The Philippine Association for Graduate Education (PAGE) of Region VII in coordination with the University of San Carlos CHED Zonal Research Center sponsored a one-say seminar on Research Theory Utilization and Instrumentation held on September 22, 2008 at the Lesage Audio-Visual Hall of the Holy Name University. The HNU through the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Teotima C. Amborgo was tasked to do the necessary preparations.
The seminar was intended to enhance the research capabilities of graduate school faculty and students of Bohol especially in research designing, instrument crafting and theory building.
Fr. Romeo P. Bancale, SVD, the HNU Vice President for Academics, welcomed the participants and Dr. Mariano M. Lerin, President of PAGE VII delivered the statement of purpose. It is to be noted that the PAGE VII officers joined the participants in the opening ceremonies.
Dr. Crisanto Pancito, Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School introduced the participants by school: Mater Dei College of Tubigon, Bohol; Bohol Institute of Technology-International College (BIT-IC); University of Bohol (UB); Central Visayas State College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Technology (CVSCAFT); and Holy Name University.
Dr. Roque A. Bongcac, the Academic Chair of the College of Education and faculty of the Graduate School, talked on Concepts and Theory Utilization in Research, in lieu of Dr. Enrique P. Grecia, the Region VII Director of the Commission on Higher Education who passed away a few days before the conduct of the seminar. Dr. Bongcac’s talk was capped with a mini-workshop which he also facilitated.
In the afternoon, Dr. Agapito P. Pino, Jr., Dean of the Graduate School of the University of Cebu and PAGE VII-Vice President for Cebu, gave a lecture on Instrumentation and Statistical Tools. He was introduced by Mrs. Lourdes P. Aparicio, a clinical instructor and faculty of the Graduate School of HNU.
The distribution of certificates to the participants and the closing remarks of Dr. Bernardita B. Salig, Dean of the Graduate School of BIT-IC, ended the seminar.
The evaluation of the seminar revealed the participants’ positive comments, which included among others, the regular conduct of seminars of that kind to enhance the research skills of graduate school educators and students.