Prevalence of Dog Bites and Risk Factors Among Residents of Maramag, Bukidnon

Authors: Jose Jr M. Obedencio, Ted Aries A. Daguro, Alan P. Dargantes, Hannah Charmaign S. Leonoa

Volume: 24 (2020) Issue 2, Page: 25, Category: Natural Sciences

Around 2,000 cases of animal bites are reported every year in animal bite centers in Maramag, Bukidnon. The study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with dog bite victims in selected barangays of Maramag, Bukidnon, Philippines. A… More
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Antibacterial activity of the crude ethanolic extracts of Etlingera elatior and Etlingera philippinensis

Authors: Gina B. Barbosa, Cresilda V. Alinapon, Analyn G. Gultiano

Volume: 24 (2020) Issue 2, Page: 40, Category: Natural Sciences

Due to the emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria, researchers are on search for a new source of antimicrobial agents such as plants. This study reports the antibacterial activities of the leaves and rhizomes of E. philippinensis and E. elatior against… More
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Antibacterial Activity of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Using Banana Peel Extract against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Authors: Andrew B. Melencion, Winson M. Gutierrez2, Merced G. Melencion

Volume: 24 (2020) Issue 1, Page: 7, Category: Natural Sciences

Synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles on their antimicrobial activity utilizing banana peelings could be a potential candidate to develop nano-formulated natural products as an alternative, efficient, inexpensive, and environmentally safe method with specified properties. The study aimed to investigate the… More
0   163

Utilization of Cogon (Imperata cylindrica L.) Silage and Urea-Treated Corn (Zea mays L.) Stover as Affected by Supplementation

Authors: Elmar M. Patiga, Lolito C. Bestil, Hershey P. Mondejar

Volume: 24 (2020) Issue 1, Page: 11, Category: Natural Sciences

Cogon grass, a weed occasionally used as livestock feed has a limited nutritive value. Improving the utilization of low quality roughages could be by treatment with nitrogen sources, chemical and physical treatment .Thus an experiment was conducted to assess the… More
0   189

Food security amid the COVID-19 pandemic: research and development priorities for Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

Authors: Glenn B. Gregorio, Rico C. Ancog

Volume: 23 (2019) Issue 2, Page: 5, Category: Natural Sciences

Food security has long been a major development priority of all countries and will remain to be in the future. This has become all the more important in this time of COVID19 pandemic. It is achieved when there is the… More
0   489

Physico-Chemical Properties of the Fish Pond Water in CMU, Bukidnon, Philippines

Authors: Gloria Jesusa D. Baltazar

Volume: 23 (2019) Issue 2, Page: 8, Category: Natural Sciences

Good water quality is a key component of sustainable aquaculture production. The present study reports the water physico-chemical properties of selected fish ponds in Central Mindanao University, Bukidnon, Philippines. The values of the parameters ranged from pH 8.36-8.64, 26.73-27.61 °C… More
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Fish Abundance and Physico-chemical Properties of Matingao River and Marbel River, Mount Apo Natural Park, Mindanao, Philippines

Authors: Victoria T.Quimpang, Maricris G. Cudal, Einstine M. Opiso, Romeo M. Tubongbanua, Jr., Mary Cor S. Salolog, Emmanuel P. Leaño, Victor B. Amoroso

Volume: 23 (2019) Issue 2, Page: 14, Category: Natural Sciences

Mount Apo Natural Park (MANP) is an important forest reserve in most part of Region XI and XII because of its watershed importance. However, the MANP may also threatened by habitat modification that may alter most of its water resource.… More
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Growth and Profitability of Broilers with Vermimeal on Ration Under Two Management

Authors: Marcos Bollido

Volume: 23 (2019) Issue 2, Page: 21, Category: Natural Sciences

The study was conducted to evaluate the growth and profitability of broilers in the different levels of vermi (Eisenia fetida) meal ration under two management systems. 120 day old chicks were tested in Randomized Complete Block Design with 4 treatments:… More
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Saluyot (Corchorus olitorius L.) Leaves as Acoustic Gel for Ultrasound Imaging

Authors: Mark M. Alipio, Danielle Loise R. Questo, Danielle Marie I. Subang, Lovelyn A. Tan

Volume: 23 (2019) Issue 2, Page: 30, Category: Natural Sciences

Ultrasound is aided with acoustic gel to provide an accurate medical diagnosis; however, this product is costly and, thus, may hinder the diagnostic value of the procedure. This research is focused on the evaluation of radiographic image quality parameters of… More
0   364

Computational Modeling and Simulation of Linear Accelerator Performance for General Radiotherapy

Authors: Andelson L. Berondo, Lilian V. Rodriguez, Alwielland Q. Bello

Volume: 23 (2019) Issue 2, Page: 35, Category: Natural Sciences

In radiation therapy, Monte Carlo method was a standard procedure for absorbed dose calculations; yet it was often frustrating due to long computation requirements and complex programming. Monte Carlo method was soon revitalized since the introduction of Geant4 framework purely… More
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Eggshells as Alternative Shielding Material Against Diagnostic X-rays

Authors: Mark M. Alipio

Volume: 23 (2019) Issue 2, Page: 40, Category: Natural Sciences

With the advancement in diagnostic imaging, providing shielding against X-rays has become a significant concern. While Lead has been extensively used as the shielding material, it is costly and toxic to humans and the surrounding environment. This study aims to… More
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Technospheric Mining Towards a Circular Economy

Authors: Richard Diaz Alorro, PhD

Volume: 22 (2018) Issue 2, Page: 5, Category: Natural Sciences

Human activities, such as product manufacturing, mining, and ore extraction, chemical and metallurgical processing, road and building construction, municipal and household activities, and agriculture among others, have relocated and accumulated metal and material resources from geological origins to the technosphere.… More
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Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Field Burning of Crop Residues in the Philippines: 1990-2015

Authors: Jose Hermis P. Patricio

Volume: 22 (2018) Issue 2, Page: 8, Category: Natural Sciences

About 32% of the Philippine land area is devoted for agriculture. Given this, the agriculture sector is expected to increasingly generate significant emissions of non-carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gases (GHG) and their precursors such as methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO),… More
0   565

Litterfall Production and Turnover in the Long-Term Ecological Research Sites in Southern Philippines

Authors: Florfe M. Acma, Victoria T. Quimpang, Victor B. Amoroso, Noel P. Mendez

Volume: 22 (2018) Issue 2, Page: 23, Category: Natural Sciences

Forest litter is an important aspect for healthy forest ecosystems. Hence, this study monitored the litterfall production and turnover in the established two-hectare permanent plots in the three Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Sites in Mindanao, viz., Mt. Apo, Mt.… More
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Underutilized Senna tora (L.) Roxb. - a highly potential multipurpose species for food, feed, medicine and climate resilience for the Philippines

Authors: Joy M. Jamago, Jean L. Valleser, Gerald N. Galleron, April Grace M. Racines, Bryan U. Bactong, Nora M. Ata

Volume: 22 (2018) Issue 2, Page: 36, Category: Natural Sciences

There are thousands of species in the plant kingdom but less than 200 are recognized as major crops. There is even less when it comes to food crops hence food and nutritional insecurity are major concerns in either developed or… More
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Phytochemical screening and in vitro antibacterial activity of Syzygium sp.("O-on") crude extracts against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus

Authors: Merced G. Melencion, Chris Rey M. Lituañas, Andrew B. Melencion

Volume: 22 (2018) Issue 2, Page: 48, Category: Natural Sciences

Identification and subsequent isolation of anti-dengue active compounds in medicinal plants are potentially useful for developing antiviral chemical analogues. This study investigated the potential use of aqueous, methanolic, and ethanolic extracts of Syzygium sp. “O-on” against bacterial co-infection of Staphylococcus… More
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Phytochemical and Antioxidant Activity Variation of Processed Edible Ferns

Authors: Domingo P. Lodevico , Melania M. Enot , Rainear A. Mendez , Vince R. Abarquez , Gemma Faith B. Monisit , Fulgent P. Coritico , Victor B. Amoroso

Volume: 22 (2018) Issue 2, Page: 57, Category: Natural Sciences

The main and interaction effects on the total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoid content (TFC) and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical seavenging activity of two edible ferns in various food processing methods were investigated. Factors include fern species (Diplazium eculentum and Stenochlaena… More
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Assessment of Termite Infestation in Academic Infrastructure at Central Mindanao University (CMU)

Authors: Mark Jun A. Rojo

Volume: 22 (2018) Issue 2, Page: 68, Category: Natural Sciences

Knowing the pest species first is necessary for the formulation of pest control method. In this study an assessment of termite infestation in the academic buildings was conducted. All wooden materials both furniture and structural member were inspected for signs… More
0   365

Proximate Composition of Raw and Heat-treated Seriales [Flacourtia jangomas (Lour) Raeusch] Fruit

Authors: Lynette C. Cimafranca

Volume: 22 (2018) Issue 2, Page: 74, Category: Natural Sciences

Seriales fruit is an underutilized wild fruit in the Philippines with promising food production potential, however the usual drawback of processing is the change in the composition or properties of the crop or product. Hence, the study aimed to determine… More
0   525

Crystallinity of Hydroxyapatite Powders from Acid Washed and Thermally-Treated Tilapia Bones

Authors: Bienvenido M. Butanas

Volume: 21 (2017) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

This paper presents the production of quality hydroxyapatite (HAp) powders from tilapia bones using thermal treatment. Hydroxyapatite was successfully synthesized by calcination of 0.5M HCl pre-treated tilapia bones. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) revealed the nano-crystalline hexagonal structure of HAp powders.… More
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Suppression of Bacterial Leaf Blight (Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae) using Local Isolates of Rhizobacterial Antagonists

Authors: Fedencio V. Paslon, Revelieta B. Alovera, Carolina D. Amper, Myrna G. Ballentes

Volume: 21 (2017) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Local isolates of rhizobacteria associated with rice rhizosphere were evaluated against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) both in vitro and in vivo conditions. Twenty-three rhizobacteria were isolated from the rice-growing provinces of Caraga Region, Philippines, and their antagonistic activity were… More
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Effects of Sugar Mill Lime Sludge Treatment on the CBR and UCS of Expansive Soil in Bukidnon

Authors: Cheryl F. Daleon, Glen A. Lorenzo

Volume: 21 (2017) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

The purpose of this study is twofold: to address the proper utilization and disposal of a locally avail- able industrial waste known as sugar mill lime sludge, and to determine whether it could improve the subgrade performance of an expansive… More
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Managing Local Disasters Capacity Needs for Disaster Risk Reduction Management

Authors: Angela Grace Toledo-Bruno, Eva N. Mendoza, Jedilyn M. Tandog

Volume: 21 (2017) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) has become a national and global concern due to the impacts of climate change that increase exposure to disaster risks. The Philippines anchored its DRRM actions on RA 10121 enacted in 2010. This study… More
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Flexural Response of Ferrocement I-Beam to Third-Point Loading

Authors: Leoncio Mariano C. Acma

Volume: 21 (2017) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

This study aimed to determine the flexural response of ferrocement I-Beam to third-point loading. Three replicates for each test specimen were made. They were cast using the fabricated C- shaped formwork reinforced with 16, 18, 20, and 22 layers of… More
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Determination of Water Requirement for Alternate Wetting and Drying Irrigation Method of Lowland Rice in Bukidnon

Authors: Nelsa J. Olila, Ph.D., Engr. Carlo A. Ang, Rubenito Lampayan, Ph.D.

Volume: 21 (2017) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Irrigation water delivered to the rice fields decreases during dry season causing crop damage due to water shortage. The study aimed to estimate the irrigation water requirement of a one hundred hectare rice fields in Maramag, Bukidnon during the dry… More
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Clear and Real Sky Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) Determination in the Province of Bukidnon, Philippines

Authors: Ricardo G. Villar, Jojemar Bantugan, Jerald L. Ruta, Nycel S. Barbadillo, Einstine M. Opiso, Jigg L. Pelayo, Jorge Andrew B. Cipriano, Jean Aquino, Joseph M. Labrador, Abigail Labadan

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

The radiation reaching the earth’s surface can be represented in a number of different ways and one of the ways is through GHI determination. This study determined the Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) in the Province of Bukidnon. GHI is the… More
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Alubijid River Basin Hydrologic Modeling in Misamis Oriental for Flood Risk Management

Authors: George R. Puno, Rose Ann I. Barro

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Flood modeling studies for the purpose of forecasting, early warning, and disaster management of the local government and other disaster agencies have been done in many countries nowadays. With a similar rationale, this study aims to assess the precipitation-runoff capacity… More
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Flood Modeling of Musimusi River in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

Authors: George R. Puno, Rose Angelica L. Amper

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Flood modeling is one of the recognized effective means of assessing the flood risk to people and property. In this study, the concept of flood modeling is applied in Musimusi river at Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. Using the Hydrologic Modeling System… More
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GIS-Based Estimation of Biomass Available and Energy Potential from Corn Residue in Bukidnon

Authors: Ricardo G. Villar , Joseph M. Labrador , Einstine M. Opiso , Abigail J. Labadan , Jojemar Bantugan , Jorge Cipriano , Jigg Pelayo

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Biomass resources from forests and agriculture residues are underutilized and lost mostly in the provinces in Mindanao and other less developed areas in the country. This article focuses on the estimation of biomass available and energy potential of corn residue… More
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GIS-Based Flood Hazard Mapping in Gingoog River, Mindanao

Authors: George R. Puno , Bryan Allan M. Talisay , Joseph C. Paquit

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Flooding is one of the most devastating natural disasters in the Philippines, especially in Mindanao. This study aimed to generate datasets of flooding along the Gingoog River based on Geographic Information System (GIS). The method employed simulation and mapping of… More
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Hydrologic Dataset Extraction Around the Downstream Portion of Cabulig Watershed using Lidar Derived Digital Elevation Model (DEM)

Authors: Ricardo G. Villar , Jerald L. Ruta , Jojemar Bantugan , Nycel S. Barbadillo , Einstine M. Opiso , Jean Aquino , Jigg L. Pelayo

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) processed through the combined application of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies were the most critical datasets to the success of surface hydrologic modelling applications. This study aims to extract the hydrologic features… More
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LiDAR-Based Estimation of Canopy Fuel Parameters of Tree Plantation in Bukidnon, Philippines

Authors: Ricardo G. Villar , Rico R. Marin , Jorge Andrew B. Cipriano , Nycel S. Barbadillo

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Forest wildfires in the Philippines are all human-caused. Resource managers are dependent on accurate estimates and spatially accurate forest structure information to govern this kind of phenomena.This study presents methods of using airborne laser scanning data to acquire forest and… More
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Microbial Flora in Ukay-ukay Clothing from Flea Markets in Valencia City, Bukidnon

Authors: Lorelie G. Samaniego , Zeus Elumba

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Microflora from selected ukay-ukay clothing in Valencia City, Bukidnon were isolated and identified, and the effectiveness of commonly used antimicrobial agents against the microbial isolates was assessed through a standard antimicrobial disc diffusion assay. The effectiveness of conventional hand washing… More
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Performance of Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum [Fr.] Karst) using Different Spawn Substrates

Authors: Guia G. Saludares

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Spawn production is an essential aspect in mushroom cultivation. This involves the induction of mushroom mycelial development in growing medium under controlled conditions. This study aimed to investigate the performance and economic profitability of Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum [Fr.] Karst)… More
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Performance of Goat Farms in Region 10

Authors: Reynaldo G. Intong , Julnar E. Pepito , Jhonny M. Callejo , Emilio M. Cruz

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Goat always has a place in most of the farming systems in the country. It may play a minor role, but their importance in the rural life had long been recognized so that the condition in which they are raised… More
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Planting Densities and Nutrient Rates on te Growth and Fruit Set of ‘Solo‘ Papaya (Carica papaya L.)

Authors: Vences C. Valleser

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Optimizing plant density per area and fertilization application are basic ways to practice scientific agriculture. These are essential for cost-effective and profitable crop production. This study was conducted at Central Mindanao University to determine the effects of varying planting densities… More
0   280

Sensory Acceptance of Loaf Bread as Affected by Yam flour, Margarine, and Oil

Authors: Domingo P. Lodevico , Ruby A. Arroyo , Allene Mae V. Nasol

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Loaf bread is widely consumed, and its sensory acceptability is essential for consumers’ quality assurance. Current trends in sensory techniques for costeffective methods in food product development are the use of screening designs. This study investigated to identify the variables… More
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Maximizing Crop Yield and Adaptation under Less Favorable Growing Environments: The Roots of it!

Authors: Roel R. Suralta

Volume: 20 (2016) Special Issue, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Sustaining the increase in crop production is the basic cornerstone of meeting the rising demands from population growth, changing dietary preferences and expanding biofuels use. The earlier strategy was simply to expand the area devoted to crop production. However, expanding… More
0   152

Physical Characterization of Kibalagon Creek Catchment Basin

Authors: Nelsa J. Olila, Perfecto B. Bojo, Rodrigo C. Bayawa, Rex O. Yadao

Volume: 20 (2016) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Activities and rainfall events at Kibalagon Creek catchment basin contribute to flooding problems at CMU. The study characterized the physical characteristics of the basin to serve as input in policy formulation of campus flooding problems. One year data collection included… More
0   219

Investigating the Digital Divide in a Rural Community in the Philippines

Authors: May Marie P. Talandron, Yolanda C. Tautho, Celso C. Tautho

Volume: 20 (2016) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Digital divide is a global social issue that deals with the inequality of availability, access, and utilization of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This study investigated the incidence of the digital divide and its factors among the residents in a… More
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Ecological Footprint of Residents in a University Town in Mindanao, Philippines

Authors: Angela Grace Toledo-Bruno, Michael Arieh P. Medina, Jose Hermis P. Patricio

Volume: 20 (2016) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

One of the tools to measure the environmental impacts of the utilization of natural resources is determining ecological footprint (EF). The study assessed how one’s lifestyle could have impacts on the condition of our natural resources. EF study was conducted… More
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Production of Compressed Stabilized Earth Block (CSEB) from Pulangui Reservoir Alluvial Sediments Using Coal Fly Ash as Partial Replacement to Cement as Binder

Authors: Einstine M. Opiso, Reinerio P. Supremo, Neil P. Daquiado, Eva Joy N. Mendoza, King Jehu II Q. Radaza

Volume: 20 (2016) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Siltation at Pulangui Reservoir in Maramag, Bukidnon is a big problem for the hydroelectric power plant. This study explores the potential of Pulangui alluvial sediments from five different locations for compressed stabilized earth block (CSEB) production based on the soil… More
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Occurrence of Threatened, Endemic, and Economic Seed Plants in Selected Mountains in Mindanao, Philippines

Authors: Hannah P. Lumista, Reggie Y. Dela Cruz, Florfe M. Acma, Victor B. Amoroso

Volume: 20 (2016) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Philippines is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world, being home to most of the endangered species. It is important to give utmost attention to these plant taxa considered threatened, endemic, and economically important. The primary concern of this… More
0   461

Third-Point Load Effect on Bending Moment of Slotted Ferrocement Beam

Authors: Leoncio Mariano C. Acma

Volume: 20 (2016) Issue 1, Page: , Category: Natural Sciences

Ferrocement is usually made from a mortar of Portland cement, sand and fine gravel applied to steel reinforcement which is provided in small aperture wire mesh and/ or closely spaced small diameter bars or wires. This study aimed to determine… More
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