A NEW academic journal featuring original researches in the field of natural sciences, language and communication, and social sciences that were conducted in Baguio City, Cordillera, and Region I is published.

Entitled ‘Enquerre’ (an old French word that means to ask or to inquire), this research journal of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the Cordilleras is a multidisciplinary periodical of the professors and students.

The journal is a compendium of selected research papers that includes theoretical, empirical, and practical papers in all areas of natural sciences, mathematics, language and communications, and social sciences.

‘Enquerre’ Editor and Research Coordinator Jay Jay Fernandez Manuel said that the people in the community continue to inquire about knowledge for the improvement of their lives. In respond to these inquiries they introduced ‘Enquerre’ which promotes scientific literacy and inspires the faculty and students to embrace research.

“Research is a way of articulating what we are doing in our profession and a means of communicating to the people outside the community’” he said.

Manuel added “This is for them (community) to better understand what they observe in their natural world, to clarify their language, and to acknowledge possible social phenomena.”

‘Enquerre’ maiden issue came out on November 2014. It includes ten manuscripts entitled “The Function of Baguio Local Media on City’s Development” by the writer; “University Students’ Errors in Algebra” by Dante Caseldo, J-Lyn Espiritu, and Zerlin Morareng; “Impact of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of Sta. Maria, Pangasinan” by Karl Felix, Merwyn Soliven, Allysa Marie Yandoc, and Ferdinand Lawan; “A University Town: The Advancement of Higher Education Institutions in Baguio City” by Katrina Quijarro-Mamaril and Kurt Paul Bagayao; and In vivo Biocontrol Activity of Trichoderma harzianum Against Potato Bacterial Wilt” by Manuel.

Completing the issue are the researches entitled “Level of Adversity Quotient of CAS Faculty of the University of the Cordilleras” by Fe Regina Malit and Mylene Carayugan; “Socio-cultural Implications of Selected Speech Acts in Aureaus Solito’s Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” by Mamaril, “Tiger Grass Flower as a Substitute to Sand in Concrete Structures” by Rolando Estioco, Nikka Mei James, Margarita Mendoza, and Teresita Doctor; “Waste Analysis and Characterization Study in San Vicente National High School in Baguio City” by Lea Del Rosario, Jaynina Mae Bugtong, Sarah Jane Gomiing, and Manuel; and “Manic Pixie Dream Girl: It’s Implications to Female Representation in Selected Films and Literary Works” by Maricel Abubo, Rubie Ann Arnidoval. Hanna Krishna Callora, and Gregerlin Lambenicio.

Publication of academe research outputs is a requirement. But more than this, it is reaching out to the community and engaging them with the activity. A Research journal is also one way of motivating and inspiring students to continue appreciating research.

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