Title of Study: Characterization of Podocarpus costalis (Airus) and its Therapeutic Potential against CANCER and DIABETES-induced Hyperlipidemia

Just in: Director Sancho A. Mabborang approved and committed P3M for funding of a quality research led by Batanes State College President Alfonso Cholo R. Simon.

"This serves as a drive and inspiration to other researches to conduct high-end studies such as this..we expect for good results", the Director said.

Trivia: "Unique to Philippines' northernmost province Batanes, Arius-- also known as the Batanes fruit, Batanes berry, or Batanes pine—grows too in mainland Luzon. But it does not fruit in Luzon nor in other areas outside of Batanes."