“It’s not enough to confine research in one’s college. Research is the only conveyance of solutions to problems in the community,” said Prof. Eddie M. Ladja, College of Asian and Islamic (CAIS) Dean, as he welcomed the presenters and students to the 5th CPERS (College of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports) and CAIS Research Forum.
The conference, which was held at the College of Law Auditorium on Tuesday, December 3, is part of RUPID’s (Research Utilization, Publication and Information Dissemination) aim of disseminating research information from all the colleges in the University.
Six researches were highlighted in the forum. The presenter for the Graduate Category, Maria Christina G. Wee, who is the Physical Education Director of Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College assessed the “Effect of Belly Dance and Zumba in the Abdominal Endurance of Selected Female Adult Students of Blue Gym Fitness Center” where she concluded that Zumba is a more effective exercise in strengthening the abdominal endurance of women.
For the faculty category, Abbie Claire U. Asama of CPERS analyzed the dance movements of a tribe in Zamboanga del Sur with her study entitled “Subanen Dances of Lapuyan”; Muktar M. Jamud of CAIS assessed the magnitude of prevalence of unemployment in Zamboanga with his research on the “Bread Winner: Policy on Livelihood Training of Indigenous Family in Selected Barangays of Zamboanga City”; another CAIS instructor presented his research that sought to expose the uncommon methods of traditional leadership with his paper entitled “Pagtau-Maas: A Tausug Traditional Leadership in Sulu” where he also identified the contribution of the traditional leadership towards decision making; Prof. Perry M. Jalad, also from CAIS, talked about “The Role of the Trained Asatidz in the Integration of Madrasah Education under DepEd Curriculum in Zamboanga City.”
Gerard Rafael P. Mandin, the sole presenter from the student category determined the indigenous games played by the children in private schools with his paper entitled “Appreciation of Indigenous Games in Private Elementary Schools.”
Vice President for RDE, Dr. Roberto B. Torres, RDEC Dean Dr. Chona Q. Sarmiento and RUPID Director Dr. Julieta B. Tendero all graced the forum to deliver the inspirational message, R & D Updates and final remarks. (AJ Dalugdug, PAO-WMSU)