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Faculty members attend Research Congress

by Faculty Association

Posted on March 07, 2013 at 3:45:12 PM

Members of the DLSU-D faculty arrived in full force at the Ugnayang La Salle to participate in the 2013 Research Congress with the theme: "Navigating the Future of a Challenged Generation through Research."

In his opening remarks, Br. Gus Boquer, FSC, EdD, president of DLSU-D and HSI, highlighted the essence of research, especially for members of the academe. He also cited the University's current research which aims to come up with a development plan for the province of Cavite for the next 50 years. He said this will place Cavite at the forefront of efforts to address emerging issues such as climate change and hopefully make the province a model for the rest of the nation.

Among those who shared their papers were former National Statistics Office (NSO) chief Tomas P. Africa, who cited issues on power shifting and the need to strengthen community based monitoring systems and involvement of communities in nation building initiatives. The former director of the NSO also said that statistics and research play an important role in policy making and resource distribution.

Another speaker, Dr. Adam Kits, director of the Asia Pacific Research Center of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS), on the other hand outlined the challenges of research in the present and the role of research in setting the course for the future.

Dr. Antonio Ligsay, chief of the Science Reserach Specialist of the Reserach Management and Development Unit of the PCHRD-DoST, on the other hand, outlined opportunities for research grants and shared the government's priorities in the funding of study proposals.

Dr. Willington Onuh, in his closing speech, thanked the resource persons and attendees and issued a final challenge to the Lasallian community to "translate new ideas (derived from the event) to concrete solutions.

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