, MMSU, UNP, ISPSC, DMMMSU, NLPSC, PSU, PHilFIDA, NTA, WWRRC-ERS.
  • There were 20 completed research papers presented. 

OVPRE Planning Meeting

This activity was conducted and organized by the office of the Vice President for Research and Extension was held on September 19, 2016 at Farmers’ Training Center, ISPSC main Campus, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur. The meeting is composed of (21) twenty one participants from different campuses, the participants are the following: 1) VP for R&E; 2) Directors of research, Extension and Production; 3) Executive Dean; 4) Deans of Differentcolleges; 5) Heads of R&E of different campuses and other directors. The meeting aims to chart activities of the Research and Extension office for the remaining quarter of the year and formulate future plans for calendar year 2017.

Sustainable Intensification for Prosperity and Growth (SIPAG) Program:
The Bhoochetana Approach for Natural Resources Management towards Sustainable Dryland Agriculture


Producing enough food for the ever increasing population to achieve food and nutrition security, and improving rural livelihoods are challenges that need innovative solutions.

Aggravating these challenges even more serious is the declining hectarage available for food production due to population pressure, wherein farm lots are being converted into residential and industrial usage. Increasing productivity of rainfed and drought-prone areas is one such innovative solution.

Drylands are hot-spots of poverty and malnutrition. Globally, 80 percent of agriculture is rainfed providing 62 percent of the world’s staple food. In the Philippines, out of the total land area of 30 million ha, 33 percent or 9.3 million ha is arable land, of which 75 percent or 6.98 million ha is rainfed. 

The province of Ilocos Sur has 768 barangays straddled in 32 municipalities and 2 cities with total land area of 257,960 ha. Arable land is about 63,000 ha, 50 percent or 31,500 ha of which is rainfed. Major food crops grown are rice and corn along with cash crops such as tobacco, vegetables and fruits.

In 2010, the total population of the province is 658,587 with 145,674 households. Almost 8 out of ten (79.8%) households are living in rural areas. There are 25,312 poor households in the province comprising 113,904 individuals. While Ilocos Sur is not one of the 10 poorest provinces in the country, poverty incidence is quite high at 17.3 percent. These are the people that directly benefit from the SIPAG program.

Goal and Objectives
Generally, SIPAG aims to unlock the potentials of dryland agriculture in Ilocos Sur towards improving rural livelihoods and achieving food and nutrition security while protecting the environment.

Specifically, it seeks to:

  • assess the soil health status in the province using stratified soil sampling and prepare GIS-based soil fertility status maps for developing specific nutrient management recommendations;
  • develop, evaluate and popularize ‘best-bet’ soil, water, nutrient and crop management options to increase crop productivity and cropping intensity through inclusive market oriented development (IMOD) framework;
  • develop and strengthen existing seed delivery system to sustain good quality seeds of improved high-yielding cultivars to improve productivity of smallholder farmers;
  • develop and pilot test farmer-friendly ICT-enabled innovative extension and delivery system to reach smallholder farmers; and
  • build capacity of the different stakeholders for increasing agricultural productivity through sustainable intensification using integrated scaling-up model in the province.


  • Organize the Executive Committee (ExeCom) as governing body and the Municipal Program Management Committee (MPMC) as implementing body.
  • Facilitate the generation and integration of resources from different national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations (NGOs), private individuals, and other benefactors to ensure financial support for the program.
  • Assign lead agency and program leader to manage the overall implementation of the program with the support of the technical working group and MPMC under the supervision of the ExeCom.
  • Refurbish the ISPSC Soil Laboratory and equip it with state-of-the-art tools and equipment.
  • Ensure timely supply, availability and access to necessary vital inputs such as knowledge-based soil nutrient management options, acquiring micronutrients and availability of good quality seeds.
  • Undertake improved ‘best-bet’ management practices on large scale and share knowledge through peer groups. Use scientific approach of mapping soil nutrient deficiencies
  • as entry point for scaling up the soil analysis-based integrated nutrient management practices in rainfed and drought-prone areas.
  • Establish seed banks to provide farmers access to quality seeds and ensure the timely supply at easonable prices.
  • Establish and strengthen farmer-industry market linkages to enable better prices of farmers’ produce.
  • Ensure ‘inclusiveness’ of women and small-scale, marginal farmers so that they will have deeper integration in the development process.
  • Conduct trainings on value-adding technologies to reduce postharvest losses and increase income of farm households.
    Devise standardized formats for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at the barangay, municipal and provincial levels.
  • Work out a system of knowledge dissemination using rained and empowered farm facilitators through ICT- enabled services including the establishment of a project website for information access and data management.
  • Conduct rapid baseline studies to map household data, incomes and other village dynamics.
  • Adopt reward and incentive mechanisms for exceptional and outstanding performance of stakeholders.
  • Capacitate program implementors so that they will be more responsive to the technical requirements of the program.
  • Establish credible evidence through the documentation of program outputs for policy makers, for scaling out the program to other provinces, and for information of
    prospective benefactors.

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