HEALTH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM REGION IV-A (HRDCR IV-A)

 

 

 

HRDCR IV-VISION-MISSION-VALUES

 

VISION

 

A health research community of distinction, commitment and accountability working for the attainment of regional and national health goals.

 

MISSION

 

To deliver policies and actions that advance Region IV's research and innovation nationally and benefit the community.

 

VALUES

 

The HRDCR IV will be guided by a strong commitment to the following values:

 

  • Excellence- Excellence in achieving our mission through program and organisational objectives

 

  • Engagement- Engagement with government, academe, research agencies, industry and the wider community nationally and internationally

 

  • Accountability- Accountability through adherence to ethical standards, government policy and transparent, efficient and effective processes that make optimal use of resources.

 

  • Beneficence- Benefit to the community through demonstrated return on investment, informed decision-making and efficiency of operations.

 

 

 

HRDCR IV KEY OBJECTIVES

 

  • Research

 

  • Capacity

 

  • Policy and Practice

 

  • Evaluation

 

 

Directory

 

Convenor Dr. Melchor Victor G. Frias IV De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
Regional Project Staff Ms. Reinachell D. Daclan  
Management Committee Chair- Dr. Melchor Victor G. Frias IV  De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
  Co-chair: Dr. Lourdes B. Cardenas University of the Philippines-Los Baños
  Dr. Jovilia M. Abong De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
  Dr. Victoria Dalay De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
  Dr. Melanie P. Medecilo De La Salle University Dasmariñas
  Dr. Sheila Maloles De La Salle Lipa
  Dr. Lydia S. Manguiat Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. IV-A
  Ms. Juliet M. Paras CHED Regional Office IV-A
  Dr. Adelina Pring Abarintos Batangas Medical Center
  Dr. Esmenia R. Javier Lyceum of the Philippines-University Batangas
  Prof. Nenita B. Panaligan Cavite State University
  Dr. Anacleta P. Valdez Mary Mediatrix Medical Center
  Dr. Felix M. Mercado Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
  Dr. Rufo S. Calixtro, Jr. University of Perpetual Help-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University
  Dr. Georgina B. Palmario Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite
  Prof. Milano O. Torres First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities
Committee on Research Development and Management Chair- Dr. Jonathan S. Rubio  De La Salle University Dasmariñas
  Co-Chair- Dr. Anita Urbi De La Salle Lipa
  Dr.  Prof. Danaida B. Marcelo  De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
  Dr. Bernadette Mendoza University of the Philippines Los Baños
  Ms. Emelita P. Bagsit Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. IV-A
  Dr. Cecilia C. Pring Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas
  Dr. Felix M. Mercado Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
  Prof. Nenita B. Panaligan Cavite State University
  Dr. Anacleta P. Valdez Mary Mediatrix Medical Center
  Dr. Ponciano Epino University of Perpetual Help
  Dr. Supachai A. Basit Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite
  Dean Janet C. Calupitan  LPU - St. Cabrini School of Health Sciences, Inc.
  Prof. Aira Sharida H. Villapando First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities
Committee on Ethics Chair- Dr. Anacleta P. Valdez Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas
  Co-chair- Dr. Carmina C. Manuel University of the Philippines Los Baños
  Dr. Norbel A. Tabo De La Salle University Dasmariñas
  Dr. Ma. Lourdes C. Bañaga De La Salle Lipa
  Ms. Jan Danica S. Asma Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. IV-A
  Dr. Rhodora Madrid Reyes Batangas Medical Center
  Mrs. Delia M. Rodriguez CHED Regional Office IV-A
  Dean Maria Corazon B. Valdeavilla Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
  Prof. Lenila A. de Vera Cavite State University
  Dr. Sonia Comia Mary Mediatrix Medical Center
  Prof. Estrella San Juan University of Perpetual Help
  Prof. Shelley Anne Martinez Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite
  Dr. Myriam Du LPU - St. Cabrini School of Health Sciences, Inc.
  Mr. Marvin T. Reyes First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities
Committee on Research Utilization Chair- Prof. Susan T. Sta. Ana De La Salle University Dasmariñas
  Co-chair- Dr. Ma. Lourdes C. Bañaga De La Salle Lipa
  Ms. Cora Ampongan CHED Regional Office IV-A
  Ms. Janice Irene F. Berris Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. IV-A
  Dr. Marianne Leila Flores-Santiago University of the Philippines Los Baños
  Prof. Beverlie H. Garcia Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation
  Prof. Oliver Shane Dumaoal Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas
  Dr. Hosea dL. Matel Cavite State University
  Dr. Cecille Atienza Mary Mediatrix Medical Center
  Prof. Maria Xenia Bitera University of Perpetual Help
  Dr. Veronica S. Garcia Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite
  Prof. Dolores Pambid LPU - St. Cabrini School of Health Sciences, Inc.
  Prof. Marvin S. Sabatin First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities
Committee on Capability Building Chair- Dr. Rommel L. Salazar De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
  Co-chair- Prof. Wilson R. Jacinto De La Salle University Dasmarinas 
  Dr. Hidelisa Hernandez University of the Philippines Los Baños 
  Mr. Jose Elmo H. Azores University of the Philippines Los Baños  
  Ms. Alicia D. Barte De La Salle Lipa
  Engr. Raul D. Castañeda Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. IV-A
  Dr. Marites Teresita M. Torio Batangas Regional Hospital
  Mrs. Maria Sinforosa M. Madrigal CHED Regional Office IV-A
  Dr. Bella P. Magnaye Lyceum of the Philippines University Batangas
  Prof. Sherine Cruzate Cavite State University
  Dr. Mary Warren E. Ilaga Mary Mediatrix Medical Center
  Dean John Lumagui University of Perpetual Help
  Dr. Supachai A. Basit Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite
  Prof. Leah Quinto LPU - St. Cabrini School of Health Sciences, Inc.
  Prof. Irene A. Narvacan First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities

 

 

Priming Philippine Natural Products for the ASEAN Economic Community

From territorial disputes to the merging of economies, the Philippines in recent years has been keenly aware of its presence in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) for which it is a founding member.  Within these two years, further strengthening of this bond will happen as the country with its neighbors enter ASEAN 2015, the initial phase of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

The 10-member states of the ASEAN recognized the need to consolidate itself for a stronger organization with improved leverage in worldwide affairs.  With AEC, ASEAN envisions a region where there is free flow of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labor.  This goal based on mutual trust and concerted efforts will improve even the products of the region sold in the global market.  And to prepare for this eventuality, the organization decided at the turn of the century to embark on Harmonization (Haq, 1999).

Harmonization involves a unified set of guidelines and regulations on products by which all member states are required to subscribe to. Under this GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) will be the quality assurance by which products are consistently manufactured to a quality appropriate for their intended use.  Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) will allow the movement of products among ASEAN countries.  Priority products were determined and the Philippines was assigned as coordinator for Electronics.  Under Healthcare which is assigned to Singapore, the products included are cosmetics, traditional medicine and health supplements, prepared foodstuffs and medical devices (Cirunay, undated).  In the intervening years between the formation of Pharmaceutical Product Working Group (PPWG) in 1999 and the present, terminologies and guidelines had been harmonized and barriers dismantled.  By 2015, the trial implementation of AEC will start.  By 2020, ASEAN will attain the Single Market, Single Production Base status it is aiming for.

“Priming Philippine Natural Products for the ASEAN Economic Community”, thus, is chosen as the Theme of the 18th NPSP Annual Convention slated on 6 December 2013 at the De La Salle University (DLSU) – Manila.  This will provide natural products’ researchers a wholistic view of natural products development from basic science, applications, and pertinent regulations to successfully bring these products to the world market. The challenge is to be at par, or even better, without losing the edge as we develop our own niche in the AEC..  The theme is also in tune with our national government’s encouragement of entrepreneurship as we ride the crest of better economic growth in recent years.  And DLSU, as a pillar university in business administration, is a fitting venue for the upcoming convention.

L.B. Cardenas

 

Literature Cited:

Cirunay JJN.  ASEAN Harmonization – Unified Health Management Information [Internet]. Philippines: Food and Drug Administration; [Undated].  Available from: http://www.uhms2.doh.gov.ph/.../2nd-generics-summit-p. .PPT

Haq ASM.  Pharmaceutical Harmonization – The ASEAN Initiative [Internet]. Malaysia: Ministry of Health; 1999. Available from: http: www.who.int./medicines /areas/ quality_safety/regulation_legislation/icdra/3_Malaysia_CopingWithIncreasingNeeds

ForInspections_ASEAN-initiative.pdf

 

For further inquiries, please contact:

18th NPSP Convention Secretariat

Dr. Ma. Alicia M. Aguinaldo
UST Research Center for Natural and Applied Sciences
T/F: (+632) 406-1611 local 4046 (Phytochemistry Lab)
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National Organizing Committee

Dr. Lourdes B. Cardenas
Institute of Biological Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Banos, College, Laguna
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Dr. Marissa Noel
De La Salle University - Manila
Taft Avenue, Manila
T/F: (+632) 524-4611 local 430

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Ethics

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