Cebu Technological University – Research


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)




Dr. Adrian P. Ybañez

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Chair

Cebu Technological University Main Campus

Dr. Adrian P. Ybañez is the Vice-President for Research and Development, a faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and Director of the Institute for Molecular Genetics, Parasitology and Protozoan Diseases of the Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines. He has more than 15 years of teaching and/or administrative experience, including as former Veterinary Hospital Administrator for three years and Dean and University Research Director for one year from a tertiary private institution. He is into community extension works with the Boy Scouts in the Philippines since 2004 and the Companion Animal Practitioner's Association of the Philippines in June 2019. He is an officer of local and national organizations, including as a National Council Member of the Council on Education of the Philippine Veterinary Medical Associations. He is affiliated with the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). He is an international council member of the Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites.

He obtained his Bachelor of Animal Science (Cum Laude) major in Animal Health from Visayas State College of Agriculture, Baybay, Leyte. He finished his post-graduate Diploma in Research and Development from the University of the Philippines Open University (as Dean's list). He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the Southwestern University, PHINMA, Cebu City, Philippines. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Cum Laude) from Leyte State University, Visca, Baybay, Leyte. He is a licensed veterinarian with a Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences (Internal Medicine) from the United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences of Gifu University and Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan. He is a Diplomate in the Philippine College of Veterinary Public Health and a candidate Diplomate in the Philippine College of Canine Practitioners. He is a graduate of the Master of Crisis and Disaster Risk Management from the Philippine Public Safety College of DILG and is currently pursuing Master of Development Management with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). He is actively involved in multi-disciplinary research but with great interest in small animal medicine, parasitology, and tick-borne disease research.

His research interests include parasitology and microbiology, vector-borne diseases, Veterinary Medicine and diagnostics, molecular biology and phylogenetics, small animal practice, epidemiology, public health, and social sciences.


Dr. Noel P. Roble

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Co-Chair

Cebu Technological University Carmen Campus

He is a Degree holder in BS and MS Biology from the University of San Carlos, and BS Pharmacy from the University of Visayas. He earned his MS and Ph.D. in Agriculture major in Applied Biochemistry at the Tsukuba University, Japan. He did research engagement in the field of Biology, Natural Products and Fermentation Technology. Currently, he is an organic faculty at the Cebu Technological University Carmen Campus, a resident faculty at the Fisheries Technology Department and at the same time the Dean of the Graduate School Program.


Dr. Ador R. Pepito

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC ) Member

Cebu Technological University Carmen Campus

His work started in 2004 as Research Assistant at Cebu Technology University (CTU) Carmen Campus until 2009. Then, he pursued a Master’s degree in Fisheries under the Accelerated Human Resource Development Program (AHRDP) of the Department of Science and Technology from 2009 until 2012. After completion, he returned to the institution in 2012 with the same work as Research Assistant, while also working as a Part-Time Instructor until September 2017. On September 17, 2017, he was hired as an Instructor with the designation as Director of the Research and Development Office until the present.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries major in Post-Harvest Technology from the Cebu State College of Science and Technology (now CTU Carmen Campus) in 2004. He graduated with his Master’s Degree in Fisheries major in Fish Processing Technology at the University of the Philippines Visayas in 2016.

His research works encompass the area of food science, fish processing technology, aquatic sciences, natural product development, and fish biology, as evident for research publications.


Dr. Jorim Z. Langbid

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC ) Member

Cebu Technological University Barili Campus

His work started in 2019 as an instructor at Cebu Technological University Barili Campus. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Animal Science at the same campus. He was also designated as the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Director.

He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Cebu Technological University Barili Campus.