Dr. Genaro V. Japos, the Resource Speaker.
"Sometimes, we need to be crazy for us not to be insane... because bright people make a lot of complicated work to make themselves happy." These paradoxical statements reawakened Paulinian employees' passion for research during the Seminar-Workshop on Research Writing and Publication last July 29, 2016 at the Learning Resource Center, Dr. Genaro V. Japos, the resource speaker, underscored that a teacher is not a mere employee in school; he/she becomes a researcher first, then a teacher, an extentionist, and a producer.
The participants were given refresher updates on research writing and publication, with the speaker introducing various techniques in using the web to gain access to references, citations, paper reviews, indexed publications, while upholding ethical research and utmost professionalism.
Meanwhile, Dr. Japos was affirmed with series of applauses and nods from the participants through his "tweetable" words of wisdom, as well as his effortless wit and humor that made everyone engaged and informed.
The activity served as a breath of fresh air to research enthusiasts because of the new inputs presented, as well as the lecture delivery which was truly the "Japos' identity" as a renowned and much sought-after speaker.
Dr. Genaro V. Japos is presently the Director of the Office of Research and Publication of Liceo de Cagayan University in Cagayan de Oro City; the Founder and President of Philippine Association of Institutions for Research (PAIR) and the International Association for Multi-Disciplinary Research (IAMURE), and a multi-awarded scholar who holds five doctoral degrees.
Dr. Genaro V. Japos with the participants of the research writing and publications training.
St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) held its 2nd International Research Conference, with the theme, “Towards an Integrated ASEAN Community,” on Jan. 14-16, 2016, at the SPUP Global Center, with the theme, “Towards and Integrated ASEAN Community.”
Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, SPUP President, in her Welcome Message, emphasized the main aim of the gathering, thus: “This is a milestone convergence of researchers, educators, practitioners and graduate students who are enthusiastic to share significant studies related to ASEAN integration and other areas like global education, health science, technology and engineering, environmental stewardship, science and mathematics, business and hospitality industry, government and policy.”
The following Plenary Speakers expounded some relevant ASEAN-related issues: Mr. Ho Sun Yee, Partner, Decision Process International Singapore Management Consulting, “Strategic Thinking Process: The Driving Force Towards More Integrated ASEAN;” Dr. Federico Macaranas, Professor, Asian Institute of Management, “Challenges, Strategies, Prospects for Enhanced ASEABN Collboration;” Dr. Krisana Kraisintu, Thai Pharmaceutical Consultant, “Health and Wellness;” Atty. Lily Freida M Milla, CHED Director of Affairs, “Paradigms in Education for Global Competence,” and Dr. Peter Kuiper, Ret. Professor, Fresno College, CA, USA, “Stress Reduction Towards Greater Productivity in Research.”
Highlights of the three-day conference: The Opening Ceremonies, Tour of the Campus, Welcome Reception, Plenary Sessions, Concurrent Sessions, Open Forum.
Dr. Agripina B, Marribay, Over-all SPUP-IRC2, gave the Closing Message.
Dedicated to its commitment to make a difference globally, St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP), through the Research and Publications Office (RPO), conducted the College Students’ Research Forum last May 4, 2016, held at SPUP Global Center.
With the theme, “Convergence of New Ideas, Breakthroughs, Opportunities,” the said event aimed to: 1) share the findings of the researchers conducted by the college graduating students; 2) comply with the requirements and standards of regulatory and accreditation bodies as research engagements of students, and 3) select the best researches with respect to three research categories, namely: social, applied, and pure.
Dr. Agripina Maribbay, Vice President for Academics, presented the rationale of the research forum. She commended the organizers of the Student Forum for holding said worthwhile research assembly.
“If we want global quality and excellence, then we need to become research enthusiasts and develop a passion for research, like inventors, scientists, and famous researchers who have changed the course of history, making a significant contributions to mankind,” said Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC, in her Message. The President added that through research, convergence of new ideas, breakthroughs and opportunities will bring about fruitful experience.
Open forum after paper presentation.
In her closing remarks, Dr. Corazon dela Cruz, Dean of the School of Business, Accountancy and Hospitality Management, stressed that the purpose of the forum is to awaken all Paulinians toward a culture of research, disseminating research findings to promote the frontiers of knowledge.
“The research forum was an excellent venue for research output sharing,” one of the participants said.
The research forum was participated by 436 college graduating students from the different programs. There were 83 who presented their papers orally, while 69 had poster presentations.
The National Accountancy Research Summit and Conference organized by the National Committee on Accountancy Research of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), in collaboration with International Academy of Accountants for Business, Research and Education (IAABRE), was held on February 4 and 5, 2016, at the Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila, with the theme, “Advancing Research in the Accountancy Profession.”
The said summit discussed the trends, development and current issues confronting the accountancy profession as basis for crafting the Accountancy Research Agenda.
The chair of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy, Hon. Joel L. Tan-Torres, shared the Board of Accountancy (BOA) initiatives in the Accountancy profession and emphasized the importance of research to bring forward the profession in the era of globalization. Mr. Wilson Tan, partner and head of Assurance Services of SGV & Co., gave his expert’s view on the research areas needed in the field Financial Accounting and Reporting; Mr. Edison John U. Chiu, the vice-president for External Affairs of the Institute of Management Accountants IMA), shared the trends and issues in Management Accounting and Control; Mr. Wilfredo A. Baltazar, partner of Navarro Amper & Co., discussed the pressing topics related to Assurance and Audit, while Dr. Ruperto Somera, the Chairman of the RPS Tax Consultancy shared potential areas for research on Tax Consultancy; Honorable Gloria T. Baysa, the Vice-Chair of the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy, expressed the needed research areas in Accounting Education.
After the inputs were given, the participants underwent the thematic workshops to develop the Research Agenda of the Philippine Accountancy Profession.
Dr. Giged Tong-Battung from SPUP participated in the professional track research presentations where her research entitled, “Integrative eLearning Models for Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Program of St. Paul University Philippines” was adjudged as First Place in the Best Paper Presentation, and Second Place in the Best Research Paper category. Four teams of the BSA students of St. Paul University Philippines also received medals and certificates of merit for their thesis presentations in the same Research Conference.
Dr. Giged Tong-Battung, PICPA Awardee.