PCAARRD Recognizes Dr. Carlito P. Laurean as Pantas Awardee for Most Outstanding Research Administrator

By upao - Posted on 26 June 2019


The BSU Research and Extension sector celebrates another achievement for this year as Dr. Carlito P. Laurean, the Vice President for R & E bagged the Pantas Award for Most Outstanding Research Administrator.

Dr. Laurean received the award that includes a cash prize and a trophy on June 19, 2019 during the PCAARRD anniversary and awarding ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Manila.

The Pantas Award is a twice a year recognition given by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) for individuals who have rendered outstanding contributions to the advancement of Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources (AANR) research and development in the country. The evaluation committee reviewed the 5 year’s accomplishment of the nominees in terms of AANR research.

The PANTAS Award criteria include: resources generated and mobilized for R & D, agency output generated, linkages forged, trainings/workshops conducted, human resource development and management, innovations and new systems initiated, length of service and awards received as administrator.

To highlight some of the accomplishments of Dr. Laurean’s as the VPRE and the Director of the Consortium for Cordillera Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Research and Development (CorCAARRD), his hands on supervision paved the way for BSU to garner the TANGLAW award for Outstanding Research Institution in the Philippines from PCAARRD in 2017.

He also spearheaded the conduct of the 1st International Conference on Food, Environment, and Culture held on May 2017 which was participated by 268 researchers from the Philippines and other countries.

To address the challenges related to equivalent teaching load, disallowances, and prohibition of travels for the Job Order/ Contract of Service Research Assistants, Dr. Laurean initiated the DOST Certification of S&T personnel in the University and pursued the approval of the BSU guidelines on the grant of Hazard Allowance for researchers. The Service Contract of Science Research Assistants was revised and approved incorporating the provision that SRAs are entitled with meal and transportation allowances.

On resource generation, a total of Php330.5 M were sourced out from international, national and local funding agencies from 2013 to 2018. The projects having the highest allocation from outside funded institutions was thru the initiative Dr. Laurean. The projects include the “Upgrading of the DOST-PCAARRD-BSU Cordillera Soil, Plant and Water Laboratory” and the “Disaster Risk Reduction of Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Farms in CAR” with a combined total amount of Php86. 4 M in 2017.

Dr. Laurean’s leadership and active engagement in the R & E sector of the University resulted in various recognitions which include his award as Outstanding Research Manager in 2013 as acknowledgement of his dedication and accomplishment in strengthening the research culture of the University and the Consortium. His researches which piloted technologies to mitigate the impact of climate change to vegetable farmers and influence them to shift to Good Agricultural Practice was also recognized by the science community. The popular technology Dr. Laurean developed were 3 types of Organic Liquid Fertilizer which are now being used by the farmers.

As an administrator, Dr. Laurean vows to continuously provide excellent and efficient service for the University and to sustain and empower the communities through his RDE efforts. He also thanked the BSU community for the support and cooperation they are extending to the R & E sector.//Alma Santiago & Matyline Camfili