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Ateneo Research Center Press Release at:



The Ateneo Research Center successfully conducted the 2-day ARC Research Forum 2013 featuring the research of five AdZU faculty members: Jocelyn Partosa, PhD; Robert Panaguiton, PhD; Paul Acebes, PhD; Ms. Ana Mae Tanguilig; and Ms. Mary Rose Andrada. The forum was held at the Carlos Dominguez Conference Hall on August 12 and 13, 2013. Aside from AdZU faculty, participants in the event included faculty members from Universidad de Zamboanga (UZ), Zamboanga State College of Marine Science and Technology (ZSCMST), Sulu State College (SSC), and Brent Hospital and Colleges, Inc.

Dr. Partosa’s paper presentation entitled Secondary Teachers and pre-service Teachers' Conceptual Understanding of Photosynthesis: a cross regional study demonstrated evidence of misconceptions in the interpretation of teachers. Dr. Panaguiton’s presentation entitled Lami-Lamihan: Yakan Cultural Festivity and Authenticity tackled issues on the authenticity of the continually evolving cultural Yakan practices. Ms. Tanguilig shared the results of her examination of the mentoring experience in AdZU in her paper ADZU Mentoring Program: Evolution and Evaluation. On the second day of the forum Dr. Acebes highlighted the non-traditional computational strategies of Tausug, Sama, and Yakan vendors in his paper Mathematical Problem-Solving Skills of Street Vendors from Selected Ethnic Groups: A Case Study. Also on the second day Ms. Andrada detailed the preferred message design logic of ethnic groups in Mindanao in her paper Message Design Logics in Negotiation of Ethnic Group Members in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Also present in the forum was University-OIC Fr. Wilfredo M. Samson, SJ; CHED Regional Director Emmylou Yanga, PhD; and Ms. Jennifer Pidor of DOST Region 9 who delivered the Keynote Address in behalf of DOST Regional Director Ms. Brenda Nazareth-Manzano.

The event also featured eight (8) researches presented during the concurrent sessions and four (4) research posters. Faculty members from UZ, Sulu State College, and AdZU were the presenters.

ARC Forum

ARC Forum 2

ARC Forum 3

The 2nd Regional Health Research Summit in Zamboanga Peninsula has been slated on 19-20 September 2013 at the Garden Orchid Hotel in Zamboanga City.

Expecting 150 participants coming from Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Isabela City, Basilan and Zamboanga City, the event, which is conducted every 2 years provides a platform for the health research community to interact, mutually learn, share information and experiences, voice their concerns, and contribute research-based solutions to health problems in the region.

The summit will be in two parts. The morning of 19 September 2013 will be for the General Assembly. The conference proper will be in the afternoon of 19 September 2013 and on 20 September 2013 where the paper and poster presentation contest will take place. Registration to the conference is free and open for students enrolled in the graduate school and for professional researchers.



a. Participation is open to graduate students and professionals. To qualify:

Graduate Students: Sending institutions must certify that contestants are bona fide students in their graduate schools.


a. Professionals shall present letter of endorsement from his immediate supervisor.

b. Research done must be aligned with the 2012-2016 National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) and for Graduate Students: A project must be completed within the last 2 years; Professionals: A project must be completed within the last 2 years and has not been featured in the previous PNHRS/ZCHRD fora.

c. From the submissions, researches may be chosen for either oral or poster presentation entries.


i. A research report or write up (please refer to the criteria for judging) and an abstract of not more than two hundred fifty (250) words with Medical Subject Heading (for Health and health related researches) (MeSH) (refer to www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) keywords shall be submitted to the committee for screening. The cover page must include the following information:

1. Name of the research or project title

2. Category (Professional or graduate student)

3. Name of author/s and adviser/s

4. Complete address of institution

5. Email address of contact person

6. Name of presenter

ii. The full paper shall also be required for submission.

iii. Entries must be submitted to:

Zamboanga Consortium for Health Research & Development

Department of Science and Technology IX Compound, Capt. F. Marcos St. cor. Gen. Alvarez St., Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City

not later than 07 August 2013 (Abstract & full research report) in soft copy via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

iv. Qualifiers will be notified not later than 28 August 2013.



• There shall be 2 competitors per category chosen from the province either from Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, or Zamboanga del Norte.

• Round trip tickets, hotel accommodation and incidental expenses will be provided.

* For graduate student category, the benefits will only be given to the presenter. Other members of the research team shall shoulder their own travel expenses if they wish to attend the Regional Health Research Summit (Conference registration fee will be free of charge).


For the conference guidelines, please refer to: http://region9.healthresearch.ph/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=14:2nd-regional-health-research-summit

For the event programme, please refer to: http://region9.healthresearch.ph/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=13:2nd-regional-health-research-summit&Itemid=0

Originally written by

R.G. Antonet Go, Zamboanga Today Online,

Saturday, 22 June 2013 11:36


The Department of Science and Technology IX (DOST) and the Zamboanga City Health Research and Development (ZCHRD) conducted a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) yesterday morning at Grand Astoria Hotel.

The topics discussed during the seminar were IP basics, trademarks and copyrights, patents, IPR exercise, legal framework for technology transfer, licensing rights, opportunities, and privileges of researchers, introduction to licensing, key components of licensing agreement, technical components, financial components, and licensing exercise.

The lecturers were composed of lawyers Atty. Ferdinand M. Negre, Atty. Oliver P. Baclay Jr. and Atty. Peter L. Calimag. There were 42 participants coming from the government, NGO, and academe who came from all over Region IX.

“IPR is very important because it benefits everyone. The general public will also be benefited because they will be informed about the quality of the product, about the safety of the product, for the inventors, they will be able to get incentives for patenting their products," said ZCHRD Chairman, Dr. Teresita G. Montaño.

Montaño said that this will make the participants understand their rights aside from that they will be able to implement IPR policy in their own institution when they go back to their places.

"Aside from these, we are also promoting research as a very important component because in doing research you develop new knowledge," she said.


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