The Commission on Higher Education, Higher Education Regional Office IV-A, endorses the CHED IV-A (CALABARZON) Research Council, Inc. (CRC) 2014 Research Conference which will be held on November 21, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the University of Perpetual Help System in Binan, Laguna with the theme: "Revisiting Research Directions in Philippine Higher Education Institutions Across Disciplines".

The conference aims to:

1. bring together administrators, research directors and faculty members of higher education institutions in CALABARZON for information-sharing on research as a function of higher education institutions;

2. provide stimulation for the development of research culture in higher education institutions; and

3. share results of research studies undertaken by higher education institutions in the region.

The participants to this seminar are the School Heads, Academic Officers and Administrators, Research Directors, Senior Professors and Faculty Members, Theses/Dissertation Mentors, Writers and Graduate Students. A registration fee of Php 1,000 for members and Php 1,200 for non-members will be collected to defray expenses for the conference kit, certificates, lunch, snacks and honoraria of speakers.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Felix M. Mercado at tel. nos. (043) 7231446/(042)710-7095, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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 1st Multidisciplinary Research Forum last 05 June 2014 at the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute. The event aimed to disseminate research results for utilization in the region and to enhance the capability of regional researchers in technical paper presentation. It was organized by the HRDCR IV-A Committee on Research Utilization led by its Chair, Dr. Reuben B. De Castro, Jr.   

The forum gathered 85 participants from HRDCR IV-A member-institutions who actively participated in the question and answer portion which took place every after presentation. Also present were Ms. Sabrina Elechosa, HRDCR IV-A Regional Program Officer and Ms. Wilma Santos, Cluster Head for Luzon of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) who were tasked to award the plaque and certificate of appreciation to the presenters and panelists. Ms. Santos also gave updates on PCHRD’s programs- one was the increase in PCHRD’s grant for the Regional Research Fund which is Php 500,000.00 and the upcoming Philippine National Health Research System Week Celebration which will be held on August 12-14, 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City.

Dr. Cecilia C. Pring, Assistant Vice President for Academics and Research of the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas and Dr. Reuben De Castro served as panelists for the one-day event.

The event also provided an opportunity for the researchers in Region IV-A to present their current research projects and to expand their research networks among the members of the consortium. The following were the papers presented:

1.Wound Healing Potential of the Ethanolic Extract of  Banana Flower

Rufo S. Calixtro, Jr.,RMT, RPh, MAEHSE, MS Pharmacy, CPS

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

2.The Effects of Health Education on Adherence to Therapeutic Regimen and Risk of Occurrence of Complications among Diabetic Patients in General Trias, Cavite

Nenita B. Panaligan, RN,MAN

Cavite State University

3.Prebiotic Potential of Ubi Flour (Dioscorea alata l.)

Lotis Escobin-Mopera, PhD

University of the Philippines Los Baños

4.Newborn Screening Test in Cavite: An Evaluation

Nenita B. Panaligan, RN,MAN

Cavite State University

5.Effects Of The Mind-Body Intervention Program In Alleviating Post-Partum Depression Syndrome

Restituta M. Cerbito-Tan, RM,RN,MAN,PhD

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute


Research papers which were not considered for oral presentation but qualified in the Poster Exhibit were the following:

1.Determination of Total Body- and Dry- Weight of Hemodialysis Patients Using Single- or Multi- Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analyses

Ray Albert R. Cabigan, MD

University of Perpetual Help Medical Center

2.Acute Oral Toxicity of Crude Extract of Cinnamomum Mercadoi  Vidal Leaves in Swiss Mice Using The Up and Down  Method

Maria Luisa D. Delacruz, MD

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute

3.Assessment of the Process and Implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4ps) in selected municipalities in Cavite, Philippines

Prof. Nenita B. Panaligan

Cavite State University

4.Effects Of Interactive Health Education on the Compliance of  Mothers to Postpartum Care

Dr. Evelyn M. Del Mundo

Cavite State University

 5.Essential Child Care Rendered by First-Time Teenage Mothers and Developmental Status of Toddlers in Trece Martires   City,  Cavite

Prof. Nenita B. Panaligan

Cavite State University


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