Research Management Committee ON THE GO

As part of their major role, the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) Research Management Committee conducted the Oral Presentation, Review and Evaluation of Proposals on March 21, 2019 at Eurotel Baguio City. A total of Eight (8) research proposals were reviewed during the day by five (5) technical reviewers and experts namely: Dr. Jose B. Orosa III, Dr. Edelyn Cadorna, Dr. Mayrose L. Quezon, Dr. Lori Marseli De Castro and Dr. Adriano Esguerra.


Prior to the oral presentation, a screening or shortlisting of the received proposals was conducted on January 24, 2019 by the technical panel of evaluators at MMMH&MC Batac City. Out of 13 proposals that were received for the 1st quarter of 2019, 6 potential papers were selected to proceed on the said oral presentation plus 2 proposals which were already on its second wave of oral presentation reflecting their compliance on the given comments and suggestions.


Among the papers that was presented for possible funding were:


Project Proposal Title




Prevalence and Influencing Risk Factors of Health Conditions Among Tobacco Farmers in Ilocos Norte

Mr. Ryan Dean T. Sucgang

Mariano Marcos State University


Formulation of Anti-diabetic Beverage from Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) Seeds and Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) Leaves

Mr. Jaures G. Nalica

Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University


Synergistic Mechanism of Raphides and Antibiotics against Multi-Drugs Resistant Strains

Mr. John Paul M. Payopay

Lyceum Northwestern University


Mental and Well-being of Young People in Urdaneta City: Towards Enhanced Policy and Programs for Universities and Local Government

Mr. Carl Johnson Anacin

Panpacific University


Hearing Rehabilitation of Children with Special Healthcare Needs in Batac, Ilocos Norte and Its Impact on Learning

Dr. Joy Alvares

Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center


The Effect of Early Tracheostomy on the Survival Rate and Number of Hospital Days of Adult Tetanus Patient in MMMH&MC in the Year 2017-2018

Dr. Ronald Sadian

Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center


Bioprospecting Novel Drugs from Low Value Sea Cucumbers in Northern Luzon

Dr. Victoria Malaya

Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University


In Vivo Determination of Leucocyte (Lymphocyte,Monocyte, Neutrophils)- Increasing Property of Sepia Ink from Philippine Bigfin Reef Squid (Sepia lessoniana Fam.Loliginidae)

Prof.Ramoncito Gabriel Paragas

Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation


In his welcome speech, Dr. Jose B. Orosa III, the RMC Chair inspired the proponents to continue enriching their papers when he said that “The RMC’s job is not to terrorize researchers, rather, to help researchers make a quality research paper worthy of funding, publication and with good impact on the society”.


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