Included in the plans of the Philippine Council on Health Research and Development (PCHRD) after the conduct of the 2015 Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health held last August 24-27, 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Manila is to recognize the effort of the host agency, the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) through allowing its staff to visit the scenic places of Ilocos Region.
One of the itineraries on the said visit was a luncheon gathering to meet the R1HRDC Members and its Chairman, Dr. Maria Lourdes K. Otayza, in Ilocos Norte at the Herencia Restaurant, Paoay Ilocos Norte. Among the R1HRDC Members participated were Northwestern University (NWU), represented by Atty. Ferdinand Nicolas & Dr. Elsie Pilar, The Black Nazarene Hospital Inc. (TBNHI), represented by Dr. Jonathan Noble, Northern Christian College (NCC), represented by Dr. Nenita Blanco, Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), represented by Dr. Jose Cueto Jr. and Dr. Manolito Crisostomo and Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) represented by MMMH&MC Staff. The gathering was meant to discuss important issues regarding research.