Three researches from BSU were recognized as qualifiers to the Commission on Higher Education’s Research Paper Publication or REPUBLICA Awards. These researches were among the 53 entries selected out of 300 entries nationwide. The researches are: “Cultivation and Conservation of Traditional Food Crops and Perceptions of Farmers on Biodiversity Loss in the Cordillera Administrative Region” by Belinda A. Tad-awan and Esther Josephine D. Sagalla; “Artifacts Speak: Diversions of Benguet Material Culture” by Stanley F. Anongos; and “Time Use Analysis: Women and their Households as Sites for Everyday Negotiations and Organizing Community Life” by Ruth S. Batani, Gigy G. Banes and Kacy O. Labon. The researchers were recognized on July 27, 2016 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila during the CHED REPUBLICA Awards and Recognition Night as part of the Higher Education Research Conference.
The other BSU entries submitted for the REPUBLICA Awards are “Species Profile and Associated Indigenous Knowledge of Trees and Shrubs Used as Tea in Benguet” by John G. Tacloy; “Quarantine and Other Important Diseases Affecting Economic Crops in Cordillera” by Janet S. Luis, Jocelyn C. Perez, Grace S. Backian, Jennie T. Bawayan, Cynthia G. Kiswa and Clarence B. Codod; and “Carbon Stock Assessment of Selected Agroforestry Systems in Benguet” by Marissa R. Parao, Kenneth A. Laruan and Mendil T. Palista.
BSU researchers presenting their studies during the Higher Education Research Conference on July 27, 2016 at the at the Century Park Hotel in Manila.Photos courtesy of Maluz D. Fang-asan
On the same occasion, BSU researchers recommended by the Higher Education Regional Research Center also presented their studies. For the oral presentation, the papers presented are: “Ecological Succession of Farms under Fallow Period in Atok, Benguet” presented by Romeo A. Gomez, Jr.; “Development of Soil Fertility Management Decision Tool for Improving Yield of Cabbage amidst Changing Climate in Benguet” presented by Carlito P. Laurean; “Aboveground Biomass Estimation of Coniferous Forests in Benguet, Philippines using Remote Sensing” presented by Roscinto C. Lumbres; and “Prevalence and Stand Susceptibility of Pinus kesiya in Camp John Hay, Baguio City to Beetle Infestations” presented by Marissa R. Parao. For the poster presentation, the papers presented are “Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms in Benguet and Mt.Province” presented by Bernard S. Tad-awan and “Utilization of ICT for Benguet State University Knowledge Products Towards Knowledge Sharing Support for Climate-Change Initiatives” presented by Maria Luz D. Fang-asan.
The REPUBLICA Awards is held every two years while the Higher Education Research Conference is held annually. The REPUBLICA Awards aims to recognize and reward outstanding research outputs of higher education faculty researchers, leading to significant advances in priority disciplines and contributing to national development at the same time encourage research productivity and publication of research outputs in CHED accredited and internationally indexed journals. The BSU Research Journal is CHED-accredited.//