BSES student researchers present papers to policy makers

By upao - Posted on 03 May 2018


Anchored to one of the university’s objectives which is to strengthen a linkage among Local Government Units, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science students disseminated their research outputs to policy makers on April 27, 2018 at the College of Arts and Sciences Little Theatre.

This activity is in line with the seminar- workshop dubbed as “Establishing Science and Policy Linkage with Local Government Units” spearheaded by the Department of Biology.

The said activity mainly aimed to furnish the cooperation of science and policy makers where science can provide the evidence and policy makers are able to come up with “Evidence-Based Policy” towards solving environmental problems.

Dr. Joana I. Alafag, Biology Department Chairman, said thatthe activity is an avenue for teachers not just to present the research outputs of their students but also to hear the knowledge and sharing of the professionals (pertaining to the LGUs) who will serve astheir mentor.

The studies presented are ‘Comparative Analyses of Management Practices and Water Quality of Pinsao Pilot Project and Central Guisad Springs’ by Marjorie B. Balonglong, Daphne Kate K. Bayas Kenken B. Pascua;‘Particulate Matter Sequestration: An Ecosystem Service of Forest in La Trinidad and Baguio City’,done by Richelle B. Basatan, Reynante S. Quinones, Noemi L. Wais; ‘ Farmers Knowledge and Practices on Pesticides in Selected Barangays of Buguias, Benguet’research by Anailyn S. Siteg, Lorena T. Lomyog, Evangeline A. Caramto; ‘The Blue Spot Model: Assessment of Flood Risk Areas in Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet’ study by Nicole R. Aromin, Nelva P. Balbin, Journey T. Balmonte. Also four research studies were presented through poster aside from the oral presentation.
Among the LGUs who attended are Floro Bastian, Wilbur Suanding, Danilo Killip from Baguio City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO), Delfin Goyen, Jr. Barangay Kagawad of Guisad Central, Baguio City, Lester P. Madino of La Trinidad Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) and Clarise S. Tosay Barangay Secretary of Loo, Buguias.

After the presentations of the four studies, the students together with LGU representatives conducted a workshop out of the researches as bases to make a policy in their respective communities. Atty. Julie B. Velasco, Institute of Public Administration Instructor facilitated the said workshop.

“…dagitoy student researches tayo ket haan lang ngay nga pangshelves kuma kasi majority of our researches ket agiyan ijay bookshelves (these student researches should not just be put to shelves because majority of researches are being stocked on bookshelves)…..for the case of this activity its very informative kasla kuma daytoy (relating it to one of the studies presented through poster)inasses mi daytoy ket I’m very happy kasi naala na ngay jay concept ta one of the problems of the municipality of La Trinidad awan ti E-waste system tayo so this will serve as a basis ti municipality to replicate ken hopefully ket adan to ti ordinance iti daytoy e-waste system” (this activity is very informative like this (relating to one of the studies presented through poster) I’m so happy because we assisted this study and it captured the concept since one of the problems of the municipality has no E-waste system so this will serve as a basis for the municipality to replicate it and hopefully there will be an ordinance regarding this.), commented Lester P. Madino of the La Trinidad Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO).//DSemok