IFSU Conducts Annual In-House Review for Completed Research Papers

Ifugao State University (IFSU) conducted its Annual In-House Review (AIHR) for Completed Research at the Ifugao State University – Lamut Campus on September 18, 2023. The event was held in line with Goal 2 of IFSU, which is strong research leadership and culture; and the Sustainable Development Goals.

In her Welcome Remarks, Dr. Marissa P. Bulong, Vice President for Research Development, Extension, and Training, lauded the openness of faculty-researchers in presenting their research results for improvement.

"This event is not merely a gathering. It is a celebration of our collective accomplishments and a reflection of our dedication to higher education, research, and community service," she added. "I have no doubt that we will engage in profound discussions, embark on collaborative ventures, and exchange innovative ideas that will shape the future of our institution and our society."

University President Dr. Eva Marie Codamon-Dugyon likewise inspired the researchers to publish their research and have their research results be felt by the communities and stakeholders through extension.

Dr. Dugyon also expressed her joy with the drastic increase in publications by IFSU faculty members in reputable journals since 2017, elevating the global presence and impact of IFSU. Notably, under Dr. Dugyon's leadership, IFSU increased incentives for researchers to encourage research endeavors and publication. She thanked both research presenters and evaluators for their time, which she said is the best gift to share.


Best Papers

The event featured six (6) Education Research Studies, four (4) Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources (AANR), and eight (8) Industry, Engineering, and Emerging Technology (IEET) research papers. Best Papers were identified in each of the three categories.

For Education category, the First Best Paper was "Aspiring Law Enforcers' Moral Values and Service Dedication: Manifestations of Criminal Justice Students of a University in the Cordilleras" by Annie Tumitit and Luther Castillo, and the Second Best Paper was "Faculty Preparedness for Online Teaching: A view from within" by Rashid Ceazar G. Ormilla and May Grace O. Ongan.

For AANR category, the Best Paper was "Household Resilience of Communities in the two sub-watersheds of Alimit in Ifugao, Philippines" by Carmelito Valdez.

For IEET category, the Best Paper was "Design and Development of an Intelligent Recirculating Aquaculture System of Oreochromis niloticus: A Supervised Feed-conversion Ratio-based Machine Learning Approach" by Marvin D. Mayormente. 

Qualifiers for Poster Presentations

Qualifiers for Poster Presentation in the Education category were "Pagsusuri sa Metodong Online sa Pagtuturo at Pagkatuto ng mga Mag Aaral sa IFSU" by Felisa M. Aniceto, Hilda N. Immangdul, Nerissa N. Behhay, and May Grace O. Ongan; and "Isang Mungkahing Kagamitang Pampagtuturo sa Asignaturang Panunuring Pampanitikan sa Filipino sa Panahon ng Pandemya" by Nerissa N. Behhay, Hilda N. Immangdul, and Felisa M. Aniceto.

"Current Conditions, External Factors, Potentials and Challenges of Coffee Entrepreneurs: Impetus for Sustainable Rural Development Framework" by Client William M. Malinao; "Phytochemical and Antibacterial Screening of Medicinal Plants Used as Traditional Medicine in Ifugao" by Ma. Louisa G. Taguiling; and "Ethno-veterinary Practices in Swine Health Management of Backyard Raisers in Hungduan, Ifugao" by  Leizle M. Codamon qualified for poster presentations for the AANR category.

For the IEET category, "Coin-based Kiosk Mobile Charging" by Glenn John O. Fernando, Dennis C. Malunao, and Ryan R. Tejada; and "Real-time Wireless Blood Pressure" by Roderick Y. Vicente, Glenn John O. Fernando, and Marvin D. Mayormente qualified for poster presentation. 

The panel of evaluators were Dr. Mark Preston S. Lopez of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College, Dr. Janet Lynn M. Balagtey, Dr. Kara S. Panolong, Dr. Teresita K. Mangili, Dr. Madeline S. Kingan of Benguet State University (BSU), Dr. Janet Pablo of BSU and Cordillera Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (CorCAARRD), Engr. Maria Corazon D. Ocampo of Saint Louis University, Engr. Don S. Ognayon of the Department of Science and Technology – Ifugao, and Mr. Carlo Jay S. Valdez of the University of the Cordilleras.

The AIHR is an annual activity of the IFSU - Department of Research Development in collaboration with the CorCAARRD and Cordillera Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development Consortium (CIEERDEC).