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Guest Speaker: Dr. Boniao explains R&D in the context of Globalization

Dr. Renato D. Boniao, the RDE-AIHRE Guest Speaker, explained Research and Development in the context of globalization during his keynote speech on the 31st RDE- Annual In-House Review and Evaluation and 4th RDE Congress held at the Farmers Training Center, October 28.

Dr. Boniao emphasized three important things to consider in the research and development aspect. First, the environment and social elements are as important to economics for human well-being.

“[Second] Many of the effects of today’s decision will last long if not forever… meaning it will affect generation,” he added.

He then supplemented the third reason. Accordingly, many of today’s problem has roots in actions on policy in other fields, and the decisions they make will affect other fields which means ‘no field is an island.’

Sustainable Development plan has 17 goals and 169 targets, Dr. Boniao mentioned. All efforts in research and extension should be aligned in all these goals and the targets.

He also stressed out goal 2, which was considered closer to R and D, ‘End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.’ This goal was equated with the target 2.3, which is ‘By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small scale food producers…’ therefore, the present productivity should be doubled to achieve the goal.

Dr. Boniao posted, “Is the Philippines ready for the advent of Industry 4.0 which is a disrupting business model at an accelerated pace.” He said that the country has gone through an industrial revolution that aimed at increased production by mechanization.

“This phenomena Industry revolution 4, you cannot do anything about it, you just have to follow, and if you cannot follow, you will be left behind.”

According to him, from a global perspective, supposedly it should be at least 1% budget of the Gross Domestic Product; however it is noticeably that our budget for research is 0.0- 0.1%.”

Moreover, Dr. Allan P. Dargantes, Vice President for Research, Development, and Extension, noted in his welcome remarks that CMU has a full commitment towards RDE.

“The three-day activity is very important because the quality of RDE activities of a university reflects its commitment and dedication to addressing pressing problems in the community, nation, and even the world,” Dr. Dargantes said.

CMU administration, through the leadership of Dr. Jesus Antonio G. Derije, University President, fully supports the institutions’ mandate. He shared in his message during the opening program that he advocates research as well as extension.

Dr. Derije encouraged the researchers: “I am really inspiring everyone especially those involved in research to make sure that the output for research will be delivered to the indigenous peoples,”

He stressed out that all research output should be utilized by the end-users, adding his statement that “CMU as far as RDE is a concern, is considered one of the best.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Jupiter V. Casas, the Research Director, elaborated in an interview that the relevance of the activity mainly showcased the research outputs.

He quoted: “The convergence of the researchers, extensionists, scientist, and the students also provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and share RDE experiences that may eventually contribute to improved methodologies, enhance analysis and interpretation, relevant inputs and utilization to realize our university’s mission.”

Dr. Casas likens the AIHRE and RDE Congress to the instruction component like university graduation activity for students. “This activity is intended for Research, Development, and Extension to showcase their outputs in which it is also equivalent to graduation.”

The three-day activity was a combined effort of University Research and Extension Office together with other university offices and units.

The presentation of papers was evaluated by the panel of evaluators who came from other state universities and colleges. The presentation was categorized into the following: AFNR On-going, Non-AFNR On-going, AFNR Completed, Non-AFNR Completed, Development AFNR On-going, Development AFNR Completed, Development Non-AFNR Completed, Best Thesis/Dissertation AFNR Category, Best Thesis/Dissertation Non-AFNR Category, Best Poster AFNR Category, and Best Poster Non- AFNR Category.

Here is the list of winners:

  Research AFNR Ongoing    
1st Saving the Imperiled Marilog Forests in Southern Philippines: Biodiversity Inventory, Assessment and Conservation for Sustainable Community Utilization Florfe M. Acma Florfe M. Acma
2nd PHARMAFERN: Development of Health Products from Ferns Aileen May G. Ang Reggie Y. Dela Cruz
3rd Yield and Agronomic Performance of Inbred Rice Lines Under Transplanted and Direct-Seeded Method of Crop Establishment Helen LV. Ebuña Helen LV. Ebuña
  Research Non-AFNR Ongoing    
1st Development of Value Added Plant-Based Food Products (Phase 1) Queenie Ann L. Curayag Queenie Ann L. Curayag
2nd The Effect of the Integration of Indigenous Peoples’ (IP) Values in Language and Literature Classes of Senior High School Students (Phase 1) Estrella Y. Dacillo Estrella Y. Dacillo
3rd An Integrated Research for the Detection and Control of Emerging and Re-Emerging Arthropod-Borne Viral Diseases in the Philippines Emmanuel T. Baltazar Emmanuel T. Baltazar
  Research AFNR Completed    
1st Hog Cholera Surveillance in Mindanao Alan P. Dargantes
2nd Identifying Suitable Sites for Small Scale Irrigation Projects in Region X (Northern Mindanao) Through GIS-Based Water Assessment Angela Grace Toledo-Bruno
3rd Biodiversity Assessment in the Expansion Site of Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary Alma B. Mohagan
  Research Non-AFNR Completed    
1st Enhancing Students’ Investigatory Project through Cooperative Learning and Their Experiences in College General Microbiology Laboratory Merced G. Melencion Merced G. Melencion
2nd An Application of Classification Technique in Assigning the Central Mindanao University Senior High School Takers to the K-12 Strand Noel C. Sieras Noel C. Sieras
3rd Development of a Suitability Model for Adlai (Coix lacryma-jobi L.) in Bukidnon, Philippines Joseph C. Paquit Joseph C. Paquit
  Development AFNR Ongoing    
1st Enhancing Farmers’ Resiliency to Climate Change Effects Through Community Actions and Adoption of Appropriate Technologies (Year 2) Raquel O. Salingay Raquel O. Salingay
2nd Morphology, Ex situ Conservation and Physiochemical Evaluation of Mindanao Indigenous Vascular Plants as Alternative food source Gina B. Barbosa Victor B. Amoroso
3rd E-LAMBO-DOLOGON: Expanded Community-Based Livelihood, Augmentation and Mobilization as a Biology Department Outreach for Barangay Dologon, Maramag, Bukidnon (Phase 4 – 2019) Glenda Z. Doblas Reggie Y. Dela Cruz
  Development Non-AFNR Ongoing    
1st Teacher Education and Community Enhancement Program (TECEP) of the College of Education – Phase 3 Virgencita B. Caro Virgencita B. Caro
2nd Parents’ Empowerment and Economic Development Through Sociotechnology Trainings in Base Camp, Maramag, Bukidnon (PHASE  2) Cherry O. Librando Cherry O. Librando
3rd Implementing Physics Driven Projects for Household Use in Selected Barangays in Maramag, Bukidnon Cecilia O. Bucayong Cecilia O. Bucayong
  Development AFNR Completed    
1st Field Verification of Natural Fungicide from Tasmannia piperata (Hook.f.) Miers against Alternaria brassicae of Lettuce and Phytophtora infestans of Tomato Cecilia V. Bautista Victor B. Amoroso
2nd Rabies Prevention and Control in Maramag, Bukidnon (Phase 1/Yr. 1) Dog Population Census in Maramag, Bukidnon Jose M. Obedencio, Jr. Jose M. Obedencio, Jr.
3rd Barangay Animal Health Worker Development Project (BAHWDP) in Base Camp, Maramag, Bukidnon Hazel Marie R. Boloron Hazel Marie R. Boloron
  Development Non-AFNR Completed    
1st Pigtanel Ha Yem-ang (Adopt a Community):  Capability Building for a Traditional and Non-Traditional Education System (CABUTES) focusing on Literacy, Performng Arts of Bukidnon, Higaunon and Talaandig Tribes and Teaching Capability Skills of High School and Elementary Teachers in Malaybalay City focusing on Research, Assessment, Computer Literacy and Instructional Materials Production Estrella Y. Dacillo Estrella Y. Dacillo
2nd K-12 Readiness and Teachers Capability Enrichment in the Department of Education, Division of Bukidnon, Northern  Districts Neal V. Quizon Neal V. Quizon
3rd Capacity Building for Barangay Officials Working for Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) April Rose F. Buntod April Rose F. Buntod
  Best Thesis/Dissertation AFNR Category    
Early response of late-successional species to nurse shrub manipulations in degraded high country, New Zealand Adrian M. Tulod Adrian M. Tulod
  Best Thesis/Dissertation Non-AFNR Category    
G-continous maps in n-generalized topoligical spaces Cherry Mae R. Balingit Cherry Mae R. Balingit
  Best Poster AFNR Category    
Chromolaena odorata Leaf Extract Shampoo against Sarcoptic Mange Infection in Dogs Jose M. Obedencio, Jr. Jose M. Obedencio, Jr.
  Best Poster Non-AFNR Category    
Recycling of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mine Tailings for the Production of Eco-Friendly Geopolymer Bricks Einstine M. Opiso Einstine M. Opiso

The winners will also be the representatives of CMU to the upcoming NOMCAARRD Fiesta and Regional Science Technology Week to be held on November 11-13 at Robinsons Place Valencia and CMU. (Maejoy L. Talisay)

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