12th University Research Colloquium: A Virtual Presentation

Last May 6, 2021, via Google Meet, the 12th University Research Colloquium was held. It was attended mostly by faculty members from different schools and guests outside the University through the FB page of the RDC. Dr. Aida A. Dapiawen, the Dean of School Teacher Education and Liberal Arts, gave the opening remarks. She quoted several statements about the importance of research. Dr. Dapiawen also considered the colloquium as an avenue for the presentation of findings and inform the attendees on matters which are known and unknown.

The first speaker, Ms. Junalyn Canuto-Penrad, presented her action research from the University of Baguio Laboratory Elementary School. The title of her study is on the effect of innovated flash drills in the master multiplication facts among the Grade 3 pupils in UBLES.  The use of the innovative flashcard drill had influenced the learners to do better and participate more in acquiring the basic multiplication facts. The inclusion of a teacher’s innovations and creativity as an essential factor in motivating pupils to learn and have good study and learning habits. She recommended that teachers do innovations in teaching and continue to do the traditional ways that are still useful in improving pupils’ learning. Ms. Lea Papay, a head section librarian, gave her reaction.

The second collaborative research is from the School of Nursing; Ms. Ivy May Marbella, Ms. Myrizza Capili, and Mr. Ejercito Balay-odao presented their study on the satisfaction of student nurses on the academic services in the School of Nursing.  They found out that students are moderately satisfied with the academic services of the School of Nursing. Teachers’ commitment and student time management influences student nurses satisfaction. The findings implied continuous innovation of the academic services in the School of Nursing. Mr. John Nigel Millare, the head librarian, gave his reaction to the study of the group.

The third presenter is Dr. Rhoda C. Tique, a faculty member of STELA, and Dr. Charesma Grace Lud-ayen, the dean of SCJPS; she presented their study on exploration of best practices UBSTE and UBSCJPS in the preparation of the graduate’s board examination. Dr. Tique mentioned some of the best practices regarding preparing for the graduate’s board examination, such as conducting seminars during internship programs, mock boards, quartering, or in-house reviews. They concluded that the two schools’ common best practices helped the board takers pass the board exam. There are also peculiar practices applicable to their own programs as perceived by the sets of informants. Dr. Shirley Baterina-Landingin of STELA gave her reaction to the presentation of Dr. Tique.

The fourth presenter is mentoring research from the School of Teacher Education and Liberal Arts. Dr. Aida A. Dapiawen, Dean of STELA, and Ms. Beverly Laltoog presented their study on Og-ogbo: An indigenous sense of community in Lagawa Bauko Mountain Province. The term “og-ogbo” means indigenous practices of solidarity or cooperativism.  Ms. Laltoog mentioned some practices of og-ogbo in Lagawa Bauko Mountain Province, like “Agag” in agricultural activities, “Mankidap or Mangebngeb” during house construction, “Bayas” or sharing bountiful harvest to the community. Other Og-ogbo practices were “Ngilin,” when someone died in the community. The locals must not work in the fields, especially if they are near the source of water. Another is “Sukyab,” helping typhoon victims by providing temporary shelter and repairing their destroyed houses.

In conclusion, Ms. Laltoog, Og-ogbo is a tradition that should be continued because it encouraged unity among the community members. Helping others in the community is a responsibility and duty, and serving the Almighty God through service to the people. Mr. Alexander Killip Jr, a faculty member of UBHS, gave his reaction to the presentation.

The fifth presenter is presented his thesis paper from the School of Business Administration and Accountancy; Mr. John Balanquit shared his study on a correlational study on the knowledge and utilization of accounting services of sole proprietors. Mr. Balanquit found out that it is minimal and insignificant between knowledge and utilization of accounting services. He concluded that to motivate sole proprietors to use accounting services, there should be a need to establish required compliance or direct benefit.  Dr. Kareen Leon, the Dean of SBAA, gave her reaction to the presentation.

The last presenter is collaborative research from the School of Natural Sciences; Dr. Geraldine Agpes and Ms. Erlinda Sachez presented their study together with Ms. Teresa Villanueva on “Incidence of H. Pylori infection among employees of the University of Baguio. Their findings show that those who were tested positive were not smokers and not alcohol drinkers, with a history of GERD, obesity, experiencing the difficulty of clearing the throat, epigastric pain, and vomiting. The study concluded that the data gathered were inadequate, and those with risk factors and asymptomatic are not H.pylori free. They recommended using another method like blood samples; the current study used stools. Ms. Helen Alalag, the Dean of Nursing, commended the paper.

Dr. Isagani A. Paddit, the Director of R & DC, awarded the Certificate of Appreciation to the presenters and reactors. The virtual research colloquium is the last activity for the school year. By: Nona Christina Gabriel