February 23, 2021- the office of Research, Extension, and External Affairs in collaboration with selected local government units gathered at the Noisy Room of Northwest Samar State University to deal with the on-going projects via roundtable discussion.
In his remarks, Dr. Benjamin Pecayo, university president, left important notes to all the dedicated researchers: 1. Systems must be databased; 2. Create programs to be participated by the newly hired officials; 3. Projects must make sure to follow the standards.
Ms. Marissa Aquino, the Communication Specialist, then introduced the participants: from the city engineering office, Engr. Buenvineda L. Biliran; social welfare officer, Mr. Raymond Montes; city solid waste management- advocacy section, Ms. Jessa Delos Santos; city tourism and information office- admin officer 5, Ms. Irene Obong; city government assistant- department head I, Elvie Calamayo; WESADEF, Ms. Wenifreda Pascual; CDRRMO, Dr. Sandro Daguman; city environment and natural resources office- project evaluation officer, Ishmael Susmenia; and lastly, Media Journalist (Radyo Pilipino), Ellen S. Lim.
Afterward, Dr. Riz Rupert L. Ortiz, vice president for REEA, prompted and enumerated the purpose of the event: “We are here for the research target setting as well as, for the preparation of the upcoming in-house review.”
Furthermore, Dr. Riz Ortiz, gave updates as to the success of implementing the QR code as the uploading of the database is already at 80 percent. In line with this, everyone is challenged to meet the standard demands on the on-going projects to be soon fully realized.
In furtherance, EnP Novlloyd Celeste, director of research and development services, opted for the presentation of research projects and outputs on the following: 1. Compliance to the Health Grant Conditionalities of 4Ps recipients in Eastern Visayas funded by DOST-DOH Region 8; 2. Industrial Wastewater Footprint in Calbayog City; 3. Readiness Level of SUC school Personnel in Region VIII Towards Disaster Response; 4. Morphological, Physico-Chemical Characteristics and Compressive Strength of Termite Mounds in San Jorge Campus; 5. Effectiveness of CCTV Camera for Crime Prevention in Calbayog City; 6. Species Diversity and Economic Importance of Seaweeds in Selected Islands in the First District of Samar.
The roundtable discussion resulted in identifying some issues and needs of different agencies that require research activities namely:
- Flora and fauna taxonomic classification in Malajog and Tinaplacan
- Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices on Waste in Calbayog City
- Capacity building on Waste Mgt.
- Waste Recycling for Tourism
- Appropriateness of CCTV in selected locations
- Teenage Pregnancy
- Seaweeds study
- Effective Mode of IEC for 4Ps beneficiaries
Then followed by wrapping-up the unified objective which is hitting the target of making each study a success.
| by: Reggie Rojas