/ 1 December 2020

THE BATAAN Peninsula State University has emerged as the mango research center in the province because of its dynamic studies and extension programs.

BPSU Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training Services Dr. Hermogenes Paguia has led the mango research studies that resulted in the growth of mango farming in Bataan and nearby provinces.

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development recently declared  Paguia’s research paper on mango a finalist in the Best Research and Development Paper Awards 2020.

Paguia’s paper was titled “Improvement of Mango Production through Science and Technology Innovations and Support Mechanisms for Capacity Development in Bataan and Zambales.”

BPSU President Dr. Greg Rodis has been pushing for sustainable innovations and research such as mango production, saying that the innovations and research the university are doing “will mean nothing if it does not reach end users.”

Meanwhile, Bataan 2nd district Rep. Joet Garcia recognized the impact of BPSU’s research on mango production. The lawmaker led the campaign on the creation of the Bataan Mango Development Council, along with the university and other concerned agencies like the Provincial Agriculture Office.