Lead by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, was the conferment of awards to the Gawad Career Executive Service Honorees and to 26 individuals and 4 groups that made up the roster of finalists in the 2017 Search for Outstanding Government Workers, at the Rizal Hall Malacañang Palace on Sept 20, 2017.

The award, spearheaded by the Civil Service Commission aims to “recognize members in the Career Executive Service (CES) for exemplary performance and significant contributions, particularly in the areas of innovation, information and communication technology, social services, administrative reforms and public policy.” Distinguished recipient of this award is Dr Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, Medical Center Chief II of Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center and also the Chairman of the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC). She took home a plaque with the Presidential Seal, a medal and prize money amounting to PhP100,000.00.

In order to qualify for this prominent award, the nominee will need to pass the validation process and the selection of winners shall have three levels. The first or pre-screening level shall be done by the CESB Secretariat to ensure adherence to criteria and completion of documents. The second level shall be done by a group of previous years’ winners of the GAWAD CES who will short-list from among the nominees the finalists for in-depth validation. The third and final level shall be done by the Committee on Awards which will select the winners for the year’s GAWAD CES from among the validated finalists.

This rigid process is no joke for only a few is being selected to receive the award. In the year 2015, there were only 5 awardees while only 3 receives the award for the year 2016.

To quote on the article published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer dated September 20, 2017, stating the reasons why Dr Otayza was granted the prestigious award says, “For developing the Innovative Health Assistance Financing System, which has lightened the burden of the sick while fostering one’s responsibility for health; for her successful endeavour on Global Standard Health Care and Acquisition of Equipment, which enabled Mariano Marcos Hospital to become a specialized reference center in Northern Luzon; and for spearheading the creation of a comprehensive human health resource development that led to the establishment of the Mariano Marcos State University College of Medicine, as well as the maintenance of the accreditation of training of the different clinical departments and the creation of Family Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine Departments.

During his speech, the President commended the honorees calling them “the men and women of goodwill” and “brilliant and innovative”. He also encouraged and reminded his fellow civil servants to “reduce the case of graft and corruption to the most minimal level” if not “totally eliminated”.

Photos of the awarding ceremony were also published by the same publication dated September 24, 2017. Congratulations!

    

Source: http://rtvm.gov.ph/main/?p=50482
http://www.cesboard.gov.ph/newpage.php?title=gawad.php

 

The Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC), once again proved its research capability by way of bagging awards, competing against other seventeen (17) consortia within the country during the 11th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS)  Week celebration held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City on August 24-25, 2017.

Under the PosterExhibit Contest,the “Efficacy of Mandibular Advancement Device in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome among Filipinos Seen in DOH Tertiary Hospital: A Pilot Study” with authored by Dr Ja P.Malvar and Dr Jose B. Orosa III of Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, and IMCI Mobile Application as an Alternative Tool for Health Care Providers" authored by Nicole Kaye Mondero, Carl Ernestine Bayot, Angelica Barba and Miriam Ferreria of Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, were awarded as 2nd place for professional and student categories, respectively.

Another remarkable grant is the Gold Award of R1HRDC Website for consistently updating the website, featuring the consortium's accomplishments, providing news and information for the public.

An extra pride for the consortium is Dr Ma. Lourdes K. Otayza, PNHRS Research Agenda Committee Chair and R1HRDC Chair, for being the resource speaker of “Investing in the Implementation of the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) 2017-2022” during the plenary sessions. In addition, Ms Marcia Abadilla-Fellizar of MMMH&MC, author of the study, “Child Abuse Victims seen at MMMH&MC – Women and Child Protection Unit: An In-Dept Clinical Study” stood out for being one of the finalists in the Professional Oral Research Paper Presentation.

The success of the consortium was due to combined immeasurable team efforts of the R1HRDC personnel along with its stakeholders. The passion and dedication to research work surely help in improving the health outcome for the betterment of the community especially within the region.

 

 

To blot another year of success, the country’s health research community commemorated its 11th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week on 24-25 August 2017 at Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila. It is a gathering of different stakeholders in health research and development to contribute research-based solutions to health problems.

With the theme “Research and Innovations in Health: Empowering and Transforming Communities,” this year’s celebration emphasizes the roles, challenges, and opportunities of health research and innovation in reaching, empowering, and transforming the Filipino communities.

Pre-conference sessions such as Ethics, Society of Health Research Communicators (SHARE) Assembly, Research Workshop, eHealth Summit, National consultation on the development of Technical Review Board Manual, meeting of various PNHRS Committees, Meeting of the Regional Health Research and Development Consortia Secretariat, and Health Research and Development for Disaster Program Review were also made on 22-23 August 2017 at Hotel Jen Manila.

Plenary and parallel sessions was also made that revolved around key areas including National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA), Drug Addiction and Mental Health, Islands of Wealth and Wellness, Health of Marawi: the Psychosocial and Health Concerns of Internally Displaced Persons in areas with armed conflicts, presentation of contributed papers such as 6A: Alternative Gender-Aware Indices for Measuring Poverty: Implications for Healthcare for the Poor and Innovative Strategy Towards Sustainable Control and Elimination of Schistosomiasis in the Philippines.

This 4 day event was joined by over 1,300 participants from all over the country reaching its aim of providing a platform for the different stakeholders in health research and development to interact, learn from each other, share information and experiences, voice their concerns, and to add research-based solution to health problems.

 

MHRDC and R1HRDC Chairs and Members

 

The MIMAROPA Health Research and Development Consortium (MHRDC), the youngest regional health research consortium in the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) visited the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) on June 27-29, 2017 to benchmark the best practices that made the latter consortium succeed.

A meet and talk session that was held at Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) in Batac City Ilocos Norte in which the R1HRDC's organizational structure was discussed together with how the consortium runs the organization in a resilient, effective and efficient manner that made it become a well established one. They also visited the Tuklas Lunas Center situated at Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) Batac City, Ilocos Norte.

Participants from MIMAROPA region were composed of Prof. Marissa Pontillas (Chair, MHRDC),Dr. Patrick Regoniel (Director, MHRDC), Mr. Marvin Plata (Chair, ERC), Dr. Romeo Lerom (Chair, R&D), Dr. Diosdado Zulueta (Chair, CBC), Dr. Virginia Alkiate, Ms. Sol Theresa Logo, Mr. Hagari Toyokan, Mr. Justine Byla-ay (CHED MIMAROPA), Ms. Sabrina Elechosa (SRS II, DOST-PCHRD),Mr.Jezreel Sarabia (member,ERC), Ms. Rhoda Lyn Ramos (DOST MIMAROPA-Project Staff), Ms. Angela Kaye Reyes, Ms. Janet Cayabyab and Ms. Angelie SOngco (DOH-MIMAROPA).

Imparting the strategies and techniques from region 1 were Dr.  Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, chair R1HRDC, Dr. Jose B. Orosa III, chair R&D, Dr. Mercita Queddeng, chair RUC, Dr. Hilarion H. Maramba Jr.,chair ERC with members Dr. Larguita Reotutar, Dr. Marivic Alimbuyuguen and Ms. Anita Criste and Ms. Lucila Roja from DOST-PCHRD.

This undertaking along with the support of the R1HRDC and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) is one of MHRDC's ways to achieve their mission to be the catalyst of change not only in research but also in the health of the MIMAROPA Region.

To motivate the target stakeholders in promoting productivity and innovation through research, the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) thru the Research and Utilization Committee (RUC) conducted a regional research conference held on May 25, 2017 at Teatro Ilocandia, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Batac City Ilocos Norte with the theme:"R1HRDC Bolstering People's Quality of Life through Health Research and Dissemination". Headed by Dr. Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, Chairman, R1HRDC and Dr. Mercita Q. Queddeng, Chairman, RUC, the conference aimed to: (1) provide platform for professional and student researches for health utilization and dissemination (2) strengthen collaboration between researchers and institutions (3) support, encourage and nurture scholarly work of student and professional researcher.The keynote speaker was Dr. Prima Fe R. Franco, OIC President of Mariano Marcos State University.

More than three hundred (300) participants from different member institutions/agencies attended the said conference.

Winners during the competition were the following:

Professional - Oral Presentation

Award

Research Name

Author/Presenter

Institution

1st Place

Status of Voluntary Blood Donation Program and Services in the Philippines Red Cross Pangasinan Chapter

Dr Catherine DG. Torio

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

2nd Place

Challenges Encountered by the Relatives of Clients with Alzheimers Disease

Sharon Orcajo

 Lyceum Northwestern University

3rd Place

Morpho-cytoxicity of Ethanolic Crude Extracts of Nuclea Orientalis (L) Lin on Allium cepa (L) Roots

Ms Maingeline B.Vivit

Mariano Marcos State University

 

Professional - Poster Presentation

Award

Research Name

Author/Presenter

Institution

1st Place

In Vitro Evaluation of the Antifungal Properties of Cotton Fabric Treated with the Ethanolic Extract of Propolis from Apis mellifera against Tricophyton Rubrum

Mr Ramoncito Gabriel O.Paragas, et. al

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

2nd Place

Phytochemical Screening and In Vitro Evaluation of the Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity of Nuclea orientalis (L) Lin

Ms Maingeline B.Vivit

Mariano Marcos State University

3rd Place

Formulation, Quality Control and Stability of a Polyherbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Mr Pocholo A. Trinidad

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

 

Students - Oral Presentation (Medical) Category

Award

Research Name

Author/Presentor

Institution

1st Place

MMSU Disaster Framework: Integrating Physical Therapists in the Resiliency of Ilocos Norte

Francis Clarence C. Chua, et. Al

Adviser Dr Cheryll Didi Nellie N. Obra

Mariano Marcos State University

2nd Place

IMCI Mobile Application as an Alternative Tool for Healthcare Providers

Nicole Kaye C. Mondero, et al

Adviser Mr Milencio Milan

Don Mariano Marcos State University

3rd Place

Hospital-Based Healthcare Professionals Awareness, Knowledge, Attitude and Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Practices in Tertiary Hospitals in Ilocos Norte

Alana M. Sambrano, et al

Adviser Ms Julie Ann Gattoc

Mariano Marcos State University

 

Students - Oral presentation (Herbal) Category

Award

Research Name

Author/Presentor

Institution

1st Place

The Analgesic Effectiveness of Piper Betle L. (Piper betle) and Jatropha Curcas L. (Purging Nut Tree) Liniments for Arthritic Pain

Parida Joy C. carpio, et. al

Don Mariano Marcos State University

2nd Place

Platelet Augmentation Activity of Suma from Pinili, Ilocos Norte: Munno-munnot (Clausea sanki), Ngarusangis (Ehretia microphylla) , Barsanga (Eluesine Indica) and Ilocos White Bawang (Allium sativum)

Lois Lyn Gacosta, et. Al

Adviser Ms Janelyn V. Rojas

Mariano Marcos State University

3rd Place

Nutraceutical and Toxicological In Vitro Analysis of Standardized Schizophyllum commune for Capsule Formulation

Princess Aira Carbonel

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

 

Students - Poster Presentation Category

Award

Research Name

Author/Presentor

Institution

1st Place

Anti-acne Tyrosinace Inhibition Activities of Propolis Produced by Philippine Stingless Bee (Trigona biroi)

Esther Faith Gabriel, et. Adviser Ms Angelica May DC Mendoza

Mariano Marcos State University

2nd Place

Vermicidal Property of Star Gooseberry (Phyllantus acidus) Fruit Extract

Vaithalingam Kalachelvan, et. al

University of Northern Philippines

3rd Place

In Vivo Analysis of the Anthelmintic Property of Calabash (Bignoniaceae cresentia cujete L.) Fruit Extract in Syrup Form

Aftab Miya Ansari, et. al

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation

 

Members of the Technical Panel of Evaluators who served as judge in assessing the significance and quality of the researches were: Dr. Jose B. Orosa III, Chairman,R&D; Dr.Ederlyn A. Cadorna from UNP; Dr. Ricardo S. Guanzon, Chairman, Research Committee MMMH&MC (Professional Category), Dr. Hilarion H. Maramba Jr.,Chairman, ERC; Dr. Cynthia P. Lopez from LNU; Dr. Lori Marseli De Castro from NWU (Student-Medical Health Category); Dr. Mercita Q. Queddeng, Chairman, RUC; Dr. Amelia Dumaoang from DOH; Ms. Remedios Mangoba from MMMH&MC (Student-Herbal Category); Dr. Corazon G. Pardo; Dr. Solita Evangeline Banez; Prof. Loreen Cayabyab (Poster Category-Student and Professional).Facilitators during the contest were Dr. Marlou Savella from UNP, Dr. Cecilia Villamor from DMMMSU and Ms. Ma. Lyn P. Cortez from VMUF.

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