In commemoration of the pursuit to advanced knowledge generation through research, Cebu Normal University (CNU) hosted the CNU FIRe (Festival on Innovations in Research) 2019 last October 17-19.
The three-day festival opened with the theme, “Complexity and Adaptation in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” which focused on how research drove the emergence of the said revolution.
Dr. Floriza N. Laplap, Presidential Assistant for Planning and Development, delivered the words of welcome of Dr. Filomena T. Dayagbil, University President, highlighting the commitment of the academe to quality and relevant higher education through innovations.
“This gathering of intellectuals and innovators is a testament to our collective belief that research is the driver of innovation and one of the important keys in building a better future for our country,” Laplap said.
Dr. Angeline M. Pogoy, Vice President for Research, Extension, and Publication, officially opened the exhibition booths at the Samuel MacClintock (SM) Hall and performances from the CNU Chorale and CNU Kudyapi Folkloric Ensemble followed.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Roberto N. Padua, Former Commissioner of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Philippines, centralized his speech on social physics.
Meanwhile, plenary speakers Dr. Jonel P. Saludes, Associate Vice President for University of San Agustin, Iloilo, Philippines and Dr. Jan Chung-yuang, Minister, Examination Yuan, Republic of China, stated that the fourth industrial revolution is technology with conscience and a connection between education, human resources management, and government policies.
CNU FIRe in partnership with Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA) continued on its second day at Tandang Sora Hall.
The speakers were Dr. Jose Chiu-C. Chen, president of Taiwan Association for Schools of Public Administration and Affairs; Dr. Lizan Perante-Calina, president of Philippine Society for Public Administration; and, Dr. Alex Brillantes, president of Asian Association of Public Administration and Mr. Rene Sanapo of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, who shared experiences on their respective fields.
The event was graced by delegates from different countries such as Indonesia and Taiwan; and the attendees, a mixed crowd of CNU faculty and Public Administration students.
“CNU FIRe is really helpful para sa students of Public Admnistration… Naay mga techniques and other services [discussed in the forum] nga makapa-improve sa system sa Philippines,” said Paul Kevin Pocong (Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration II). He pointed out policy making, public governance, and e-government as vital topics related to his degree program.
During the event, speakers discussed about the purpose of Industry 4.0 and how it affects different sectors, as well as responses in government reform, and entrepreneurial development.
Presenting of researches
Researchers from different state universities and colleges gathered to present their researches that were categorized into five strands during the afternoon session.
The strands were Productive Pedagogy, presented at SM Hall; Health Promotion and Innovations, which took place at Eva Macapagal Memorial Arts (EMMA) Center; Complex Adaptive System at Tandang Sora Hall; Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Modelling at the E-Classroom College of Nursing (CN) Building; and Culture, Arts, and Governance at CN Amphitheatre.
Infographics and Infomercial presentations preceded on the final day of the three-day event, followed by the endnote session with Dr. Rozzano C. Locsin, Professor Emeritus of Florida Atlantic University.
In regards to CNU FIRe, Dr. Angeline M. Pogoy, Vice President for Research, Extension, and Publications, said that “taking the lead when it comes to the advancement of technology” is a must to become a leading, multidisciplinary research university.
Though the preparation of CNU FIRe had less than six months, she shared her most sincere gratitude to the strong manpower of the faculty and to the participants from the other nation and colleges that made the event successful.
According to Pogoy, CNU FIRE may be the first of its name but research conferences have been organized and held by CNU every year for several years now.
CNU FIRe concluded with an awarding ceremony of the best presenters and special awards for the following strands:
Health Promotion and Innovations
1st Place – Effect of Safety Checklist in Addressing Nurse Handoff Communication Divergence
Presented by: Mark Vincent P. Sarigumba
Authors: Mark Vincent P. Sarigumba, Symebelle G. Aguiman, and Rocky M. Camaligan
2nd Place – A Validation of a Non-linear Relationship on the Predictors of Violence Against Women (VAW) by Symbolic Regression
Presented by: Ernyl Henry Redula
Authors: Ernyl Henry Redula and Lovelyn G. Tipon
3rd Place – The Effect of Mirror Therapy Toward the Upper Extremity Grip Strength of Non-Hemorrhagic Stroke Patient in Dr. Moewardi Hospital
Presented by: Isnaini Rahmawati
Authors: Isnaini Rahmawati, Gatot Suparmanto, and Axel Aseta Winona
Culture, Arts, and Governance
1st Place – Community Extension Services of Cebu Normal University
Presented by: Carlou John S. Letigio
Author: Carlou John S. Letigio
2nd Place – Contested Waters: Review of Literature on Water Contestations
Presented by: Ryan Dave Rayla
Author: Ryan Dave Rayla
3rd Place – Disaster Reduction and Emergency Assistance of Medellin (DREAM) Three-Component Framework: An LGU Resilience Modeling
Presented by: Jay Jumar R. Bacunawa
Author: Jay Jumar R. Bacunawa
– Social Progress Component and Indicators: Principal Component Analysis
Presented by: Rodin Paspasan
Author: Rodin Paspasan
1st Place – A Dose-Response Model for Advanced Education and Skill Sets in Enhancing the Probability of Employment
Presented by: Nigel Glenn N. Javier
Authors: Nigel Glenn N. Javier and Angeline M. Pogoy
2nd Place – Flipped Classroom Technique for Enhancing Grammatical Competence
Presented by: Maricel D. Rivera
Authors: Maricel D. Rivera and Grace M. Flores
3rd Place – 4C’s in Teaching English to Senior High School
Presented by: Donna Grace I. Cotejo
Authors: Donna Grace I. Cotejo, Geraldine Amado, Julie Cabalquinto, and Michelle Landao
Complex Adaptive System
1st Place – Characterization of Mining Behavior of Selected Metals in the Philippines through a Bass Diffusion Model
Presented by: Jhudiel Masong Lobitaña
Author: Jhudiel Masong Lobitaña
2nd Place – Capacitating Research Faculty for University-hood Using Bass Diffusion Model
Presented by: Erlinda Saludo Pantallano
Author: Erlinda Saludo Pantallano
3rd Place – An Emerging Picture of Global Economies Amidst Various Corruption Indices: Self-Organizing Behavior
Presented by: Jimbo Juanito B. Villamor
Authors: Jimbo Juanito B. Villamor, Teresita P. Senados, and Romy Jun A. Sunico
Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Modelling
1st Place – Biosorption ability of starfruit (Averrhoa Carambola L.) in Removing Cadmium and Lead in Contaminated Water Samples
Presented by: Joje Mar P. Sanchez
Authors: Joje Mar P. Sanchez, Pierre Kendrick L. Gosiaco, luke Carlyle Alvin l. Calvo, Junarie C. Bregente, and Michael A. Ponce
2nd Place – The Quadratic Lambert and an Application
Presented by: Cristina B. Corcino
Authors: Cristina B. Corcino, Istvan Mezo, and Wilson D. Castañeda Jr.
3rd Place – Antagonistic Activity of Metarhizium anisopliae against phytopathogenic Fusarium oxysporum as biological control
Presented by: Marchee T. Picardal
Authors: Marchee T. Picardal, Ed Daniel L. Tundag, Gladwin B. Goc-ong, and Jay P. Picardal
BEST RESEARCH INFOMERCIAL
1st Place – Indicators of Asian Achievement in Chemistry: Implications to the Philippine Setting
By Joje Mar P. Sanchez
2nd Place – The Untold Stories of Childhood to Parenthood
By Joni Inocencia Gonzaga, Laurence Garcia, and Ma. Mayla Imelda M. Lapa
3rd Place – The Social Determinants of Under-Five Immunization Services uptake in the Urban and Rural Areas in Cebu City
By Jillian A. Bejoc, Cindy Thuy Duong G. Huynh, Gamaliel F. Lumapas, Candice A. Macasero, and Helmina Dale J. Merin
BEST RESEARCH INFOGRAPHICS
1st Place – The Foreign Students’ Intercultural Communicative Experiences
By Janet Mananay
2nd Place – Dengue Epidemiology
By Edward Laurence Opena
3rd Place – Captives of the Mind: Prevalence of Mental Health Problems in Children Who are in Conflict with the Law
By Ma. Mayla Imelda Lapa, Lyca Marie Bayo, Avriel Grances Bihag, Alexa Rae Dunque, and Christine Joy Hordista
1st Place – College of Nursing (CN)
2nd Place – College of Teacher Education (CTE)
3rd Place – College of Art and Sciences (CAS)
BEST UTILITY MODELS
1st Place – Formulation of Seaweed Eucheuma Cottonii Gum Paste for Cake Decor Product by Charles E. Goles
2nd Place – Handheld Writing Board
By Kim Francis R. Rodriquez
3rd Place – Formulation of Seaweed Eucheuma Cottonii Gum Paste for Cake Decor
Process by Charles E. Goles
– Process of Making Dark Chocolate Porridge by Kim Francis R. Rodriquez
BEST RESEARCH PAPERS (Complex Adaptive System Strand)
– Global Variances in the Four Pillars of Knowledge-Based Economy
By Bien Andrei R. Saludo
– Dispersion of Technological Innovations and Its Effect on Carbon Dioxide Emissions
By Adel Grace P. Gaudicos and Rujube N. Hinoguin
– Modeling Measles Spread Through Bass Diffusion
By Jillian A. Bejoc
– “Word of Mouth” as Basis for a Bass Diffusion Model for Philippine Tourism
By Dionalyn S. Gumacial and Bien Andrei R. Saludo
– The Global Diffusion of Technologies from China and the United States of America
By Catherine M. Garcia
Words by Jhonazel Kiskis, Leonel Quillo, Lorille Mata, and Phebe Soronio
Photos by Lou Paghasian and Retlyn Ceballos
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