Health-related researches conducted and completed by the member-institutions of Health Research and Development Consortium Region IV-A (HRDCR IV-A) were presented in the 4th Multidisciplinary Research Forum last 13 June 2018 at the Centennial Hall, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas. The event aimed to enhance the capability of regional researchers in technical paper presentation and to disseminate research results for utilization in the region. It was organized by the HRDCR IV-A Committee on Research Utilization led by its Chair, Prof. Susan T. Sta. Ana. The forum gathered 40 participants from HRDCR IV-A member-institutions who actively participated in the question and answer portion which took place every after presentation. The following were the researches presented in the forum:


      Professional Category:


q  Phenotypic Characterizations of Aguinaldo Phage Library Isolated from Dasmariñas, Cavite Creek Using Multidrug Resistant Bacteria Host Cells: Implications for Phage Therapy

 Presented By: Supachai A. Basit, RMT, PhD  

Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite

1ST Place


q  Anti –Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) activi BNty of Pseudoalteromonas flavipulchra from marine waters of Batangas, Philippines

 Presented By: Arizaldo E. CASTRO, MS and  Cristina C. SALIBAY, PhD

 De La Salle University-Dasmarinas

2nd Place


q  Cytotoxic and Antioxidant Activities of Paragis (Eleusine indica Linn.), Family Poaceae Leaves Crude Extract at Accelerated Stability Studies

Presented By: Virma De Lima-Espejo, RPh,MAEd,EdD

University of Perpetual Help-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University

2nd Place


q  Developing a Comprehensive Health-Wellness and Medical Program Using Logistic Regression

By: Carmina V. Tolentino, PhD

Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation

3rd Place


q  Health Behaviors of Indigenous People and Its Implication on Maternal and Infant Mortality in Quezon Province

By: Esteve Adrian Z. Estiva , RN, MAN

Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation


Student Category:


q  Susceptibility of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Against Extracellulary Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles by Escherichia coli

By: Eunice G .Gamba

Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite

1st Place


q  Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Determination Of Spectral Markers In Commercial Products Of Lagundi (Vitex negundo L.)

By: Darwin Japheth L. Eusebio

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

2nd Place


q  Antivirulence Activity And Lasr Downregulation Of Philippine Ethnobotanicals Against Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biofilm Formation

By: Rebecca I. Santos

De La Salle Univeristy-Dasmarinas

3rd Place


q  Anti-angiogenic activity of the ethanolic extract of Cocus nucifera (coconut) husk using chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay

By: Cristina Lei G. Amor

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute


q  Antidiabetic Potential of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Alloxan-induced Diabetic Rats

By: Jan Paolo J. Punzalan

De La Salle Univeristy-Dasmarinas





The Philippine National Health Research System Capacity Building Committee (PNHRS CBC) organized a regional consultative meeting with the Chairs of the Capacity Building Committee of the Regional Health Research and Development Consortia (RHRDCs), and RHRDC Regional Project Staff last 19-20 April 2018 in Xenia Hotel, Clark, Pampanga.


During the meeting, Dr. Rommel Salazar, HRDCR IV-A CBC Chair shared his Committee’s Strategic and Operational Plan for 2018. As the Luzon Cluster Representative at PNHRS CBC, he was also tasked to present the PNHRS CBC proposed strategies. Also present during the meeting were Ms. Carina Rebulanan, Chief of Institution Development Division of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) who presented the meeting objectives and Mr. Paul De Leon, Chief of Research Development and Management Division- PCHRD who presented the PNHRS National Unified Health Research Agenda. Dr. Vicente Belizario, Jr., Chair of PNHRS CBC discussed the overview of the PNHRS CBC. He also served as the moderator during the first day of meeting while Dr. Elvira Dayrit, Consultant of PNHRS CBC consolidated the PNHRS Strategic Plan.


The gathering provided a platform for exchange of information and open discussion which ensure alignment and harmonization of plans on capacity building for health research system.


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