Research Activity Gallery

AWARDING OF INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL PUBLICATION AUTHORS

Arch. Emilio Cinense Gymnasium
January 30, 2017
6 P.M.

The four authors awarded during the University of the Assumption Employees’ Service Award were Mrs. Maria Jocelyn Y. Arrozal, Dr. Grace C. Sadac, Fr. Victor Nicomedes S. Nicdao and Dr. Joey M. Suba. The research topics come from different areas of specialization and include the titles: “An assessment on the existing program offerings of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs): A route to global competitiveness?”, “3Crypt: A developmental tool for complex encrypting and decrypting of data” and “Suffering and the empowering grace of the Lord”.


BIOMEDICAL DEVICE AND INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

College Audio-Visual Room
August 4, 2016

Dr. Nilo T. Bugtai from De La Salle University-Manila was the main lecturer of the biomedical device and information, communication and technology (ICT) seminar held last August 4, 2016 at the College Audio-Visual Room of the University of the Assumption. This research activity has inspired future health development innovators to submit their research proposals to the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) which may be endorsed to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) for funding.


CENTRAL LUZON HEALTH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM PLANNING AND ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

January 30-31, 2017

Dr. Arnel T. Sicat, the Director for UA Research and Planning, Mrs. Anele C. Mallari, the Dean of the College of Nursing and Mrs. Melanie O. Junio attended the Central Luzon Health Research and Development Consortium (CLHRDC) Planning and Advisory Board Meeting last January 30-31, 2017 at the Subic Bay Peninsular Hotel, Subic Freeport Zone. This two-day activity enabled the members to discuss important matters pertaining to the major accomplishments and future directions of the consortium.


FUNDED PCHRD RESEARCH PROPOSAL MOA SIGNING

University of the Assumption
President’s Board Room
June 16, 2016

Reve. Fr. Joselito C. Henson, University president, signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the research project titled “Prototype development in the irrigation, drainage, and drying of wounds”.

The research team is composed of Dr. Emmanuel M. Bagtas, Engr. Joselito S. Rosario, Engr. Marvin O. Mallari, Mrs. Anele C. Mallari, Mrs. Cherry B. Lazatin, Dr. Neil C. Tanquilut and Engr. Eugene Borbajo.

This collaborative research and development (R & D) proposal on biomedical devices of the University of the Assumption (UA) and Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU), will be funded by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD). The 12-month project has an estimated cost of half a million pesos.


NATIONAL PAPER CONFERENCE

St. Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
January 23 & 24, 2015

Dr. Arnel T. Sicat, Director for Research and Planning, Mr. Joel Q. Calaguas, Researcher for Planning and Evaluation, Mr. Jesus Z. Figueroa, Network Administrator of the Center for Information and Technology Laboratories, and Mrs. Dolores D. Mallari, Associate Professor of the College of Education, have participated in the National Paper Conference at the Saint Mary’s University last January 23 & 24, 2015.

The research paper titled: Barangay Constituents Information System (BCIS): Toward Achieving Organizational Efficiency was presented in the topic domain of Best Practices on Governance and Information Technology. Mother Tongue-Based Instruction in Teaching Mathematics was presented in the category of Mother Tongue-Based Instruction (MTB) and Multi-lingual Education (MLE).


RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM FOR INTERNATIONAL PAPER PRESENTATION

February 10, 2016
Conference Room, Research and Planning Office

Dr. Melanie V. Briones, UA professor, presented her research titled: “FOI bill at daybreak: Is there hope for its green light in the Philippines?” in a colloquium where Dr. Dexter M. Balajadia, the Dean of the College of Education, served as the peer reviewer. To provide additional suggestions for the improvement of the manuscript were Dr. Arnel T. Sicat, the Director for Research and Planning, and Dr. Emmanuel M. Bagtas, the Researcher for Academics. The research paper was then presented in the International Conference on Social Science, Literature and Educationat the Furama Hotels and Resorts, Bangkok, Thailand last April 2 & 3, 2016.

RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM FOR INTERNATIONAL PAPER PRESENTATION

March 9, 2016
Conference Room, Research and Planning Office

Mrs. Maria Jocelyn Arrozal, a UA professor, presented her research titled: “An assessment on the existing program offerings of HEIs: a route to global competence”, in a colloquium where Dr. Violy Fernanda Y. Santos, the Principal of the UA Senior High School, served as the peer reviewer. Also present during the colloquium to provide additional suggestions to further improve the manuscript were Dr. Arnel T. Sicat, the director of the Research and Planning Office, and Dr. Emmanuel M. Bagtas, the Researcher for Academics. The research paper was then presented in the International Conference on Social Science, Literature and Educationat the Furama Hotels and Resorts, Bangkok, Thailand last April 2 & 3, 2016.


RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM FOR INTERNATIONAL PAPER PRESENTATION

March 18, 2016
Conference Room, Research and Planning Office

Mrs. Daphne R. Tadeo, UA professor, presented her research titled: “A corpus linguistic analysis of Philippine English in student publication editorials” in a colloquium where Dr. Melanie V. Briones served as the peer reviewer. Also present during the colloquium to provide additional suggestions to further improve the manuscript were Dr. Arnel T. Sicat, the director of the Research and Planning Office, and Dr. Emmanuel M. Bagtas, the Researcher for Academics. The research paper was then presented in the International Conference on Social Science, Literature and Education at the Furama Hotels and Resorts, Bangkok, Thailand last April 2 & 3, 2016.


RESEARCH PROPOSAL OF CEA PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS

February 16, 2017
Conference Room, Research and Planning Office

Dr. Arnel T. Sicat, the Director for Research and Planning and Mr. Joel Q. Calaguas, Researcher for Evaluation and Institutional Planning, have reviewed the research proposals of College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) professors and students last February 16, 2017 at the Research and Planning Office Conference Room.

Three proposed titles were: Development of plant box system using Arduino, Solar-powered mobile charging system and Automatic ignition key lock system with breathalyzer. The faculty proponents were Engr. Marvin O. Mallari and Engr. AsilKastle S. Dela Cruz. The student proponents were John Matthew A. Capulong, Arvee L. Domingo, Jesierene M. Monsanto, Raquel S. Sian, David Gabriel M. Paguinto, Patrick Lorenzo R. Pangilinan, Ivan Joshua G. Crosio, Willmark N. Chua, Paul John S. Darag, Vehn Jerome L. Binua, Carl Justine G. Juan and Raphael Angelo B. Guiao.


TRAINING ON PATH ANALYSIS/STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING USING AMOS

The Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila
June 23, 2015

Dr. Arnel T. Sicat, Director for Research and Planning, Emmanuel M. Bagtas, Researcher for Academics and Joel Q. Calaguas, Researcher for Institutional Planning and Evaluation attended a training on path analysis/ structural equation modeling using AMoS.

The training included lecture and hands-on demonstration. It is essential in higher quantitative researches which involve the use of path analysis or structural equation modeling.


SEMINAR WORKSHOP ON ANIMAL HANDLING AND IACUC PROTOCOL REVIEW PROCESS

December 16, 2015

Dr. Emmanuel M. Bagtas, the Researcher for Academics, Mrs. Anele C. Mallari, the Dean of the College of Nursing, Ms. Maria Justina S. Gonzales, the Chair of Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences and Mrs. Melanie O. Junio attended a seminar on animal handling at Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) last December 16, 2015.

The topics of discussion were about care and handling of laboratory mice and rats; and animal care and use program. Its scope included common strains, sexing, identification, restraint, drug administration, blood collection, euthanasia, waste disposal and protocol making.


SEMINAR WORKSHOP ON DEVELOPING DEPARTMENT RESEARCH PRIORITY AREAS

October 26, 2015

In response to the promotion of research culture in the university and challenges of ASEAN integration, the Research and Planning Office (RPO) held a seminar-workshop on developing department research priority areas to the deans, teachers, guidance counselors and librarians last October 26, 2015 at the Social Hall.

Dr. Arnel T. Sicat, Director of Research and Planning Office, discussed the ten-year research agenda while Mr. Emmanuel M. Bagtas, Researcher for Academics, updated the current research undertakings of the UA Faculty.


SPSS TUTORIAL NETWORK PROGRAM

Research and Planning Office

Based on the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) provided to the employees of the university, seminars in Special Package in Social Sciences (SPSS) were deemed necessary to be held. SPSS is a comprehensive and flexible statistical analysis and data management solution. It can take data from almost any type of file and use them to generate tabulated reports, charts and plots of distributions and trends, descriptive statistics and conduct complex statistical analyses.

Dr. Arnel T. Sicat, Director for Research and Planning, Mr. Joel Q. Calaguas, Researcher for Planning and Evaluation and Mr. Emmanuel M. Bagtas, Researcher for Academics have provided hands-on seminars to 16 administrators and employees of the university. It is an ongoing activity to train at least 64 teaching and non-teaching personnel who periodically evaluate activities.


TRAINING WORKSHOP ON ETHICS REVIEW ON ACADEMIC RESEARCH WITH HUMAN SUBJECTS

Conference Room, National Institutes of Health, UP Manila
April 13-15, 2015

Emmanuel M. Bagtas, the Researcher for Academics and Cherry B. Lazatin, clinical instructor from the College of Nursing, have attended the National Training Workshop on Ethics Review on Academic Research with Human Subjects at the Conference Room of National Institutes of Health(NIH) at The University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) last April 13-15, 2015.

It is the first of its kind in a series of training workshops provided by the UP-NIH. Most of the participants during the national training workshop were medical practitioners.

The topics discussed in the seminar were national ethical guidelines and local regulations, principles of good research practice and good clinical practice, principles of research ethics, GCP protocol template with ethical consideration, ethical role of investigator, ethical issues in intervention vs. observational research, ethical issues in public health/community research, conflict of interest, confidentiality issues, vulnerability issues, risk/benefit assessment, informed consent, ethics review, ethical issues in quantitative research, qualitative social research, clinical trials, publication, laboratory and genetic research.