BAGUIO

Fernando: Research center

Paradigm

FAKE news and gossips are two gigantic hindrances in building healthy relationships and progress. Lies and baseless assumptions divide people.

They create fear and doubts in people’s causing them to hesitate in executing future plans and actions. The promotion of research as solid bases of policies is one ideal measure we have adopted in the past years. In trying to position Benguet particularly Baguio City as a premier academic destination, a research and analysis was put up to address the need of the city and the entire province in terms of information.

SLF Research Center is the pioneer private owned research center in the region. It aims to provide the local government, companies, and even individuals data necessary for their day to day activities. The different agencies of the local government, for instance, may need information about senior citizens or children (How many senior citizens are receiving pensions? How many are living alone? What kind of life do they live?). For the prevalent issues of teenage pregnancy and the sensitive issue of suicide, this company can work with agencies (DSWD, DOH) to work on gathering these pertinent data.

The National Statistics Office (NSO) is there to gather statistics about its citizens but the agency does not delve in the details or specifics of these statistics. A business company may need data of its target customers or clients, this company will work on that. DOH for instance, may want to conduct a research about vaccination-factors affecting the indecision of parents to have their children immunized. This agency can partner with the research company to come up with the needed information. DILG, DSWD, and DILG certainly have programs that needed research to support their implementation. Such agencies can tap the service of this research center to save time, money, and effort in coming up with efficient programs.

The company also assists individuals in the conduct of their own researches in fulfilling their course requirements. It offers consultation service for those who lack time and resources to conduct data gathering and analysis int their researches.

The primary objective of a research is to come up with the truth or the knowledge. Without these researches, people continue to adhere in some ideas that are already obsolete. These erroneous beliefs will keep them from making right decisions. For instance, if we know what the future expectations of Baguio City residents in the next year regarding the pandemic, the business industry will have idea how to approach it.

More importantly, a Baguio-based research center can deliver a detailed presentation of cases by looking in all the aspects or factors of the case and not solely rely on data in coming up with conclusions that overshadows the effort of the LGUs in eradicating the infections.

There are numerous gaps, needs, and questions that need to be addressed in a particular place. The answers would definitely help these places and its residents achieve progress. Decisions are vital in the success of endeavors and projects.

A functional research center would be a gift to a robust city like ours. (SLF Research and Analysis Center contact info: 09487613098/09653697543)


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