The Research, Extension Services and External Linkages (RESEL) department of the Western Mindanao State University, awarded the best paper presenters of the recently-concluded 36th Agency In-House Review in an event where the Advocacy of Research Results to Multi-Stakeholders was also presented.
RESEL, with its subsidiaries: WESMARRDEC (Western Mindanao Agriculture, Forestry Resources Research and Development Consortium), RDEC (Research Development and Evaluation Center) and RUPID (Research Utilization, Publication and Information Dissemination) hosted the program.
The awardees were regarded by the Vice President for RESEL as laurels of pride for bringing the university into the culture of research. The Vice President advocates the participation of not only the faculty, but also the students into research.
Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento, Director of RDEC, on the other hand, has explained the rationale for the conceptualization of the activity. Dr. Sarmiento discussed how the university is now pushing hard to come up with research outputs in terms of technology transfer. She mentioned that the research department is currently tasked to look into the research area of marketing rubber, coconut, banana, abaca and other agriculture-related researches.
WESMARRDEC Director, Dr. Teresita A. Narvaez supplemented Dr. Sarmiento’s information by providing a detailed presentation as to how researches on commodities and market study to satisfy the regional requirement by the Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Narvaez has also presented the research on the “Supply Chain Improvement of Sardines in Selected Commodities in the Philippines” and the “Impact Assessment on Stock Selection of Kappaphycus, Eucheuma and Gracilaria in Zamboanga City and Tawi-Tawi.” in which she is the project leader.
The awarding of the best papers of the 36th Agency In-House Review subsequently followed, where Dr. Roberto B. Torres, Dr. Ederlinda M. Fernandez (VP for Planning, Administration and Finance) and Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento awarded the certificates to the best paper presenters.
Recognitions were given to Engr. Ilde Deloria (Cyklon – a Computer Software for Designing Cyclone Dust Collector), Dr. Roldan Echem and A. Alcala (Community Structure and Macrofaunal Species Associated with Seagrasses in Selected Coastal Areas along Sulu Sea and Bohol), Prof. Cecille C. Diamante (GIS Mapping and Carbon Stock Assessment of the Experimental Forest Area of WMSU), and Dr. Teresita Narvaez whose three research papers were acknowledged (Impact Assessment on Stock Selection of Kappaphycus, Eucheuma and Gracilaria in Zamboanga City and Tawi-Tawi; Supply Chain Improvement of Sardines in Selected Commodities in the Philippines; and Value Chain Analysis of Seaweeds Industry in Zamboanga Peninsula)
For the graduate category, the awardees were Mr. Carl Vincent Madamba (Community Policing on Crime Prevention in Selected Barangays in Zamboanga City), Ms. Laani T. Sadain, RN (Appropriateness and Sustainability of Community Health Teachings and Activities in Suburbs San Jose Gusu and Ayala).
Two student papers, on the other hand, were given credit—CSM’s Joselito Vega, Mylcent Muriel Lauiquian under Dr. Mario Obra with their paper entitled Ground Litter Arthropod Fauna in the Tropical Lowland Rain Forest Sites of Pasonanca Natural Park, Zamboanga City; and Ameera A. Jose’s Transfer Matrix Simulation of Reflectivity of Distributed Bragg Reflectors.
After the awarding, the presentation of the new Ethics Committee Chairs transpired. Dr. Jocelyn P. Pedroso, Chair of the Research Ethics Oversite Committee (REOC) introduced the Committee for the University Technical Ethics: Prof. Fredelino San Juan (CFES), Prof. Nerlyne Concepcion (CSS), Dr. Socorro Rebecca Felonia (CPADS), Prof. Melinda May Mas (CSM), Prof. Carmen T. Ramos (CN), Engr. Ilde Deloria (CET), Prof. Abdel Azeena Moh. Siddique (CAIS), Prof. Ryan Joseph dela Torre (CCJE), Prof. Antonietta Domen (CHE) and Prof. Eulyn Tangalin (CSWCD)
All these activities of RESEL are aimed at promoting the involvement of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in strengthening the existence of a research culture within the university, in partnership with other stakeholders.
(Mandy Dalugdug – PAO, WMSU)