Northern Mindanao researchers bag awards

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

RESEARCHERS in Northern Mindanao were recognized during the awarding of the search for Asian Outstanding Researchers on Wednesday at Pryce Plaza Hotel.

Dr. Anthony M. Penaso, Vice President for Academic Affairs of Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Maramag, Bukidnon, took home the Asian Research Leader Award while Dr. Andrea G. Azuelo, Faculty Researcher of CMU’s College of Education, is cited as Outstanding Filipino Researcher for Science Education.

For the Asian Research Journal and Editor Awards, Dr. Teresita T. Tumapon of Liceo de Cagayan University in Cagayan de Oro won platinum awards for Liceo Journal Higher Education Research, while Dr. Lesley C. Lubos also of Liceo University got the gold awards for Asian Journal of Biodiversity.


Dr. Donna Lou E. Neri also of Liceo University won silver award for Nursing Journal.

The other awardee for the Outstanding Asian Research Leader Award, which aims to recognize the exemplary contribution of researchers who lead the advancement in research in Asia and beyond the borders, is Dr. Angelica M. Baylon, Director for Research and Extension Services of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific.

For the Outstanding Asian Researcher Award, the other awardees are Dr. Eddie R. Babor of Holy Name University in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, for Philosophy and Education Research and Prof. Dr. Tatik Suryani, president (Dean) for business and governance research of STIE Perbanas Surabaya, Indonesia.

For the Outstanding Filipino Researcher Award, the awardees are Dr. Anacleta P. Valdez, Dean of the College of Allied Medical Professions of Lyceum of the Philippines University in Batangas, for Health and Education research; Dr. Maria Rio A. Naguit, Dean of the college of Education of Jose Rizal Memorial State University in Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte, for Marine Biology; Joel G. Becira, CFMT Research coordinator/assistant professor IV of Western Philippines University in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan, for Marine Conservation; and Mervin G. Gascon, chairperson of the Department of Governance Studies of the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City, for Public Governance.

For the Asian Research Journal and Editor Awards, the other platinum awardee is Dr. Evelyn R. Campiseño of Jose Rizal Memorial State University in Zamboanga del Norte for Threshold; while the other gold awardee is Dr. Eddie R. Babor of Holy Name University in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

The other silver awardee for the Asian Research Journal and Editor Awards is Rommel V. Tabula of the University of Northern Philippines in Vigan City.

For the Asian Leadership Merit Awards, the gold awardees are Dr. Carmen C. Menes, Research Director of La Consolacion College in Bacolod, and Dr. Rolando A. Alimen, Research Coordinator of John B. Lascon Foundation Maritime University in Molo.

The diamond awardees for the Asian Research Journal Consortium Award are Electronic International Scientific Research Journal Consortium and Philippine Electronic Journals.

The awarding was one of the highlights of the Asian Conference for Academic Journals and Higher Education Research and Asian Conference for Research Journalism slated August 17 to 20 at Pryce Plaza Hotel, attended by academic experts and researchers from nations across the Asia Pacific and Africa.
Alvin B. Caluba, PhD, president of the National Research Council of the Philippines, was one of the invited speakers of the conference’s opening day on Wednesday.

Caluba said the National Research Council of the Philippines, an agency under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is the only National Government agency in the Philippines that promotes funds and implements research in basic sciences, humanities and art.

He said there was a proposal for the creation of the Department of Information and Communication Technology wherein it will infuse expertise for the advancement of communication technology.

Caluba made a premature announcement that he is working very hard for an increase in the budget that supports researches, from P9 million to P29 million.

“This is a significant development and this is only for the 2012 budget,” he said.

He added that if researchers can deliver what is expected of their researches in 2012, the budget might even increase in the years ahead.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 18, 2011.

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