By Development Communication Section
AQD continues its support to the Philippine Society for Microbiology Inc – Visayas Regional Chapter (PSM-Visayas) through three of its staff who are officers and organizers of the “21st Annual meeting and regional scientific convention” which was held 17-18 October in Iloilo City, Philippines.
Technical assistant Mr. Demy Catedral is the corresponding secretary; scientist Dr. Rolando Pakingking Jr. is division representative for aquatic microbiology, technical assistant Mr. Joseph Faisan Jr is division representative for veterinary microbiology and scientist Dr. Edgar Amar is the immediate previous president.
In addition, two technical assistants presented a paper and a poster: Mr. Peter Palma on the efficacy of potassium permanganate in controlling trichodiniasis on milkfish fingerlings, and Ms. Juliette Virgula on the application of copper sulfate as treatment for an ectoparasite in milkfish fry. Both are graduates of the University of the Philippines Visayas.