Univ reviews research projects

The Research Directorate (RD) of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) is bracing the ‘new normal’ through strengthening its research and development initiatives.


Guided by this endeavor, a total of 58 research projects were presented and evaluated during the Agency In-House Research Review (AIHRR) held at the MMSU Function Hall last September 21-23. 


This annual event was part of the RD’s monitoring and evaluation protocol in which all researches conducted by university personnel in the previous year were classified as either technologies for verification, commercialization, or for dissemination. 


It also served as the ‘clearing house’ of MMSU in endorsing research papers for presentation in external conferences, symposia, and other similar events.


These projects, either funded through the General Appropriations Act (GAA) or Grants-In-Aid (GIA) from other funding institutions, were clustered by research centers of the university. 


Of the 58 researches, 20 were under the Natural Resource Conservation and Management Center (NRCMC); 19 from the National Bioenergy Research and Innovation Center (NBERIC); five each from Garlic Research Center (GRC), Tuklas-Lunas Development Center (TLDC), and Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication, and Education Research Center (HUSSOCOMERC), and four from the Regional Research and Training Center for Climate Change Studies (RRTCCCS) and Center for Innovative Materials and Emerging Applications (CIMEA).


Members of the AIHRR’s panel of evaluators for each cluster were Dr. Epifania O. Agustin, Dr. Janet dL. Villamor, Prof. Andres Y. Tungpalan, and Ms. Joana P. Crosby (NRCMC and GRC); Dr. Aileen O. Camangeg, Dr. Doreen D. Domingo, Dr. Agustin, and Dr. Reynold M. Caoili (TLDC, RRTCCCS, and CIMEA); Dr. Edmund Edison A. Esteban, Dr. Caoili, Dr. Agustin, Dr. Saturnina F. Nisperos, Dr. Bobby A. Eclarin, and Ms. Mishael Joy S. Barrera (NBERIC); and Dr. Carmelo J. Esteban, Dr. Sherlyn B. Nicolas, Dr. Errol John Valdez, Prof. Rhoda Garcia, Ms. Barrera, and Dr. Marilou P. Lucas (HUSSOCOMERC).


The RD will announce the best presenters and research papers for external presentation later on after consolidating all evaluators’ comments. 


Meanwhile, the winners of the Technology Pitch Day held last September 8 also presented their patents during the AIHRR: Noralyn Legaspi (kamangeg flour), Alecsis Villarin (biopesticide DFATm), and Milen Fileza Inocencio (black garlic). -by Daniel P. Tapaoan, Jr. (StratCom)