The CPU Research Station for Philippine Native Chicken was established on December 23, 2011. It started when the research project on “Formulation and Distribution of Supplemental Feeds for Free-Range Native Chicken” was about to implement. This study was one of the component projects under the “Development of Sustainable Darag Native Chicken Production System as Climate Change Adaption Option for Poultry Industry in Western Visayas.” On that date, the University President Dr. Teodoro C. Robles and the Committee on Finance of CPU Board of Trustees discussed with Dr. Jaime Cabarles Jr. the nature of such research. The latter stressed that the study was novel and the first in the country to develop rations devoted to such a group of chickens. After hours of discussion, the CPU Administration decided to have its counterpart share be given in implementing this research. This study was jointly funded by the CPU and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCAARRD-DOST).
Since 2011 up to the present number of studies have been conducted leading to the development of technology packages for Commercial Production of Organic Philippine Native Chicken. These technologies are the CPU Feeds, CPU Phytomedicines, standard designs for housing, essential cultural management, community-based and household-based feed milling equipment, hatchery operation protocols, dressing and storage protocols, product marketing, and many others. The development of these inputs propels the native chicken industry towards commercial-scale production. Indeed, Central Philippine University is true to its vision to be responsive to the needs of the total person and the world.
The link below showed the CPU Research Station for Philippine Native Chicken during the few years of existence: The Research Station for Philippine Native Chicken