Pushing for a continuous staff development program as one of his term’s reform agenda, the new University President, Dr. Ireneo G. Alvaro, Jr., commended and graced the Research and Development Office (RDPO) and Office of Instruction’s (OI) first-ever university-wide research seminar with his first appearance since his appointment as president of the university.

Led by Dr. Gener S. Subia (RDPO) and Dr. Gladys P. Mangiduyos (OI), the seminar aimed to encourage ingenuity, creativity, criticality, and excellence among the members of the faculty and staff, as the offices gear up for the continuity and furtherance of the university’s adherence to cutting-edge research with international academic standards.

More than 250 attendees participated and gained new and up-to-date research insights from researchers like Dr. John Mark F. Bondoc (Popular Quantitative Research Designs), Dr. Ali Mamaclay (Sampling, Data Encoding, and Reliability Testing), Dr. Gener Subia (Correlation and Comparison/Tips on Research Publication), Dr. Carissa Juliana Balaria (Phenomenology/Photo Voice), Dr. Marietta Agustin (The Role of Theories in Quantitative and Qualitative Research/Questionnaire Construction), Dr. Gladys P. Mangiduyos (Grounded Theory), and Dr. John Jason Villaroman (Mixed Methods).

The one-day event was participated in by Dr. Lucille C. Hilario, the OIC VPAA, who challenged everyone to start writing [their research] and to finish what they had started. A video presentation of Dr. Ryan John De Lara’s Severe Weather Amphibious Navigator (SWAN) Project, was presented and inspired the participants to delve into actual research. Vocal performances from Mrs. Happy Ramos, Dr. Gladys Mangiduyos, Dr. John Jason Villaroman, Dr. Carissa Juliana Balaria, Rev. Daffodil Cabales, and Mr. Arnel De Pano and company provided entertainment for the event.

In conclusion, Dr. Gener Subia, an internationally published researcher in multiple fields of study, inspired everyone by showing how research could aid development from the classroom to the outside world.